Cheese! – Top tips to save your photo collection.

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In this age of digital photography, are you finding your have a mass of photos lying around as hard copies and also on your computer? Can’t find the photo straight away? Then its time to decluttr your photo collection. Here are tips to help you start the process of storing your photos correctly: 1. Reduce your digital collection – You don’t need 50 photos of the lion sleeping on safari. Keep the best one and trash the rest.   2. Create electronic albums – Having electronic albums will enable you to find the photos quickly and easily. Create dedicated albums Read More

So You Think You Are Organised?

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  Have you been wondering how organised you are or whether you really need to use the services of Decluttr Me to decluttr and organise your life? You can now try the Decluttr Me Personal Organisation test by completing the survey in the  box below (note there are 5 pages of questions – it should take less than 5 minutes to complete the assessment.):       The assessment will determine if you are organised (Mastery level), need some guidance to improve your skills (Acceptable or Developing levels) or need urgent assistance to organise your life and clutter (Beginner). Once Read More

I’ll Put that Away in a Minute – The Art of Procrastination

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Everyone does it. I procrastinated writing this blog and instead had tweet conversations this morning. We can’t help it. Sometimes we just don’t want to do something as it feels like a mountain. But eventually most of us get on with the task and do it (like I am now). But if you leave the tasks piling up, it can give you anxiety and the clutter also becomes a visual reminder of your procrastination . Do you put down something, say an item of clothing, think you will put it away in the wardrobe later and then never put it Read More

Tip of the Day – Remove 5 things…

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Remove 5 things each week from your home. For example the items could be old magazines, DVD’s you will never watch, mismatched kitchenware or torn towels. Start the process now and let me know how your clutter diminishes after a month. 🙂   We are here to help you declutter and organise your home and office if you need help in starting the decluttering process. Why not contact us to discuss your decluttering and organisation needs and book an appointment today. © 2013 Decluttr Me | All rights reserved – This post is provided for the convenience of Decluttr Me Read More

Top tips for decluttering during the Christmas Season

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  It is the perfect time of the year to reduce the amount of clutter coming into your life during Christmas. Here are some tips to guide you during this period: 1. Fewer gifts – does your family need so many presents from each person? For the kids how about giving them one from Santa and one from yourself? 2. Donate gifts – rather than by buying presents that will add to the clutter in the receivers house, how about donating to a charity on their behalf such as Red Crescent/Cross 3. Less food – there is so much food Read More

The Cost of Clutter

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I have had a few people asking me what is the cost of clutter. The main cost is time, money and your health. To put it into perspective here are the examples of how this can affect each area: Time * looking for items constantly such as your car keys; and * running late as you are unable to find the item(s) (such as those car keys) Health * stress from facing the clutter constantly * headaches from the stress * feeling tired * insomnia * increase in blood pressure which can lead to heart disease. Money * buying items Read More

Tip of the Day – Recycling with Nespresso

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  One thing that exasperates me in Dubai is how difficult it is to recycle here. Where it is possible to recycle, it can be a mission to go to the recycle bins to recycle items. Emarat has a recycle station in their petrol forecourts that seem to be constantly closed. When I was at home in England, I was reminded of how much recycling is carried out now. You can only leave one bag of rubbish for the dustbin men to collect every other week. The other week must be (washed) recycled items, which are collected by recycle lorries. Read More

40 DIY Organisation Hacks

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One of my favourite activities nowadays is looking at furniture and organisation hacks to inspire me for my apartment and also for my clients. Ikea Hackers has become my secret guilty pleasure on a daily basis. If you want to be inspired click on this link. I also came across this list of DIY hacks from Brit + Co. Most of the hacks can be completed pretty easily and does not involve a drill (most of the time). A few of my favourite hacks from this list, which are shown in the photos above, include using the toast holder and dish Read More

Ikea Catalogue 2014

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The new catalogue is here and I thought I would share my favourite new items which could help with decluttring your life. 1) Hjalmaren cart Simple and can be used in a few areas of your home. If you do not have cabinets in your bathroom to store items, which seems to be the norm now in newly built apartments, this is a useful item to hold your towels, toiletries and makeup. Add a few baskets in the middle and top tier to put your products in an orderly manner. It can also be used in your kitchen to store Read More

14 Swedish Words that Conflict with the Ikea Product

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If you are a regular blog/twitter/facebook follower you will know that I have a love for Ikea products. This morning I saw this post that may make you smile – 14 Swedish words that conflict with the Ikea Product. Enjoy! © 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.