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Whoo Ho Hello Mo!

I love lists.  Don’t you?  That immensely satisfying feeling as you cross off the things you have done.  Decluttering is perfect for list makers.  You can break up the clutter by room, by cupboard, by person, by subject area.  Oddly enough, I have done none of these things.  I  just started in one part of ... Read More
 

6 February

How have you been getting on with your empty surfaces? Have you put much back or have you discovered that the space is appealing. I discovered that there were some ornaments that I had, which on closer inspection did absolutely nothing for me at all. In fact, their absence was attractive.   They no longer clogged ... Read More
 

29 January

Today we are going to look at the physical stuff that irritates us. Do you remember that shelf you cleared? How did it feel to have that space? I find it quite liberating to be able to look across a room and not see things everywhere but to be able to see the surfaces, appreciate ... Read More
 

24 January

It’s the little things that weigh us down. We have all heard the adage that it was the hair that broke the camel’s back, it was the last straw and so on. It is the last tiny thing that makes us go “AAGH!” So today is the day of little things. Put your hand in ... Read More
 

19 January

When you wake up in the morning what do you see when you look around your bedroom? Is it an oasis of calm or is there are pile of ironing on the floor, your laptop on your dressing table and yesterday’s clothes on the floor? It is not coincidence that many books and experts on ... Read More
 

18 January

When I first left home to go to university my mother and I went shopping for kitchen basics and a few bits and pieces to make my austere room feel a little more like home. Last summer I did the same thing with my eldest daughter. We had a lovely day comparing pans and trying ... Read More
 

5 January

The Japanese have a tradition of having an empty shelf. This is so that there is “space to breathe”. After the Christmas festivities our homes are often a bit topsy turvey. Things have to be moved to fit in the Christmas tree, ornaments put in cupboards in order to display seasonal decorations and the fridge ... Read More