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Hi I’m Katrina, the writer of the The Organised Housewife. I’m also a wife to a wonderful and supportive man as well as a mother of 3 children Mr and Miss 12 twins and Miss 10. I live on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.  I wasn’t always as organised as I am today, I’ve had my share of struggles and melt downs, as all mothers tend to do, but going through that helped me to adapt routines to help keep the house under control.  Read more about my story below…

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Growing up I idolised my grandmother, she kept her home neat, tidy and clean. One thing that I remember delightfully about her was that whenever we visited she always had home baking ready for us. She had 7 children of her own, with 20 plus grandchildren. I would spend my school holidays with her, crafting, baking and I would help her with the housework. Growing up I just wanted to be like her.

Sadly my Nan passed away a year after I got married. I wasn’t a mother at that stage, but when the time came I had so many questions to ask her. She had twins too and I am sure she could have given me some heart warming advice when we had our twins (boy and girl). After having my babies I felt so tired, washing was piling up, clutter was crowding our dining table and I was just emotionally drained.  I put on a happy face at times while deep down it was a struggle.  I didn’t want to be like this, I had a different vision of motherhood.  Really changing the mindset and remembering what I wanted in being a parent.  I managed to pick myself up and create some routines and schedules that worked for me at that crazy time of my life with twin babies. 2 year later we then welcomed our youngest daughter.

Nearly one year ago I lost my mother. I found myself in the same state of tired, loneliness, lost my control or desire to keep up with the housework. Losing mum was a shock, as it all happened so suddenly. Looking back I think it took me quite a few months to come to terms that she really was gone. Mum and Dad lived in a large house with 12 acres, too much for my Dad to upkeep. Understandably the pain he was going through was too much and he wanted to move, but it wasn’t an easy job. My mum was a hoarder. Looking back we think the trigger of her hoarding was loosing her mother (my Nan that I speak about above) and at the time she lost contact with many family members.  All this was a lot for one person to emotionally bare with.  When this happened I had just had 2 little babies and sadly didn’t notice the extent of the emotional pain she was going through and the comfort she turned to in hoarding.

My Dad, brothers and I took nearly 6 months to get the home ready for sale. We had to go through all the boxes and items that mum collected over the years, selling items, donating them to charity and as hard as it was we threw quite a bit into the bin. It was so emotionally difficult, because Mum struggled with the concept of throwing anything out. We were beating ourselves up with questions of why didn’t we try harder to help her, but honestly when we did she was hurt at the thought we wanted to throw her ‘stuff’ out.


I started The Organised Housewife blog in August 2010 because I wanted to share my recipes, printables, tips and ideas of how I keep my home clean and organised. To share the journey that I have taken in creating routines that helped me through tough times, find ideas that help make home life easier, and to help somebody like my mum to reduce their clutter so they can enjoy their home, comforts and space around them.

Read the ideas I share via the blog posts and adapt them to suit your family.  I am not an expert,  just one mum sharing a journey of how we manage our family and home. But do remember, I’m not saying this is how it should be done and what works for one family may not work for another, but you could just tweak the idea slightly to adapt to suit your family.

My hope is that through my blog you can find some inspiration and motivation to help you enjoy a clean and organised home.

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Via The Organised Housewife blog, facebook and twitter I provide readers with daily tips and ideas to keep them and their family organised. Ideas to create new habits like making the bed first thing in the morning, creating a routine for the kids to make mornings chaos and frustration free or suggesting areas to clean that you may forget about, such as the dust on the ceiling fans. My aim is to motivate and inspire readers to enjoy the journey they are living with their family while easily keeping a tidy home.  I have also created a cleaning checklist which will help you with your weekly cleaning routine.

Join me in creating a home you will LOVE!



