Category Archives: Getting organised

There is No Clearing Without Self-Care

I had no idea when I wrote the post Thirteen Days in Decluttering Mode last year, that it’s more difficult to clear the clutter when you’re not balancing it with lots of self-care. I got better at the self-care towards … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s the Little Steps That Make Me Feel the Most Organised

We’ve done loads to the house lately in terms of renovation and decorating but sometimes it’s the little changes that make me smile the most. As I took the tea towels out of the dryer today and folded them up, … Continue reading

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A 41 Year Old Jigsaw Gave us Three Hours of Family Time

In an attempt to get through the stack of jigsaws taking up space in my house (so that we can see which ones we want/don’t want to keep), I got out the second jigsaw so far this year. We started … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts On Clutter Build Up, and A New Cleaning Routine

(1) I still have too much stuff that I ought to get rid of (2) If I get rid of something that I later regret, I can always buy it again Even though I spent 366 days eliminating clutter from … Continue reading

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Checking up on My 2020 Processes: Filing Receipts

In an attempt not to make the same mistakes as last year, I turned to the very first post of my 2020 challenge and found that I had created a concertina file for receipts and placed it in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Day 366: Wrapping up 2020 From a Clear and Calm Space

This is one of my calm spaces that I’ve created this year for me to sit, relax, think, write and reflect on life… So, here I am at the end of 2020 having written consistently for 366 days about decluttering … Continue reading

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Day 365: Moving the Filing Cabinet, and Realising That the Real Me Isn’t Surrounded By Clutter and Stress

If it wasn’t a leap year, today would have been the final day of my 2020 challenge; however, as it turns out I have an extra day to clear something. How about that! There are still a few things left … Continue reading

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Day 364: Planning Ahead, and a Home for My Journals at Last

I woke up and remembered that I had to work today and did so until 5.30pm with a short break for lunch where I tidied the kitchen. Then it was time to cook dinner, do the washing, put out the … Continue reading

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Day 363: I Didn’t Sell the Chandelier, but I Did Sort Out the Bedding

I woke up at 10.30am today and couldn’t believe how much sleep I’d had – I must have needed it. I remembered that someone was coming round to buy the chandelier that we took down from the hallway a few … Continue reading

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Day 362: It Really Only Takes Five Minutes to Clear a Desk

The day started off slowly. I had so much that I wanted to do but couldn’t work out where to start. So, I looked around at what was in my path. The Really Useful Boxes which are partially empty (as … Continue reading

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