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
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.
The Vicious Clutter Cycle Continue reading
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!!
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?
The 10R’s ™ Rethink Responsible Refuse Repurpose Reorganise Repair Reduce Reuse Recycle Reward
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
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
It only takes 10 simple questions to rid your life of clutter, but sometimes it is hard to admit that clutter is ruling our lives or it’s impossible see life beyond clutter.
There comes a point when we say enough is enough, I am tired of wasting my valuable time searching for stuff, moving piles around but never actually removing the clutter from our homes and lives.
Time to fess up and answer 10 simple questions will help to see life beyond the clutter and rid your life of unwanted and unnecessary STUFF!
This is one of the most asked questions at our workshops. I always start my answer by saying “Professional organisers are not councilors, but a cup of tea is a great place to start”
I believe so many problems can be solved over a cup of tea. My number one tip to help you deal with someone else’s clutter, is put the kettle on and sit down for a tea date or a chat.