  • Thankyou Rosie, glad you are enjoying the blog. My twins were premmie too, loved the lessons they helped me learn :)ReplyCancel

  • I have just discovered your blog today and just in time. I am 33 weeks pregnant with twins and already have a Mr 2.5 y.o. I have a feeling your blog and resources are going to be a huge support to me in the coming months. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Taneesha Phelps

    My sister in law put me onto your blog and I swear I have spent the past 3 nights trawling it and taking loads of mental notes. This weekend I am tackling my large unorganised pantry. And I’ve even written down a list of supplies to put together a cleaning caddy. Thank you so much for your brilliant tips, I was feeling so overwhelmed but feeling much more on control now.ReplyCancel

    • You have a wonderful sister, please thank her for me for sharing it with you. The aim of the website is to motivate and inspire and take the ideas and adapt them to your family, tweeking if you need. Hope you continue to enjoy all the tips :)ReplyCancel

  • rhondaleigh

    Looking forward to lots of hints and tips to keep me motivated. My household of 9 definitely needs some help. A full-time career, a husband who is often out of the country for work, 5 children (3 are adults) and daughter’s partner and baby has lead to a messy and chaotic house. I’m planning a huge garage sale, as the idea of making money from junk seems to inspire my kids to purge their clutter. Wish me luck:)ReplyCancel

  • JadeTS

    Just discovered your blog! I am a mother of 2 boys with abundance of energy. From bustling them to school, basketball and swim practice to games, I am tired out by the time bed time rolls around. I don’t think it helps that I like to have my house clean and organized ALL the time and cook from scratch kind of gal and an avid baker, but somehow we make it work. I feel like we are kindred spirits. :-). I’m looking forward to reading your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah-Jane

    I have just come across your blog while searching for lego birthday parties! I think you have just literally saved my life! I look forward to spending my quiet time looking through your blog! Just a quick question, Miss G (6) is obsessed with iPads (we don’t have one but Nana does) and apps in general to the point she becomes like a zombie; how do you manage this kind of activity?ReplyCancel

    • Hi and welcome to the blog, I am writing a post in the next few weeks about this topic, so keep checking back JReplyCancel

  • Trace

    Hi Kat, I have just discovered your blog and am hoping you can save me rom being a very frustrated working mum of three boys, one my husband and two boys 10 and 8. I used to love having a tidy home, but now tend to have lost my love for it as the boys not caring or trying to keep it clean has left me defeated and downhearted. I was getting so upset about the house getting untidy so soon after me feeling great about having it clean. that i now find it easier to join them. I hate it, its cluttered and i mean CLUTTERED and idont know where to start . I so want to ‘belong’ here in my home again. I will be looking for lots of inspiration and guidance from you, and would love to invite my friends around again, as i am too embarrassed to have them around. Cheers TraceReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    Hi I have 4 boys ranging from 22 to 9 I work 4 days a week and am a party lite consultant also. I have a lot of trouble keeping up with everything and need to learn more about decluttering. And giving everything a home. I’m looking forward to learningReplyCancel

  • Kammy Jensen

    OrganiZe not OrganiSeReplyCancel

    • No Kammy OrganiSe is correct, I am Australian and this is how we spell it.ReplyCancel

      • I knew there had to be a reason for the “odd” spelling of organized (of course, that how we spell it America). Makes perfect sense that it’s spelled differently in Australia. :) I like your tips…I’ll overlook our spelling differences! :)ReplyCancel

        • Susan

          In Australia we speak and spell English according to the English tradition. American English uses a simplified phonetic spelling of many words that we refer to as American English.ReplyCancel

          • Lea

            Well said Susan.

