Let’s talk about our homes and what they mean to us. Do you want your home to be a calm and peaceful place? Do you ever feel like there is just not enough space for all your belongings? Do you feel overwhelmed just thinking about it? Are you always looking for time to declutter in your home?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in need of a speedy solution to get that home of yours clutter-free and calm. Our homes are our sanctuaries and need regular nurturing. I have developed a 5-step method that you can implement in any space in your home to ensure you get it clutter-free and keep it that way.
S for See it all, take out all items in the space and look at the space and items with fresh eyes.
P for putting items in categories of keep, donate, dispose or sell.
A for Allocating functional and practical storage spaces.
C for Containing your items in storage containers that are applicable to their purpose.
E for Evaluating and Enjoying the new clutter free space. Tweak organization as you use it, to make sure it is perfect for you.
To read more on this method and how to apply it, read my detailed article I wrote for the Gaggler at this link.
Remember there is no specific instruction on what items to declutter, this is your decision and your decision alone. As a professional organizer, I use coaching questions to guide you and motivate you in finding the answers. Many people find decluttering challenging, as they do not want to part with their items for a variety of reasons. However when you come to the realization that you do not need the items anymore; you will be ready to give them away. Going through this process is much easier with an organizer, who can also donate the items for you making it a swift and uplifting experience. Decluttering and organizing services are there to save you time, relieve stress and motivate you to make that change.
As a professional home organizer, I have the know-how to create clarity from chaos. It is not always an easy process, but it is life changing when you get it right. Having a home that meets your needs and brings you joy is what we all strive for. Taking that first step of decluttering will help you make a powerful change to your space and your lifestyle. Follow my 5 step S.P.A.C.E method to declutter, organize and calm your home.
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When decluttering and organizing your home, it can often be difficult to let go of things. Ask yourself if someone else could make use of the item. If the answer is yes, then it needs to go in the donate pile. Once you have the donate pile, where do you donate the items? This is where many people are unsure and often the donation pile doesn’t go anywhere quickly. Let me save you some time. Here are some of my top places to go to when donating items in Dubai.
This organization rehomes preloved items to reduce waste. They also help children all around the world with the donations they receive. There are collection points or you can take your items directly to their shop on the Palm Jumeirah. Store location: Golden Mile Galleria Building 8, The Palm Jumeirah (Google Pin), email@example.com, +971 4 569 3086
Stop and Help is a Kindness Exchange platform, which connects people in the UAE who are in need with those who are able to support them. Click on their website to register and you will be matched with a person or family who needs your items or services. The platform is very efficient and professional.
Preloved Nation is platform where you list items to donate or sell. It is a community for like-minded people to gift, sell, recycle, and create repurposing opportunities. They focus on living mindfully, paying it forward and being respectful to nature. Individuals are offered a sustainable way to move their unwanted well loved items.
TOYIT is an online platform where members can buy, sell, exchange, give away and/or directly donate to charity new and/or used kids’ items across categories. You can donate toys, books, clothes, furniture, gear, accessories or anything that is children related.
I find the local facebook community groups a quick way to connect with people who are donating items. Recently I connected with a woman donating items to an orphanage in Sierra Leone. I could take the items directly to her home to contribute to her donation. It was a quick and easy process and I felt connected to my community helping others.
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