Clutterfree Life Changes at 50plus – Free Getting-started Session

What’s happening in your life right now?

Do you want to make some changes? Do you need to change? Yourself? Your home? Your life?

No problem – you can decide to enjoy the change process and use it as an opportunity to make things not only different but better.

Decluttering your home can help you change your life

A successful decluttering project changes our home in a positive way, it makes it more comfortable and enjoyable.

And creating a clear and organised home base supports feelings of competence and confidence, which makes it easier to also approach and manage other changes in our life in a powerful way.

Often, going through a decluttering process is even a precondition of a desired or necessary change in our life (for example: after divorce or before we downsize).

If we prepare the process carefully, if we organise it in a systematic way and conduct it consciously, we can use our decluttering project as a life-change tool.

Change is never easy. 

Our human brain hates anything new or unknown, it wants us to stay away from potential risk and danger.

This explains why we stick to what we have even if it doesn’t serve us and why we often don’t want to change our current situation even if we don’t like it: It feels safe.

So we can expect that the decision to release clutter and make changes in our life will reveal another layer of ‘clutter’:

mental and emotional barriers that we need to overcome if we want to change what we currently have in our life.

The 3 steps to declutter your home and change your life

My simple and clear 3-step decluttering approach enables you to become aware of the internal obstacles and to develop strategies to overcome them.

You very quickly get good at letting go of what keeps you stuck and at successfully managing any type of change:

    • Changes of life circumstances (e.g. becoming an empty nester, entering retirement, downsizing to a smaller place, getting divorced, loss of a loved one)
    • Changes of personal purpose/focus (e.g. becoming a happier person, getting rid of any self-limiting clutter thoughts, creating an enjoyable home)

Whether it’s the physical stuff in your home, or the unhelpful thoughts in your mind, or the challenges you encounter in your life – you always take just 3 steps to clear up the mess.

It’s easy to learn the 3 life-decluttering steps, and it’s easy to apply them.

Let’s talk and find out how you can use the 3 steps to clear up any clutter in your life, and to manage change successfully.

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Getting-Started Session

‘Clutterfree Life’ Coaching for Women 50plus

Are you 50plus – and ready to let go and move on?

Are you ready to let go of the clutter in your life – so you can move on with new clarity and energy?

Are you determined to create real change at this stage of your life – and to do it from a clean place?

Creating a clutterfree home is a great starting point if you want to clear up your life.

Sorting through your belongings and making decisions about what you want to keep and what you no longer need helps you clarify your values and define your priorities in life.

How do you get started?

Some help from a personal and experienced supporter might be all you need to make your next decluttering project a sustainable success.

And your life lighter.

Consider working with a ‘Clutterfree Life’ Coach.

photo Margo @ Let Go - Move On

My name is Margot.

I am a qualified professional organiser and a certified life coach.

Working in both professions for many years has made me really good at life-decluttering.

And my clear and simple 3-step decluttering approach enables my clients to become clutterfree-life experts as well.

Let’s work as a team together and use my home- and mind-decluttering expertise to help you let go of the ‘too much’ – all the physical stuff that doesn’t serve you (any longer)  but also all the limiting thoughts and feelings that keep you stuck.

Start your life-decluttering journey now, click the green button and book your free

Getting-Started Session

A successful decluttering project has so many benefits:

    • You not only gain more space and order in your home,
    • you also build up clarity, confidence, and peace in your mind,
    • and you fill your life with more energy, passion and lightness.

My mindful decluttering approach is very clear and simple.

Whether it’s physical stuff in your home or limiting and unhelpful thoughts in your mind, it takes just 3 steps to clear up the mess:

    1. Gaining Awareness
    2. Making Decisions
    3. Taking Action

It’s easy to learn these 3 steps, and it’s easy to apply them to clear up any clutter in your life.

So, are you now – at 50plus – ready to let go of the stuff that doesn’t serve you and to move on into a clutterfree lighter life?

If you are truly committed to create positive change,

you can decide to use my support

to make your next decluttering project a success

and get really good at managing your mind and life.

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Getting-Started Session

A small step can change everything: Your home – your mind – your life.

Small steps matter.

They create change, step-by-step.

The first small step is the most powerful. Nothing happens without it.

Having a clear and organised home (or not) has to do with how successful we manage two different but closely related activities:

    • we have to be good at decluttering / organising physical stuff
    • and we have to be good at decluttering/organising our mind.

Our home and our possessions should reflect and support our lifestyle and our values, instead of making life more difficult and stressful.

However, when we are surrounded by belongings that we don’t use, like, need, we can’t relax and refuel our energy resources.

