Keep your home clutter-free and peaceful by embracing those habits that won’t take you more than 15 minutes a day.
On March 30th, my mum was diagnosed with acute leukaemia. On April 4th, she passed. On March 31st, I flew to France to be by her side for what would turn out to be her last 5 days. On April 17th, I flew back to Singapore to be by my son’s side and support him through his final IB exams. Although it is still raw and excruciatingly painful, I thought I would share how my organising skills have helped in this situation.
Today, I’d like you to meet Lucy Richardson, Feng Shui Expert and owner of Feng Shui Focus. For those of you who are not familiar with Feng Shui, it’s an ancient Chinese science which purpose is to bring balance, harmony and beneficial energy (“chi”) to the environment where we live and work so we can have the best life possible. To be honest, I can’t quite recall how Lucy and I met, but one thing is for sure, we hit it off quite quickly with our shared passion for bringing order and harmony into people’s home and life.
Although I have always got things organised in my home, I must confess there was a time in my life when I owned more than what I own today. But becoming a mother and 2 years later deciding to leave the corporate world so I could work from home while taking care of my son drove me to make space in my home for all the baby paraphernalia and for a home office. Even though the decision to purge came out of my desire to keep things organised in our home, I quickly realised that owning less also made my life easier.
People often assume that because of my job I must be a minimalist. Granted, I advocate, and practise, stripping out excess stuff in order to make room for the things that matter. And I often share on my Facebook page quotes and articles that I find quite inspirational from well-known minimalists, in particular, Courtney Carver and Joshua Becker. But I don’t like being referred to as a minimalist because of the misconceptions that surround the term and that don’t reflect my life and work philosophy.
I’m a creature of habits. What I love about habits is that they save me decisions and allow me to quickly switch into automatic gear, and, as a result, be my most efficient self. When things around me change, I know I’ll have to set up new systems but that I’ll be able to rely on my habits to get through. I’ve listed in this article the habits that are saving me the most time and stress.
Welcome to Get Organised & Beyond organisation tips blog!
Written by Professional Organiser Nathalie Ricaud, this blog is the place for you to find plenty of tips on decluttering, home organisation, kids' organisation, paper management and time management to help you make your life a little more organised! Happy reading and organising!