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 […]
August 9, 2012

What needs storing in your house

nobody is born with clutter, but we start accumulating stuff the minute we are born. Here is a list of the things that might need storing in your house. I have been working on that list for a number of years and do know it will never be complete and am very happy to receive additions from you! Clothing (per person) hanging,off season, sport, folded,coats, gym, swimming, special occasion Shoes (per person) Jewellery: good jewellery, costume Toiletries: accessories,hair dryers,straighteners,brushes, samples […]
July 2, 2012

Floating Book Shelf

I found this on Pinterest, but can’t find it on the original website. Should be on BuzzFeed, maybe you have more luck than me to spot it. Otherwise, these pictures speak for themselves!
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 […]
June 7, 2012

A couple of month ago, the Sydney Forum of AAPO  meat at an auction house here in Sydney. We had a lovely night with drinks and lots of information. The most useful to me was to find out, that there is something between Sotheby’s and Salvation Army. It’s like someone doing e bay for you for a fee! They have experts in almost every field and get much more for your items than a charity shop would. Last week we […]
March 31, 2010

Hanging on the wall

The Floor is not for Storage When a room is cluttered and untidy, the best thing is: start with the floor. An empty, tidy floor immediately looks much more organised, even if there is still a lot of chaos left in the room. The Quakers – a religious and social group in America- made it their mission to have an empty floor and created lovely furniture for that. They basically hung everything on the wall: Form brooms on hooks to […]