Tag: Decluttering

The golden rule!

The following question is posed to me from time to time: ‘I’ve decluttered my own things, but my partner/husband/parents won’t. What’s the best way to declutter their stuff?’ There’s a quick, simple and easy answer to this. Don’t. Just – don’t. It’s their stuff. If they don’t want to declutter or don’t have any minimalist…

My 10-minute packing routine

Packing to go away, even for a weekend, used to take me a couple of hours. Ridiculous, I know! But when I broke down the time, it wasn’t the packing that took hours, it was: Trying to decide what to wear Packing something and then unpacking it again Over-packing, in the fear of forgetting something…

Value and joy

Lately, I’ve heard so many people discussing Marie Kondo and her Konmari method. I know she’s not strictly a minimalist but anything that helps people live with more intention and purpose is great in my book. There seems to be some criticism and scepticism about the ‘sparking joy’ thing. (Marie Kondo suggests that the standard…

Decluttering toxic relationships

Yes, I know – I went there!  But hear me out! You see, for years, I thought there were some people in my life who were just ‘difficult’, who had their own way of doing things or whose values didn’t align to my own. But who was I to judge? What made me right and…