Free Me – the new way to get rid of your decluttered stuff

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    Often whilst working with clients, especially in bedrooms, we find that post decluttering and organizing there are pieces of unwanted, empty furniture in the room. There are also bags of great quality clothes, toys and kitchen utensils.  These items need to leave the house, but what is the best way to get rid of them? I have previously advised on ways to sell your stuff and donate it to charities and not-for-profits in the UAE (see my post here). With the clothes, toys, etc, I often donate them to local charities, but it is a little more difficult Read More

Becoming a Green Office

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I have previously complained about the lack of recycling initiatives generally in the UAE, but what about in the office. I know of a few big corporations here have initiatives to be green in their office; however there are many offices who have started off with good intentions, which have then petered out. Having a green office is not only good for the environment and reduces what we send into those giant landfills but also will save you your business money. To help you start going green here are some tips which you can incorporate today: Use recycled paper – Read More

Glass Recycling in the UAE

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Recycling is finally becoming a more serious concern here in the UAE, and authorities are working in unison to provide recycling facilties to residents and companies. There are not only more recycling banks around the communities, but you can also a weekly pick up service available in certain areas. Today’s Tuesday Tip focuses on glass recycling and is from a @decluttrme follower: You can order a large black wheele bin to fill with your glass bottles from Jebel Ali Glass Factory. When it is full, call them and they will come collect the bottles. The service has been running for over 5 Read More

Office recycling and the data breach risk to UAE companies

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Shred-It has played a major role in the organizing industry for as long as I can remember. Established in Canada, they now have offices throughout the United States and globally, including the UAE. Today I’m pleased to welcome Jenny Green from Shred-It, as my guest, with some tips to help you with office recycling and shredding.   A recent Gulf News article highlighted that companies in the UAE are getting very good at recycling waste paper; however there’s still surprisingly little focus on information security in the document disposal process. If you have a recycling bin in your office, take a look at the Read More

Tip of the Day – Recycling with Nespresso

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  One thing that exasperates me in Dubai is how difficult it is to recycle here. Where it is possible to recycle, it can be a mission to go to the recycle bins to recycle items. Emarat has a recycle station in their petrol forecourts that seem to be constantly closed. When I was at home in England, I was reminded of how much recycling is carried out now. You can only leave one bag of rubbish for the dustbin men to collect every other week. The other week must be (washed) recycled items, which are collected by recycle lorries. Read More