Top tips to declutter christmas

7 Top Tips to Ethically Declutter and get back your Christmas Mojo

How do you feel when you hear Christmas carols playing in the stores already? Do you kick up your heals and skip around the store filling your basket with stuff? Or do you stick you head in a hole and try to forget about the stuff that is about to invade in your home?

In a recent survey they found that the average Australian family spent $963 per year on gifts, what is really scary, $620 worth of the gifts was considered “unwanted” other words CLUTTER!

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Alternative to Plastic bags

Boomerang Bags Tackling Plastic Pollution

Boomerang Bags turns clutter into opportunities for others, to tackle plastic pollution.

With Australians discarding about 23 kilograms* of textiles into landfill each year – and two-thirds of those discards are man-made synthetic/plastic fibres that may never breakdown. Source Textile Beat

It is wonderful to see grassroots groups such as Boomerang Bags take the lead to tackle plastic pollution. Continue reading

Winning the war on waste

Small Business-Winning the War on Waste

La Casa Nostra Deli is a family owned business winning the battle against the war on waste. Business owners Phil and Susan Tomasello are actively reducing single use packaging and encouraging their customers to refill, reuse and recycle within the La Casa Nostra community; overall rethinking waste and winning in more ways than one.

This multi-faceted deli and coffee shop has become known as a ‘zero waste’ one stop shop in Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula. The secret to their success comes from their passion to supply gourmet foods such as cheese, small-goods to their clients and an absolute passion for closing the loop. Continue reading

A- Z recycling guide

A-Z Responsible Recycling

Recycling doesn’t always mean throwing stuff in the wheelie bin at the curb, we can recycle at home or in the office to extend the use of a product before placing it in the bin. Let’s not forget that our local government and authorities cannot recycle everything.

To help you declutter and responsibly dispose of your unwanted items we have created an A-Z of how to responsible recycle or donate your unwanted stuff. From recycling cars to hair, lets’ turn our clutter into opportunities for people in need.

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Stop Christmas Clutter

Rethink Christmas- Reduce, reuse, recycle and reward ourselves

Christmas can be stressful enough with more stuff cluttering our homes, when we rethink Christmas and we can reduce stress, waste and help our planet

As Eco Organiser® writes this blog, stores are spruiking it’s less than 3 weeks to Christmas, their shelves are heaving with decorations and gifts for sale.

In other words they are saying – Buy Now! Consume! Don’t miss out!

But do we really need to ramp up our consumption of ‘stuff’ just because it’s Christmas?  Let’s just take a step back from that traditional Christmas gift list and rethink. Continue reading

Stuff the kids don't want

From latch key kids to Allan key kids, they don’t want your STUFF!

7 top tips on how to get over the fact that the kids do not want your stuff

The baby boomers and Gen X’ers started out as latch key kids, letting themselves into the house after school, making decisions and choices from a young age. One of the most common statements I hear at my workshops is “The kids don’t want my stuff”

Let’s be honest here, why should they want your stuff, it is not embedded in their DNA that they are going to follow the same fashions as you do. I know that may seem tough, but it is true. Personally, I love the pieces from my family, they carry stories which fill in the blanks or give me a greater appreciate for how they worked hard to make or purchase these things.

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Simplify life

Langwarrin Declutter Workshop

Declutter for a Simpler Life without costing the Earth-The 10’s™

Langwarrin do you have time to waste looking for your things?

  • 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?

Join our fun, interactive workshop and learn

  • How to identify your clutter
  • How easy it is to de clutter
  • 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

Bookings are essential


Tanya Lewis Professional Eco Organiser®, Keynote Speakers, Author of STUFF OFF! Organising Coach, 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! click here

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

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Declutter workshop

This is why I love to speak about decluttering and how to simplify life

I love to speak about eco organising and how we can declutter and simplify life without costing the earth. With a few simple changes in our home, habits, work and travel we can all make a difference to the health our planet.

Everything we bring into our space has taken energy to produce it, somewhere in the world a tree has been cut down, a well has been dug to produce the things we need and want. What I see as a professional Eco Organiser® is so much STUFF is used once then stuffed in the back of a cupboard, to the point where home no longer function, costing us time, money and energy.

When I to receive feedback like this, it really was time to reward myself with a happy dance!!

Hi Tanya

Here’s a summary of the feedback comments to make your day


  • Tanya was extremely engaging and I found the workshops very helpful
  • Well informed and entertaining
  • Tanya was very motivating and inspirational
  • Practical and realistic advice
  • The speaker was inspirational and gave fabulous ideas to declutter and reduce waste
  • Very practical and informative
  • Extremely informative, non-critical and humorous presentation
  • Entertaining presentation and good involvement, very practical
  • Very practical and great to help be rethink habits
  • Lots of great ideas inspiring me to get organised
  • Covered so much more than just decluttering – environment issues
  • Tanya was fabulous, easy to listen to with very practical advice.
  • Rational and logical. Wasn’t just about throwing things out, Recycling and reusing was talked about positively.
  • Practical ways to declutter, while keeping in mind the environmental impact.
  • I have learnt a lot! Good advice given by Tanya. I hope I am able to move forward now.
  • Very useful and interesting session. Three cheers to Tanya, well done!
  • Informative, covering a range of topics with lots of tips and tricks.

Moonee Valley City Council

Do you reward yourself and your successes?

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Homemade Fast Food

How to save time and money by making your own fast food

Time and money are things we are always looking for, there are nights when we just don’t feel like cooking and it is very tempting to order in.

Yet so many options available on the end of the phone line are not overly healthy and come in so sort of packaging, which just adds more waste to the recycle bin.

Rather than spending money on fast food and adding more throw away packaging to waste to the waste stream,  why not make your own healthy fast food.

I’m too busy, so what’s in it for me?

Time is a big factor when it comes to cooking and preparing the evening meal, but have you ever factored in the time it takes to drive by and pick up the fast food, or sit in the drive through. How about the extra hours you have to work to earn the money to buy the food? There are so many benefits in preparing you own home cooked meals. I mean just ask Dr Mark Hyman and Jamie Oliver

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Sentimental vs clutter

How to stop sentimental stuff cluttering your life

Stuff cluttering our homes is not always clutter, what about the sentimental objects?

I love the idea of my mother attending country dances in outback western Queensland in the 1950’s, dressed in her hooped dresses, starched petticoats and long white gloves; rock n rolling around the town hall or shearing sheds. Swirling, twirling those soft layers of fabric and petti coats.  And like so many young girls I would play dress ups in her dresses complete with her long white gloves. Continue reading