Simple Tips to Help you Tackle your Never-ending “To Do” List …

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  Recently I shared a fabulous “To Do” list that you can download ABSOLUTELY FREE.  It’s the one I use every day to help keep me organised and on track.  I’ve created 2 different versions so you can choose the one you prefer:             Having a list is a great step towards getting organised but here are some other simple tips and tricks that will have you ticking off the items you’ve listed quickly and easily:   Prioritise your list and do the worst/hardest stuff first.  Work out … read more

Let’s Get Stuff Done … My Daily “To Do” List …

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    For most people, life is very busy and it seems that, no matter how many hours there are in every day, there’s never enough time to get everything done.  But one thing I do every day to help keep me on track is to start with a “To Do” List.   Having a list helps me remember everything I’d like to accomplish and gives me the opportunity to prioritise, plan and organise my day.  So here are some things I do or consider when creating my list:   I write my “To Do” list the night before.  It only takes 5 – 10 minutes and, with everyone … read more

Back to School Checklist …

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  Returning to school after the holidays can be a really busy time with so much to remember and even more to actually do.  It can bring a whole range of emotions … it’s an exciting time for most but it can also be a very stressful time for Mums and Dads as you prepare your child and all their needs.   If you’re not careful, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and then forget something important. So I’ve created a FREE “Back to School” Checklist for you to download and help you stay on track. It lists most of the common things you will need to consider when … read more

Tips for Organising and Storing Christmas Decorations …

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  Christmas decorations can be a real challenge to store because they come in so many different shapes and sizes and won’t necessarily fit together like a neat puzzle.  This year I decided it was time for me to review and revamp my decoration storage.  I normally take my tree down on New Years Day but this year I’ve decided to take my time and really put some thought and effort into organising and storing my decorations. Every task starts with a goal and my main goal is to store everything relevant to Christmas in the least amount of space, keep it all together … read more

10 Essential Tips for Keeping your Fridge Tidy and Organised …

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      I’m usually quite organised but even my fridge can end up looking overloaded and a bit of a jumbled mess from time to time.  My kids are the worst culprits and seem to open the door and just put stuff back anywhere.   Just like other areas of the home, however, there are some significant benefits to having the fridge tidy and organised:   Visibility is improved and food items are easier to find   Food wastage is reduced which in turn saves money   Leftovers are more likely to be used … read more

Tips for Choosing a Diary or Planner you’ll be Happy With …

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  Around about this time every year I start looking for a new diary for myself for next year.  I like a good, old-fashioned diary that I can carry in my handbag to help me be organised and remind me of all the things I need to remember.  I personally prefer this to using my phone as I find it easier being able to open it up and see everything laid out … and also because technology and I don't always get along!   Before I head to the shops, the first thing I do is take a few minutes to consider the diary I’ve been using and think about what I like and don’t … read more

How I’ve Organised my Kitchen Pantry …

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  Last month, I shared some simple tips that would be helpful if you were organising your pantry.  There's some great ideas so if you would like to read more, just click here.   My pantry has always been quite well organised but recently I decided it was due for an overhaul after I fell in love with some gorgeous red wire baskets, which I picked up for next to nothing in the Boxing Day Sales. I like to review my pantry at least once a year, as I’m always looking to improve things and my new baskets provided the perfect excuse! As my family's needs change, … read more

Simple Tips to Help you Organise the Kitchen Pantry …

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  The pantry is one of the largest cupboards in the average home which also means it has the greatest potential to be the most disorganised. But because we can spend a lot of time in the kitchen and need to access things from the pantry several times a day, it’s important that it’s well organised and efficient so we can find things quickly and easily.   These are the four main reasons why I work hard to keep my pantry organised:   It saves money … if everything is easy to see, it means I won’t double up and buy duplicates of things I already … read more

Let’s Get Stuff Done … Simple, Practical Time Management Tips for Busy Mums (or anyone with too much to do) …

