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

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

The Best Apps to Increase Your Productivity – Part 3 – At Home

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  In our final installment of the Best Apps to Increase your Productivity, we are looking at apps to help you at home. There are many apps out there which can help you increase your productivity in your home life. The main ones I use on a day to day basis include Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and Ticktick. The apps listed below are more specific as they help you to deal with your expenses, online shopping, thoughts, building habits and receiving reminders for tasks. I particularly love the apps to build habits – Habit List and HabitRPG (the creators have created a new Read More

How to Make your Home Allergy Friendly

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With all the dust, bugs and sand seeping into our homes, it is very easy to start getting allergies in this region. There are some ways to make your home allergy friendly which are shown in this great infogram from Allergy Cosmos How to Make Your Home More Allergy Friendly [Infographic] by the team at AllergyCosmos   Let me know if these tips help you to become more Allergy Friendly in your home.         © 2013-15 Decluttr Me | All rights reserved – This post is provided for the convenience of Decluttr Me readers. Any reproduction of Read More

Spring Tips for a Happy Home

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  Spring is almost here and it’s time to elevate your mood after the long and dull winter. Your energy levels are probably a little low as a result of the freezing weather and the “holiday blues.” Changing your environment is a great way to welcome the new season and to bring a lively atmosphere of your home. Don’t underestimate the impact that your surroundings has on your well – being. Here are few ideas how to quickly refresh your home.   Bring New Sensations You perceive and experience the external environment through your five senses. Create an eye – Read More

Paper Products You Should Get Rid of Today

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There are many reasons for acquiring paper and keeping it in the home – practical, convenient or sentimental. But even if they fall into that category there is a time frame for keeping them.  Bills are important for a few months, books from friends are great, but in the end everything can be recycled (or in the case of books, sold or donated). As great as it is to recycle and sell, why not just stop acquiring the paper in the first place.  To help you start this new habit here are my tips on what to get rid of: Read More

How to Declutter your Nursery

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            Children do love toys. Well, yes, naturally they do. It is what their interests revolve around after all, and you should not blame them for it. And often times a nursery room can reach a moment when toys are literally filling it, limiting space, movement inside, creating a landmine field of objects just waiting for you to step barefoot on, all of it contributing to one thing – chaos. If this is the case then you have to do some clearance. If every new toy only makes the mess worse, you need to implement Read More