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

What paperwork do you need to keep at home?

I work with many clients to sort their paperwork. I love it! I love to corral the papers from every nook and cranny of the house and then whip it into shape. How we sort it is dependant on the client (and that’s a topic for a blog another day), but the first thing I Read More

Julie Cliff talks to Iain Messer about Professional Organising on 3WBC 94.1FM

On Thursday 3rd August I was a very excited guest on  3WBC (Whitehorse Boroondara Community) 94.1FM. I had a very entertaining chat with presenter Iain Messer on his program about how I help busy families get organised in their homes. The chat included all sorts of things including: how I help organise many areas of people’s homes such Read More

10 tips to organise your pantry

Is your pantry a dumping ground, can’t find what you want and many ingredients are out of date? Follow these 10 tips to change the pantry from a mess to a well organised storage area: 1.Store “like items” together  – Set up your shelves just as they do at the supermarket where similar items are together. For example biscuits Read More

How to: Easy storage for toys

Over the past few weeks we have looked at lots of techniques to let go of stuff. Last week we used the Space & Time’s Organising S.Y.S.T.E.M © to sort and declutter toys to wrangle back control from too many toys. Now, let’s look at easy storage for toys. The purpose of easy storage is to create a Read More

How To: Sort, declutter and store toys using my Organising S.Y.S.T.E.M ©

Do your kids’ toys multiply in the night? Did their toys use to fit in 1 small box, but have now taken over the whole house? Follow a few easy steps in my Organising S.Y.S.T.E.M © to wrangle back control. Today I continue to explore the common problem of having too much stuff and the affect that Read More