Do the 30 Day ‘Let It Go Challenge’

I’ve just finished reading a book by Gail Blanke entitled Throw Out Fifty Things, which I can highly recommend! These 50 things can be objects, habits or anything else having a negative impact on your life and your surroundings. The catch? When it comes to objects, a cluster of worn down pencils, or a bunch of biros that […]

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 […]

Put it away, Put it away NOW!

This is the song we sing after Deck The Halls! Today I’ve put together a quick run-down of great ideas on how to pack your Christmas ornaments, lights, trees and wrap ready for next year and a basic checklist to help prepare you for next Christmas. Step 1: Take down all the decorations from around […]

Buy Nothing Day – Will You?

“Buy Nothing Day” usually lands on the last weekend of November each year. In Australia each October we have ‘Buy Nothing Month,’ however internationally in November ‘Buy Nothing Day‘ has become the ‘thing’ you hear more about and for some reason, North America usually celebrates it a day earlier in November than the rest of the […]

Kick it To the Kerb

Depending on where you are on the Gold Coast (as in what Division), this is the time of the year when the words “kick it to the kerb” takes on a whole new meaning. A few years ago during a council kerbside collection week in my district on one weekend many of my neighbours, and […]

The Big Move

Yay! The house is sold, or you’ve finally found that rental. Suddenly feeling overwhelmed? Here are some quick tips to help you plan for your removalist. Allow at least 4-6 weeks and use every ounce of spare time to work towards moving day. Next, really assess your new home, if possible take a tape measure […]

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 […]

What makes things valuable?

Often it’s hard to decide whether to let go of something in case it may worth something more than sentimental value. Firstly, I don’t claim to be an expert in this field although I do have conversations with valuers from time to time who have given me some basic guidelines to help me know when […]

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 […]

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 […]