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Wouldn’t it be great to have your home in order, your finances on track and to feel more in control of your life? We believe life is so much more pleasant when your space is less cluttered and your financial future is more clear. Join Jane of Serenity Organsing & Decluttering Service and Abby of McMurtrie Wealth Management Ltd for a fun night of demonstrations and interactive play on how to declutter and organise for a happier home, and plan for your financial future.

You’ll get

  • Drinks and buffet
  • Live demonstration on how to declutter efficiently, organise and design your storage system
  • No obligation financial consultation and advice from Abby including but not limited to how to plan and gain a clear perspective on your financial future, from preparing for the “what if’s?” to planning for retirement
  • No obligation decluttering and organising consultation from Jane
  • Complimentary access to Serenity Organising & Decluttering Service’s online course “How to declutter and organise your space – the fundamentals” (usual price £19.99)
  • Complimentary access to online course “How to declutter and organise paperwork” (usual price £9.99)
  • Complimentary guide on “How to live less cluttered and more organised”

Yes, you too can have the space you love, the life you enjoy!

Book directly with us to get further discount!

New Year, New You – get a jump start on your 2018 dreams

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It’s that time of the year again. While some of us are busy making New Year’s resolutions, others consider this to be waste of time. After all, we get told most the great new resolutions fail by wayside by March. But even you don’t believe New Year’s resolutions, you must have your own dream for 2018, is it to exercise regularly, eat more healthy food and lose weight, or save more for that dream holiday, or get a new bathroom, or stop smoking?

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Whatever you dream is, the best way to jump start it is to get organised! Start from where you live! Because life is complicated, balance work and life a modern world requires a lot of planning and organisation, and time. It is difficult to find extra time for your new excise regime, if you’re stuck in a house full of kids’ toys and paperwork, and can’t even find your sport gear. How can you cook healthy meals regularly if your kitchen is so cluttered that you literately have no space on the kitchen counter? But don’t despair, we are here to help. We can get your living space/ work space organised, so you have a clear space to think and plan how you can realise your big dreams, and not waste money on getting duplicate items!

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If you’d like to get a jump start of your 2018 goals, don’t miss our January sale! Book with us between 8th to 31 of January, get 10% off your bill!

Celebrating National Organising Week, 10% off total bill!

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To celebrate National Organising Week this year (6-12 November 2017), we offer 10% off total bill if you book with us between 6-20 November 2017. NOW is the perfect time to declutter your place so you can have more time to relax and enjoy the festivities!

We are on LOVESPACE!

We are featured on LOVESPACE!
LOVESPACE is the UK’s first storage by the box service, offering collection and delivery nationwide. We are honoured to be invited to contribute to their blog. Click the image below to check their blog.

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FREE weekly meal planner + grocery list

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We’re committed to healthy living and we understand challenges people face to cook and eat healthily these days. That’s why we are giving you this weekly meal planner and grocery list for free, aiming to help you stay organised, eat healthily. We hope that by using this planner, you’ll live a more healthy and organised life. Here’s to a new, happier and healthier you!

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We are on Houzz!

Good news! We are on Houzz, you may have heard of it, may be a fan for a long time, I’m happy to announce we are on it now!

4 steps to rescue your space from paper clutter

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Is paperwork a source of clutter in your home? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Many people struggle to keep paper clutter under control, either at home or at work. For some, a messy desk might spark creativity. For most of us, however, disorder means stress, distraction and poor performance. The good news is, we have 4 steps to help you tackle paper clutter.

1.Create a paperwork sorting system and streamline your files

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Tamara Rahoumi of Martha Stewart Living suggests a paperwork sorting system should be created based on subjects and priority. Labels such as “finance”, “education”, “urgent” can be useful, have your most important files stored securely in a metal file box, while other files stored in magazine file organisers (as shown in the picture above). Additionally, it is important to have a file drawer close at hand for current projects, suggest label: current projects; another drawer for documents relating to finished projects you want to hang on for a little while, and files you may want to keep for a while but don’t need urgent attention (We recommend clear this drawer every 1-3 months depending on how quickly it fills up).

2. Set up an entryway paper organiser or kitchen paper organising zone

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If you are lucky enough to have a sizable entryway, “make it easy to keep mail in the same spot every time you make a trip to the mailbox by creating an organisation station right when you walk through the front door”, says Louisa Kamps of realsimle.com.

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Aby Garvey of simply 101.com points out kitchen is a natural landing spot for paperwork at any home, but this doesn’t mean your kitchen need to be filled with paper clutter. The solution is to create an organising zone in the kitchen, where incoming mails and other paperwork can be handled and organised.

If don’t have a lot of space in the kitchen, don’t worry, even a small counter-top filing system using a small basket or file box could help. One of the advantage of have a small basket or file box containing essential tools for dealing with everyday paperwork, as suggested by Aby, is that you don’t have to worry about lack of space for dealing with paperwork  when you have guests over. Simply move your file basket or box temporarily into your bedroom until your guests leave.

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Apart from incoming mails, other paper such as receipts, electric device user manuals, and business cards for local tradesmen and even takeaway menus can be sources of clutter, too. So it is equally important to dedicate space for items in those categories. i.e. a labelled binder for all your user manuals, a business card folders for local business.

3. Minimising incoming mail by going paperless

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Going paperless can reduce your paper clutter and benefit the environment. When you deal with existing paper, ask this question: can I find this information online, or somewhere else quickly? If the answer is yes, bin the paper.

4. Get rid of unwanted mail early, and declutter your paper along the way

Whatever system you go with, they key is to give your paper designated destinations, and act according to their urgency and importance.  This way, you will reduce your chance of losing important files and/or missing deadlines. An added bonus, is that you will have the space to display the nice post cards received from friends and family:)

Try these steps and see if they work for you, we’d love hear your feedback!