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Declutter your wardrobe by hosting a swap meet!

Is your overflowing wardrobe making you feel a bit down? Do you tend to keep a lot of clothes you no longer use just because you paid good money for them? It might be about time to invite your friends over and host a swap meet! To start with you need to write down a list of guests. Try to stick to a maximum of 5 people and tell them to...
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Going Paperless to Boost Productivity

3rd Nov 14
Do you or your clients want to be more productive and have access to relevant information when needed wherever and not just when sitting at a clean desk? If the answer was yes then maybe what I am about to tell you will assist you to begin. Areas to consider in going paperless are the mobility, workflow and protection aspects. Mobility - allows you the ability to access information wherever you...
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Are You Making This Mistake With Your To-Do List?

28th Oct 14
To-do lists are magic. According to experts, the second you write something down, you’re infinitely more likely to actually make it happen than if you rely on your (sometimes faulty) memory. Lists work! Plenty has been written about the power of lists… but not all lists are created equal! There are six big mistakes people make with their to-do lists, and I am going to highlight one here today - Putting...

Organising The Stress Out Of Exams

As the end of the school term approaches student and family stresses increase dramatically. Teenagers are not only dealing with the pressures of academic achievement, but sporting or creative success, family dynamics, financial uncertainty, career choices and relationships, together with the physical, mental and emotional changes that occur during this formative period of their lives. And they are doing it without the safety net of years of life experience. Managing the...

The Role of the Professional Organiser

So, you are perhaps unsure of exactly what the role of a Professional Organiser is… or maybe you think you know exactly what their role is and are wondering what on earth would possess people to hire one. After all, who would want someone coming to their home and seeing all that mess and disorganisation? Particularly someone who is, no doubt, extremely organised, has the cleanest house, the best behaved children...

Legal Concerns in your Professional Organising Business

All Professional Organisers, need to consider their legal requirements when starting and running a professional organising business. If you do not follow legislative requirements and regulations, your professional organising business can face serious penalties. A range of legal requirements may affect your professional organising business and the purpose of this article is to give you a brief understanding about some of the general legal principles that you need to be aware...
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How to write blog posts that get results

29th Sep 14
Many of us are already bloggers but others amongst us are not. In this blog I share my insight once again from a National Association of Professional Organisers Conference session I attended in May. Key learnings were: You need to write as though you are writing directly to the person you are trying to reach. You need to find a problem that readers are seeking and answer them in your blog....
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Learn to Say No: Increase the Power of How You Spend Your Time

16th Sep 14
One of the very best ways to manage your time is to learn to say ‘No’. Saying no is a great way to control how you spend your time and take your power back. For many, saying ‘No’ is a challenge because we want to be helpful or to please. But, it’s time to take back the power of no and earn more time in your day for doing what you...

Not Your Average Junk Truck

11th Sep 14
Recently I had the privilege of going behind the scenes of the Melbourne Operations of 1800 Got Junk? and it was an eye opening experience. To state the obvious, yes they do take people’s junk away, however very little of it is rubbish. Their efforts to donate, recycle or reuse items are where they shine as eco warriors of our modern day throw away society. Since 1989, they have diverted over...
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Benefits of inviting a Professional Organiser into your home; the first ripple in what could be a wave of positive change in your life.

8th Sep 14
If you are at the stage of inviting a Professional Organiser into your home, business, or even to manage the challenges of everyday life, then congratulations, it means that you have recognised that you are ready to make a change. You have also recognised that you want someone with the skills and expertise to help facilitate that change as efficiently and smoothly as possible. You may have an idea of what...
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