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August 2, 2018

Having a relaxing facial needn't cost the world. In fact, you don't even have to leave your house!

I love whipping together a quick and easy DIY face mask for a pampering session on a budget, using store cupboard basics found in my kitchen cupboards. What could be easie...

July 17, 2018

I love using essential oils in my home. I use them in cleaning products, beauty products and in my diffuser to boost mood. But can just a few drops of plant-derived oils really kill germs, fight acne and reduce stress? It seems a little pseudo-sciencey, too good to be...

July 2, 2018

Working for yourself appeals to many people. You can set your own hours, make all the decisions and never have to put up with rude colleagues again. Plus, all the money you make you get to keep. What is not to like?

Trouble is, when you work for yourself, especially whe...

April 30, 2018

Once you have decluttered your home it can be all too easy to fall back into old patterns and habits. Before you know it, the mess is back, bigger and better than ever before. 

Friends and clients alike often ask me where they went wrong. I let go of so many things, how...

April 18, 2018

Growing up we all have grand plans about our future professions: doctor, teacher, ballerina, pilot, footballer, astronaut. Few of us ever actually enter these widely understood professions. Instead, we grow up to become executive assistants, marketing directors, accoun...

April 4, 2018

Without any doubt, the most common question I am asked about tidying, cleaning and decluttering is how to find the motivation to start. 

When we live in messy, dirty or cluttered homes our energy is quite literally drained from us by the mess. It turns out that living i...

April 2, 2018

There's no greater feeling than waking up in the morning, full of energy and excited to start the day. Trouble is, most of us don't wake up like that. I wake up most mornings a little bleary, a little groggy and a lot grumpy.

When we feel unmotivated like this, it can b...

March 22, 2018

The first thing any pro will tell you when you first express an interest in living with less, is that decluttering is a marathon, not a sprint. 

If you have found this post because you feel ready to start making radical changes in your life, GREAT. If you have found thi...

March 21, 2018

It is no secret that children are not great fans of tidying up; it cuts into their all-important and hectic playdate schedules. So much to play, so little time to tidy. Yet teaching your littles to help out around the house needn't be like pulling teeth, nor do you nee...

March 9, 2018

It is no secret that I enjoy organising. In fact, I love tidying and organising so much I’d consider it a hobby, as well as my career. 

Most people aren’t quite so convinced that organising is great fun. Instead, they view it as a chore, an unfortunate necessity in adul...

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