Green and Tidy

Helping people all over the world declutter and create homes they love

June 27, 2011
by Rachel
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Decluttering magazines and jewellery

I usually recommend that clients work on areas of their house rather than types of clutter, as fully decluttering an area enables them to see the progress they’re making more clearly. However, if someone knows that they have a lot of a specific type of clutter, it can help to bring it all together from various places in the house,…

June 23, 2011
by Rachel
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Freecycle ‘wanted’ posts work

I know some Freecyclers don’t like Wanted ads. As I’ve said before though, I’m a fan. Not only have I got some great stuff through posting Wanted ads, I love how Wanted ads prompt me to move stuff on. I’ve got a Freecycler coming today to pick up a digital, cordless telephone with answering machine. I got rid of my…

June 14, 2011
by Rachel
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How to Freecycle without the pain

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a fan of Freecycle, the online discussion group that exists to enable its members to give away unwanted goods. By the way, although I use the name Freecyle throughout this post, most of the points I make are applicable to all such sites. There are several others, including Freegle, EcoBees and…

June 8, 2011
by Rachel
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Wow, that’s what I call a transformation!

Yesterday I delivered my first Clutter-Busting Jump Start. And it was so much fun! It was so satisfying to help my client transform an area of her home from a dirty, dusty heap of jumbled stuff to a beautiful, pristine space. About a week before my visit, I had a conversation with Rose to get a thorough understanding of how…

June 4, 2011
by Rachel
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How to jump start your clutter-busting

I’m excited about the Clutter-Busting Jump Start service I’ve just launched. It seems I never mention it in conversation without someone saying either that they’d like it themselves or they know someone who would. I’m looking forward to doing my first one on Tuesday and have already had the set-up conversation with my client. I talked her through a visioning…