Wednesday, 03 April 2019 12:29

Your Waste. Your Problem.

Your waste is your problem

Have you ever stopped to think about how much rubbish you and your family throw away each week?

Or why we need to stop throwing so much away?

Do you even know where your waste goes to or what counts as waste?

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 08:18

Moving house, moving pets

Moving house, moving pets

A big part of my work at All Sorted is moving people from one place to another. Some moves are happy moves, with good and welcome changes. Some are not so happy, usually done out of necessity. Either way, moving house can be challenging and stressful for most. It’s a time of change and transition, with lots of anxiety and activity thrown into the mix.

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 BEING ORGANISED MEAN?

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 would love to know that the article inspired you to get sorted too!

Click here to view the pdf

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 list, ‘things to take with us’ list, and the ‘what to do before we go’ list! Probably the most important list was my PRE-holiday checklist if we didn’t have people staying in our home while we were away.

So, this is my pre-holiday checklist:

  • Trim lawn and tidy garden just before you go
  • Leave keys and contact details with someone nearby
  • Check all taps to ensure no dripping
  • Ask someone to collect post
  • Cancel newspaper
  • Switch off geyser
  • Unplug all electronic equipment
  • Empty bins
  • Clear out fridge and freezer and leave clean
  • Set timers for lights if you can
  • Ask a neighbour to pop in and open windows and curtains periodically

All your lists are ticked, your bags are packed, and you are ready to go! Relax and have a great holiday!

Do you have any more suggestions? It would be great to improve on the list!

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 of the time it seems like a lot!

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