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Today is book publication day of my first book - Can you Find it in Five Seconds and I thought it would be a grea time to remind you about my mantra and to explain how to start the process to finding your stuff in less than five seconds. Thanks for listening as always and for your support over the years! x Shelina --- Buy Can You Find it in Five Se…
 
Today I want to talk about decanting! It is everywhere currently on social media. If there is a jar available and some pantry item or laundry item it will be decanted and then labelled. There is a time and a place for decanting, and I discuss when it is a good idea to decant and when it is a waste of time and money. To listen to my thoughts on deca…
 
Repatriation can be hard in any given situation. It is even harder when you are forced to leave your expat country to go back to your home country after being a student. I have had a few clients who have been in this situation especially recently, so thought it would be a good time to discuss how to deal with your stuff before and after your move b…
 
I have recently returned back from my holiday in London and didn't shop till I dropped like I normally did. The desire to waste money in the normal high street fast fashion stores has faded a lot in the last year due to various reasons and I wanted to share my views on that in this new episode. Have a listen and leave a comment with your thoughts o…
 
I recently decided to renovate my bathroom. This was my first renovation project and it was not an easy process. I wanted to share my renovation experience so you can see what you need to be aware of when doing a renovation (mine was small so there may be much bigger issues to deal with if you are doing a whole house renovation). Hope you find this…
 
This week we discuss the all important medicines in our lives. Often I find they are located in various parts of the house resulting in multiple purchases and out of date medicine in hidden corners of cupboards. This podcast focuses on how to declutter, categorise and organise your medicines so you can find it in less than 5 seconds moving forward.…
 
Today we are talking about Teacups and Mugs! Why do we never call them Teamugs? We are talking specifically about decluttering these cups and mugs as well as how to organise them, as people have a lot of them in their cupboards (I see a lot every day). You can do a mini-declutter of your cups and mugs whilst listening to this episode - win-win!! We…
 
Exciting topic this week... Tupperware! aka containers with lids which we use to store mostly food. The lids are a pain, the containers if made of plastic are bad for the environment and people have too many of them. It's a hot mess and I'm not talking about the food. Have a listen and let us know how you organise your tupperware. Hope you enjoy th…
 
In this week's episode, Chirag takes the lead and discusses something Apple based. Yep, us Apple Geeks have something new to get excited about to help us get organised digitally! It's fascinating...really. Press play to listen to our witty witticisms and review of the new Focus mode. Hope you enjoy this episode. If you do, please share your love by…
 
This week my guest is Anne Welsh from Tidy Beginnings. Anne has been a professional librarian for nearly 30 years, specializing in cataloguing, including creating inventories for estates, so I thought it would be a great to talk to Anne about the work she does and how she helps her clients. Anne mentioned a few booksellers which are a great resourc…
 
If you didn't know, Chirag (my co-host extradionnaire) is vegan and has been for a few years now. I remember when he told me he was changing his lifestyle to be vegan and all the changes that had to occur to get into this lifestyle. As more and more people are now changing their dietary habits and lifestyle to vegan, I thought it would be useful to…
 
Toolboxes - we need them for various DIY projects, but with so many bits and pieces involved, it can become a disorganised mess very quickly. In this new episode, I wanted to share my top tips to stay organised, so you can find the right tool and accessories in less than 5 seconds moving forward. Hope you enjoy this episode. If you do, please share…
 
This week we have the wonderful Dr Natalia Spierings as our guest to talk about decluttering your skincare. Dr Spierings, is a Consultant Dermatologist based in the UK and UAE and has been my face saviour for a while now. During one of our consultations, we discussed skincare and how a lot of it was not worth having in your home, so I thought it wo…
 
A few weeks ago we discussed how to organise and declutter your music collection (have a listen here if you missed it). During that conversation, Chirag had mentioned how I should join the rest of the world and subscribe to a music subscription service. I have loved my own song catalogue and playlists for all these years, so I was trepidatious to m…
 
Kids and adults love dressing up - whether it is for Halloween, a retro party or an afternoon of fun with friends, it’s always fun to dress up. I used to dress up like Wonder Woman and a Nurse when I was growing up. There was a limit to the costumes in the 80s but now it is so easy to get them online and in stores. You can be every Marvel or DC cha…
 
In this episode, we started talking about changing careers and lives, like I did when forming Decluttr Me, but we ended up talking about people in our lives post forming our businesses. It’s an amusing and informative episode all rolled into 23 minutes! Hope you enjoy this episode. If you do, please share your love by leaving a comment in the comme…
 
After getting excited about recording in the morning, we decided to delve straight into men and their hobbies. From Lego, electronics, painting cars and figurines to board games. A lot of it maybe due to the lockdown during 2020 or it's a generational thing (I think it is more the latter), but guys are getting into these hobbies and creating a lot …
 
