6 Quick Organizing Tips to Start Today

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If your schedule is always full and you don’t have more than ten minutes to organize your life, check out these tips to help you get organized. Whenever you have ten minutes spare, do one of these six tasks and you will start feeling more together, less stressed and organized:   1.  Make your Bed   2.  Keep a Basket next to Your Closet     3.  Gather the broken clothes     4.  Sort out those heels     5. Review your toiletries     6. Organize your bedsheets         © 2013-present Decluttr Me | All 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

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

How Much is too Much

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How about clothes? How many pairs of jeans do you own – 5, 20, 100? I own about 10 pairs. That might seem a lot to you, but bear in mind I wear jeans as part of my DeCluttr Me uniform, for meetings (as I don’t need to wear suits any longer), going out in the evening and for casual events.  (If you have a 100 pairs of jeans, in all likelihood it is too much and should be reviewed and decluttered). The key to deciding when you have too much is to review your positive and negative levels when you 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

Are you suffering from Stuffocation? Take the Quiz to find out Now!

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  Recently I have seen a lot of my clients’ bedrooms and bathrooms overflowing with excessive amounts of foundation, jalabiyas, abayas, shoes and bags (and of course other items). To me it is stuffocation, but to the clients there is a justification and reason for each item. They need 50 types of foundation for contouring, the jalabiyas are needed to event day and night events and the bags are needed to hold the credit card and phone when going to said events! It seems excessive to me, and it must be affecting them, as I am in their house helping them 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

How to Keep Your Wardrobe Fresh and Odour Free

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  Whether you have a built-in wardrobe (which doesn’t fit your clothes) or wardrobes and cupboards from Ikea, Home Center or Marina, the clothes, accessories and shoes can easily absorb odours. The odours may be from your perfumes or oud, smoke and shisha or other outside aromas. If you are living in older apartments or villas, your wardrobes may have a stale or musty smell in it. Many times this smell is due to poor ventilation and air conditioning. I often have followers or clients asking about the best way to keep their wardrobe, shoe closets and cupboards fresh and Read More

The Problem with Hand Me Downs

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Do you save your older child’s clothes to give to your younger children? Are you a middle child or younger child? Have you worn hand me downs since you were a baby from your older brother(s) or sisters(s)? Do you still get hand me downs from them even as adults? What do you do with them? There are different levels of hand me downs and they have to be dealt with in different ways. Here are my suggestions: The Baby and Children Clothes  As a parent, I bet you have kept old clothes for the next child to wear when Read More

21 Amazing Clothing Organization Tips

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Want to start getting organised when dealing with your wardrobe, closet or floor of clothes? Here are some life changing tips to get you organised with your clothes from today: 1. Organise your Kids Clothes (or even your own!) by days of the week! 2. Use bag racks to save space and storage room 3. Store your bed sheets inside 1 Pillow Case 4. Create show hangers for your flip-flops 5. Repurpose bathroom hardware to create a DIY jewellery rack 6. Give missing socks a special place to live 7. Loop shower curtain rings on an over-the-door towel rack to organize your scarf Read More