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7 Day Fresh Start: Top Ten Tossing Trip Ups

(the top ten reasons for NOT getting started…. and our answers) In this lesson I’m going to go through the Top Ten Tossing Trip-Ups, or the top ten excuses that people use to hang onto their clutter. These are quite legitimate concerns that people share with me...

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Fridge Bins

Everyone has a fridge and we go to them countless times a day, unfortunately when you are a busy working mum, you don’t have time to reorganise the contents every time your children have raided the fridge. Fridge Bins are a handy way to help you keep your fridge...

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Drink Bottles

Sometimes drink bottles have a habit of getting out of hand, from taking a drink bottle to the gym, to work, out on walks, for your child’s school lunch or to sporting activities it’s amazing how within a family you end up with so many. Children often end up with 3 or...

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DIY Shelves

While some people use shelves for decoration they can also be used for home storage and organisation. Thanks to the D.I.Y craze you can purchase shelving of different styles, colours, shapes, materials and textures from any hardware store. You can buy shelves already...

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Linus Pantry Bin

The Linus Pantry Bin gives you a second pair of helping hands in your pantry. This wonderful range from Howards Storage World is a god-send for the working mum. When you finally get home from grocery shopping you want to be able to pack your groceries away as quickly...

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Laundry Ideas

We all want or need more storage space in the laundry, depending on the size of your room and the available area and space you have, why not do something so different from everything your friends and family have. If you have the time and a little Do It Yourself...

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Entry Way

The entry way is usually the first room, a visitor sees when they enter your house, and no doubt you’d like to keep it as clutter free as you can, however sometimes it’s hard to do, between working and children it can be hard to keep on top of things, sometimes items...

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Under Bed Storage

For those living in a small unit or house or for anyone who just doesn’t seem to have enough space in their wardrobe or linen cupboard under bed storage is perfect! Simply put under bed storage are just large storage boxes, often on wheels that are long and wide and...

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Ottoman

Ottomans, especially storage ottomans are great for the home or office. In the office they are perfect for storing magazines, reams of paper, or anything in general you need access to, but want to hide away, they can also double as a foot rest with some strong enough...

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Office

If you are sadly one of those people who would love an office but don’t really have the space but you have a spare free-standing wardrobe and some time on your hands, you can have your very own office in a cupboard in no time. Getting creative is the key, maybe you...

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Mobile Bar

When you are a busy working mum who likes to entertain its great when you have 1 item that serves two purposes and did you know the humble kitchen trolley doubles as a wonderful mobile drinks trolley. Being able to have a mobile drinks trolley at parties is great, you...

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Magnetic Spice Rack

Spice jars or small containers to hold your spices in, isn’t a new concept, keeping spice in jars has been around for centuries, however HOW we store them has changed. Thanks to the invention of magnets – and magnetic spice racks we can now attach our spice containers...

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Magazine Crate

Magazine crates are perfect for the home or office, and look great! From a Doctors waiting room, an office to your lounge room or bed room. Magazine crates come in many styles, from coloured wire and fabrics to water hyacinth and are a perfect way to store all your...

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Laundry Idea

If you are fortunate enough to have a large laundry but you seem to lack storage space and you would like to add a down home country or rustic feel to the room, a smart idea and cheap storage solution is to pick up an old pallet and 4 wooden crates. The more weathered...

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Lovely Crate

Crates are a great storage option for your home or home office; crates are usually quite strong and are perfect for heavy books, lots of paperwork, children’s toys, for use in the garage or around the house. Crates also come in a variety of styles and shapes, some...

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12 Days ’till Christmas

Ditch the pressure and embrace the Christmas spirit The beginning of December brings much excitement and joy about the fast approaching holidays. You can finally indulge all those crafty whims you’ve saved up for this time of year. Then suddenly you’re knee deep in...

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Are you overwhelmed by your photos?

How to survive photo clutter and avoid the guilt. Social media is awash with images of perfect homes. They have designer furniture, pristine design and always seem to have a photobook on the coffee table. Whilst the designer room might take some work the photobook can...

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Sweater Boxes

It doesn’t matter if you have a huge wardrobe, a walk in robe or hardly any hanging space at all, sweater boxes are a great way to organise your clothes, especially those bulky winter jumpers and sweaters that take up so much room in your closet. Sweater boxes come in...

