Aaaaand that’s it: competition closed!
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It’s been brilliant fun seeing your entries - they’ve really made us laugh: you’re all very creative!
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We will announce the winner at 6pm on Friday 27th November.
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Thanks to everyone who entered!
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#thefashionedit #fashion_edit #collab #collaboration #fun #wardrobe #closet #letusatit #competition #competitionclosed #lifeedit
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If Jackson Maine were a stationery cupboard...
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We did a big reorganise of our stationery after we had the fire and I love this system. For me seeing what we’ve got is key. Especially when it looks pretty like this. Magazine files are great for envelopes, notebooks and plastic folders. A smidge of labelling and boom! It’s all done.
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How do you organise your home stationery?
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#homeoffice #office #study #stationery #stationerylove #sorted #organised #paper #notebooks #clutterfree #declutter #professionalorganiser #edinburgh #jacksonmaine #theothermrlifeedit #lifeedit
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Anyone else feeling the dread of yet more plastic toys for Christmas this year? No offence Buzz Lightyear, I love you as much as the next gal but every year there’s too. Much. Stuff!!

What will you do this year to cut down on kids’ Christmas clutter?
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#christmas #cluttered #clutterfree #clutter #declutter #buzzlightyear #plastic #nomoreplastic #herewegoagain #professionalorganiser #lifeedit
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This is Mr Life/Edit. He is standing in our porch next to the bags that Victoria and I have decluttered this week alone. He is 6 ft 3 and I wanted to show you what he looks like next to a week’s haul for comparison.

4 days of decluttering for us means 105 bags - which goes back right to the back wall (and include assorted buggies, prams, suitcases, guinea pig cages and other exciting stuff.) All off to be recycled and given to those who need it. And that’s not counting the bags we gave to a nursery on our way home today.
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It’s an incredible thing to see all of this. But what’s it really worth? It’s more than it looks.
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For this week alone, it’s:

The mum who’s about to move house but has an attic full which is hugely stressing out. Her attic houses her late husband’s memorabilia, some of which she wants to keep for their young daughter but it all feels too daunting and she’s got a toddler so it’s impossible to sort out on her own....
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It’s the woman who feels massively disempowered and frustrated by the fact that their garage is full of stuff her husband put in there. To make it worse it’s got a dodgy door that only he can open meaning there’s a build-up of stuff in the house because she can’t get it in to the garage.
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It’s the brother and sister who we helped last year and want a yearly revisit. They delightedly showed us all the positive changes and decoration they’d done in their flat since we’d last been there and said that our decluttering had been the catalyst for it all.
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It’s the family we go to every couple of months who have a gorgeous sprawling flat in a wonderful area of Edinburgh. But also a busy life, a husband with a degenerative condition, a small daughter and a zillion interests, family commitments, not to mention an impressive business to run. The woman who said today ‘I feel I can breathe when you two have been to our house.’
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All of that, to us feels way more meaningful and important than all those bags and all that ‘stuff’ we remove.
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The people we work with amaze us. More than 105 bags ever will 🤗
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#declutter #decluttering #declutteryourhome #clutterfree #weloveourcustomers #bestjobever #selfemployed #edinburgh #lifeedit
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How to enter to win The Ultimate Wardrobe makeover with us and @satisfashionstyle