I can't tell you the number of times people use the wrong hangers for their clothes. This week, we're talking about the different types of hangers you should use (and shouldn't use) for hanging your clothes. You can check out the velvet hangers we mentioned at the [DeCluttr Me shop](https://shop.decluttrme.com). Hope you enjoy this episode. If you …
 
I love Lego. I love playing with it, organising it and buying it for my nephews. I just don't like it on my feet - who does? In celebration of my love of Lego and due to my numerous organising sessions with them, I thought it would be great to discuss the various ways to organise it in your home. Hope you enjoy this episode. If you do, please share…
 
Earlier this year, Chirag shared his move to a new email system which we spoke about on episode #142. He’s about 4 months in and shares an update on how using the system has been, if it’s helped his email workflow and a couple of new features that have been added since then. Hope you enjoy this episode. If you do, please share your love by leaving …
 
We all need cleaning products to clean our house. Some people don't have enough and some have so many they could run a corner shop with their supplies. I have decluttered and organised a lot of cleaning products over my years of being an organiser and I thought I would share my words of wisdom with you today. Hope you enjoy this episode. If you do,…
 
From records, to CDs and now digital music, we have all types of formats of music in our house. Some people, like myself, may be very OCD with organising our collections, but some of you may have piles lying around in various places not being listened to. In this new episode we discuss the different formats of music, my massive collection, how to d…
 
We often get questions from clients, followers and listeners on the best way to protect clothes in the closets and drawers. Based on this feedback we thought why not share my favourite tips on how to protect your clothes whether hung or folded in various climates. Let us know your tricks for protecting clothes in the comments section. Thanks as alw…
 
This week's episode is a discussion about generational differences with keeping stuff in our lives. It is something we have touched upon on several episodes, but we thought we would delve over the "clutter cloud" about why the different generations are keeping or not keeping physical clutter. Let us know your thoughts and add in which generation yo…
 
I love organising spice! I get very excited when client’s mention they want to organise their kitchens and spices - maybe a bit too gleefully. If you follow me on social media (@decluttrme ;)) you will see pictures of cupboards with spices all organised and labelled - that’s how much I love doing it! Due to the love, I thought it would be great to …
 
This week my guest is Charlotte Hepworth. Charlotte is the owner of Bespoke Home Moves which you have been running for the last few years. Bespoke Home Moves organise the most stress-free moves imaginable in the UK and outside the UK for her clients. I have worked with a few clients over the years to unpack and pack their goods and love doing it, b…
 
No I have not decluttered my face, but I have finally removed the hyperpigmentation from my face which had been bothering me for a year or so. I had tried various creams and potions and nothing worked, until recently when I went to see a dermatologist. I thought I would share my story and also about decluttering the lotions and potions that took ov…
 
Have you got various piles of jeans in your wardrobe that fall into three (or more) piles? If yes, then this episode is for you today! In this new episode we talk about the three piles and also how to declutter these piles so that you use that valuable real estate in your wardrobe for the jeans and clothes you actually wear. Look out for the Declut…
 
This week my guest Ally Deatherage. Ally is the author of Sort by Season which reached number 1 on the Amazon Bestseller List. Ally Deatherage's personal journey of decluttering her own home inspired the Sort by Season Method. Through her book and her YouTube channel, she encourages others to feel less intimidated in pursuing their own clutter-free…
 
With Ramadan in a few short weeks we are seeing a lot of shops, online and offline, promoting their “Ramadan Collection”. Ramadan has become the new Christmas and there are a huge amount things which are supposedly related to Ramadan to buy. I wanted to talk about this every growing phenomenon and how it can be lead to you gaining more clutter and …
 
We have had a special request to talk about the Desi Fridge and how to organise it. You may wonder what is a Desi Fridge and how that differs from a normal fridge. If you want to find out, listen to our special 150th episode by pressing play. We refer to the following episodes in this episode [Refrigerator Part 1: The Fridge](http://www.decluttrme.…
 
I've come across this a few times with clients, and thought it would be a good idea to go over what clutter is really junk, even if it seems usable sometimes. Junk clutter is very real, and we've referred to it when we spoke about the [7 types of clutter](https://www.decluttrme.com/blog/2020/05/06/the-7-types-of-clutter), and it's important to thin…
 
This week Chirag did something miraculous! He helped me to remove almost all the apps from my home screen on my phone! Yep I have about 5 apps now on my screen and that is it. I did this decluttering app binge after talking to him during this episode. To find out how he inspired me to declutter my apps from my home screen, press play. Thanks for li…
 
