April 6, 2017

Piles of Paper everywhere? Email overload? No time?

Paperwork Workshop – a review   I saw the ad and thought, why not? I could sure use the help. Being a busy work-from-home mother, CEO of the Household and Queen of the Don’t-throw-that –out-I-haven’t-read-it-yet Brigade, I knew there had to be a better way to get on top of the ever-increasing piles of paper and emails without sending little Johnny off to school minus his bookweek costume or missing the Council notice about upcoming roadworks simply because I’d misplaced […]
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 […]
October 11, 2016

How to: Garage Sale

How to stage a Garage Sale First thing you absolutely need to do is ask yourself: Why do I want to hold a garage sale? If you are doing it to earn money, you’re on the wrong path. It will cost you a minimum of 15 hours and you never know how much money you will make. If you want to sustainably shift some stuff, connect to your community, sell lemonade to your neighbourhood, teach your kids about money, you […]
March 7, 2016

#stuffthatneedsstorage

These pictures where posted on the LessMess Facebook page over two weeks. They where meant to get people going on starting their de-cluttering journey – but also to highlight just how much stuff we actually have in our homes. Ask yourself: “Do I need it, Do I love it, Is it useful?” I know that the lists are by no means complete- too individual and too much for me to complete – but I would love some comments on what […]
October 29, 2014

giving

In three weeks time, a colleague of mine, Sarah from Heavenly Order and I are going to do our bit for sustainability and remove items we collected over the last months. Instead of the usual charity run I do after most clients visits and much to my familie’s disapproval for invading their space with stuff, I started my own LessMess collection – to turn it into our own charity store at the Rozelle Markets on Saturday, 22.11.2014 I did of […]