What did your home during lockdown reveal about your personality?

As a professonal organiser and interior designer who’s also trained in psychotherapy, I’m often asked the same question: what do certain objects or styles of home living say about people? The simple answer is, there’s no simple answer. A particular object or style may reveal one thing about one person and something entirely different about another. It is however a … Read More

Creating a mindful home working space

The key to effective home working is creating physical and psychological boundaries and ways to contain the different areas of your life. These are my top eight tips to doing this. I’ve spoken to quite a few people about working from home during the pandemic. There are many positives: more flexibility, less time traveling and of course greater health safety … Read More

Now is a good time to clear out your wardrobe

Make the most of your lockdown and get your wardrobe in order; you will feel better for it and maybe that nag in your head can be quietened for a while! Your crushed clothes might thank you for it too! Now is an excellent time to sort out your closets and do a winter/summer wardrobe swap. And while you are … Read More

Mindful decluttering: the way to a nurturing and stress-free home

Does the way you use your home help or hinder you to live the kind of life you want? In this blog, prompted by my appearance the Mindful Living Show in 2020, I talk about the difference between mindful and automatic behaviours in the home. I also share some practical ways to get on top of your clutter and create … Read More

Decluttering and the environment

As I write in May 2019, discussions raised by the Extinct Rebellion protests and school strikes prompted by the inspirational Greta Thunberg, have got me reflecting. I have been very moved by her actions and I’ve been thinking about the fact that I work in an industry that essentially generates heaps of waste! I can’t tell you how many bags … Read More

Goodbye paper, hello desk – declutter your paperwork

It’s time to take back control of your desk and declutter your paperwork. It not only clutters up your drawers and surfaces but also drains a lot of mental energy and demands attention. Here are my suggestions for maintaining manageable levels of paperwork in your home.  One: reduce the amount of paperwork coming in. The easiest way to deal with … Read More

Precious memories: when things feel too sentimental to let go

People often tell me they struggle to let things go when they help them connect with precious memories and have lots of meaning or feelings connected to them. I often find it helps to talk for a while in order to better understand what is happening with their attachment to objects and to try and loosen their hold a bit. … Read More

Reflections on time

I love my job. Whilst I trained as an interfaith minister and decided not to practice, I feel that my work as a professional organiser bears many similarities to that role. Just as ministers preside over significant life events such as weddings, births and deaths, I find increasingly I tend to be called into peoples lives at times of transition. … Read More

Guest blog: Decluttering Your Home of Tech And gadgets

As our lives get busier and we accumulate more and more stuff over the years, organizing it all can get hard. And when gadgets start piling up, we can really be throw off of our game – because it is a separate form of clutter. Here’s the worst part – the subject of clutter was studied at major universities in … Read More