Organise with Box Files

I am often asked by clients what is the best way to store ‘x’. Take warranties and instruction booklets for our appliances; should they be filed in a filing cabinet, or in a plastic tub, or a binder maybe?  Should they be filed alphabetically by appliance, by room the appliance is kept in, or…. not filed […]

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The Second Step to organising your home office

Establish homes for all your belongingsThe second step to organising your home office is to establish places or ‘homes’ for items.Maybe you have cupboards or shelves with both personal and work items mixed together.  Perhaps in one area you have reference books, folders, computer cables and stationery.  Perhaps you have similar items in another location.  […]

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The FIRST step to organising your home office

Is your home office your ideal work space?  Perhaps it isn’t a home office at all, but a desk in the corner of a guest bedroom, or even the dining room table.  Perhaps you are struggling for space to work and you know you need to be more efficient, you are just not sure how.The […]

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Struggling with too much clutter

Many of us have too much ‘stuff’.  Sometimes we don’t have places to keep all our belongings.But sometime we DO have the space, it’s just not organised efficiently to make the most of the space we have.    So our belongings start accumulating into piles around the house.  And they get worse over time until, before […]

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TIME MANAGEMENT TIP – YOUR ‘TO DO’ LIST

 Is your To Do list made up of random ‘brainstorming’ ideas, in no particular order or priority? This can be very overwhelming, and very time consuming scanning your list each time you have time to address an item to pick one that suits you right now. Why not categorize your To Do list?  It’s a quick and […]

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More On Zones

I’m in the planning stages of a new kitchen.  I find very interesting that kitchen designers like to also work in ‘zones’. They talk of the ‘food preparation’ zone, the ‘cleaning’, the ‘cooking’ and the ‘entertaining’ zones; and that’s just in one room. They’re after my own heart. What other zones can you identify in your home?  […]

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Establish Zones for Efficiency

Sometimes it can be helpful to look at our home and spaces objectively to see if there is a possibility of establishing ‘zones’.  Zones can make your living and work areas very efficient.For example:Instead of a miscellaneous kitchen drawer could you establish a ‘Home Maintenance’ zone with light bulbs, basic tools, batteries, torch, twine, etc. […]

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Back to school – Establish a School Resources Zone

 As school is soon to start, as is homework, it is helpful to establish a School Resources Zone.    Pull together all the past textbooks which may be used again, exercise books, folders, stationery, work books, reference books and all-things-school and establish one place for them within your home.Ideally this Zone should be located near where […]

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Photos ! Get organised by establishing new routines for 2015

Lots of holiday snaps?  Are they all stored on your phone still, mixed in with the Christmas and New Year photos you are yet to download?  Now it’s the time to set up a system for dealing with those hundreds of photos you’ve already taken, and those you are going to take, this year.Don’t download […]

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Create More Space

When de-cluttering, or just sorting and tidying, I often advise my clients to start small.  Tackle one job at a time.  A big difference can be made in a very short amount of time by just focussing on one small area.I made a big difference to the cupboard space I have in my own home […]

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