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.

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 – Coordination decluttering

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Co-ordinated boxes and files in a pretty bookcase to store all your home office things. Great idea   © 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.

Decluttr the small stuff

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Today I found a great website which provides various ideas on decluttering on the website Modern Parents Messy Kids. This post focuses on decluttering small items especially decluttering the kitchen cupboard underneath the sink. Fixing door hooks inside the cupboard to store kitchen gloves and clothes is a great idea and easy to do.   © 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.