Ep.41, Decluttering: the way to a low impact life, with Shelina Jokhiya

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Many people seem to think that decluttering is solely about being organised, or tidy. Others believe it’s about reducing the amount of stuff someone has. Some focus strongly on cleaning. None seem to make a link with living a low impact life.

There is an obvious link between decluttering and living a low impact life. It reduces our own consumption of course. And, by moving stuff we own and no longer need on to people and places where it will get used, it reduces other people’s consumption – people use our unwanted stuff rather than buying new stuff. By minimising the stuff we hold onto, we reduce the amount of space we need to occupy. We need fewer cupboards, shelves, drawers and boxes, and maybe even smaller living spaces…

This week we interview Shelina Jokhiya, founder of DeCluttr Me, the UAE’s first licenced home and office organising service with clients in Dubai, all over the United Arab Emirates and GCC, and host of the DeCluttr Me podcast which she started in early 2018.

We talked about basic decluttering concepts, how to deal with e-waste and the harmful impacts it has if not disposed properly, as well as the more emotional downsides of clutter that we should all be aware of.

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