Instead, the mess sucks up our attention and energy. It clutters our mind, the physical clutter bombards our brain with excessive stimuli. We find it hard to focus on our daily lives – it’s all too much!

If we struggle to take action to declutter and organise our home and life, it’s often because the task seems to be so huge that we feel overwhelmed and end up with doing nothing.

We look at the mess and feel stuck, we feel incapable of getting active and making changes.

In this situation, it often helps to just get started – to take the first tiny step:

We choose one small area to focus our decluttering project on and forget about the big rest of the mess for now.

Instead of planning the clear up of the whole house, we decide, for example, to get one drawer in the kitchen sorted, or a little cupboard in the bed room, or our handbag. We set the timer for 20 or 30 minutes, and get the job done, from start to finish.

A small exercise like this, these 20 or 30 minutes, can change everything.

Choosing one small concrete project and tackling it successfully, creates not only new order and space in a little area of our home.

It also changes how we experience ourselves.

Decluttering and organising a small area delivers a visible real result. And this little success triggers a sense of ‘I can take action’, ‘I can organise’, ‘I can achieve results’.

It allows us to start believing in ourselves and our capacity to be(come) an organised person. 

Thus, even just a small successful experience like taking action and changing a cluttered drawer into a clear and organised drawer can have significant effects on our mind and our thinking. (Click Here to read about an example project: Decluttering and organising my office supplies’ drawer.)

It can have the power to set off a cascade of other changes in our life because our thoughts and beliefs are the cause of anything we experience in our life:

As soon as we start to believe that we can organise our stuff, that we can achieve results by taking action, we start to feel more powerful and confident, which frees us up to take further action, which delivers further results.

Which then reinforce and intensify our thoughts of being capable of changing our life and taking control. Which strengthens our feelings of strengths, which … .

A tiny small action creating small but real results can get the ball rolling, can trigger a circle of success. 

A small step can change everything. Give it a try.

THE FIRST STEP INTO A CLUTTERFREE LIFE?

Order your FREE Quick-Start Decluttering Tool-Box today.

The purpose of the decluttering tool-box – which will be delivered to your email inbox – is to offer you directly usable resources that will help you manage your decluttering projects successfully.

The tools – little exercises, checklists, tips, and tricks (pdf-downloads) – are simple and practical – and easy to apply.

They will make it so much easier for you to get rid of the clutter in your home and life.

Are you ready to make some changes?

To create more clarity, space, lightness, energy, and joy in your life?

Click this button to download

Your Quick-Start Decluttering Tool-Box

Why we need to take control of what’s happening in our mind

Recently, we talked about the damaging effect the clutter in our mind can have on all areas of our life.

Mind clutter – all the self-limiting thoughts and unsupportive beliefs – causes all the other types of clutter in our life. If we let our mind go out of control.

An unsupervised mind gets easily cluttered.

Left on its own, the lack of direction and guidance causes our mind to come up with automatic and often unconscious thoughts that don’t serve us.

These are just a few examples of typical home-clutter related thoughts:

    • This is too hard to do.
    • I am not good at this, have never been good at it.
    • I have tried so many times to do this, it never worked.
    • I don’t know what to do, I don’t know where to start.
    • This is a mess!
    • It’s not my fault, my family is so chaotic.
    • There is no time to do the work.
    • I’d need a magic pill to solve this – and there is none.
    • You may want to add your home-clutter related thoughts?

This type of thinking has serious consequences.

It creates feelings like overwhelm, confusion, stress, frustration, disappointment, apathy, shame, hopelessness, powerlessness, etc.

Sounds familiar? What do you feel when you have clutter thoughts?

It’s no wonder that feeling these or similar emotions keeps us from taking the required actions:

    • We procrastinate and postpone,
    • we avoid planning and doing what needs to be done,
    • we start some activities but give up as soon as the first obstacle shows up,
    • we don’t ask for help,
    • we hide the clutter and pretend that all is good,
    • we distract ourselves with the help of Netflix and social media,
    • we try to escape our uncomfortable feelings with the help of ‘over’-activities (over-eating, over-drinking, over-working, over-etc.).
    • What are your actions or inactions when you don’t feel like doing it?

The circle closes with a definitely unwanted result – we remain stuck in a cluttered and uncomfortable life that we don’t want, full of stuff that we don’t like or use, and that doesn’t serve us.

How can we start to declutter and organise our mind and our life successfully?

THE FIRST STEP INTO A CLUTTERFREE LIFE?

Order your FREE Quick-Start Decluttering Tool-Box today.

