Therapeutic De-Clutter


Do you remember when you were little?

It’s not surprising probably but when I was a little girl I had a very tidy room and as I got older I was always constantly re-arranging the furniture to suit my needs.

One of the things I loved to do the most was organize my vanity which had all my precious jewellery and makeup. Some of it was the dollar store variety but I had other nicer earrings, rings and necklaces that were given to me from my mom and later on my grandma. I felt so grown up with my nice vanity table of treasures and really loved organizing it and making the space my own.

I got so much pleasure out of that space and thinking back to it I think one of the reasons why is because I did it for me. No one was telling me to do it. I just did it because it made me happy and gave me pleasure.

Do you remember the last thing you did for just you? Or how you felt after you did?

As a mother and a business owner it’s not always easy to get back to that place of happiness when all I had to worry about was organizing my lovely jewellery and makeup pieces but it goes without saying that the benefits of de-cluttering and organizing a personal space are huge.

Maybe you love to read. Creating a reading nook out of a closet with a comfy bench and some shelving is a great way to get all those books organized and do something for you.

Maybe you love to do crafts. Why not de-clutter all your old un-used supplies and then create a space to stretch out and put your creative mind to work. 

Or maybe you want, like I did as a little girl, a little jewellery and makeup space. Whatever the case may be, start today and do it for you!

Recently I spent some time going through my old jewellery box with my two daughters. I gifted some of my very ancient jewellery to them, tossed anything that no longer served a purpose and started a little spot in their room where they could keep all their treasures.

Hopefully it brings them the same pleasure that it did for me.


Guest Blogger: Laura Watts is a Professional Organizer and entrepreneur behind Double Take Organizing, a professional organizing company serving Durham and the G.T.A. She is a member of the Professional Organizers in Canada and specializes in helping small businesses and families get organized with a system specifically suited to their needs. Laura lives in Ajax with her husband and two beautiful daughters. You can reach her at 647-527-5543, on social media or visit


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