  • Patti

    Hi Katrina,
    Have just found your web site, my niece put me on to it. Have just started to look around and am loving it.
    I’m an older mum 57 years young and have 5 adult children and two grandchildren. We still have 2 adult children living in our family home, and life is busy from day to day. I would have loved to have had this site available years ago when my children were very young. Will definitely use some of your declutter ideas in the weeks and months ahead. Am sure it is going to be a great motivator, keep u the good work
    Thanks PattiReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Hi Katrina. I’ve just come across your website and have thrown myself into the current 20 day challenge. As a new mum who has made that tough decision to give up my old job and be a SAHM I had really struggled to see tangible outcomes for my new 24 hr a day role (apart from my gorgeous little girl growing). I have felt so productive since starting your challenge and can see my efforts every day. I find myself extremely motivated and inspired by your challenge and wanted to say thanks. ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey

    my friend told me about your blog and I absolutely love it! I just got married and have no kids yet but we own a home and I love your ideas for meals and organizing! I look forward to your e-mails every day. Great job and I wanted to let you know that I appreciate your blogs! :)ReplyCancel

  • Nabeela

    Hi Katrina. I’m just about to get married and have NO experience in household running. Your website has provided me with SO many tools. I feel ready and empowered to run my house now! Thank you so much for your wonderful tips and contributions. You’re making a difference in many lives! :)ReplyCancel

  • Steph

    Hi Katrina,
    I’ve just finished my university course and had all these grand plans of stepping out on my own, and FINALLY being able to organise my own home exactly the way I wanted- from the ground up! However, I ended up moving into my partner’s home, and have been at a loss as how to organise and make it my own, even though I’m very organised by nature. Your blog has given me some clear guidelines and the inspiration to get stuck-in and get the house up to my standards! Thank-you so much for all your wonderful ideas and motivation, it’s safe to say that I’m addicted!
    Cheers, StephReplyCancel

  • Evolutionofa Housewife

    Hi Katrina,

    I have been following your blog for a couple of years now but have only just plucked up the courage to comment on it now, how silly is that?! I absolutely love your blog, your tips have helped me to declutter & prevent hoarding and organise my home even more with a 3yo and 1yo.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    Evie :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina, Now that I have been following you since the 20 day challenge, one thing that is so gratifying is to read the daily task you send us & more often than not now, it’s already done! For today’s task (declutter bathroom cupboards) instead of going “OMG! I don’t want to even open the door!” it’s just a case of a quick glance at what we haven’t used in a few months & tossing it. A quick wipe of the shelves (made easier by having everything sorted into baskets) & I’m done in 10 minutes. Your techniques & tips flow onto other areas too. This morning I stood staring at my WIR thinking “How can I make this space more user friendly?” Within a few minutes I had a plan and it wasn’t overwhelming enough to just leave it for another day. Loving it.ReplyCancel

  • maggij

    I came across your site when I asked what is the best way to clean flyscreens. I have one in a bedroom where my grand-daughter and visitors have slept and it is filthy. I was really upset I had not noticed it before. In my bathroom I have used an used facewasher and it worked a treat for the small area, but the larger area was too hard. A kitchen sponge/scratchie helped, a brush was hopeless. How do I clean it, the outside has a security criss cross metal protector so is difficult to do, and is unremovable unlike the old flyscreens. I also have 4 crimsafe type doors, do I do them the same way? Any suggestions would be welcome.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne

    This looks a treat! I am in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. It’s 4:16 am and I have insomnia. My house could definately use some tweaking and this sounds like a good place to motivate me. I am a clothing designer & seamstress with a studio in the basement that is the largest room in the house (16′ X 22′) and is also the last room of the house to be renovated. Currently it’s cement floor and pressed board walls so I’m looking for more tips. I spent one week measuring furniture/supplies and drafting a room plan to scale. I have lost my mojo over the Winter but it’s time to rev things up! I’ll drop in tomorrow after some well deserved sleep. (I have insomnia)