The purpose of the decluttering tool-box – which will be delivered to your email inbox – is to offer you directly usable resources that will help you manage your decluttering projects successfully.

The tools – little exercises, checklists, tips, and tricks (pdf-downloads) – are simple and practical – and easy to apply.

They will make it so much easier for you to get rid of the clutter in your home and life.

Are you ready to make some changes?

To create more clarity, space, lightness, energy, and joy in your life?

Click this button to download

Your Quick-Start Decluttering Tool-Box

Our mind – not the stuff in our home – is the cause of our (clutter) problems

Where does the clutter in our life come from?

As human beings, we all have clutter in our life:

    • Belongings in our home that we don’t need, use, love.
    • Thoughts in our minds that don’t serve us.
    • Feelings in our heart that disturb our wellbeing.
    • Actions in our daily life that draw us away from where we want to go.
    • Results in our life that keep us stuck.

The most damaging category of clutter is the clutter in our mind.

This type of clutter – all the self-limiting thoughts and unsupportive beliefs – is so powerful because the mind-clutter causes all the other types of clutter in our life.

Why we need to actively manage our mind

An unsupervised mind gets easily cluttered.

Left on its own, the lack of direction and guidance causes the mind to come up with automatic thoughts which then create feelings and actions that can

    • cause us to create a mess in our home,
    • damage our relationships with others and with ourselves,
    • hold us back in our personal development,
    • keep us stuck in a job we don’t like or slow us down in our career,
    • make our financial situation difficult,
    • keep us from setting and reaching goals and creating the life we want to have.

However, it’s within our power to take back control and clear up the mess in our mind – and in our life.

In fact, our mind can become our best and most supportive friend – if we take the initiative and learn to manage what’s going on up there and how to get rid of anything that’s not serving us.

How we can start to manage our mind and our life successfully

The best way to start is to focus.

Instead of trying to change everything to the better in one go, we take a step-by-step approach.

We choose just one area of our life and commit ourselves to get it sorted out.

Clearing up this one area – and the related part in our mind – will build and strengthen our ‘decluttering-muscles’. We become experts in recognising clutter and sorting it out.

We also become mind-management experts.

Now we are the ones who decide what’s happening in our mind. Limiting thoughts are no longer tolerated, we get really good at letting go of what doesn’t serve us.

We gain space and clarity in our mind. Now we are free to move on with new useful thoughts, feelings and actions – which help us to create the results we want to have in the chosen area of our life.

Your home could be the one area of your life that you focus on.

Team up with your mind and get the clutter out – out of your home and out of your mind.

THE FIRST STEP INTO A CLUTTERFREE LIFE?

Order your FREE Quick-Start Decluttering Tool-Box today.

The purpose of the decluttering tool-box – which will be delivered to your email inbox – is to offer you directly usable resources that will help you manage your decluttering projects successfully.

The tools – little exercises, checklists, tips, and tricks (pdf-downloads) – are simple and practical – and easy to apply.

They will make it so much easier for you to get rid of the clutter in your home and life.

Are you ready to make some changes?

To create more clarity, space, lightness, energy, and joy in your life?

Click this button to download

Your Quick-Start Decluttering Tool-Box

Decluttered & Organised BLOG ARCHIVE @ Let Go – Move On

What’s your focus of interest – Home Decluttering or Mind Decluttering? 

Just ask me – I now can easily find the information you are interested in. 

All my blog articles are now nicely organised in two ‘containers’ with clear labels:

Blog - Focus Home DeclutteringOne ‘container’ contains all the blog posts that focus on Home Decluttering topics.

Blog - Focus Mind Decluttering

The other one stores the articles that focus on Mind Decluttering issues.

The reason why I decided to do the work and why my blog archive is now clutterfree and well sorted:

Recently, I felt a bit ashamed because I – the ‘clutterfree life’ coach – struggled to find one of my blog posts under the ‘clutter’ in the archive.

A client wanted to get her sentimental belongings – items inherited from her mother – sorted out. I thought that a blog post that I had written about this topic a while ago would be helpful to her. 

But then I had a typical clutter experience – I couldn’t find that post. I knew it was somewhere but not where exactly. So it took me a while to search around in my archive. Finally I found it.

But I knew that it was time to declutter and organise my blog archive. 

And I had a typical decluttering experience – I discovered articles that I had forgotten about and was happy to see again. And others that might have been useful at the time I created them but now no longer were up-to-date and needed to go.

I made some tough decisions. And then got everything that I wanted to keep nicely organised.

Now I know again what I have in my blog archive and where I can find it. 

