News about the next Part One course

Part One of my Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training is a preliminary course that is open to anyone who has taken my three public online clutter clearing courses and is interested to train as a clutter clearing practitioner. The three courses are a prerequisite because the information included in them and the experience of taking them provides an essential foundation to the knowledge and skills taught in Part Two of the professional training (the residential part of the training).


It turns out that there are quite a few people who would like to take the next Part One in September 2015 but will not be able to take all three courses first.


I like to open doors to people rather than put obstacles in their way, so here’s what I’ve decided to do to help anyone who is in this situation:

To be eligible to book the Part One course in September 2015
This is now open to anyone who has…

  • Already taken the trilogy of online courses
  • Already taken at least one course and has and booked and paid to take the other course(s) before the end of 2015

If this still doesn’t work for you then the best I can suggest is that you take whichever course(s) you can and then wait for announcements in my newsletters or blog about future courses and trainings in 2016-17.

Upcoming online course dates
June 1-21: Zero Procrastination
July 1-21: Clear Your Paper Clutter
Oct 5-25: Fast Track Clutter Clearing
Nov 1-21: Zero Procrastination
Dec 1-21: Clear Your Paper Clutter

Full information about the next professional training
Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training, 2016

Testimonials from previous participants
Part One
Part Two
Part Three

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How to do personal belling

Large Balinese bellA lesser known use of Balinese space clearing bells is a technique called personal belling. I often recommend this to participants taking my online Fast Track Clutter Clearing course because it can make the difference between getting stuck at some point in the process and being able to carry on.

Personal belling has a centering and uplifting effect that can help you to be more decisive as you sort through your things, and can bolster your energy if it starts to flag.

It’s probably not worth buying a bell just for this reason, but if you happen to have one anyway that you use for space clearing your home, knowing how to use it for personal belling is a lovely added bonus.

Which type of bell is it best to use?
Balinese space clearing bells are available in large and small sizes, and it is the large bell that works best for this purpose, although you can get some of the same effects with a small bell.

I’ve tried using other types of bells, such as Tibetan ones, and have found that they don’t work for personal belling. They don’t have the purity of tone that is needed, and can leave you feeling like you ran a sheet of rough sandpaper through yourself instead of the gentle polish that was required.

How to prepare for personal belling
Find a quiet place in your home, as far as possible from external sounds, and turn off any equipment in the room that makes any kind of mechanical noise. Choose one of the following positions:

  • Stand vertically with your legs slightly apart
  • Sit on the edge of a chair with your legs shoulder-width apart and your spine as vertical as possible
  • Sit cross-legged on the floor with your spine perfectly straight, your legs relaxed, and your knees resting on the floor (as an experienced meditator sits)

All three positions work equally well, but don’t lean against the back of a chair or against a wall. Your spine must be self-supporting.

The personal belling technique
If you are right-handed, use your right hand. If left-handed, use your left. Hold the bell vertically in front of you at the level of your base chakra, a few inches/centimetres from your body. Close your eyes.

Ring the bell once and then move it vertically upwards over your navel, past the centre of your chest, your throat, and your forehead, finishing above your head, as far as your arm will reach while still holding the bell vertically. Before the sound of the bell fades, twist it 180 degrees in a clockwise direction as seen from above, which will have the effect of sealing and reinforcing the effects of the belling.

Breathe in as you raise the bell and receive the sound in your central channel of energy, which runs up the centre of your body. Hold your breath briefly at the top when you twist the bell, and then breathe out and take a few deep breaths before ringing it again and repeating the technique.

Do the belling three times in all.

Don’t overdo it
Some people find that they like personal belling so much that they do it many times a day and get completed spaced out. I don’t recommend this. Once per day is enough, and doing it any more than this will be counter-productive for clutter clearing because you need to be well grounded for that.

Other uses
You can also use personal belling as a centering technique, any time your thoughts or emotions feel scattered. But again, once per day is enough. It is not designed to be an emotional therapy substitute.

Related articles
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How space clearing bells came to be in the world

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Why clutter clearing is much easier after a vacation

VacationArriving home from a trip is one of the best times to do clutter clearing, especially if you’ve been away for at least a couple of weeks, and even more so if you have been abroad and spent time in a culture that is different to your own. You see your home in a fresh light. Things that have become clutter stand out and are so much more obvious than before, when you saw them every day but didn’t really “see” them.

