Organising your Wardrobe

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      A guide to organising your wardrobe [Infographic] by the team at Apartment Geeks This infogram provides an inspired list of do’s to organise your wardrobe. The guidelines on organising by item and colour is a good idea and something I try and do in my wardrobe. I divide as follows for the hanging clothes: Bottom  row a. Suits b. Trousers c. Outdoor activity clothes such as snowboard gear Top row a. Short dresses b. Skirts c. Shirts d. Special tops I have dedicated a separate space to hang long items just as maxi dresses and abayas. Abayas Read More

Questions to ask yourself when you declutter

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Are you looking at the clutter in your room and wondering where to start. These questions can help you to start reviewing the items. Do I use this item regularly? If no, is it something I love? Do I have multiples of this item? Am I holding onto this broken item to fix it one day? Will I ever go to the tailor to alter this clothing item? Am I keeping this item out of obligation or expectation? Could something else I own do the same job? Could I use this space for something else? Does this fit me? Am Read More

Tip of the Day – Make-up Decluttering

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Make-up like any other product in your bathroom or dresser table, has a shelf life.  I have found various tips on how long to keep the product, but the following is a consolidated sensible time frame for keeping your make-up: ITEM WHEN TO DECLUTTR IT Blusher/Face powder 2 years Eyeliner Liquid – 6 months;Pencil – 2 years Eyeshadow Liquid – 1 year;Pencil – 2 years Mascara 3 months Lipstick/Gloss 2 years Foundation/Concealer 1 year Self tanner 2 years Nail Polish 1 year Make-up brushes Never unless bristles have gone. Clean every 2 weeks with gentle shampoo or Shu Umera cleanser Read More

Tip of the Day – Storing wrapping paper

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  Do you bulk buy wrapping paper for Christmas, birthdays and any other reason. Do you have the wrapping paper lying around haphazardly in your home? A simple clean way to store all the wrapping paper is to put them in a suit cover and store the cover in your wardrobe. I bought the suit cover from Daisoo (5AED),  but you could always take one from the man in your life. The Daisoo cover is a bit flimsy so I will be retrieving the nice heavy plastic one from Marks and Spencer, when I visit my family soon in England. Read More

Never too late to start again…

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I have been wondering if starting Decluttr Me at 35 was a crazy idea, but it would seem that there are quite a few celebrities (well 13 in this article) that have started a new career late. There is hope for me! 🙂 13 People Who Prove It’s Never Too Late for A Career Change. (article published by Huffington Post) © 2013 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.

Moving house

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I will be moving home next week so busy dealing with organising the new flat and also clearing up the current one. Nightmare especially when you are alone, but with the help of various people and services I am getting there. I will be blogging my moving experience as I did last year (Shelo’s Blog – Moving Apartments) to give you some guidance and inspiration. For now I have found some great tips for moving house from Buzzfeed DIY – 33 Moving Tips. This applies more to people who do not use moving companies, but still some great ideas.   © Read More