There are so many products on the market to kill weeds around your home. But as with most products of this nature, they are laced with toxic chemicals that are bad for the environment and for your health. So if you are fed up with wasting money on products that poison your soil and your home environment, I have a simple solution that you may like to try. [Read more…] about How to Kill Weeds Quickly and Easily without Chemicals
When it comes to kitchen appliances, the toaster is one of those ‘must have’ items in any family home. Can you imagine preparing breakfast for the family without it? But as handy as it is, there is one aspect of the toaster that really drives me nuts. The crumbs!! No matter how often I clean the internal tray, how gently I lift it or how carefully I use it, there is always a trail of crumbs left behind. And cleaning crumbs is a nightmare, they fall on the ground, they get stuck in gaps and just when you thought you had them all, you find more! But there is a solution and it is pretty simple. [Read more…] about A Simple Way to Minimise Messy Toaster Crumbs
How often do you go to turn a light switch on in your home and select the wrong switch? When there are multiple switches to choose from, I always seem to flick the wrong one. Even after living in a home for multiple years, it doesn’t get any easier. I have no idea why, it just seems to be one of those twilight zone occurrences. But rather than continually getting frustrated at it, I came up with a very simple solution. [Read more…] about Create User Friendly Light Switches with this Simple Idea
The utensil drawer is probably the most difficult space in the kitchen to keep organised. There are so many objects of different shapes and sizes, that not only are they difficult to store together, it can make it almost impossible to find what you are looking for.
The most common solution to this dilemma is to install drawer dividers. Allowing the space to be divided assists with storing items by size, which works well for a while, but eventually with the entire family using this drawer, items are moved into random places and the frustration in finding items, especially small ones, returns. But there is another solution that I find works a treat. [Read more…] about Never Misplace a Utensil with this Simple Idea
Sachet packets are notoriously difficult to organise in the pantry. They don’t tend to sit well on their own and if they are really small packets, lying them flat makes them almost impossible to see at a glance. The most common solution is to place them in a basket, which is a great way to prevent the dreaded slip and slide act they love to perform. But even in a basket, packets get mixed up when you are rummaging through trying to find the one you want. And how many times have you grabbed a packet, only to find that it has passed its use by date? Frustrating!! [Read more…] about A Simple Way to Organise Sachet Packets
We all have our own unique way of stacking dishes in the dishwasher. But have you ever considered whether your method is the most efficient? For many of us, it is simply a matter of making everything fit. Getting the dishes clean is our main priority, but at what cost? Running dishwashers frequently has a dollar value. Not only in water, power and detergent, but the wear and tear on the dishwasher. What if there was a way to not only increase, but possibly double the capacity of your dishwasher, would you do it? [Read more…] about How to Maximise the Space in your Dishwasher
If you ever find yourself dreading the laundry, you need to ask yourself why? Why does such a simple task of throwing clothes into a machine, cause such angst. Well for most of us it is the time that it takes. Firstly, we have to collect the clothes, then we have to sort into categories, then it goes into the machine to wash, then we have to peg it out, then we have to bring it in, then finally we have to fold and put the items away. But what if there was a way to simplify the process? What if there was a way to make just one step easier? Well there is. [Read more…] about A Simple Laundry Tip Guaranteed to Save you Time
If you have ever thought of hiring a professional organiser but talked yourself out of it because you couldn’t justify the expense, it required too much of your time or raised feelings of embarrassment and self-doubt, I urge you to think again.
How often do you have a declutter session in your home? Do your sessions consist of moving things to other places, throwing things out, storing things away and having just a general clean out? This method usually results in repeat sessions weekly, monthly, yearly and so the cycle continues. This method does not stop clutter from returning in the future. A professional organiser can teach you all the necessary skills you need that will allow you to declutter for good!
I was recently contacted by a client that achieved the most amazing results from just one declutter session. Her results were so remarkable, I wanted to share her story with you. I hope that you find it inspiring and maybe pick up a few tips along the way. [Read more…] about How a Simple Wardrobe Makeover Changed a Life
If you dream of having a clutter free home, but feel overwhelmed at the mere thought of where to begin, here are a few simple tips to get you started:
1. Start with one space
If you have been thinking of decluttering your home for a while, but find the thought of where to begin too overwhelming, my advice is to start with one space. It doesn’t have to be an entire room, in fact a small space like a cupboard, is a perfect place to start. You might even find it helpful to divide your rooms into smaller spaces. Chipping away at your clutter one small space at a time.
2. Create a vision for the space
How do you want this space to look and function at the end of the decluttering process? Having a vision is a great tool to help you identify which items to keep and which ones you can live without. It can also be helpful to write down your vision in dot points so that you don’t lose focus along the way. [Read more…] about 5 Steps to a Clutter Free Home