In a busy family home, the laundry room is one of the most important workhorses.
Each week, your laundry could see as much as 10 - 15 loads of clothes, towels and bedding travel through.
Laundries are often multi-functional areas providing a space for washing; drying; mending; folding and ironing.
Have you ever wondered if your laundry is working as efficiently as it could?
In this week's post, we've listed our Top 5 Laundry Organising Tips. You may be able to implement a small change from our tips that will make all the difference in your laundry's daily efficiency.
A huge thanks to Philippa Bond of Organised Chaos, who is our Guest Blogger this month. Philippa has kindly submitted some ideas for organising your garden shed. Getting this area of your home organised is not only great for your sanity but also makes it safer for your whole family. Philippa's ideas could easily translate to your garage area as well. :)
Ideas for Organising Your Garden Shed
Ever thought of organising your garden shed? It’s not only indoor rooms that need organising, outdoor rooms can benefit from a well organised system too.
This past week has seen the very sad loss of a dear loved one in our family.
Coping with grief and loss is a very personal thing. Emotions have been at their most unpredictable in our home during this time and our minds have been overloaded with the many details of To Do lists and phone calls to make.
Whilst helping my husband make funeral arrangements; sort through and find important papers, write a eulogy, etc it struck me that the vast majority of us will be in this position of executor or next-of-kin relative to a deceased person at least once in our lives.
Following are some ideas you could implement now to help your loved ones when the time comes for you to leave this earth:
If you've had a child attend preschool, day care or kindergarten, you might have noticed that at least every week, there are different toys and activities available to your children. It is very likely that these centres already have a system in place which I think we can all adopt in our own homes.
The Toy Rotation System
Ironing boards are only useful for ironing clothes, right? Not in our house!
Here's a list of the jobs I assign to our ironing board:
1. Folding clothes - Our ironing board fits four piles of clothing along its length which corresponds to the number of members of our family. As I fold each item, I add it to the appropriate family members clothing pile on the ironing board. The height of the ironing board saves my back and it's portable, so I can fold clean washing anywhere.
During sessions with my Professional Organising clients, I am often asked about the organising process and how or when we start 'organising'.
Overwhelm and the feeling of being disorganised comes about when we have a lot of stuff and generally cannot locate what we need, when we need it.
My first step, therefore, with all of my clients is always to declutter (no matter what their level of disorganisation). Here's why:
I don't know anyone who doesn't love an organising tip or two. So, I thought in this week's blog post, I'd jot down my favourite five organising tips. Enjoy!
It is the end of a school day. You've walked through the front door....your kids dump their bags in the entrance/foyer area of your house....make their way to the kitchen....fill up on snacks....leave remnants of said snacks on the counter.....and disappear outside.
'Sigh!' - You are now left (again) to empty the school bags; load the lunchboxes into the dishwasher; clear up snack remnants; call out to the kids to get changed so they don't ruin their uniforms, etc, etc. It's all too frustrating! What if I told you that this scenario could look very different?