How to declutter

Sydney

Sydney are you drowning in clutter and stuff, is it time to declutter and simplify 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

  • There is less housework
  • Things have a “home” making it easy to find when you want them
  • Your bills are paid on time saving you money because you have a system of dealing with them
  • Finally there is more time to do the things you want.

What would you do with more time in your day?

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Join our free 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

Presenter

Tanya Lewis Professional Eco Organiser®, Waste Coach, Author of STUFF OFF! Blogger, Interior Designer and visionary believes that being organised won’t cost the earth

Join us for this fun workshop to help your declutter and simplify life without costing the Earth.
To pre order your signed copy of STUFF OFF! Email tanya@ecoorganiser.com.au

Because life really is too short to be looking for STUFF!


Stop the Greenwash

You may ask what is a greenwash, it’s not something you accidentally left in the washing machine and everything comes out green.

Greenwashing is the misrepresentation of a product to be eco-friendly, when it isn’t, often acting as a band aid or adding to our global waste problem.

Here’s an example of “greenwashing” Continue reading


No 6. Repair

Repair it, don’t hoard it!

In 2012 I stumbled across an article in the New York Times advocating to repair items before landfill. The Repair Café Foundation (now Repair Cafe International Foundation (RCIF), was founded by an ex-journalist Martine Postma in the Netherlands in 2011 to enable people to come together to provide a free service to their community to help repair and therefore, to extend the life of products that would otherwise end up as waste.

Since then the ground swell has been encouraging with Repair Cafes popping up in many countries, cities and rural communities, repairing everything from electrical items, picture frames, book binding to clothing repairs. Continue reading


How to recycle your fridge

things to rethink before buying a new one

After 25 years of good service it was time recycle an old refrigerator.  

The refrigerator came into my client’s home as a 2nd hand unit, so we think it serviced them well. Dumping e waste to landfill is not on, apart from that illegal and a waste of resources. Let’s not even go there with fly tipping and dumping on the roadside for others to deal with, or dropping it off a bridge in Spain!!

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Stuff

I don’t love this stuff anymore!!

I don’t love this stuff anymore, how do I find good homes for unwanted stuff? When you fall out of love with objects, it does not mean they won’t organise, inspire and nurture someone else.

Whether you live in Australia, U.S.A, UK or beyond we have over 130 Useful Links to make it easy to find a charity or recycling facility that will turn your clutter into opportunities. Continue reading


Declutter responsibly

The 10R’s© No 2. Responsible Sustainable Clutter Free Living

With decluttering the hot topic; Marie Kondo’s advising us to ask our stuff “does it spark joy” if not throw it out. RESPONSIBLE disposal and consumption is critical to slow down if not stop this throw away mindset, and start by taking responsibility for unwanted stuff.

Australian homes hold approximately 6 cubic meters per household of clutter or 52,527,886 m³, if we placed a box of clutter along every inch of the Australian coastline, we will go around Australia about 6 time or 210,112km. Source Choosi: Clutter Report

Throw away the decluttering mindset not the stuff Continue reading


Shoe Organising

How to organise your shoes and handbags

Having our shoes and handbags organised can make a world of difference. Shoes and handbags are something some of us take for granted, for others owning a pair of shoes is something they dream about. Shoes are there to protect our feet, make us feel good, get us to work, school or on the running track, but have you ever thought about the environmental impact they have on the planet?

Results from a pilot project CO2Shoes revealed that the phase which most contributes to the shoe’s carbon footprint is the manufacture of footwear components with a share of 58%, followed by packaging manufacture with 16%, assembling and finishing with 11%, end of life with 9%, and finally, the distribution of footwear to consumers with 6%.

The results also showed significant differences in the carbon footprint values of the shoes models (sandals, safety, etc.), ranging from 1.3 to 25.3 kg of C02 equivalents, with an average of 10 kg C02 equivalents per pair of shoes, including its packaging. Source CO2Shoes Continue reading


Declutter and save money

Six Top Tips to Declutter and Save Serious Money

$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?

  • Holiday
  • 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.

Six Top Tips to Declutter and Save Serious Money Continue reading


Wasteful recycling

Stop Waste- Turn Clutter into Opportunities

Waste should no longer be considered rubbish or trash to be throw into landfill. A great number of nations including the USA, UK and Australia cannot keep up with volume of their waste, so what do you do; we ship to places like China and 3rd world countries to deal with our problem.

China has recently informed the world

“By the end of 2017, imports of mixed paper, scrap plastics, including PVC, PET, polyethylene and polystyrene, basically a lot of packaging material, will be banned from entering China. Industry bodies have called the measure “devastating”. Source:-Raconteur

On a recent research trip to the UK I heard lots of talk around reduce, reuse and recycling. One major supermarket; Iceland is vowing to eliminate plastic on all own-branded products and Prime Minster Theresa May pledging to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years as part of the government’s environmental strategy.

All positive but how can we make our waste a valuable commodity? Continue reading