How Feng Shui Can Improve your Life with Natural Healing Home

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  I have always been fascinated by Feng Shui and how it can help to clear the stagnant energy in your home and life. When clearing the physical clutter whether in my life or for a client, I have seen how quickly the energy flow within the space changes from miserable and depressing to relief and happiness. However, there is often that feeling of stagnant vibrant energy still in the area. That is where Feng Shui comes in to help remove the negative vibrant energy. Despite living in a clutter free home (did you expect anything else?), I felt that Read More

Wrap-It – The Review

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  Do you have wrapping paper in one place, cards in a desk drawers and ribbon in random places throughout the house? I store my wrapping paper in a garment bag holder (see my post on this from the past), my birthday cards, etc are in a basket and the ribbon, well they are in random locations. Then Adam Levine of Wrap-It got in touch and told me the “World Greatest Gift Wrap Organizer” (his words not mine!). I thought it was a gimmick, but he convinced me to try it out and sent over the deluxe version of the Wrap-It (NB: I paid Read More

APDO Conference 2016

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    Late last year, I was privileged to join APDO (Association of Professional Declutterers and Organizers UK) as one of their first international members. As a Brit, I felt it would be prudent to connect with my national association and it would be easy to meet the members as I travel back and forth to the UK often.   One of the perks of being a member of APDO is that you can attend their yearly Conference. As luck would have it, I had to be in the UK in March, so I booked to attend the conference.   The Read More

App of the Week – Shedd

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    Many of my clients declutter clothes that have hardly been worn or still have the tags on them. They fashion items range from high street to designer items and are definitely not ready to be thrown away. Due to the hassle of selling on the second hand market, I tend to suggest the clients donate their items to Dar Al Ber’s Women and Children’s Society, the majority of the time. When the clothes are high value and in good condition, it seems a shame to not sell the item and get some money back. However, the second-hand market here is very 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

The Best Apps to Increase Your Productivity – Part 2 – At Work

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This week, we review the best apps to increase your productivity at work. Whether you’re looking for a better way to track prioritise important tasks, take control of your inbox or review your team’s progress, these apps can help you. (How to be more Productive at Work – Workplace Productivity Tips, Apps & Tools by Open Colleges)   I am a big fan of Dropbox as well as its couterpart Google Drive. I also love Bring TIM which is a time management clock that gives you visual proof that time is money. Once you hit start, it will start calculating how much money is Read More

The Best Apps to Increase Your Productivity – Part 1 – Schools and University

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  Productivity is discussed often nowadays in media, social media and in day to day life. Experts have advised that productivity is crucial to improve the performance in your life and within . Using apps on your computers, tablets and phones can help you be productive in a quicker, simpler and easier way. As children return to school and university, this infogram from Open Colleges shows 20 apps and gadgets which can help with everything from writing, researching and managing time more efficiently (it also lists my favourite app Evernote):   (How to be Effective when Studying – Best Study Apps, Read More

Top 8 Apps for Kids

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Stuck on a 7 hour flight with your kids? Travelling by car to another emirate for a staycation? Here are my top 8 apps to keep your little ones entertained on your Apple products: 1. Helicopter Taxi This genius apps uses augmented reality, using the devices camera to create an effect of a helicopter flying across the room. By  moving the device, your little pilots steer the helicopter flying to wherever they want to fly and then land on different surfaces to pick  up more passengers. The graphics are awesome and your kids will love being navigators. $1.99 – Ages 3+    2. Read More

App of the Week – Flight+

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Do you travel often or have family and friends travelling frequently in and out of the UAE? A flight tracking app is a valuable tool to check the status of flights flying anywhere internationally. Flight+ is a flight tracking app with a trip diary and also an airport information hub.  For once I am suggesting an app you have to pay for ($2.99). Irritatingly you are expected to download two different versions for the iPhone and iPad (unfortunately it is not available for the android yet). I suggest you download the app for your iPhone as you will be carrying Read More

App of the Week – Evernote

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If you do not follow me on social media, you may not be aware of my deep love for Evernote. Evernote is an electronic notebook which you can download as an app on your smart phones and computers as well as access online.  The main use of the app is to create notes. You can create various notebooks to store your notes – I have Personal, Decluttr Me and Recipe notebooks.  (There is Evernote Food which is supposed to be used for recipes but didn’t find it as user friendly so have stuck with Evernote.) The notes are automatically tagged Read More