Clutter Control and Our Emotions

Ever heard yourself saying any of the following? “I feel so bogged down” “I don’t know where to start” “I feel like I am suffocating” “I’m so confused” “I don’t know how it got like this” “I am overwhelmed” “It’s hopeless, every time I get rid of it, it comes back” “I can’t get rid…

I’ll procrastinate about this tomorrow

C’mon who out there is brave enough to put up their hand and shout proudly –  “At times I’m guilty of procrastination!” I reckon we’re all guilty of it from time to time, even the goody-goodies. No doubt there are many experts out there at this very moment writing on this one, (probably using it…

Speed up your cleaning

  It’s usually a major surprise to clients that once the clutter is removed and order returned, cleaning becomes less of a chore and usually done faster once maintained regularly. 6 key reasons why regular cleaning is important: 1) Dusting: good for maintaining health, especially those who suffer asthma or respiratory problems. It helps treasured…

Beating the clock

Everyday we run for our lives through responsibilities and seemingly never-ending ‘to-do’ lists. Not enough can be said about having starting blocks. Seriously, think about it. When an athlete is about to run that 200M sprint, he’s hyped up yet focused on the task ahead and he gets his start from well-placed blocks on which…

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…

Addiction vs time

What does addiction have to do with being organised? A whole lot, read on. Today I thought I’d look at Addiction and how the seemingly harmless things in our lives can eat away at our time. Television I do know of people who actually plan their days around certain television programs. Even with the introduction…

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…

Chop! Chop! Reducing mammoth tasks

Yummmmm … nothing like a slice of yummy chocolate cake, but wouldn’t you rather have the whole thing?  I’ve had a few friends of late comment on how some things never get done. One friend wrote recently that they had devoted a chunk of time to sorting the photos on their hard drive and after…

E is for electronic organising & emails

I recently put a shout out on my Facebook page for an organising topic starting with E. From this I received the words Emails, Electronics and Energy. So because I believe energy is required for both emails and organising electronics, I thought doing a quickie on the first two ideas would relieve some brain drain…

Left brained or right brained?

I subscribe to a few RSS feeds and one of my favourites is Real Simple. Recently Deb Schwartz did a great article about Organizing for Your Personality, which looks at how some people are more ‘left brained’ when it came to organising themselves while others (like me) are more ‘right brained’ organisers. Deb includes a…