Organizing your Bedroom into a Peaceful Decluttered Haven

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  You may be surprised to hear this, but even professional organisers have their moments when they need to (re)organise their home. Whenever I am feeling slightly stressed, I reassess my bedroom and see what I can change to get it more organised.Why the bedroom? That is the first place I wake up (unless of course I fall asleep on the couch whilst watching another HBO series) and the last room I see when I go to sleep. I want to wake up and fall asleep not feeling stressed and overwhelmed by clutter, so I ensure that my bedroom is Read More

Decluttering whilst Grieving

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  It is a terrible fact of life that when your loved one passes away, their possessions become your responsibility. Decluttering whilst grieving is never easy and it can take a long time to decide when to start the declutter process. For expats, there is sometimes an urgency to go through the items of your loved one if you have to move from your current location, especially if you have to downsize or leave the country. You could always box the items and store them for a while, but one day they have to be reviewed. When you do decide to Read More

How to Organize your Warehouse

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  A warehouse is a necessity for many businesses in the region which produce, import and export inventory. No matter what you are storing in the warehouse, the inventory needs to be easily accessible, in an organized manner. Maintaining an organized warehouse not only allows you to move the goods in an efficient manner, but also allows you to stop feeling like the stuff is about to fall on your head or foot (how many times have you felt that walking around your warehouse??). Here are my strategies for helping you to organize your warehouse so you can track your Read More

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