Short posts with useful information about decluttering, space saving, cleaning effectively, time management and more…..

Less Stuff at Christmas – images to share

Please feel free to share these, print them out and make cards with them and send them to anyone who needs to know you don't need more stuff! ...
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Self Compassion – Looking after yourself

In a nutshell: If you have a very harsh inner critic Self Compassion can help you be kinder to yourself. There are free audio meditations here www.self-compassion.org and free pdf mediations here www.mindfulselfcompassion.org Getting rid of clutter can bring up all sorts of emotions, some happy and good, some are rather nastier and not very helpful. If you have a strong inner critic that reminds you loudly what a terrible person you then self compassion can really make a difference. It's a method of treating yourself with the same kindness ...
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10 Spring Cleaning Jobs

In a Nutshell: 10 great ideas for spring cleaning to do over the coming weeks. This list is from an article in Guardian Weekend 8th March 2014 - it's worth reading the full thing, which has very useful tips for each idea. 1 Clean out your gutters 2 Clean greasy kitchen walls and your cooker hood 3 Clean your curtains 4 Sort out the bathroom cabinet and kitchen cupboards 5 … and go through your bookcases 6 Tackle kitchen appliances: defrost the freezer, de-scale the kettle, and de-crumb the toaster ...
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Declutter your mind – Headspace meditation website and app.

In a nutshell: Headspace is a website that teaches you how to meditate which can really help if you have a cluttered mind. www.getsomeheadspace.com Disclosure - I've not been paid or otherwise bribed in any way to write about Headspace. I'm writing about it because I think it's a good thing. Life is too busy, there is too much to do, too many things demand our attentions, emails and phone calls come in from every direction and everyone wants a bit of you. Does that sound at all true? Even ...
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Evernote – keep all your important info in one place.

In a nutshell: Evernote is a programme and app that you can use to store any information you need to be able to find quickly. Evernote has radically changed the way I work. You can install on your computer, phone and/or tablet. I currently use the free version for work (where I have my Naked Website clients stored in individual folders) and to store things like recipes important dates (you can set reminders) films I want to see books I want to read lists of useful people - builders, plumbers ...
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3 things at once – stopping project overwhelm

This is from The Power of Less by Leo Babauta Chose 3 projects to work on at one time (I use this for personal things I am doing) A project is something that can be completed in a month (my current ones paint the hallway, measure up and order wood for shelves, finish knitting a pair of socks) You cannot add anything else to the list of 3 until they are all finished. I’ve found this really liberating because instead of sitting paralyzed by all the things I have to ...
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Harder but more lucrative ways of getting rid of clutter

More Hassle, more money possibly more stress Ebay Easier now that you can list items by phone but this is still a lot of time for (in my experience) very little return and then the worry of getting bad feedback. Watch out for free listing weekends though. Etsy and Folksy Etsy has a more American audience than Folksy. On Etsy you can sell vintage clothes, fabric and furniture, on Folksy just fabric unless they have changed the rules recently. It’s 20c per item to list on Etsy, 16p to list ...
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Medium hard ways to get rid of Clutter

Medium Hassle Involved Charity Shops This involves you taking the stuff to the shop, though if you have a local one it might be worth asking if they can collect. You might want to avoid some of these if you are not happy about testing on animals  – there is a list of charities that do use animal testing here: www.peta.org.uk Also, some of the bigger charity shops have a reputation for spending more money on shops and management than on the charity. Oxfam is famous for this and the ...
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Easy ways to get rid of Clutter

Freecycle – http://uk.freecycle.org A worldwide network of people who give things away to people who collect them. Great for big things (like Pianos!) and for boxes of random crap for other people to take to a car boot sale. You need to find your local Freecycle group and join it, then you just post what you want to get rid of. Freegle http://www.ilovefreegle.org/ There are 1,462,341 Freegle members in 383 reuse groups all over the UK. It works the same way as Freecycle but in some areas is more active, ...
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