Liven up your Lingerie drawer

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  Start by emptying your lingerie drawer(s) and sort your items into keep, donate (TKD accept gently used items for recycling and rehoming) or throw piles. This should be a fairly straightforward process – cull anything that looks faded, stretched, frayed, shapeless, doesn’t fit or hasn’t been worn in the last year.   Next separate your underwear into bras and knickers. Depending on how many items you have, you may want to further sub-divide those items into those you consider everyday essentials and those that are for special outfits or occasions. If you have an extensive collection of underwear, you Read More

The 2 for 1 Rule for your Clothes

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  How often do you go shopping and come home with clothes, accessories… stuff and then find you don’t have a place for the new stuff?   You open your wardrobe and find you don’t have any spare hangers to hang the new clothes?   There is no space in the cupboards to store your shoes, scarves and accessories?   Your make-up box is so full that you can’t close it, let alone put new items in it.   How can you resolve this issue?   Simple – follow the DeCluttr Me rule:   Buy 1, Remove 2 Items   Read More

How to Fold your Clothes Properly

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  How often do you find that you have no room in your wardrobe as you are cramming your clothes into a small space? Do you get frustrated by the lack of space and end up buying more furniture to store your clothes?  If this is your situation currently, maybe you need to change how you fold your clothes. Often by folding your clothes (rather than throwing them into the space or hanging them), you can increase the space in your wardrobe and also find your clothes neatly and with less creases in them. This brilliant infogram from Home Advisor, Read More

9 Reasons to Hire a Professional Organizer

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  I often asked why someone should hire a professional organizer. It’s not a one sentence answer as organizers do a multitude of organizing tasks (no we don’t organize events).   There are so many reasons to hire a professional organizer, but I wanted to focus on the most common reasons I get hired by my clients for my organizing and decluttering services:   Wardrobe/Closet Decluttering and Organizing – The amount of clothes, accessories, bags and shoes people collect over the years can go into the hundreds. Many of my clients have not decluttered since they got married or moved countries, which Read More

Where Do I Start Organizing?

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  I often get asked this question – “where do I start organizing”. My response is, where do you feel the most pain right now? Is it your kitchen, your wardrobe, the hallway entrance to your home? Wherever you feel the most amount of stress and feel overwhelmed is where you should start. You know where the pain is, but how do you start the process? Starting the process is generally the same for each client, we have established the pain and priorities and then now it’s time to roll the sleeves and start decluttering and organizing based on their requirements Read More

How to Reduce your Wardrobe with Cost per Wear

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    You see these boots? They cost me $900 on sale (yep on sale. I hope my mum is not reading this!). They are a beautiful pair of boots, but the middle section of my foot starts aching after wearing them for 5 minutes. It is so bad that I have worn these boots 3 times since I purchased them 5 years ago.  This is what you call a complete waste of money. How did I come to that conclusion? By using this handy formula: (Wears per Month) x (Number of Months worn if it is a Seasonal Item) x Read More

Organizing your Bedroom into a Peaceful Decluttered Haven

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  You may be surprised to hear this, but even professional organisers have their moments when they need to (re)organise their home. Whenever I am feeling slightly stressed, I reassess my bedroom and see what I can change to get it more organised.Why the bedroom? That is the first place I wake up (unless of course I fall asleep on the couch whilst watching another HBO series) and the last room I see when I go to sleep. I want to wake up and fall asleep not feeling stressed and overwhelmed by clutter, so I ensure that my bedroom is Read More

How to have a stress-free, decluttered bedroom

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  Do you know that you spend over a third of your life in your bedroom (especially in those teenage years). That’s why it is always important to have a calm, safe, sanctuary to clear your mind and stress. When you go to sleep or wake up in the morning, you can be directly affected by your bedroom. This infogram provides great tips and tricks on how to have a stress-free, decluttered bedroom:   (Your Guide to a Stress-free Bedroom [Infographic] by the team at The LuxPad)     I especially love the tip on making your bed every morning. By Read More

Why Shopping Whilst DeCluttering is Never a Good Idea

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  I recently helped a lovely client to declutter her clothes and accessories which she had bought over a few years. Whilst we were still in the declutter process, a parcel arrived… The parcel was from Net-a-Porter and contained beautiful new clothes to add to the wardrobe.   She then confessed she had been shopping online before I had arrived and ordered more stuff to be delivered later in the week. A few minutes later, I was told I had been called in to help declutter so she could buy new stuff!! Imagine my face. By using a professional organizer Read More

The Joy of Simplicity in the Bedroom

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Your bedroom is the place for relaxation, sleep and recharging in your home, isn’t it? Then why does your bedroom make you anxious from time to time? Is it because you have turned it into a home for clutter? If that is the case, you will not only keep feeling anxious, but you will not be able to relax completely even while you sleep.     Think about what it would mean to you, and how much it would improve your time in your bedroom, if there were less things in it. Try to keep only the necessities in your Read More