I can’t say that I was happy about the time I had to invest in the decluttering and organising process but I totally like the result. It was worth the time and effort. 

That’s a typical clutterfree experience:

The process of letting go of what we have kept but don’t need (any longer) is not always fun and very often hard work – but the result is always positive:

More order, space and clarity. More reason to feel relaxed, content, and peaceful.

More …   Fill in the blank – What are the feelings that you experience at the end of a successful decluttering project? 

THE FIRST STEP INTO A CLUTTERFREE LIFE?

Order your FREE Quick-Start Decluttering Tool-Box today.

The purpose of the decluttering tool-box – which will be delivered to your email inbox – is to offer you directly usable resources that will help you manage your decluttering projects successfully.

The tools – little exercises, checklists, tips, and tricks (pdf-downloads) – are simple and practical – and easy to apply.

They will make it so much easier for you to get rid of the clutter in your home and life.

Are you ready to make some changes?

To create more clarity, space, lightness, energy, and joy in your life?

Click this button to download

Your Quick-Start Decluttering Tool-Box

Why we need to be very careful about what we are thinking

The purpose of the ‘Powerful Questions Series’ is to help us open up our mind to new possibilities and development options.

CLICK HERE to get inspired by the questions we have discussed in this series so far.

If we aren’t getting the result we want it’s because of a thought.

Our thoughts create our feelings, our feelings drive our actions, our actions accumulate into results. – The trouble starts when we forget about this powerful cycle of results-creation.

If something is not as we want it to be, if we have a result in our life that we don’t like, we often believe that something is wrong with us. Or we blame certain ‘unfair’ circumstances in our life.

Feeling incapable, out of control and stuck is the consequence, and making any changes to the unsatisfying situation seems impossible.

However, we can do something about it.

We can change the results we currently have by changing the thoughts we currently think.

One of the many ways to test our thoughts – especially our limiting beliefs – is to ask ourselves powerful questions – AND answer them! For example:

    • ‘If I didn’t believe this, then what would I do?’
    • ‘What if I’m wrong about that?’
    • ‘What if this is just a story my mind made up?’

Click here to learn more about how we can declutter our limiting thoughts.

Take the first step of your mind- (and life-) decluttering journey today.

Schedule your free Getting-Started Session

Knowing and living our values gives life structure and stability

The purpose of the ‘Powerful Questions Series’ is to help us open up our mind to new possibilities and development options.

CLICK HERE to get inspired by the questions we have discussed in this series so far.

What can we do to fully live our life in the present, in the here and now?

When things are not easy or uncertain – like just now, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic – we get more concerned about life, health and even death than we normally are.

Often, deeper questions about our life and ourselves come up in our mind.

Instead of pushing away these potentially unsettling questions, we can deliberately decide to find our very personal answers to them.

Defining our values and our purpose in life can give our mind and our soul structure, stability and direction.

We can ask ourselves questions like these:

    • What is really important to me in the different areas of my life?
    • Am I currently neglecting important values and principles?
    • What do I want to achieve in my life, today and tomorrow?
    • Where do I want to focus my time and my energy?

And then we can use our answers to now truly ‘value our values’:

    • How can I pay more attention to what’s important to me in my daily life?
    • Could I start a new personal or professional project, here and now, that’s closely linked to my values and my goals?

Life is happening now and here. It’s not on the other side of self isolation and other Covid-related restrictions. We can’t put it on hold for a couple of months.

Knowing what’s important to us can help us value and fully live our life – no matter what the current circumstances are.

How a conversation with your future self can help you to achieve your goals

The purpose of the ‘Powerful Questions Series’ is to help us open up our mind to new possibilities and development options.

CLICK HERE to get inspired by the questions we have discussed in this series so far.

The secret to creating the life you want: Talk to your Future Self

The ‘Free Guide to Your Future Self’ is all about how we can use the help of a future version of ourselves to achieve our goals.

The following is an extract from the freebie:

EXERCISE – Talk to your much older future self

Imagine your future self being much older than you are now, maybe 85 or 90 years old. You can expect her being much wiser and more mindful and knowledgeable at this stage of life. 

Picture yourself sitting together with your future self, having a relaxed conversation with her. Don’t forget to take notes while you are taking to her.

STEP 1 – Choose a topic

Choose the area of your life you want to discuss with your future self. Tell her what you wish to change, improve, achieve.

STEP 2 – Ask powerful questions

Now ask her these 3 questions:

    • What does she recommend you should stop doing?
    • What does she want you to start doing?
    • What does she think you should continue doing?

