PRODUCT REVIEW :: Hook-over Hanger - PLUS GIVEAWAY!

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on September 25, 2013

I first came across these hangers when I was looking for a solution for one of my clients. Most of you know I strongly believe that every person has a unique organising personality, and one of the most important parts of my job is to help a family full of different personalities find solutions to suit them all. This particular client had a young daughter who thought very differently to the rest of...

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HOW TO :: Avoid post-holiday chaos (and blues!)

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on September 18, 2013

Yes I have already done a 'HOW TO' post this month, but I decided to give you two for the price of one as school holidays are almost upon us! This post is actually Part B to my previous post on how to be better prepared for a family road trip, but applies to any kind of travel - business, pleasure, plane, train or automobile.

One of the biggest contributors to post-holiday blues is coming back to...

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HOW TO :: Be better prepared for a family road trip

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on September 11, 2013

School holidays are just around the corner, and if yours is one of the lucky families planning a road trip, then these tips are just for you! Whether you are just taking a quick day trip, or heading off for a couple of weeks, better preparation and less stress will make for a much happier family experience.


family holiday, family travel, planning, being prepared, organised, time management

The key is not having a rigid schedule and trying to ensure nothing can go wrong – rather...

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Neat vs Organised

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on September 03, 2013

Spring is here! Yippee!! And with Spring comes a surge of motivation for people to Spring Clean and organise their homes. Here is a little nugget of advice - have a realistic expectation of what you are trying to achieve.

spring, spring clean, spring cleaning, getting organised, declutter, decluttering

One of the comments I hear the most from people when I tell them what I do for a living is "your house must be beautiful / perfect / look like a show home", to which I always...

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PRODUCT REVIEW :: 'Rokii' from Bower & Beyond

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on August 27, 2013

I had the pleasure of going to Kids In Style for the first time this year, and discovered all sorts of fabulous new products. Today I would like to introduce you to my favourite find - 'rokii' from Bower&Beyond.

I love this product so much I even contemplated having another baby just so that I could buy one of them! It's everything you could ever want in a piece of baby gear: versatile, adjustable,...

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HOW TO :: 5 Little tasks to make a Big difference

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on August 19, 2013

I am very pleased to introduce a new monthly feature called "HOW TO". Each month I am going to do a post on something quick, easy and cheap (usually free) that you can do to get more organised. This first one is about 5 little things you can do to make a big difference, and hopefully the results will motivate you to do more than 5 things!

declutter, decluttering, organising, get organised, routine, time management

Start by doing one of each - it should take you about 5...

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It's all about boundaries

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on August 11, 2013

I have concluded, based on my experience with many different clients over the last 2 and a half years, that being disorganised is all about boundaries - either not establishing them when there are none, or not respecting them when there are.

Think about a wardrobe - it is a specific fixed size, with it's physical structure setting the boundaries. If it was designed to comfortably accommodate 20...

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Information Overload

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on August 04, 2013

I have just returned from 4 very busy days at our annual AAPO conference, immediately followed by a day at the Kids in Style / Life in Style trade expo. I'm not going to lie - my brain hurts and I'm exhausted!

I absolutely loved the conference! I was on the committee which organised it so it was great to see all our hard work come to fruition, and I also presented for the first time at the...

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Good News and Giveaway!

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on July 27, 2013

I'm not going to hide it - this post is nothing but a shameless plug for my new book "Preparing your home and life for baby" ;-)

It has been on my wishlist for some time, so writing my first book has been a fantastic experience and achievement for me. I'm sure you can understand my excitement and desire to share it with you all! This is the first of a series of four books I am busy with:

  1. Preparing...

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So what exactly is a Baby Planner?

By Bev - Home And Life Organising
on July 19, 2013

Most people get "professional organiser", but "baby planner" still manages to get a lot of quizzical looks.
The most obvious comparison to make is with a wedding planner - someone who helps you plan and prepare for something specific. But unlike a wedding planner, a baby planner is not helping you plan and prepare for one significant event, but a significant and complete life change.

There is of...

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