Giving Things Away Makes Room for the New

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  This week, we have a guest blog from the wonderful Fiona Campbell. I met Fiona recently at a networking event and she discussed how she had downsized several times over the years and her experience of letting go of her things. Her experience was so wonderful and inspiring that I asked her to share it with you. So here is Fiona’s decluttering and downsizing story: In 2010 I was given 6 weeks’ notice for my husband and I to leave the beautiful Georgian Farmhouse we had called home for the past 15 years. We had been renting half of Read More

How to Organise your Shoes

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We all know that having more than 5 pairs of shoes can result in your shoe area looking cluttered.  It is not easy to organise your shoes unless you have proper organisation systems in place to store them. If you are like me, you will have a few pairs of heels (in various inches), flats, flip flops, sandals, trainers, loafers and of course the boots which are worn for a few short weeks on holiday once a year.   So which system is best for you?  To help you organise them easily here are my favourite storage solutions and ideas Read More

Ensure your Next Home Move Stays Stress Free

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  Moving homes is always a stressful event – from dealing with the real estate agents, the Land Department, utility companies, buying furniture,  booking a removal company that won’t break your items and also deciding what stuff in your home is clutter and not clutter. Just reading this list may have brought you out in a cold sweat. After helping several clients with their move,  I wanted to share the DeCluttr Me process for moving homes stress free whether it be locally or internationally to help stop the cold sweats! Reduce your stuff It sounds obvious but how often do Read More

How to Organize the Colours in your Home

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  Often whilst working with clients, I notice the colours in certain rooms (especially in the bedrooms) and note comments from clients on how they are feeling. If there are red walls in the bedroom there is usually too much anger or passion in the client’s life right now. I often tell them to change the room colour to blue to help bring them calmness (to help them sleep) and to ensure there are less arguments with their loved ones.  Whilst red may be bad in the bedroom, it is great for the dining room to enable a lively appetite Read More

How Long Should you Keep your Make-Up & Toiletries

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  Often whilst working with clients, we find a massive stash of make-up. Some looks brand new, but often they look old, tired and expired. Foundation seems to be the massive right now, especially due to contouring (I still can’t master it, even after those Youtube videos!), but did you know that the liquid foundation only lasts from 6 months to a year? Deciding what should go and what should stay can be difficult, especially as there are no expiry dates on make-up, so to help you decipher the expiry dates, here are my tips on how long you should 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

Five things you must get rid of right now if you want a tidy home – Dubai Week

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    Dubai Week interviewed us this month to give our tips on what you should get rid of if you want a tidy home this year. You can check out the tips by clicking on the photo above or here. Let me know if you try out these tips and how they help you.           © 2013-17 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.

Decluttering whilst Grieving

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  It is a terrible fact of life that when your loved one passes away, their possessions become your responsibility. Decluttering whilst grieving is never easy and it can take a long time to decide when to start the declutter process. For expats, there is sometimes an urgency to go through the items of your loved one if you have to move from your current location, especially if you have to downsize or leave the country. You could always box the items and store them for a while, but one day they have to be reviewed. When you do decide to Read More

Trust & Working with Professional Organizers

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Over the last few years I have found that each of my clients have different lifestyles, different items of stuff, different requirements for getting organized and they want someone to transform their lives. Organizers don’t have a crystal ball to show them what their home will look like after we have worked with them, so we have to build trust to enable the client to grant us permission to change their lives. I have client who books me every quarter for a few hours to assess her home, organize a room which is disorganized and advise what she needs to declutter or Read More

Is Your Maid Stopping You From Having an Organized Home

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  The question in the title might be a loaded one, but think about it -Is Your Maid Stopping You From Having an Organized Home. Let’s break down the question into these sub questions: Is it constantly disorganized? When you buy storage boxes and other organizing products to use in the home, do you find hidden away in the store room at a later date? If you organize a room, does it go back to being disorganized within a very short space of time? Can you never find your stuff, but your maid is always capable of finding it and receiving Read More