3 Little Organising Secrets for new mums

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on September 14, 2014

Having a baby is definitely one of the biggest life changes we experience. Everything we know about how to manage our time and space seems to go out the window, and we can be left feeling overwhelmed with unfamiliar chaos. (This was certainly my experience - and the main reason I chose to work with expecting mums and young families!)

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As I say to all my clients, regardless of their life stage -...

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Why "In-trays" are the enemy!

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on August 28, 2014

Recently there was an advert on TV for a large office supply retailer which said "Get your office organised with these stackable in-trays", and I would cringe every time I saw it! 99% of the time, in-trays are part of the problem, NOT the solution, and it is very rare to come across people who are using in-trays effectively.

This is the reality of in-trays...
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Look familiar?

In my opinion, the only...

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My Top 5 Tips for Effective Decluttering

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on March 05, 2014

As promised previously in my Top 5 tips for effective storage, today I bring you my Top 5 tips for decluttering. Remember my definition of why clutter exists in the first place?

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Therefore - in order to DEclutter, we need to address the decision AND action parts to make progress.

#1 Have a vision


Clearly define your end goal and desired result, so that you can go back to that vision to refocus and...

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HOW TO :: Create your Home Command Centre in 3 Easy Steps

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on February 09, 2014

School is back, swimming and cricket start next week, and forms and dates to remember are flooding in from all directions. Sound familiar? This could easily get overwhelming and out of control, if it were not for my trusty Home Command Centre - aka drop zone; launch pad; flight deck... there are many different things to call it - basically, the one central point in my home where I can manage my...

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My Top 5 Tips for Effective Storage

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on December 06, 2013

So many of my clients have an issue with storage, and more specifically knowing how to use it efficiently, so today I'll be sharing some basic principals for maximising the usefulness and accessibility of storage spaces - whether you have plenty of them or hardly any.
(If your problem is having too much stuff to fit into your storage space - then tune in next month for my top tips on decluttering!)

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PRODUCT REVIEW :: School Term Planner

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on November 20, 2013

As if the "silly season" is not enough to deal with on its own, we also have to start thinking about planning for the new year which is rapidly approaching. There's next year's school book orders, signing up for January holiday club, enrolling in sports clubs / dance classes for Term 1, and so on. If you have a bunch of different people and activities to keep track of, I can highly recommend the...

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HOW TO :: Get a handle on your handbag

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on November 13, 2013

This past Friday I attended a Breast Cancer Fundraising Dinner hosted by the lovely Doan from Little Organics and Gluten Free Wagon. I did a little presentation on being organised with the ladies, and started with a fun game of 'Handbag Bingo' (which isn't really a thing, I just made it up!!). I got a lot of positive feedback about the game - the ladies loved it and it was a fun way to get the...

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HOW TO :: Plan the Perfect Party + Giveaway!

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on November 07, 2013

This week I am writing a bit of a personal post for a change. We have just had our son's birthday party, which was a huge success - even if I do say so myself! I love doing themed birthday parties for my boy, and of course, I love all the planning and preparing. I am not much of a baker however. My son's birthday is pretty much the only time of the year when I make that much effort in the kitchen!...

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Why organising is good for the environment

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on October 23, 2013

Last week I had the unexpected pleasure of being invited to speak at the SUSTAIN Show, as another speaker had to pull out at the last minute. The title of my presentation was "Decluttering your way to a healthier home, life, and mind". I believe living an organised life has a direct benefit on our internal environment (body and mind) and external environment (home, work place, and global...

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HOW TO :: 10 Week Christmas Countdown

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on October 16, 2013

Yes, it's true. Only 10 weeks to Christmas. If running around from one shop to the next with crowds of other frantic people is not your idea of fun, then try this rather...

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Obviously the amount of planning required will depend on how you typically celebrate Christmas - is it a large family feast, or a small low key gathering? Perhaps it's multiple events with different groups of people? In our...

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