Can Minimalism Save the World? | Gulf News

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  I was recently asked to contribute my views on minimalism and whether it is good for the world especially as there is no much wastage of stuff in this consumer driven world. I don’t believe that people should go the route of minimalism, unless it within their psyche, however, decluttering can help the person to remove the clutter in their life and also by buying less, you can reduce how much waste is accumulated in your life. Click here to read the full article and my views. What do you think?           © 2013-17 Decluttr Read More

How to Convince your Husband you Need Help to Get Organized

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  You need an organizer to help you. I can see it in the messages you send me via our contact form or on social media. I can hear it in your voice during the 20 minute consultation. I know you don’t know where to begin and the pile of stuff just keeps getting bigger and bigger a long with your frustration and stress. Your husband doesn’t understand why you can’t clear the clutter. He most probably asks you what you do all day (yes a lot of them have no idea how much work is involved maintaining a home). All Read More

Why You Should Resolve to Get Organized This Year

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  What was your New Year Resolution this year? To lose weight, to travel more, to be happier or to get more organized?  There are many reasons why getting organized should be your main resolution for this year. According to one of the top organizers in the world, Peter Walsh, if you lose the clutter in your life, you can lose weight (check out his bestseller Lose Clutter, Lose the Weight if you don’t believe me).  If you are organized, you can then spend more time travelling and can even find your passport easily! And of course if you lose 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

7 Steps for Organizing your Kid’s Toys

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  I often help clients to organize (and declutter) toys in their homes. Dealing with toys is a delicate matter for both parents and children. Today’s blog post focuses on my 7 steps for organizing your kid’s toys. You may have noticed I put “and declutter” in brackets above. There are often too many toys in the home and deciding which ones should go and which should stay can be a minefield. These are the scenarios I often see when decluttering and organizing: Parents have spent a lot of money buying the toys and are not happy to see their money thrown into Read More

What Do You Do?

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  “What do you do?” – that’s what I get asked often. Whether face to face, via social media, on the phone and at networking events. I bring you peace and calmness. I create a haven where you no longer feel stressed, frustrated and tired. When you walk into your home or your office and see the stuff, do you want to turn around and walk away? Far away. I help stop that feeling. Is your storage room or extra bedroom a dumping ground? We create a room that can be your place to relax, unwind and even meditate as Read More

15 Easy Morning Habits to Make you Look Forward to the Evening

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  How often do you leave your home and dirty dishes, clothes on the floor, stuff on the bed, and then dread coming home to face this mess? If you often leave a path of destruction at home in the morning, here are some great tricks to help you build habits and start looking forward to your evening at home. Habits take around 30 days to form, so the tricks in this infogram need to be repeated every day until they become second nature. By taking these steps, you will find how much you enjoy going home and staying there. 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

How to Clean Up your Digital Clutter – Arabian Business Start-up

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  This month you can see my second article of the 2 part series on “How to Spring Clean your Business” in Arabian Business Start-up. This article focuses on how to clean up your digital clutter. Digital Clutter is becoming as big an issue as paper clutter as people are accumulating digital information without taking time to declutter and organize them all. I provide 6 tips on how to reduce your digital clutter for this month. You can read the full article on page 14 of the magazine. Click here to read the article in full or click here.     Read More

My Favourite Decluttering Principles – Arab Woman Platform

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  DeCluttr Me recently provided their favourite decluttering principles to clear the clutter for Arab Woman Platform. Arab Woman Platform was put together by women in search of something more substantial with a focus on matters that everyday women can relate to and can be read in both English and Arabic. You can read the full article here in English.             © 2013-16 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.