Organising to make life easier
You know, when I set up my business in 2016, there was a rise of women's marches.
I could feel this rising energy bringing optimism and community and taking a stand around the world.
I could see greater insights into masculine and feminine energy and appreciation for the role both have to play.
I had heard words like collaboration, partnership, and co-creation being included in philosophies and approaches.
I felt totally inspired by it and wanted in some way to be a part of it.
I decided that I could help by resolving persistent issues with clutter and disorganisation in the home that keep particularly women occupied, stressed, and exhausted.
If I could help to free up some time and energy that would otherwise have been devoted to navigating clutter and disorganisation, you could be more involved in your communities.
You could be active.
You could have a voice.
You could take a stand.
You could effect change.
- Focus on what you love. Sometimes we forget about that when all we see is what we don't love.
- Use the resources you have on hand to create structures, not make you buy lots of containers (where practical).
- Encourage sustainable waste management. This means not overloading yourself with fixer-uppers, not overloading charities with clothes that are not in a fit condition to buy, and recognising where too much is coming in so you can take action.
What are you looking for in a Professional Organiser?
- I had Professional Organiser Training in May 2016 through Angela Esnouf at Creating Order From Chaos.
- I am a known industry member (was a member of the Australasian Association of Professional Organisers before it wound up in 2017).
- I have a current Working With Children Check.
What makes life easier?
- Having less stuff
- Being surrounded by joy
- Living in alignment with your values
- Having room for growth
- Being freed up to focus on what's important to you
- Building skills for the future
I have always enjoyed organising in my working life, where I have worked on multi-million dollar engineering projects, global software applications, and processes in financial services.
Add to that learning from life such as moving house every year in my 20s (including living in London and doing lots of travel).
I grew up in Melbourne as the third of five children so I know what it's like as a big household with working parents and kids doing after school and weekend activities.
I've coordinated projects at home too. My husband and I have been lucky enough to renovate our house that was built in the 1980s. I have coordinated the kitchen renovation, and the demolition and construction of a colorbond patio.
I had a baby girl in 2012 and she continues to inspire me in my life and work.