Top 5 Australian Potted Native Christmas Trees

Fake Christmas trees, while initially they sound like a good idea (recycled from year to year), eventually they end up in landfill and don’t biodegrade. As these trees are also usually make in factories that produce unhealthy bi-products and use unsustainable resources the method of their creation is also an assault on the planet. Time…

Alternatives to Plastic Bags

In an effort to help us all to ‘do the right thing’, I’ve decided to uncover some simple alternatives to using plastic bags. Two of which are home-grown! It’s plastic free July! Did you know that they are estimating that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than there are fish! To…

Drying Laundry in Wet Weather

After a week or more of rain is the laundry piling up? Don’t have a dryer? Or want to save electricity? Perhaps you live in a small apartment? Let’s look at some options. Maybe you’re a rental tenant like me, and have limited options? I actually hate using dryers; I hate the way they put…

Suitcase Envy – Packing for Travel

Need to pack for a trip away and not sure where to start? Think you’ve got it worked out and then can’t close your suitcase? Packing a suitcase can be an art, but not complicated. Before you get started consider: duration away activities you will be doing while away climate at destination accommodation and whether you have…

Organising laundry on wet days

As a companion to my other article Drying Laundry In Wet Weather, this article is full of links to some great products and ideas for getting your laundry dry on continuous wet days. Most of which are available either from Australian retailers or online stores.  While I’ve only personally tried or viewed a couple of…

Pantry optimization

Why is it that the pantry often gets overwhelmed and out of control like the one in the picture? Let’s look at how best to regain control of your pantry for ultimate practicality and function. Basic Rules: The pantry is not a showpiece, don’t expect it to be. It’s meant to be functional. The pantry…

Young Picassos

“Dear Angela, My kids generate so much artwork? Can you help?” A common question. What you can count on as the years go by however, is less artwork being produced. Quality will eventually replace quantity. I find the best way to win cooperation is to make a game of the process while teaching life experiences…

C is for crafts

Depending on the type of craft you’re into, it can also be one of the most gloriously messy past-times or skill to keep organised – especially if elements are many. I know when I’m in the ‘process’ of creating, I can be messy – but savvy creatives also know that being organised, helps ‘process’ to…

Bag yourself some storage!

Need to bag some stuff? Look at these groovy new ideas! ‘B’ is for Bags and today I look at some great new incentives on the market and some new ideas for what you already have. Not only does it make sense to keep bags organised, but in a lot of cases having an organised bag…

Organised reading

Was getting yourself organised part of your New Years Resolutions? Has that ‘intention’ hit a slump? Here are a few inspiring and motivating books for you. As a professional organiser I realise that when it comes to de-cluttering and organising, some people benefit more from ‘hand’s on’ help with someone by their side, however, for…