How to Reduce the Clutter and Depression in Your Life

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  I often talk about the clutter cloud at my workshops and with clients. The clutter cloud can hover over people looking like this:     This clutter cloud can lead to depression, the depression can lead to a cluttered home or life, which can lead to depression. It is a vicious cycle. Clutter… – Overstimulates our system (visual, olfactory, tactile), causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren’t necessary or important. – Draws our attention away from what our focus should be on. – Makes it more difficult to relax, both physically and mentally. – Constantly reminds Read More

How to Clear the Mental Clutter Post Organizing

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    The process of decluttering and organizing is psychologically and mentally tiring, especially when you work in an area for a few hours or days (even with a professional organizer like DeCluttr Me). I always warn clients that they will be exhausted by the end of the session, and to do one of these three activities (or all three if they are feeling brave): have a long bath, big glass of something with grape in it or if you do not drink eat lots of yummy food (normally with chocolate included) to decompress from the day. a. have a Read More

Giving Things Away Makes Room for the New

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  This week, we have a guest blog from the wonderful Fiona Campbell. I met Fiona recently at a networking event and she discussed how she had downsized several times over the years and her experience of letting go of her things. Her experience was so wonderful and inspiring that I asked her to share it with you. So here is Fiona’s decluttering and downsizing story: In 2010 I was given 6 weeks’ notice for my husband and I to leave the beautiful Georgian Farmhouse we had called home for the past 15 years. We had been renting half of Read More

Liven up your Lingerie drawer

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  Start by emptying your lingerie drawer(s) and sort your items into keep, donate (TKD accept gently used items for recycling and rehoming) or throw piles. This should be a fairly straightforward process – cull anything that looks faded, stretched, frayed, shapeless, doesn’t fit or hasn’t been worn in the last year.   Next separate your underwear into bras and knickers. Depending on how many items you have, you may want to further sub-divide those items into those you consider everyday essentials and those that are for special outfits or occasions. If you have an extensive collection of underwear, you Read More

The 2 for 1 Rule for your Clothes

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  How often do you go shopping and come home with clothes, accessories… stuff and then find you don’t have a place for the new stuff?   You open your wardrobe and find you don’t have any spare hangers to hang the new clothes?   There is no space in the cupboards to store your shoes, scarves and accessories?   Your make-up box is so full that you can’t close it, let alone put new items in it.   How can you resolve this issue?   Simple – follow the DeCluttr Me rule:   Buy 1, Remove 2 Items   Read More

Are the Best Things in Life Free?

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  I love that song by Janet Jackson where she sings that the best things in life are free.   But… are they really?   Let’s look at some free things in our life and see if they are the best thing for us:   Free gifts with a purchase I saw a fast food restaurant had resurrected the free glass with every burger purchase. The glasses are lovely colours and big enough to hold your daily amount of water, but do you really need it? How many glasses do you have in your cupboard currently?   Just because it Read More

How to Organise your Shoes

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We all know that having more than 5 pairs of shoes can result in your shoe area looking cluttered.  It is not easy to organise your shoes unless you have proper organisation systems in place to store them. If you are like me, you will have a few pairs of heels (in various inches), flats, flip flops, sandals, trainers, loafers and of course the boots which are worn for a few short weeks on holiday once a year.   So which system is best for you?  To help you organise them easily here are my favourite storage solutions and ideas Read More

Ensure your Next Home Move Stays Stress Free

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  Moving homes is always a stressful event – from dealing with the real estate agents, the Land Department, utility companies, buying furniture,  booking a removal company that won’t break your items and also deciding what stuff in your home is clutter and not clutter. Just reading this list may have brought you out in a cold sweat. After helping several clients with their move,  I wanted to share the DeCluttr Me process for moving homes stress free whether it be locally or internationally to help stop the cold sweats! Reduce your stuff It sounds obvious but how often do 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

How to Prepare for an Emergency

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  The recent fire in Grenfell Tower in London was a sad and traumatising event for the residents. A few were able to leave and take some possessions with them, but others were left with nothing, but their night clothes on. My prayers are with the residents and their loved ones during this time. This is not the first tower fire we have witnessed, there have been several in Dubai in the last few years, and we cannot say for sure that there won’t be more in the future (until the cladding is removed off these buildings).  These types of Read More