Red gloves for clutter clearing

Red gloves

Some time ago I wrote an article about how it helps to wear something red when clutter clearing. It ended with me musing that since the hands are the part of the body most involved in doing the sorting and tidying, wearing red gloves could really help the process along – especially in cold weather or when handling really dusty old stuff.

I was living in Bali at the time where red gloves are impossible to find, so I wasn’t able to put this to the test myself. But to my utter delight, when I mentioned this in the four-week Fast Track Clutter Clearing course I just taught here in the UK, one participant reached into her bag, pulled out a pair of red gloves, put them on, and wiggled all her fingers in the air with glee!

Other members of the group have been equally enthusiastic, clearing serious quantities of clutter as the weeks progressed. And enjoying it! It’s been absolutely lovely to see the transformation in each of them in such a short period of time.

The best type for grimy clutter clearing are gardening gloves, like the ones pictured here, that have grippy rubber on the palms and inner fingers, with woollen wrists and backs so that your skin can breathe.

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About Karen Kingston

Karen Kingston is a leading expert in clutter clearing, space clearing, feng shui and healthy homes. Her two international bestselling books have combined sales of over three million copies in 26 languages and have established themselves as "must read" classics in their fields. Her best-known title, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, is now in its fourth edition. She is best known for her perspective-changing insights and practical solutions that enable more conscious navigation of 21st-century living.
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