    Suzanne in Kelowna, British Columbia, CanadaReplyCancel

  • Hopeful

    Hi Katrina. I found your blog last night while I was looking for charts to help my ASD son with his morning routine. I then spent hours pouring through page after page! My home is a disaster zone, and I desperately need to get it under control. I’ve never been a great housekeeper, and the last few years have been really tough. I have 3 kids under 6, the oldest has just been diagnosed with ASD & ADHD, and it looks like my second child might have ASD too (and who knows about the baby!?). The house has gotten so bad that I am ashamed of it. I’m losing friends because I never invite them over, and I keep the curtains closed in case someone on the street sees the mess. I even yell at my kids for opening the curtains so they can have some light to play in. Your blog has given me some hope, especially now that I’ve read your story. I’m going to get started with the 20 day challenge, as a way of diving in. I’m sure I’ll have to repeat it (several times!) before I my house is actually clean and organised, but it’s fantastic to have direction at last. I do have one question, though: Is there one place I could download all of the printables for the challenge at once? I have limited computer time due to the madness of keeping up with the kids – sometimes I get a few hours at a stretch and sometime I don’t get to sit down for 3 days straight!

    Anyway, thanks for giving me some hope that I will finally be able to get on top of this mess!ReplyCancel

    • I am so pleased that you are starting the challenge, I can only imagine how hard your days must be. But, you should not be ashamed of your home. If your friends are truly that they should understand why you don’t invite them over and perhaps offer some help. I’d like to challenge you to open your curtains, open the windows and let some fresh air in, that fresh air is not only good for the room, but I am sure it will also help lift your spirits. Start with tidying this room first if you are worried about people seeing in. Put on some music and make a game of it with the kids. I am currently putting the Challenge together as an ebook so it’s one easy download.ReplyCancel

  • Challenge Accepted

    Hi Katrina, I found your blog this morning and I am so looking forward to getting the 20 days started. My Husband will be forever happy for this. I have never been a very tidy person but I do feel that my children need to know these life skills and it may just help me in gaining them as well.ReplyCancel

  • Biljana

    HI Kat, I stumbled upon your blog buy chance and I have fallen in love with it. Your are a women right up my sleeve. I love keeping my home clean, neat and organised. Reading through pages of your blog I relised that I am not the only one obsessed with neat and tidy. I love find new ways, options, ideas of doing things, and you have given me some wonderful tips to twig my ways. So wonderful to see an Ozzy girl doing wonderful bloging… Keep up the good work xo BiljanaReplyCancel

    • Naw, thank you Biljana I certainly love what I do and I’m so glad that you have been able to find some ideas to adapt into your home. Hope you continue to enjoy the blog xReplyCancel

  • Catters

    Hi Kat
    I’ve just entered the Leggo’s Family Recipe competition courtesy of your website and thought I’d let you know! Fingers crossed! (It’s the Creamy Fish with Bread Crust recipe.)
    Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • disqus_uaRZT46NFP

    Hi Kat,

    I’ve been reading your site for a while and receive your daily emails which I really enjoy … Thank you.

    I also have twin girls who are now 15. :)

    I have recently been told I need to have a hip replacement and I was wondering if you have any tips on pre-organising the home before an operation?

    After I get home but won’t be able to do anything for a good 4-6 weeks. All I can think of is cooking for the freezer!

    My husband is taking time off to help.

    Thank you in advance ~ LReplyCancel

  • Valentina Cauchi

    Hi Kat, At this very moment I feel very unorganised and quite sad really. I’m not getting anywhere with my home. I logged onto my Facebook page and saw a friend of mine Leisa had The Organised Housewife marked as a page she LIKES. I have signed up for your daily updates and am feeling like I have found what I was looking for. Your page looks beautiful and so organised. Very Inspiring. Well here’s to looking forward and upward from the pile of god knows what underneath! lol Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Thanks Kat for your story. It is a story that mirrors mine. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Belle

    Hi Kat,

    Well done with your weight loss I am looking at doing it too but am very scared.

    I have a few questions,

    What long term side effects did your dr tell you,
    What do you use for bad breath
    How bad is the hair loss
    DO you mentally feel you are missing out when you cant eat the food.
    Are you still able to socialise without being questioned??
    I probably don’t want any one knowing that I am doing this, is that strange to you??

