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

The Definition of Clutter

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  Clutter is “a confusing or disorderly state or collection and possible symptom of compulsive hoarding” – Wikipedia   Clutter is different for everyone. What may be one person’s treasure might be a pile of junk to another. Clutter to me is: anything that doesn’t have a place to live. anything that is broken or needs repairing. anything that no longer has a use or serves its purpose (like clothes, relationships, habits or negative thoughts). anything that messy or unclean. anything overwhelming or disorganized. anything that is overflowing or feeling stuffed. anything that causes confusion. When you look at your 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

Decluttering Your Life and Your Mind

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    Did you know that hanging onto clutter in your life can affect your mind, body and life in a negative way. There have been various reports issued showing the negative effects on people’s lives on a daily basis. A lot of people lose money due to repeat purchases, unnecessary buys and forgetting to pay bills on time due to a cluttered life. Other negative effects of clutter include motivation, happiness and relationship with others. The infogram below shows the effect of clutter on people’s lives and also how decluttering your life and your mind can positively improve your life. Read More