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

Time to contain the paper monster!

Before the festive fever hits us in earnest, how about gifting yourself a clear head and getting your paperwork under control? I find it really helps to get on top of things in the home before friends and family descend for the holiday season. Without a good system, paperwork will invariably pile up and clutter your surfaces and more importantly … Read More

Transformation Time! 7 Tips For Getting The Best From Your Home Declutter Kit

Home Declutter Kit in action

Sleeves rolled up? Home Declutter Kit cards laid out? Binbags at the ready? Let’s do it!! With my kit, I wanted to provide a method that’s simple for anyone to follow and that really works. Hopefully, I’ve succeeded! (Happily, these people think so.) Here are a few tips to make sure your own declutter project is an absolute success. 1 DO … Read More

Why it can be so hard to let go of clutter

Article on clutter on welldoing.org

I’m excited that an article I wrote was recently published on welldoing.com. It’s a look at different ways we can be attached to our possessions and homes and how that relationship can be healthy or hazardous. My particular interest centres around the time we begin separation from our main caregiver. You may know from your children, or your own childhood … Read More

Decluttering Boosts Energy – FACT

Decluttering gives you energy by creating space

When our surrounding environment is calm and uncluttered, we invariably feel more energetic, positive and in control. Why? So many reasons! Clutter means unfinished business. It represents decisions that haven’t been made and things that need to be dealt with – which you may not want to face – and indicates a general lack of self-care. Constantly looking at clutter … Read More

Overcoming eight obstacles to a clutter-free creative space – pt 2

Welcome back to part two of my blog. In part one I shared some expert tips for dealing with four common barriers that can stop people creating a supportive and inspiring space that will help them fulfil their creative potential. These barriers are: feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to start; distraction and procrastination; lack of motivation; and emotional challenges. Read … Read More

Overcoming eight obstacles to a clutter-free creative space – pt 1

As a creative person, you see things differently to other people. You’ve lots of ideas, a great imagination and loads of energy to start things. The downside is you can sometimes be chaotic and not great at completing and finishing projects. The result: you often have a home or workspace that is piled high with clutter. Mess is okay in … Read More

Why clutter doesn’t sell

Using Helen Sanderson's Home Declutter Kit to organise your home

Talk to any estate agent, interior designer, Feng Shui expert or marketing consultant and they’ll all tell you: aspiration sells. The number one strategy for motivating people to buy something is to inspire them. If your property is over-full and messy, you’re making it very difficult for prospective buyers to see what you’re selling – and more importantly, imagine themselves … Read More

An amazing journey

Helen Sanderson launching her Home Declutter Kit

Creating the Home Declutter Kit has been an amazing journey. From the initial idea, through crowdfunding to design and production and finally launching, it certainly was quite a trip with plenty of ups and downs. So it was fantastic to mark the occasion with a special thank you event. It was an emotional evening for me, and I’m really happy … Read More