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 […]
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 […]
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 23, 2012

How clutter can impact your family’s health

5.2 billion $ a year are wasted in Australia on food that’s bought but doesn’t get eaten. With a projected population of 22,836,899 for Feb 2012 that is $227 per person per year. For an average family  of four: $908 per year. A big enough amount of money to start thinking and changing something. A considerable amount of production cost, packaging  and transport wasted. What’s the ecological footprint of that sum and what can we do about it? I tried […]
March 5, 2012

Fashion Embargo

An Organiser colleague of mine in Adelaide has set herself a radical, but brilliant challenge/New Year’s resolution. She decided it was time not to shop for clothes for a year.  I think it’s a fantastic idea. Personally , I don’t think I could do it, and I hate cloth shopping, but I might not have enough clothes to get me through a year (don’t ask about shoes, though!!). However, a lot of people do have enough clothes to last them […]
July 19, 2011

Product Tip

a colleague of mine in Christchurch/NZ is re focusing her business after the earthquake(s) and is holding a closing down sale of her organising products. Here is my favourite one, but there is plenty more  through her website: Do you or someone you know often lose their keys, phone etc?? Here is a fun solution. Never forget anything again as you leave the house with this cool Dooroganiser Reg. Price:           $24.99 Sale Price:          $12.50 Save:     $12.49 Colour: camel
May 27, 2011

How to get your money back

This weekend a  friend of ours popped in with, this story: “I have been buying Philip’s irons for over 40 years, they used to last 10 years, now they just do 5. I kind of accept that loss of quality. Last week I bought their middle of the range model, and it didn’t even last at all. It was kaputt straight away. So I went and returned it – got another one, which, in turn had the same fault. Going […]
May 23, 2011

the organised supermarket

Aldi is my favourite grocery store. There are a couple of reasons; it feels a bit like home. I grow up shopping at Aldi and it sustained most of us when we were at Uni –  in Germany Aldi has Alcohol!!! (So do the ones in Victoria) Nowadays I love it because it offers NO CHOICE. It’s a no brainer and super quick. Where else can you shop (almost) everything for a week in 20 min with 3 kids in […]