Spring has officially sprung and with Shrove Tuesday traditionally allowing for clearing out the pantry, the start of Spring seems a good time to have a general clear out. In this month’s Empower we talked about the effects clutter can have not just on the appearance of our homes but also how it can make us feel.
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It’s not a full-time job staying clutter free. You really can do it easily, with a bit of organisation and by keeping on top of it in manageable chunks. A cluttered environment suggests a cluttered mind and a cluttered life. Just like your clutter, ways to become and stay clutter free are all around you. As a time-stretched mum, it’s maintaining your declutter that is often the most difficult part. (more…)
As all mums know, clutter has a way of mounting up without you noticing. We’re all partly responsible for it, with daily lives that tend to verge on the busy side. There’s never quite enough time for everything and something’s got to give. And that’s how clutter starts to build up in the first place. But it doesn’t have to be Spring to have a clean-up. (more…)
Clutter can leave you feeling overwhelmed and when you consider organising your space, you may not know how or where to start! The decision to continue living in such chaotic surroundings or to begin sorting out the various areas of your home is entirely your own. Yet de-cluttering can bring a tremendous sense of relief and achievement. Creating an organised home environment provides a place in which you can feel calm and content. (more…)
As busy mums, it is likely you’ve little time to address the issue of clutter in your home. We’re not talking about the odd messy room that you are continually tidying, it’s all the ‘stuff’ you hoard on shelves, in wardrobes, in the garage or in your attic. Have you ever considered how much money you could make by selling off unwanted or unused possessions? (more…)
Clutter is caused by the need to justify wastefulness. It is a collection of possessions that no longer serve a purpose in our daily lives but seem to take up valuable space. More times than not we think only of the physical impact that clutter has on our space. But it is the emotional impact of the clutter that makes it almost unbearable to deal with. (more…)
This month we have focused on the benefits de-cluttering can bring. Not only can a good clear out create more space for the family but it can also clear your mind of all the associated stress and anxiety caused by a disorganised environment. (more…)
The accumulation of clutter can be caused by a need to justify wastefulness. Over the years, possessions have been bought that are no longer useful or needed but they still lurk in homes, taking up vital space. Many people find it difficult to do away with such items, be it furniture, clothes or toys, simply because hard-earned cast was spent – or wasted – on their acquisition. Hence the concept of Guilt Fuelled Hoarding begins. People find it difficult to part with their unwanted possessions because it makes them feel guilty for wasting money. (more…)
If you have de-cluttered your home but are left wondering how you will ever maintain such an organised environment, these tips should help:
1. Avoid bringing more clutter into your home. Purchase only items you need and know you will use.
2. Avoid moving items around your house: put it away in its rightful place immediately or throw it away!
3. Ensure your family takes part in your efforts. Instil in them these essential life skills so they become organised and in control of their surroundings.
4. Tackle one room at a time when cleaning and tidying. This will help you to avoid becoming overwhelmed with any time-consuming tasks.
5. A mini de-clutter at the end of each month or season is a great habit to adopt. It will help you maintain the organisation of each room of your house without allowing the clutter to re-accumulate. (more…)