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Kerri's "Six top tips for reducing toy clutter" and "Organising memorabilia"

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Can you believe it is already the end of October? And you know what that means - shopping for Christmas toys! But before you head out to the department stores or on-line, have a read of our story below on Six Top Tips for Reducing Toy Clutter. It may change your whole plans for Christmas shopping.

Plus now that the big spring clean has happened, you may find yourself with a box of mementos you just can't seem to part with. Our story on Parting with the Memories of Mementos may help you to let go.

Best of luck!

Here's to harmony in your home!
Kerri Rodley

Professional Organiser, Interior Stylist,
Feng Shui Consultant

Six Top Tips For Reducing Toy Clutter

Do you feel as if you're constantly picking up toys? Do you dread birthday parties because it means your kids will get more toys? One client even confessed how she would like to throw away her kids' toys while they sleep! It doesn't have to be so drastic. Instead of secretly throwing away your children's toys you can involve them in the process of clearing out the clutter.

Here are six top tips for reducing toy clutter

Reader Challenge From Linda Tan, Brisbane, Qld

China Moon Bear Challenge Update

Domestic Downsizing is 1/5 of the way there: we have raised almost $2,000 towards our goal of $10,000 for the China Moon Bear Challenge in May 2012. $1,300 has been raised by generous donations via our online page and $600 was raised at The Bear Naked Wardrobe Sale. Generous folks in Brisbane decluttered their wardrobes and donated clothes and accessories for sale. We still have a tonne of fabulous items left to sell, so we are organising another two BIG days - Friday 4th and Saturday 5th of November.

Click here to find out more and to rsvp

On Friday 18th November we are also jumping aboard the "Bear Bus" - The Bear Essentials Shopping Tour of Brisbane. Only $60 per person includes the bus, a tour guide, morning and afternoon tea and all the best warehouse and factory outlets shopping you can handle in six hours. Right in time for Christmas! Fabulous prizes to be won too.

Click here for more info or to book a seat on the Bear Bus

If you are not lucky enough to live in Brisbane but you would still like to help the China Moon Bears, you can make a donation online here.

How To Part With Or Organise Mementos And Their Memories

We all have them - bits and pieces of memorabilia piled high in corners or hidden in plastic bags. The thought of organising them seems completely overwhelming.

Here are six different methods of purging, storing and organising your memorabilia to properly preserve them for years to come.

Reader Challenge From Patrea O'Donoghue, Wellington Pt, Qld

How To Use Feng Shui To Design A Successful Business Card

A well designed business card is a mini billboard. It can advertise for you, be carried and referred to and it also makes an impression. If someone likes your card, they'll hold onto it longer. If it's unpleasant or cheap looking, it will often end up in the recycle bin. One of the first steps is to give your business cards a good look and that can be achieved with Feng Shui.

Use these 7 tips for designing business cards that work for you and provide a good representation of your company - and help boost your income!

Skip The Skip And Try The Skip Bag
Looking for an easy and cost effective way to get rid of your junk after you declutter but think traditional skip bins are too big, too bulky and too ugly on your driveway? Then look no further than the collapsible and handy Aussie Skip Bags - bags that offer an innovative alternative to traditional skip bin hire. These waste bags come in three convenient sizes to suit different jobs from cleaning up to moving out.

Discover other great Aussie Skip Bags benefits here

$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.

100% of all eBook sales are going direct to the China Moon Bear Rescue Challenge!

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