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Killing dust mites in non washable items

This post is sponsored by Bosisto’s My twinnies both have dust mite allergies, which is very common in Australia. They both suffer from it differently, Mr 11’s symptoms are an itchy nose, but Miss 11 gets itchy eyes.  It’s really important that I keep their rooms as clean as possible and take some preventive measures to eliminate […]

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  • This is good to know Katrina because I use the normal Bosistos Eucalyptus spray on our mattresses. We don’t suffer from eczema or asthma but I just think sleeping with all those mites doesn’t do much for your health anyway. Great post. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    That is so helpful about using the Bisistos eculiptos ranges didn’t no they had wash powder ill have to have a look thanks heaps for that trip Dr’s just say to wash sheets in hot water and vacuum bed thank you againReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh no Kim, so much more can be done to kill the little mites, glad this post can help :)ReplyCancel

  • Genaya

    Really! I’d be concerned what’s in all these cleaners. Is there an ingredients list available?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      They are chemical free GenayaReplyCancel

  • sanno

    Is it available in USA? We dont have Woolworth in our area any more .ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      I’ve just tried searching Sanno and I can’t see that it is sold outside of Australia, sorry.ReplyCancel

  • mary

    i am asthmatic and cannot use eucalyptus what can you suggest insteadReplyCancel

  • I realized that the so called “dust mites” are everywhere in my home. This article gives good solutions connected with the elimination of these microbes. I will definitely start washing my children’s fluffy toys more often. Thanks for the advices!ReplyCancel

How to cook perfect quinoa

I made Quinoa a few weeks ago and several times since, I must say I fell in love with how good it is and how easy it is to cook.  This usually makes enough for one family meal leaving some for leftovers for lunch the next day (adding in a few steamed vegetables).  I’ll share some of […]

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  • Rachelle

    I was told that you have to scrub/wash the grains first as the coating on the grains is bad for you. A soapy stuff washes off. It also affects the taste if you don’t wash the grains. I put my grains in a flour swine under a running tap and give them a good massage with my hand, then pretty much follow what you do.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      great tip thank you Rachelle!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    I cook mine in my rice cooker and it turns out beautifully every time. Also a good way to cook buckwheat and other grain type things, just put them in the r/cooker and forget about it till it’s done.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Great tip, I have a rice cooker, should try it!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Some Quinoa is prewashed, check the pack it should tell you. If in doubt wash anyway until the water runs clear.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh there you go I didn’t know that Sarah, I have washed mine all the time.ReplyCancel

Weekend Catch Up #7

From the recent survey that so many of you kindly filled out (thank you), I learnt that quite of  few members of this community do not follow The Organised Housewife on Facebook and Instagram.  I ask a variety of questions on facebook and share a more personal side of me via photos on Instagram.  Because you are missing out […]

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  • Vonni

    Ha ha. Leftovers on the bench. I have so done that. Many times.

    You wake up in the morning, start your coffee, turn around and there’s your bolognese.

    Oh well, atleast the kitchen looks clean… for atleast another 5 minutes.ReplyCancel

    • Shelly

      We do this all the time too so the dogs end up with it, I’m convinced they now distract me on purposeReplyCancel

      • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

        LOL, dogs are so clever!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That’s it Vonni, I came out to have breakfast and was so upset to see it there!ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    What are those strawberries and creams? is that a homemade recipe? looks delicious!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      No Anna, they are just the Allens Strawberries and Cream lollies…. so naughty, but yummy!ReplyCancel

Kids in the Kitchen – Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

This post is sponsored by Western Star My kids love to cook and have been doing so for many years.  Letting them help in the kitchen is teaching them life lessons and skills from measuring and learning fractions to how to cook particular foods.  My youngest Miss 9 enjoys cooking pasta dishes, I stand by helping […]

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  • Nancy

    your daughter is gorgeous. I love seeing them in the kitchen and sewing your teaching them such great life lessons.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Nancy, she is a cutie. All my kids love cooking and I love spending time with them in the kitchen, especially teaching them new techniques, great life lessons for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Simone

    must try this, haven’t made Mac and Cheese in so long. Love the idea of a little bit of bacon with itReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It’s delicious Simone, hope your family enjoy it!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal

    For those who prefer not to eat meat, spinach, onion & mushroom is a great mix to replace the bacon :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Great idea, love the sound of adding onion!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Brewer

    Looking forward to declutteringReplyCancel

Reusable Homemade Antibacterial Wipes

I noticed we use a lot of paper towel and wipes in our household and in my mission to be frugal and reduce our grocery bill I am trying to find cheaper alternatives, like using my own homemade all purpose cleaner.  Over the past few months I have been using reusable homemade antibacterial wipes (although […]

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  • Lee

    Great idea!
    I love the fact they are on hand. Being able to launder them make me feel they are good as new when I pull one out.
    Fans and skirting boards are my focus this week.

