Why The Word Minimalism Is Not For Me

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  I often see the word minimalism bandied around in books, blogs, YouTube videos and on social media, extolling the virtues of having very little stuff in their lives. Pictures are pinned on Pinterest showing beautiful rooms with nothing but artfully designed furniture and one or two books for decoration. Many clients and followers will share these pictures and want to discuss minimalism with me. I have read the positive and negatives around the minimal lifestyle; and whilst I appreciate the positives, the word brings too many negative connotations to be something I can follow or promote to my clients and Read More

Clutter – The Energy Drainer

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  How do you feel when you look at too much stuff around you? Do you feel stressed looking at that pile of paper near the front door? How about the clothes in your wardrobe – can you even see all of your clothes? How about when you look at this picture – Do you feel your heart rate going higher thinking about your stuff? Feeling a sweat? How about a twitchy eye or even worse a headache? For some people looking at the clutter surrounding them right now, they may feel stress, anxiety or even depressed. If you are Read More

Declutter Your Handbag

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  Do you have so much stuff in your various handbags? Never empty the contents of one before moving to the next handbag? Buying duplicates as you left the item in the other handbag? If you answered yes, to these questions, this blog is for you.   But first, I have a confession to make today… I collect handbags. I know you may be in shock hearing this from a professional organiser, however, nearly everyone has an item that they are obsessed about collecting – from shoes, stamps, records and even foundation (once a client had 50 different types of foundation, Read More

Declutter Your Bed Mattress

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  Today’s guest post is from a great bed manufacturer from the UK, Helmii. You may not think about decluttering your bed, but as they explain there are reasons why you should every 7 years.     So you’ve taken the first step and decided to declutter, you have talked through with the amazing Shelina what to clear out and what you can’t bear to throw away and you are eagerly anticipating your new de-cluttered life.   But what might you have missed?   One thing people often overlook or think is not important is their mattress.     But Read More

New Year, New Space – Connector Dubai

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  Instead of making new year resolutions, I suggest in my new article in Connector Dubai (@connectordubai) that you ditch the resolutions and self-help books and use my tips to help you start the decluttering process slowly, but surely this year. You can read the article on page 62-63 of January 2018 edition of Connector Dubai. Let me know if these tips help you to start decluttering this month.           © 2013-present Decluttr Me | All rights reserved – This post is provided for the convenience of Decluttr Me readers. Any reproduction of the content within this feed is Read More

The Decluttr Me Update for 2017 & 2018

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  As we are coming to the end of the year, I wanted to brief you on my 2017 and also give a few updates on 2018. This year has been awesome for DeCluttr Me; we helped more and more people to declutter and organise their lives and also helped previous clients update their homes. 1.  Helping a relocation company – Bluecherry Me run by the lovely Diane Harkins – with unpacking and organising household items for a family moving into a villa in Dubai from abroad. My role in this massive project was to make sure all the pieces were safely unpacked and Read More

Green Office Recycling Tips – The Ethicalist

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    The wonderful writer Charlotte Ward interviewed myself and Stuart Fleming from Enviroserve (a great recycling service in the UAE which I have used for several of my clients) on our tips for recycling in the new year.   You can read the full article by clicking on the link here. Which of these tips do you already use in your office?             © 2013-present Decluttr Me | All rights reserved – This post is provided for the convenience of Decluttr Me readers. Any reproduction of the content within this feed is strictly prohibited.

Decluttr Me’s Definitive Tips to Get Organised

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  I have a few tips and tricks, which I share with my clients on a regular basis to help them keep the clutter at bay and to stay organised once I have left their home. These tips are not rocket science, but once they are used regularly, they will start becoming a habit in your life and eventually become second nature. To help you start building the habit of getting organised in the new year, I wanted to share my favourite tips with you here: Buy 1 get rid of 2 – yes you heard right. If you buy Read More

Four Relocating Decluttering Tips

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  Relocating to another country is a huge job. You have to sell your bulky items and the beloved car, cancel the utilities, have a few going away parties and most importantly move your stuff into containers to be shipped to the new destination. But ask yourself this… do you really need to take all that stuff you own with you in the container? There are certain areas in the relocating decluttering process that are always a minefield, so here is my helpful guide to start the decluttering process: Check the Weather What is the weather like in your location? Read More

How to Control those WhatsApp Messages

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    I am a big user of WhatsApp.  I use it constantly to message various clients, friends and family members. I also belong to over 20 WhatsApp groups. A few are important such as the family one and a few with friends, here in Dubai and overseas. With all these contacts and groups, I can receive close to 200 messages a day. Sometimes it can be more.  If I’m working with a client all day or driving, I won’t get a chance to look at my phone for a few hours. This means that the number of messages in my Read More