May 5, 2015

Routine

Next time you go through your memorabilia or photos, take a moment to ponder on how different  life was. Different and a lot slower. Past Generations weren’t as fast moving – they couldn’t be. Not every family had a car, kids would walk to school and if an afternoon activity was too far away, you just couldn’t do it.  The absence of modern communication technology meant you had to arrange things well in advance – knowing that a change could […]
July 9, 2012

OCD anyone?

Funny? Not funny? I guess it depends.
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 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
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 […]
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 […]
August 31, 2011

Is Your Kitchen Making You Fat?

LessMess was featured in the August Issue of Prevention Magazine. Here is the article by Sally Kuzemchak and Christina Sexton The kitchen is the heart of your home, but it might also be the heart of your unwanted weight. Everything from the size of your plate to the wattage of your bulbs has a direct effect on what and how much you eat, according to research published in the Annual Review of Nutrition. Here are seven signs that you kitchen […]