How to Clear the Mental Clutter Post Organizing

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    The process of decluttering and organizing is psychologically and mentally tiring, especially when you work in an area for a few hours or days (even with a professional organizer like DeCluttr Me). I always warn clients that they will be exhausted by the end of the session, and to do one of these three activities (or all three if they are feeling brave): have a long bath, big glass of something with grape in it or if you do not drink eat lots of yummy food (normally with chocolate included) to decompress from the day. a. have a Read More

The Best Tips to Help you Pack for your Holidays

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  It’s that time of the year when most people head out for their holidays. Whether it is to catch some sun in Europe, feel the cold in the South or stick to the hot heat in the Middle East, there are some fail safe tips that are always useful when travelling. Here are the best tips to help you pack for your holidays which I have picked up over the years: 1.  Pile all your clothes and accessories in one corner that you anticipate to pack one week in advance. Then cut half the pile. You will need more tops than Read More

Top 8 Apps for Kids

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Stuck on a 7 hour flight with your kids? Travelling by car to another emirate for a staycation? Here are my top 8 apps to keep your little ones entertained on your Apple products: 1. Helicopter Taxi This genius apps uses augmented reality, using the devices camera to create an effect of a helicopter flying across the room. By  moving the device, your little pilots steer the helicopter flying to wherever they want to fly and then land on different surfaces to pick  up more passengers. The graphics are awesome and your kids will love being navigators. $1.99 – Ages 3+    2. Read More

8 Top Tips – Getting Organised with your Hand Luggage

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Today’s tips are on how to ensure you pack as little as possible in your hand luggage and stay organised. 1. Keep Calm and Carry On If you are like me and cannot be away from her laptop, then you will have to make a provision for carrying it in your luggage. Michael Kors Jet Set bag was designed specifically for Apple products to be stored in them. The inside pocket fits my Mac Air perfectly and I have additional pouches to store my IPhone, IPad chargers and other items.   2. Hold It! Travel Document Holders are one of the essential items Read More

5 Top Tips – How to be Organised in your Suitcase

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We all have this habit of packing too much, we seem to be overburdening ourselves with more and more stuff in your luggage.  This year, it’s time to reduce the stuff and start carrying what you need rather than what you think you will need. To help you decide, here is my list of Top 5 actions to take to pack your suitcase in an organised and lighter way. 1. Check the weather for your holiday destination Summer is the season for shorts, tank tops and flip flops, unless you are going down into the Southern Hemisphere, where Winter is Read More

Top 10 Items to Pack in your Suitcase

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When choosing clothes, choose items that won’t need to be ironed, are light and can be mixed and matched. Linen might look great on the hanger and be light but it is a pain to iron. Do you want to waste your holiday ironing? Here is my list of essential items to take on holiday and my favourite picks right now from various stores (for the ladies):   a. 1 pair Jeans – comfortable for wearing on the plane and when weather gets a bit cold in the evening. I have found Paige Jeans are incredibly comfortable and fit to Read More

VAT it back!

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  People don’t believe me when I say I take an empty suitcase with me when I go to the UK.  UAE is not cheap or good for shopping. Back home there are constant sales and we also get our VAT back as non-residents #win. Admittedly it took me a few years to realise that as a resident of the UAE, I could claim my VAT back in the UK and Europe. After several years of claiming back, I am now an expert at it and highly recommend doing it. So if you live outside Europe this is what you Read More