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Ribbons

If you are like most women, you love to wrap and decorate pretty packages for birthdays and Christmas, you also want to be able to find your ribbons and bows easily and fast. Or if you are into crafts and making cards as a hobby you need easy access to your *card...

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Projects

Hands up who has children that love to do arts and crafts. Hands up if you like to do arts and craft yourself and you would just like to have one area set aside for your hobby needs, from storing knitting needles and wool to sewing, quilting, embroidery or craft...

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Pots

A lot of busy mum’s know time is always of the essence, the less time we have to spend on boring chores the better and a lot of us really like to be organised, at work, and at home. One real bug-bear with most of us is how messy our kitchen cupboards get, especially...

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Give yourself a year

An organised life allows you to have more time, less stress, more money and the ability to achieve any goal you desire. But if you’re starting at zero, I mean with nothing, then it is going to take a bit of time and some planning. Rather than getting overwhelmed, it’s...

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The Power of Mentoring

Learn once, do once, teach once This wonderful adage reminds us how effective learning, applying that learning and most importantly, sharing that learning can be, to strengthen and deepen your understanding and your experiences. Many of the world’s most successful...

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Nearly 101 Uses for an Over the Door Shoe Rack

This post is from guest Blogger Kristina Duke from Blue Sky Engagement. We would love to hear your thoughts – please comment down below. (maybe not that many!) I’m sure many of you have seen a couple of these ideas floating around the Internet but I know I have...

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Managing your Social Media Personalities

This post is from guest Blogger Phillipa Spork from Blue Sky Engagement. We would love to hear your thoughts – please comment down below. Consider for a moment how many personas you have. I know I’ve got a few. I’m Class Parent Rep, morning reader,...

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Multiple Streams of Income with Stephanie Rice

This 30 minute call will introduce you to a business opportunity with Stephanie Rice and Brigitte Hinneberg. We are looking forward to sharing our exciting new business with you. We will also had a very special speaker also dialling in from...

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The Digital Disaster Zone

Are you overwhelmed by your digital images? Digital clutter is on the increase. People are overwhelmed by images that are stored on memory cards, CD, USB, hard drive, phones, tablets, cloud and a plethora of photo sorting and storing software programs. And it is not...

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TM5 – What’s the scoop?

From Leah Steinberg, Thermomix Consultant. Last week, in the suburbs of sunny Queensland, we were all buzzing with the news about the new TM5 What, prey tell, is the TM5 you ask? Social media is a-twitter with it all and it’s created a stir, alright. The TM5 is the...

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Does your work bag work hard for you?

I’ve been looking for a new work bag for a while and today I finally succumbed. I needed a bag that could handle my full life. I needed a bag big enough to hold my laptop, my reading material, my items for the day, like meeting notes, mail, receipts and forms. And I...

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Your Personal Blueprint for Success

Wouldn’t it be great if you could tune into your future self, the self 5 years from now, and listen as she tells you that it’s not all that hard, to stop stressing and that it’s all going to be really great? What else would she say to you? This week in my Momentum...

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Money Tips to Change Your Life

How often is it you find the bills and credit card statements all roll in at the same time, it can be stressful and inconvenient if your pay is late or a client still hasn’t paid their invoice. Perhaps you know you won’t have enough money in the bank by the end of the...

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How to Create a Vision for your Business

Are you ready to start turning your ideas / passion into money? Whether or not you have your business up and running yet it’s critical you begin to see yourself running a successful business.  When I’m faced with challenges in my business, it’s my vision that keeps me...

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‘Believe in yourself and keep jumping in’

Lisa Messenger on life, business and playing big What a huge pleasure it was to interview the inspirational Lisa Messenger for our launch week here at She’s Organised. The Collective team’s mantra is “anything’s possible” and as they...

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How to Create a Vision for your Business – Part 2

In the last blog post, we talked about why you need a vision statement for your business. This post explains the first step to creating your unique business vision statement. The easiest place to start is to evaluate where your business is today. That will reveal...

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Your personal vision for success

‘Map out your vision’ means to get clear on exactly what it is you want. Not what everybody else wants. To reach that place of confidence and clarity requires some quiet and calm reflection. What is your ultimate life? How do you know if you got there? What does...

