Why The Word Minimalism Is Not For Me

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  I often see the word minimalism bandied around in books, blogs, YouTube videos and on social media, extolling the virtues of having very little stuff in their lives. Pictures are pinned on Pinterest showing beautiful rooms with nothing but artfully designed furniture and one or two books for decoration. Many clients and followers will share these pictures and want to discuss minimalism with me. I have read the positive and negatives around the minimal lifestyle; and whilst I appreciate the positives, the word brings too many negative connotations to be something I can follow or promote to my clients and Read More

Declutter Your Bed Mattress

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  Today’s guest post is from a great bed manufacturer from the UK, Helmii. You may not think about decluttering your bed, but as they explain there are reasons why you should every 7 years.     So you’ve taken the first step and decided to declutter, you have talked through with the amazing Shelina what to clear out and what you can’t bear to throw away and you are eagerly anticipating your new de-cluttered life.   But what might you have missed?   One thing people often overlook or think is not important is their mattress.     But Read More

The Decluttr Me Update for 2017 & 2018

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  As we are coming to the end of the year, I wanted to brief you on my 2017 and also give a few updates on 2018. This year has been awesome for DeCluttr Me; we helped more and more people to declutter and organise their lives and also helped previous clients update their homes. 1.  Helping a relocation company – Bluecherry Me run by the lovely Diane Harkins – with unpacking and organising household items for a family moving into a villa in Dubai from abroad. My role in this massive project was to make sure all the pieces were safely unpacked and Read More

Decluttr Me’s Definitive Tips to Get Organised

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  I have a few tips and tricks, which I share with my clients on a regular basis to help them keep the clutter at bay and to stay organised once I have left their home. These tips are not rocket science, but once they are used regularly, they will start becoming a habit in your life and eventually become second nature. To help you start building the habit of getting organised in the new year, I wanted to share my favourite tips with you here: Buy 1 get rid of 2 – yes you heard right. If you buy Read More

How to Control those WhatsApp Messages

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    I am a big user of WhatsApp.  I use it constantly to message various clients, friends and family members. I also belong to over 20 WhatsApp groups. A few are important such as the family one and a few with friends, here in Dubai and overseas. With all these contacts and groups, I can receive close to 200 messages a day. Sometimes it can be more.  If I’m working with a client all day or driving, I won’t get a chance to look at my phone for a few hours. This means that the number of messages in my Read More

Free Me – the new way to get rid of your decluttered stuff

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    Often whilst working with clients, especially in bedrooms, we find that post decluttering and organizing there are pieces of unwanted, empty furniture in the room. There are also bags of great quality clothes, toys and kitchen utensils.  These items need to leave the house, but what is the best way to get rid of them? I have previously advised on ways to sell your stuff and donate it to charities and not-for-profits in the UAE (see my post here). With the clothes, toys, etc, I often donate them to local charities, but it is a little more difficult Read More

How to Protect your Confidential Information

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In this blog, we are highlighting how to protect your confidential information and what you can do to prevent a data breach of this information with one of our Preferred Partners, Shred-It. Shred-It have been our go-to company for years, helping us to deal with our client’s confidential information. Here is some information on what they do and how they can help you keep information secure in your office: The risk of a data breach has never been higher or costlier in terms of fines for non-compliance, lost business and reputation, and legal costs. Today, all organisations must protect confidential Read More

6 Quick Organizing Tips to Start Today

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If your schedule is always full and you don’t have more than ten minutes to organize your life, check out these tips to help you get organized. Whenever you have ten minutes spare, do one of these six tasks and you will start feeling more together, less stressed and organized:   1.  Make your Bed   2.  Keep a Basket next to Your Closet     3.  Gather the broken clothes     4.  Sort out those heels     5. Review your toiletries     6. Organize your bedsheets         © 2013-present Decluttr Me | All Read More

Using the Mantra FAT for your Emails

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  This week, we have a guest blog from the brilliant clever and funny Alice Linley-Munroe. How many of you have come back from holiday or even a weekend away (like she did) and had a panic attack seeing the number of emails in your inbox? Alice mentioned she was in panic attack mode, so I gave her my favourite tip to try and clear the emails; I’ll let her tell you the rest… My inbox was at the stage where every time I opened it my heart sank. New emails were piling in on top of old at an 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