May 3, 2019
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1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they’re concerned about. Professional Organisers  come across a lot of stuff – and behind this stuff are often stories, big and small; and emotions, big and small. Items might trigger a response, clutter might be the symptom of a mental health condition. We come across clients and family members suffering from anxiety, depression, hoarding disorder, OCD and a variety of other illnesses. Understanding them and knowing how […]
January 28, 2019

Donating to Charities: Is it a sustainable Cycle?

It depends on YOU weather it is. If you donate the right things at the right time to the right charity, you can indeed do a lot of good. This is what  NACRO (National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisation) has to say on their website: Ask yourself, would you give this item to a friend in need (ie it’s clean, undamaged, good quality) Donate direct to the op shop during operating hours or call to arrange pick-up for larger items. […]
January 8, 2019
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Why the Konmari Netflix show ‘Tidying Up’ is setting people up to fail

After a couple of ultra successful books it was just a matter of time till Marie Kondo would get her own TV show. The Netflix show ‘Tidying Up’ has just arrived on our TVs and causing heated discussions and polarises Organising Professionals and those that want to get their life in order. My first problem starts with the title. I don’t believe in tidying up – but do in organising. They are two very different things: Organising you do for […]
December 15, 2018

Inbox Zero??

If having too much stuff does your head in, having too much digital stuff does exactly the same, despite not actually taking up room– it still takes up space in your head and might send you mental. And don’t be fooled by the cheapness of digital storage if you canb’t find stuff for the sheer volume – it’s time to get stuck into it now! Have a go, you’ll be amazed how good it feels to have a small inbox! […]