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It's party time - celebrations for our 2nd Birthday!

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Happy 2nd Birthday Domestic Downsizing!

We officially started business on June 30th 2009 after many months of preparation (and many years of practice!) We would love to share the celebrations with you by giving you the presents! Read down to the bottom of the newsletter to see what we have in store.

In addition to the fun and frivolity, there is also a more serious task at the end of the financial year - that's right folks, it's time to prepare your tax return! Have you ever wondered if your clutter is costing you money? Take a read of my article: How your clutter can create financial chaos and discover ways that you can start saving straight away!

Here's to harmony in your home!
Kerri Rodley

Professional Organiser, Interior Stylist,
Feng Shui Consultant

PS - Speaking of clutter, would you like to learn more about how to declutter your home and your life? I will be co-hosting a Master Class with award winning interior designer, speaker and author Victoria Millar-Wise on the Sunshine Coast (Qld) Saturday 16 July. This fun and practical full day class will teach you new skills to create an uncluttered life and help you to gain the confidence to do your own interior design and home styling.
Click here to find out more

How Your Clutter Can Create Financial Chaos!
  • Have you ever gone to the shops to buy an item (again) that you already had but you couldn't find?

  • Have you ever cleaned up your desk and found a gift certificate or cheque that are now out of date and can no longer be cashed?

  • Have you ever gone through the pantry for an ingredient or the bathroom cabinet for a lovely perfume and found they are expired?

  • Have you ever lost a valuable item such as jewellery or a treasured heirloom due to clutter?

All these scenarios end up as money down the drain. And usually tears. Besides improved health, the number one benefit that my clients notice after they declutter their homes is how it affects their finances - strange but true! Read more here

Timely Trivia

Getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40 percent of the housework in the average home!

National Soap and Detergent Association (USA)

Fabulous Feng Shui

I am proud to announce I am now a member of the Association of Feng Shui Consultants in Australia after receiving a High Distinction in my training! I can't wait to share all my years of knowledge with you all; helping you to balance the Ch'i (energy flow) in your homes and businesses.

If you would you like to study Feng Shui or even become a consultant like me then why don't you join me at the Feng Shui Practitioners Program on the Sunshine Coast (QLD) Friday 28 October to Wednesday 2nd November 2011. Click here to find out more

Money Bags in Feng Shui

Beware of the Money Bags chain email that says "In 2011 July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. This is called Money Bags...." This is not Feng Shui; the ancient Feng Shui masters never used chain letters to bring luck.

But there is a Money Bag in Feng Shui; you can see one carried by the Happiness Buddha over his shoulder as he goes around handing out gifts to the good people of China.

Would you like to create your own Money Bags?
Click to learn how

Freecycle - What To Do When Charities Won't Take Your Stuff

What is Freecycle?

Freecycle allows you to donate your unwanted items directly to "a good home". A good example is an electronic item which the charities do not accept anymore but you don't want to put it in the rubbish bin as it still works!

You can dispose of all sorts of unusual items... a half used tin of paint, unwanted makeup or toiletries, craft supplies, an old kitchen sink or bicycle in poor condition.

You can even list items that are broken or in very poor condition and best of all you don't have to take your item anywhere - they come to you! Simply go to and search for the group in your city and join up.

Share in Our Birthday Celebrations

As a present to you, our loyal reader, we have a choice of two fabulous books to give a way to the first seven people who respond with a suggestion of a topic for our upcoming newsletters. Simply email your idea in 25 words or less to

It's that easy!

We have two books valued at over $25 each to choose from (mention your first choice in your email):

Paper Flow:

The ultimate guide to making paperwork easy

True Green Life:
200 ideas to make your life greener in every way

$5.95 and you can "Declutter and Organise Your Home" the easy way.

"The Essential Guide to Declutter and Organise Your Home" is a fantastic eBook where we get to the roots of your clutter. Plus you get Kerri's 13 top tips to make decluttering easy.

Click here to read the first two chapters complimentary or get your instant download of the eBook for only $5.95 and be on your way to organised bliss today.

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PO Box 3313, Norman Park QLD 4170

Ph: 0422 520 354


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