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

Should we push our kids to be organised?

As a professional organiser I like to keep my house neat, tidy and organised. Over the years this has sometimes been a challenge with two Sons in the house. My house is not a show home, but I like it ordered or my brain doesn’t function well. I have been perplexed recently with my 12 Read More

Organise my junk drawer!

My workshop attendees often ask, “where is a good place to get organised at home?”. The first thing I reply is the kitchen junk drawer. Follow these 6 easy steps to turn your junk drawer into a utility drawer and find anything you need within a few seconds. 6 steps to organise a junk drawer Read More

Make a start with the Space and Time Organising S.Y.S.T.E.M

I have had many conversations with people over the years about their organising challenges. I have discovered there are varying degrees of being organised. Some people are super organised in one area of their life, but not so organised in other areas. Some use to be really organised, but life got in the way and Read More

5 home organising hacks

Try out these organising hacks to get you organised and free up your time. 1. Paperwork Pay all your bills automatically via direct debit to save time. Eg: Electricity, telecommunications, insurance. Stop the mail coming into the snail mail box in the first place.   Arrange for statements to be emailed to you. Unsubscribe from subscriptions you just Read More

How to: Speed cleaning is so easy

The term Speed Cleaning was coined a few years ago in a book of the same name by Shannon Lush and Jennifer Fleming . Page 5 reads “The approach can be summed up in one word – systems. Having systems in place will mean your house will run more smoothly and efficiently. The best news is 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

10 ways to make meal preparation easier, fun and more enjoyable!

I conducted a “pop quiz” last week on my personal facebook page to ask “the two things you have most trouble keeping organised at home?” I had lots of great responses from busy Mums (and Dads) One big challenge for busy families is meal preparation. So let’s have a look at ways to make this household chore easier, Read More

Get organised to beat the Winter blues!

Happy Winter readers! Although we have had a fairly mild Autumn here in Melbourne , I’m already starting to feel myself getting weighed down by the Winter blues. To combat the grey skies and blustering winds I’ve put these 6 tips together to warm you up and get you organised at the same time. Spring-clean in Winter Why Read More