December 12, 2016

How to Reduce the Excess to Less Mess

These last few weeks before Christmas and school holidays can be like running the last leg of a marathon. You’re already exhausted by the past 10 months but there seem to be more events, tasks and challenges in the run up (or is that run down?) to the end of the year. If you’re like many women in the sandwich generation with children and parents/parents-in-law to cater for, the thought of trying to contain the amount of stuff entering the […]
January 20, 2015

Organise BEFORE back to school

by Helena Tosello The “back to school” sales are on and every catalogue in the letter box seems to think that all kids need at this time is a new pencil case, school bag and USB drive. Wrong! What they need is a bit of pre-planning and organisation done at home to help start the year right. Younger children will need an adult to do this for them but should be included in all discussions. Older children should do it […]
January 17, 2015

New year – New Family Planner

It’s that time of the year… to perhaps decide on a new family planning system This is our solution: The old one I had for years and years till it absolutely fell apart. Loved that it had pouches to just stick notes into. Unfortunately always looked fairly messy and I can’t get it anywhere any more. family calendar sketch Being an Interior Architect (before I became a Professional Organiser) I looked around and eventually designed my own using standard items. […]
January 13, 2015

2015 clutter free