Decluttering before your Move

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  It’s that time in your life where you have to move – whether it is because your lease is up in your flat, you have bought a new villa, decided to downsize or move country. The paperwork has been signed and now you have to deal with the actual move. If you are like most people you are probably looking around your home feeling frustrated and exasperated by the amount of stuff in each room. You don’t know where to start and you’re wondering if you can just throw the stuff in the moving boxes and hide them for Read More

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

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

Moving in With Someone (Special)? How to do it in an Organized way to Avoid a Mess

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  People move in with someone else all the time, whether it is due to getting married (Mabrook!), saving money on rent or to be with the family again. Whilst the thought of moving may sound like a great idea (most of the time), it can take a fair amount of planning, co-ordination, stress and of course money. If you are moving in with someone (special), there are ways you can alleviate the pain of moving with these easy steps. 1.  Look at your Stuff. Are you moving into the other parties home? Or are you going to start afresh and look to Read More

Downsizing as an Expat

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As with every summer, in the last few years, the mass exodus of expats has commenced again. This year there seem to be a lot of expats moving back to their home country. For many they will be moving from their large villas to smaller houses or flats, which will mean that they will have to do the dreaded ….DOWNSIZING. The best way to approach downsizing and moving is to take baby steps (if possible).  Here are my tips to help you downsize for the move: 1. Start Early Sometimes it is difficult to start early as some companies give a Read More

How to Move Offices The Stress-Free Way

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Moving is one part of life that seems to test our nerves and pockets every time, which becomes even more jarring when you need to move an entire office building to a new location. This type of task is its own personal brand of hell you will need to go through if you want to make it without lost or broken items in the process, so you will need to make sure you plan ahead of time and you have what it takes to make it work. The following examples and tips will give you more information on the subject Read More

How to Move Home Without the Stress

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  Moving house every few years is a right of passage in the United Arab Emirates and especially right now in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Every day you can see moving companies and their trucks on the main roads taking items from one place to another. If you are due to move soon you will most probably have to deal with the following issues a. Obtaining permits from your apartment and villa community to move out of your current location and into your new location. b. Have you lease stamped by Ejari. c. Connect your water, electricity and internet line. Read More

Moving house

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I will be moving home next week so busy dealing with organising the new flat and also clearing up the current one. Nightmare especially when you are alone, but with the help of various people and services I am getting there. I will be blogging my moving experience as I did last year (Shelo’s Blog – Moving Apartments) to give you some guidance and inspiration. For now I have found some great tips for moving house from Buzzfeed DIY – 33 Moving Tips. This applies more to people who do not use moving companies, but still some great ideas.   © Read More