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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Have a productive day!

Have a productive day

When did you feel really productive?

We all want to be productive but how many of us are that? Living in a region where planning or the lack thereof is often criticised, productivity may be hard to achieve. Yet, there are ways you can set yourself up for a productive day.

We’ve gathered our top 3 tips for your productive day here:

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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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How to use your time wisely

How to use your time wisely

5 tips for better time management

“I don’t have time.” How often have you heard that? We all have 24 hours with 1,440 minutes in a day. How come that some of us seem to get everything done, just like they planned while others always seem to have an excuse? I remember the days when I’d hear “I’ll do it in a minute.” Guess what! That minute never came and it often ended in a big last minute rush.

Here are our top tips for using your time wisely:

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Parkinson’s Law or we’re oh so busy

Parkinson’s Law or we’re oh so busy

How you can use Parkinson’s Law to your advantage

“I’m so busy.” Who hasn’t heard someone say this comment this week? Being busy seems to make many people proud. Could it be that we’re just spending too long on each activity? Parkinson’s Law would certainly support this theory. We’re wasting our time!

Productivity and efficiency aren’t new concepts. There’s more emphasis on them though. Over the last decade, US American workers logged more hours, took only 16 days off (compared to 20 days 10 years earlier) and productivity increased by only 1%. That’s a rather disappointing outcome, if you’re asking me!

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Complete your countless projects

By using index cards for your projects

Do you keep a “honey to-do list”? A list of all the projects you want your partner to complete? Like putting up shelves in the pantry or creating a flower bed in the garden? Or maybe you have your own list of projects?

A few years ago, someone introduced me to organising and completing the projects on your to-do list with index cards. Whether you’re bored and don’t know what to do or you just gained some free time, you simply pick up one of the index cards and work on it. Sounds too simple? It actually is:

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