12 Days of Christmas

Christmas is on 14 days away

This year, we’re taking it super easy with Christmas. There won’t be any presents, just a trip for a few days with the loved ones (guess that’s a gift in itself). We won’t have to worry special meals or special entertainment. It will be very relaxed and we’re looking forward to it.

Still, we understand not everyone will have it this relaxed. If you are expecting the in-laws or want to enjoy your beautiful home without the clutter during the holidays, we have the perfect solution for you:

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Save your children from clutter

A clutter-free home for your children

Do you every think of the impact clutter has on your children? Do you wish your kids would ever keep their room clean? Yet, you want your kids to be kids?

Saying yes to all 3 questions is just one of the struggles our clients with children face. And because of know of this, we like to share Facebook posts that help them find the right balance for them. Last week, we posted about Dyson’s mini vacuum cleaner and never expected

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Do we need Christmas presents for children?

Christmas presents for children

Alternative presents for children

Recently, I followed a lively debate on social media. Should children get Christmas presents or not?

The same question could be asked for anyone. Do we need to give presents on a specific date, just because it’s that day? Like many during that debate, I’d say no. Society almost forces us to give on Christmas Day, birthday days, Diwali, wedding anniversaries, Eid, Valentine’s Day, you name it. Shouldn’t we rather give when we want to?

But let’s stick to the question for children.

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It’s NOW (National Organising Week)

It’s NOW

Let’s get organised with NOW

We are super excited!!! Today’s the first day of NOW, the National Organising Week, is here. The decision to have NOW at the beginning of November was easy. This week will give you the start to declutter and make space in your home. It will set you up for stress-free Thanksgiving, National Day, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Most importantly, NOW will give you peace of mind. No matter what the busy last few weeks of 2018 will throw at you, you can handle it!!

So let’s get started with NOW.

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Need more ideas what clutter to sell?

Need more ideas what clutter to sell

Sell your clutter from these 7 areas

Want to declutter your dining room? Get rid of the extra chairs. According to a recent survey, almost 30% of dining rooms are cluttered because of too many chairs. We bet you can guess what fills up hallways. You’re right! Shoes, shoes, shoes! So let’s continue your decluttering this week by looking at pieces you can let go and probably sell or donate.

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Turn off your social media

Turn off your social media

How often have you been on social media today? Just to check the latest Insta pictures or some new recipes on Pinterest. Maybe you, like us, were bored in a meeting and checked your personal emails? Social media can be a great distraction.

Unfortunately, it also distracts from life. You may argue that social media is life. Yes, it’s become part of life, however shouldn’t BE life. 

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Get the best start into the new week

Get the best start into the week

Start the new week fresh and without any stress

It’s the start of a new week. For many, it’s also the end of the summer holiday and they’re back at work. For others, the new school year will start this week and many families are going back to a busy life. Are you one of them? If yes, this post is for you!

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Get ready for the next school year

Get ready for the next school year
  • Back for another school year

Can you believe it’s already August? How quickly has summer passed! Now it’s also the time to get ready for school soon again. Are you ready for the new school year? More importantly, is your kid ready yet?

We’ve to admit we are a bit late posting this today (yes, even we have only so many hours to make everything happen). But tada, here’s your checklist to start the new school year without tears and in a stress-free manner.

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The surprising benefits when you declutter

6 surprising benefits when you declutter

You’ve probably heard about Barbara Hemphill, the paper tiger lady, mentioning SYSTEM. It’s a slogan she picked up early in her organising career and it stands for “Saving you space, time, energy, money.” That’s right, that’s what professional organisers like her and us at Organised Life and Mind do. However, some folks are still sceptical about the true benefits of getting organised. So we’ve asked the ones who’ve already started their journey of decluttering and getting more organised. “What were your biggest surprising benefits, positive or negative, when you decluttered?”

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Are you ready for graduation?

Are you ready for graduation

What needs to be done for a graduation party

This weekend, my friend and I were talking about graduation. Her son is finishing up the last few days of high school and can’t wait to start his next chapter in life. It was exciting to see him thrilled about his college choice and his mom, my friend from school, prepare for the party. I loved how relaxed both about it, mainly because they are prepared.

To also enjoy a stress-free party, we’re giving you this checklist today:

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