DeCluttering and Organizing Eyeshadows (with vlog)

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I work so often with clients who have a lot of makeup and help them to decide what items need to be decluttered, donated or kept and organized properly. Whilst working with them, the lightbulb  came on for me and I realised that I should examine my eyeshadow collection. What I found was lots of eyeshadows, which were older than two years (the lifespan of powder eyeshadows, which is what I mostly own). This new video talks about my eyeshadow cull, what I am going to do with the decluttered items and also how I am going to organize my eyeshadows 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

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

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

#21DaysOrganizationChallenge

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Did you know it takes 21 days to create or change a habit? Many of my followers and clients were not aware of this until I discussed it with them, so to help them and you I created the 21 Day Organization Challenge. If you have missed any of the challenges in July, no problem, check them out here.   When you complete any of the challenges link up your post or picture or even video to this blog for everyone to see or posts your pictures and videos on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+) tagging @decluttrme and using Read More

The Definitive Infogram on How Long to Store Items

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Ever wondered how long to store make-up, medication, electronics and even herbs? Well this handy infogram (courtesy of Next Door Self Storage) shows you how long to keep items, at what temperature and how to store them properly (especially good tips for vinyl). Check it out and let me know what you think. Next Door Self Storage

Tip of the Day – Make-up Decluttering

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Make-up like any other product in your bathroom or dresser table, has a shelf life.  I have found various tips on how long to keep the product, but the following is a consolidated sensible time frame for keeping your make-up: ITEM WHEN TO DECLUTTR IT Blusher/Face powder 2 years Eyeliner Liquid – 6 months;Pencil – 2 years Eyeshadow Liquid – 1 year;Pencil – 2 years Mascara 3 months Lipstick/Gloss 2 years Foundation/Concealer 1 year Self tanner 2 years Nail Polish 1 year Make-up brushes Never unless bristles have gone. Clean every 2 weeks with gentle shampoo or Shu Umera cleanser Read More