August 2, 2012

Nobody is born with clutter

I spent the best part of last week at the AAPO annual conference. AAPO is our, as in Professional Organisers, industry association. I do enjoy these conferences immensely. As I have been doing this job for a while, including various volunteer roles, I know most of the delegates but rarely do we see each other in person. Our keynote speaker this year was Dorothy Breininger, one of the Organisers on the US show Hoarders (currently showing in Australia on the […]
July 9, 2012

OCD anyone?

Funny? Not funny? I guess it depends.
April 9, 2012

You can break clutter’s grip

By Kathryn Weber, Tribune Media Services Living SpaceMarch 13, 2012 Everyone has to deal with general messiness around the house, but clutter can become overwhelming — judging by the number of TV shows about hoarding! Whatever the level of disorder in your house, solving the problem starts with motivation. The problem isn’t the possessions, but us. Once we get our thoughts straight about clutter, stuff has a way of finding its way out the door instead of in… Los Angeles […]
February 24, 2012

Declutter your life and lose weight

LessMess is the expert commentator on this week’s feature article on the InShape NewsFlash blog “Many of us are guilty of having a cluttered household. This, not only makes it stressful to find what we want, when we want it, but it also can lead to health issues. According to McMillan & Company Professional Organizing, some 80% of clutter in your home or office is the result of disorganisation, rather than a lack of space. They also estimate that by […]
November 2, 2011

Der Weg ist das Ziel – Getting there is half the fun!

Our family cycled over the Harbour Bridge, participating in the Sydney Spring Cycle. With 10.000 others, we prepared the bikes and lunches the night before, got up early, took a train to North Sydney – up the first hill –“are we there yet?” At the starting point we had to find the choir, because on top of cycling 55km we were registered to take part in a Guinness Book of records attempt to be the biggest choir on a bicycle. […]
July 12, 2011

Are you a hoarder, collector or just have ‘too much stuff’?

I think they are all quite different things: Most of my clients would have “a bit too much stuff” . It mostly started with a life changing event: having a baby, getting divorced, losing a loved one, moving, new job… We help them getting back on track, and they find the routine they once had and (hopefully) live happily ever after. Being unorganised is very much in the eye of the beholder – if you don’t have a problem but […]
April 3, 2011

Meal planning

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October 27, 2010

Why do people hire you?

a couple of weeks ago I was asked these question by a freelance journalist: Here is what I said   1.       Why do people hire you? What leads them to decide they need the help of a professional organiser? Most of my clients have tried various self help methods through books, TV shows or seminars. But getting organised needs personalised solutions which are mostly not available through books. A solution that’s right for someone in America doesn’t necessarily work for […]
April 14, 2010

what to donate

I have been rocking up at my local Salvation Army store a lot lately – so much that most of the ladies and men working there know me by now, which is nice in itself. They are also a great help in running my business – where else would I dispose of all the goodies and treasures my customers decided to part with. But letting go is not always everything it takes. You have to make a decision whether you […]