August 19, 2012

Lost Socks anyone?

Don’t ask me why, but everyone has lost socks. We even breed them on holidays… There is not much you can do about it, but be on top of it. I have a lost socks box, where they all go when I fold the washing and can’t pair them up. Periodically I get the shi… and one of the kids has to sort them (for computer time!) Works quite well!!!! Last Friday, at a client, I sorted 146 into pairs! […]
June 16, 2012

The absolute best laundry basket

I have installed this system not just in my own house, but in customer’s laundries, too. It’s the absolute best in many ways: you can store a lot of dirty washing – the baskets are square. (Who invented oval or round laundry baskets – such a space waste!!) you can store your dirty laundry vertically, no more clothes on the floor easy to sort by colour They fit exactly one full load. Whenever the baskets get packed, wash. The wire […]
May 31, 2012

Time nightmares – how they can be avoided

When people ask me what I do (for a living) I obviously answer that I am a Professional Organiser. If people want to know more I mostly say that I organise people’s stuff and time. The stuff thing most understand, but why organise time? I think organising time is the more important part of my work. If you have a (working) timetable for your employees and/or your family, the stuff tends to follow. I sit down with clients and sketch […]
May 28, 2012

not just for wine or shoes

get creative with this one. Not just by making it yourself, but all the uses you could find: matchbox car collection, pens, pencils, brushes, paint, shoes, shoe cleaning/polish, socks, wine, condiments, seeds, spices… Anything else? please comment For the DIY instructions go here
May 24, 2012

Hang your shoes

I am a huge fan of hanging things off the ceiling/wall. It creates more floor space. Rooms look bigger when you can see the edges of the space. It’s easier to clean, if you don’t have to lift things off the floor just because you want to vacuum or mop. I found this through pinterest, my newest social media addition (yes it can be addictive, too). I haven’t really figured it out, but if you want to start following my board(s). Do […]
May 7, 2012

More Jewellery Storage

I know I have posted a fair bit about Jewellery storage products and ides, but it’s one of the Mother’s Day items in this week’s Target catalogue. So it might not be around in the shop for too long. If you have too  much jewellery declutter; decide on what you still wear and let go of everything else. For the rest; this item might be the right storage solution for you. got to page 22
April 5, 2012

Structure not gadgets

When customers book LessMess, there is a lot to talk about up front. I tell people in as much detail as possible what to expect, my customers do the same. At the end of that conversation, most people ask what they have to buy before we come. My answer is always: nothing There are two reasons for this: Organising is about less rather than more. We try to declutter so you have less stuff. Less stuff doesn’t need more shelves […]
March 29, 2012

How to store your broom(s)

up side down, of course. Never just fling them into a broom cupboard, it will break all the bristles and next time you use them, you have broom hair all over your floor. This is easily made in 1/2 an hour. Just take any board, melamine, MDF, particle board… and hammer some long nails in the right position. Hang it in the broom cupboard or, as this one from our laundry on a free wall in the laundry. If you […]
March 26, 2012

Tip: what to do with your kid’s artwork?

apart from the obvious like use it to wrap presents or cut it up to make cards, this is a beautiful romantic idea: Children’s Art Lanterns http://www.artful-adventures.co.uk/2012/02/06/childrens-art-lanterns/