Trust & Working with Professional Organizers

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Over the last few years I have found that each of my clients have different lifestyles, different items of stuff, different requirements for getting organized and they want someone to transform their lives. Organizers don’t have a crystal ball to show them what their home will look like after we have worked with them, so we have to build trust to enable the client to grant us permission to change their lives. I have client who books me every quarter for a few hours to assess her home, organize a room which is disorganized and advise what she needs to declutter or Read More

National Organising Week starts this week!

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National Organising Week between 7-13th November 2016 is designed to celebrate the positive impact of decluttering & organising your home.   APDO Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers is running a third annual National Organising Week asking: why delay letting go of those possessions which are cluttering your home and impacting on your precious living space?  Declutter N.O.W.   So from 7th to 13th November, APDO is launching a mission to encourage UK households to tackle those niggling tasks (we will be starting 1 day earlier here in the UAE!).  APDO specialise in assisting people to clear their clutter and organise their homes, Read More

7 Steps for Organizing your Kid’s Toys

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  I often help clients to organize (and declutter) toys in their homes. Dealing with toys is a delicate matter for both parents and children. Today’s blog post focuses on my 7 steps for organizing your kid’s toys. You may have noticed I put “and declutter” in brackets above. There are often too many toys in the home and deciding which ones should go and which should stay can be a minefield. These are the scenarios I often see when decluttering and organizing: Parents have spent a lot of money buying the toys and are not happy to see their money thrown into Read More

What Do You Do?

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  “What do you do?” – that’s what I get asked often. Whether face to face, via social media, on the phone and at networking events. I bring you peace and calmness. I create a haven where you no longer feel stressed, frustrated and tired. When you walk into your home or your office and see the stuff, do you want to turn around and walk away? Far away. I help stop that feeling. Is your storage room or extra bedroom a dumping ground? We create a room that can be your place to relax, unwind and even meditate as Read More

Do You Know Where Your Company Secretarial Documents Are Stored?

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  Do you know where your company secretarial documents are such the Certificate of Incorporation, Trade Licence, Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association, Board Resolutions and Shareholder resolutions? Are the documents: In a drawer next to your desk; In a file with your PA (but you have no idea where that file is which is a problem when she is on holiday); Somewhere hidden in a cupboard along with samples, files, and paperwork from 1993; With your agent who never contacts you except when it comes to renewal time? Did you have a panic attack trying to recall where these Read More

Is Your Maid Stopping You From Having an Organized Home

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  The question in the title might be a loaded one, but think about it -Is Your Maid Stopping You From Having an Organized Home. Let’s break down the question into these sub questions: Is it constantly disorganized? When you buy storage boxes and other organizing products to use in the home, do you find hidden away in the store room at a later date? If you organize a room, does it go back to being disorganized within a very short space of time? Can you never find your stuff, but your maid is always capable of finding it and receiving Read More

How Much is too Much

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How about clothes? How many pairs of jeans do you own – 5, 20, 100? I own about 10 pairs. That might seem a lot to you, but bear in mind I wear jeans as part of my DeCluttr Me uniform, for meetings (as I don’t need to wear suits any longer), going out in the evening and for casual events.  (If you have a 100 pairs of jeans, in all likelihood it is too much and should be reviewed and decluttered). The key to deciding when you have too much is to review your positive and negative levels when you Read More

How to have a stress-free, decluttered bedroom

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  Do you know that you spend over a third of your life in your bedroom (especially in those teenage years). That’s why it is always important to have a calm, safe, sanctuary to clear your mind and stress. When you go to sleep or wake up in the morning, you can be directly affected by your bedroom. This infogram provides great tips and tricks on how to have a stress-free, decluttered bedroom:   (Your Guide to a Stress-free Bedroom [Infographic] by the team at The LuxPad)     I especially love the tip on making your bed every morning. By Read More

The Definition of Clutter

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  Clutter is “a confusing or disorderly state or collection and possible symptom of compulsive hoarding” – Wikipedia   Clutter is different for everyone. What may be one person’s treasure might be a pile of junk to another. Clutter to me is: anything that doesn’t have a place to live. anything that is broken or needs repairing. anything that no longer has a use or serves its purpose (like clothes, relationships, habits or negative thoughts). anything that messy or unclean. anything overwhelming or disorganized. anything that is overflowing or feeling stuffed. anything that causes confusion. When you look at your Read More

Why Multitasking won’t make you Productive

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  Are you checking your Facebook posts, whilst reading this post on your computer? Listening to music, whilst talking to someone? Helping your child with their homework whilst replying to a whatsapp message? Yes? Whilst some of you claim to be amazing at multitasking (I even used to claim it when I was a lawyer), but the truth is (and studies have shown) that multitasking won’t make you productive. When you are multitasking you are not devoting your attention to one task but splitting your attention quickly from one task to another. The overall effect will be that your brain Read More