What Do You Do With All The Spares? Getting Organised With Kids

Having three boys, it’s economical and efficient when passing down clothes and various goods from one boy to another.  It’s actually fantastic from an organisational point of view having three of the same sex.But they don’t always grow at the same rate so they don’t always immediately fit into their brother’s had-me-downs immediately. And they […]

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Why hire a professional to become organised when you think you can do it yourself?

 The benefits of being organised in your home and office are immense.  But basically it’s about efficiency in everything you do.It’s about saving that frustration and stress, and saving time (and saving money to boot).Perhaps you think you can ‘get organised’ when you have time to plan to get organised…. or ‘one day’.  But that […]

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Why I Love Ikea for Organisation (or any adaptable furniture items)

 I love affordable, effective efficient solutions to problems.I love versatility, innovation, creativity.I love organisation.I love Ikea furniture for all these reasons.    The number of times I have needed a quick, easy, inexpensive solution to a storage problem I can’t count.  But I usually find Ikea has something I can use or adapt for my purposes.But […]

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How To Organise Your Bathroom Storage

 It gets out of control doesn’t it?   Combine all the ‘stuff’ we keep and use with toothpaste mess, loose hair and bits of makeup and soon our clean drawers and shelves look a disaster. But there is a way to keep it in control.To begin to organise these spaces, start by pulling out contents of drawers […]

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Family Communication – Being Organised & How This Helps

I’m sure we would all like to be totally and never-endingly available for our families.  But sometimes time just doesn’t allow this. If you are always running in and out of the door, communication of the ‘everyday stuff’ can be difficult. Think about establishing a Communication Central.  This could be a place where telephone messages are […]

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Is It Time To Organise The Kitchen Junk Drawer?

 We all have one; no doubt about it.  It’s the drawer that keeps the matches, the odd pens, unlabelled keys, loose batteries, rubber bands, and all the bits and pieces of things and clutter we have no idea about.  They all gather together. My big question though is ….. how many of these types of drawers […]

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How To Declutter & Organise Your Car

Does it sometimes feel your car is a mobile rubbish bin, toy box or junk drawer?  Does it have rubbish on the floor, bits and pieces from everyone in the back, a glove box that’s overflowing and no room for all your gear?Then it’s time for a de-clutter, sort and organise.Pull everything out… everything; loose […]

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7 Steps For Organising Your Wardrobe For The New Season

 With this burst of hot weather in Melbourne recently you may have been caught short, clothes-wise.  So it’s tackle-the-wardrobe time again.   Get your wardrobe organised for the next season with some basic steps:Cull clothes that you seriously haven’t worn; ask yourself the hard questions – are you really going to wear it again? Or is […]

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Be Organised & Re-purpose – It’s Buy Nothing New Month!

So it’s a chance to have a look at what you currently have with a view to re-purposing it, rather than buying again.  Be organised and plan your rearrangement of furniture for great effect.A great example of this is a piece of furniture we have re-worked and reused over the last 25 years.I originally purchased […]

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Organising Rooms

I am a huge believer in ‘dedicated rooms for dedicated purposes’.   It’s the organiser in me.  I like things kept together; start mixing and matching and chaos can ensue.Take a living room for example.  Is it for relaxing and spending time with others?  Then perhaps the pile of bills and filing don’t belong there, nor […]

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