It’s a good idea to give yourself at least 24 hours at home after such a trip, rather than rushing back to work the next day or doing whatever it is you do. Give yourself the time to review your life and make changes you want to make. This is when clutter clearing truly becomes a treat rather than a chore.

Start in any room and look around it with new eyes. Which objects no longer fit with your life or with where you want to be headed?

Perhaps you have some pieces of furniture you no longer use or like, but you’ve become so used to them you no longer notice them?

Maybe you have some decorative objects that fitted perfectly with your life when you first brought them home but you’ve moved on now and they have not?

Having too many objects like this keeps you anchored in the past and makes it difficult to create a better tomorrow.

What about your clothes? This is a good time to weed out the ones you realize you no longer like or wear.

Look at your bookshelves. Take out the books that are no longer interesting to you.

Arriving home from a trip is also a good time to sort through any photos you took while you were away. Look through them all, and then keep the best and delete the rest right then and there before they even become clutter.

If you share your home with others and they went away with you on the same trip, they are likely to be able to see things more objectively too, so you can invite them to be involved in the process. If they stayed home while you went away they may not see things the way you are seeing them, so proceed gently, focusing on your own stuff and not even mentioning any of theirs. However when you do your own clutter clearing simply because you want to, it has a lovely way of rubbing off on people close to you if you just get on with it and say nothing at all.

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Space clearing to give a new relationship the best start

Couple holding handsAn important time to do a space clearing ceremony is when you start a new relationship that you feel may have some serious mileage and that you want to give the best possible chance of success.

New relationship, new home
It’s always best to live together in a home that neither person has ever lived in before, so that each partner has the same degree of ownership of the space. Space clearing will remove the stagnant energies and imprints of the previous occupants so that you can create a fresh new arena in which your new relationship can flourish.

The steps of the space clearing ceremony are described in detail in Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, and the best way to prepare for it is for you both to put some focus on the qualities of your relationship that you value the most. When you come to the harmony ball circuit near the end of the ceremony, use it to deeply embed those qualities into your new home.

New relationship, old home
However desirable it may be to start a new relationship in a new home, practicalities can often mean that it is not possible for a while, or sometimes not possible at all to do this. In this situation, space clearing is even more essential to clear out the history of the partner who lived there first, and the most important parts of the ceremony to focus on are clapping and belling.

Clapping breaks up the lumps of stagnant energy that accumulate in corners, and belling penetrates deep into the walls, furniture, and other objects in the place, shattering the layers of imprints that have built up there. I’m not talking here about just any kind of clapping and belling. The techniques are very specific – a circuit of sharp, crisp clapping, beginning and ending at the main entrance, followed by a circuit using a high quality Balinese bell (they are the only bells I have ever found that are capable of shattering imprints effectively). And of course the preparatory steps to the ceremony have to be performed first for these circuits to be effective. Short cuts do not work. Each circuit is designed to build upon the foundations of the previous one.

Ideally the space clearing is best done by the new partner moving in, not the one who has lived there for a while, because their energy is already embedded in the place. Or better still, hire one of the professional space clearing practitioners I have trained, who will be impartial and can set the space equally for both partners.

I’m not claiming that this will magically make your current home the ideal place to live in forever. Space clearing can’t change the visual and territorial associations of the partner who lived there first. But it can remove the energetic imprints and balance the situation out much more, so it’s well worth doing.

New relationship, old home that an ex-partner once lived in
The worst case scenario is starting a new relationship in a home that one of the partners previously shared with an “ex”, meaning an ex-wife, ex-husband, or ex-lover. The longer the partner lived there, the more heavily imprinted into the place their energies will be, and the more likely it is that the new relationship will go the same way as the old one. History will tend to repeat itself.

Using the hand sensing technique I have developed on the walls and furniture of such a home, it is very easy to tell which rooms the “ex” spent the most time in, which chairs they sat in, which objects they used the most, and so on. Mattresses are generally the most heavily imprinted. To the new person moving it, it can feel like there is no room for them until the imprints of the previous partner have been cleared out. A new mattress is a must, and a deep and thorough space clearing as soon as possible. Again, it will not magically transform the home into the ideal place for you both to live together forever, but it will certainly help things along until that can be arranged.

