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Learn how Serenely Sorted is getting noticed and why.  Read the latest articles featuring Serenely Sorted here.  If you would like to collaborate on an article or interview please get in touch with Diana Spellman via  We would love to hear from you!

How to bring the minimalism trend into your home

Life can be busy and hectic enough, so when it comes to our homes, it makes sense that many of us crave a peaceful and streamlined place to unwind after a long day.  Read my tips on how to bring this into your home in a realistic way.

Working Extra Hours At Home? How To Claw Back Your Free Time

More than half (60%) of people working from home don’t have a dedicated space, according to a survey from Serenely Sorted. This makes tidying away your work things at the end of the day even more important, says the company’s founder and home organisation guru Diana Spellman.

Mess Stress Puts Your Mental Health At Risk, Survey Confirms

With mixed messages from government around returning to the office, new data from a Kantar survey shows that 43% of workers will continue to work from home at least some of the time after the pandemic, compared to just 31% pre-pandemic. Diana Spellman, The Realistic Home Organisation Expert and founder of Serenely Sorted, believes now is that time to address the elephant in the room around the impact of home working on staff mental wellbeing, as hybrid working looks set to continue for the long term and research reveals that a huge proportion of us are suffering from ‘mess stress’.

Mess Stress Needs To Be Dealt With As Working From Home Continues

Diana said: “Without mechanisms in place to ensure that the work stuff is put away at the end of the day, the lines between work and home life get even more blurred than they already were, with the danger that we will be ‘always on’ and unable to fully switch off from our day jobs at night.”

Less is more

With documentaries, videos and endless images, minimalism is a growing trend.  However, it’s not easy and the results are different for everyone.  The Realistic Home Organisation Expert, Diana Spellman, shares her top tips.

A messy home is a stressy home – New research confirms

As part of Spring Clearing Week (22nd-28th March), APDO member Diana Spellman, The Realistic Home Organisation Expert and founder of Serenely Sorted has released results of a nationwide survey she has conducted by Kantar which confirms what we’ve all experienced during lockdown – a messy home is a stressy home!

The Daily Show with Andrew Pierce

I was interviewed by Andrew Pierce for ‘The Daily Show’ – his Daily Mail podcast! My part starts 26 minutes in: could you lower your ‘mess stress’ by tidying your house?

“Clutter Anxiety: How I beat it – and You Can Too!”

Clutter anxiety is a thing – but you can start the New Year feeling cool, calm and serene thanks to these top tips from Diana Spellman, the founder of Serenely Sorted.

The no-fuss guide to clearing your clutter

Whether you have 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes….this article has the answers to get you Serenely Sorted!  This article was published centre-spread in both The Daily Express and Daily Mirror in November 2020

Why De-Cluttering Your Home Could Lead To Better Mental Health

Read my practical tips on how to reduce your mess stress with Serenely Sorted.

Dealing with the monsters under your bed

“The main reason kids fear Monsters under the bed is that it’s dark….and usually littered with toys, pens, pencils, bits and pieces!

Find out howfollowing the most basic principle of Serenely Sorted (the system that helps busy people get tidy, sorted for life) of End Homes, parents can help their kids clear their under-bed clobber and clear their minds of fear – because they will know there is nothing there.

Rid Yourself Of The Work-From-Home Mess Stress

Read my 5 Tips To Find More Serenity And Calm In The Work/Life Blend.  With more home working likely to be a permanent fixture for a majority of businesses, according to the BBC (5th October 2020), it’s now time to address the challenges of homeworking head-on.

Coke can hack article goes viral!

Since this article was published, it has been republished on Yahoo Finance, Yahoo USA, Delish! and Simplemost!  Amazing how this happens and suddenly Serenely Sorted and Diana Spellman are news across multiple sites!

Woman’s clever Coke can hack could double your wardrobe space

When this coke can hack went viral, I was asked to comment on whether it could really work, or if there were issues to bear in mind.  Find out what I said here.

Five Tips to avoid losing it when you lose it.

I didn’t just lose the keys – I lost two hours of my precious time, and glimpsed back to the anxious reality of pre-sorted life.  Find out why Serenely Sorted will change your life in so many ways, as well as eliminating mess and saving time tidying, you will rarely lose things again.

