March 18, 2017

How To… Declutter your Pantry

With the pantry moths about to arrive for their season in autumn, it might be a good time to have a look into and declutter your pantry. As with everything organising, pick a timeframe, maybe even diarise that you need to do this. Be realistic in how much time this will take. But don’t be afraid of splitting a large pantry project into a few smaller ones. There is no rule that you have to do the whole cupboard/room in […]
March 11, 2017

New Year – New Lunch – New Sandwich

Organising Tip This is a question/topic that has been circulating on social networks in the last couple of weeks as parents are getting ready for a new school year – and others trying to eat healthily and save money by not buying lunch (every day). If you are running out of ideas or out of time in the morning, these freezable sandwiches could be the solution. Make them in advance, with the filling and then freeze, take out in the […]
December 8, 2016

Why Spring Cleaning?

Clutter can be a drag on our energy levels… …unless you are completely comfortable with living in clutter and unfazed by being late, missing appointments and paying extra fees. Most people aren’t, not in our social environment. The reasons for feeling down when having too much stuff are varied: You don’t find things, so you constantly purchase things you know you have (somewhere) You forget things – late fees arise, missed appointments You constantly think about the clutter and the […]
October 15, 2015

REVIEW: Meal planning Personality® guides

‘This review is written by Helena Tosello, a mum to two teenage boys and self proclaimed procrastinator. She is a Supermarket Strategist!’ We have all tried meal planning at one time in our lives. Usually we’re trying to lose weight or introduce a routine for some other reason, such as reducing time, cost or waste. But it often backfires because we are trying to follow someone else’s ideas on what is “right” and this may not work for us, our […]
February 4, 2015

How to bake Sourdough Bread

Baking your own bread is a fantastic way to hide wholefood and veggies for those in the family who don’t normally eat them for breakfast (or lunch or dinner!!!) and sometimes a good way to use up leftovers that would otherwise be tossed out! To start your first bread get started with a pre- dough: Use half the sourdough starter , three tablespoons of (any) flour and about 1 cup of water. Mix roughly and leave for as long as […]
February 4, 2015

How to care for your sourdough starter

If you don’t have a sourdough starter, you can get kits from some health food stores or just do your own; its so much easier than people think: Stir together 1 cup of rye flour and two cups of water! Leave it open and outside for a while. Most websites will tell you to always keep your sourdough starter at room temperature, but I don’t agree as they go off too quickly with the climate and humidity we have in […]
September 8, 2014

Going Away

Going Away with the spring holidays almost upon us, you might want to take this organiaing challenge on this year. Your fridge will thank you and you’ll just love coming home to one less thing to think about! by Helena Tosello Now’s the perfect time to spring clean your fridge Planning for a trip is hard work but half the fun as you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labour. Think of spring cleaning your kitchen the same way – […]
June 12, 2014

Kitchen de clutter – continuing

de cluttered your  kitchen? Retrofitting idea This is a good option to utilize the full depth of your cupboards. Once you organise like with like: pasta with pasta, spices with spices, ready made meal ingredients…  Store them in these longish containers and when you look for something just take the whole container out onto the kitchen bench or rest on the ledge of the shelf! (Also available in a wide version.) Howard’s Storage Amalie Pullout Organiser – Narrow $9.95
June 5, 2014

How to De Clutter your Kitchen – 5 min at a time

A step-by-step guide to de cluttering the most used room in the house. by Helena Tosello You’re always in there waiting for something boil, cool down, or deciding what to feed the kids. Use those snatches of time to do a bit of de cluttering and give yourself a lift. Day 1 – baby steps – Cutlery drawer can’t find something? Take a few minutes to put everything where it should be and quickly (this is the key) remove the […]