Related articles
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Bed thwacking

Related information
International Directory of Practitioners

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Professional clutter clearing practitioner training

Full details of my next Professional Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training are now available. Here are the links:

About the training
About professional clutter clearing – Essential information to read first
Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training, Part One – Sep 1-30, 2015
Clutter Clearing Practitioner Training 2016 – Full details (PDF document)

About the preliminary online courses
Fast Track Clutter Clearing – Next course: May 5-25, 2015
Zero Procrastination – Next course: June 1-21, 2015
Clear Your Paper Clutter – Next course: July 5-25, 2015

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The value of professional clutter clearing help

House full of clutterThe reality of modern life is that many people spend thousands of pounds or dollars (or fill in your own currency here) buying stuff that fills up their home, only to find themselves needing to pay for clutter clearing expertise when they realize they need help letting it go.

The good news is that it costs a heck of a lot less to let go of things than to acquire them in the first place, and usually takes a lot less time too!

The multiple benefits of clutter clearing make it one of the best personal investments that money can buy because it frees up your life to do the things you really want to do instead of feeling overwhelmed, incapable, and stuck. Many people also discover they have items they can sell that will more than cover the cost of professional help. ‘I wish I’d done this years ago!’ is a remark I frequently hear.

I work with a wide range of clients, from people living on modest incomes to multimillionaires, and the only real difference between them is the value of the items they discard. Whereas one person may have unwanted things that they donate to a charity shop or sell on eBay, another will want to call in a valuer to sell items at auction.

In this way, clutter is one of the great universal levelers. Rich or poor, young or old, male or female – it makes no difference. The stagnant energy that accumulates around clutter affects anyone who has it and causes them to feel stuck in some way.

Years ago, before I wrote my Clear Your Clutter book, no-one even suspected that clutter could be a problem. People still thought that all their stuff was an asset that might come in useful some day. Nearly 2 million copies in 25 languages later, the word has well and truly gone out. A whole generation’s attitude to clutter has changed, and an entire industry has sprung up to help people who have lost their way in the sea of belongings that have taken over their lives. There are now professional organizers and declutterers you can hire to help you sort through, organize your things, and discard the items you no longer use or want.

The people I train are called clutter clearing practitioners, and their skills are rather different. They never tell anyone to throw anything away. During the hands-on process of working with a client to sort through their things, they help them to gain insights about how their clutter has been affecting them, which allows them to make much easier, wiser, and better informed decisions about what stays and what goes. More importantly, they also help each person to understand why they felt the need to accumulate clutter in the first place, so that they will know how to prevent it all piling up once more. There really is no point in doing all that clutter clearing work only to end up in the same situation again!

During the 20 years I lived in Bali, I wasn’t in a situation to lead clutter clearing practitioner trainings, but now that I’m back in the UK again, it’s become a high priority for me to do. Clutter is on the increase all over the world, and more and more people need help. If you’d like to know if there is a certified practitioner available yet in your part of the world, please take a look in my Directory of Practitioners to find out.

Copyright © Karen Kingston 2015

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What’s more valuable – your stuff or your life?

FireYour plane has to make a crash landing and the cabin crew tells everyone to evacuate as quickly as possible, leaving all their bags behind. Smoke is billowing everywhere and it’s clear that time is of the essence.

You’d think that most people would be happy to escape with their lives but photos taken after emergency situations like this tend to prove otherwise. Some people are so attached to their personal belongings that they risk their own life and the lives of others to grab their bags before leaving, as you can see in these astonishing 17 photos of crashed Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco in 2013.

It’s the same with burning buildings. There are countless tales of people running back into an inferno to save their precious possessions, and it can often be the death of them. There was a woman in Illinois, for example, who safely escaped a blaze with her daughter and then rushed back into the house to get her cell phone. She didn’t make it out alive the second time.

Experts agree that a little education about emergency situations can make all the difference. Do you know, for example, that aircraft slides are made of urethane-coated nylon? That’s why women are asked to take off high heels – to avoid ripping the nylon. A zip or metal catch on a bag can do just as much damage. You have to ask yourself, how would you feel if your precious bag wrecked the slide so badly that no-one else could get off the plane?

Sliding down isn’t so easy either. Some slides are the height of a house. Sitting up, not lying down, is the recommended way to do it, and rather than clutching a bag, you’ll need your hands free to regain your balance and move quickly away at the bottom, which is where pile-ups can happen.

This video gives an insight into what the experience feels like. One person’s leg got broken, and 33 of the volunteers got slide burns (although they don’t mention that on the film). And that’s without anyone attempting to take a bag with them, or the chaos of a real crash situation.

