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5 questions to ask before you buy new clothes

I read somewhere that if you have one thing in your wardrobe you have only worn once, you are guilty of overconsumption. I also read that each year, Australians send $500 million worth of clothing to the tip. With the acceleration of fast fashion, we are producing and...

Going to hospital? 6 organising tips to make the most of your stay

I recently had a stint in hospital for surgery on my shoulder. It may seem a little weird, but apart from the post-operative pain, I actually enjoyed the time out. Here are six things I did before, during and after my stay in hospital, which can transform the dread of...

5 steps to your decluttered wardrobe

If you’ve ever opened your wardrobe and a) declared you have nothing to wear, b) can’t remove a hanger in fear it will bring down the plethora of garments wedged onto it, or c) can’t close it without using a shoulder (and/or hip), it’s time to declutter. Here are my...

Rethink what you buy and reclaim your time and space

When making room for what’s important, space and time are the two most important dimensions to declutter and organise. At the beginning of my challenge not to buy anything new in 2018, I didn’t think too much about how it would impact my space and time. Four months...

How to make your kitchen the Swiss Army Knife of your home

The kitchen is that wonderful epicentre of a house that can magically transform it into a home. It’s where family, friends, food and fables beautifully come together against a backdrop of daily activities. It’s what many of us look at first when we choose a home and...

5 tips when packing for a cruise

As a child of the 70s, my favourite show was The Love Boat. Each Saturday, I’d sit transfixed by the glamour, romance, drama and frivolity deliciously served up by the crew and mystery guests. I could not get enough. Back then, setting sail on a luxury cruise liner...

3 reasons why clutter creeps into your home and stays there

We accumulate and hold onto physical clutter for many and varied reasons. So when you’re trying to move your clutter on, figuring out why you keep it is a great place to start. Here are three reasons I hear all the time as to why people find their spaces filled with...

How far would you go not to buy new stuff?

“How far are you going to take this?” It’s a common question I’ve been asked by interested friends and family in my first month of the No New Year challenge, and surprisingly, something I can’t answer yet. It seems daily that I ask myself the same question, as I think...

5 strategies to boost your decluttering energy

The average home on the average Australian street has more items than it might possibly be able to hold. Think of how much of your stuff is stored outside your home (like your garage, side passage or shed), or that ends up in the recycling bin or on the pile for...

 

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