    A little label for the jar:
    Pick me.
    Use me.
    Launder me.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Love that idea of the label Lee LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Jayne

    Kat you never cease to amaze me, I have never thought of this, love it going to make some up today.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thank you Jayne! Would love to see a photo once you have made them.:)ReplyCancel

  • Justine

    If you add clove oil it kills mould spores, too.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      great idea Justine!ReplyCancel

  • Mascha

    Tip: do not throw any disposable wipes in the toilet. Instead throw them in the garbage bin. Safes heaps of energy and $$ to our waste-water treatment process!!

    They do not really disintegrate, even though it usually says on the pack that they are biodegradable and you can throw them in the toilet. DON’T…

    I would take probably months if not longer for them to degrade and before that they will already have to be taken out of the waste-water treatment process (or have clogged up something/somewhere)!

    Major burden on the treatment plants and our tax-payer bills!!! :)ReplyCancel

    • Mascha

      Ow, and of course (totally forgot): I LOVE YOUR BLOG :)
      Really inspirational and fun…
      Thanks for making the chores more fun!ReplyCancel

  • Alison

    I always get so many great ideas from your blog! Thank you so much!

    AlisonReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh thank you, Alison! So lovely to hear.:)ReplyCancel

  • Rachael Pender

    Is there another oil you could use? My mum is highly allergic to lavender.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Rachael, you could try using tea tree oil.ReplyCancel

  • Erica

    I just made my own version of these on Monday! Same recipe but mine has eucalyptus oil instead of lavender and they work a treat!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      That’s fantastic Erica!ReplyCancel

  • Dani

    Such a good idea. I use a 50:50 mix of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle to clean just about everything, using paper wipes mostly. Even though they’re recycled paper and mainly go into our compost, I’ve been wanting to cut down on waste and costs. I’ll have to give this a go, thanks :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Great idea, Dani! Yes give it a go, i’m sure you will love it!ReplyCancel

  • These are great, I have used lavender oil and water in a spray bottle for cleaning surfaces for ages and love this idea, Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Your welcome Jane :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I love this idea. I am going to make one today, without going to the shops. One old glass cookie jar and some old cut up tee shirts, I always have vinegar for cleaning in the cupboard. I like the comment about the clove oil. I am always happy to save money and the environment. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

    Saving money and the environment together is a great combination!ReplyCancel

Task 38 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here). Follow along on instagram with hashtag #declutter52 View previous Decluttering Challenge Tasks here My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or […]

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  • Sandy

    Just done this a few days ago. Just a question on when you are bringing out your Xmas planner out. Being a single parent I need to start fairly early to be able to afford to give my family a great Xmas without leaving myself broke for those bills that always come in in January.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Hi Sandy, Ooh yes i have one already to go. My apologies i just haven’t had time to promote it yet. Here is the link to my shop for you: http://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/shop/product-category/planners/ReplyCancel

The 20 Days to Organise and Clean Your Home Challenge

I am so excited to share with you that the ’20 Days to Organise and Clean your Home’ Challenge is back! I ran this challenge back in 2012 and it was a huge success for so many feeling lost and out of control of their own homes. I am thrilled to run it again.  However this […]

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  • Melanie

    Love it, Love it, Love it, have been waiting for you to run this Challenge again, I’m excited to make a change in my home, the mess is running the house now and I just can’t deal with it any longer.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oh yay!! I am super excited to be running it again too!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Jen

    Perfect timing, I really need this and can’t wait to learn how to stop nagging the kidsReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Awesome Jen! We are so excited to be running it again.:)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    I need to pack ready to move, but I have a lifetime of clutter to sort along the way, will this course help this overwhelming feeling i have, I really need to start but just don’t know where!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      It will Elizabeth, it will help you remove some of the excess clutter and perhaps instead of organising the spaces on the day it suggest, pack instead. You will have access to the tasks in the future so when you move into your new home you have all the organising suggestions on hand to make the best solution for your new space. It will also help you to create new routines, so when you move into your new home you can have already made some positive new changes.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Elizabeth, Ooh moving is such a big job! This 20 day challenge is fantastic in helping you get your home back to be organised and running smoothly.ReplyCancel

    • Donna

      Elizabeth – when I moved I went to Officeworks and got some business card-sized flouro tags in different colours.
      I assigned a different colour to each room and when I packed the boxes, I stuck the appropriate coloured tag onto each box.
      At the new house, I stuck the appropriate coloured tag onto the top of the door frame of each room and the removalists were able to quickly gauge which boxes belonged in which room.