Airbus A380 Evacuation Test

The problem is, most people have never thought through how they would react in an emergency and what they would take with them. What would you do? Is your stuff more valuable than your life?

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And the winner of the free prize draw is…

The free prize draw to win a place on my next Fast Track Clutter Clearing online course ended at 12 noon UK time today and the winner is…

Patricia von Kraft.
Many congratulations, Patricia!

Update on April 25
I guess Patricia must have given me an incorrect email address, because I have emailed her three times to congratulate her on winning and have heard nothing from her. Rather than let the prize go to waste, I have therefore run the prize draw again and the new winner is…

Pat Jensen
Many congratulations, Pat!

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It’s that clutter clearing time of year again

DaffodilsIt’s that time of year again when everyone and their auntie writes articles about springtime and clutter clearing, and how the two go hand in hand.

Reluctant as I am to add to the general throng, I have to admit it’s true. Those bursting buds and flowering blossoms awaken deep instincts in us to emerge from winter hibernation, dust everything down, and begin anew.

Here in the UK, the daffodils are ablaze in every garden and roadside, trumpeting the arrival of the new cycle of seasons. You’d have to be pretty depressed not to be affected and impressed.

Snowdrops are white and cute, crocuses are multi-coloured and vibrant, but daffodils are to the garden what giraffes are to the animal world, with their long stalked heads and their eccentric design, bursting with the yellowest of yellows. They really get your attention. And they’re such an uplifting sight after a long, grey winter.

They’re bright, they’re perky, and they embody everything you can be too if you sweep through your home cleaning, dusting and clutter clearing with glee. It’s easier at this time of year than at any other, when the whole impulse of nature is with you.

With this in mind, my next Fast Track Clutter Clearing online course starts on May 5, and is for anyone who would appreciate the camaraderie of a lovely group of people who are all clutter clearing together with my help and support. It’s very affordable too – just £65 for 21 days (plus 20% UK VAT if you live in the EU). People from over a dozen countries have so far signed up to take it.

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Win a free place on the next Fast Track Clutter Clearing online course

Fast Track Clutter Clearing online courseSpecially for followers of my blog and my Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ fans, I am offering a free place on my next Fast Track Clutter Clearing online course, May 5-25, 2015, value £65.00.

More information about the course

All names will be put into a virtual hat, and the Prize Draw winner will be announced on April 15, 2015.

Good luck!

Prize draw rules

  1. The prize is a free place for one person on the Fast Track Clutter Clearing online course taught by Karen Kingston, May 5-25, 2015 (value £65.00).
  2. No purchase is required to enter the prize draw.
  3. Entry to the prize draw is limited to one entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  4. Automated entries, bulk entries, or third party entries will be disqualified.
  5. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.
  6. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  7. The prize draw will run from April 5, 2015 until 12 noon UK time on April 15, 2015.
  8. The winner will be announced on this blog on April 15, 2015 and notified to the winner by email.
  9. No cash alternative or online course alternative to the prize is available.
  10. Karen Kingston International Ltd is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act and will not pass on the details of any person entering the prize draw to any third party.
  11. Entry to the prize draw is via online form only.

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Space clearing for moving into a new home

Moving houseOne of the most important uses of space clearing is to clear out the predecessor energies of previous occupants when you move to a new home, and land your own energies in the space. Until you do this, it will never be truly yours. There will always be residual energies from the past affecting everything you do there.

If you move into a completely new building that no-one has ever lived in before, you might think this wouldn’t apply, but in my experience space clearing is still very helpful. It clears out any energies left by the builders and harmonizes the space after the disruption of all the building work, so that it immediately starts to feel like a home. Without space clearing it can take much longer for this to happen.

Is it best to space clear before you move your furniture in, or after?
Well, it’s definitely easier to space clear an empty building than one that’s full of stuff, that’s for sure. The same number of offerings are required but it’s a lot quicker and easier to walk around the space, and certainly less energy sensing, clapping and belling are required.

However the space clearing ceremony I’ve developed is not just designed to clear the stagnant energy that builds up over time in the walls, floor and ceilings of a house. It also very effectively clears the energy of objects such as furniture, decorative items, equipment and personal belongings. So it really is best to do space clearing AFTER you’ve moved your stuff in, not before. It’s also good to do it as soon as possible so that you’re not living with the energetic crud of whoever occupied the space before you (known as predecessor energy in feng shui terminology).

