August 19, 2012

Lost Socks anyone?

Don’t ask me why, but everyone has lost socks. We even breed them on holidays… There is not much you can do about it, but be on top of it. I have a lost socks box, where they all go when I fold the washing and can’t pair them up. Periodically I get the shi… and one of the kids has to sort them (for computer time!) Works quite well!!!! Last Friday, at a client, I sorted 146 into pairs! […]
July 9, 2012

OCD anyone?

Funny? Not funny? I guess it depends.
May 24, 2012

Hang your shoes

I am a huge fan of hanging things off the ceiling/wall. It creates more floor space. Rooms look bigger when you can see the edges of the space. It’s easier to clean, if you don’t have to lift things off the floor just because you want to vacuum or mop. I found this through pinterest, my newest social media addition (yes it can be addictive, too). I haven’t really figured it out, but if you want to start following my board(s). Do […]
March 9, 2012

Freecycle

Two weeks ago I  joined freecycle. Should have done it much earlier. I heard about it a few years ago through a friend of mine who, as it now turns out, is the ‘owner’ of the Sydney Central group. Other friends have been using it and rave about it. Finally, I had a customer end of last year who was using it very successfully. You know how it is a lot of times. You decide to let go of something, […]
February 27, 2012

Pathway through the Maze

There was a fair bit of media attention around hoarders in the last two weeks due to the National Squalor Conference here in Sydney. This little video was posted on YouTube by my dear college Wendy in Melbourne. She clearly is an expert on working with Hoarders.
August 31, 2011

Is Your Kitchen Making You Fat?

LessMess was featured in the August Issue of Prevention Magazine. Here is the article by Sally Kuzemchak and Christina Sexton The kitchen is the heart of your home, but it might also be the heart of your unwanted weight. Everything from the size of your plate to the wattage of your bulbs has a direct effect on what and how much you eat, according to research published in the Annual Review of Nutrition. Here are seven signs that you kitchen […]
August 22, 2011

Office Tip – E mail management

Think!!!! Take responsibility and don’t always cc everyone – just so you are on the safe side. Someone  delegated that task to you because they trust you that you can do the job and they want to focus on different matters at hand. You are actually showing that you are not quite up to the job. Ask about a company policy surrounding e mail. If your company doesn’t have one – maybe it’s your job to get the ball rolling. […]
August 1, 2011

Suspensio Filing, Manila Folders and Clear Tabs

As promised, a couple of weeks ago, I am going to go a bit more into detail about the different types of office infrastructure = stationery. Let’s start with Suspension Filing, Manila Folders and Clear Tabs. One doesn’t go without the other, meaning, the Hanging File does stay in the drawer and is labelled with Clear Tabs. Manila Folders act as sub dividers and are the part you take out. Suspension Filing is perfect for people, a colleague of mine […]
July 7, 2011

THINK about your filing infrastructure

Filing infrastructure are the containers and gadgets that contain files and things. See below for a couple of ideas (and I am sure you’ll find more at Officeworks) Most of my customers inherit a filing cabinet from somewhere and start using it, never asking themselves whether it’s the right system for their personality and their type of files. Ask yourself whether you are a “chucker” or a “tucker”. Chuckers love suspension filing, just open a drawer and fling it in. […]