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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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5. Less is more

Having a clearout is great for the soul and even better for your pocket so get sorting through all your possessions, remembering to only keep what’s useful or beautiful.

It’s not just Stepford wives that need a neat, tidy home – we all need to come back from the chaos of the world outside to a haven of beauty and order.

I have this fantasy. No, not the one where I’m a mermaid and Josh Holloway (the actor who plays Sawyer in Lost and who’s in the Davidoff Cool Water ads) dives into the sea, accidentally startling me in the middle of a bath… ‘Oh, Mr Holloway! But I am naked!’… ahem. Anyway, moving on, I have this fantasy that I will come home one day and everything will be pristine and orderly. It will be as if Jeeves came ...

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