When it comes to decluttering and creating order in our home, careers and lives, RETHINK is Number No.1 in our sustainable organising system The 10R’s© for a very important reason. When we stop and pause for 3 seconds to rethink a future purchase or reasoning for holding on to stuff, it allows our emotions to catch up with our rational thoughts. It calms our mind to evaluate what you need and want in your life.
Hanging onto stuff that does not make us happy is not rational, likewise buying something which does not add value to our lives does not make sense. It’s not uncommon to see people shopping for stuff to fill a void in their life, toys for kids when a marriage has broken down, handbags and shoes the celebrities wear, because we think we will live the same life, if we only have those shoes, buying the latest herbs and spices so you too can become the greatest chief on the planet.
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Struggling to find a ways to celebrate a sustainable Christmas, without costing the earth, check out our top 20 tips for sustainable Christmas.
- Reusable gifts over disposable, example a beautiful refillable fountain pen
- Experiences over stuff- Movie tickets, days to together
- Repurpose- household paper and fabric for gift wrapping
- Make it, bake it, grow it- gifts, decorations- fill recycled jars with edible gifts
- Think and shop local- coffee vouchers for local café
- Recycled content- look for gifts with high recycled content
- 100 Food Mile- source food within your local area, enjoy a meat free Christmas
- Give the gift of time- hire a cleaner for a loved one, to free up time for good stuff
- Quality design over poor design and quality- generally lasts longer and repairable
- Read recycling labels- ensure your waste goes in the right bin
- Refuse excess packaging- look for products with less packaging, if you can’t avoid it, rethink how to reuse the packaging
- Accept it when someone tells you “ I don’t want a gift for Christmas, time with you is the perfect gift”
- Offer a helping hand- Gift your time and skills to help someone
- Reduce food waste- plan, plan and plan your menu and portions
- Walk between Christmas functions- leave the car at home, walk, ride a bike or take public transport
- Collaborative Consumption- rather than buy tools and toys join your local tool library or toy library
- Less is More- put money towards a one big gift rather than small things which clutter your home example: family holiday
- Sustain yourself- delegate chores and food preparation
- Preloved and fair-trade gifts
- Ask what people would like for Christmas, if you are uncomfortable asking play the detective and snoop.
Bonus tip: Offset your Christmas carbon footprint, check out https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx
Is there someone in your life that would benefit from a little decluttering and order, why not order a signed copy of our Tanya’s book STUFF OFF! Suffocated by clutter? Practical tips that won’t cost the earth to rid your life of clutter.
From all the team at Eco Organiser® we would like to wish you a safe and happy festive season and look forward to bringing more tips, ideas, workshops and webinars to you in 2019
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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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Yass Valley Council 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?
To book- Eventbrite
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- Eventbrite
Brought to you by the Yass Valley Council
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.
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Because life really is too short to be looking for STUFF!
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A sneak peak into an eco organised home and life.
Long time friend and fellow professional organiser Tanya Lea of Declutterhome, finally persuaded founder of Eco Organiser Tanya Lewis to open the door to her home and life and share her story and tell us a little about The 10R’s©.
Full story : An eco organised life with Tanya Lewis