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

How to Fold your Clothes Properly

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  How often do you find that you have no room in your wardrobe as you are cramming your clothes into a small space? Do you get frustrated by the lack of space and end up buying more furniture to store your clothes?  If this is your situation currently, maybe you need to change how you fold your clothes. Often by folding your clothes (rather than throwing them into the space or hanging them), you can increase the space in your wardrobe and also find your clothes neatly and with less creases in them. This brilliant infogram from Home Advisor, Read More

DeCluttr Me’s Preferred Partners

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  After months of planning, discussions and implementation, we are finally ready to launch DeCluttr Me’s Preferred Partner page! On this page you will find companies that we believe has a great synergy with DeCluttr Me and can help clients and followers alike in their day to day lives, whether in the office or home, digitally or offline. In your home, if you need handy man services, we can advise our favourite company as well as Super Nanny trainer for your nannies and a florist to ensure you have good zen in your home at all times. If you are Read More

Reduce your Multitasking and Increase your Productivity – Executive Women

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  Multi-tasking is a buzz word in the corporate world to do lots of things at the same time, but it doesn’t seem to make people more productive. Mostly they seem to be exhausted. To counteract this multitasking exhaustion, I have given my tips on how to reduce your multitasking and increase your productivity in Executive Women.  You can read the full article here. Let me know if you implement them and if they help you to become more productive.       © 2013-present Decluttr Me | All rights reserved – This post is provided for the convenience of Decluttr Me readers. Read More

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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