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Organise your Office for Outstanding Results

This month we’ve been guiding our members to overhaul their offices for success. When you organise your work environment, you optimise your surroundings for productivity and increase your ability to work effectively. The actions you take today to organise your office...

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How to Create a Vision for your Business – Part 3

In the last blog post, we helped you to explore where your business stands today – the good, the bad and the ugly. Now we want to get into the detail of where you WANT it to be. When you look at the strengths and opportunities that you explored, where would you like...

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The dining table that lived happily ever after

ONCE upon a time, there was an invisible dining table. It wasn’t really invisible, but it was so long since its family had seen it that they had almost forgotten it was there. The reason no-one could see the table was that it was covered in a mound of paper. The...

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The organised skier

What makes a good skiing trip great? What are those little details that turn an otherwise fun holiday into something special? We sat down by the fire on our last night at Mt Hotham and captured our favourite tips. I hope they help you plan your next adventure wherever...

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Is being organised overrated?

This week I spoke live on 612ABC radio with the lovely Kelly Higgins-Devine. She asked me if ‘being organised’ was worth the effort.  This is a great interview for anyone who wants to make some positive changes in their life but needs to know where start. ...

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Be A Basket Case

Thanks to bright colours and funky designs, baskets are no longer something Grandma used to store her knitting in. These days they come in a wide range of styles, shapes, colours and materials, that they are not just a great organising tool, but compliment any room in...

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Waste not want not with Freshbox

If you’re sitting at the desk and wondering what’s in the fridge for dinner, this handy app could be the solution. Freshbox shows you what you need to use up in your fridge by the use-by date. It would help with the ‘out of sight, out of mind’ scenario of items down...

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Confidence Boosting

This week I have been reflecting on the topic of confidence as it came up in a session with a beautiful, talented client. She pinpointed that a lack of self-confidence is holding her back from achieving her ideal life and she’s sick to death of it. It stirred me up...

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So, what have you been doing all day?

Do any of you feel slightly explosive when asked the question ‘what have you been doing all day?’ and realising that despite your best efforts, there’s not much to show for it? Seriously, if ever a question invited domestic violence, that one would surely top the...

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Time to change the way we think about time.

More than 60% of Australian women say they are suffering from time pressure. This is causing stress, arguments and inner turmoil. Even our kids are struggling. Employees waste 10 weeks a year searching for missing documents, grappling with sharing files and other lost...

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How to Create a Vision for Your Business

Are you ready to start turning your ideas / passion into money? Whether or not you have your business up and running yet it’s critical you begin to visualise an existing business and see yourself running a successful enterprise. When I’m faced with challenges in my...

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There are only three ways to store your belongings

When it comes to storage, there are three main ways of organising your belongings: Fitted or built-in storage Storage furniture or containers Or out on view – a method that shades into ‘display’. Whether it’s 1, 2 or 3, there’s no limit to the style you can adopt,...

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The Seven Must Have Features of ANY Storage Solution

Whether you’re shopping at Howards Storage World, The Container Store or the $2 shop, making the right choice in storage makes your life easier and makes your spaces work hard for you. So you’re all inspired to get organised, you’ve got a 45 minute window...

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Containers To Tame Your Space

In any room of your home or office, keeping things neat, tidy and organised is key to saving space and managing your time and stress levels. Container storage is one of the many ways we have to tame our mess. To keep your home or work space efficient, it needs to be...

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Catching Balls at 6am

By far the hardest things to keep track of in my day are my own thoughts and inspiration. Most mornings I get home from the gym, greet my children and then head straight into the kitchen to help with breakfast and lunches and getting everyone ready to go off to...

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Zen and the art of school pickup

This post is for those entrepreneurial mums like me who like to pick their kids up from school. For years I used to arrive at the school precinct, on time or even a little bit early, only to find that I could not get a carpark for love nor tuckshop money. Every day,...

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Stylish Vision Boards

The reason we want to get organised in life is so we can be, do and have what we desire. So it’s important to have a daily dose of inspiration to keep you going through the journey to getting and staying organised. Sometimes when we talk about vision boards, people...

