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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
August 15, 2016

Inbox Zero??

If having too much stuff does your head in, having too much digital stuff does exactly the same, despite not actually taking up room– it still takes up space in your head and might send you mental. I did write about this topic three years ago, but technology changes so quickly and a lot of people have, by now upgraded to the new windows 10. So I edited this article to reflect outlook 2016. Have a go, you’ll be amazed […]
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 – […]
September 20, 2012

What motivates You?

more maintenance It started with N.O.W week where I  posted  daily maintenance photos. Then our family decided to buy a camping trailer and attempt to get to Lightning Ridge these school holidays. As we will be away the full two weeks, I listed our house on happyhoussitters, a web based house and pet sitting service. We found a lovely couple from up the coast visiting their grandchild. They will look after cat and garden and hopefully win the finest veggie […]
September 11, 2012

Maintenence # 8

Another one of those, where my input is more the managing role. We have a cleaner coming every two weeks and take that as a good opportunity to get on top of all these maintenance projects. It’s not that the kids love it, but they get the point, that if it’s not reasonably tidy, the cleaner won’t be able to do her job. They also know that nobody but themselves can organise – they know where things belong and just […]
September 8, 2012

Maintenence # 7:

And I didn’t just shove it somewhere else. I made the effort and walked the pegs back to the washing line where they belong. Some things didn’t have a home, they had to go in the bin! Be prepared to let go!!
September 7, 2012

Maintenance # 6:

This took zero minutes on my side, because it’s not my desk! It’s my 11 year old son’s. So he has to do it. It does take time to convince him that it needs doing; would properly be quicker to do it myself. But I always intend to pass on my knowledge, not just with customers! It might not look much, but remember this is just maintenance and at least he can work at his desk again. Better than nothing!