Encouraging Children To Be More Independent – By Being Organised – Part 2

 Routines are such a help in encouraging independence in children.  Having efficient household systems, and the children knowing what they are, encourages organisation in children.  Even the smallest and simplest of routines assist children with life skills and being organised.Take for example the clothes washing; a necessity of life.  Can the children assist to help […]

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Packing List Revisited

 It’s school holidays and perhaps you are away enjoying a break. Did you write a list of things to pack before you left?    Was it categorised for quick and easy reference e.g. by person or item group? (e.g. toiletries, camping gear, clothes, etc.And what did you do with it?  Did you throw it away?Once you […]

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Organising For Exams

Having a child currently studying VCE and about to enter ‘lockdown’ for exams I can personally see the benefit of being organised for study.  VCE is all about planning and organisation. Here are my top tips:Clear the clutter. Of course.  My first main tip as an organiser.  A student can’t work effectively if they have […]

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What NOT To File

We all love filing don’t we?  Not!  What ? We don’t spend our Sundays busily sorting through papers and placing them in the perfectly labelled suspender files or folders?  No perhaps not, but I’m sure we all just love it when we are looking for something we actually find it first try.That’s why you file; […]

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Encouraging Children To Be More Independent – Part 1

I think the trick here is to make it easy for children to be responsible.  If tasks are not too difficult or time consuming the child (or teenager) will be more willing, and able, to complete a task.But to make it easy for them, you have to be organised. (But the pay off is if […]

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Organise Your Office & Workspace

Are you looking to increase your efficiency and be more productive in your office and with your workspaces?Read my five top tips for organising your workspace in my latest publicity as covered by Officeworks and MSN here. For more ideas, read my blogs and subscribe to my newsletter here.

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File Your Pets – Getting their records straight

 Do you have pets? And are all your records in order for easy reference?Details such as Vet contact, shots records, suppliers of specialty pet food, council permits, adoption records, medications etc.- are these all easily accessible?A simple labelled binder, one for each pet may be a quick and easy answer.  Use indices to divide by […]

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Getting Organised for Dinner Time

Getting a meal on the table quickly and easily is about knowing what ingredients you have available and having easy access to them.  It’s about being organised.A sectioned, labelled fridge is a great help. Label a shelf ‘leftovers’ so in a glance you can see what you have, in one place, to whip up a snack.Or […]

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Home Office organising: some recent PR coverage

Officeworks have just given me and Systems For Order wonderful coverage under their ‘Lives of the Organised’ series.For some tips on organising a home office and loving where you work, read the article here.  

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