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March 15, 2018
by Rachel
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Coupons and fliers – all organised

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If there’s one type of clutter I see everywhere…

…it’s coupons and fliers.

They’re so seductive!

…a Pilates class you might take one day…

…20% off your first purchase at an attractive looking shop…

…the details of a plumber that someone recommended.

 

You pick them up…

…pop them in your purse or handbag…

…maybe transfer them to your drop zone…

…stick them on your noticeboard…

…or just stuff them in your hell drawer.

And you never look at them again!

You end up with bits of paper all over the house…

…with no way to use the information.

Even if you WERE motivated to go to Pilates…

…you wanted to buy something that shop sells…

…or you DID need a plumber…

…you wouldn’t even THINK of that bit of paper…

…let alone be able to find it.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

I recently helped Clare Davey (from the UK Declutter Buster Facebook Group) declutter her paperwork, live on Facebook…

…and, during our session…

…I showed her how to solve this problem – forever.

Have you got coupons and fliers everywhere? Watch the video below for the solution.

Comment below or on YouTube (you’ll need to be logged in to Google or YouTube) to tell me how you manage coupons and fliers.

You can see all the excerpts from our session here.

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And tell me what you think in the comments section on YouTube. (Log into Google or YouTube first).

Thank you!

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March 2, 2018
by Rachel
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How can I make money from my clutter?

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Is there cash in your attic?

One way to make sure your unwanted stuff goes to a good new home…

…and make money at the same time…

…is to sell your unwanted stuff.

EBay. A yard/car boot/garage sale. Gumtree. Facebook.

There are loads of ways to convert your junk into cash.

And making money can be a great way to motivate yourself to declutter.

So why don’t I always recommend it?

My friend, Clare Davey (from the UK Declutter Buster Facebook Group), and I talked about this during a recent Facebook Live.

Are you hanging onto stuff until you get round to selling it? Watch the video below and then comment below or on YouTube (you’ll need to be logged in to Google or YouTube) to tell me what you plan to do.

You can see all the excerpts from our chat here.

Watch. Click Thumbs Up. Share the video to your social networks.
And tell me what you think in the comments section on YouTube. (Log into Google or YouTube first).

Thank you!

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March 2, 2018
by Rachel
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How can I declutter sentimental items?

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What’s the hardest type of clutter to part with?

Sentimental clutter, by far.

Millions of photos.

Brochures, ticket stubs and programmes from every show and gig you’ve ever been to.

Gig T-shirts.

Boarding passes from flights to fabulous holidays.

Old love letters – yours or your parents.

Jewellery.

Stuff you’ve inherited.

School books.

University notes. (They were useful once but…)

Ornaments.

Grandma’s dinner service.

As we go through life, we naturally develop sentimental attachments to all sorts of stuff.

In fact, it’s a recognised psychological phenomenon.

It’s called The Endowment Effect.

It’s the reason I’m attached to an old bowl that I eat out of a lot. It’s nothing special really but I’ve had it a long time and…

The trouble is that we haven’t got ROOM to store all this stuff.

So how do you decide what to keep and what to let go?

The lovely Clare Davey (from the UK Declutter Buster Facebook Group) and I discussed this issue recently during a Facebook Live.

Here’s my advice to the Group.

You can see all the excerpts from our chat here.

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Thank you!

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March 2, 2018
by Rachel
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Is it OK to toss unwanted gifts?

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“What do I do about unwanted gifts?”

That’s another question I get asked a LOT!

For most people, the answer is either…

…”Stick it at the back of a cupboard and feel bad every time I see it“…

…or…

…”Get rid of it and feel bad every time I see the person who gave it to me“…

…or…

…”Keep it about and resent it all the time!

None of which are great solutions, I think you’ll agree.

So what SHOULD you do with unwanted gifts?

You know what?

I LOVE that question!

Because I’ve solved it for myself.

It came up during my Facebook Live chat with the fantastic Clare Davey, from the UK Declutter Buster Facebook Group.

Here’s what I said. By the way, I promise I don’t just say this. This is how I deal with it myself.

You can see all the excerpts from our chat here.

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Thank you!

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March 2, 2018
by Rachel
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Other people’s clutter is ruining my life!

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Do people you live with continually clutter up your place?

Aargh! How frustrating!

It’s all very well getting organised yourself…

…but what about your partner, your flatmates, your kids?!

What’s the POINT if, by the time you turn round, they’ve messed up the space you just cleared again?

How can you get the people you live with to take responsibility for their stuff…

…so you don’t have to?

I’ve talked about this before

…because it’s a problem for lots of people.

So I wasn’t surprised when it came up in my Facebook Live chat with lovely Clare Davey, from the UK Declutter Buster Facebook Group.

Here’s how I answered the question for UK Declutter Buster.

You can see all the excerpts from our chat here.

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And tell me what you think in the comments section on YouTube. (Log into Google or YouTube first).

Thank you!

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