5 Reasons Why Professional Organizers are not the Wicked Witch

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    I often hear from clients that they were scared of contacting me initially. Once they have booked the session, most clients say they don’t sleep the night before as they are worrying about the session as well as meeting me and often want to cancel. It always surprises me as I’m generally not a scary person, but I guess if you have not experienced a decluttering and organizing session it can seem like you are going to be working with the Wicked Witch from OZ. So to reassure you that professional organizers are not scary like the Wicked Witch, Read More

Clever Products to Help You have an Organized Car

I always want my car to look as organized and clutter free as possible, especially when I have people in it. I have tried various methods over the years to obtain a zen like zone in my car some successful and some just a waste of money and space. These follow products and tricks that I have tried and tested,  will help you feel less stressed and also save you time when trying to find items in your car.

A storage box is a perfect way to corral items in your boot. I have used a plastic box from IKEA for uses, but now use a box similar to this as it can be folded up when empty. I store reusable shopping bags, screen wash, a few organizing items I need when visiting clients, a beach blanket, rubbish bags (see why below) and also my groceries (it stops them rolling out).

 

This shoe storage solution is great to use in your car to store items for your kids and yourself. I would also keep spare bottles of water and tissues as I need them often.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This recommendation to use a cereal box as a rubbish bin is genius! You can get a cereal box in IKEA or in a hypermarket. You can store a roll of rubbish bags in the storage box in the boot of the car (seen up above).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These hooks can be hung on your headrest and then can be used to hang your handbag, school bags, baby suppliers, rubbish bags…well anything.  Using this, I don’t worry about the contents falling out (especially my lipstick) and I can easily reach for it if I need anything from inside. When I have guests and/or travelling long distances, I hang a rubbish bag on the hook and empty it whenever it is full and we see a rubbish bin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The food inside may not be healthy, but this is a great way to store food whilst travelling between clients, meetings and other events during the week (a lady has to eat…).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These silicon cupcake liners line my cup holders. They catch split drinks, crumbs and coins. If dirty it is easy to clean with wet wipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is always good to have a first aid kit at your disposal. This box has been filled with blankets and various first aid items. You may want to reduce the number of items and just have a small first aid box. You can buy a ready made box from the pharmacies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The central console area can be a clutter minefield. I found these acrylic trays are a great way to easily store items such as the ones in the pictures below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This shower caddy has been used in a clever way to store various items in the car (we may not need to use the space to store mittens (or gloves)).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you have finished chewing your gum, rather than throwing the container in the recycle bin, fill it up with your coins and then store your container in the drinks holder or in the side door panel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What products do you use to ensure your car is clutter free and organized? I would love to hear and see you ideas.

 

If you need help to get organized, contact me by completing the contact form and I will be in touch as soon as possible.

 

Shelina Jokhiya

 

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DeCluttering and Organizing Eyeshadows (with vlog)

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I work so often with clients who have a lot of makeup and help them to decide what items need to be decluttered, donated or kept and organized properly. Whilst working with them, the lightbulb  came on for me and I realised that I should examine my eyeshadow collection. What I found was lots of eyeshadows, which were older than two years (the lifespan of powder eyeshadows, which is what I mostly own). This new video talks about my eyeshadow cull, what I am going to do with the decluttered items and also how I am going to organize my eyeshadows Read More

How to Organize the Colours in your Home

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  Often whilst working with clients, I notice the colours in certain rooms (especially in the bedrooms) and note comments from clients on how they are feeling. If there are red walls in the bedroom there is usually too much anger or passion in the client’s life right now. I often tell them to change the room colour to blue to help bring them calmness (to help them sleep) and to ensure there are less arguments with their loved ones.  Whilst red may be bad in the bedroom, it is great for the dining room to enable a lively appetite Read More

How to Curb your Shopping Habits

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  If you are a shopper, do you go home with bags and bags of stuff? If this is you and you do not declutter regularly, the stuff can build up until it becomes overwhelming. Also by over-shopping, it can cost you money, time, energy and happiness. To help to release these negative energy and feelings, check out my  tips on how to curb your shopping habits: Organize your wardrobe, kitchen, etc, so you can see how much you have of each item and whether you have room to put in any new items. Before you shop – whether it Read More

Have you Lost that Loving Feeling? Remove these 4 Items from your Bedroom Today!

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  How is your love life? This may be a bit of an intimate question, but I’m asking seriously. Do you find it is being hindered by stepping on Lego pieces on your bedroom floor, or tripping on dirty laundry, or being drowned out by the television. If this all seems applicable to you then check out my tips to find that loving feeling in your bedroom. Remove the toys – Nothing can break the romantic zen than hearing toy fire truck sirens, or stepping on Lego (ouch!). One room in your house has to be a sanctuary for you Read More