    You are very inspiring!

    Sorry about all the questionsReplyCancel

  • Jacqui

    Kat, I love your blog, but I struggle reading the yellow writing on the white background in your shop.ReplyCancel

  • one day at a time

    Hi Kat, I am over the moon that I have found you, I have always been unorganized, but I have had a very bad year, storms that have caused so much damage to our land, 2 months of earthquakes some in the 6’s, my eldest son dianosed with type one diabetes, my other son moving towns and my amazing daughter suffering from depression, a dear work mate suddenly dying and my father going through a terminal illness and dying unexpectedly the day before my families first overseas trip a cruise, I have been not copying for about 4 months and usually christmas is my happy place, but I decided that no christmas as I just couldn’t be bothered with all the extra work, and then I found you on facebook and you have refreshed me, I am slowly getting my house and garden sorted, and I am excited and planning for christmas, I bought your elf on a shelf and christmas planner, but as my head is still in a bit of a mess somehow I have lost them as our computer was smashed in one earthquake and I have to use my mums old one with no printer, so I was trying to email them to work to print them and totally messed it up :(ReplyCancel

  • Kelly

    Can you please add the TYFBA thank you for being awesome sign to your online shop I want to buy it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leisa

    At last…. someone that understands me!!! thanks Kat I will be eagerly following you from this day forward…ReplyCancel

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    Katrina I loved reading your story … I am doing it too and may be you could look at these fantastic books which have helped me … They also have a support group on fb and it’s amazing

  • Caley

    This is a beautiful story about your journey. I am so sorry you had to experience such heartache and pain though, but thank you for being such an inspiration to us other moms and housewives out there xReplyCancel

  • Melanie

    I am so glad I discovered your blog. Thank you for sharing. I am looking forward to free-ing up some time with better planning – thank you, and thank you for sharing your personal story. xxxReplyCancel

  • Tiffany

    I am new to your blog and I have found your 20 day challenge back from september 2012 and I LOVE IT!!! Since the downloads were not still available I am having to figure out a way to make the binder a different way. I was looking for a great way to organize and declutter my house since my family (military) could be moving next year and love the idea of keeping the binder so i can reuse it to make sure the house stays clean and organized. I think you should redo that challenge! =)ReplyCancel

  • Jenny

    I have just discovered your website! I am in the UK and have four young children, and a large home which is bursting with clutter! Today my children have sorted out their lego, and I am looking forward to tomorrow’s daily challenge – my fridge which is covered from top to bottom in notes and artwork. I have even started taking some photos of my children’s art projects this evening, with a view to turning them into a photobook rather than just keeping them in a bag in the attic, never to be looked at again. Thank you for inspiring me!ReplyCancel

    • Photos books are a fabulous idea Jenny, so gal you are enjoying the website.ReplyCancel

  • Ainslie J

    I really like your idea about chopping everything that you store in the fridge and I have been doing this since reading the fridge organizing blog…but can you please tell me what you do with your lettuce? I am really having trouble keeping it from going brown…is there a secret to stopping chopped lettuce from browning. I really love the fact that its all chopped and ready to go for school lunches but I’m having to throw it out after a few days due to the browning. Please HELP!!!ReplyCancel

    • Great question Ainslie, I used to buy lettuce and couldn’t find a solution to keep it fresh, so now we just use baby spinach on most of our sandwiches. However when I do buy a lettuce I just keep it wrapped in the plastic bag from the vege section at the supermarket.ReplyCancel

    • Silvia from Spain

      If you cut lettuce or fruits with a metal knife it will go brown quicker (oxide) But if you use a ceramic or a plastic knife it will last longer. The contact of metal with food makes it oxidise quicker.ReplyCancel

  • Cate

    H, thank you for such a helpful site. Are you able to advise me where I can purchase the white buckets that are shown on your site which are holding pencils etc. thanksReplyCancel

