However much I love to live in an organised home (for so many reasons!) I am only human, and I tend to run a mile if anything takes too much time or effort on my part to do (see my “Why organised people are lazy” post from a while ago) – however good it looks!
Making it as easy as possible should be your number one priority when thinking about the how and where of storage in your home – and this is the reason why…. The need drives you on… When you set out to get a space organised, it’s usually because there is an issue in that […]
I often get asked whether there is a secret formula as to how to organise your life. If there is a simple answer to being organised and staying organised. Unfortunately there isn’t some quick fix or easy remedy to get things sorted, but there are key things that really make all the difference if you […]
Have you ever wondered why some people are more organised than others? Why they seem to get everything done without breaking a sweat each day? This post aims to help identify what daily habits organised people do that help them to be in control of their time, their homes, and their lives. Hopefully there are […]
I love reading about getting organised. Getting lots of different peoples perspectives can be really refreshing and I always end up learning something new that I can put to use in my own home which is a bonus! I wanted to share some of my favourite organising books with you that I have in my […]
Are you a perfectionist? This post is all about trying to aim for perfect and how this can work against you in your life if you’re not careful. As a “recovering perfectionist” myself this is something very close to my heart, so I hope that if this rings true for you, these words help you […]
This post is all about planning – why planning isn’t a dirty word, and how it can really help to create less stress and more productivity in your daily routines. It can help you to embrace planning and create plans that work for you so you can live a life a little more stress free.
Following on from part 1 earlier this week, here’s the second and final installment of organising tips for you to take a look at. As with the other set, there are LOADS here, so feel free to have a read and see which ones take your fancy first. Getting organised is all about doing what […]
This blog is, (as you’d expect!), packed full of organising tips for every different area of home and life – so I thought it was about time I put together a list of all these tips so that you can dip in and out of them whenever you want to try something new, or need […]
Christmas and its excesses are over, and now is the most logical time in many peoples eyes to start a new you, a new life, or a new hobby. Its time to get fit and healthy, and become exactly who you want to be….. right? Well, I do think of this time of year in […]
New Year resolutions aren’t for everyone. If you ask most people come February they will say that they have let their New Year resolutions drift, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are two reasons I think its great to set New Year resolutions.
This is the post to read if you want to get any space/room/area in your home organised once and for all. It answers the question of how to successfully organise anything in your home with an easy to follow 4 step process, which I hope really helps you to get anything you want organised! So […]
Planning what goes where in your home, whatever its size or shape, will ensure that it works for everyone who lives there – and the lives that they lead. It is also key to having a more organised home, and therefore a more organised life. If you know where things live in your house, then […]
It’s all very well thinking about getting more organised, but when it comes to actually getting started – where should you start?
So many of us strive for a perfectly organised home – but do any of us know what that really looks like? It’s really hard to describe!
Having things that we love around our home is one of the pleasures of life, but saving them for best only is one of the few mistakes that I think we are all making to some extent in our lives.
Have you found loads of information and books on organising, but just not known what to do about it all? There is so much out there on how to do this and that, and what works for people. But you need to know (especially when it comes to getting organised!) how to quickly and easily […]
I was recently asked on my Facebook page a great question by a reader – and that was whether a maybe pile was OK to have when decluttering your home. When I wrote the post about how to declutter your home, and gave you the free category printables so that it made sorting your stuff […]
When it comes to household chores, we all have our own way of ensuring they get done:- Dividing tasks equally between the adults in the house / Giving children age-specific jobs / Doing everything yourself / Doing what you can on a day to day basis – everyone mucking in / Getting someone in to […]
I often write posts about getting my own home organised – and as a result use products that I truly think help and make all the difference. These are the products that I use frequently, or have used in the past and love. Because of this, some people started to ask me to put it […]
Have you ever wondered why some things seem to stay organised when others just refuse?! The more stubborn to keep organised items are usually things that you also use more often, and therefore have more need to be organised. SO frustrating!
You can live with systems that aren’t working because you are used to them and have often found workarounds that will suffice. You may barely even realise that theres an issue anymore – so deeply ingrained is your way of doing things. The problem is that some things that could be done more easily and […]
I was at the gym the other week, as usual, and while I was putting everything into a locker, the last thing I always do is grab a routine list from my bag. I have several different routines that focus on different things, and I try and change them around frequently so I don’t get […]
Thanks so much for getting in touch, its good to hear from you , and I’m so sorry that you are feeling this way about your home. I think it may be a mix of a couple of reasons – overwhelm and procrastination. When your home feels out of control its really hard to decide […]
Have you ever heard of the phrase “shaving your yak”? I know I hadn’t until a few years back, when I was introduced to the concept via Seth Godins blog post on the subject when at work. It has stayed with me all this time, as its such a funny phrase, but because of this […]
Of all the questions I get asked, this one is one of those that crop up again and again – and thats a time and task management conundrum. Whats the best approach to tackle things I have to and want to do? Should it be one at a time through to completion, or a little […]
Have I got your attention! Thought so…. I came across this theory from Brian Tracey a while ago and thought it was about time I shared it with you, as its so relevant to getting on with things, getting organised, and minimising procrastination – the bug bear of so many of us.
Clutter – we all talk about it, our cluttered lives, homes and diaries – but what exactly IS clutter? I went to the dictionary definition first – and a quick google search later came back with this:-
Surprisingly for some, messy houses can be organised, just like minimal houses can be disorganised. Organisation is more about the functionality of the house rather than the aesthetics. It ensures that everyone knows whats happening, where they should be and where everything is in the house. You may well prefer to have a messier house […]
A great way I find to make sure you don’t lose things once you have organised (oh the irony!) – is to label – a lot! Label shelves so you know (and everyone in the family knows) where to put things back (great for when you are left with a dozen spaces to choose from!)