De­clut­ter­ing doesn’t have to be a daunt­ing task re­quir­ing hours of ef­fort. Liz Gra­ham dis­cov­ers it’s a job bet­ter done lit­tle and of­ten

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - LIFESTYLE -

For­get putting aside a whole day to sort out your house, your fi­nances or your health – the best way to do it is in bite-size chunks. “It’s a com­mon mis­take to take on a big spring clean­ing task and then get dis­tracted,” Kim Car­ruthers, a de­clut­ter­ing con­sul­tant and au­thor of Less is More (Jane Curry Pub­lish­ing), says. “I tell my clients to do a lit­tle bit of­ten. Any­where between five and 15 min­utes is a good time frame.”

Well­be­ing coach and yoga teacher Claire Obeid says the same prin­ci­ple ap­plies to clear­ing your headspace. “There are many quick ways you can be more mind­ful and limit neg­a­tive emo­tions.”

Here are their top five-minute tasks to make your life eas­ier, cleaner and hap­pier – plus some longer ones to try if you’re feel­ing in­spired.

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