Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

No More Clutter

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Life (609)      Tips (26)      Clutter (22)      Hints (4)      Book (1)     


Book Called No More Clutter
Image:Marie Vonow

I believe I am getting the clutter that tends to build up in my house under control. In spite of the tendency to hold onto bits and pieces 'just in case' I am getting better at parting with 'stuff' I will probably never use without feeling guilty. Sentimental memorabilia and study related boxes of paper are my biggest challenges. I borrowed a book called, 'no more clutter,' from the library and picked up some useful tips.

The author, Sue Kay, is a London psychologist who specialises in decluttering. She uses her personal experiences with clutter and also refers to some of the clients she has worked with. Her style is chatty, non judgemental and easy to read. There are plenty of headings so I was able to skim through the book, concentrating on sections relevant to my current challenges.

It was interesting to read about the psychology behind the habits of hoarding and why it can be difficult to part with things we never use and had, perhaps, even forgotten we still owned.

Kay offers different ways of approaching a decluttering session rather than a 'one size fits all' approach. There are repeated headings such as common pitfalls, your task and turnaround tips.

The final chapter, 'Clutter free forever,' contains many useful tips. There are sections on Change your mindset, Adjust your self image and Review your shopping habits. I found this chapter particularly useful because what is the point of doing all the hard work of decluttering if you then repeat old habits and over a period of time return to where you started?

Here are some tips from the book you may find helpful -
Do quick jobs such as putting empty tins into the recycle container immediately instead of leaving them on the sink.
Make decluttering fun by setting yourself small challenges.
Have a blitz at least annually. Decide whether this will be at the start of spring, after Christmas or at some other convenient time. Mark it in your diary or on your calendar.
If you are finding it difficult to part with an item you no longer use, set a date by which you must have used it. If the date comes and it is still unused, part with it that day.
Trust your instincts when it comes to clutter. If you find you are avoiding using/wearing something you used to love accept that times and your feelings have changed and part with it. Don't feel you have to over analyse why you no longer love it.

Kay ends her book by saying, 'At the end of the day, even our most treasured possessions are not as important as our well-being, our relationships, our talents and our dreams.' I think those words sum up getting our need for material possessions into perspective,


# Book
# Clutter
# Life
# Hints
# Tips
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
Yesterday I had the pleasure of watching three pre-schoolers happily interacting on the train
136 views
The world of study has changed a great deal over the past few decades
111 views
The newspapers, radio, television and internet are full of bad news
142 views
A few months ago I sold my house and moved to a new home
115 views
When I am walking down a street in a shopping area or wandering through a mall I always stop to read...
175 views
Last night I was reading in bed
163 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
When you hear that about 80 million bacteria are exchanged in a 10 second pash you could think 'Ew...
246 views
ID: 40071
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Finding topics you want to develop into an article, blog post, essay, short story, novel or poem c...
84 views
A topic set for homework at the writers’ group I belong to was, ‘Would you like to be famous? Why ...
84 views
Some of the ideas we read today may seem new because they are different from commonly held beliefs...
123 views
**COPING WITH WORRIES** It is a normal and understandable part of being human to worry
83 views
Sometimes it is difficult to feel motivated
82 views
There are some interesting You Tube videos where people talk about things they have stopped buying...
80 views
Where do you want to live? Would you rather live in an upmarket prestigious area or somewhere th...
69 views
What are the Impacts on our kids if we keep consuming this way? Consumption has become such a...
388 views
This morning I went to the library to pick up a book I had on hold
153 views
These days with all its hustle and bustle it can be easy to forget to live in the now, the momen...
196 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version