Decluttering is sweeping the nation. And some of the most famous and successful people in the world are right on board with it too. Here are the top celebrity declutterers:
Something about actress Reese Witherspoon always made us think she had her household under control with ease. And apparently our hunch was right. Her housekeepers say that even though she has 3 kids there is never much cleaning to do. In an interview Reese confessed that in her spare time there’s nothing she loves more than reorganizing her bookshelves and sock drawer. Don’t we all sometimes wish we had that kind of motivation…
Becks didn’t just keep things ship shape during the 59 times he captained England on the football pitch. He likes to keep things organised wherever he is. The first thing he does when he gets into a new hotel room? Before he can relax he has to move all the leaflets and books and put them in a drawer, everything has to be clutter free. Victoria Beckham commented on her husband’s condition, saying everything in their house has to match perfectly. We’d love to see inside.
The Japanese queen of decluttering. Her book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” has been published in over 30 countries and sold over 4 million copies. Marie’s mantra of only keeping things that spark joy, has found many followers.
The waiting list to get an appointment with her is 3 months long. She’s so committed to decluttering that she even advises readers to ditch her book once they’ve finished reading it. Now that’s commitment. She says that “the inside of a house or apartment after decluttering has much in common with a Shinto shrine … a place where there are no unnecessary things, and our thoughts become clear”. Shrine us up, Marie.
The director of Oscar contender Call Me By Your Name, applies decluttering to his work. He eventually took over directing duties on the film, simply because his method of working was so efficient that it cut millions from the budget. In fact, he shot the whole film in 30 days. Kudos Luca, we respect the work ethic. Even artists need order.
“Shake it off!” seems like a good phrase to apply to your home. Namely, shake off all that clutter. Taylor does just that, confessing she’s a neat freak and can’t start the day without a perfectly made bed. The celebrity admits it contrasts with the whole persona of musicians as messy and free. But we disagree, freedom often starts with a good declutter!
Actress Charlize Theron says her mind gets messed up if she isn’t entirely tidy and organised. She may be onto something because stats from Gumtree show that nearly three quarters of Brits say that having clutter in their lives makes them feel stressed. Charlize says she can’t even get to sleep if she thinks there’s something out of place in her cabinet. If you feel the same, check out our article about getting rid of your mental clutter.
TV presenter Anthea Turner is more than happy to pass on decluttering tips to anyone who asks. She thinks its best to get the whole family involved, because everything in the household has a place and things stay in their place and are easy to find if everyone knows where that place is! Makes sense to us.
Don’t mess with Madonna, or rather don’t invite her over if your house is a mess. The superstar singer goes ballistic if she finds clothes on the floor of her kids’ rooms. She hates mess. If she sees it she has to fix, pick it up and store it away. But that’s only the start, the celebrity also requires a new toilet seat for her dressing room at every venue she performs at – now that’s dedication to cleanliness… Apparently she gets a whole sterilization team in too, to make sure her whole dressing room is spotless before she enters and after she leaves.
Famous for playing neat freak Monica on Friends, actress Courtney Cox will give her on screen character a run for her money. She’s a self-confessed neat freak, admitting to sometimes picking off lint from other people’s clothes. She sees the parallel between herself and Monica. Maybe that’s why she played her so convincingly.