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It’s as Easy as a Cup of Tea

Welcome to week two of our 2014 Milking it blog. As we said last week, February is the new January (who wants to change the world when they’re on holiday?) so now the kids are back at school, we’re getting down into the business of making this the greatest year of...

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The Female Entrepreneur – diligent, capable, resourceful, courageous, energetic, active, audacious, passionate, self assured, gutsy, enterprising, imaginative, plucky, industrious and opportunistic

Today’s female entrepreneur is described as diligent, capable, resourceful, courageous, energetic, active, audacious, passionate, self assured, gutsy, enterprising, imaginative, plucky, industrious and opportunistic. Despite all these words – and many words we didn’t...

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Getting Back into the Groove

Here in Australia we’ve all just dropped our kids off to their first day back at school for the New Year and I can hear the collective sigh of mums around the nation. No matter how many mixed emotions we all feel about saying goodbye to our kids at the school gate,...

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Today is the Day

It’s 2014. Can you believe it?? I feel like we were celebrating the millennium just a few years ago. The older I get, the more time flies. I’m sure you all feel the same. So speaking of time passing by, I’ve got an amazing talent of multitasking. HAHA! Who am I...

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5 Ways to Launch a Successful Online Business

Decide and Do. Discover a problem that needs a solution. Instead of letting your ideas slip through your fingers, you decide to create a solution. Test and Test Again. A big reason why so many entrepreneurs fail is because they invest lots of time and money in their...

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Keeping Your Balls Contained

Parents juggling business and family don’t have time to be picking up after the children every hour. Netballs, basket balls, soccer balls, footballs all take up a bit of space and easily fall out of buckets and baskets. Harness that juggling act by creating an easy to...

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12 Days ’till Christmas

Ditch the pressure and embrace the Christmas spirit The beginning of December brings much excitement and joy about the fast approaching holidays. You can finally indulge all those crafty whims you’ve saved up for this time of year. Then suddenly you’re knee deep in...

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Get your Energy Flowing

Being a mother with ambition leads you on a journey of incredible personal transformation on every level. Your way of being, living and working takes on a whole new dimension constantly bringing to the forefront your core needs and values (especially when these are...

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What really IS a healthy relationship anyway?

This month, our members were given a masterclass about relationships. In between work, children’s activities, housework and social events, relationships need nurturing. We all want a healthy marriage, but: What really IS a healthy relationship anyway? To help us...

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Stuff Happens

Never before has our consumer-driven society been so bogged down by stuff. Entire economies rely on our perpetual need for consumables. It’s addictive to buy something new, and then we bring it home and try and figure out ‘where will I put it?’ An astonishing 84% of...

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Milk Money – One of Your 12 Systems for Success

So long, 2013 financial year and hello to a brand new one! This week we’re making sure our clients have a simple system for success for the 2014 financial year. I want to share a few features of that with you today. If you’re familiar with our online program Milking...

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Success Story – Spyderhouse Designs

Loving the webinars: Loving Momentum Platinum: Brigitte!! Look what you have done! You’ve built this group of ours in such a short time, and it shows your talent and intelligence and care and insight and hard work and patience and humour and, and…. thank...

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Success Story – Ros J

Hi Brigitte, I just wanted you to know that I’m hoping you’ll to do a follow-up webinar as we ran out of time yesterday for all your slides. You have great information and inspiration to share and I really enjoy your ideas. Warm regards, Ros...

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Success Story – Jenny

Thank you, thank you, thank you! So great to get a follow up as it was a little hard to catch everything in amongst life’s interruptions. Many thanks, Jenny

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Success Story – Judy

Hi Brigitte, Thank you for a very helpful webinar yesterday. I would have liked to take more notes if I wasn’t nursing a baby, and I would like to know if I would be able to access a copy of yesterday’s presentation. I bought your DYRTM book some time ago...

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Success Story – Sandi Cant

Thanks Brigitte Thrust into the role of business manager was not what I expected when I left full time public service to have my first child. As the business has continued to grow, the paperwork has also evolved into a never ending mountain of anxiety. With no formal...

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Success Story – Damian O’Sullivan

FinPa New Media is a small software development company with blue chip clients. Due to the quality of our work for major corporations we are experiencing rapid growth. The challenge is to manage this so that we continue to offer the excellence that made this growth...

