Tips for Carers: Declutter workshop
How to create order and declutter space in your home is an exciting workshop, full of inexpensive tips and practical ideas designed to help you regain control over time and space.
Tanya Lewis is a motivational speaker and the owner of Eco Organiser®, she is on a mission to prove that being organised won’t to cost the earth.
- Eligible Carers living in the Eastern Metropolitan region who care for a person with mental illness, autism or intellectual disability or a severe & profound disability and Carers in the council areas of Casey, Cardinia or Greater Dandenong caring for a person with mental illness, autism or intellectual disability.
- Morning tea and Lunch is provided
- Respite can be arranged if required
- RSVP via the link
Cost Free for non NDIS carers
$130 for carers of a person with an active NDIS plan
Date Wednesday 27th Feb 2019
Hotel Bruce County
445 Blackburn Road
Mount Waverley 3149
Get in touch T: 1300 277 478 by Tuesday 19th Feb 2019 (extended)
- Places will be confirmed by email on Friday 22nd Feb 2019
Waste Activist, Eco Organiser®, Tanya Lewis is Keynote Speaker, Author of STUFF OFF! Organising Coach,Blogger, Planet Ark Ambassador 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.
The 10R’s© Rethink Responsible Refuse Repurpose Reorganise Repair Reduce Reuse Recycle Reward
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
The 10Rs© Rethink Responsible Refuse Repurpose Reorganise Repair Reduce Reuse Recycle Reward
Dandenong, 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!
Seriously how much soap on a rope or undies do you really need? Continue reading
Ecologically-aware organiser and author Tanya Lewis challenges us to rethink consumption, turn chaos into opportunities and free ourselves from the vicious clutter cycle to regain control over our time and space.
Free yourself from the clutter cycle
Ringwood are you drowning in 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?
Booking link TBA
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
Booking link TBA
Brought to you by the Maroondah City 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.
To pre order your signed copy of STUFF OFF! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Because life really is too short to be looking for STUFF!
$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?
- 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
Looking for ways to celebrate Mothers Day in a sustainable fashion, without adding clutter? Let’s face it; we are enticed to purchase more stuff, but how many fluffy slippers, dressing gowns, new toasters and frying pans to make the perfect scrambled eggs does she really need? Do we really need to ramp up our consumption of ‘stuff’ just because it’s Mothers Day, to let her know that we love her? Let’s take a step back from that traditional Mothers Day gift list and rethink.
Put simply, if we have concerns about reducing clutter in our homes and reducing our carbon footprint and the impact of belongings on environment, perhaps our gifts could do with a change of philosophy. Continue reading
Our 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
With Christmas being the time of giving, eating and stuffing our homes with more stuff, now is the time to take the clutter bully by the horns and tame it. Create space for more (hopefully) good stuff to come into your home. Continue reading