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 […]

Home Schooling and Your Carbon Footprint

While home schooling is not an option for most – others may find this next question a tad controversial. Have you ever thought about the impact mainstream education has on your carbon footprint? A few years ago I worked my business around home-schooling my son, and while the business is no longer in existence … […]

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 […]

Preparing for Summer Weather Extremes

With reports in the news that fire season is already well and truly upon us in some areas of Australia, it is now, during the final months of spring that we should take the time to get ready for what promises to be a very hot and dry El Nino summer. In Brisbane of 2011 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dogs On Vacation

It’s nearly school holidays again and if you’re pet owners you may want to consider the option of taking your furry friend (or friends) with you. Here are some tips based on personal experience. Our happy dog Buddy (or Budd-oh as he is affectionately known) is on holiday with us in this photo. Pros & Cons The […]