Tidying isn’t Cleaning

A query in the New Year left me flummoxed.  The email asked what my charges were for a “blitz clean” of her home.  Clarification came in “I want it all clean and tidy”.  So as a declutterer, I advised that I could help her with the tidy bit and would signpost her to regular cleaning support but she was confused.  She asked if I was going to leave her in a mess after just doing the tidy bit.  Now I was confused!    Read more

Why Decluttering Sparks Joy

Marie Kondo instructs us to keep only those things which spark joy.  While we all have rooms of stuff to test this out with, let’s focus on the outcome:   the extraordinary joy and sense of peace in being surrounded by those joyful things – and absolutely nothing else.  It is a very empowering place to be. Read more