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Inside Out, The Decluttering Version

Inside Out, The Decluttering Version

Blog posts   •   Oct 10, 2015 20:15 +08

​Headquarters might be where most of the action is, but a lot of what goes on in your mind during a decluttering project involve the hard work of Mind Workers like Forgetters Paula and Bob, Subconscious Guards FrankandDaveand Cop Jake. So which Mind Workers trip us up when we're fighting a battle with clutter? Here's Part 1 of "Inside Out, The Decluttering Version".

The Muji difference

The Muji difference

Blog posts   •   Sep 16, 2015 12:50 +08

We've written many posts about Muji products, but what exactly makes them so fantabulous that we can't help but gush about them like our first love? Well, read on to find out more, and we're quite sure you too will fall under its spell.

A Professional Organizer's Theory of Contraints

A Professional Organizer's Theory of Contraints

Blog posts   •   Aug 26, 2015 19:52 +08

We all want a bigger car, a bigger house. As far as possessions go, more seems to be better. But for most of us city folks, owning our own homes in a dense metropolis, regardless of the size, is already a blessing in itself. So how do we reconcile our want for more things with the size of the space that we currently live in? Is building in storage space into every nook and cranny the answer?

Which room would you rather clean?

Which room would you rather clean?

Blog posts   •   Jan 07, 2015 16:50 +08

It's a busy season for cleaners, so give them a break - try decluttering your home first before calling in the cleaners. They'll thank you immensely for that.

Get set, ready, go - tips for a roaring start in 2015!

Get set, ready, go - tips for a roaring start in 2015!

Blog posts   •   Dec 30, 2014 16:55 +08

December is the new January, someone said. So we're starting 2015 early, on 30 Dec, to be precise, to help you get ready to take on giants in Jan! Been feeling tired and listless after endless rounds of feasting and fellowship? Get those muscles moving with some decluttering and organizing exercise, before getting to the real deal. Everyone needs a bit of warm up, right?

The heart work of transforming lives

The heart work of transforming lives

Blog posts   •   Dec 29, 2014 12:55 +08

It's Christmas, and the perfect time for penning down the musings of a professional organizer. More than just things, what we really do is to transform lives, much like life coaches and personal trainers. And we do that in just one or three sessions (unlike personal coaches). So if you ever see us around, show us some love, instead of comparing us to cleaners or maids and order us around.

Edits Inc's "New Year, New You" decluttering tips to re-energize your 2015

Edits Inc's "New Year, New You" decluttering tips to re-energize your 2015

Blog posts   •   Dec 24, 2014 13:10 +08

Before you start on any New Year's resolutions, try decluttering your home and office first. It'll set the right tone for the start of 2015 and will give you new energy to pursue all your other resolutions! Nothing quite compares to the transformation that a decluttering project will bring. You'll never regret it - in fact, you may even itch to help others with their clutter afterwards!!

Are labels necessary?

Are labels necessary?

Blog posts   •   Dec 22, 2014 19:48 +08

Most of our clients are those who have attempted to get organized themselves, but find that the clutter never seems to go away totally. They're frustrated with the constant re-organizing, and the amount of effort and time that endeavor sucks out of their lives. We want to address one of the most common advice on the internet - about labeling your storage compartments. True or false? Read on.

Behind the scenes of an organizing project

Behind the scenes of an organizing project

Blog posts   •   Dec 17, 2014 12:50 +08

When we do an initial assessment for a residential project, we usually can't see all the clutter. Yet in our preparations, we have to come up with ready solutions to organize whatever comes out of the closets. So how do we do it? With a bit of planning, a lot of smarts and truckloads of preparation. We don't just appear and start doing the work. Here's a behind the scenes look.

How to buy gifts for elderly folks

How to buy gifts for elderly folks

Blog posts   •   Dec 14, 2014 12:50 +08

It's the gift-giving season, but sometimes well-meaning gifts can turn out to be a burden for elderly folks. Find out what is truly important and how to help make the lives of elderly folks better, instead of cramming up their homes.

Downsizing Part 6: D is for Decluttering Strategy

Downsizing Part 6: D is for Decluttering Strategy

Blog posts   •   Dec 01, 2014 12:50 +08

Recently, Edits Inc was invited on Channel NewsAsia to discuss how to make a smooth transition from a large home to a smaller one. The toughest part is probably letting our possessions go. In this series of post, we share with our readers how they can enjoy and make the best out of the change. Even if you're not looking to downsize, the principles might help you look at things differently!

