Joy of Missing Out on Stuff- JOMOS

Joy of Missing Out on Stuff

JOMOS a feeling of ease, peace, balance, joy and living comfortably with less stuff. No need or desire to constantly fill life’s voids with physical and mental stuff, rather finding joy in the simple way of doing things.

In our previous blog Fear of Missing out on STUFF we addressed the concept of FOMOS, Fear of missing out on stuff, it is described as a social anxiety, a fear of regret, which may lead to a compulsive concern that one might miss an opportunity for social interaction, a novel experience, or other satisfying events. Source: Wikipedia- Fear of missing out Continue reading


Toorak

Toorak/South Yarra are you drowning in clutter and stuff, is it time to ethically declutter for a sustainable simple life?

  • How much time do you waste looking for the keys, phone, purse just to get out the door on time?
  • Does the car live on the street because there is no room in the garage, simply because there is too much STUFF
  • Do you struggle to pay bills on time, because you are drowning in a sea of paper?
  • Do you struggle to find a little ME time or are you always busy doing STUFF?

Imagine a life without the clutter, what would you do with more time in your day?

Join our fun, interactive workshop and learn

  • How to identify your clutter
  • How easy it is to declutter
  • How to eco organise
  • How to refuse clutter
  • How to identify treasures
  • How to let go of clutter
  • How to sort, organise every room in your house, without costing the earth
  • How to reduce clutter and divert waste from landfill
  • How to maintain a clutter free space so you can live the life you want
  • You will leave with a better understanding of what your clutter is, and how to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff
  • Come along and discover how easy it is to reduce, reuse, recycle and reward yourself with a simpler life

Free yourself from the clutter cycle

Meet Tanya Lewis

Eco Organiser® and The Waste Coach

Tanya’s emphasis is on regaining control over our time and space by using mindful and ethical consumption. Before we buy anything, she challenges us to rethink the following questions: do I really need it? Will I use it? When I’m finished with it, how can I dispose of it?

Through The 10R’s© Tanya reminds us of the link between over consumption and clutter, Tanya’s workshops are based on a series of practical, helpful principles to help us live a richer, happier life.

From the Australian bush, Sydney Opera House and London, Tanya has helped over 7100 people organise their living and work spaces and diverted an estimated 37 000kg unwanted items from landfill.

Author

STUFF OFF!

STUFF OFF! (e book) 30 Day Declutter Challenge (e book)  Declutter Wardrobe Bootcamp (e book)

Tanya regularly contributes to national TV and radio, podcasts -War on Waste- Life Matters. Guest presenter Melbourne University, Strathclyde University- Glasgow and she has been a spokesperson for numerous organisations including Mobile Muster Mobile for A Meal campaign, National Ambassador for Garage Sale Trail 2017 and Planet Ark Ambassador, she is a visionary believes that being organised won’t cost the earth.

The 10R’s© Rethink Responsible Refuse Repurpose Repair Reorganise Reduce Reuse Recycle Reward


Reorganise

No. 5 Reorganise

Reorganise

If I reorganise my home, workplace and habits will it save time and help me live a more sustainable life?

Reorganising a space so it functions and flows more efficiently reduces the chances of buying duplicates. Reorganising items like with like or consolidating items enables us to see what we have, one item stored in several locations leads to over purchasing and waste time.

From the stationary cupboard to the kitchen sink and the sock drawer everything takes energy to produce, when we misplace items due to disorder and clutter we have a tendency to buy more the same, adding financial stress and increasing our carbon footprint.

Habitual Clutter

That’s stuff that slips in unnoticed, it comes in out of habit, routine, automated, unconsciously or our inability to say no thank you.

Also feeding the habitual clutter is the way we shop on impulse, for entertainment, social outlet or to fulfil a need.

Reorganising our habits such as rethinking the amount of food we buy when the kids have left home, switching off reminders from online retailers of upcoming sales help to reduce clutter.

And how often do we unconsciously we grab a tissue or two before heading out the door, stuff a few in our back pocket, handbag, kids school bag for that just in case moment.

Considering it take’s 2.2 litres of water to make 1 tissue, maybe it’s time to reorganise the sock drawer and use those hankies Nanna gave you for Christmas. Mother Nature is on the Nose

I just need more space and I will be organised

As a Professional Eco Organiser, I would love $1 for everyone that said “I just need more space and I will be organised”

Building bigger homes or moving to larger office space to accommodate things you don’t use or need does not make for a sustainable future. Likewise, paying for offsite storage is not the miracle cure, more like out of sight out of mind.

It’s something to think about.


Fix the Planet

Fixing the Planet One Repair at a Time- 12 things you must have in your repair kit

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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Scared of living your dreams?

Scared of Living Your Dreams? Five top tips to let go of the clutter and start living your dreams

Too often we don’t live our dreams, reasons vary from lack of time, money, energy or we are scared to step outside our comfort zone; and worry what others might think or say.

On my recent trip to Europe I fulfilled so many of my life’s visions, and in some instances, I stepped well and truly outside my comfort zone. The pleasure for me was removing doubt, fear and anxiety each and every time I conquered things, that in the past had stopped me from living my dreams.

Our clutter is not always physical stuff

We have a knack of building walls around us to keep out the scary stuff, holding in the self-doubt, self-loathing and sadly we are missing out of some the really good stuff.

While traveling through the UK, France and Switzerland it was a joy to witness so many people living their dreams. There was one in particular occasion that touch my heart, it was on the day I Continue reading