Organisation

Hi there! Thanks for popping in today. I wrote this post some time back for Kidspot and I found it again recently so I thought I’d share it over here… If you’ve been reading my posts long enough you’ll know I am a big declutterer (that’s not a proper word haha!) and love a good clean up to get my creative juices...

My husband saw someone on tv last night who was wiping benches, sorting stuff and frantically vacuuming and he said “oh look that’s you!” I laughed because yes, I guess it was me! I don’t mind a spot of cleaning here and there. Sure, I complain about it too, but I actually don’t hate cleaning. Even better, I don’t...

I found this excerpt over the weekend on a Facebook page called becoming a minimalist. I wanted to share it with you today because I think it will resonate with a few people. I am not one to hoard or have excess clutter, but this still resonated with me. The principle being that “surfaces are not for storage” is...

EnergyAustralia asked me to contribute my top tip for moving house…. Hmmm I had to think! I have a few tips seeing as I’ve moved quite a few times. We’ve built and renovated numerous times and in doing so we’ve also had to rent while our projects are completed. Also, when I was a kid growing up my Dad was a bank manager...

On my facebook chat group last week, a friend of mine asked about power points in the new home she’s building. There was a lot of great advice over there, so I thought I’d put a blog post together to help if you’re also building (or renovating) a new house. If you think of some places power points should go then feel...

Have you been thinking about adding a simple desk space to a corner in your home, or bedroom? Today I have some ideas on how you can create your own stylish work space without needing built in cabinetry and lots of expense. Here are some pictures to inspire...

I had such a busy week. You can read about it here. Yesterday I got to spend my Saturday at home without the kids. Lucky me! I never usually miss a footy day, but sometimes you just have to take some time out. I put the day to good use though (although I did catch up on RHOM Reunion special that I had recorded shhh!)...

I’ve been meaning to cull and organise my wardrobe for months! Our wardrobe can get out of control very easily. It’s not a big space. I had to sacrifice that when we built this house because I couldn’t make it bigger due it’s position on our house block. But I was ok with that because it meant I could not hoard and I had...

January makes me want to clean and sort stuff out. I wrote a post last month on the importance of editing your home, and I am determined to stick to it. For me, less clutter and mess means a clearer mind. Some people like to go for a run – I like to clean out my fridge haha! Anyhoo, today I thought I’d put a list...

Today I want to share some ideas on why I think it’s important we edit our homes over and over… It’s a way to take stock of what you’re living amongst and it’s also a great asset to have – ie. the ability to cull and declutter. A lot of people find it very difficult to let go of stuff, and in return they rarely realise...

Recently I was asked if I’d like to review the new Dyson V6 Absolute. How could I say no? Actually I was so excited that I even rang my husband at work and texted my best friend. I have wanted one of these little fellas for AGES! I knew it was going to change my life – for reals. I get ridiculously excited about...

I’m sure you are already a fan of Mocka’s affordable lifestyle furniture and storage options, I am!  Have you seen their new Vigo Range? The sophisticated design of the Vigo Range offers neutral tones that will complement a modern, beach, Scandinavian, country or industrial style home. And they are really affordable!...

Did you know that you can use vinegar to clean just about anything in your home? It’s a handy little $2 bottle to have! Today I am going to share some ideas with you on where/how you can use vinegar… Floors Half a cup of white vinegar to a bucket of warm water. Limit its use on hardwood floors though. Windows Mix equal...

Last week I decided there was too much negative Winter air in my house. My husband rolls his eyes when I start going on about negative energy, or feng shui, or clutter. When I feel like I am in a rut, or work isn’t flowing, or I am unwell I always think the energy around me needs to change. I had a really good clean...

There’s something quite special about choosing a new diary for the up coming year don’t you think? A new year signifies new beginnings, new hopes and dreams and new goals of being more organised! And what better way to get more organised than with a brand new diary?Cult stationery brand ​An Organised Life is pleased...

Feel like a fresh new look in your home office/study nook? If you’re like me and spend a lot of time at your desk (or you need to be more productive!), then a pretty and organised space may inspire you. Here are some goodies which might brighten your space! 1. Desk // 2. Chair // 3. Succulent Wreath // 4. Peg board...

