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  • This week my guest is Dr Lavina Ahuja. Dr Lavina is a UK trained counselling psychologist with over a decade of work experience in UK, UAE and Canada.
    Dr Lavina is based at German Neuroscience Centre in Dubai Healthcare city and works with individuals, families and couples to help them with various mental health and relationship issues.  In her work with individual clients, she specialises in dealing with anxiety issues and obsession compulsive disorder.
    I often work with clients who are dealing with relationship issues as well as mental health issues so thought it would be great to get some insight from Dr Lavina  to share with you all today.
    You can get in touch with Dr Lavina via the German Neuroscience website.
    It was so interesting and fun to chat to Dr Lavina. Thank you so much for Dr Lavina for being on the episode. I hope you found it useful and if you loved, please share it with your friends and family.
    Thanks for listening as always.
    x
    Shelina

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  • Firstly I want to apologise for not releasing an episode last week. I have been having one of those mental few weeks, where I have been working every day and not resting. The result is that I have had no time to record episodes and very little sleep.
    The result of all work and no rest or play has resulted in me being close being broken both physically and mentally, which is no good for anyone. I need to change myself, and if you are going through the same issue as me, I feel you and let’s do something about this together.
    Have a listen to the new episode and see if this helps and also share the ways you create me time and look after yourself.
    Thanks for listening as always.
    x
    Shelina

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  • I have been helping a lot of clients recently with organising their linen cupboards whether in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or even London, so I thought it would be a great time to share my advice on how to declutter and organise your bedding, towels and blankets whether in a linen cupboard or in another storage unit.
    To listen to my new episode, press play below or you can find the Decluttr Me podcast on your favourite podcast player.
    Here is my video on how to fold your fitted sheet.
    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • I know a lot of people are renovating their own house currently or buying a new one, so I wanted to give you my tips to look out for when renovating your home so that you save yourself some of the agro (you know you are going to get some dealing with contractors).
    To find out my top tips click play and have a listen:
    I mentioned episode 185 when I talked about designing the perfect closet. You can listen to it here.
    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • Have you heard of Cluttercore?
    I hadn’t and then started seeing posts about it on Tiktok (yep Decluttr Me is on Tiktok) and was intrigued. Have a listen to my new episode and find out more about Cluttercore and if it resonates with you or fills you with dread.

    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • This week I was helping a lovely couple to declutter and organise their home office. We found so many cables and cords lying around everywhere. Thankfully they got rid of a lot of the cables but we still have a few to keep and organise so I thought this would be a great time to discuss this menace at home.
    Have a listen and let me know if this episode helps you to get rid of this painful cluttered mess.

    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • This week my guest is the wonderful Lisa Sherrington-Boyd aka Principal Lisa aka The Potty Queen. ILisa is an ex-Nursey school Principal in Dubai and has been working with babies and children's in a variety of ways for the last 30 years. Using her amazing skills, she helps potty/toilet training, sleep training and also providing Nanny Queen services to help families struggling with toddler or child behaviour. I wanted to chat about her life before, and now and also get some tips to help any of you parents dealing with toddlers and children in a stressful situation currently.
    Lisa was so fun and wonderful to talk. She shared so much to help kids and parents and also gave her views on other matters. I am sure we will be chatting again on this podcast to share more tips and tricks to help you all.
    You can find more information about Lisa's services here and follow her on instagram as well.
    Have a listen and let us know what you think.
    Thanks
    Shelina


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  • I help a lot of creative people to declutter and organise their homes and offices. From artists, to calligraphers, writers, musicians or designers - they all have something I don’t have, amazing creativity and artistic flair. However, they often despair at their state of their home and I hear creative people lament the same issue when out and about. So what can you do if you are creatively inclined but disorganised? Well press play to find out...

    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • So I have had a request from a follower to talk about organizing the working space or home office for couples who have to share that space. During COVID, many people were at breaking point having to share their office, desk, dining table, etc with their other half and their family. Although many people are going back to offices, some still work from home and have to deal with the clutter from their other half and also due to general clutter in the area.
    So let’s chat about how to declutter and organise this space to make it a calm, zen-like area for you both.
    Have a listen to my new episode and let me know what you think.
    In this episode, I chat about

    Decluttering the big and small items in your office

    How to organise the items you have to have the right amount of stuff in your office

    What to have on your desk and in your drawers so that you don’t feel cluttered.


    I mentioned FAT - episode 1, which you can hear here.
    If you love what you hear, it would be awesome if you could leave a review and share with your friends and family or other half!

    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • I recently watched How to Build a Sex Room on Netflix and the show was brilliant! Melanie Rose, the presenter of the show, is this British, matter of face interior designer who talks sense, kink and interiors. Watching the series I saw a lot of clutter in the bedrooms, plus I have seen a lot with clients, so thought now would be an ideal time to help you bring the va va voom back into your bedroom.
    In this episode I will talk about

    Decluttering and Organising your Bedroom

    Feng Shui Tips

    How to update your interiors to bring the love and sexy time back.


    Have a listen to my new episode and let me know what you think.
    If you love what you hear, it would be awesome if you could leave a review and share with your friends and family or other half!

