Decluttering Experts


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Why Hire A Declutter Expert?

Here are the Top 3 Reasons

1. Decluttering Experts Make You Get Around to It

There is always something else to do. You have been endeavouring to “get around to it” for sometime.

At Unstuff our team keeps you accountable. As professional decluttering experts it is the studied motivational and behaviour techniques that will lead you to success.

2. Decluttering Experts Make You Get Real

Most people ponder on ‘their stuff’ way too long. When our team assists, we give a fresh perspective and share our expert knowledge, that helps you “get real” about your time, information, space, and ‘stuff’.

3. Decluttering Experts Let You Get a Head Start

Our expert team has been there and done that. We understand the best known methods for your predicament, as well as  your quickly understanding your learning style, brain type, and personality. We will give you a customised assessment and create a realistic ‘real world’ plan.

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Extract from Women’s Weekly Handy Home Hints Magazine

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Best Advice | Comments Off on Extract from Women’s Weekly Handy Home Hints Magazine

How to Declutter Unruly stacks of papers, magazines, bills and letters lying on desks. Wardrobes and drawers crammed with clothes. Linen cupboards groaning with superfluous towels and sheets. Kitchen cupboards filled with mismatching crockery, unused gadgets and containers with missing lids. Old kids’ toys, unwanted gifts and redundant electronic items stuffed into storage areas. Out-of-date medicines languishing at the back of bathroom cabinets. Does any of this sound familiar? Many of us are guilty of allowing clutter to accumulate in our homes, taking over valuable space and giving the impression of barely controlled chaos. The problem is it tends to creep up on us and by the time we deem it a problem there is an awful lot of material to sift through. And we’re too busy, so it’s easier to keep clearing the surfaces and shoving other things into cupboards. Decluttering your home is often perceived as a time-consuming, confusing and overwhelming chore. Indeed, ‘I don’t know where to start’, is the most common complaint that professional declutterer, Lynne Trevail, of Sydney-based company Unstuff (professionalorganisersydney.com) hears from her clients. ‘People often tell me they are drowning in their belongings’, Lynne says. ‘They feel like they are suffocating.’ Where To Begin Decluttering, the experts say, is like losing weight. You need to decide on your goal or vision, find the motivation and put in steady work to get there. Sometimes, a personal trainer, aka a professional organizer, can help. ‘Our job is to question people as to why they are holding onto this stuff,’ says Lynne, who says her job is more akin to a life coach. ‘It tends to be emotional things like clothing, which they might say they paid a lot of money for and haven’t worn enough, even though the items are no longer the right size and they were bought 20 years ago. Questioning the client about it gives them an opportunity to loosen the bonds.’ Useful questions that you can ask yourself as you go (especially when re-evaluating the NOT SURE pile) might include: are you really going to read that book again? Do you have space for that object? Do you actually use that piece of gym equipment? If attachment to your possessions tends to cloud your judgement, says Lynne, choose an area that’s not emotional, like the bathroom. ‘Set the timer for 15 minutes, only do one drawer at a time, do the time and go away,’ she advises. ‘It’s small and often, rather than one really big job.’ Emotional Territory Once you move into emotional territory, some deeper introspection and lateral thinking may be required. ‘I decluttered a woman’s house the other day,’ says Lynne, ’and she’d held onto all her kids school workbooks. I asked why and she said, ‘I feel guilty because I was working and I wasn’t there for them. I want them to know I care’. The solution was that she photographed the workbooks and kept one book from each year. Family heirlooms and gifts are another tricky area. ‘People buy things of their own, but also have the stuff their grandparents or relatives have handed down to them,’ says Lynne. ‘It’s stuff they no longer want, like crystal, crockery and figurines, but they feel too guilty to give it away.’ A solution may be to pick...

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When a bargain isn’t a bargain.

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Best Advice | Comments Off on When a bargain isn’t a bargain.

