5 Benefits of Clutter Free Living

5 Benefits of Clutter Free Living

The definition of clutter is “a lot of objects in a state of being untidy”. But the problem is, some people have learnt to live with their  “clutter” and have developed ways to keep it tidy. I know, because I used to be one of those people. Clutter overwhelm I had drawers full to the brim with flawlessly folded clothes, kitchen cupboards full of perfectly […]

Why Lagom is Replacing Hygge in 2017 as the Latest Word Trend

Why Lagom is Replacing Hygge in 2017 as the Latest Word Trend

If you were paying attention last year, you’ll probably have noticed the hard-to-escape-from Danish word ‘Hygge’. Difficult to translate literally into English, ‘Hygge’ is all about embodying all things warm and cosy. I learnt about this supposedly indescribable word when I lived in the Netherlands where they have their own version, ‘Gezellig’ (pronounced guh-sell-igkh and with a lot of throat gargling sounds). I wonder why […]

How to Fill Your Home with Things That Spark Joy

How to Fill Your Home with Things That Spark Joy

You may have already heard of Marie Kondo’s book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up’; perhaps you’ve even read it yourself. It was certainly a game changer for me. With a bold claim of ‘A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever’, this book by Japan’s expert declutterer has revolutionised the way a lot of us store and interact with our belongings. With a three-month […]

Free DIY Birthday Calendar Printable + Tutorial

Free DIY Birthday Calendar Printable + Tutorial

If you go into any Dutch person’s home, you will almost definitely find a birthday calendar (verjaardagskalendar) hanging somewhere in a prominent place. If you’re Dutch, forgetting another Dutch person’s birthday is a huge no-no in the Netherlands; this traditional way of recording such important dates is adhered to by almost every household. And the most common place to keep it? In the toilet! After […]

How to Create a Morning Routine That Works for You

How to Create a Morning Routine That Works for You

Do you ever start the day in a rush and then feel like you’re chasing your tail all day? If this sounds familiar then I hear you! How you start your day sets the tone for the rest of your day, which is why it’s so important to take time in the morning for yourself. In this post, I want to share a few helpful […]

Free Daily, Weekly & Monthly Planner Printables

Free Daily, Weekly & Monthly Planner Printables

So this week I thought I’d share something that I use to plan out my days, weeks and months in the hope that it might help you gain a little more focus and use your time more intentionally (you know, instead of just waiting for life to happen and then wondering where the time went and why you got nothing done 😉 ) I think […]

4 Reasons to Hire a Professional Organiser

4 Reasons to Hire a Professional Organiser

“What exactly can a professional organiser do for me?” I hear you ask. Well, allow me to explain. First, let’s clear up a few common misconceptions about organising with a professional. #1 Professional organisers are just for people who are too lazy to organise themselves I know and have worked with some very organised people who are certainly not lazy but have used the services […]

5 Tips to a Tidier Home

5 Tips to a Tidier Home

You know how it goes; you’ve invested some of your precious weekend time blitzing your home so it basically looks like something worthy of being on the cover of Good Housekeeping magazine (well, maybe if you squint a little 😉 ) but by midweek your tidying efforts have gone to pot and your home looks more like a building site. You’ve lost that receipt you […]

Top 10 Tips to Beat Procrastination

Top 10 Tips to Beat Procrastination

I’ll be honest with you; I actually started writing this post whilst procrastinating. Yes, I’m a self-confessed procrastinator! It’s only in the last year or so that I’ve become really conscious of procrastination and the multitude of ‘valid’ excuses we come up with to justify that what we’re distracting ourselves with is actually really important. Personally, I think everyone procrastinates to some degree. These different […]

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and Welcome!

Hi there! Welcome to my blog 🙂 I’m Rachel (Rach to my friends) and I’ll be sharing tips and tricks for how to be more organised, efficient and productive amongst other useful things I’ve learnt that I believe can make a difference. If you found me through my website then perhaps you already know me or maybe you’re looking to discover more. I’m sure you’ll […]