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how to mindfully organise your home and life

Filling voids in our home and holding onto stuff that does not make us happy is not rational, likewise buying something which does not add value to our lives does not make sense either.

It’s not uncommon for people fill a void in their life- toys for children when a marriage has broken down, holding onto study notes when they are obsolete or easily accessible online, buying the latest sauces, packets of herbs to fulfill your desire to be a cooking diva.

When Sleeping Women Wake Mountains Move

People often feel like a mountain of both physical and emotional weight has been moved when they declutter. Rather than continuing to bury yourselves in STUFF that doesn’t fix the broken heart, help you relive your university days or won’t get you that spot on the last cooking show, is the moment awaken from clutter and open our hearts, home and life to new ideas, emotions, dreams and activities.

“I just wanted to pass on my thanks for organising the event last night. I sat next to a lady whose husband had recently passed and was coming to terms with clearing out his possessions. She had finally gotten brave enough to throw out his toothbrush.

(Which we all know is a massive step in the grief process.) At the end she commented that the tips you provided made it seem more doable.  It just brings home what a valuable role you play in supporting the community.

This goes way beyond caring for the physical environment.  Thank you!!!” Frankston City Council

Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water

If the current organising system meet some of you needs, rethink, reorganise, simplify it until you feel comfortable and start to see the change you want.

Still struggling to see where changes can be made, try to explain your system to a trusted friend, associate; a fresh set of eyes and ears can often pick up things we may not see.

Seek professional advice, working with any professional may cost money but the investment outweighs the time spent wasted looking for the right solution.

Saving the Planet

For every thing we don’t buy and add to our space, we are doing good for the planet. Did you know?

It takes 2,000 gallons (7,600 liters) of water to make your favourite pair of jeans. Curiosity Processing plastic resins and transporting plastic bottles contribute to a bottle’s carbon footprint in a major way. Estimates show that one 500-milliliter (0.53 quarts) plastic bottle of water has a total carbon footprint equal to 82.8 grams (about 3 ounces) of carbon dioxide.    Sciencing

The bottled water market globally is rapidly growing with approximate 600 million households consuming bottled water in 2018. That’s more than 100 billion gallons (391 Billion litres) of water per year or 1 million bottles per minute. Tapp Water Oct 29, 2018

It’s great to know when we rethink and mindfully refuse the extra new jeans and the single use plastic bottle we are doing good for ourselves and our planet.

Re-treat and Re-store

It started 18 years ago, I said enough is enough, I madethe decision to declutter my life, let go of stuff, people and habits that were not adding to my life but affecting my health and well-being.

When we care about ourselves, we can focus on the things we want and need in our lives. If you are feeling like enough is enough join like minded women for our restorative women’s retreat. To find out how to join us and get organised for the rest of your life click here