Archive for 'Sentimental Attachment'

She torched her wedding gown!

I often get lovely emails from viewers of the show ‘neat’ in which they share their journeys and success stories with me. Here’s one I received today that made me smile, and I wanted to share it (with permission) because I feel many can relate…

Dear Hellen,

I moved to […]

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My Wedding Gown and The Law of Attraction

wedding 008Over 31 years ago, as a young bride, I made a decision that every bride faces…I decided to have my wedding dress professionally cleaned and preserved.

How many of you still have your wedding gown sealed in that big, white box with the plastic ‘window’? I know I’m not the only one.

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Is Your Old Stuff Really Worth Something?

timecapsuleAs 1999 came to a close (and the Y2K bug had people in a frenzy), our family decided to put together a time capsule. So we gathered all the treasures we felt best represented the ‘90s, and packed them in a Rubbermaid container. We labelled it ‘Time Capsule’ and added the warning: ‘Do not […]

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Can Your Stuff Haunt You?

ownsyouHow’s your summer been going? I hope you’ve taken some time to relax and have fun! I spent part of my summer vacation in Key West, Florida with my husband. We went on one of the ghost tours the haunted city is famous for. I’m a fan of […]

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What does your ‘clutter hot spot’ reveal about you?

It’s never about the stuff – it’s about what the stuff represents. In my experience, through working with hundreds of clients struggling with chaos and disorganization, there appears to be an emotional connection to the ‘clutter hot spots’ (the rooms where most of the mess accumulates). It’s as if each room in the […]

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