      First thing to do on moving day is make up your beds with your jammies under your pillow and unpack your bathrooms, that way you can easily shower and fall into bed when you are exhausted at the end of day 1. Next day, unpack the kitchen. By that time you will be so over it, that you will find decluttering easy because you can’t work up enough care factor to find a place for all the junk – EASY!!
      Good luck!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh I almost forgot Elizabeth, this may help you a checklist of everything you need to organise before you move and it has a system very similar to what Donna suggested below. http://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/shop/product/moving-home-pack-with-checklist/ReplyCancel

      • Elizabeth

        Ooh yes, I’ve purchased that pack and it has come in handy so far, but that’s as far as I’ve got. I think I will sign up to this though, thanks for your feedback!ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    I will be away in Thailand until Nov 1…can I do it on my own when I get home? Or is it better to wait until 2015?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      yes you can Donna, all the tasks will be unlocked by that date ready for when you return, so you can go through them all at your own pace :)ReplyCancel

  • Angie

    I loved the other 20 day challenge. Sorry I won’t be able to commit to this one since I haven’t been able to work in a lil over a yr so money is tight.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Sorry to hear that Angie, but I understand xxReplyCancel

  • Helen Warman

    Hi Katrina, I am a 71year old grandma living in a small retirement unit with my husband.I have been somewhat muddly and disorganised all my life, however I am hoping to spend more time on hobbies and Grandchildren. This means I need to get essential jobs done more promptly. Would I be able to adapt the program or is it focussed on a home with children?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Helen it is focus on home and children, because that is my current situation. But there is also tips in there on how to clean, declutter and organise particular rooms and make routines to keep them tidy. I believe you can adapt this program to you :)ReplyCancel

  • Jillian

    Oh my I can’t wait! I’m not going away on holidays and victoria starts this Friday. I will be totally relaxed and ready for the challenge.
    I joined in last time!
    I need organising for myself and my teens.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Exactly what I was hoping for Jullian. I thought after school holidays was perfect timing to start and giving you the time between now and over the holidays to complete the pre-tasks. I know I prefer to be out spending time with the kiddies during the holidays and typically the house is messier than usual after school holidays so perfect timing to get it back in order.ReplyCancel

  • Roslyn Woodhouse

    Hi Katrina- I’m ALMOST in, but I know I’ll be away for a few days in October. Are all of the previous days accessible throughout the challenge? ie: Could I do Friday & Monday’s tasks on Monday if I’m away Friday- or are they just available the day they’re sent?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Hi Roslyn, As an example you will be given access to all of the first week tasks on 6th October, then the following weeks tasks will be given to you on that Monday. If you have missed a day you can go back and access it easily, you just can’t skip forward a week, until that week has been unlocked. Hope this makes sense :)ReplyCancel

      • Roslyn Woodhouse

        Perfect sense, thankyou!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    This challenge is transforming! Can say without a doubt that it’s worth signing up for. I did it and was sceptical at first that it could really help but room by room and challenge by challenge the house was in order and clean. I’ve learned what I need now to keep the house in order and clutter free without it getting crazy! Signing up again for this one but this time my daughter and husband will be on board ????ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Love it Megan, it’s so great to hear how it has helped you and love that you are including your husband and daughter this time, it’s important for them to also help you and I have heard from a few past participants too, it’s made them realise they value their loved one for the hard work they do to look after the home.ReplyCancel

  • Huisvrou

    I wish I could join, but with a Rand-Dollar exchange rate of 1:10, $50 is absolutely way beyond what I can afford.

    May I wish you all a wonderful journey in this 20 days!ReplyCancel

  • Jody

    Hi, I have paid the money for the challenge through PayPal, but I accidentally left the page before filling out my details! How can I make sure I’m properly registered?ReplyCancel

    • Catriona

      Hmmm, I was just wondering the same thing!
      I must have been so excited to join that I did the payment bit and didn’t see any other bit or any where else to fill in my details…ReplyCancel

      • lisa

        I received an email from Kat but when I click the link to finalise registration it won’t let me sign in? Anyone help?ReplyCancel

        • Katrina

          Lisa, sorry it’s still giving you greif, can you email me challenge (at) theorganisedhousewife.com.au and I will fix it up :)ReplyCancel

          • lisa

            email sent at 7:28 am thanks :)

      • Katrina

        Catriona, have you been able to log in yet? If your having troubles please email me challenge (at) theorganisedhousewife.com.au and I will fix it up :)ReplyCancel

