How to declutter your home | 5 key areas

For me, clutter has always been a big ‘no-no’. I literally cannot bear it. It makes my already very busy brain be even more busy and that’s not a good thing. I need to be able to think clearly! Declutter your home and you could be half way there…

As a child I would declutter my room constantly. It gave me a sense of calm like no other.

Here are my top five tips on how to declutter 5 key areas of your home –

  • Get rid of any manky lipsticks, the ones that have been hanging around for ages. Also remove any lipsticks that just don’t suit. We’ve all got those haven’t we? The ones that a make-up counter assistant persuaded you, that it suited you!  Let it be gone!
  • Books – books are one of the biggest loves of my life. I like the way they look and smell however I keep them streamlined. I always remove any fiction and only keep reference books. And if I have a particular reference book on my phone (via Audible or any other streaming site) then it’s time to pass to someone else. I find Audible a great way to learn.
  • Toiletries – if, like me, you are someone who loves a beauty product, then you, like me, will find your bathroom full of products you have either never used, never will use or frankly you’re thinking what on earth does it actually do? So, like your make up, let it be gone. Pass to a friend, a daughter, a cousin or a sister…anyone….If you’re not going to use it then pass to someone who will or simply ditch it
  • Underwear – golden rule. If you were knocked over tomorrow and a handsome paramedic was standing over you about to take you to hospital, would your mind go, in fear, to worrying about your grey knickers? If so, why on earth do you have them in your drawer? Let them be gone. Anything grey, sort of grey, faded, ripped, tatty or anything bearing a resemblance to your Grandma’s knickers does not need to be in your underwear drawer. Make everything pretty, bright, lacy, colourful and yes, damn sexy too!  Why not, whatever age you are, sexy can still be comfortable.
  • Jewellery – I used to have a bucket load of jewellery, most of which was never worn. Now it’s streamlined and organised. I wear everything I have and everything I have suits me and makes me feel good. I have a golden rule when it comes to necklaces, never wear anything around your neck that makes you feel strangulated or weighed down.  Give to charity shops, sell on Marketplace or similar. Personally the fashion for heavy overly ornate jewellery is over. We are wearing ‘minimalist’ which means stylish, small and sweet looking.


I hope these handy tips will help you get started when it comes to decluttering specific areas of our home. And if you need a little help along the way, don’t be afraid to give me a call! I’d love to help you.


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With love



The Lifestyle Concept

A Professional Declutterer for your Mind, your body & your Soul