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…

Home libraries

  Believe it or not there are several ways to get your reading material in order, and make them a decorative feature at the same time. When wandering through your local library, you’ll know that books are stored and organised to a set of rules. They may be ‘filed’ according to the Dewey Decimal System…

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…

Creative organising

There are hidden storage solutions already in your home waiting to be utilised! Let’s dig them out and get creative. I recently saw a cute little idea on Pinterest which I’ve adapted for use at my place. Yep, that’s it in the picture on the left there. Especially useful for when you’re not feeling the…

Entry drop zone make-over

Do you need to reclaim your dining table, kitchen bench, sideboard or hall table? Do you find it is the first and easiest drop zone when everyone comes home? Are these surfaces like clutter magnets that are never clear and the pile just grows? Maybe what you need to do is observe what gets dumped…

Photographic memories

Whether handed down to you in sepia tones from generations past, or accumulated over the years in printed or digital form, photos can prove to be an organising challenge. Without getting too technical on the safest ways to store your precious memories, today I will briefly focus on how to ‘sort’ photos cohesively. I’m also…

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…

Organising with retro style!

Want to really put some punch into organising your home and love Retro styling? Here’s an article geared for you. What is the definition of Retro when we think in terms of decor? Well according to Wikipedia “Retro is a culturally outdated or aged style, trend, mode, or fashion, from the overall postmodern past, that…