  • Jodi Dunbar

    It’s been a while since I visited your site. Love the new look!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    I just found your site and I’m already obsessed! i’ve printed off four different things tonight and can’t wait to start using them. I love that you are practical and not unrealistic. I am a new mother (well, I guess he’s 11 months) and have loved creating my house with tips from you, even in the few hours I have had today to browse through your blog. Thank you thank you thank you. And if you ever need an assistant, it’s awfully cold here in Chicago and I’ve always dreamed of going to the Land of Oz. Clicking my heels now in fact… :).ReplyCancel

    • LOL Megan, it’s beautiful warm weather here on the Gold Coast in Australia!! Thank you I am so glad that you are enjoying the tips, exactly what I wish for on the blog, that you can read how I do things and then adapt them to suit you and your family. Love it!!ReplyCancel

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  • beck

    Hi, Absolutely adore the website/blog. Your wisdom has come from experience within your own environment of city life and I was just wondering if you had any tips/advice for dusty/windy/hot environments. The solutions that work wonders for your area would not work so much for outback qld and I was hoping you could offer some inspiration?! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Jodie

    Hi Kat,
    I have just read your story………OMGosh what courage you have shown to share this.
    Thank you so much for creating this blog/website and providing so much support through it.
    It’s so nice to feel that I am not alone on this journey they call motherhood, that is the hardest thing I have ever done.
    Thank You, you inspire me!

    • Katrina

      Thank you Jodie, it is so hard isn’t it, not sure if you are doing it right or wrong, we will never know until the kids are adults and more than likely will turn out so well and we will look back and think we were worrying for no reason :)ReplyCancel

  • Clinton Lewis

    Are you struggling at home Ladies & Gents give this site a look into lots of good ideas. Not a sexist thing get a grip. Just good ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Karin Nel

    I live in South Africa . .It’s such a pleasure receiving all your tips & motivation. You have helped me keep my home organized & clutter free . . thank you so much & keep up the good work. RegardsReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Hi Karin and welcome to the blog, so pleased you are enjoying it and finding some tips you can use in your home :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina
    I have been following you for a while, sounds creepy, but I have tried very hard to be organised this year and have created a few things to help me along the way.
    It’s my son’s birthday in November and although I think I’m organised I always fall short and end up running around like a hooligan.
    To get to the point I created a Party Planning Checklist and a Party Planning Checklist which I have put on my website as a free download. I would love it if you could take a look and let me know if I have missed anything out.

    Many thanks

  • Madie Hodges

    Hey! I have a question about your blog. Could you please shoot me an email when you get a chance? Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy

    Hi Katrina,

    I have really appreciated receiving your emails over the last few months – they are helpful, happy, and inspiring, thank you! I’ve been grateful for your planning and thoughtfulness, so I feel a bit awkward that the first time I am writing to you is actually because I am disappointed.
    The current ad (for 40 max fat burn) that is on the emails I am getting from you is distressing me. The ad features a women who is either severely photo shopped, or incredibly unwell (perhaps both). Neither are good scenarios, and I feel strongly that these sort of body images should not be used to create unrealistic and unhealthy ideals for the female body.
    I actually feel that you are quite a caring woman, and I suspect that if anyone you knew actually looked like the lady on the ads you are sending out, then you’d be very concerned for her well being. I am suggesting that you discontinue your posting of these ads. They promote poor physical and mental health for women – there is a lot of evidence that looking at these sorts of images create anxiety in many women, and body satisfaction – even in health weighted women.
    I know that my free enjoyment of your advice is supported by advertising, and I understand that you yourself are not advocating that women aspire to being anorexic. However by you sending that ad on your newsletter it does come across that you are in some way advocating unhealthy body image, weight loss beyond what is helpful, and an unrealistic and unhelpful ideal for the female body shape. I hope that you are able to come to some agreement with your sponsor so that you are no longer appearing to advocate their unrealistic image use. The woman in the photo appears to have very large breasts and an anorexic stomach. These two things are rarely found in combination in the real world, and I suspect that it is photo-shopping, not “fat burning” that has helped this woman look like this. The phrase “false advertising” does spring to mind… …
    I hope you can help keep “the Organised Housewife” a healthy and happy place for me to visit by no longer promoting these images.
    With thanks,

