How to Declutter

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In my experience with both commercial and residential clients I have found we are all hoarders (unless you’re a minimalist). Keepers of lots of stuff. The question is what kind of hoarder are you? Here are my top tips on how to declutter;

  1. What kind of shopper are you? Do you buy on impulse or are your purchases researched and considered? Buy only what you need initially for a week, then 2 weeks, until it becomes habit.
  2. Do you keep things ‘just in case’ or ‘maybe I’ll use it when…’?  If you’re not going to use what you buy immediately and enjoy it, don’t buy it.
  3. What kind of disposal system do you have? Do like the Marie Kondo way or perhaps you’re a spring cleaner. Find a disposal system that suits you and use it.
  4. Don’t fill every storage facility in your home or commercial space just because it’s empty.
  5. Are you holding on to the item or has the item got a hold of you? Having a strong emotional connection to stuff is unhelpful if you want to declutter. Remember the memory is in your heart and mind not the actual object.


We do live in a consumerist society so it is normal for everyone to have lots of stuff, unless you’re a minimalist, but if your stuff affects the function of your space, it’s time to reassess.

Self awareness is key to a decluttered life as is discipline and possibly seeking professional assistance from either an organiser/sorter or therapist. Contact us for more information.