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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GUEST POST :: 10 Tips to make plane travel with kids easier

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on November 28, 2013

There is no denying that travelling with young kids is... well, "interesting", especially long haul flights! Following on from my post a couple of months ago on being better prepared for family road trips, today I am pleased to bring you 10 great tips from Kim Salter - Personal Travel Manager and accredited Travel with Kidzconsultant on being better prepared for plane travel. (You can read more...

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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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Going with the flow for organising success

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on October 30, 2013

If you have ever tried to set up routines or organising systems in your home, but given up on them shortly after because they just don't work, or feel like waaaay too much hard work, then this post is for you!

Organising Style


I really believe that everyone has their own organising style which is as unique as their personality. What you like to do, how you think, the way you process and store...

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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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101 Uses for Command Hooks

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on October 09, 2013

Being a renter, I have always relied on my trusty 3M hooks and picture mounting strips. But then through the wonders of Pinterest I discovered all sorts of creative ways to use them - from storing pot lids to hanging curtain rods, and everything in between, and subsequently I use them a lot with my clients. (Here is a little Professional Organiser's secret...Ssshhhh don't tell anyone I told you!...

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How to Detox Your Home in 4 Easy Steps

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on October 02, 2013

This week I am thrilled to have Pearl from Resparkle as my first guest post. Enjoy!






Ok so perhaps you've embraced the organic lifestyle, an avid juicer or now a gym bunny, but do you still find yourself struggling with brain fog, sleeplessness or suffer from sensitive skin/sinuses? The culprit could be the quality of indoor air you breathe daily. Yes, indoor air is among the top 5 environmental...

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