Thinking about a garage sale? Want to get rid of those items that are no longer loved or used? Not sure how to go about it? Well there’s no time like the present in my book – I believe that any time is a good time to have a garage sale these days. It’s all about advertising in the right places and being organised in advance, so that you not only make some money, but also have fun whilst doing so. There’s always someone out there looking for a bargain, no matter the time of year. (more…)
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with the lovely Tina Stephen from ROOMIE – an online interior design service, which is quick, affordable and fun! After ten years of experience in the design industry, she really knows her stuff. Tina is truly passionate about what she does and is down to earth. Look no further if you love design and are a little stuck for ideas – she will come in very handy once your space is decluttered and organised. (more…)
US Navy Admiral William H. McRaven says if you want to change the world, you should start by making your bed. “If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day,” he said in a commencement speech at the University of Texas. “It will give you a small sense of pride and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day, that one task completed, will have turned into many tasks completed.” (more…)
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the clutter that is piling up throughout your home? Little piles that turn into bigger piles until it all seems too much? Most clutter happens when we put something down because we don’t feel like dealing with it at that moment. It can be called “Lazy Clutter.” When you do that, you end up spending twice as much time dealing with it because you still have to go back to it later. I have come to the conclusion that if we all adopt this one simple step, we will have a clutter free home forever. It’s not rocket science, either. It’s just a habit to get into and once you start doing it, it will become second nature to you. I have adopted this rule throughout my life and also into the lives of my clients and believe me, it really does work!! (more…)
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…)
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…)
I recently had the opportunity to share my ‘5 Top Tips’ with one of my favourite magazines Your Home and Garden on how to create practical living spaces for kids.
“Organise Your Home in a Month” is a great read, where experts are sharing their tips and ideas on ways to declutter and organise your home over 30 days. (more…)
Well it’s that time of year again when we are all feeling relaxed and sun kissed from our lovely summer holiday, yet the kids are back to school next week and it’s the last thing on our minds! It can be a stressful time for everyone and you don’t want to be rushing the night before trying to find everything in a mad panic. Getting organised now will save you time, stress AND money. Here are my 5 top tips that I think will really help you to get back into the swing of school life! (more…)
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!