How to Prepare for an Emergency

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  The recent fire in Grenfell Tower in London was a sad and traumatising event for the residents. A few were able to leave and take some possessions with them, but others were left with nothing, but their night clothes on. My prayers are with the residents and their loved ones during this time. This is not the first tower fire we have witnessed, there have been several in Dubai in the last few years, and we cannot say for sure that there won’t be more in the future (until the cladding is removed off these buildings).  These types of Read More

Bikes, Pianos, Gifts from Granny, and other stuff we put in Storage – Khaleej Times

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    Do you use a storage facility to store items here. What does it contain? Things that you have forgotten about, or items you use but cannot fit in your home. People have various reasons to use a storage facility unit, and some of these reasons are highlighted in this article in Khaleej Times. I also provided my views on why it is good to use a storage facility and when to empty it and stop using it. If you do need to use a storage facility to store items, check out our preferred partners for storage facilities by Read More

5 Easy Steps to Reduce your Mind Clutter

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  When people think of  clutter, they think of the physical aspect that you can see in front of you. However, people have often accumulated a lot of mind clutter, which can add to their daily clutter burden. If you feel overwhelmed, stressed, suffer from insomnia and find it difficult to concentrate, you might be suffering from an overload of mind clutter. Your mind clutter can be managed in several ways. My favourite tips and tricks are as follows:   1.   Allocate Time to deal with your Mind  Clutter Before we can start managing your mind clutter, set aside Read More

How to Get Organized for your next Long-Haul Flight

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  Living in this region we are lucky to be able to fly to so many parts of the world easily. Whether you want to go East towards Asia and Australasia or West to Europe and the Americas; we have unlimited choice of destinations and flights. The only problem is the long-haul flight to the destination. It is all well and good to go to these exotic destinations, but we still have to endure the 6+ hour flight to get there. I have previously provided a list of what I take in my hand luggage when flying, including my pashmina shawl and Read More

12 Ways Clutter is Ruining your Life

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    How often do you feel anxiety or stress in your life and career, clash with your friends and family members and feel your wallet being drained? If you have this feeling often, could it be due to the clutter in your life? This clutter infogram from Makespace lists 12 Ways Clutter could be ruining your life. Have a look…       Do you agree with some or all of these statements? If yes, don’t stress, here are some tips to help you start living an uncluttered life: a. Get a box or cloth bag and leave it next Read More

Solicitor Turned Professional Organizer – My interview with Kooot.com

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  I was recently interviewed by Kooot.com, an online shopping and lifestyle destination for modern Middle Eastern women. They provide access to items that are not available in the MENA region, empower Arab women entrepreneurs to sell their local products and create useful dialogues that motivate women and help them achieve their potential. As part of their blog helping women to motivate budding business women, I was able to explain how I set up DeCluttr Me, my favourite organizing tips and also provide some advice on how to start running your own business. You can read the full article here in English Read More