  • Rylee

    LOVE the mason jar salads! & your whole site!ReplyCancel

  • Bianca Pratt


    I have just ordered the christmas cookie in a jar labels. I’m wondering how do I receive them?

  • Bianca Pratt

    Ignore me! Found where I can print them. Sorry.ReplyCancel

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  • Michele

    Hi Katrina.
    I just thought I would drop you a line to tell you how much I enjoy reading your posts, blogs and the website.
    Although I am past the kids at school thing now – I still enjoy reading the tips and hints you have in endless supply. They still seem to make life easier regardless of the number of people in the house – and at this stage it is just one – me. I like to pass mine on to my kids for the grand children, and now can add yours too!
    I too was brought up in a good old fashioned country way, and your newsletters bring constant reminders of those days and my grandmothers kitchen. I still use many recipes and hints passed down from her and her family too.
    Congratulations on a wonderful website and I wish you and your family the very best of luck and success in the years to come.

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  • Sonja

    Hi there
    I’ve been enjoying your blog for sometime and get a lot of great ideas to use at home with my 7 and 8 year yes I am a super organised lover of charts too!!
    My question is more a personal one. I’ve had an idea to start a blog for a while and promised myself this is the year to do it. I’ve googled and googled and not confident to start. The topic is about saving…but more on that later… It’s all in my head I just need confidence to start. Do you have any tips for me. With greatest of thanks from one mum to another. Rgds SonjaReplyCancel

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    Kind regards,

  • Samantha Dean

    Hi Kat,

    I love your blog and am a regular visitor. I am also on the Gold Coast at Coomera Waters. I’d love to hear how you have turned your blog into a successful business. I’m in the process of creating a blog of my own called Architect Designed. If you’re open to the idea, I’d love you to mentor me for my blog. Maybe we could meet up for a coffee some time soon?


  • Steven Farrar


    My name is Steve Farrar and I live in England I have a product for organising kitchen cupboards and was wondering if it might be of interest to you?
    My product is the Tin Can Tidy and you can find a short video of it on YouTube.
    Please take a moment to have a look at it and let me know your thoughts?

    Kind regards

  • Michelle Stephenson

    Hi Katrina I purchased two “instant” downloads on Friday the Bunny Bait and the Bunny Tails but i still haven’t received them? I was hoping to work on them this weekend. Can you please let me know when i am liking to receive them? Thanks MichelleReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina,

    We are huge fans of your blog and were hoping you would like to collaborate with us.

    You wouldn’t have to do anything, we’d just like to add links to your awesome blog posts from our website.

    We are currently building a new web store and would love to have a few of the best bloggers on board, as a space for mums to connect, creating more lifestyle and interaction on our site, rather than just pushing clothing sales!

    Let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you.

    We are happy to send you clothes for your little ones, just let us know what you’d like!


  • Anne-Marie

    The website “” goes to a japanese website… would you please let me know what the actual site is?

    thanks Anne-MarieReplyCancel

  • Jo

    Hi katrina, I have been following your blog for ages so thought I would ask you for a little advice?? I want to start a blog but don’t really know where to start?? I can’t afford to pay anything yet so thought starting with blogspot. Have you got any hints/advice etc you could me before I dive in head first??

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Jo, I have not used blogspot, but I do know that many go from blogger to wordpress so I would suggest you can start on the free platform, which you can then easily convert over to the paid platform when you are ready. How exciting for you! Also, if you are serious about the blog, try and make sure you can secure the .com and domain names.ReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina!

