The Yellow Kite team often flirt with the idea of de-cluttering our minds, our homes and our desks. It can be difficult when working on lots of books to keep space clear and some of us are naturally better at it than others! We’ve tried to Marie Kondo but folding socks isn’t everyone’s idea of a great Sunday evening, so here are our top tips for achievable serenity. Please share your ideas with us in the comments section below!
– Re-use! Look for classic items which can be re-purposed for different occasions, particularly in terms of a work wardrobe. In the world of publishing a day could include author-agent meetings, scrambling around a book festival or shop, a posh press event or storming through emails (or all of the above). We need to be prepared for anything. This rule also applies to kitchen products. That grapefruit spoon is not going to be super helpful all the time, even if it looks cute.
– Invest in good quality when you do buy something- choose easy-travel fabric blends for clothes and nice stationary. Both will make you feel swish and last longer than a cheap 20 pack of biros which all break one after the other and get ink everywhere.
– Holding on to things leaves no room for the new stuff- this applies to thoughts as well as possessions! Make a habit of letting go of things as well as acquiring new things. There are plenty of good homes for your unwanted items.
– Minimalism will always vary! Don’t compare yourself to other people; one person’s idea of a messy desk is another person’s idea of a tidy desk…
As you may have spotted at the British Book Industry Awards, Yellow Kite publisher Liz is a fan of Winser London. This clothing brand, set up by inspiring businesswoman Kim Winser OBE, who we interviewed recently, has offered us this generous voucher to help us refresh our wardrobe with some chic, timeless capsule pieces! We hope you enjoy:
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