Brought to you by Officeworks. Who doesn’t love a good clean up, cull, or a spruce up? I love being productive in my home office and whilst it’s pretty new, it still ends up full of junk! I also have a corner in it which always looks horrible. Officeworks asked me if I’d like to freshen it up leading in to the new...

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Merlin. Hi there! Today I am talking about that dreaded messy part of your home – the garage! It’s a tip isn’t it? Yes, mine is too! I can never ever get it looking neat and clean. It’s usually the least looked after part of the home. I do get on Pinterest every now and then and drool over how...

[source] How’s your time management lately? Mine isn’t great. Actually it stinks. It needs a serious overhaul. I don’t know what it is… maybe it’s because the kids are back at school and the routine has been thrown around again… but I can’t get myself together hahaha!! Ok, it’s not that serious, but you...

{source} It’s the long weekend so do you have anything exciting planned? We decided not to go away this weekend, but rather stay here and potter around the house. It’s been just over 2 months since we moved in and I still have tonnes of half unpacked boxes in the garage. It’s time to sort through them. Some are going in...

{Originally written for Kidspot} Today I am tackling the kids school bags. This is a never ending saga! Where do I put them, how do I make sure the lunch boxes don’t start growing mould, how do I keep up with all the school notes? With three boys, this isn’t an easy task. They aren’t clean freaks like their mother....

Last year I wrote posts occasionally about motivation and inspiration, and this year I will be writing more of them. I don’t write them because I think my life is so awesome and yours isn’t… I write them for me too. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks thinking over stuff and I know that when the negativity sneaks in, I...

I’m lucky… I very rarely organise my own linen cupboard. My Mum does it for me! When I went to New York last year, she stayed at my house and as soon as I got home I went straight to my linen cupboard. It was perfect! That was 5 months ago. It didn’t last very long. Try as I might, I just can’t look after it. It’s a...

I thought it was about time I had a few guest posts. 🙂 Today, I give you Marissa from Beautifully Organised. I asked her to write me something that suits me… and she knows me well! I’m not a fan of cooking. This post is PERFECT for me. Shortcuts to make dinner time WAY easier. I think us Mums all have 2 things in...

I bought this folder from Kikki K earlier this year and have just become motivated enough to start filling it. My 10 year old and I sat together yesterday afternoon ripping out pictures from magazines (I am a magazine junkie!) and putting them all in their sleeves. It’s getting really exciting around here. Met with...

Thank you so much for your response yesterday to menu planning. You’ve been a great help and an inspiration. In return, I’m going to share how I get off my butt and start a menu plan for my family. It all started with a simple list of what meals I know I can make and the boys like (yes, I’m not very creative and rarely...

 How cute is this little notepad box? My Mum bought it for me. I don’t want to use it, it’s too cute!   Do you menu plan? If so, how far in advance? I am shocking at organising what we are having for dinner in advance. I always wing it. I usually decide some time around lunch what we’re having (if anything exciting and...

It all started with the new bed. Once I knew that was coming, I starting cleaning stuff and then I couldn’t stop. I did say I was ending 2011 on a clean and clutter-free note. That I am. I have pretty much been through everything in the house. Today I am sorting out everything I have in storage. You should see the...

Thanks so much to my lovely blog friends for playing along with my opinions. I had such a smile on my face and so glad some of you (Natasha) had a really good laugh at me. Was a lot of fun.Yes agreed our homes are a reflection of our personalities but sheesh there is also a whole lot of crap out there! I mean, I...

We now have another desk (aka as old bar). This is for the boys and their colouring and homework. The desk opposite is where the computer’s go.…Going for a softer look on this shelf. Previously there was lots of black and solid green. I just don’t do a lot of green very well and couldn’t handle it.…A new lamp...

I love to drool over pictures that scream “ORGANISED”. I feel kind outta control with heaps of things at the moment, so I think a good dose of getting-organised-at-home will sort me out. I think I have a crush on the media room cabinetry!Pictures abovePicturePictureThanks for following my blog and reading it via...

I bought this little book the other day. The cover was so cute! I have only flicked through it, but so far it looks so handy. This is a blurb from the website:Home Sorted! – The Book Home Sorted! covers each room of your home individually including your office and provides simple organising methods to be applied...