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Ten-minute Jobs

on ten-minute jobs

  • 29th January 2019
I’m a massive fan of the ten-minute job. These are small, achievable tasks we can finish in a short period of time. Completing just one of them has immediate, visible results. When there’s a lot to organise and we don’t know where to start, a ten-minute job can be a great entry or warm-up. Read on to find out more or scroll to the bottom for some generic, room specific ten-minute job ideas.
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Kristin Neff Talking On Self-compassion At Action For Happiness

on self-compassion

  • 7th November 2018
What relevance does self-compassion have to organising and decluttering our homes? The more I do this work, the more I want to give the self-compassion gift to my clients, my friends – and me. When an aeroplane crashes, there’s a reason we’re asked to put the mask on ourselves first
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on positive psychology

  • 7th February 2017
There’re plenty of reasons I’m doing a masters in applied positive psychology and coaching psychology. They’re all connected with happiness and most of them relate to my work as a professional organiser.
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on marie kondo

  • 21st October 2016
It’s some time since I, together with a number of APDO buddies, had the privilege of being members of an audience hosted by a women’s magazine I’d never buy. This was an audience with the world-renowned Japanese declutterer, Marie Kondo. I still talk about that evening. It makes me smile, so I thought I’d share...
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on clutter

  • 16th May 2016
There’re plenty of reasons I’m doing a masters in applied positive psychology and coaching psychology. They’re all connected with happiness and most of them relate to my work as a professional organiser.

To paraphrase Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology, pictured here, I’m studying the science of what makes things better. At the same time I’m learning to be the best coach I can. I’m only one term in (of many – I’m taking it slowly), yet already the stuff I’m learning is filtering seamlessly into my work and personal life. I’m happier and I think I’m better at my job.
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on donating smart, quality clothes

  • 22nd March 2016
If you’ve got some good quality, interview appropriate clothes, especially if they’re size 16 and upwards, you can help Smart Works (who kindly supplied this image) change the life of another woman. If you’ve got masses of clothes like that to donate and your friends have too, you could organise a Smart Works clothes drive.
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on donating clothes

  • 22nd February 2016
I like TRAID. I like the shop near me in Dalston, it’s beautifully laid out. I like the way TRAID organise up-cycling and fashion events and I like it that they provide funding for projects such as supporting children of garment workers in Bangladesh. Professionally, I’ve a great deal of time for TRAID because they make it really easy for us to donate to them.
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on my profession

  • 22nd January 2016
I love answering the ‘what do you do?’ question – wherever I am, whomever I’m with, it provokes interest and discussion.
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on donating yarn

  • 22nd December 2015
A client took a whole car boot full of yarn she won’t use to the Helen Bamber Foundation the other day. She also gave them a few accessories; some knitting needles and a couple of stitch counters.
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