5 Wardrobe organising tips

Second in a series of targeted quick tips. Today I look at five ways to tackle your wardrobe gremlins. 80/20 Rule Many professional organisers out there will remind you of the 80/20 rule. Basically, if you open your wardrobe doors and acknowledge that you wear 20% of your clothing 80% of the time, you will…

3 Kitchen organising tips

First in a series of targeted quick tips, today I start in the kitchen with three quick ways of getting more space out of your cupboards and pantry while tackling some frustrating problems. Plasticware If you have plastic storage containers and lids breeding in your kitchen cupboard and sprawling all over your valuable kitchen cupboard…

Autumn organising

I love this time of year. I love that the weather is cooling down, I love that the leaves change colour and I love the way life ebbs into a rhythm past all the hectic end of year festivities and sudden urgent need to set up and settle into new school and work routines. In…

My top 6 time saving tips in the craft room

As we all know time flies when we’re having fun and doing what we enjoy. If what you enjoy is your craft then here are my Top 6 tips to get more enjoyment from the time you spend in your happy place. De-clutter, Organise and have Productivity Zones: For more detailed tips on this read…

3 Groovy links for crafters

  Today I thought I’d do a quick overview of some great products  for storing craft supplies together with a few quick tips to help your crafting mojo! First Link is for Artbin which has storage solutions and cases for creative minds.  Check out the Artbin Super Satchels which come with internal compartments in a…

Studio set-up tips for 5 types of crafts

Along the theme of Craft Studios, today I aim to help you to create a space that works well for your needs and give you ideas to not only make it a practical space but one that will help to inspire your creative processes. While it would be nearly impossible to cover all types of…

Inspiring creativity in the craft room

In my line of work often is the case I will come across very clever and creative people who have either a passion and talent for a creative hobby or have opted to work from home doing their craft. Usually it is something that started small, and regardless of whether or not it continues to be something…

New ideas for suitcases & trunks

I love recycling and I love it even more when I can repurpose old things into funky, practical and useful things. In this picture is an old steamer trunk which has been in our family for decades, and you can imagine my joy when it eventually became mine. Rightly or wrongly my Dad painted it…

What to do with Lego?

Lego is still one of my favourite toys, well except when my bare foot stands on a brick … ouch! It just seems to be one of those classic toys that grown-ups can fiddle with while having a conversation with each other while playing with the kids at the same time (without your brain turning…

Are tiny apartments and houses a sign of the times?

Next time you start feeling sorry for yourself because you don’t have enough space, spare a thought for Felice Cohen, a Professional Organiser living in an 8.3 square metre room in New York’s Manhattan. For US$700/month Felice has traded lifestyle for space where neighbour’s are paying US$3000 for the same conveniences of this up-market address. Check…