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Professional Organisers

Open House

Who has keys to your house? Your cleaner, a carer, perhaps a neighbour or two? Outside of our family, offering access to your private home naturally comes with some reservations. And, what about those coming in to do a quote, to fix the blocked sink, or to do a real estate appraisal? Have you ever asked for identification, or if they have had a police check? Most of us are too...

While you work in your business let a Professional Organiser work on your business

You have been in business for over one year now and you are you are experiencing amazing growth. You have moved from a one person sole trader to a company and decided to hire two employees to meet the growth and expand your business further. Things have been busy on the home front as well as the business, and your systems and processes that you began with need reviewing and streamlining....

The sharing of stories

Culturally, we are not very good at talking about the inevitable. Death, that is. Even by saying that, I can hear the collective cringe, if by putting it out there, I have jinxed us all. But the reality is, it is a part of life. Recently I was interviewed for a local newspaper about making plans for treasured possessions and collections. How, by helping families salvage and share their belongings and...

What is a Professional Organiser and What is the Benefit to me?

15th Jun 15
Being a fairly new role in society, professional organisers are asked "What is a Professional Organiser and what will the benefit be to me?” Professional Organisers have the experience to give you the skills, techniques and motivation to take control back of your life. Looking at the statistics below, you can see by enlisting the help of a Professional Organiser you can reduce your physical and mental clutter. De-cluttering Statistics Eliminating...

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...

What's in a Name?

Most people working in the Organising field call themselves Professional Organisers (or Organizers in America). And yet people looking for Organising help, often refer to them as Personal Organisers. So what’s in a name? I asked my fellow Organisers to offer their opinions on the title of “Professional Organiser”. Thank you to the 53 Organisers who completed the survey. Of these, 46 call themselves Professional Organisers, 1 Personal Organiser and 6...


It’s been around for a while but just lately it seems to pop up in print media and on twitter. So I had a look what it actually was. First, don’t be distracted by the name, Pomodoro is Italian for tomato and it has to do with the one and only gadget you need for this productivity tool: a kitchen timer that ticks. It basically is about putting the focus...

Keeping Kids' Stuff in Check #2

Kids are messy, and kids need to have the freedom to be messy. But I believe that kids should also be given the responsibility for helping clean up their messes. By the end of the day, my house often looks like a Lego bomb went off – does yours? I remember the first play-date I hosted with my mother’s group. It was a memorable new mum experience because I later found...

NOW Blog 14: Finding the Right Professional Organiser for You

Decluttering and organising your home and life is a very personal undertaking. You will come across items that evoke strong memories, both happy and sad. You may deal with documents holding intimate details of your business, health or finances. You will find things that you are just not sure what to do with. Often the sheer volume of 'stuff' that you want to sort can be overwhelming. Who can help? Relatives...

NOW Blog: How to Keep Everything in its Place

One of the most frustrating things about our homes can be that we spend time tidying and cleaning only to have them look like Cyclone Yasi has blown through within a few days. How can that be? The answer is that organising is very different to tidying and cleaning. Organising is not about being neat, it is about finding what we need for a specific task, when and where we need...
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