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“I fear the day that our technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” Albert Einstein Flicking flies I have never felt I’ve had a compulsive personality. I like to think, long and hard, before I leap. The happy privations of childhood have stood […]

Smart phones: smart folk


Alison writes: Nearly a year ago some adventurous people decided to take up the Planet & Soul challenge and go for a year without buying any new clothes… So I thought we would catch up with them over the next few weeks and find out how it’s going!    First stop […]

No new clothes: One year on


  ‘A joy filled home is like your own personal art museum.’ Marie Kondo Human beings can only truly cherish a limited number of things at one time’ Marie Kondo Alison Writes: I have recently read Marie Kondo’s book “Spark Joy” and wanted to share with you my reflections. She […]

The Art of Tidying and Sparking Joy



Alison writes Following on from my interview with Jacqueline, I have interviewed another fantastic friend, Jess*. Jess is a super organised, working mummy friend whose efficiency I can only aspire to so I was really interested to hear more about her experiences of putting lots of her stuff into storage. […]

Confessions of a recovering hoarder


  Alison writes: I have a great friend called Jacqueline*. She has the most infectious laugh. She’s fun to be with and always looks amazing! Jacqueline has decided to buy no new clothes this year so I interviewed her to find out what motivated her to do this and to […]

Confessions of a Recovering Shopaholic




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We’d like to give a warm welcome to our very first guest blogger- Kate Elliott. She has committed herself to ‘no new clothes for 2016’. She writes: My top tip, if you want to try the challenge of not buying clothes, is not to go shopping. Either in person, or […]

No new clothes for 2016


“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go’ Rumi “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” John Maeda Alison writes: If, like me, you’re not a natural at keeping a “no clutter home” then new ways of thinking and new routines are great ways to […]

Decluttering: The Power of ‘Once’


“We should travel light and live simply. Our enemy is not possessions but excess.” John Stott “Out of the freedom from worry that God’s generosity provides comes an impulse toward simplicity rather than accumulation.” John Piper   Derek writes: I have sometimes wondered how I’d feel if our home was […]

Keeping it simple: 10 values to spend by



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“It is more blessed to give than to receive” Jesus Christ   Alison writes: We often start decluttering because we have the feeling of “stuffocation”.   In one of my earlier blogs we looked at 6 Steps for starting decluttering  and how we can begin to get some order into the […]

Decluttering: Who can I bless?