I have helped friends move house, and I have helped friends de-clutter their kitchens. One thing I can say for sure is that most people own around 2 big packing boxes full of plastic containers. And these take up 2 whole cupboards in a kitchen. It is extremely hard to find a container and lid… Continue reading 5 minute life changers: simplifying the plastics!
Category: Living calmer – get organised
5 minute life changers: How to be the BOSS of your phone.
Here are some scenarios you may know. You’re trying to get the kids out the door in the morning. You’re running late and you feel a bit sweaty. Then your phone starts buzzing. Someone is messaging you and it couldn’t be a worse moment. Your pulse rate goes right up. Your best friend just poured… Continue reading 5 minute life changers: How to be the BOSS of your phone.
5 minute life changers: That ONE perfect drawer.
Keeping one drawer perfect, is a sanity saver. When the kids have just drawn on the walls and are now hanging off the lightshade and the dog just puked. That is when you can look into your perfect drawer, for the 15th time and take 4 deep breathes. B r e a t h e… Continue reading 5 minute life changers: That ONE perfect drawer.
The seasons are changing and that’s when it’s ideal to declutter our wardrobes. A clogged up wardrobe means it is harder to get ready in the morning. In contrast; a simplified wardrobe is a joy to look at, and figuring out an outfit is a breeze. It makes me happy to see only my favourite… Continue reading Wardrobe simplification.
Ten little hacks to increase calm.
If there is one thing I really DON’T like it’s stress. It just drains me. Due to this I try to avoid it where I can. I have found to my happiness, that there are endless little hacks for avoiding stress and helping life run smoothly. One can have a crazy horrid day or a… Continue reading Ten little hacks to increase calm.
Why I love to declutter in January.
On the first day of every year I wake up with a big urge to de-clutter. I want to go through every cupboard and shelf. I don’t want to take any stuff we don’t use into the new year. It’s a great time to assess, chuck some stuff, and tidy. Like a fresh start. I… Continue reading Why I love to declutter in January.
Christmas can be simple and sweet!
Christmas can be sweet and relaxing. Or it can be tiring and costly. It depends on how you do it and your approach. How is your Christmas feeling so far? If you would like to simplify Christmas a little here are some good ideas! Just for you. Today. Don’t aim for perfect. Seriously, no one… Continue reading Christmas can be simple and sweet!
Simplify life. Cut out double handling.
Sometimes life feels like one l o n g to-do list. We just get 3 tasks done and then there are 4 more at the top of our list. However if we are regularly taking steps to simplify we will gradually have less and less to do. Many small steps over a year can free… Continue reading Simplify life. Cut out double handling.
Minimalist and Maximimalist got married.
We humans are often attracted to opposites. Therefore there are many minimalists married to maximalists. I frequently hear conversations about this scenario and they are usually conversations full of frustration! Yet none of us can see this coming when we are young and in love. Mainly because when we are young and in love we… Continue reading Minimalist and Maximimalist got married.
Mum-hacks. Getting on top of the washing.
Small systems keep whole empires going so they can certainly save some sanity in our homes! During our craziest season with 3 school kids and a baby, cat dog chickens goats and a pony, plus renovations, sports and social life, I became a systems analyst. I made it my goal to work out little systems… Continue reading Mum-hacks. Getting on top of the washing.