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Success Story – Luke O’Sullivan

Running a small business is a challenge. There is a myriad of decisions to make everyday and often, making these decisions and trusting your own instincts can be difficult. In the Live Entertainment Industry the day to day running of the business can include...

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Success Story – Kate Adamson

“I was amazed at how useful it has been….I felt extremely comfortable with the professional approach and was able to trust her opinion and therefore share very personal information with her. I developed a very strong, dynamic and extremely satisfying relationship with...

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Success Story – A. Duigan

“Coaching was extremely beneficial and exceeded all expectations. The benefit was being able to spend a set amount of time with a professional identifying goals and working out ways to achieve them. For me there are many things I would like to achieve and improve but...

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Your plan for ultimate health!

9 Tips to convert a fat tummy into a flat tummy (and regain boundless energy in the process) Are you sick of all the beating around the bush about diet and exercise? Do you just want a program that works, because you’re too busy with the rest of your life to be...

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How to Use Technology to serve you:

My basic philosophy with technology is this: “use it to achieve your objectives”. It’s that simple. But it can easily hinder your progress without a system in place to manage it. There’s a real art to using technology to free up, rather than eat into your time. Many...

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Making Life Easy – Time Saver Tip

Time saver tip: What I love about my Ready Reference Folder Today I want to show you my ready reference binder and why I love it so much. It’s a simple tool and really easy to make yourself. It will save you time and energy because everything you need to refer to is...

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Time to Shine: Turning time management into child’s play

Have you ever considered how to best teach our 21st century kids how to manage their time? If you are like me you want your children to be as free as possible to just enjoy being little; to grow up in their own time. But time’s a lot like money, we all have to...

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Cut and paste your ultimate life.

Just Imagine – Cut and paste your ultimate life. Note: We have hundreds of tips and articles like this in our Your Tools section, for members only. Come and hang out with real lifestyle experts and join a community of people making it happen. The start of every...

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Seven things you MUST do when you’re overwhelmed

1. Get your mindset working for you, rather than against you. 90% of success is getting into the right mindset. Overwhelm is the enemy of productivity, so when you’re stuck, this is the number one place to start. Overwhelm is a state, just like happiness,...

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Using vertical spaces

Hi all, happy Monday! Like you, I’ve got a lot on my plate this week, so today I wanted to share a really simple idea with you. I’m sending you all up the wall – literally! I’d like to invite you to take a look around your office and home and...

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Did You Remember Your Password….erm..Pass?

Did You Remember Your Password?……erm…Pass? This is a guest post from Simone Mitchell Thompson, Coach, intrepid traveller, wife and mum (in no particular order). I have followed her very handy advice about saving passwords since reading this post and...

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WFD series: To Thermomix or not to Thermomix?

In case you missed our webinar on the 7th March, (you can listen to it here on our home page: www.shesorganised.com), one of the most debated topics was the Thermomix. I thought that I would share with you my personal view on the subject – I’d love to know what...

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What does ‘being organised’ mean anyway?

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. S = STEP by STEP: Give up trying to do it all. Stop focusing on your ‘to do list’. It’s taken you your whole life to get where you are, so don’t expect the clutter to disappear in a day. If you can focus on one step at a time, you’ll achieve mastery and...

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Success Story – Catherine

Dear Brigitte, Thanks for coming along to present to the WCEI group. Everyone left the night energized and excited! Thanks for a wonderful presentation. It was great! Catherine

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Success Story – Joanne Sheedy

Hi Brigitte, I just wanted to say that as a single working mum to two young energetic boys, I was very much looking forward to your webinar “Lighten your load, cut your work in half”…yes please, SO NEED to de-clutter my home and put in place better schedules &...

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Success Story – Robert Louis Stevenson

From you, I have learnt much more than decluttering a room. I’ve learnt a change of mindset. I’ve learnt that my head has been holding the extra ‘just in cases’ and ‘what ifs’ and ‘maybes’. I already know I have won when...

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Success Story – Cath Stothard

It has been said that “to choose time is to save time.” A person who allots a specific amount of time to things that need to be done will often get more out of his time. Brigitte’s program has taught me skills on how the allocate my time. It has helped me to...