Let’s Get Stuff Done … Simple, Practical Time Management Tips for Busy Mums (or anyone with too much to do)

  If you’re anything like me, life just seems to get busier and busier.  There always seems to be so much to do and it can be really hard juggling a house, kids, work, and the million and one other things that place demands on our time.  But rather than feel overwhelmed, here are some simple techniques you can use to turn busy into productive:   Use a Calendar/Diary.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s an old-fashioned diary that you carry in your handbag or an electronic version like Outlook or an App on your phone … find one that works for you and use it. … read more

You’ve Got Mail … Creating a Place to Store & Organise your Mail …

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  Do you have a system for storing and organising your mail or does it go something like this? You arrive home either at the end of the working day or after school pick up and grab your mail from the letterbox. You head inside, flicking though your mail as you go to see if anything grabs your attention. You might open one or two envelopes (and groan when you see it’s a bill) and then you dump the mail. It could be on the hall table, maybe the dining room table or your mail might even make it as far as the kitchen bench.   I can definitely relate to that … read more

Simple Tips to Help Organise Makeup, Skincare and Hair Products when you Travel …

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  I usually find myself on a plane at least half a dozen times a year including visits to see family and friends interstate, business trips or a conference accompanying my hubby and the occasional holiday. I've learned a few tricks that ensure I travel with only the minimum makeup, skincare and hair products that I can get away with.  I'm keenly aware of the size and weight of those items so I try to reduce what I have to pack and carry ... after all, the less room they take up, the more space I have for my shopping.   So, here we go:   Find … read more

Simple Ideas to Reduce the Amount of Time you Spend “ON HOLD” on the Phone …

Simple Ideas to Reduce the Amount of Time you Spend “ON HOLD” on the Phone

  It drives me crazy the amount of time I sometimes have to spend on the phone. It doesn’t seem to matter what organisation I call these days, I inevitably end up being put on hold … and sometimes for what seems like forever! I’ve spent so long in some phone queues that I’ve seriously wondered if I’ll age another year before the call gets answered. And, while I know that’s not true, I do enjoy the occasional moment of self-pity and melodrama.   I can’t decide whether it’s the time wasted that frustrates me the most or having to listen to some pretty awful … read more

Simple Ideas for Organising Plastic Cards in Your Wallet, Purse or Handbag …

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  I really do miss the days when my wallet only held money and maybe 2 or 3 plastic cards! Now when most people open their purses or wallets they seem overloaded with plastic cards of all kinds. There’s Library cards, Credit Cards, EFTPOS cards, Store Cards, Loyalty Cards, Gift Cards, Reward for Purchase Cards, Membership Cards and the list goes on.   So if your purse or wallet is groaning under the weight of all these cards and splitting at the seams, here are a couple of tips and suggestions:   Start by decluttering … empty your wallet/purse … read more

When Guests/Visitors Come to Stay …

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  I’m lucky enough to travel a bit throughout the year. We usually venture overseas for either a holiday, business trip or a conference and we try to sneak away when we can for long weekends.   It’s always exciting to check into a hotel, particularly if it’s somewhere we haven’t stayed before, and I always feel a sense of anticipation when I insert the room key and open the door for the very first time. I’m rarely disappointed because we do a fair bit of research before booking and rely heavily on sites like Trip Advisor for recommendations and advice from … read more

How many Coffee Mugs are too many? Decluttering and Organising Coffee Mugs and Glasses …

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  Isn’t it amazing how some things accumulate without us even realising it! I’m pretty organised and generally feel in control of clutter but I was a little alarmed on the weekend, when I noticed the number of coffee mugs and glasses we had. I was really surprised that I hadn’t noticed before!   Mugs and glasses were everywhere:   one shelf of an overhead cupboard stored our everyday mugs and glasses   another shelf in a different overhead cupboard stored another 12 white coffee mugs that matched my dinner set (but were never used) … read more