Why You Should Resolve to Get Organized This Year

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  What was your New Year Resolution this year? To lose weight, to travel more, to be happier or to get more organized?  There are many reasons why getting organized should be your main resolution for this year. According to one of the top organizers in the world, Peter Walsh, if you lose the clutter in your life, you can lose weight (check out his bestseller Lose Clutter, Lose the Weight if you don’t believe me).  If you are organized, you can then spend more time travelling and can even find your passport easily! And of course if you lose Read More

Organizing your Bedroom into a Peaceful Decluttered Haven

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  You may be surprised to hear this, but even professional organisers have their moments when they need to (re)organise their home. Whenever I am feeling slightly stressed, I reassess my bedroom and see what I can change to get it more organised.Why the bedroom? That is the first place I wake up (unless of course I fall asleep on the couch whilst watching another HBO series) and the last room I see when I go to sleep. I want to wake up and fall asleep not feeling stressed and overwhelmed by clutter, so I ensure that my bedroom is Read More

Decluttering whilst Grieving

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  It is a terrible fact of life that when your loved one passes away, their possessions become your responsibility. Decluttering whilst grieving is never easy and it can take a long time to decide when to start the declutter process. For expats, there is sometimes an urgency to go through the items of your loved one if you have to move from your current location, especially if you have to downsize or leave the country. You could always box the items and store them for a while, but one day they have to be reviewed. When you do decide to Read More

7 Steps for Organizing your Kid’s Toys

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  I often help clients to organize (and declutter) toys in their homes. Dealing with toys is a delicate matter for both parents and children. Today’s blog post focuses on my 7 steps for organizing your kid’s toys. You may have noticed I put “and declutter” in brackets above. There are often too many toys in the home and deciding which ones should go and which should stay can be a minefield. These are the scenarios I often see when decluttering and organizing: Parents have spent a lot of money buying the toys and are not happy to see their money thrown into Read More

Is Your Maid Stopping You From Having an Organized Home

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  The question in the title might be a loaded one, but think about it -Is Your Maid Stopping You From Having an Organized Home. Let’s break down the question into these sub questions: Is it constantly disorganized? When you buy storage boxes and other organizing products to use in the home, do you find hidden away in the store room at a later date? If you organize a room, does it go back to being disorganized within a very short space of time? Can you never find your stuff, but your maid is always capable of finding it and receiving Read More

How Much is too Much

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How about clothes? How many pairs of jeans do you own – 5, 20, 100? I own about 10 pairs. That might seem a lot to you, but bear in mind I wear jeans as part of my DeCluttr Me uniform, for meetings (as I don’t need to wear suits any longer), going out in the evening and for casual events.  (If you have a 100 pairs of jeans, in all likelihood it is too much and should be reviewed and decluttered). The key to deciding when you have too much is to review your positive and negative levels when you Read More

How to have a stress-free, decluttered bedroom

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  Do you know that you spend over a third of your life in your bedroom (especially in those teenage years). That’s why it is always important to have a calm, safe, sanctuary to clear your mind and stress. When you go to sleep or wake up in the morning, you can be directly affected by your bedroom. This infogram provides great tips and tricks on how to have a stress-free, decluttered bedroom:   (Your Guide to a Stress-free Bedroom [Infographic] by the team at The LuxPad)     I especially love the tip on making your bed every morning. By Read More

Why Shopping Whilst DeCluttering is Never a Good Idea

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  I recently helped a lovely client to declutter her clothes and accessories which she had bought over a few years. Whilst we were still in the declutter process, a parcel arrived… The parcel was from Net-a-Porter and contained beautiful new clothes to add to the wardrobe.   She then confessed she had been shopping online before I had arrived and ordered more stuff to be delivered later in the week. A few minutes later, I was told I had been called in to help declutter so she could buy new stuff!! Imagine my face. By using a professional organizer Read More

The Joy of Simplicity in the Bedroom

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Your bedroom is the place for relaxation, sleep and recharging in your home, isn’t it? Then why does your bedroom make you anxious from time to time? Is it because you have turned it into a home for clutter? If that is the case, you will not only keep feeling anxious, but you will not be able to relax completely even while you sleep.     Think about what it would mean to you, and how much it would improve your time in your bedroom, if there were less things in it. Try to keep only the necessities in your Read More

10 Awesome Organizing Products from the new IKEA 2017 Catalogue

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  Last week I was invited by the lovely team at IKEA Dubai to attend their launch event for the new IKEA Catalogue for 2017. We got to see great new products, including organizing ones, for the bedroom, kitchen and lounge areas, but also try some food which will be sold in their restaurant (3 words – pulled salmon sandwiches – you will thank me later!). As always once I have the catalogue in my hands, I will be incommunicado for an hour devouring the new products and layouts. This season there are some great pieces to store your items in Read More