Families create clutter of the best kind. Photos, school reports, mementos of fun events and handmade gifts to treasure.
But there comes a time when you want to have a proper sort out.
Declutter your life
Imagine you are on holiday and you ask your family to check an important bill you have forgotten to pay. Could they find it easily? Or you are in hospital and want the comfort of a favourite photograph by your bedside. Would they know which it was?
Just a few easy steps will clean up the clutter around things that matter in your life. You’ll feel happier that family have access to the basic information they might need if you became ill, and just sorting out will bring you peace of mind.
So what are the simple things you should do to declutter your life?
- Place your most important papers in a safe place which close family members can find easily if needed.
- Enjoy your most treasured possessions (and make sure someone close to you knows just how important they are to you, and why).
Your family can help
Sorting out is often easier with company, especially if you are going through possessions full of memories. There’s nothing quite like sitting with a cuppa as you sort and label photographs, and family may be fascinated. Even looking around your favourite room and identifying which are the things you most enjoy will provide useful stories for your children.
Most of all, it will help them understand you.
They will know whether the simple drawing on the sideboard means more to you than the silver tea service, and which you would want them to look after or sell. Which of your jewellery you most cherish, and which is most valuable financially: not always the same thing.
I can help too
If you live away from your family, or they just haven’t the time, I provide a Declutter your Life service.
I’ll help you:
- Sort out which of your papers and possessions are most important
- Collect relevant documents into a practical filing or storage system
- Make helpful lists if appropriate
- Write down the story of any objects or photographs that you want to tell your family
- Sort and label photographs
In short, I will be the willing helper or gentle guide as needed. A calm and helpful listener with a practical eye on making sure your Will and Wishes are clear to your loved ones.
You can book me to help you, or to help your own parent (so helping yourself in time!)