Are you prepared for the unprepared?

Are you prepared for the unprepared

Get prepared for the unexpected

Earlier this week, I got an unusual request from a previous client. They had major water damages in their home and, due to work requirements, were unable to wait for the plumber. “We’ll be there between 9 am and 5 pm. Yes, we understand this is an emergency.” If you’ve ever been in this situation, you can understand my client’s predicament. Luckily, my schedule allowed me to stay at their villa and wait for the plumber. Are you prepared for the unprepared?

Here my top tips to prepare for unexpected events:

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Contact a lost friend

Contact a lost friend

Which long-lost friend will you contact today?

I was so excited when my alma mater invited me to a reception here in Dubai. About 7,732 km away from my old campus, I’m looking forward to seeing some of my old lectures and hopefully also one or 2 of my class mates tonight. Contacting a long-lost friend is on my list for 2017.

And it’s not as difficult as you may think!

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5 minutes for a speed decluttering session

5 minutes for a speed decluttering session

Feel better immediately after a speed decluttering session

Have you ever done speed decluttering? No? Let’s try it today.

Many people fall into a “winter depression” with the festive season over and weather being grey in grey. A speed decluttering session can make you feel better immediately. Are you ready?

Speed decluttering takes only a few minutes. Set the alarm on your phone to track your time. Pick a small area or item you want to tackle.  Off you go! Here are 3 suggested areas which will leave you with a big impact:

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Benefits of a garage sale

Benefits of a garage sale

Get on a high note decluttering

It’s the second week of 2017 and you know what that means. Exactly, most people are still on their high to make their resolutions stick this time! “This is the year I’ll change – no more excuses!” This is one of my clients who’s preparing for his first garage sale already!

For him, a garage sale is a deadline. A deadline to start the letting go of all the stuff he doesn’t use or need. But it’s also an opportunity, well, actually 4 opportunities:

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