September 24, 2019

How to: De-clutter and store shoes?

Are you treating your shoes with respect? Do you claim to love and not be able to part with them – but then just shove them in the bottom of a cupboard one on top of the other? Do you have broken ones mixed with outdated ones? Do you have sentimental shoes you know you will never wear? Are you possibly a serious collector of trainers/runners/ jogging shoes? Whatever the answer, you might benefit from putting some thought into the […]
June 5, 2019
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Living with Less – workshop

The ABC of de cluttering, organising and sustainable living Learn the basics of how to tackle clutter, how to organise and what to do with the oversupply  Susanne proactively ensured that the workshop content on recycling, donation and disposal was tailored for our Local Government Area. I particularly liked the focus on how to maintain a de-cluttered household by avoiding unnecessary purchases, Laura, City of Sydney For upcoming “Living with Less’ workshops click here. Get started What is holding you […]
May 3, 2019
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1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) teaches people the skills to help someone who they’re concerned about. Professional Organisers  come across a lot of stuff – and behind this stuff are often stories, big and small; and emotions, big and small. Items might trigger a response, clutter might be the symptom of a mental health condition. We come across clients and family members suffering from anxiety, depression, hoarding disorder, OCD and a variety of other illnesses. Understanding them and knowing how […]
January 28, 2019

Donating to Charities: Is it a sustainable Cycle?

It depends on YOU weather it is. If you donate the right things at the right time to the right charity, you can indeed do a lot of good. This is what  NACRO (National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisation) has to say on their website: Ask yourself, would you give this item to a friend in need (ie it’s clean, undamaged, good quality) Donate direct to the op shop during operating hours or call to arrange pick-up for larger items. […]
January 8, 2019
Marie Kondo Netflix "Tidying Up'

Why the Konmari Netflix show ‘Tidying Up’ is setting people up to fail

After a couple of ultra successful books it was just a matter of time till Marie Kondo would get her own TV show. The Netflix show ‘Tidying Up’ has just arrived on our TVs and causing heated discussions and polarises Organising Professionals and those that want to get their life in order. My first problem starts with the title. I don’t believe in tidying up – but do in organising. They are two very different things: Organising you do for […]
December 15, 2018

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. And don’t be fooled by the cheapness of digital storage if you canb’t find stuff for the sheer volume – it’s time to get stuck into it now! Have a go, you’ll be amazed how good it feels to have a small inbox! […]