Free workshop: Ethically declutter your home with expert Tanya Lewis

It’s a common problem. You have far too much ‘stuff’ than you know what to do with or have the space for, but you become overwhelmed at the very thought of decluttering.

Ridding ourselves of possessions that not only clog up our lives but every inch of cupboard space, is easier than it may sound.

Learn how to declutter your home and simplify your life by attending a free Maroondah workshop run by Eco-Organiser® and declutter expert, Tanya Lewis.

Using the 10R’s (Rethink, Responsible, Refuse, Repurpose, Reorganise, Repair/Restyle, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Reward) participants are encouraged to change their relationship with clutter and waste in order to live richer, healthier lives, says Tanya, author of Stuff off!

The Planet Ark ambassador has helped over 8000 people organise their living and work spaces and diverted an estimated 40,000 kilograms of unwanted items from landfill by working with local government and local charities.

Tanya says everything we buy and bring into our space comes with a carbon footprint.

“We see our lives overwhelmed by stuff, that are never used or liked, simply adding to the clutter. Our mission is to help people identify what they truly need and want in their life, thus reducing clutter and our carbon footprint,” she says.

Tanya says it’s about asking yourself the right questions: Do I need it? Want it? Love it?

“If the answer is no, no, no, it’s time to go!”

“Think of decluttering like trying to lose weight, you set out with a purpose – to feel happier, healthier, there’s a special event or you just want to feel lighter,” she says.

Room by room, this workshop will give you tips on how to reduce waste, create time and space. Participants will leave feeling empowered to ethically declutter and responsibly dispose of unwanted items.

The workshop will also help you to discover the things you truly need and want, and make it easy for you to find them, rather than buying more ‘stuff’. You might even find a little clutter-clearing therapeutic!

Ethically Declutter Workshop

Date: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Location: Karralyka, Mines Road, Ringwood East

Bookings: Register by calling Council’s waste education provider EnviroCom on 9703 5288 (Please note that places are limited and bookings are essential).

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