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Tales of the Trade features Dubai’s pioneers & the stories not just behind their companies, but also the communities they're bringing to life. Each episode highlights the challenges & triumphs of the entrepreneurial journey & a legacy in the making. Season 4 features chats with former & new guests and partners on how they've been coping with the year so far. New episode every second Tuesday.
 
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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 which…
 
Guests Rayan Malik Co-founder, Thynk Thynk Yousuf Zia Co-founder, Thynk Thynk Pull up a chair & join the conversation with students Yusuf Zia & Rayan Malik about their journey as student entrepreneurs and the launch of a first-of-its-kind entrepreneurship platform out of the UAE. Credits Hosted & Produced by Chirag Desai. With support from Pooja Sa…
 
The Two Vegans get together to talk about the EU extending their ban on use of words like dairy, milk or cheese alternative for plant-based milk products, and Burger King’s attempt to launch a plant-based whopper in the UAE. Links EU veggie burger label ban Burger King receives criticism for falsely advertising a plant burger…
 
During this year, I have felt my clients and followers are more anxious when talking about their clutter and dealing with it. The clutter cloud seems to be bigger and all encompassing especially as people are staying at home and seeing the clutter within it more. Also with more shows coming onto tv focusing on decluttering and organising, there is …
 
This week my guest is my lovely friend Sarah Bahar. She has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is a condition involving deep fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, and a worsening of symptoms after exertion. It is something that people have talked about for a few years and I have had 1 or 2 clients with the syndrome. Due to the fatigue that can occur on a regul…
 
Guest Ravisha Bhatia Founder, Sugaholic Login • Instagram A decade strong, Sugaholic started out from humble beginnings and is now a name synonymous with celebrations and events in the city. So pull up a chair & join the conversation with Ravisha Bhatia, about how they met the lockdown challenges head-on. Credits Hosted & Produced by Chirag Desai. …
 
This week I wanted to delve into hoarding. Hoarding is a big issue here in the Middle East especially with the older generation, but they are wary to have someone come in and help them declutter. The younger generation are getting very frustrated, but they are limited by what they can do to help them. I have seen a few potential clients who I think…
 
Guest Hashem Montasser Founder, The Lighthouse Login • Instagram www.linkedin.com As Dubai braced for a full lockdown in March 2020, two finance execs-turned-entrepreneurs met with their staff and announced their decision to close operations ahead of the official lockdown announcement. Pull up a chair & join the conversation with Hashem Montasser, …
 
I recently had the honour of being the main speaker at the start of the Dubai Home Festival 2020 at Nakheel Mall, The Palm Jumeirah. In collaboration with JYSK, I discussed my business, how to organise and declutter your room using my favourite tips and also which JYSK products to use to get organised and also have a peaceful sleep (they have lovel…
 
Netflix has released a new series on decluttering and organising called Get Organised with the Home Edit. It seemed only right to watch a few episodes and give a review of the show for you guys to listen to. The ladies from The Home Edit work very similarly to myself (except I use less boxes - clutter), so it was great to discuss how they work, how…
 
On our last episode, we talked to Tilo Flache about men and how they behave differently when decluttering and organising. In this new episode, Chirag and I discuss the main points raised by Tilo and also scenarios I have encountered working with men over the years. To listen to this new episode, produced by Amaeya Media, click on play below or find…
 
Guest Arva Ahmed Founder & Chief Executive Muncher, Frying Pan Adventures Co-host, Deep Fried ILiveinaFryingPan (@InaFryingPan) | Twitter www.fryingpanadventures.com Chirag Desai is joined by Season one guest Arva Ahmed, Chief Executive Muncher at Frying Pan Adventures, who shares how her business is dealing with impact of the pandemic and how she’…
 
Guest Tilo Flache Founder, ClutterMeister Login • Instagram Today we will be discussing on the Decluttr Me podcast something that is close to my heart. Men … and their clutter. I find a large majority of men that I interact within this region are averse to decluttering and organizing or they believe that’s what they maid or wife should be doing. I …
 
We’re talking about the power of adveritisng in propagating our dietary choices–from the ads we watched in our childhood that still have an impact on us to the modern attempts to normalize animal cruelty. Oh and Heetal has watched Netflix’s Indian Matchmaking. Links Indian Matchmaking: did the couples last? (LA Times) Every difference between McDon…
 
We have had some amazing guests join us over the summer months on the Decluttr Me podcast and we wanted to discuss the episodes and some of our takeaways from the episode. During these episodes our guests talked about anxiety and clutter so we want to recap what they discussed and also give some tips and tricks to help you declutter and reduce the …
 
Guest Anita Fortes Founder, A Neater Life Continuing on with our amazing chats with professional organisers in the UK, today we have Anita Fortes of A Neater Life. Anita is a member of APDO UK like myself and started her business in 2018, but has been helping people to be organized for over 15 years. Anita has been helping clients predominately who…
 
Samples are great! You get to test a product before buying it or use it when you are on holiday. However, it can become clutter when you don’t use them and let them accumulate in your bathroom and dressing table. People have different views on receiving and using the samples and I thought it would be great to discuss this in our new podcast. Hope y…
 
Guest Lisa Pantling Founder, Clutter Free Living Login • Instagram This week on the new Decluttr Me episode, we have Lisa Pantling of Clutter Free Living (https://www.clutterfl.co.uk/). We have known each other for a few years and I thought it would be wonderful to have her on the podcast to talk about one of her specialities - helping clients with…
 
