Quick Tips to Clean Up your Inbox

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How many emails do you receive in your inbox every day? Do you delete email immediately or let them lie unopened in your mail box? Does the mail icon on your phone a notification of over 1000 unread emails? Is your inbox is untidy, overwhelmingly full and unwieldy? If yes, check out my quick tips to clean up your inbox today: Deal with the spam immediately – as soon as it comes in, click on the unsubscribe button (usually found hidden at the bottom of the email) and delete the email. Set a routine for checking emails – so they can Read More

The Problem with Hand Me Downs

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Do you save your older child’s clothes to give to your younger children? Are you a middle child or younger child? Have you worn hand me downs since you were a baby from your older brother(s) or sisters(s)? Do you still get hand me downs from them even as adults? What do you do with them? There are different levels of hand me downs and they have to be dealt with in different ways. Here are my suggestions: The Baby and Children Clothes  As a parent, I bet you have kept old clothes for the next child to wear when Read More

5 Scientific Decorating Tips

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  Have you ever thought about decorating your house using science? Do you just choose the furniture item from the Ikea Catalogue and let the painter choose the paint colour? Well I didn’t think about science until I heard about Neuro-Architecture, which is where neuroscience combines with architecture to help influence design decisions.  It focuses on how the brain and nervous system reacts to build environments and has been used in hospitals, rehabilitation centres and workplaces to improve productivity. Using the findings in the various environments, they have been adapted to help change the interior design of the home.  Neuro-Architecture Read More

How To Stay on Top of your Clutter

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  Do you wake up in the morning and see clutter in your bedroom, then later in your office and when you are driving back in your car?  Do you clear a small part of the clutter but it keeps on returning and piling up? Wish you could keep the clutter at bay from the moment you wake up? Well here are some great tips on how to stay on top of your clutter starting from today. NEVER LEAVE A ROOM EMPTY HANDED Make sure you take something with you every time you leave room such as dirty dishes from Read More

The Best Apps to Increase Your Productivity – Part 3 – At Home

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  In our final installment of the Best Apps to Increase your Productivity, we are looking at apps to help you at home. There are many apps out there which can help you increase your productivity in your home life. The main ones I use on a day to day basis include Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and Ticktick. The apps listed below are more specific as they help you to deal with your expenses, online shopping, thoughts, building habits and receiving reminders for tasks. I particularly love the apps to build habits – Habit List and HabitRPG (the creators have created a new Read More

14 Furniture Arranging Tricks that will Make Your Home Feel Bigger

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This infogram provides great tips on how to increase space in each room.     14 Furniture Arranging Tricks that will Make Your Home Feel Bigger [Infographic] by the team at Amara   Try out these tricks and tips and let me know if they work for you.         © 2013-15 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.  

How to Organise Series – Decluttering and Organizing Manuals and Wires (#vlog)

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  How many times have you found old manuals and wires for various electronic contraptions such as your mobile, printer and television? I recently opened up two Samla boxes (from Ikea) with wires and manuals, and realised that they needed a good declutter. Some of the manuals were for electronics that I no longer owned (such as the printer, television, etc) and there was an abundance of old Apple wires and mobile charges that were definitely no longer required. I spent 5 minutes going through the two boxes,  recycling, shredding or trashing everything that was no longer required. Here is my video of Read More

Downsizing as an Expat

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As with every summer, in the last few years, the mass exodus of expats has commenced again. This year there seem to be a lot of expats moving back to their home country. For many they will be moving from their large villas to smaller houses or flats, which will mean that they will have to do the dreaded ….DOWNSIZING. The best way to approach downsizing and moving is to take baby steps (if possible).  Here are my tips to help you downsize for the move: 1. Start Early Sometimes it is difficult to start early as some companies give a Read More

How to Organize Series – Decluttering and Organizing a Walk in Closet

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  Check out our new video showing how we decluttering and organized a walk in closet and also under the bed.     Clothes not worn often were boxed using Samla boxes from Ikea and labelled for easy reference. The main areas of the wardrobe were also labelled to help the client keep her area organized. A lot of clothes, shoes and bags were donated. Old paperwork was shredded using the services of Shred-It.       If you need help to declutter your walk in closet, wardrobe and bedroom, contact us to book a free 20 minute consultation.   Read More

Decluttering and Organizing 3 Storage Rooms

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Recently I was engaged to declutter and organize 3 storage rooms. You can see the Before and After of all three rooms: maids room, laundry/pantry and main storage room in this video below:   We moved the big shelving unit, which was originally in the maid’s room into the main storage room. Suitcases and items for the car-loving husband were stored on this shelving unit.   There is now space to walk in the storage room to pick up items easily, including the children’s outdoor toys. The ironing board and iron were removed from the laundry room/pantry and moved to Read More