    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • This week my guest is Clare Anderson of Clutter Free & Organised, Claire Anderson is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and the Founder of ‘Clutter – Free’. She spent 15 years in America working in various exciting jobs which we will discuss shortly. In 2014 she returned to UK and did a Masters Degree in Behaviour Analysis. Now in addition to being a professional De-Clutterer, she is a Behaviour Analyst specialising in ASD and Autism.  
    I thought it would be great to discuss her speciality and also give her tips to help parents who have children who have been diagnosed with ASD.
    It was so wonderful to chat to Claire and find out about her amazing life since yachting in the USA (yep, we chatted about Below Deck), why she got her Masters Degree and how she has helped clients with ASD and also become an organiser. If your child has been diagnosed with ASD (or ASC, as it is also called) and need tips on how to get organised and decluttered in your home, have a listen to this episode and listen to Claire’s sage advice. I loved our conversation and hope you will do.
    Have a listen and let me know what you think.
    Find Claire here
    https://clutterfreeandorganised.uk/
    Https://www.instagram.com/clutter_free_and_organised/
    https://www.facebook.com/ClutterFreeAndOrganised

    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • Breaking up with your partner is hard enough, but if you have to downsize, move, or just clear up his stuff from your current place, it can beyond overwhelming. I wanted to discuss this situation to help any of you who are going through the break-up situation currently, or know someone who is going through it and needs help with their stuff.
    So here are my tips to declutter and organise your space after a break-up:

    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • It is fine and dandy to declutter and organise a room like your kitchen in a big session either by yourself or with a professional organiser, but what about later? This episode I wanted to give my tips to help you maintain your organised systems and also stop the clutter coming back into your home.
    Have a listen to my tips and let me know if they help you to maintain your organised home.
    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • This week I wanted to focus on the kitchen and in particular on the kitchen zones.
    The kitchen is a major hub of all houses – you, your family, flatmates, maid - have to go in there at least once a day to find food, drinks and other things (if you store junk in there as well). Making sure that everything is away properly in your kitchen, ensures that you can find your items in less than five seconds moving forward.
    Find out where my kitchen zones are by listening to this episode and let me know what you think of my zones.
    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • Recently I have been organizing more and more playrooms. I am guessing with the kids finishing school, parents wanted to make sure the rooms were ready for them to enjoy and keep occupied over the long summer days. If you are finding it hard to clear up that playroom right now, then have a listen to this episode and check out my tips for decluttering and organising without getting a massive headache.
    Let me know what tricks you use to organise your playroom in the comments box and share this with your friends and family who need help to organise their playroom.
    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • This week I wanted to talk about a new type of clutter that has erupted… the Home Edit clutter. The Home Edit is owned by two sucessful professional organisers based in the USA. They have a successful company, books, tv show and products which are sold in Walmart and the Container Store. I can’t hate on them, but I have got issues with their “organising with style ethos”, specificially the rainbow colouring and over use of boxes. So this week I wanted to talk about that and the alternatives to their options.
    I would be amiss to not mention my collab with A’ish Home. Check out our sensible boxes to use in your house by clicking on the link here.
    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina x

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  • Last week we talked about buying souvenirs for yourself. This week we are talking about souvenirs bought by others (aka Sentimental Clutter) and how to get declutter them without feeling guilty.
    I mentioned the 7 Types of Clutter episode which you can access here.
    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina
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  • I know a lot of you are on holiday or about to travel somewhere. I just came back and witnessed people buying a lot of stuff for themselves and for people who were not on holiday with them, so I wanted to talk about souvenir clutter. This week we are going to focus on buying souvenirs as well as how to declutter the ones you have.
    Have a listen and let me know if this helps you to reduce the souvenir clutter in your life.
    I mentioned the 7 Types of Clutter episode which you can access here.
    Next week we are focusing on decluttering the souvenirs bought by others and cluttering your home.
    Thanks for listening as always.
    Shelina
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  • Firstly, I want to apologise for my husky voice today. I had COVID (yep it finally got me) and my voice went funny. That is also why there was no new episode last week so sorry about that. Due to COVID I am feeling incredibly tired and lethargic, so I wanted to get myself and help you as well.
    Feeling lethargic is not something new for many people especially in the last 2 years. It has been hard for people to get out of their funk and to be normal again. You may be feeling lethargic for other reasons, whether mentally and physically and I wanted to share some tips to help you get out of the funk.
    Have a listen to this new episode and let me know what you think.
    I have a favour to ask today, would you be able to write a short review on the podcast on your favourite player. This will help me get up the rankings and get more listeners. Just a short one would be amazing. Thank you so much in advance!
    Thanks for listening as always
    x
    Shelina

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  • I have been looking at my kitchen cupboards recently and realized I have more food in them and in the fridge and freezer than I would like to have normally. So that has spurred me to start the Pantry Clearout Challenge and to also get you into it as well.
    To start the challenge, have a listen to the episode, share what you declutter in your pantry, cupboards and fridge and let's see how we do in a month.
    I will be putting updates on my challenge on my social media so follow me @decluttrme to see how I do and share your updates as well.
    Good luck with your challenge!
    Thank you as always for listening.
    Shelina x

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