Not quite 365 practical ways to make a difference, but almost Years ago I read a book by Joanna Yarrow called HOW TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT. I found it very informative and in my normal fashion made notes as I went along.
Monday, 25 February 2019 10:32

These are Mom’s memories, not mine!

These are Mom’s memories, not mine! Recently my siblings and I moved my mom into a small room in a lovely retirement home.
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 11:15

Baby steps to a sustainable lifestyle

I say baby steps, because that’s how it starts! I follow several zero waste bloggers and am constantly inspired by them on my own, slow journey to a waste-less lifestyle. I say slow because it has taken years, starting with recycling newspapers at my daughter’s school 25 years ago.
Thursday, 14 February 2019 07:53


What does it actually mean? organised ADJECTIVE   1. Arranged or structured in a systematic way.  1.1 Able to plan one's activities efficiently.   Being organised is not the same as being tidy – but rather being able to find things in the least amount of time.
For those of you who missed it, this is an organising article that appeared in the June issue of Garden and Home magazine. I had such fun with a colleague, Saskia Wild and the Garden and Home team in the home of a lovely client. It’s exciting to show off what can be done with a little bit of sorting, decluttering and organising! I hope you enjoy reading the article as much as we enjoying putting it together. Even more, I…
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 05:58


30 days to Christmas and the silly season is upon us! A month ago, I wrote about preparing and planning well in advance. Here we are 30 days later and you might not have all your ducks in a row yet! I thought you might like some more ideas on how to enjoy your festive season. Here is a 4-step plan that will help you go from stressful and anxious to stress less and relaxed this year. Step one: Think,…
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…

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