I have never been a neat freak. As a child my mother would chastise me for never making my bed. However, at the same time, I loved lining up my clothes and having everything in order, already a declutterer by the time I was 10 years of age!
Decluttering has become so popular now, it’s more than a fad/a faze/a fashion. It’s a bone fide way to manage mental health and our lives, with ease and efficiency.
In my two years of doing what I do, I have come across so many clients and many of them have bought @mariekondo’s books and absorbed them.
And that, itself, gives me something to think about. The thing is, we are all unique and how I do things is entirely different than someone else. I am grateful to Ms Kondo for bringing Decluttering to the fore, which has helped so many hard working declutterers who set up an organisation called www.apdo.co.uk a few years ago. This organisation is to give us a professional body and support if we need it.
For my part, I always say the ‘styling’ tidying up part, comes at the end of the declutter. For many of my clients, just having less stuff is their priority, not how something gets folded. That can be discussed further down the line. I love lining things up, like with like, colours together, matching hangers…the whole lot, but as a professional, my remit is to dish out the bad news. Ouch! Often the truth hurts, but no amount of tidying will help with clutter. You cannot make physical space when there is none to be had.
Every decluttering session must start with the declutter before we discuss the benefits of how something could be folded.
The fun part can wait until we have got the job, downsized their lives to a manageable level.
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