        • Catriona

          All good with the log in, had a look today and printed everything off ready to go – thank goodness for the nice colour printer at work!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Hi Jody, ah-ha this is good to know, I think a few people have done this today. I have emailed all people that I noticed do this, did you get my email :)ReplyCancel

  • Can I access all the content on my iPad?? Not sure if it supports adobe reader?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Yes Natalie, you can access the content on iPad, the site if mobile friendly. But the downloads are best to be downloaded and printed from your computer, or if you iPad gives you access to your printer then it’s fine.ReplyCancel

  • Catriona

    Great timing! I work full time and with 3 kids and the hubby all seeming to make more mess than ever before, the house is out of control. This seems like it will work very well for someone like me. Can’t wait for it to start!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Glad to have you join us Catriona, it will help you crate strategies to get those kiddies and hubby to help you around the home!ReplyCancel

      • Catriona

        Haha, can’t wait to see what kind of reaction I get from my 2 lovely teenage boys and my delightful Miss tween!
        They are all so open to new ideas……I will tread lightly with them and introduce changes slowly so it will just sneakily be implemented without too much drama. I can only hope :)ReplyCancel

  • sheridan

    I’m confused, can we start as soon as
    we sign up or do we have to wait
    until October? I would like to start
    before school holidays so my house
    will be visitor ready!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Sheridan, it starts on Monday 6th October, it’s run over 4 weeks and I thought it best to be after school holidays, because I like to spend time with the kids during this time and find the house needs a good clean up after holidays are over :) You have access now to the 5 pretasks, but the 20 days of cleaning and organising will come later.ReplyCancel

  • Daniela

    Hi,
    I would like to sign up, but will be out of town for two weeks out of the four. Do you think i can access all of the four weeks after i return? I was thinking to start in November 1st.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Absolutely Daniela! You can access all of them once you return. They will be open for you.ReplyCancel

  • Yay! All signed up and very excited to be doing this. One of my New Years Resolutions was to declutter the house but now we are in September and I haven’t gotten very far so this is perfect timing!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh yay, perfect timing for you Vicki! Would love to see photos as you go.:)ReplyCancel

    • Roslyn Woodhouse

      hehehe, me 2!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirstie

    Hi, can this been done in England? XReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Absolutely Kristie, we look forward to having you join us in the challenge.:)ReplyCancel

  • This is brilliant Kat. We’re moving house this week and won’t be back into our home by early- mid October otherwise I’d definitely be taking part xReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Good luck Carla, moving is a massive job! You can still register and access all the challenges at a later date that fits in with you.:)ReplyCancel

  • MelanieB

    Wow, I scrolled through all the info and was expecting a much larger price tag, particularly with lifetime membership. Thanks for making the challenge accessible, I will be joining in :)ReplyCancel

  • Tammy

    Hi
    I work 4 (paid!) days per week plus lots of overtime. Also with 2 busy young littlies, I’m finding it a struggle to stay on top of the usual basic cleaning, cooking, organisation etc. So keen for any tips and advice to help make this all work better. But practically how long would I need to set aside each day to complete the challenge? I’m really keen but not sure how I can fit anything else in if it’s more than a small time commitment.
    thanksReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Tammy there are some days that involve cleaning a whole room and organising some elements of it. It maybe a lot for you to complete in one day. There are several tasks per day, so you have an option to chose one task per day and run the program over 30 or 40 days rather than the 20. As you have lifetime access it’s easy for you to refer back to the tasks at anytime you need.ReplyCancel

      • Tammy

        Thanks for the response. If I was to undertake one task per day (which sounds more practical given current commitments) generally what kind of practical commitment is it e.g. hours, half hourReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I have visitors over until the middle of October but from what you’re saying it looks like I could sign up but then start whenever works for me? Will all the content remain accessible or do I need to print it off because on a certain date it will no longer be accessible?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Absolutely Sarah, yes it will all remain there for you to access when you are ready to start the challenge!ReplyCancel

  • Ange

    Just wondering about the daily time commitment ?
    Thanks very much.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ange, There are some declutter tasks which don’t take as long then on other days there are whole room cleans which may take longer. It is entirely up to you how long it takes, you an split the bigger challenges up over a few days. Even though it is a 20 Day challenge, you can spread it over 30 days to suit you if need be.ReplyCancel

  • Maria

    Hi Kat. This challenge sounds like exactly what I need. I’m currently struggling to “keep up” as I’m working around a 9 mth old that is only sleeping about an hr a day and have 6 yo also.
    I know you have older children so just wondering if the challenge will be suitable to work around a baby?
    Many thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Sure Maria, Even if some tasks have to spread out over a few days. You can work it to your own choice. Even though it is a 20 day challenge if it takes you 30 days it is entirely up to you. All the information will be there ready for you.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Hi, Our school holidays in New Zealand finish on the 12th October (GMT) Am I able to start a week late and still download the first week? Or am I better to wait til next year?.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      No Liz, you can start a week later, it will all be there for you to access.ReplyCancel

