How to work from home in a sustainable manner

Work from home in a sustainable manner

With Covid-19 impacting us all, working from home is becoming the norm for many. There are a few things to consider when setting a sustainable working environment.

In the early 1990’s I was offered the opportunity to work from home, slightly after the “brick” mobile phone and in the middle of dial up internet, the offer to work from home sounded wonderful. With the installation of a second phone line and a phone, fax machine purchased I was on my way. Continue reading


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With offices becoming smaller and cost per square metre increasing, holding onto clutter and stuff comes at a cost, not only to our quality of life and productivity it also comes at a cost to our planet.

Our homes and offices don’t come with elastic walls, when they become cluttered they don’t function well, effecting productivity, health, increasing stress levels and finances. With commercial real estate priced per square meter or in the co sharing workspace per hour, setting limits on clutter is just as important.

If your workspace is under utilised being used as a dumping ground rather than an  inspiring space to work, the question is, is clutter holding you back from securing clients or good staff?

Just by moving to bigger premises does not solve the issues, the solution is decluttering, organise and setting limits on what you bring into your space.

To book your office declutter event Contact Tanya 

Rethink before adding anything new to your space and ask yourself

  1. Do I need it?
  2. Do I want it?
  3. Do I have similar already?
  4. Does it add value to my role?
  5. Does it require storage?
  6. Where will it be stored?
  7. How long before I will see a return my investment?
  8. What are the servicing and consumables costs?
  9. What is the recycled content?
  10. Can it be recycled?

No Such Thing as Limitless Space- Stuff has to go somewhere

Outsourcing storage of delinquent or out of date clutter and stuff costs $100’s per month, with one storage company admitting to me, some units sitting untouched for many years, in one instance 20 years.

Want to calculate your carbon footprint?

Keeping in mind every tree produces enough oxygen for 3 people to breathe and it takes 300 – 400 ton or cubic meter of water to make one ton of paper. Source Paper on Web.

Or an average of 5 lt of water to produce one piece of A4 paper and Source Facts about Paper

Would like to calculate the size of your carbon footprint? https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx

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


Private Corporate Event

With offices becoming smaller and cost per square metre increasing, holding onto clutter and stuff comes at a cost, not only to our quality of life and productivity it also comes at a cost to our planet.

Our homes and offices don’t come with elastic walls, when they become cluttered they don’t function well, effecting productivity, health, increasing stress levels and finances. With commercial real estate priced per square meter or in the co sharing workspace per hour, setting limits on clutter is just as important.

If your workspace is under utilised being used as a dumping ground rather than an  inspiring space to work, the question is, is clutter holding you back from securing clients or good staff?

Just by moving to bigger premises does not solve the issues, the solution is decluttering, organise and setting limits on what you bring into your space.

To book your office declutter event Contact Tanya 

Rethink before adding anything new to your space and ask yourself

  1. Do I need it?
  2. Do I want it?
  3. Do I have similar already?
  4. Does it add value to my role?
  5. Does it require storage?
  6. Where will it be stored?
  7. How long before I will see a return my investment?
  8. What are the servicing and consumables costs?
  9. What is the recycled content?
  10. Can it be recycled?

No Such Thing as Limitless Space- Stuff has to go somewhere

Outsourcing storage of delinquent or out of date clutter and stuff costs $100’s per month, with one storage company admitting to me, some units sitting untouched for many years, in one instance 20 years.

Want to calculate your carbon footprint?

Keeping in mind every tree produces enough oxygen for 3 people to breathe and it takes 300 – 400 ton or cubic meter of water to make one ton of paper. Source Paper on Web.

Or an average of 5 lt of water to produce one piece of A4 paper and Source Facts about Paper

Would like to calculate the size of your carbon footprint? https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx

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


clutter spiral

Get in touch with clutter and stop the clutter spiral

Getting in touch with clutter does not mean going all Marie Kondo; touchy feely, but it does require an honest assessment of the true cost of clutter- loss of productivity, creates stress/anxiety, decreases sense of self control, negative impact on self-esteem, negative impact on health.

Solution: Get in touch with clutter

Ask yourself Do I like it and use it?

Does it add value to my work/life? Continue reading


Small Busines

Business- The True Cost of Clutter and Disorganisation – 6 Tips to Conquer Clutter

With the constant flow of new responsibilities and roles filtering into our workload, how are we to keep track of meeting notes, searching for files, and trying to stay up-to-date? In most cases it comes at a cost, a cost on our time, relationships and health.

I speak from experience, in my previous life I was consumed by my job, excelling in a male dominated industry, I identified myself though my career and I loved it. As the hours grew longer and workload increased, so did my clutter. Too busy focusing on my role and not on my health, I found out the true cost of clutter and disorganisation.

Clutter Isn’t Just Physical

My clutter was not physical clutter, it was the stuff I carried around in my head, massive to do list’s, plans and ideas, meetings, targets to meet and managing a sales team. Don’t get me wrong I loved it but my body was telling me a very different story.

How do we cope when we are pinged, tweeted, zoomed, facetimed trying to function on a diet of constant learning to keep up with new things, sifting through information, swapping quickly between tasks and multitasking? Generally speaking…not very well Continue reading


Office sorted

Sorted! Big issues for small business

As a small business owner I know how hard it is to juggle, running a business, household, caring for others, staying focused and finding balance in my life.

Following a on from conversations with several small business owners we discovered there are 7 BIG issues that affect the running of their business

  1. Don’t have set work hours
  2. Lack of storage
  3. Lacks focus and discipline
  4. Planning and organising
  5. Difficult to get in the right mind set
  6. Working from home they were easily distracted
  7. Difficulty in prioritising business from home duties

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Break the cluttered desk syndrome

How to break the cluttered desk syndrome without losing your creativity or money

Einstein said “ A cluttered desk is the sign of a clutter mind” I am not sure if that statement means an organised desk is the sign of an empty mind, devoid of creativity and self-expression, either way when you are in business, wasting time looking for STUFF is not a wise use of your time.

Whether you are hot desking or you have squeezed your office onto the corner of the dining room table, with the kids art projects, wasting time looking for stuff costs money, reduces productivity, increases levels of stress, overall it does not set you up for a productivity day. Continue reading


Stop the clutter takeover

How to regain control over office clutter and spark the change you want

Does your office clutter stop you from expanding your business, simply because you waste valuable time looking for things?

Einstein said   “A cluttered desk is the sign of a clutter head”

The office is where we go to work, earn our living, retreat into another world to write a book, carrying out meetings or plan for future successes.

What does your office say? Does your office reflect your true professionalism or do you cringe when someone offers to drop by for a quick face to face meeting?

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Organise your home office

How to clean up your business without costing the Earth

We are all told to work smarter not harder, but with a cluttered office it makes it harder to find things, losing valuable time to fulfill our expectations and its costs us money. The 24th February 2015 marks Business Clean up Day.

How is your office?

Do you still feel inspired to walk in each day and dive into work? Or do you wonder in shuffle a few papers, and then find something else to do?

Here are five simple tips to help you clean up your business and create a space that inspires you Continue reading