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 […]

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 […]

Earth Hour: Switch Off at 8:30PM!

Once again tonight at 8:30pm it will be time to turn off our lights and powerpoints for Earth Hour.   Back in 2007  when WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Australia encouraged Sydney-siders to show their commitment towards climate change action 2.2 million people and 2100 businesses participated. It has now become a worldwide phenomenon where more than 162 countries and over 7000 cities and towns participate […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rebuilding Lost Memories

I often talk about honouring the physical things we treasure, by displaying or storing precious items in a way that will keep them in the best condition possible for generations to come. If ever there was a time to be reminded of why, then surely the natural disasters many of us have witnessed via the […]

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 […]

Refrigerator Hygiene & Efficiency

When groceries and power bills are getting more expensive, it makes sense to try and preserve food for as long as possible and make sure our fridges are working efficiently. Believe it or not there is a right and a wrong way in terms of fridge shelf hierarchy. So let’s start with a run down […]

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 […]

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 […]