People are becoming overwhelmed but stuff and increasingly aware of the psychological benefits of decluttering their homes in an ethical way, gaining peace of mind while avoiding landfill and preserving the environment.
My name is Tanya Lewis aka The Eco Organiser® Australia’s leading clutter free living coach, I help temper the valve before it hits boiling point and see we stuff dumped on the side of the road or charities inundated with rubbish.
Stop the Clutter Spiral
I don’t know anyone that likes throwing away their hard-earned dollars yet as an Eco Organiser® I see it all the time, I call The Clutter Spiral, you may have heard of it, you may have said it yourself
“I forgot I had it, so I bought another” “I couldn’t find it, so I bought another”
What a waste of money and resources, all this stuff comes from somewhere and comes with a carbon footprint. Through a customised plan and following The 10Rs©, life can be more enjoyable, productive, financial and sustainable. At Eco Organiser® we love helping people create more time and space in their lives at the same time save money and reduce waste. Through our interactive workshops and webinar’s, we introduce The 10R’s© to help stop the clutter spiral.
Before buying something stop and pause, allow your emotions to catch up with your rational thoughts. Ask yourself
- Do I need it?
- Will it add value to my life?
- Is there an equivalent with less packaging?
- What is the recycled content?
Eco Organiser® prides itself on connecting people with 100’s of ways to responsibly dispose of stuff. Useful Links, to date we have helped diverted 45 000+kg from landfill. Through responsible and ethical choices we can reduce clutter/waste and reduce our carbon emission, it’s time to be responsible for the disposal of unwanted stuff. This is not not about not buying anything, simply shopping with intention and not on a whim can make a difference to our environmental impact.
It is ok to say “no thank you” and refuse stuff
- Buy one get one free
- Excess packaging
- Single use products and greenwash
Repurposing and use what you have before buying more stuff saves time, money and helps reduce your carbon footprint, so what’s not to like about repurposing?
It’s a well-known fact that our homes don’t come with elastic side walls, when they become stuffed, they become uncomfortable, building bigger and bigger homes to accommodate stuff does not make environmental or financial sense, reorganising our homes so they function and flow is easy and won’t cost the earth.
In a world of designed obsolesce, conditioned to throw stuff away we introduce ideas such as Repair Cafes and Visible mending
When we eco organise and opt out of The Clutter Spiral we reduce waste, I have never heard of anyone lying on their death bed saying
“I wish I got to the half yearly sales” you are more likely to hear
“I wish I spent more time with my family and friends”
We are awash with reusable options from- coffee cups, shopping bags, menstrual cups and water bottles just to name a few. Eco Organiser® shines a light on -Tool Libraries, Street Libraries and Kitchen Libraries.
Let’s face it, recycling can be difficult to understand, with each state in Australia working under different rules and schemes the simplest way to know you are recycling right is to ask your local government.
With 17 years’ experience in the packaging industry Tanya explains in layman’s terms why some things can and can’t be recycled. By following us on Facebook and Instagram we suggest ways to recycle at home not having to rely totally on the wheelie bin, we also connect you with 100’s of ways to responsibly recycle. Useful Links
When it comes to buy can you can ask the provider and few simple questions to ensure it ethical and sustainable
- What is the recycle content?
- Is it made locally?
- Is it made under sustainable and ethical conditions?
- Can it be recycled at end of life?
- Is it easy to repair if it breaks down?
When we reduce waste in our homes we are rewarded with more time, space, energy and money.
When we reduce waste, we reduce our carbon footprint and that rewards us all.
Eco Organiser® communicates a simple message in simple language, by keeping it real and delivered in a non-judgemental way we avoid the glazed over look, of “not another recycling message”. Eco Organiser® works to transform wasteful habits through advocacy, program delivery and collaboration. Our goal is to maximise the health and wellbeing of communities and habitat to reduce waste and enable the programs to continue after we leave.
For further information or to book Tanya at your next event or help your team/community reduce waste:
Phone +61 411 895 353