Find out Your Clutterer Type for the First Time

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  During my time as a professional organizer I have seen various types of clutterers. All of them are covered in stuff whether in their home or office but some hide it, whereas others seem to trip over their clutter on a regular basis. Experts have shown that there can be a spectrum of clutterers with one side being the extreme declutterers who then regret throwing everything (and I mean everything!) away to the sentimental clutters who find every item holds some sentimental value to them. If you have ever wondered which one you were, take this quiz and find out Read More

5 Tips to Help You Manage your Time

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  I have spoken to a few mothers recently who have found it difficult to manage their time and expectations in their daily life. They have to ensure the kids get up, ready for school, cook meals for the family (which must be incredibly healthy, organic, gluten free, GMO free and any other free), ensure the house is clean and clutter free, do the shopping, ensure the schoolwork is completed, the kids are happy and lastly ensure that the husband is happy. Just writing that list exhausted me so imagine how these women feel! These mothers asked for tips and tricks on how to manage Read More

Maintenance Organizing and How to Change your Habits

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  Creating a habit and building on it is a great way to bring organizing structure into your life, especially maintenance organizing. Maintenance organizing is what you need to focus on once you have worked by yourself or with a professional organizer to create the organizing systems. It is all fine and dandy to create an organizing system, but if you don’t start developing the habit to maintain the system, you will become frustrated and unmotivated again. Building the new habit takes time so don’t get discouraged if you are not successful the first, second or even the third time. The Read More

Decluttering Your Life and Your Mind

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    Did you know that hanging onto clutter in your life can affect your mind, body and life in a negative way. There have been various reports issued showing the negative effects on people’s lives on a daily basis. A lot of people lose money due to repeat purchases, unnecessary buys and forgetting to pay bills on time due to a cluttered life. Other negative effects of clutter include motivation, happiness and relationship with others. The infogram below shows the effect of clutter on people’s lives and also how decluttering your life and your mind can positively improve your life. Read More

Get rid of the funk and get your organize groove back

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The new year has arrived and there seems to be a huge amount of lethargy going around. Although we are all back at work, school or day to day life, there doesn’t seem to be that spark in our actions. Friends seem to be demotivated and even I have found it hard to get out of bed some days (yep even professional organizers have their moments). Something needs to be done to remove the lethargy, so here are my suggestions to get rid of the funk and get your groove back: Create a new routine – It doesn’t have to be Read More

The 120 Items to Declutter this Year

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  I have provided a list before of items that should be disposed off when decluttering. However, that list was published a few years ago and items that we used on a daily basis have changed substantially again in 2 years. To reflect the changes in items in our lives, I have created 120 Items to Declutter this year. A lot of items in this list such as manuals, magazines, newspapers and movies can be obtained online and viewed through your tablets, Apple TV, computers or phones. We no longer need the physical item in our home. There are also a Read More

How to Declutter the People in your Life

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How much stuff do you have going on in your life, home and mind every day? How much of that is due to the people in your life whether in your office, home or social media? Do you think too much about someone liking you (or not liking you)? Do you feel like you have to please everyone all the time? How tired must you feel at the end of the day worrying about others! The worry, stress and fear that is caused by dealing with people in your life can leave you tired, cluttered in mind and ill. In Read More

Being Postive When DeCluttering

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  Every week I hear the words “I’m so embarrassed! This must be the worst place you have ever seen!” My response always is “I have seen worse”. Most of the time I have seen worse and even if I haven’t, you have to be positive when decluttering. The fact that this person has contacted a professional organizer is a massive positive step and I am happy to remind that to anyone who calls me and books me to help them get organised. I love decluttering and organizing so my positivity is natural rather than forced. I know it is Read More

Is Your Husband Stopping You From Decluttering?

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    I often get calls from wives needing help to clear the clutter from their home. Often they talk about how the clutter has built up over time living together. Both spouses might be bad at clearing the clutter or the cause might be due to one spouse. However, 9 out of 10 tell me that their husband tends to stop the house being decluttered and organized either by the wife or by a professional organizer, such as DeCluttr Me. There are many reasons why the husband might be stopping their wife from decluttering and organizing the house.  Here are 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