Declutter Your Bed Mattress

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  Today’s guest post is from a great bed manufacturer from the UK, Helmii. You may not think about decluttering your bed, but as they explain there are reasons why you should every 7 years.     So you’ve taken the first step and decided to declutter, you have talked through with the amazing Shelina what to clear out and what you can’t bear to throw away and you are eagerly anticipating your new de-cluttered life.   But what might you have missed?   One thing people often overlook or think is not important is their mattress.     But Read More

Decluttering before your Move

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  It’s that time in your life where you have to move – whether it is because your lease is up in your flat, you have bought a new villa, decided to downsize or move country. The paperwork has been signed and now you have to deal with the actual move. If you are like most people you are probably looking around your home feeling frustrated and exasperated by the amount of stuff in each room. You don’t know where to start and you’re wondering if you can just throw the stuff in the moving boxes and hide them for Read More

5 Reasons Why Professional Organizers are not the Wicked Witch

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    I often hear from clients that they were scared of contacting me initially. Once they have booked the session, most clients say they don’t sleep the night before as they are worrying about the session as well as meeting me and often want to cancel. It always surprises me as I’m generally not a scary person, but I guess if you have not experienced a decluttering and organizing session it can seem like you are going to be working with the Wicked Witch from OZ. So to reassure you that professional organizers are not scary like the Wicked Witch, Read More

Why Hiring a Professional Organizer Will Pay for Itself

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  If you had a broken water tank, you would hire a plumber right? Or you lost the internet you would call the telecomms company to fix it. So if you are buried in clutter and can’t get organised, wouldn’t you call a professional organizer to help you? There is no need to feel shame for asking for help with your clutter as there is no shame in asking for help for your internet service to be fixed. Hiring a Professional Organizer is often considered a luxury, but if you want to clear the stress that clutter is causing you, 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

4 Easy Tips to Organize your Bedroom

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The bedroom affords many organizational opportunities just waiting to be taken advantage of. • Under bed storage – Most beds have a good deal of space underneath them that can be utilized for long term storage. These items can be stored in rolling containers, wicker baskets, or vacuum packed bags. Keep in mind how frequently you will need to access these items, and measure the space before purchasing storage containers. I like this rolling container from Clas Ohlson which fits neatly under your bed.         • Dresser drawers – Drawers are especially deadly to organizational efforts. Don’t let Read More

The Difference Between Cleaning and Organizing

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Many times during the week I will be compared to a maid. It seems to shock people when I explain that I do not provide a maid cleaning service, but provide an organizing service which enables you to be organized moving forward. Organizing and cleaning are entirely distinct undertakings which require you to have different thought processes and actions. So here is my explanation of what is cleaning and organizing (or in other words the difference between a professional organizer and a maid): THE DIFFERENCE Cleaning Cleaning involves the use of cleaning products such as dust cloths, disinfectant, brooms, mops, Read More

How to Move Home Without the Stress

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  Moving house every few years is a right of passage in the United Arab Emirates and especially right now in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Every day you can see moving companies and their trucks on the main roads taking items from one place to another. If you are due to move soon you will most probably have to deal with the following issues a. Obtaining permits from your apartment and villa community to move out of your current location and into your new location. b. Have you lease stamped by Ejari. c. Connect your water, electricity and internet line. Read More

Clutter Jail for the Toys

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Do you look at the toys lying around in various rooms and wish they could go to Clutter Jail? After a certain period your children grow out of the toys and that is the time to declutter them in a systematic way.  Here are my tips on how to declutter the toys: 1. Sort through the toys and take a picture of the ones that you hold especially close to you. A photographic record of the toy will bring back the memories with less space taken. 2. Sort the toys out into piles a. Broken b. Donate c. Collectible and Read More

Media – SME Business Update on City 7 TV

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I have had the great privilege of being filmed for the SME Business Update on City 7 recently. You can see me explaining the concept of Decluttr Me and how I help people declutter and organise their lives. Hope you enjoy!   © 2014 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.