How do you feel when you hear Christmas carols playing in the stores already? Do you kick up your heals and skip around the store filling your basket with stuff? Or do you stick you head in a hole and try to forget about the stuff that is about to invade in your home?
In a recent survey they found that the average Australian family spent $963 per year on gifts, what is really scary, $620 worth of the gifts was considered “unwanted” other words CLUTTER!
Seriously how much soap on a rope or undies do you really need? Continue reading
With International Repair Day on the 20th October, and you want to stop throwing stuff out that can be fixed if you had the tools; the question is what do you need in your repair kit or tool box?
Having a simple repair kit at hand saves time and money and when you have taught yourself how to fix something you feel like you can take on the world.
In this era of designed obsolesce and throwaway mentality a simple repair kit can extend the life of stuff we would normally throw away.
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Do you struggle to fold a fitted sheet?
Well it is about time we blow that myth out of the water, no more feeling like you have wrestled an octopus or done ten rounds trying to get a beach sunshade back in the original bag- there is no way!
After a little practice you will be able to fold a fitted sheet while chatting to friends, walking around the house or standing still and enjoying the fact you have mastered the art of folding a fitted sheet.
We choose to bring things into our lives and homes to make us feel loved, secure, attractive, healthy, wealthy and wise. But how much of this stuff truly makes us feel loved and secure?
- Is it living up to my expectations?
- Is it delivering my hopes and dreams or is taking control of my time and space?
Decluttering creates a sense of confidence and self-efficacy (seeing yourself as competent). Source: Psychology Today
Mother nature has a way of reminding us when things are going right and when she is upset. With 2016 and 2017 on record as being the hottest years, and bush fires in the Arctic circle, she is start to tell us something.
Through small changes in our lifestyle we can make a difference, we have already seen the impact War on Waste has had in Australia; on mass people are refusing the plastic bottle, straw and shopping bags, recycling e waste not hoarding it and letting our supermarkets we are ok with bent banana’s but not ok with excess packaging.
I would like to throw one more into the mix.
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A sneak peak into an eco organised home and life.
Long time friend and fellow professional organiser Tanya Lea of Declutterhome, finally persuaded founder of Eco Organiser Tanya Lewis to open the door to her home and life and share her story and tell us a little about The 10R’s.
Full story : An eco organised life with Tanya Lewis
Clutter robs us of time, space and energy, so why not turn our clutter into opportunities. The association between Eco Organiser® and ReStore Habitat for Humanity goes back some eight years, promoting them as a place to donate quality items and shop, to the 6000+ that have attended or by donating a $1 from the sale of our book STUFF OFF.
After such a long association it was time to catch up with the Russell Croxford, ReStore Manager of Habitat for Humanity Victoria.
I started by asking what drives his team to do what they do and the benefits to society and our planet? Continue reading
In our busy lives, who has time to waste looking for things we need and want?
Stand in your laundry and take a good look around then,
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$6623 is the total financial value of clutter respondents from a recent study, estimated is cluttering homes, this translates to $59 361 949 000 worth of clutter Australia wide.
Source: Core Data
What would you do with an extra $6623?
- Top up the mortgage, pay rent, save towards a deposit
- Pay off credit card bill, car payments
When we know what we have we are less likely to buy more of the same, thus saving money and reducing clutter. Sorting, organising and decluttering works like a stocktake it highlights what we have, need and use.
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Boomerang Bags turns clutter into opportunities for others, to tackle plastic pollution.
With Australians discarding about 23 kilograms* of textiles into landfill each year – and two-thirds of those discards are man-made synthetic/plastic fibres that may never breakdown. Source Textile Beat
It is wonderful to see grassroots groups such as Boomerang Bags take the lead to tackle plastic pollution. Continue reading