It doesn't matter how much cities talk about being smart, the retailers, especially in this region haven't received the memo and are still handing us receipts. Often they are very long and two (one for the card and the other for all the things we bought of course!). What do you do with the receipts after you have received them? Bin, stuff in your h…
 
I have been buying more and more products that are sustainable and better for the environment recently. Due to this increase in sustainability in my life, I wanted to highlight a few of these products and talk about sustainability generally. We do talk about period panties and cups so if you are queasy hearing about these products, skip around the …
 
Store rooms come in many sizes here in the UAE. From small rooms in apartments, to large rooms in villas and warehouses at the back of the garden (true story), I have seen them all and worked on decluttering and organising the store rooms for client’s. In this week’s episode, I wanted to share my top tips to sort out your store room (whatever size …
 
This might seem like it will be a heavy episode, but the aim of this week’s episode is to lift the feeling of being overwhelmed. This episode will enable you to understand where you are now, if you are feeling overwhelmed with clutter, and how you can start removing that feeling from your life. If you need help to declutter and organise your home a…
 
This week we are talking about bathrooms and how to organise them. I thought we had discussed this before, but to my horror (and after it was pointed out to us by a listener - thank you Shayla), we had only talked about items in the bathroom, but not the actually whole bathroom!! Today that changes, with this new episode. To listen, click play or f…
 
Chirag has been very excited recently. He got a new email system called [Hey](http://hey.com/work), and it has changed his life. I have been hearing about it for weeks, so I thought he should let it all out and share it with you. The ethos of the email system - from what I understand - is to reduce the amount of clutter coming into your inbox and m…
 
There is another new documentary on Netflix (one day it will be me - inshallah!) by the two guys who call themselves the Minimalists. I thought it would be a series like the Marie Kondo and Home Edit ones, but this is a film (a bit long for me) discussing why people are buying stuff and how to live a minimalist life. As always I have my views on th…
 
For this weeks episode, I got inspiration from Chirag and his (although he denies it - disorganised) car. I have been in many cars which have been a hot mess of clutter and it does make me angsty. Being in a small confined space with clutter and me being an annoying backseat driver is never a good combination. In this episode, I chat about clutter …
 
We live in an era of tea and coffee drinkers. There are so many types of both beverages, which means even more boxes, cups, jars, pots, and machines for these drinks to be made. Often I find the cups are in one place, tea bags somewhere else and the coffee machine far, far away. I love creating tea and coffee stations for clients to help them find …
 
I bought a new diary for 2021. Yes, it was a bit of a bonkers idea considering how 2020 turned out, but I had a good reason for my purchase. I discuss the bonkers reasoning and also how I decluttered and organised my old diaries and calendars whilst I was briefly home in the UK recently in this new podcast. Hope you enjoy this latest episode. If yo…
 
Do we really want to talk about this year? Really? Well it was a weird one, but we got onto YouTube because of it and had lots of really cool episodes with great guests and topics. Find out about our great year (yep we are being positive - as much as possible) recording the Decluttr Me podcast. Hope you enjoy this latest episode. It would mean so m…
 
It is lovely to have amazing big wedding dresses for the ceremony, but dealing with them later can be taxing for many people. I often help clients to store their wedding dresses in various ways, but clients and followers are now looking for alternative methods to deal with their wedding dress post ceremony. In this new episode we discuss the variou…
 
This week, we are talking about Children’s Memorabilia and how to declutter the hot mess of sparkles or hundreds of baby-gro’s and then organise what you want to keep into a box or two of lovely memorabilia, to remind you of your children growing up. We discuss the following episodes this week: [How to Organise your Kid’s Artwork ](https://www.decl…
 
It is the week after Black Friday. The goods have arrived. You may have opened the package (if you haven’t yet, please open it now). You check the item and it doesn’t fit, it’s broken, it’s the wrong item, etc. Sigh. Now you have the ordeal of returning it back. This episode is for you, if you get to the sigh bit and forget to return the purchase b…
 
This Christmas will be different from normal due to the dreaded COVID-19 virus that has hit the globe. Unfortunately families and friends won’t be able to meet in big gatherings, as they would do normally, which means reduced gifting, celebrating and most importantly eating. We wanted to discuss how to prepare for this pared down Christmas this yea…
 
On this week’s episode, I discovered that I am a music snob and Chirag (producer extraordinaire) is a pragmatic and more organised person when it comes to our personal digital music collections. We have our ways of organising the music we own and we have shared our methods on collecting and listening to music. Hope you enjoy the episode! If you lov…
 
In this week’s new episode we are talking about the room where we spend the most time (after the bedroom) in the house--the living room. The living room can become the black hole of clutter as it is the epicentre to hang out with family, friends and watch tv. How often do you find random toiletries, make-up, toys, books, etc in the living room whic…
 
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