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Success Story – G. Landsdown

“… quite amazing. Brigitte helped bring to my conscious my dream job and coached me to see and feel it. She challenged my limiting beliefs and helped me realise what I really want. I left with actions to help me move to the next step and was so excited by the...

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Success Story – S. Balfour

“Coaching has given me the confidence that anything can be achieved but it just takes thought and planning – which coaching provides the framework for. It has been remarkable! I loved it. It has been an incredibly positive and empowering experience.” – S....

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The thing about goals – Success Tip # 1.

Hi there, Yesterday, I updated my goals. This is not an unusual occurrence, since I’m a pretty avid goal-setter, but it has prompted me to write this post about the difference between (shh: goals) and GOALS!!! Here’s the thing: yesterday I set my goals...

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Give your working wardrobe an overhaul without spending a cent.

The way you start your day dictates its course and can set you up for success or doom and gloom. There are lots of things you can do, like picturing your day before you get out of bed, getting up before the kids and more. But here we want to talk about the skeletons...

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13 benefits of clearing your clutter

(I bet you can come up with more)  You will feel grateful for the things you love and need and will buy less (thereby saving money). You will no longer need to buy expensive organising gadgets to solve your clutter problem. You’ll save at least an hour a day...

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Top Ten Reasons to de-clutter your life.

Here are the top 10 reasons why you want to de-clutter your home, business and life: We wear 20% of the clothes we own 80% of the time. The rest just hangs there ‘just in case’ and gets in the way of the stuff we need to find. Four in ten Australians say they feel...

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20 minute wardrobe makeover

Spending 20 mins in the wardrobe pays off huge dividends for a family who need to get moving quickly in the morning. There’s nothing worse than not being able to find anything you need in a hurry. By the end of school term the children’s wardrobes get messy and...

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How getting rid of your stuff can reduce your overwhelm

I hope you enjoyed your Easter break. We thought a four day break from the usual routine was a great opportunity to get rid of the clutter hanging around the house. Some friends joined us in The Biggest Tosser 4 Day Challenge and we celebrated doing a group toss....

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Open the door to your success

Don’t you just love friends you can call on to help you move mountains? Someone who helps you stay true to your dreams and gets you unstuck? Here’s an example of someone I love talking to from time to time. This week I had a great chat with my friend and fellow coach...

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Six Steps to Spring Cleaning Success

The irresistible signs of spring are in the air: flowers are blossoming, and the birds are singing us into a new beginning. But your house feels stale, right? So turn that northern tradition of Spring Cleaning into the perfect excuse to freshen up your home in time...

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Paper Flow Going Global

After six years’ experience in the self-publishing game and some of the largest retailers as my distributors, I’m very excited to announce that we have a new publishing house! Wiley (Wrightbooks) will re-launch the popular Paper Flow, the ultimate guide to making...

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Take Control of Your Daily Grind

Some days it feels like you’re spending all your precious time putting out fires and chasing your tail rather than enjoying the small amount of quality family time. Remember what life used to be like before our 24/7 work culture set in? There was a rhythm to daily...

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Your Ultimate Life

See it, feel it, create it, share it…. milk it! The first step to getting anything you want in life is to get clear about what it is you want. Simple, yes? But do we always do it? No. A lot of our day is spent worrying about what we don’t want or focussing on...

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What’s Cooking in Your Kitchen?

Does your kitchen also serve as a part time office? workbench? school project centre? party room? When you think about it, we expect a lot from the room we call ‘kitchen’, So my question for you is this: does your kitchen serve and support your daily life,...

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Top Ten Travel Tips (for working parents)

As parents, we sometimes think it would just be easier to stay home than to deal with the packing, the whining and those dreaded words ‘are we there yet?’ Don’t put off non-essential trips because it all seems like too much hard work. From pre-trip planning to packing...

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Be smarter about your money

Make a financial difference in ’10. Find out how to set up and manage your household finances at our Milk Money workshop. The silly season can drain your finances and make you lose track of the incomings and outgoings. By setting up and sticking to the humble...

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When the going gets tough, the tough get organised

After a turbulent start to the year, many Queenslanders are in the midst of re-establishing themselves and getting their homes, families and lives sorted. For some, starting afresh means tackling seemingly insurmountable odds, for others it’s back to the daily grind....

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