Why it usually works best to space clear twice
But when you first move in to a place, it’s usually chaotic for a while. You may have workmen coming in and out, fixing this and that. You may need to redecorate, have new carpets laid or buy new furniture. And it can take a while to simply decide where each item you own belongs in your new home. When all this has been done and everything calms down, it will feel very different to when you first moved in, and you’ll be different too. When your home is in chaos, parts of you are in chaos. When the energy of your home settles down, a deep part of you lands too. This is why it’s so important not to let this process drag on for years, as some people do. Weeks, okay. Months, understandable in some circumstances. Years? Life’s too short to live in limbo for so long.

The first space clearing you do soon after you move in is essential to clear out predecessor energy, but I also highly recommend doing another space clearing ceremony when you reach the point where everything is in place and your home is as you want it to be. This will allow you, and those you live with, to deeply land in the space, and will greatly speed up the process of making it truly feel like your home.

Professional space clearing or do-it-yourself?
Given the choice between calling in a professional space clearer to help with the first or the second space clearing, in most circumstances it would be best to get the deeper level of expertise for the second ceremony. The practitioners I train are taught advanced techniques to  facilitate a very profound landing of a person’s energy in their home, which generally requires a much greater degree of skill than a predecessor energy clearing.

Of course there are exceptions to this, such as a situation where someone is moving into a new home where traumatic events have taken place, such as a divorce, bankruptcy, chronic sickness or some other kind of heavily imprinting occurrence. These are circumstances where it is usually best to get expert help right from the start. And if your home wasn’t space cleared when you moved in then any professional space clearer who I’ve trained will know how to combine both the first and second types of ceremonies into one and do them both for you at the same time.

Relates articles
Other uses of space clearing

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How clutter clearing can change your life

ArtistIn my early teens, I had a friend whose life was in chaos. She was thirty-something years old, her marriage was on the rocks, she had two unruly pre-school children, had put on weight, lost touch with her friends, and never seemed to have time for the greatest passion of her life, which was painting. She had been slowly going downhill like this ever since having children and was becoming more and more depressed. Her home was a total mess with clutter everywhere.

One day I could stand it no more. There was nothing I could do about her marriage or any of her other problems, but something I did feel I could help her with was getting her home back in order. I offered to visit and do just that. Frankly she was beyond caring and told me I could do whatever I liked.

The next day I worked from dawn till dusk. The kitchen alone took me until midday. Every dish and pan she owned was caked in decaying food. Every cupboard and surface was filthy and littered with debris. The fridge was a nightmare. I cleaned and organized the entire space and threw out three big garbage bags full of stuff.

Seeing the kitchen restored to its former glory, my friend suddenly became interested in helping. Together we polished off the rest of the house, throwing out a further seven bags of broken toys, magazines, and general clutter, and a whole car load of clothes, books, and other items that were donated to a local charity shop. At the end of the day, exhausted but jubilant, we surveyed our work. Her home had been totally transformed. She was speechless with delight.

A few weeks went by and she invited me to visit. Not only was the place still spotless and tidy, but propped up in pride of place in the front room was a magnificent new painting in bold, joyous colours. My friend looked radiant and so did her husband and children. By taking control of her home she had taken control of her life or, as she herself put it, ‘I’ve reclaimed my spirit!’

This was my first experience of clutter clearing as a means to personal transformation. I watched as the months went by and she created her life anew. She regained her figure, rebuilt her marriage and social life, tamed her unmanageable children, and became a fairly well-known artist. Time and time again she told me she dated the changes from the day we clutter cleared her home.

Since those early beginnings, I’ve seen this same effect many, many times. Over the last few decades I’ve helped hundreds of people to clutter clear their homes, my online courses have helped thousands more, and my books have reached millions. Clutter clearing works because it frees up energy and creates space for new and better things to come into your life. It’s the most effective way I know to get things moving again if you feel stuck in any way.

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Clear out the old to make room for the new
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Why it’s OK to have a junk drawer in your home

Man drawerI know I surprised a lot of people in my Clear Your Clutter book by saying it’s fine to have a junk drawer in your home, or even one on each floor of your home if you live in a big house.

The reason is that this whole clutter clearing thing is not about being obsessively perfect – it is about handling your belongings in such a way that the energy of your home is vibrant and flowing rather than dull and stagnating. In our busy world, we sometimes need the blessed relief of just opening a drawer and chucking in all those odd things that are littering the place.

