It’s NOW (National Organising Week)

It's NOW National Organising Week

We encourage the nation to get organised during NOW!

APDO Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers is running the 4th annual NOW National Organising Week this Autumn. Through social media, blogs and partnerships, the association will motivate and inspire people just like you to organise their homes and workplaces. We are taking part in the campaign and bring it to this region!

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How too much stuff brought me down

How too much stuff brought me down

Ever felt the weight of your stuff?

Has too much stuff ever drained you? We all read about the weight of clutter on our lives and it’s true. Peter Walsh, the Australian organiser and close friend of Oprah, wrote a book on losing the clutter and shedding pounds off your body. Believe it or not, this is what I experienced over the last few weeks too.

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Organise your many books

Too many books

Time to declutter your books?

Do you love books? Are you reading a new one every week? Don’t even know where to put all your books?

We’ve met a number of expats in this region who just love, love, love reading. For them, there’s nothing better than escaping into a different world after a long day at the office. While many started using their Kindle more often, reading a book with real paper pages to turn is a different experience. Are you one who also prefers the paper over ebooks? Yes? Then this post is for you!

Today, we’re sharing 4 tips on decluttering and organising your books:

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Trish’s story: Kids, studying and a new career

Trish's story study

How Trish mastered the struggles of raising 2 children, studying part-time and working a full-time job

Have you ever met those people who seem to achieve anything and everything? Trish may be one of them. Her life seems so fulfilling and no signs of any struggles. Speaking with her, we find out there’s a lot more to her and where she is in life today.

Today’s post has been written by Trish and she takes us through her struggles of raising 2 smart daughters on her own, completing her first university degree at a later stage in life and now preparing for a career change.

Today’s post is encouragement for anyone who is thinking about making a change in their life. It’s never too late to start something new!

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A big thank you!

Thank you

We now have 350 posts

Today’s post marks our 350th post and we couldn’t be prouder of helping you every week. Thank you so very much for following us over the last few years.

Now, it’s back to you. We want to use the upcoming posts to give specific tips and tricks to your decluttering and organising challenges. What can we give you?

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Create your balcony oasis

Create your balcony oasis this autumn

Enjoy the cooler temperatures on your balcony

I can feel the temperatures going down and it’s brilliant. The weather will finally allow us to sit out on the balcony and breath again. It’s going to be wonderful! If only our balcony wouldn’t equal a mini desert. There’s sand all over, thanks to me not cleaning it often over the summer. What better time to create our own little balcony oasis than this weekend?

Are you ready to update your balcony, too? Here are our tips to start creating your own oasis:

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Make space in your entrance hall

Make space in your entrance hall

What’s welcoming you in your entrance hall?

Entrance halls can make such wonderful impressions when you first enter a home. How often do you hear the comments from house hunters how inviting the home is when then first step in? How dreadful can a cluttered entrance hall be for you when you come back after a long and exhausting day at work? This weekend, tackle your hallway and create that welcoming feeling in 5 easy steps.

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40 bags in 40 days challenge (Update)

40 bags in 40 days challenge (Update)

How are you getting on with this challenge?

On 1 March, Lent started and so did our 40 bags in 40 days challenge. For the 40 days of Lent, you’d declutter one shelf, drawer or other area in your home per day. You don’t think it’s possible?! I challenge you! You can do it!

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Saturday is “Clear Your Clutter” Day!

Clear your clutter

Get ready! This Saturday, 11 March, is “Clear Your Clutter” Day. It’s your day to get rid of some of the stuff you no longer want or need. Whether you take this day and start with a shelf, focus on a room or continue on your decluttering journey, it doesn’t matter. What’s important is that you start.

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