Need help with your life admin?

The working mum juggle is a difficult one. There is a huge amount of life admin involved in keeping a household running. After-school activities causing you stress; forgetting to pay bills leaving to long phone calls to have the electricity reconnected or a last minute dash to the shops to find a costume for the Read More

Create an inspiring homework space for kids

If you ask my 13-year-old son he’ll tell you that homework is the root of all evil. Unfortunately he is yet to see the benefits of the extra study, development of time management skills or the delights to be gained in his academic progress. With the practice of “homework” seen as such as drudgery, this Read More

Space and Time case study – a few hours of help goes a long way

Although I have been working as a professional organiser for 4 years, and many of my colleagues have been in the industry over 12 years, people still have no idea what a professional organiser does. In this series of case studies, I’ll shed some light on the people I work with and how the work Read More

Five things to do instead of aimless scrolling on Facebook to be more productive

Do you reach for Facebook as soon as you wake up in the morning? Pick it up again multiple times in the day? Do you check it last thing before you go to bed? Do you feel low or just blah after scrolling and scrolling and comparing yourself to everyone you see on Facebook? Facebook Read More

A yearly overhaul makes the year ahead easier

Since I returned to work after my first son was born (almost 13 years ago), I’ve taken time off over the Christmas holidays. To fill in my days (and to make the year ahead easier), I undertake a yearly overhaul of many of the systems in our home. This year has been just the same Read More

Returning to work in the new year?

    Are you returning to work after maternity leave or absence of some sort? Here’s 9 tips to set you up for success. Be kind to yourself Mums are very good at berating themselves. Make a plan to give yourself some grace and know that it will take some adjustment to a new routine. Read More

Your daily routine is the key to making your new years resolutions come true

  So you’ve had some time off enjoying the festive season, set yourself some goals for the new year… now what?  How are you going to  get your goals off the page and into your life?  Here’s how my clients have great success. Break goals down Choose one goal and break it  down into tiny Read More

Add school dates to an electronic calendar to avoid tears and tantrums

Have your kids come home in tears because they’ve missed a school dress up day? Or have YOU ended up in tears because you’ve taken the kids to school on a curriculum day?  Reduce the chance of these distressing occurrences happening by adding school dates to an electronic calendar now! Schools often release important dates Read More

At home with a Professional Organiser

For most of my adult life I’ve been an overthinker. I’ll blame it on my perfectionist Mum. I’m always weighing up the pros and cons of things, the smartest option, the best way to use my time . Thinking in this way for everything that I do can be exhausting. I’ve created lots of routines Read More

Too much to do? Create a weekly routine

Do you struggle with keeping up with all the you need to do during the week?  Bills paid late? Arriving late for appointments? If you’re struggling  to get things done try these 4 tips to create a weekly routine .   (weekly planner pictured here available at theorganisedhousewife.com.au) The Week Ahead The most important weekly Read More