• If you buy something new discard something old.
  • Don’t buy on impulse – if you see something you love leave it in the store and think about it for 3 days – if you still love it then go back and buy it.
  • Store your items so that you can see what you have i.e. see-through containers work well.
  • Know where you are going to store your purchase when you get home.


  • Buy classic styles that last.
  • If you want to stay in with fashion colours and trends accessorise with scarves and inexpensive fashion items.
  • Don’t make shopping a leisure activity.
  • Be aware that stores manipulate shoppers into buying things they don’t need.
  • Think about the clothing you buy – when choosing an item make sure you can wear it with at least 3 other items of clothing that you already have
  • Buy only things that you absolutely love.

If you feel that your things are taking over in your life, don’t hesitate to contact a professional organiser.

Until next time – your life in balance.

Tips to maintain your newly organised space