Declutter your home and live the Simple Life.
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This is my beginner’s guide to the Simple Life.
Why should I declutter my home and live the simple life
I want to show you how you can enjoy The Simple Life through the art of decluttering! Imagine being free from clutter, able to find what you need with ease, to enjoy your home and relish the space around you. Can you imagine what that would feel like?
This is what I love to do – bring calm, order and space to your home.
You can be free of that sickening dread when you’ve got to go into ‘that’ cupboard. Free of the burden of feeling forced to sort out the spare room because you have guests arriving. Free from the fear when someone is about to uncover your hidden stash of clutter. Because it will be gone, you will have the Simple Life, the home that is calm and spacious and peaceful.
I will help you declutter and organise your home once and, most importantly, stop it get cluttered again…so let’s begin!
What has this got to do with yoga?
The concepts of letting go, how we approach life, how we treat people and choose to react to them, how we feel about ourselves, our surroundings and our possessions align with the principles of yoga.
By framing our belongings differently, we can change how we feel about them. Then it becomes simple to decide whether or not they warrant space and energy in our lives.
When you declutter your home, you create lightness and space. Then you realise that these effects have started to extend to your mind and wellbeing.
It is this shift in perception that stops the problem returning down the line.
Have intent – in yoga we call this a sankalpa: a purpose, a reason, a goal. This becomes your driving force. It will keep you going when you’re tired and finding it hard to make decisions. It’s easy to ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this? or ‘How will our life be different when we’ve gone through this process?’. But the real power comes from knowing how it is going to make you feel.
What does it cost?
I charge £200 per day and if you live within 15 miles of me then there’s no charge for travel. Also, I don’t expect you to feed me and I drink boiled water, so I’m a pretty cheap date. You will get my undivided attention; I’ll be in there with you sorting, clearing, and evaluating and you’ll get real, feel-good-in-your-bones, results.
If you are prepared to work hard, we can normally declutter a whole room in a day. Or, if you prefer, we can focus on one type of clutter: e.g paperwork, clothes etc.
Check out the packages (below) or I can put together a bespoke quote for you, it’s entirely your choice.
I never over-sell
If I think we can finish your lounge in a day, I won’t try and sell you two. However, if we race through your kitchen and have time to spare, we can start on your bathroom. If you find your mojo and we have an hour left over, we will put it to good use.
I want you to be ecstatic with the results and I want them to last. I also want you to tell you friends!
|What’s Your Type? |
|Room by Room|
| We will take on any one type of clutter, sort through it all and make it work for you. |
Most importantly, we will make sure you are left with tactics to prevent things getting out of control again.
| We will get one room exactly how you want it: clear, clean, tidy and organised. |
If your room is huge and piled to the ceiling with possessions, we can get it almost there, you might just be left with a little homework.
|I’m yours for one day a week for six weeks. |
We focus on one area each time and make a big dent and then you get manageable tasks to do before the next time we meet.
I’ll support you every step of the way – you will be amazed what we can achieve.
|This is great low cost option when you need someone to keep you motivated and on-track.|
We agree an area to tackle, you send me videos and photos of the problem areas and then I’ll send you your step-by-step challenge.
And I want to see photographic evidence of what you’ve achieved!
How long it takes can depend on:
- the sheer amount of possessions we are dealing with
- how quickly you want to – and can – work
- other issues, such as emotional attachment and the fear of what will be unearthed or not feeling able to face things.
How does it work?
We talk and it unfolds from there.
Together, we will figure out where the clutter is coming from. We will talk about why you are struggling to free yourself of it, and why it keeps coming back. This is crucial to stop the clutter accumulating again.
I won’t shout at you or make you throw anything away – you will be in absolute control of everything that stays and leaves your home. Most people find that once they start, they realise they simply don’t need a lot of the ‘stuff’ and find the process cathartic.
But I will warn you, it is totally addictive…
Where do we start?
Is there one room that makes your heart sink every time you walk into it? Do you avoid going in some drawers or cupboards at all? Is your paperwork overflowing, or do you have so many clothes you can’t see the wood for the trees? You might just want to start ‘somewhere’ and not care where. Perhaps your stumbling block is books or music or children’s keepsakes.
Sometimes families need a hand sorting through a family member’s life possessions. This is a tender process and I can hold your hand sensitively through it all.
‘I don’t want to be minimalist’
Nor do I! From where I’m sitting now, in my uncluttered home, I can see children’s artwork, photos, a cosy throw, a few candles and plants, kids’ craft supplies, some yoga kit, and fruit.
I live in a small cottage so space is at a premium and everything in my house has been chosen with intent: for it’s usefulness, prettiness, or because it makes us feel good. Nothing ‘ends up’ in our home any more because we know that if it isn’t going to add to our lives then we don’t need it.
‘I don’t want to add to landfill’
I feel exactly the same. After decluttering, there are usually quite a lot of bags ready to leave the house (hooray!). One or two bags are for destined for charity shops or passing on to friends. Many, many bags are heading for recycling, and usually only one small one for landfill.
This last bag rarely has very much in it and it serves as a reminder to be conscious of what we bring into our lives as one day it will need to move on.
‘What do I need to do?’
- Talk to me
You will get the best results if you tell me how you’re feeling and what you are struggling with. Everything is confidential and I am a really, really good listener. I will be your personal cheerleader!
- Keep hydrated
If you’re flagging, just say the word and we’ll grab a cuppa or a snack but we’ll get back on with Mission:Declutter quickly!
- Get a good night’s rest
Aside from the physical effort, this can be emotionally draining. It can be hard to let go of things that cost money or were presents from a loved one. Memories and emotions can be stirred up and you need to be kind to yourself.
- Strong bin bags
Allow at least ten bags per room or clutter type but if we’re working on the kitchen then old cardboard boxes are better than bags.
- Exit strategy
We can pile the bags in your car boot as we go or you can hire a small recycling skip. When you’ve finished, you don’t want it to be spoilt by a pile of bags waiting for recycling day.
- Don’t buy any new storage
It’s tempting but do the decluttering first and then treat yourself to some storage because you’ll knowing exactly what you need.
- What’s yours is yours
I firmly believe people should be in charge of their own belongings. There are ways to encourage family members to declutter and I have lots of useful tips for this.
- Space to sort
A large table is ideal or a double bed is fine for clothes and linens. If all else fails, I can bring a couple of trestle tables if you have the room.
If you feel overwhelmed, get in touch and start your journey to the Simple Life.
You can pick and mix any of the services or products on Exhale.
Vouchers are made to order so get in touch and I’ll put a bespoke voucher together for you.
All vouchers are sent with a blank envelope for you to use.
If you in a rush, get in touch as I can sometimes work miracles.