Monthly Archives: January 2021

Turning the House Upside Down Looking for Important Paperwork

I needed to find a couple of important pieces of paperwork today for our tax returns. As I had this morning off work, I ploughed straight in looking through the ‘backlog’ boxes of paperwork in our bedroom without first thinking … Continue reading

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Getting on Top of the Cleaning

Since starting The Organised Mum Method (TOMM) for tackling my cleaning three weeks ago, I’ve been religiously ticking off my tasks on the #teamtomm app and getting a smiley face at the end of the day. As mentioned in my … Continue reading

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Keeping a Record of Your Project Progress Helps Keeps You Motivated

“Progress is one of the most motivating feelings for the human mind. You need to have some way to visualise that; some way to see that you’re progressing.” James Clear, on Dr Chatterjee’s Feel Better Live More podcast #145 Just … Continue reading

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There is No Clearing Without Self-Care

I had no idea when I wrote the post Thirteen Days in Decluttering Mode last year, that it’s more difficult to clear the clutter when you’re not balancing it with lots of self-care. I got better at the self-care towards … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s the Little Steps That Make Me Feel the Most Organised

We’ve done loads to the house lately in terms of renovation and decorating but sometimes it’s the little changes that make me smile the most. As I took the tea towels out of the dryer today and folded them up, … Continue reading

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A 41 Year Old Jigsaw Gave us Three Hours of Family Time

In an attempt to get through the stack of jigsaws taking up space in my house (so that we can see which ones we want/don’t want to keep), I got out the second jigsaw so far this year. We started … Continue reading

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Two Thoughts On Clutter Build Up, and A New Cleaning Routine

(1) I still have too much stuff that I ought to get rid of (2) If I get rid of something that I later regret, I can always buy it again Even though I spent 366 days eliminating clutter from … Continue reading

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Checking up on My 2020 Processes: Filing Receipts

In an attempt not to make the same mistakes as last year, I turned to the very first post of my 2020 challenge and found that I had created a concertina file for receipts and placed it in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year With an Appropriately Titled Jigsaw

What an appropriate jigsaw to do to mark the start of a year where I want to start taking life at a slower pace. Thank you Mum for lending me this last year, I never noticed the title until today … Continue reading

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