13 03, 2017

Handbag Clutter discussion on BBC Radio Derby

2017-03-13T11:57:35+00:00

  So, what do you carry in your handbag?  Just what you need for the trip you are taking today, or months and months of accumulated "stuff" that just weighs you down? This is the topic up for discussion on BBC Radio Derby this morning. If you have a handbag clutter problem, the best advice I can give is for you to start fresh. Spend a few minutes thinking about your normal day to day life. Lots of things will [...]

Handbag Clutter discussion on BBC Radio Derby 2017-03-13T11:57:35+00:00
10 02, 2016

Hear me and my client on the radio, discussing a good declutter!

2016-03-05T10:53:47+00:00

  BBC Radio Derby I was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Derby by Sally Pepper.  One of my current clients was invited to join us, as the subject was decluttering - the effect it can have on your home and the lives of your family.  My client Wendy was happy to discuss the effect it had already had on her family, even though we're only halfway through the project.  She is determined to teach her two small girls [...]

Hear me and my client on the radio, discussing a good declutter! 2016-03-05T10:53:47+00:00
7 01, 2016

Top Ten Declutter Tips

2016-01-07T18:55:32+00:00

My Top 10 Declutter Tips: 1. Don’t follow all the latest “guaranteed” Declutter trends – for example over one month, declutter one item on the first day, two on the second, three on the third etc.  Just get serious, and commit to doing a thorough job. 2. When planning a declutter, allow twice as much time as you think you will need – at least.  Otherwise, you probably won’t finish the project completely, which can just add to the problem. [...]

Top Ten Declutter Tips 2016-01-07T18:55:32+00:00
18 01, 2015

BBC Radio Derby interview – Decluttering and social media

2016-03-05T11:17:06+00:00

I had great fun yesterday on Aleena Naylor's show, chatting about de-cluttering and how trendy it is becoming on social media. The latest trend is an accumulator - declutter one item from your house on the first day... two on the second... three on the third...for a month, and you should lose 465 items from your home in this way! And recording it on Facebook ensures you stay on track! We also discussed why more people are becoming aware of [...]

BBC Radio Derby interview – Decluttering and social media 2016-03-05T11:17:06+00:00
4 03, 2014

How to declutter your attic and keep it that way – in six easy steps

2016-03-05T11:32:44+00:00

How to declutter your attic - and keep it that way. I have had several cluttered attic projects this year, and although my clients needed help for different reasons (bereavement, planning to move home, general declutter), the attic declutter process has remained the same. There are some 'before' and 'after' photos of an attic at the end of this article. To declutter your attic and keep it that way in the future, work through these six steps: 1) Plan in advance. It [...]

How to declutter your attic and keep it that way – in six easy steps 2016-03-05T11:32:44+00:00
20 10, 2013

Declutter project in Derby – children’s toys in EVERY room!

2013-10-20T16:40:02+00:00

The majority of this declutter project in Derby involved sorting the children's toys and condensing them to a few rooms in the house instead of every room. Seriously, children do not need to take over every room in the house. Many parents keep something in each room on purpose, to entertain them with, but it doesn't make their lives easier after all because they never have any calm, uncluttered spaces to relax in. They aren't teaching their children the valuable lesson [...]

Declutter project in Derby – children’s toys in EVERY room! 2013-10-20T16:40:02+00:00
20 10, 2013

Every home benefits from a declutter once in a while

2013-11-08T13:33:43+00:00

Declutter a complete room once in a while. You know that feeling you get when you've sorted your sock drawer? It's like that only ten times more intense! These photographs show various small projects that benefited from our decluttering services.  It's not just the surface clutter that was removed, all cupboards and drawers were emptied and re-organised too.  That's the trick - just trying to tidy the surfaces causes more problems if the drawers and cupboards are already full. Here are [...]

Every home benefits from a declutter once in a while 2013-11-08T13:33:43+00:00
18 10, 2013

Declutter project in Birmingham – a 5 bed house with no storage – beware of this when converting your attic

2013-10-18T12:27:09+00:00

This declutter project was huge, and the cause of most of the clutter was simply that when the attic was converted to a bedroom, there was no more storage added to compensate for the huge loss of storage space. Converting your attic gives you an extra room or two, but don't forget to create extra storage in the rest of the house to compensate for the loss of this major storage area - and have a regular declutter too.  This family were struggling [...]

Declutter project in Birmingham – a 5 bed house with no storage – beware of this when converting your attic 2013-10-18T12:27:09+00:00
26 10, 2012

Low cost home makeover tips

2013-09-23T15:35:54+00:00

I was recently invited to Grand Designs Live in Birmingham, to talk about a home makeover and how to keep costs down, whether you're selling your home or want to enjoy living in it. Me, at the NEC.   Here's a summary of what you need to consider carefully when you're planning a home makeover, in order to keep the costs down as much as possible. (See other blog entries in the category "Makeover -tips" for more details of items [...]

Low cost home makeover tips 2013-09-23T15:35:54+00:00
25 10, 2012

Home makeover tip. Clutter

2013-09-24T19:01:06+00:00

CLUTTER When planning any type of home makeover, take a good, honest look around and see how much clutter you really have to deal with.  Now is the time to tackle it, before you start the makeover.  You can't plan effective storage if you don't know exactly what you need to store, so remove everything that shouldn't be in the room. • De-clutter thoroughly before a makeover - every cupboard, every drawer • Analyse everything you have left, and provide [...]

Home makeover tip. Clutter 2013-09-24T19:01:06+00:00
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