Wednesday, 24 October 2018 05:45


Can you believe it? Christmas is just 60 days away! Christmas jingles ring out in all the shopping malls. Baubles and tinsel and stars and trees adorn shop windows. Before you know it, the holidays will be here! Friends, family, festivities, outings and traditions; so much to look forward, but so much to plan and organise. I love Christmas with old family traditions along with a whole lot of new ones created over the years while our girls were growing…
So often during the course of a downsizing session, we will hear our clients say “I am leaving this to my son” “My grand daughter is getting this when I die” They believe that because they consider them valuable items, are family heirlooms or just precious to them, that their children or grandchildren will value them too. All too often this is not the case. All too often these items just become a burden, overvalued and unwanted. Lifestyles have changed,…
Monday, 08 October 2018 03:31

7 Ways to Get Rid of the Winter Cobwebs

In the last two weeks the ALL SORTED team has been hard at work helping clients “spring clean” their homes We tackled linen cupboards, swopping winter for summer linen, and filling charity bags with linen no longer loved or needed. Another favourite with clients is sorting clothes, letting go items that were never worn, and packing away out of season items. I get so excited about the prospect of winter coming to an end and love spring cleaning my own…
Monday, 13 August 2018 17:28

5 Stumbling Blocks to Decluttering

We spend our working days assisting seniors with downsizing and moving into smaller homes or retirement complexes. The decluttering and letting go always comes first, and then the move. The process is the same with each home, and the progress is similar. Often the decluttering gets off to a good start as we decide on the furniture, cushions, curtains and rugs that will go to the new home. We usually sail through kitchen cupboards, bathroom cabinets and excess linen. Paperwork…
How can I help my mom? What can I do about her stuff she can’t take? How do I get her to let go? These are questions I am asked all the time when people hear that I assist Seniors with the daunting process of downsizing and moving. More recently a friend came to me for help. She was assisting an elderly couple move from their family home into 2 rooms in a retirement home and had some concerns. The…
Monday, 04 June 2018 19:40

Better Life in 10 minutes

All Sorted featured in the January edition of You: 10 Minutes to a New You
Thursday, 09 November 2017 16:37


We are heading towards the end of the year at a rapid rate. And in South Africa, that means the end of the school year too! My children are grown up, but I remember the end of a school year clearly. Along with all the activities and parties, gifts and farewells, came the school books, projects, stationery and any artwork that had not already been sent home. It was all dumped in a corner of my daughters’ bedrooms as the…
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 15:52

10 Good Rules To Stay Organised

I am constantly reading articles and books about organising, decluttering and sorting. Over the years I have taken what works for me and used it at work with clients and in my own home. Here in a nutshell is some of the best advice to stay organised. 10 good rules to help you stay organised: Rule 1. When in doubt, throw it out. Not sure about how you feel in that dress? Can’t make up your mind about the vase? Let…
Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:32

The Art of Letting Go

As a Professional Organiser I get to declutter spaces, pack up homes and move clients often. Whether our client is downsizing or not, we encourage a “clean out” before a move. It makes it so much easier in a new home when you only have what you need, use and love to start with. Most often there are discussions about selling or donating the items that are no long wanted. This is the story of one of those clients. Aunt…

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