The Most Important Tricks for Capturing What is In Your Head

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How often do you have a thought, but then forget it a minute later. Have you ever been walking to a meeting or in the mall, and remember you had to instruct your Personal Assistant to book your flight, or you had to buy something from the supermarket; then boom it has disappeared…again. Recall how many times you think of something and then forget it in a day, and how much time you waste trying to remember that item that you have just forgotten. Wouldn’t it be better to not lose that thought? I always advise clients to write their thoughts on paper or Read More

How to Organise your Mind in the Morning

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Do you wake up in the morning and start panicking and thinking about the day and what is happening? Are you relaxed in the shower or frazzled? There are ways to organise your mind, by organise your routine. Here are a few tips on what I do to make sure I am never frazzled when I wake up: 1. Review your to do list and calendar at night before you go to bed. I use the app Tick Tick to note down my to do items for my work and also personal life. Also check your calendar so you know Read More

How to Organise your Phone Apps

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How many apps do you have on your phone? Do you use all of them or just have them there because you paid for them in 2010? If it takes you longer than a minute to find an app, you need to organise it into some order. There are several ways to organise your apps so that it is easier to use and navigate your phone. Here is how I have organised my phone apps: The main bar at the bottom has the most important apps. Note how important Twitter is to my life, although Facebook is coming back to Read More

6 Ingenious Ways to Be Organised (and Keep Your Lady Happy)

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If you’re anything like most men, being organized isn’t really high up there on your list of priorities. Just ask any women what her top pet peeves about men are and guaranteed one of the answers will include being messy and disorganized. Everything from piles of mail, opened and unopened, to pieces of paper, notes, and newspapers, to keys and coins on the table and dresser tops, to socks and clothes scattered on the bedroom floor simply drive women crazy. And, while most of you aren’t doing this on purpose, the end results are still the same nevertheless. But it Read More

The Fear of Being Organized

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Every week, I am contacted by a client requesting for our decluttering and organizing session to be postponed or even cancelled. There are various reasons, but the underlying one is normally due to FEAR. What are these clients afraid of? How can being uncluttered be such a bad thing? Is it hell to be organized? For many of them, by clearing the clutter and being organised, it means they are losing that excuse to move on, to try something new, to step forward. The clutter is their safety blanket; their protection. Are you in that situation currently – covered in your clutter safety blanket? When Read More

The Pros and Cons of Using Storage Facilities

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Living in this region and especially in apartments, space is at a premium. Many apartment blocks do not have storage space so you either have to buy furniture to fit all your things  in the area or declutter. From talking to clients and various other people recently, I am finding that a lot of people are following the storage facilities craze that has swept Europe and the Americas and are storing a lot of items in these facilities. If you google, you will find there are hundreds of these storage facilities popping up around Dubai and the UAE. Removal companies have them as Read More

How to Avoid Common Organizing Mistakes

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Dealing with the indoors chaos is a hard task, especially if decluttering was not on your agenda recently. Even if you are trying your best to get organized, you are not able to get over the mess. In this process, you are your own worst enemy. Learn what you are doing wrong and get back on track with your organizing project. There are few storage solutions and tips to get you started. No Clear Vision Surely you want to finish with this task as soon as possible. But most people tend to jump straightly into the project without a plan. Read More

The Value of Organizing

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“Why should I hire you” …is a question I get asked often. “It costs money!” Yes, my rates are not cheap, I do not charge as low as maid agencies and some of my clients are rich, but most are not. However, All of my clients have one thing in common – they want to change their lives. They are ready to invest in their life, whether at home or in the office and understand the value of organizing exceeds the cost of getting organized. I have talked before about the Cost of Clutter but it never hurts to reiterate Read More

Paper Products You Should Get Rid of Today

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There are many reasons for acquiring paper and keeping it in the home – practical, convenient or sentimental. But even if they fall into that category there is a time frame for keeping them.  Bills are important for a few months, books from friends are great, but in the end everything can be recycled (or in the case of books, sold or donated). As great as it is to recycle and sell, why not just stop acquiring the paper in the first place.  To help you start this new habit here are my tips on what to get rid of: Read More

New Year – Fresh Start To Getting Organized

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This week I have been thinking about New Year resolutions. I am not a fan of making resolutions as it adds unncessary pressure to my life and I always feel guilty when if I fail miserably. Instead I like coming up with “ideas” on how to change my life. On that basis I have come up with a few ideas on how to help you get decluttered and organized this new year; 1. Downsize your wardrobe. Chances are your closet and drawers are filled with clothing you haven’t worn in years or simply forgot about. Conquer the clutter by first getting Read More