Hello! My name is Bronagh Twomey and I am a professional organiser. I live on the outskirts of Rylane, Co. Cork. In my previous profession I worked closely with families in their homes setting goals and teaching communication skills.
In my own life I truly value the skill of decluttering, letting go of items that do not serve me well anymore. I like the idea of sharing our unused items with others by selling them on to others or giving them away for free. I dislike waste and that was as a result part of being brought up to respect items that were bought with hard earned money!
The process of decluttering is not about “getting rid of your stuff.” It is about taking an inventory of what you have in your house/wardrobe/garage/shed and seeing does this match up with what I am doing right now and what I would like for the future? It is about making informed decisions about items you truly love and need and letting go of the rest. It’s about being honest with yourself. In Ireland we suffer from post Famine anxiety. We have been brought up to prepare for the worst case scenario and some people have to “keep everything just in case.” This creates a lot of clutter in houses and garages around the country. Clutter can be a reflection of what’s happening in a person’s mind. If your home is cluttered and it is overwhelming I can expect that your thoughts are too. You may find it harder to make decisions and strive to achieve your personal goals.
As a constant Declutterer, I see how it helps me in other areas of my life. It can kick start the process of dealing with difficult emotions that are stirred up when I look, feel and touch items that remind me of a past relationship or experience. I’m not a believer in forgetting the past but I don’t believe we need to keep everything we have ever owned, even if it is broken or we don’t like it, or it “cost a lot of money at one stage.” If we hang onto everything we are not allowing ourselves the freedom to grow and form new opinions and learn new skills.
I understand the satisfaction in having an organised, clear space in order to live my own life following my passions! I especially don’t like being tied down to cleaning the house at the weekend and having a lot of clutter makes cleaning twice as difficult.
People always ask me is your home really empty and always tidy so? My answer is no. I enjoy a warm welcoming home that is lived in but inviting for friends and family. I love to help people uncover their best and feel the freedom of living in an organised space.
I enjoy meeting and creating a respectful relationship with my clients working together to discover all about the joy of living a clutter free life.
My clients get started with my help and I teach them decluttering tips along the way. They learn the value of decluttering and organising and how to stay organised.