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

10 Best Houseplants To Improve your Home Life [Infogram]

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I love plants in my home, unfortunately I am not very green fingered, so I tend to have to buy new plants often to compensate for the ones that have been to greenhouse heaven (or my cats like eating the leaves and killing them). Why do I keep having so many indoor plants in my home? Plants are always excellent feng shui for a home or office because they bring vibrant Chi, or energy into one’s space or area.  As long as the plants are kept healthy (that is an ongoing lesson for myself), are placed in good feng shui Read More

What Happens to CD, DVD and Video Game Cases When They’re Thrown Away?

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This week, our Guest Contributor is Decluttr. Decluttr allows you to sell all kinds of CDs, DVDs, Games and Blu-Rays, whether you’re a rap fanatic cleaning up your CD collection or a gamer wanting to raise some cash for the latest releases. Selling your stuff has never been easier with them.   What Happens to CD, DVD and Video Game Cases When They’re Thrown Away?   How many CDs, DVDs and video games are still taking up space in your place, if not exactly in your heart anymore? Sure, it’s possible you could break out “The Sims” again now that you know Read More

How to Control Pet Hair in Your Home {Infogram}

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  I have 2 cats, one short hair and one long hair, which results in hair being found around my home often. I have wondered how I can reduce the amount of hair being shed and then I saw this brilliant infogram.   (How To Control Pet Hair In Your Home [Infographic] by the team at Chadwicks)     I have started with a change of diet for my two kitties, but will be trying the other tricks as well.  Let me know if this infogram is helpful for you and if you see a reduction in the hair in your Read More

15 Clever Ways to Expand your Storage Area

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  A lot of the new apartments and villas in the region are being built with little thought on storage solutions for the occupants. With limited cupboards, storage room and areas, inventive ways have to be generated to create storage solutions for your essential items (but not clutter). The infogram below provides helpful tips to create storage solutions in each room of your home.     (Clever Ways to Expand Your Storage Space [Infographic] by the team at FBD) Let me know if you use these tips and send us photos to share with our readers.         Read More

Your Ultimate Home Cleaning Guide

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Do you find it hard to have a clean house? Do you find your maid has not got a routine in place and it’s driving you crazy every day? Well now you can help your maid create a routine that ensures you have a clean, organised house every day with this great infogram. Do you think it will help your maid?     (Your ultimate home cleaning routine [Infographic] by the team at Heiton Buckly) Hope it helps!         © 2013-15 Decluttr Me | All rights reserved – This post is provided for the convenience of Decluttr Me readers. Read More

How to maintain your Air Conditioner

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Officially it is still spring, but the heat has arrived in Dubai a while ago already – and the temperatures and humidity will continually increase during the next weeks. Most people’s, and probably also yours, best friend during Dubai’s summer, is the air conditioner. Regular maintenances are necessary to make sure your AC works properly during the hot summer months. Here are 5 things you should do from time to time in order to avoid failure and to keep it running efficiently: 1. Turn off power: Air conditioners are very complex devices. Always make sure to unplug or at least Read More