Give that bag a rest

Give that bag a rest

Blog posts   •   Nov 27, 2014 12:50 +08

Getting organized isn't just about finding a place for everything per se. It's about freedom - liberating ourselves to pursue the things we love, and liberating our things from being obscured, neglected, thrown about, and generally ignored. Even something as simple as the bag we use everyday should be given a place of honor in our home. Let the things you love and use have its day in the sun

Downsizing Part 5:  "Downsizing" is a lovely word!

Downsizing Part 5: "Downsizing" is a lovely word!

Blog posts   •   Nov 24, 2014 12:50 +08

Recently, Edits Inc was invited on Channel NewsAsia to discuss how to make a smooth transition from a large home to a smaller one. The toughest part is probably letting our possessions go. In this series of post, we share with our readers how they can enjoy and make the best out of the change. Even if you're not looking to downsize, the principles might help you look at things differently!

Downsizing Part 4:  Just bought a home?  Start decluttering.

Downsizing Part 4: Just bought a home? Start decluttering.

Blog posts   •   Nov 21, 2014 12:50 +08

Recently, Edits Inc was invited on Channel NewsAsia to discuss how to make a smooth transition from a large home to a smaller one. The toughest part is probably letting our possessions go. In this series of post, we share with our readers how they can enjoy and make the best out of the change. Even if you're not looking to downsize, the principles might help you look at things differently!

Downsizing Part 2:  Downsizing your home - would it make sense?

Downsizing Part 2: Downsizing your home - would it make sense?

Blog posts   •   Nov 12, 2014 12:50 +08

Recently, Edits Inc was invited on Channel NewsAsia to discuss how to make a smooth transition from a large home to a smaller one. The toughest part is probably giving up our possessions. In this series of post, we share with our readers how they can enjoy and make the best out of the change. Even if you're not looking to downsize, the principles might help you look at things differently!

Downsizing Part 1:  We have more clutter than we think - here's why

Downsizing Part 1: We have more clutter than we think - here's why

Blog posts   •   Nov 09, 2014 12:50 +08

Waiting for the paperwork to go through for your new home? Wait no more - get started on the decluttering before the final papers are signed. Why? Because we all have more clutter than we give ourselves credit for. It's just the nature of human beings. And if you're not loaded with cash (or perhaps not keen to throw money at the movers), this is the perfect way to save you some dollars!

3 ways to keep your memorabilia and keepsakes in check

3 ways to keep your memorabilia and keepsakes in check

Blog posts   •   Nov 05, 2014 12:49 +08

When a person relocates, keepsakes and memorabilia are often the hardest to part with. Edits Inc's principal consultant, San, shares how you can declutter these items efficiently and effectively, without shedding a single tear. In fact, after following these rules, you will feel happier at the significant memories you've kept and will be excited to share them with your friends and families!

5 tips for tackling clutter in "cold storage"

5 tips for tackling clutter in "cold storage"

Blog posts   •   Oct 29, 2014 12:55 +08

Most of us have items kept in "cold storage" - things we've not touched in years and will probably not do so for another 5. Sometimes, the urge to purge strikes and you'll be in the mood to embark on an ambitious clutter-clearing project. Here Edits Inc lists the important things to prepare before starting on a project. It pays to be prepared - you'll get things done faster!

Packing for an adventure - in under 20 minutes

Packing for an adventure - in under 20 minutes

Blog posts   •   Oct 28, 2014 12:45 +08

On 17 and 18 Oct, in conjunction with the launch of the Muji To Go collection, Edits Inc conducted 5 workshops in total for Muji's customers, fans and employees. Over 110 people attended these sessions, and many more stood by to listen in while shopping at the store. To find out more about the tips we shared, pick up the latest Muji To Go brochure at any Muji store.

The secret of perpetually organized Japanese offices and homes

The secret of perpetually organized Japanese offices and homes

Blog posts   •   Oct 07, 2014 08:50 +08

Have you ever stepped into a the offices of a Japanese company, or the home of a Japanese friend and wonder how they keep the place so orderly everyday? Or have you bought storage products from Japanese stores hoping to recreate the same orderliness but still struggle to keep clutter at bay? Their secret? A set of principles which Japanese children are taught since young. Read on for more.