So in my book I recommended that you do have a junk drawer, and just follow these three rules:

1) Choose a small drawer
2) Use it sparingly
3) Have regular clear outs

All junk drawers are not created equal, however. There is often a world of difference between the type of stuff that a woman would throw in a junk drawer and the type of stuff kept by men, as this hilarious “Man drawer” comedy routine by Michael McIntyre shows:

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The rise of eco-neurosis, and what to do about it

EnvironmentWe all want to do our bit for the environment, but some people take this a bit too far. I’m seeing many signs that eco-neurosis is on the increase.

What is eco-neurosis?
When sorting through clutter, there are usually things that can easily be recycled, such as paper, cardboard, glass bottles and cans. But there are many things that can’t, such as used toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, dental floss, plastic razors, cling film, blister packs for pills, plastic netting for fruit and vegetables, jiffy bags, plastic pens, CDs, DVDs, some types of bubble wrap, many types of cat litter, and the list goes on.

You probably have some of these items in your home as you read this, and have resigned yourself to the fact that you recycle as much as you can but can’t yet do anything about the rest.

We make progress every year, and I love hearing about grass roots movements such as the petition in Australia to stop Woolworths and Coles supermarkets from needlessly wrapping small portions of produce in plastic clingfilm and styrofoam. However there’s still a long way to go.

Most people can live with this. However some feel so overwhelmed by guilt that they can hardly throw anything away. I’ve met people who agonize over tossing even a bent paperclip, a used metal staple, a rubber band, or a piece of string. Others stockpile huge piles of things, hoping and waiting for the day when they can be recycled. Some I’ve met have entire rooms or sheds full things that their local waste centre is not yet able to handle.

It’s not politically correct to say ‘Don’t you think you’re going a bit overboard with this?’ because caring for the environment is seen as such a socially acceptable and admirable practice. But when it’s taken this far, there’s often a neurotic or obsessive-compulsive tendency that’s hidden under the guise of being environmentally conscientiousness. It’s concerning rather than commendable. It can also be a health or fire hazard to the person and their neighbours if the habit develops into hoarding and the mounds continue to grow.

Of course there’s a lovely long list of things that can be recycled or upcycled these days if you have the time and energy to do so. Just google the word “recycle” or “upcycle” with the name of the item, and see what comes up in your area. Prepare to be surprised. Unwanted prosthetic limbs, dentures, pets’ fur, human hair, and even sex toys now have a use!

What can you do?
What it really comes down to is how much of your life you want to spend making sure that every item you no longer need is recycled or reused in some way, and how much you are prepared to have what is essentially a private landfill zone in your home or garden while you do this. Making responsible choices is good, but when it starts to consume your life, something is out of whack.

We’ve come a very long way with recycling in recent decades, and countries such as Sweden are leading the way by generating only 1% landfill per year. But when you look closely at how this has been achieved, a large proportion of its garbage is incinerated, and a huge amount of work has been done to change manufacturing practices so that non-recyclable items are not produced in the first place. There is only so much we consumers can do. The big changes need to happen at the top and filter down.

In the meantime, if you hold on to too much stuff, it will stagnate the energy of your home and your life, and you won’t be much use to anyone at all, including yourself. Not too little and not too much – that’s the antidote to neurosis and the recipe for a healthy, balanced life.

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Online clutter clearing courses for all

Online coursesOver 1000 people from 42 countries. That’s how many people have so far taken one or more of my clutter clearing online courses.

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadaloupe, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taipei, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom & United States – if you’re interested to know.

You gotta love the internet! I’ve visited 23 of those countries, but there’s no way in my lifetime I would ever get to visit them all, let alone teach workshops there. This way I can reach people all over the world without even leaving home, and – best of all – people can learn at home, which is exactly where they can get the best results. Because that’s where their clutter is!

My next series of courses begins in May, and there will be another series starting in October. Some people take just one course. Most take two or three to tackle all the types of clutter we have these days in our lives.

Fast Track Clutter Clearing: May 5-25, 2015 and Oct 5-25, 2015
Zero Procrastination: Jun 1-21, 2015 and Nov 1-21, 2015
Clear Your Paper Clutter: Jul 5-25, 2015 and Dec 1-21, 2015

All courses run for 21 days, and cost just £65 (plus 20% UK VAT for EU residents).

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