Christmas Cleaning Routine 🎄 – 10 Steps to Prep for the Season

Christmas Cleaning Routine | 10 simple steps to get your home ready for the holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time, especially because of all the extra “stuff”. You’re also busier than usual, buying and wrapping gifts, celebrating the festivities with friends, and just generally prepping for the season. What you need is a Christmas cleaning routine that will ensure your home is in tip-top shape while still leaving you plenty of time to cosy up under a comfortable blanket and watch “Elf”… again. 😉 Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

How To Easily Turn Your Home Into A Haven

Top 10 posts of 2017 on HowToGYST.com – #9. How to easily turn your home into a haven

Life gets stressful, and you need somewhere you can feel fully relaxed — a shelter from the storms of work and the outside world. That’s what your home is supposed to be but, often, you walk through your door and are confronted by even more work. Piles of laundry, a sink full of dirty dishes, toys strewn around the room… Ugh. Your home is starting to feel more ‘zoo’ than ‘zen’. Onwards! -> Onwards! ->

These Decluttering Questions Will Make You Clear The Clutter Right Now

Top 10 posts of 2017 on HowToGYST.com – #8. Decluttering questions that will make you clear the clutter right now | Declutter your home, declutter your life | decluttering tips | clearing clutter and organizing your home | home organization | learn how to let things go & get rid of stuff

Sometimes it feels that things have gotten so out of hand that there’s nothing for it but to burn down the house and start again from scratch. (Anyone else ever felt like this?) Decluttering can be difficult, particularly when you don’t even know where to start. Stuff is screaming at you from every surface and you feel that if you could just see your table top again, life would be a little easier.You’re sick of losing things, and falling over things, and generally feeling like the clutter is getting out of control, but you’re struggling to actually let go of… Onwards! ->

Paper Clutter: How To Get Rid Of It For Good

Great advice on dealing with paper clutter

I know from all the comments I get that paper clutter is a big problem for a lot of you so, seeing as I’ve just completed the ‘paper’ category of the KonMari Method (watch the video here: The KonMari Method — Papers), I thought I’d share some of my tips on eliminating paper clutter once and for all. Onwards! ->

Delegating: How To Draft In Helping Hands

Delegating.

Delegating isn’t something reserved for executives or fat-cats. If you have any form of responsibility, whether it be for a Fortune 500 company, a family, or a few four-legged friends, you have an opportunity to take some of the pressure off yourself by asking others to help out. But I know how hard it can be to ask for help, so I’ve compiled some of my top tips for ensuring there’s no awkwardness, and that everyone chips in so the work gets done and you stay sane. As a self-certified control-freak, I find it difficult to let go of the reins… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey — ‘Komono’ — The Attic

KonMari Method Attic

{ If you’re just joining the party bus, catch up on my KonMari journey to date. Or head on over to YouTube to hear me talk about it (including the corresponding video for today’s post). Or if you’ve no idea what I’m talking about, read my introduction to the KonMari Method. } I feel like there should be dramatic music here because this was such a daunting and challenging task, and in a dusty and cramped environment to boot. To me, the attic used to hold a lot of awe and wonder — it was where my parents stored Christmas presents… Onwards! ->

My KonMari Journey — ‘Komono’ — Laundry Room (& more!)

You can keep a secret, right? Super. Then you’re not going to tell Marie Kondo that, recently, I’ve been tackling some locations instead of categories, are you? Excellent. On with the KonMari show! After finishing the kitchen (which you can read about here), I was frustrated by the amount of stuff that was still in there. Toys, for example. And books. And things that had been “discarded” in the kitchen purge but were still sitting around waiting to be re-homed to the charity shop. So I did the only thing I could think of that would bring me some sanity… Onwards! ->