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Home is your sanctuary. You feel safe and protected there among your loved ones, or your precious things. It’s a place to relax and be completely yourself. It supports and calms you.

It’s also where you thrive and get energized. The place you launch yourself into the world from every day and you want every day to be a good one, filled with happiness and positive energy.

In order to live your best life, your home base needs to mirror your own state of happiness and vice versa.

If you want go out into the world every day beautifully dressed and made up, full of grace and poise, radiating warmth and kindness to all you meet, even in the supermarket, you need support.

It’s hard to be that happy gal when you hunt through piles of clothes on your floor for something that fits.

You already know how lovely it feels when you tidy up for guests when you throw a party. Everything is put away where it belongs, surfaces are clear so you can add a vase of flowers.

Your bedroom is presentable enough for your guests to come in and lay their coats on the bed. You easily prepared food for your guests in your organized, decluttered kitchen.

Your dining table has a beautiful cloth on it and creative place settings for each guest – it’s not piled with mail and laundry.

Guess what? When your home is organized and decluttered, you live that way every day! You live the way you treat your guests.

I’m not saying everything has to be “just so” every single day. We all have our individual comfort levels on that. What I’m saying is that keeping a beautiful home is an act of self-love.

Even when you’re alone, you can walk around your home and appreciate how happy it makes you to live in this serene, supportive environment every day.

So, treat yourself like a cherished guest! You deserve it.

clairetompkinsClutter Coach Claire Tompkins is passionate about organizing because it makes her clients’ lives so much easier, with more time to spend the way they want to. A professional organizer for over 15 years, she creates simple, practical systems for real people. Claire is the author of Five Minutes to a Relaxing Bedroom and 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized. Tune in to her podcast, Organize Your Life with Clutter Coach Claire, based on her book. Learn more at