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Yes, Carol... It can be difficult for those who find it easy keeping on top of things/being organised, to understand that for others it can be a nightmare. Starting small is key, like Julie says, just with a drawer in the kitchen or bedroom... and then remember not to be daunted by the task ahead but rather keep reminding yourself what you've achieved. 'Every journey starts with taking that first step.'

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deborah eade

When I lived in the tropics I didn't need to change clothes for the seasons, just keep shawls for the cooler evenings. Now living in the Alps there are not only seasons but also all the clothes related to seasonal sports to contend with. Vacuum packing has been my friend.

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De-cluttering can be a problem for some but start small and after a while you will find you want to do it more and more, it's very cathartic.


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