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!

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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Organise your photos

Enjoy your photos!

Did you know that in 2015, Americans took 105 billion photos? That’s almost 200,000 photos per minute! How many photos did you take this week? And more importantly, what do you do with them?

Since we’ve moved away from printing pictures, we take gazillion photos. But what’s an easy way to store and organise them?

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The pantry

Stock for food emergencies

When was the last time you checked your pantry? Do you even know what kinds of food you’ve stocked in it?

As we’re nearing Christmas and New Year’s Eve, many of my friends and clients are going to cook something special for their families. A holiday is a wonderful reason to celebrate and enjoy delicious dishes together with your loved ones.

Last week, we started looking into the fridge, giving it a good cleaning and getting rid of expired foods. Now, let’s check out your pantry.

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Leave the office prepared for tomorrow

Use the last 15 min today for tomorrow

Are you still in the office? Still stuck in that never ending meeting? And you’ve still so much paper on your desk? Feeling overwhelmed and don’t know how to get back in control?

Take the last 15-30 minutes of your workday today and prepare for tomorrow!

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National Organising Week (NOW) 2016

National Organising Week (NOW) between 7th-13th November 2016 is designed to celebrate the positive impact of decluttering & organising your home.

The Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers (APDO) is running a 3rd annual National Organising Week (NOW) asking: Why delay letting go of those possessions which are cluttering your home and impacting on your precious living space? Declutter NOW.

So from 7th-13th November, APDO is launching a mission to encourage UK households to tackle those niggling tasks. We at Organised Life and Mind decided to take it further and also move NOW to this region!

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October is another “No Spending Month”

Will you join me?

It’s a little bit later than my usual blog post. But today, I had a very good reason: I had to store all my groceries and other the other things bought while visiting my family last week. And how much I had to put away! Tons! After all, I flew back with 40 kgs (88 lbs). To my defence, not of it was for me. Some things were presents for upcoming birthdays or requests from friends.

Still, I’ve enough food till Christmas and am making October another “No Spending Month”.

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Think ahead

Think ahead till the end

“Think a step ahead!” One of my old colleagues used to say it all the time and she was extremely proud to be at least one step ahead of everyone else. Indeed, thinking ahead can have numerous advantages as colleagues, friends and I have discovered over the years.

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