Helping A Student Organise Their Desk

Helping A Student Organise Their DeskIt’s getting to that time of year when schools are holding exams.  And although the beginning of the year is the ideal time to get a student organised at their desk, now is another good time to reinforce organisation when related to study and school work.I believe the best tip […]

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Use Your Stuff – Then It’s Not Clutter

Use Your Stuff – Then It’s Not Clutter If you use items in the house, it doesn’t make them clutter! Too often items are stored for ‘some day’ or they have been passed down from other family members and just sit in cupboards unused. Use your stuff, I say. Do you store empty suitcases in […]

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How do I get organised – Part Four

  HOW TO I GET ORGANISED ?   PART FOUR – Maintenance   So, you have: De-cluttered Established some systems And followed some routines Fantastic!  Now you are just going to let it all go, forget about everything now you’ve done the hard work, as it will stay that way without effort, won’t it? No, […]

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How Do I Get Organised – Part Three

HOW DO I GET ORGANISED?   PART THREE – Following Routines The beauty of establishing a system and then following the routine that goes with it, is that the routine eventually becomes habit.   And the more you follow the routine, the faster and more efficient you become at it.   That increases productivity. An example of […]

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How Do I Get Organised – Part Two

 HOW DO I GET ORGANISED? PART TWO – Establishing SystemsNow you have decluttered, you need to establish some systems to bring order.  Systems is what I am all about.  Clear cut processes for dealing with stuff, finding places for stuff, establishing homes for them.  Periodically getting rid of the stuff is a system in itself.What do […]

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How do I get organised?

HOW DO I GET ORGANISED?   If you’re not naturally organised, this is a very good question.  The point about organisation is it is a learned skill.  You can teach yourself, read about it and put elements into practice.  When I speak publicly, I emphasise that I have four key steps to organising yourself and […]

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Why Be Organised ??

Why be organised? What are the benefits? There are many; here are just a few. Being organised minimises: Stress (no more searching the house frantically for your keys) Frustration (no more tearing your hair out trying to get people out the door on time) Double Ups (no more giving the same person the same present […]

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Get your wardrobe ready for a change of season

Easter usually signals a change to cooler weather.  Are you prepared?  Is it time to do an inventory? Do you rotate your clothes?  Do you have the current season’s clothes in your closest wardrobe and your out-of-season-clothes elsewhere? If not, this may be helpful in managing space as it frees up valuable frequently-accessed wardrobe space. […]

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What to do with all the paperwork???

How do you manage the never- ending influx of paper into the house or across your desk?    You know what I mean:  the invitations, forms to be completed and returned, bills to be paid, receipts to record, etc.  etc.  Do all the papers get piled up in a document tray and wait patiently for […]

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Get rid of the Black Hole of a Toy Box

Yes it can be a Black Hole:  a complete set of a toy goes in, some pieces never see daylight again.  Result = frustrated child. But you can minimise the frustration of lost pieces by the following: Rotate the Toys I don’t believe a child needs every toy they own, out and available, all the […]

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