    I absolutely love some of the tips on your blog, especially the recipes which I use for my little sister when she comes for sleepovers :-)

    I was wondering if you would be interested in a guest post from myself on Father’s Day Gifts for 5 Different Appetites? I am a fellow blogger myself and happy to send it for review before consideration. Please let me know either way :-)ReplyCancel

  • Joanna

    Love your tips and blog. I wish I had you here to help me. I have so much to do I don’t honestly know where to start ;-(ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    Dear Katrina,

    Thank you for your website, it is such an inspiration – I just love all your tips and ideas, I am thoroughly enjoying reading it. When I first started reading I didn’t realize that you also had twins! My twins (girls) were born two days after my son’s 2nd Birthday, our house has been super busy ever since their has been times when I’ve really struggled with keeping the house tidy and organized which effects the way I feel in a big way, when our home is cluttered and messy I really do feel out of control and not on top of things. I’m proud to say now with my daughters being 3 and my son 5, I am able to keep the house much tidier and I feel so much better for it, your website has given me some great ideas that I hadn’t thought of before. Like you, my Mum lost her Mum within days of my twins being born, it was very hard for her and also very hard for me – not only did I miss my Gran terribly, my Mum was in so much grief about her Mum that she wasn’t able to offer as much help and support that I so badly craved at that chaotic newborn twins stage. My husband had months off work initially to help with the kids thank goodness! He has been back at work for almost 2 and a half years now in a job he really enjoys – and I am enjoying my job at home with the kids feeling motivated, organized & best of all loved by my busy little family. Thanks again, I am loving all your amazing ideas! Kind Regards, ReneeReplyCancel

  • Michelle stanger

    Hi Kat,
    Do you know of a product like a reusable small, zip lock bag, which I could use in my children’s lunch boxes for small items? I do use zip lock bags sometimes but hate throwing them out and they never look nice when reusing them. Thanks so much, MichelleReplyCancel

  • Hi Katrina,
    I met you a few months ago at The Village Markets in Burleigh and advised that I was starting a new local magazine called Sandstorm. We have now successfully launched our first edition, with proceeds having gone to a local domestic violence charity, and are well underway working on edition 2. The point of Sandstorm is to help support – almost exclusively – local businesses and provide a platform for emerging local artists of all genres. We have a section called Miss Organisation with a writer providing tips on organising your home, office, life etc. and for edition 2, we’d love to interview you, gain some tips on re-organising your home (perhaps as a New Year’s Resolution)over the new year period and direct readers to your site. Would you be interested in this opportunity? We all love your site and would love to have you involved:) I can be contacted on 0423 247 104 or [email protected]

  • Tanya

    Hi Katrina,
    I posted on your competion for anylock bag seals and I put my full name. I really only wanted my first name to appear. I can’t seem to edit this. Can you help.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Tanya, I found it and just edited it for you :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Hi Katrina, i have just discovered your website and i am looking forward to trying some of your suggestions. We never stop learning or trying! I have 5 children – 18, twins 15, 12 and 10. 4 boys and 1 girl – the youngest. I’m a stay at home mum and there are many days where i get desperate and overwhelmed with the laundry, cleaning and keeping up with the growing appetites. I love being at home but encouragement and motivation can be a struggle. Im looking forward to a bit of both from your site. thanksReplyCancel

  • Sonia Deakin

    You are amazing – congratulations on a sensational siteReplyCancel

  • Great :)
    this a big help for me as a newly Mommy.. 😉 thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Tara

    Hi Katrina,
    I saw your post about the school teacher who is collecting bread tags with her class. I talked to our Beaver Scout Colony about it and they want to help collect and send them over (we’re in Canada). We were planning to send them at the end of April but then it occured to me that I’m not sure if your school year end is the same as ours. When is the end of the school year for you guys? Ours is end of June.

    Ps. Love all your tips and ideas! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

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