Last week, I spoke to Simon Wigzell (Let’s Get it Sorted) about photo organising. On this episode, Chirag joins me to discuss how each of us manages our ever-growing collection of photos. We mentioned episode 33, which focused on how to organise your digital photos. You can listen to it here. If you loved the episode, leave us a review or on social…
 
have had a lot of requests from followers on our social media and listeners of our podcast to talk about photo organising. I am not an expert, although I do like decluttering and organising photos personally, so thought it would be a great time to chat with a photo organiser, Simon Wigzell who is the owner of Let’s Get it Sorted (https://www.letsge…
 
We’ve got a new logo & some news! We’re doing a round-up of the latest happenings in the vegan world. Links How coronavirus waste is polluting our ocean The mysterious deaths of Botswana’s elephants Walter Palmer hunts and kills protected wild ram in Mongolia Regan Russell died after getting run over by tractor trailer trying to feed pigs Flu virus…
 
Our guest on the latest episode of the Decluttr Me podcast, is my awesome friend and fellow professional organiser, Sarah Bickers, to talk about her work helping clients diagnosed with ADHD to get organised. In the episode, Sarah discusses her life before becoming an organiser, how having ADHD helped her to help her clients and also shared some awe…
 
Further to my conversation last week with Kate Gallabally, Chirag and I discuss the time management apps we use to ensure we are productive on a daily basis. We would love it if you could leave a comment if you love the podcast and found it helpful! Thanks for listening! Shelina Professional Organiser and Podcaster Learn more about the Decluttr Me …
 
Guest Kate Galbally Founder, Better Organized UK www.linkedin.com This week, Shelina is joined by the wonderful Kate Galbally from Better Organized to talk about Time Management and Productivity. To listen to this new podcast produced by Amaeya Media (https://amaeya.media/) click play or find Decluttr Me in your favourite podcast players. Thanks fo…
 
Last week I shared my tips on how to start downsizing your current space and prepare for your move whether here or internationally. You can hear Part 1 here). This week, I wanted to focus on what items you should keep whilst decluttering your home in the midst of downsizing. To listen to this new podcast produced by Amaeya Media (https://amaeya.med…
 
As we start to face some of the realities arising out of the pandemic, we’re seeing more people to look to move on–either leaving the country or just moving to smaller spaces. This week, Shelina shares her tips on what to work on as you prepare to downsize your space. Next week, we’ll delve into Part 2 of this series, where we’ll focus on what you …
 
This week, Shelina shares her tips on decluttering, clearing, organizing and sorting out the shoes you’ve accumulated. To listen to this new podcast produced by Amaeya Creative (https://creative.amaeya.media/) click play or find Decluttr Me in your favourite podcast players. Thanks for listening! Learn more about the Decluttr Me Services – www.decl…
 
This week, Shelina shares her tips on managing and organizing your laundry rooms, down to how frequently you should clean your washing machine. To listen to this new podcast produced by Amaeya Creative (https://creative.amaeya.media/) click play or find Decluttr Me in your favourite podcast players. Thanks for listening! Learn more about the Declut…
 
As our world has moved towards an increase in online shopping, its time to declutter all those extra boxes and packaging material that came with it. Tune in to hear Shelina’s tips on getting started with your packaging declutter. To listen to this new podcast produced by Amaeya Creative (https://creative.amaeya.media/) click play or find Decluttr M…
 
This week, Shelina shares her tips on organizing your papers around the house–from the important, to the less-important, from the receipts to the envelopes. To listen to this new podcast produced by Amaeya Creative (https://creative.amaeya.media/) click play or find Decluttr Me in your favourite podcast players. Thanks for listening! Learn more abo…
 
This week, Shelina shares her tips on how to declutter & organize supplies and documents for your pets. To listen to this new podcast produced by Amaeya Creative (https://creative.amaeya.media/) click play or find Decluttr Me in your favourite podcast players. Thanks for listening! Learn more about the Decluttr Me Services – www.decluttrme.com Foll…
 
We often define clutter as things that you do not use, do not have a defined place or items that are left in areas in a disorganised manner. That’s the general definition, so we thought it would be great to delve further into the various types of clutter out there to help you determine what you need to declutter or keep in your life: Sentimental Cl…
 
As stories of flour & yeast running into shortages around the world continue, perhaps you’re considering baking as a way of engaging your creativity while in isolation too. This week, Shelina shares her guidelines on dealing with all of your baking items and getting set up for that next attempt at walnut sourdough. Learn more about the Decluttr Me …
 
We recorded this episode a few weeks ago, before the Coronavirus restrictions came into effect in Dubai. On the episode, we chat about how grief can manifest itself as clutter and Shelina’s tips on how to handle this clutter. She also shares her thoughts on how to deal with the situation if you know someone who’s unable to declutter due to grief an…
 
As we continue to declutter our homes–something we discussed on Episode 99–in light of the restrictions to control the pandemic, this week Shelina shares her tips on how you can look to re-use and re-purpose what you have around the house to good use. And, if you haven’t already, check out Episode 100 for our giveaways to celebrate our centennial. …
 
We are not one hundred years old, but very excitingly have recorded one hundred episodes of the Decluttr Me Podcast! To celebrate, Shelina looks back at the journey so far and the prizes we’re giving away to celebrate! Further details on the prizes can be found on the social media pages for Decluttr Me - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Thank you s…
 
We hope you’re all staying safe where you are, and using this time to reflect and, hopefully, declutter. This week, Shelina shares her tips on what to focus on around the house, and get started with the decluttering process as we wait for things to get just to improve around the world. If you need help to start the process to clear the clutter with…
 
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