Organizing

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 08:14

7 Simple Tips to Reduce Your Housework

Does housework or work around the house feel never-ending? Do you feel that you never get on top of the chores? Take a look at my own tried and tested tips to save time for the good things in life...
Moving house is a stressful time! So once you have made the decision to move, take time to think about everything that needs to get done before the moving truck arrives. Make lists and have a schedule of all the things that need doing and by when. To help you with this process here is a schedule I share with clients to help them make this transition as easy as possible.
Thursday, 04 July 2019 07:09

Clutter Caused by Guilt & Nostalgia

In the course of my work I find many of my clients struggle with family heirlooms, old family photographs, unwanted gifts and nostalgia in general. This article I wrote a few years ago could help you and your loved ones through the difficult decisions regarding letting go of family history and memorabilia.
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:48

Let the past go and focus on the future

Years ago, right at the beginning of my career as a Professional Organiser, I started a list of things I came across while helping people declutter, downsize and move on. Things that meant something at some point in their lives, but things that were holding them back from a new chapter:
“I can’t believe there are so many” came the plaintive cry from my client. We were dealing with her collection of owls - at least 300 of them! They were everywhere - on bookshelves and countertops, in the bathroom and kitchen and outdoors, some packed away in cupboards and others hidden behind stuff. I had rounded them all up and displayed them on the dining room table, so that decisions could be made on what to keep and what to…
Tuesday, 04 June 2019 13:45

Retirement & Downscaling Tips

"Remember the end goal!" I said that more than a few times today as I worked with a client struggling with the process of downsizing. "Remember the end goal - a warm uncluttered space, with your treasures and most loved possessions. A home you will feel comfortable in" Do you know someone struggling to downsize? Here are some tips I use to help! 
Tuesday, 04 December 2018 20:23

All my bags are packed, and I’m ready to go

We are staying home this December but we used to go away every year at Christmas while our girls were growing up. We had a cottage at the sea, and would spend the holidays there. In the early days we would need to do a big shop here before we left, and ensure we had everything we needed. I had lists (I love my lists) to make it easier to organise and ensure we didn’t forget anything. Packing list, shopping…
Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:10

Pack light, pack right, travel easy!!

Our youngest daughter moved out at the beginning of 2018, which left my husband and I and our 2 dogs rattling around in our family home. We took the opportunity to do some minor changes to our extra space and now rent it out as a holiday flat. We have had lovely people come to stay, some for a few days and others just overnight. The one thing I notice is the amount of luggage they bring with them. Most…
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 06:46

1,2,3,4,5 Gift Giving Ideas With a Difference

gift  NOUN: 1. A thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present. 1.1 An act of giving something as a present. VERB:  [WITH OBJECT]  1. Give (something) as a gift. ‘1.1 Present (someone) with a gift or gifts. I love gifts. I love giving gifts. I love receiving gifts. I love the anticipation and the excitement gifts illicit. The joy of a gift given with love. The thrill of a gift received with a smile. I think we all love gifts, and…

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