Don’t judge or evaluate, just write down whatever comes up in her(your) mind.

Don’t push away what you don’t like to hear. Take your time to think it through.

STEP 3 – Create an action plan

Choose one or two of her recommendations about what you should stop, start, or continue doing.

Compile an action plan: List all the things you want to think, feel and do differently.

Then start realising your goals. Don’t postpone, take the first step – now.


The free guide offers additional information about useful conversations we can have with our future self. It also includes an example for the exercise above.

How to talk to your future self

A set of 3 little questions – to make our actions and activities more valuable

The purpose of the ‘Powerful Questions Series’ is to help us open up our mind to new possibilities and development options.

CLICK HERE to get inspired by the questions we have discussed in this series so far.

Each day in our life offers numerous opportunities to learn something new, to gain helpful insights, to think in a different way, to benefit from an experience.

Unfortunately, we often miss these opportunities because we rush through our day. We are in a hurry to start, manage, and complete tasks, projects, processes, activities. We want to get it done so that we can move on to the next thing.

We don’t take the time to look back at what we have been doing, we don’t pay attention to the results we have created, we don’t stop to evaluate, review and adjust – we just move on, and on, and on.

How can we become more aware of learning opportunities and use them deliberately for our personal development?

A set of 3 little questions can help.

As soon as a job, task or project has been completed, at the end of an event, after any success or failure experience, at the end of the day/week/month/year month, we can ask ourselves:

    • What worked?
    • What didn’t work?
    • What am I going to do differently?

GIVE IT A TRY

At the end of today, pause for a moment, and see what you can learn from your answers to the questions

    • What worked out today? What did I do successfully? What positive results have I created today?
    • What didn’t work? What feels like a failure? Why? What went wrong, or not as expected/wanted?
    • What can I learn from this? What can I do differently tomorrow?

How a new evening routine can bring some light at the end of the day

The purpose of the ‘Powerful Questions Series’ is to help us open up our mind to new possibilities and development options.

CLICK HERE to get inspired by the questions we have discussed in this series so far.

What could you ask instead of ‘How was your day?’

Asking another person positive questions not only helps that person lighten up their mood, it also helps us: Making the effort to think about a good question and hearing ourselves asking it opens up our own mind to the good experiences in our life.

Give it a try, play around and experiment with asking other questions in the evening than just ‘How was your day?’

These are some suggestions:

    • Tell me three good things that happened to you today.
    • What was the best conversation you had today?
    • What are you most grateful for about your day?
    • What made you laugh today?
    • What did you do that was just for you today?
    • What was the best part of your day? Why?
    • Etc.

‘Inventing’ new powerful questions can become a great shared activity at the end of the day, a fun game that you can play with your partner/family at the dinner table every evening.

The good thing about this evening routine, however, is that we don’t need to have other people around us to do it.  We can create the habit to ask ourselves at least one powerful question before or while we are going to bed.

Make sure that you have a positive mind at the end of the day!

Take the first step of your mind- (and life-) decluttering journey today.

Schedule your free Getting-Started Session

How appreciation and gratitude help us fill up our personal treasure chest

The purpose of the ‘Powerful Questions Series’ is to help us open up our mind to new possibilities and development options.

CLICK HERE to get inspired by the questions we have discussed in this series so far.

Do you truly appreciate what you have in your life?

Daily practicing our appreciation of the good things in our life helps us strengthen our positive-feeling ‘muscle’. It makes us feel better. And stronger.

The purpose of the ‘Treasure Chest’ exercise is to come up with positive thoughts about the things we value and appreciate in our life, all the stuff we are grateful for and happy about.

These thoughts in turn will help us fill up our personal ‘treasure chest’ of positive and powerful feelings.

All the appreciation, gratefulness, happiness and contentedness that we add to our ‘treasure chest’ does not only make us feel good in that moment, it will also keep our heart warm during cloudy or stormy periods that might come up in the future.

How do you fill up your personal treasure chest?

Invest 10 minutes each day and write down what comes up to your mind when you ask yourself questions like these:

    • What am I grateful for today?
    • What am I happy about just now?
    • What are the people in my life that are particularly valuable to me?
    • What are the things in my life (personal belongings, money, space, time, etc) that I really appreciate?
    • What have I done/am I doing that I am really proud of?
    • Etc.

The nice thing about this treasure chest is that it’s not heavy and it can’t be stolen. We can carry it around with us all day, we can open it any time, and we can share it with others if we want to.

Enjoy what’s in your personal treasure chest!

Take the first step of your mind- (and life-) decluttering journey today.

Schedule your free Getting-Started Session