Nation Radio with Angela Jay

I was delighted to be a guest on Angela Jay’s breakfast show talking about Serenely Sorted, Mess Stress and the much anticipated return to school for so many families!

Do you have a nagging voice in your head reminding you of all the piles that need sorting?

Does the mess in your home cause you anxiety?  Mine did.  Read this article to find out how it affected me but ultimately led me to found my business with a system to Serenely Sort it and has put me on a mission to help others with mess stress.

Life Like You Mean It Podcast by Lisa Cybaniak

I was delighted to take part in the @lifelikeyoumeanit
podcast with Lisa Cybaniak. Find out more about my Mess Stress last Summer and why creating, living and now sharing the Serenely Sorted System has helped ensure that this year I don’t have that #backtoschool2020 anxiety.

Work life and home life have merged….and it’s messy! Five tips for keeping sorted as we shift to the new normal

Read my Five Tips for keeping the work / life blend manageable!  As we enter Wave 2 of COVID, this is more important than ever.

Work-from-home mum on a mission to rid parents of Mess Stress

I was delighted to be included in MumForce’s Fantastic Females section over the Summer.  MumForce is a great Scottish mum blogging site which I highly recommend – she is also on Instagram!

Chester mum sets up new business helping people work from home deal with ‘mess stress’

My business launch was picked up by The Chester Standard – happy to have such great coverage close to home!

Entrepreneurial mum tackles mess stress to rid working at home anxiety

Delighted to have my business launch featured in Wellbeing News!

Evolving From Customer Experience To Transformation Economy: A New Role For Brand Growth

So the Kantar article got picked up by US trade publication ‘Candy & Snack’.  It couldn’t be a better omen.  Next to Serene Sorting, candy (sweets) and snacks are two of my very favourite things!  Whilst a different sector to ours, the fact that this topic has been picked up shows the idea of transformation is relevant and gaining momentum by all those offering a Customer Experience now.  Perhaps a combined Serene Sorting Sweetie and Snacking Soiree should be my next project!

Helping people grow: the new role for customer experience in brand growth

Delighted to be featured in Kantar’s latest article highlighting the evolution of experience towards the transformation economy – and the opportunities that exist for brands that can do this in a communal context.
Serenely Sorted, the simple system that frees you from tidying and eliminates mess, is best learned as a group (now virtually) providing deeper meaning and benefit – as people can and want to share their experiences with others, partly for validation but also to learn from peers and to know they are not alone in the challenges they face.
Learning the Serenely Sorted System creates a mindset change that transforms your mess-making behaviour and gets you tidy, sorted, for life.

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Worklife and homelife have merged. And it’s messy.

Most of us are more busy than ever before as our home and work lives have merged. Find out more about how Serenely Sorted is helping create order in our chaotic homes and enabling people everywhere to get 𝚃𝚒𝚍𝚢 • 𝚂𝚘𝚛𝚝𝚎𝚍 • 𝙵𝚘𝚛 𝙻𝚒𝚏𝚎.

Balancing the Grind with Diana Spellman, Founder of Serenely Sorted

Delighted to be featured in Balance The Grind | Conversations about work, life & balance, who are doing brilliant work promoting work-life balance. Read on to find out more about Founder Diana Spellman‘s story and why Serenely Sorted can support your own transformation to better work-life balance. We massively support this mission both in principle and directly by helping free busy people from the task of tidying.

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Are you Lockdown Mess Stressed?

ike no other time, worklife and homelife have merged. A bit like the mullet: business at the front, party at the back. Except that party is probably your kids ‘learning’ in the background while you attempt the team meeting….

Serenely Sorted is here to help with a lockdown mini-course aimed to rid the lockdown daily debris fast at the end of each day.

Tips for lockdown with Lisa Curran from HomeSale HomeLet Chester

See my #tipsforlockdown when I spoke to Lisa Curran from Chester-based HomeSaleHomeLet recently about how Serenely Sorted can help create some order in these sometimes chaotic times. Follow my Instagram for more weekly tips!