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Letting go of our possessions…..

Living with the things that we love brings liberation. But the thought of letting go of our possessions can be overwhelming for many. So much so, that many don’t face them at all – it’s all too much. Does that sound like you? If so, this will be a good read for you. It is important that our belongings make us feel happy rather than making us feel sad, guilty or resentful. This month I shared my four key reasons with Stuff that can help you to understand why it can be so difficult to let go.

This is the first article of a series that I am writing for Stuff Magazine 🙂

today

 

What does a Professional Organiser really do?

“Good question!” you say. I get asked this question on a daily basis and people often say “Oh……. you organise events do you?” Pretty much every time. After some time of being asked this question and seeing the look of confusion on peoples faces, I felt compelled to set the record straight!

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Make Space At Your Place

When Suzanne Oh approached me about the new business “BOXi” she and Matt Cruickshank had recently launched, I was excited to hear how this valet storage company does things a little bit differently to other storage companies. If you are needing to make space at your place, then look no further! These guys really know their stuff and their service is simple, convenient and affordable……

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Spring top tips, dos and don’ts!

Spring has sprung!! And I couldn’t be happier. I’m loving that “Spring” feeling when change is in the air, the birds are singing, the days are longer and summer is on it’s way. And yes, you guessed it – a BRILLIANT time to declutter now that winter is behind us at last. (more…)

Autumn is here – time to reorganise!

With the change of seasons fast approaching it’s a great time of year to clean out and reorganise some key areas of your home. Here are my 5 top areas to rethink and reorganise this season…. (more…)

First Aid fun

I frequently get asked about first aid kits and the best way to store items. The busy families I work with often have a lot of first aid stuff, which has built up over time. Time and time again I have found the best and bulletproof way to store items, is to separate them into clear plastic containers with a lid. Sistema is a NZ brand that I enjoy using and are available at Storage Box,The Warehouse and even your local supermarket. Before buying the containers, firstly check the expiry dates of your medicines and access whether or not the items are still current, needed and in working order. As you do so, start sorting the items you are keeping into like with like. Try these categories: (more…)

Organising kids spaces

Kids rooms need decluttering on a regular basis…… children are constantly growing and changing along with their needs and wants. Toys, games, clothes and everything else they accumulate on the way can build up very quickly (sound familiar?!) so kids spaces are an area than often needs attention. I love organising kids spaces – I find it really rewarding and so do they!

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Living area — my top tips!

A place for everything and everything in it’s place”

This is a motto that I really love!!  This motto can be used in every area of your home – if everything you own has a home and is in it’s place, you will always know where everything is and it will make your life easier. So here are my top tips for organising your living space this spring!

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Tidying up those takeaways

Often it’s the little things that can get out of control – it’s amazing how many takeaway menus come through the front door every week!! And where to put them? Usually in the junk drawer or more likely, into the bin as you have not created a place to put them. Being a bit of a takeaway fiend, I have looked into ways to store those takeaway menus (only the ones you love!) and this is what I came up with.

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