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The Get Organised blog contains organising and decluttering tips and tricks for your stuff and your mental load. Management of our home and belongings has a huge impact on happiness, mental health, sleep and relationships. Use the search bar below to look for specific topics. For hands-on decluttering assistance and professional organising, get in touch

How to help a hoarder

How to help a hoarder

Now that I have your attention, ‘someone who hoards’ is a more respectful way to address them. Be mindful of your language AND your actions. Decluttering behind their back can actually make the problem worse. Take baby steps and let them retain control.

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Has Marie Kondo gone rogue

Has Marie Kondo gone rogue?

Marie Kondo the queen of clean let slip that since the birth of her third child, shit has gotten real at home. She has had to reprioritise her time, which is totes understandable.

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space invaders season 3 - Cherie, Peter Angie

Space Invaders Season 3

Space Invaders Season 3 features Peter Walsh, Cherie Barber and Angie Kent waving their magic wands on cluttered homes across Sydney, and transforming lives in the process.

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entropy and organising - a pile of clothes on a couch

Entropy and Organising

Why does your house seem to descend into chaos? Why do problems pop up on their own, while solutions demand effort and energy? Murphy’s Law

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Grouping Like with Like - a jar of colourful pens

Grouping Like with Like

Grouping Like with Like helps with decluttering, so you know what you can safely cull. It helps with organising, so you can find things easily and intuitively. And it helps with maintenance, so you don’t keep buying duplicates.

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Micro frustrations in the home. 2 people cooking.

Micro frustrations in the home

Sometimes we don’t even notice the micro frustrations that surround us at home. Constantly moving clutter aside and around to complete daily tasks leads to stress and overwhelm.

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gift cupboard

Do you need a gift cupboard?

A gift cupboard is a collection of brand new or giftable items on hand. Stored together with greeting and gift cards, as well as wrapping paper in the same area, you have all you need when assembling a gift.

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intergenerational clutter - a brown box sits on the bed

Do you have intergenerational clutter?

Recently I was going through the huge mass of family photos I had become custodian of, and realised I had no idea who some of the people in the pics even were. I’m sure they were lovely people and they were likely related to me, but they needed to go.

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Decluttering a Storage Unit - towering boxes

Decluttering a Storage Unit

Self-storage units are useful for transitional periods like renovating and travelling. But many people use them to keep unnecessary excess items and waste thousands of dollars per year.

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Simple pleasures - clean sheets and a coffee

Simple pleasures as an adult

Adults value weird things children can’t relate to, often involving time and space. Here are some examples: Clean bed sheets, Having zero plans, Having plans cancelled, The perfect parking spot.

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where to donate clothes - a pile of garments

Where to donate clothes

Fast fashion is a mess, literally. The world is drowning in fabric, and the fashion industry has a vested interest in this madness continuing. Where can you donate your pre-loved clothes to minimise landfill?

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Get Organized with The Home Edit, Clea and Joanna recline on their couch

Get Organized with The Home Edit – Review

The Home Edit taught us that organising involves four steps. 1. Edit – Fancy word for declutter. 2. Categorise – Put like with like to make storage intuitive. 3. Contain – Use boxes/bins/tubs to keep your categories separate. 4. Maintain

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Do I have too much clutter, a couple grapples with boxes

Do I have too much clutter?

It’s easy to come away from a stay at an Airbnb feeling inferior about your overstuffed cupboards. It’s easy to covet your friend’s kitchen setup, complete with every kind of wine glass. But everyone’s clutter tolerance is different.

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Decluttering tips for 2022, a lady surrounded by clutter

Decluttering tips for 2022

1. Start small and build up. 2. Get started with our prior blog post about the basics. 3. Have a vision for that space. 4. First, put any obvious rubbish in the bin. 5…

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How many clothes do I need. A lady looks at her items

How many clothes do I need?

Fashion is a big polluter and a cluttered wardrobe is not fun to use. So. How many clothes do I need? Depends – are you an minimalist or a fashionista – or both?

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A hand writes a to-don't list in a notebook

My to-don’t list

Making to-do lists is so very 2018. To-don’t lists are much more fun. And productive. Declutter your responsibilities to clarify what’s important. And the great

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Simplify your life. Scrabble tiles say Keep Things Simple in that order on a white background

Simplify your life

It was once predicted that (we) future humans would have a lot of spare time. But the future is here and we are busier than ever.

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A hand holds a coffee and a tablet screen showing a shopping basket to signify consumerism and clutter

Consumerism and clutter

Consumerism and clutter go hand in hand. Aggressive marketing and a capitalist culture that celebrate stuff are difficult to ignore. You see, being human is

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A series of 9 photographs show progression from least to most cluttered in a room to answer Am I a Hoarder

Am I a Hoarder?

The term ‘hoarding’ can be used pretty loosely. Clients often ask me “am I a hoarder?” and are relieved when I say no. On the

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A model of a human head says ADHD while spirals radiate outwards, signifying organising and ADHD

ADHD and tidying up

ADHD was once only recognised in cheeky young boys. In recent years the definition has expanded and a link between ADHD and tidying up (or lack thereof) has become clearer.

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How to stay tidy – do this. Timber shelves contain neatly folded towels and wicker baskets

How to stay tidy

So you’ve finished the decluttering and organising process, and it was laborious. You don’t want to have to go through that again. So how do you maintain it?

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Lisa and Jason's clutter is huge

Too much stuff

In the modern era of too much stuff it’s difficult to imagine a time when people saved up for their furniture. They ate meals on

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Use the good stuff including this floral teapot and two tea-filled cups next to a bowl of madarins

Use the good stuff

Do you use the good stuff? Or do you have things in your cupboard for special occasions? Do you have: Wedding gifts still in the

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