by Louise D'Allura on June 9th, 2017

Are you able to look at all of your competing demands and easily work out what is the best use of your time? Can you do this equally at work and at home? If you’re struggling don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Where do you start? Start by brainstorming the home and work tasks / grab your to do list and use this structured approach to get things that probably shouldn’t be on there, off your to do list. 

Take a moment to read the FULL article in the Women's Network Australia magazine "Working Women" by clicking here:  

by Louise D'Allura on April 5th, 2017

​Do you know how clutter and your lifestyle practices could be undermining the decisions you make in your life and business?

Take a moment to read the FULL article in the Women's Network Australia magazine "Working Women" by clicking here.  You'll discover five tips to  help you make better decisions and decrease your stress levels.


by Louise D'Allura on November 13th, 2015

Even though I'm a professional organiser I'm always surprised at how quickly Christmas comes around.  To make it easy for myself I thought I'd share the questions I'm asking myself as I enter  the XMAS Countdown!

1) WHERE do you need to be and on what days? 
Start to sus out where you need to be on Christmas Eve? Christmas Day? Boxing Day? Knowing which days your dance card is full, helps a lot!

2) WHAT do you need to do for each Christmas event?
Are you hosting or just bringing a dish? 
Knowing this helps you to work out your tasks for the next few weeks! Do you need to pick a dish or plan a whole menu and work out who can bring what and which rooms of the house you must absolutely positively get organised vs which you can leave locked!!!!!  Remember I am an organiser for the real world - we need to prioritise ;) 

If you’ve started to plan your Christmas Menu check out the ideas we’ve put together on our dedicated food blog - you'll find lots of ideas to simplify your Christmas Menu (making it healthier to boot).

Be sure to look at these posts on Revamps - it is a  strategy for using up those Christmas Leftovers - and it will help you with meal planning all year!  Click here to learn more.

3) Presents - WHO!? 
WHO needs to go on your list of naughty or nice?  First part is just sort out WHO (and if you need to POST any gifts - these are the ones we want to get CRACKING WITH ASAP!!!!).

4) Presents - WHAT?
What can you give? Is it possible to suggest food/ alcohol, setting up a secret santa style gift for the adults or request gift cards if your house can't cope with any more stuff?   Don't add clutter to people's lives!!! Do what you can to resist it - or be a kill joy and ask them outright "I was thinking of getting you this..... Would this be something you'd actually like?"

Don't forget to brainstorm experience gift ideas.  These don't have to be expensive and might be the gift of time (eg babysitting vouchers)?

5) Christmas Cards - To card or not to card - that is the question?
If you do write cards work out who and where do they live - overseas/ interstate/ locally. This way you know which cards you need to write first. Next week you might start looking around for gorgeous cards to buy. If on the other hand you are a crafty chick or guy, no doubt you are on the ball getting your stash of cards prepared! 

So these are the questions I'm working through.  What about you?  What other questions are on your list?  I'd love to hear!!

I hope you have a great Christmas with your loved ones!  
​Take care 

by Louise D'Allura on September 19th, 2015

​Have you ever had one of those weeks when some days you are in the 'zone' - highly productive, focused and efficient, only to then experience the complete opposite the next day? Take a moment to read the FULL article in the Women's Network Australia magazine "Working Women" by clicking here.  You'll discover a host of ideas to help you get back on track to boost your productivity!

You'll discover what to consider when you:
  • What and when to Plan
  • What Planning tools to use
  • What you need to commit to 
  • What boundaries you need to consider

I would love to hear from you!  In the comments below, tell me what are your strategies to help you get back on track when you've felt a dip in your productivity?  I would love hear them!  

If you’ve found this article of interest, please share it with your friends!  I really do appreciate you taking the time to read and share.  

by Louise D'Allura on July 9th, 2015

The start of a new Financial Year is a great opportunity to formulate some new resolutions!  

I often see it as the perfect time of year to take advantage of the NEW FINANCIAL YEAR energy, and Get Your Office and Paperwork Organised!  

I have to confess, I really do LOVE this time of year.  Getting my financial folders in order for the new year makes me feel calm for the entire financial year!   This year I'm so grateful to be setting up my 7th year of financial records.  

​Every July I set up both my electronic and paper based systems.  Every year I've implemented the same process (with refinements of course) and I can honestly say having that structure in place makes the every day tasks so much easier.  I know that my records have a "home" to go to and it makes dealing with the day to day finances so much easier.

To get you started check out these posts on the blog: 

Tips on Creating a Filing System:

Declutter Your Office:

If you want to feel calmer about the day to day aspects of your paperwork, please reach out! 

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