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

5 tips to help create a calming bedroom

Tips for a calmer bedroom from Helen Sanderson

Make your bedroom your sacred space. A space where you can dwell. A space that you can be. Make your use and experience of this space different to the way you live, interact and move around the rest of your home. Declutter Stuff creates noise! Whether it is just visual noise, clothes not put away or too many books in … Read More

Why You Have Clutter: nine possible reasons

Wondering why you have clutter? In over 10 years as a Declutter Consultant and Personal Organiser I’ve worked with hundreds of people in their homes. People in pain, people with too much stuff, people surrounded by chaos, living a state of overwhelm and paralysis. Their home stresses them out and they’re seeking help (from me) to resolve it. Because people … Read More

Dreaming of a Calm Space : a client’s experience of decluttering

I’m delighted to share this funny and moving blog-poem from one of my beloved clients, published as part of APDO’s involvement with National Spring Cleaning Week. Please comment and let me know what you think. Dreaming of Calm In the twilight of the early morn Through the ticks and the tocks … I’m Space, dreaming Of Calm Sacred Space I’m … Read More

Decluttering Is About Unfolding More Than Folding

Flower bud unfolding

Marie Kondo’s Book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying took the world by storm, selling over 4 million copies. Everyone I know is talking about it, especially my clients. As a fellow organiser, the wave of interest in letting things go – especially those that don’t bring us joy -has been a welcome inspiration, as well as being great for … Read More