#wardrobe #stylist #clothes #stylingnotshopping #tidy #organised #declutter #clutterfree #fashion_edit #ultimatewardrobemakeover #edinburghmums #giveaway #selfie #competition
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Here’s our wardrobe selfies!
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Show us yours on your grid or stories to be in with a chance of winning our amazing Fashion/Edit: the Ultimate Wardrobe Makeover prize worth £500 with us and Laura [email protected]@satisfashionstyle
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Get your selfie on!
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In a world where you can be anything: be kind.
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And how about starting with yourself? We often focus on how we interact with others but neglect to be kind to ourselves.
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We have ALL had a hard year. Covid has challenged us to our very core. Home working; furlough; home schooling; losing loved ones and not being able to grieve for them as we usually would; cancelling weddings; mental health crises; financial worries. The list goes on.
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Take some time today to process what you’ve been though this year. Well done you. You’re doing brilliantly. You are doing your best.
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Whilst you’re being kind to yourself how about considering this? People are starting to ask what you’d like for Christmas right? In a world where we can’t really go out; party clothes have lost their appeal; restaurant vouchers aren’t an option in the same way... how about asking for the the gift of falling in love with your house again? After all it’s where we are spending all our time just now!
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Our Life/Edit Christmas vouchers are the perfect way to start being kind to yourself. To do something for YOU. So next time you’re asked what you’d like for Christmas you know what to say. ‘I want to fall in love with my house again and I know who’ll help me do it!’
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Link in bio 💕
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#worldkindnessday2020 #worldkindnessday #kindness #bekind #bekindtoyourself #christmas #christmasgifts #christmasgift #home #declutter #clutterfree #giftvoucher #voucher #wishlist #christmaslist #christmas2020 #alliwantforchristmas #professionalorganiser #linkinbio #lifeedit
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Exciting news 🥳
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Do you love organising? Do you dream of doing it for a living? If so, let us know. We are looking for people to join us as we expand our business. For more information about this exciting opportunity, email [email protected]
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#recruiting #joinourteam #job #organiser #organising #declutter #declutterer #decluttering #professionalorganiser #edinburgh #lifeedit
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It’s been a worrying time recently with all the new Tier systems coming into play. For a bit we were worried that we wouldn’t be able to work so it’s great that we have confirmation today that we can. We are, of course still following best practice with social distancing, frequent sanitising, wearing masks and taking our temperature before entering anyone’s house.
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So brilliant that we can keep going 🥳
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#covid_19 #covid #corona #coronavirus #tiers #tier3 #edinburgh #scotgov #guidance
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This week we have been working with the lovely Josefa at @graceful_changes. Graceful Changes is a small, ethically and environmentally conscious, family business based in Edinburgh that hires out beautiful, organic clothing on a subscription basis; making these fantastic brands more affordable and guaranteeing a longer life for the garments.
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Josefa has kindly offered a discount code for our Life/Edit followers: use code LIFE/EDIT10 for £10 off the first month of a £30/15 item subscription. Thank you Josefa 💚♻️
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#ecofriendly #eco #sustainablefashion #sustainableliving #kids #kidsclothes #kidsclothing #children #childrensclothing #childrenswear #rent #rentdontbuy #hire #clotheshire #edinburghmums #edinburgh #gracefulchanges #discount #discountcode #declutter lifeedit
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Found these whilst sorting out our filing. It’s Richie’s (Mr Life/Edit) wee birth tag and notes from the hospital when he was born. It was so lovely to see. And funny to think of him so wee. Our babies were all nearly 9lbs like me when I was born.
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I’m a big believer in keeping a couple of really precious things from childhood that you can really treasure rather than loads of stuff which seems to lose its value by being too much.
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These will go straight into his memory box and one day we will show them to our boys.
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#memories #memorybox #family #familyhistory #baby #child #birth #hospital #hospitaltag #birthannouncement #clutterfree #declutter #everythinginitsplace #professionalorganiser #edinburgh #lifeedit
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It’s half term here in Edinburgh and just one day to go before we set off on our jollies to Skye. I find these wee breaks are everything these days and I can’t wait to get away with my boy team.
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Howevs. There is one helluva hurdle to get over beforehand...
Packing for 5 people 😱
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We are only going for 3 nights but we have to factor in: toys; books; nappies; comforters; tablets; snacks and that’s before we even think about packing OUR stuff.
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No matter how organised you are, packing is stressy. So here are some top tips for packing for a staycation with kids:
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🔑 Containment is key, as always. For the kids I put toiletries and nappies into separate bags (I use Ikea Istad) in their trunkies along with their clothes. For us we use packing cubes to keep everything organised: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07JFSV5R2/ref=sspa_mw_detail_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1&th=1
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🎒Pack a bag for the back of the car with kids’ essentials in. Ours are old enough now to manage this amongst themselves, sharing out sweets, passing books and comics to each other etc.
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🛀🏼Decant toiletries into small bottles to take up less space (more environmentally friendly than buying travel-sized ones.)
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🧺 Take a small laundry bag (the packing cubes I recommend above have one as part of the set) so you can keep dirty clothes separate and easily put a wash on when you’re back.
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🔌 Remember to pack chargers.
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🧳Check if your accommodation has a washing machine - if so you could half what you need to pack.
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🧑🏼Get the kids to choose 5 items they want to take with them. It will keep them occupied for a bit whilst you do the rest.
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☀️ Consider the weather and your activities and pack the right clothes and footwear.
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📝Keep a list of what you’ve packed: useful for packing for the return journey and also you can reuse it next time.
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Oh and take gin.

#packing #holiday #staycation #tips #toptips #family #scotland #trossachs #organise #organize #organised #organized #travel #kidsofinstgram @trunkitravels #4seasonsinoneday #arewethereyet #professionalorganiser #edinburgh #suitcase #packingcubes
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As you probably all know, as well as tidying I flipping well love an interior. So instead of wittering on about it on here, I’ve set up an account all about that very subject. It’s inspired by my own house which is a church which we converted about 10 years ago. I love to experiment in it and I’m excited about sharing it with you. Giz a follow @mother__interior 💞 ...

If Covid has taught us anything it has taught us that what we do not need is more STUFF. And since so many of you have been asking whether we are going to do gift vouchers in time for Christmas, we decided we would 😊

With many of us spending more time in our homes than we’ve ever done before, we have all learned that what we need is space; organisation and a calm, relaxing home. With Life/Edit gift vouchers you can treat yourself, or someone you love to just that. What better Christmas gift during the current time?

Link in bio ☝🏼

Lots of love and here’s to an organised future!

Zoë and Victoria 👯‍♀️

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“I absolutely loved working with Zoë.  She helped me to organise my kitchen/playroom and children’s bedrooms.  I hated the mess of kids’ toys and endless clutter, and she was able to help me not only find a better way to organise everything, but also helped me to really see what I could finally let go of.

There was never any judgement or pressure, just support and objective suggestions.  We had a real laugh during the process, but she kept me focussed and took away the daunting feeling out of what had seemed insurmountable for so long.

I would wholeheartedly recommend her services; she is incredibly professional, yet still so friendly, funny and easy to work with.  With such an incredible eye for detail and design, the end results are amazing!”  

Kate

Joppa

I kept telling myself I could tidy up and declutter by myself! Surely I didn’t need help?! Fortunately, I did ask Zoë to come and do a few hours to help me clear out some of the piles that just never seemed to get tackled. Under the stairs in particular had begun to get to the stage where I didn’t even know what was in there.

Zoë arrived with bin bags, labels and an air of calm authority. She was methodical and kept me from getting distracted by reading through old diaries and looking at every card stashed in old boxes which I was bound to do! She was however sympathetic, never telling me what to throw away but keeping me focussed on our ‘keep’ ‘throw’ ‘charity’ and ‘not sure’ piles.

I couldn’t believe how quickly we managed to sort through everything, clean the space and reorganise what I was keeping. A job that would have seemed daunting and difficult and taken me hours and hours was done quickly and easily. Thank you, Zoë!

Katy

Leith