When a bargain isn’t really a bargain! I have just returned from a holiday overseas, and one of the first questions people asked me was, what did you buy? Things are so cheap in the States! True, but, cheap is not cheap if you never use it or wear it. Then it just becomes a waste of money. This may not be a huge issue if you buy something that falls in the $10 to $20 price range. However, what if you spend hundreds of dollars on cheap? I had this experience while shopping in a high end handbag outlet store in the States. I was dumbfounded by the bargain mentality of the customers. There were hundreds of people in the store buying handbags. Not one, but 4 or 5, each with a price tag over $200. People were behaving as though there would never be another handbag sale for the rest of eternity. This was frenzied shopping rather like the January sales where people wait overnight to be first in the store for the bargain. People were pushing and shoving, desperate to get a bargain. I wondered how anyone could make a rational decision regarding whether they liked the bag when they were so worried someone would buy it before they could. So the question is, are they buying the bag because they like it, are they buying the bag because it is a bargain, or are they buying the bag because they don’t want anyone to get the bargain before they do? Panic takes rational decision making out of the picture. So how do you save yourself from the desperation of, must have at any cost? 1.First ask yourself is this a need or a want? If you really need a new handbag, then fighting the frenzied shoppers might be worthwhile. 2.Go with a plan. What style and colour are you looking for? Go with a list and stick to it, no matter what. It’s so easy to get sidetracked by bright and shiny. How often have you gone looking for a handbag and come back with a dress and shoes, neither of which you needed, and still no handbag. 3.Go knowing you are only prepared to spend x number of dollars. 4.Never spend more than you can afford. You won’t be so happy with the bargain when you can’t pay your credit card. Remember late payment incurs fees and the bargain can turn into a very expensive item at 17% each month. 5.Pay with cash. We tend to pay everything with cards these days. The risk of this is it’s hard to calculate how much you have spent, especially if you are on a roll during the sales. With cash, once the money is gone, it’s time to stop! Remember, bargains are only bargains if you can afford...

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Trash v Treasure, Unstuff Appear in the Canberra Times October 2013

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in Best Advice | Comments Off on Trash v Treasure, Unstuff Appear in the Canberra Times October 2013

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/lifestyle/out-with-the-old-and-in-with-the-new-20131001-2uq4o.html

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‘Clearing the Decks’ – Sydney Professional Organisers Unstuff appear in the SMH, October 2013

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Best Advice | Comments Off on ‘Clearing the Decks’ – Sydney Professional Organisers Unstuff appear in the SMH, October 2013

How to part with your belongings as painlessly as possible and reap the immeasurable benefits of a clutter-free home. Sydney-based professional organiser, Holly Whale from Unstuff, gives advice on decluttering. Read on…. http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/clearing-the-decks-20131010-2v97q.html

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Listen to Holly Whale on ABC Radio, October 2013, with Tips on Decluttering for a Garage Sale

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Best Advice | Comments Off on Listen to Holly Whale on ABC Radio, October 2013, with Tips on Decluttering for a Garage Sale

As ambassador to the Garage Sale Trail 2013, Unstuff was invited to participate in a panel discussion about collecting, decluttering and garage sales. How to deal with someone who collects airline sick-bags? This is a new one for us!...

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Unstuff are Ambassadors for the Garage Sale Trail 2013

Posted by on Sep 28, 2013 in Best Advice | Comments Off on Unstuff are Ambassadors for the Garage Sale Trail 2013

See us appear in September 25th’s Wentworth Courier. Get on board for the Garage Sale Trail and help reduce landfill by passing on your unwanted goods sustainably – making some money and meeting your neighbours along the way! http://newslocal.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx ...

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Organising Tips for Working Mums

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Best Advice | Comments Off on Organising Tips for Working Mums

See some key tips to organising your life before returning to the workforce.   http://www.careforkids.com.au/newsletter/2013/april/24

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Preparing your home for a new baby

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Best Advice | Comments Off on Preparing your home for a new baby

ABC Radio interview. Listen to our advice on preparing your home for a new baby http://bit.ly/R1CMpj  

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