  • Simone C

    Hi Kat, I have paid thru PayPal but accidentally hit the “back” button before filling out the registration form, oops! Can I just register thru your normal website registration instead? Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Simone, I have just emailed you your login details :)ReplyCancel

  • Kylie C

    i’m totally drowning here!! No matter what i try it never works out. I’m in in this challenge to give me some direction/something to follow rather than jumping in blind. Getting kids involved would be awesome as my 3 oldest are certainly capable!!! Looking forward to doing this xxxReplyCancel

  • Julie Snelgar

    Hi Katrina,
    I signed up and paid and through paypal with a credit card, but have no tdea what is supposed to happened next?
    How do I access the challenge!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Julie, registration page was just a few seconds after paypal payment went through, sometimes it loads slowly and you may have clicked away. I’ve just completed your registration and sent through your details.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Lee

    Hi Kat, Same as Julie. I payed through PayPal & received an email receipt, but no information on what to do next or email from you.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Natalie, I can see your registration is complete. Can you email me and I’ll check your email address is correct in the system and can send you your details email challenge (at) theorganisedhousewife.com.auReplyCancel

  • Jolene deguara

    Hi katrina I also paid with a card and received confirmation email but can’t login as have no user name or password thanksReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Jolene, registration page was just a few seconds after paypal payment went through, sometimes it loads slowly and you may have clicked away. I’ve just completed your registration and sent through your details.ReplyCancel

  • Brooke Alexander

    Hi, just wondering what it would be like to do the challenge with a 6 month old baby (who was actually 9 weeks prem, so has corrected age of 4 months….sometimes she behaves like a 6 month old, sometimes a 4 month old!) I don’t have a clear routine yet, and can’t imagine committing to something every day and getting it done! Anyone done it and can offer any insights?ReplyCancel

  • Simone

    Hi Kat, I have paid thru PayPal but accidentally hit the “back” button before filling out the registration form, oops! Can I just register thru your normal website registration instead? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina

    Just paid & filling out registration page. Didn’t get to enter passwords or submit & page disappeared.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Katrina, did you manage to get in yet?? email me challenge (at) theorganisedhousewife.com.au if you have further troubles.ReplyCancel

  • shamna

    Hi Katrina,
    I am eagerly waiting to join this course.
    Thank you soooo much as am badly in need
    Of a guidance, tips to organise my
    Home:-)
    I will be registering this week itself
    Regards
    ShamnaReplyCancel

  • kylie

    Hi Kat, I’ve paid but cannot sign in. It says username and password is wrong.
    Please help me I’m keen to get started on the preparation.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky Locke

    I live in the uk, can I still join the 20 day challenge, if yes how do I pay with regard to the different currency??ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Hi, i want to join but can’t use my paypal (long story!) any chance i can pay other way??ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Hi Amanda, you can pay by credit card without logging into paypal, just below the sign into paypal fields there is an option to pay without signing in. Let me know if this suits you if not please email me challenge (at) theorganisedhousewife.com.au and we will work out an alternative.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    I have an 18 month old child and I am 6 months pregnant. I have a very helpful husband but because my family is so young, will this be relevant to me?ReplyCancel

  • Claire Davey

    HI, I have paid but haven’t received anything other that the paypal confirmation last night. Have I registered properly or did I miss something?
    Thanks, ClaireReplyCancel

    • Claire

      Hi,
      My username doesn’t seem to be working when I log in although I did receive the email this morning with the pre-challenge task. Have I missed something with the registration? Thanks, ClaireReplyCancel

  • shamna

    Hi Katrina
    Waiting for the next session as won’t be able to join this session:(
    Please start next session ASAP
    Thanks,ShamnaReplyCancel

  • Julie Grimes

    Hi, I have paid for the 20 day challenge via Paypal, but haven’t been able to login through the members area…I have a username and password written down, but it tells me no username found? Where do I go from here to register for the challenge? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Ashleigh

    I have paid for the 20 day challenge but I haven’t received anything. No email, no username etc. I have checked my bank and the money has been deducted.
    Thanks AshReplyCancel

August 2014 Daily Inspiration Quotes

Here is a summary of all the quotes that I share on Facebook and in the newsletters into one blog post, as an easy reference to refer back to when you need a little inspiration. all images were created by and copyright to The Organised Housewife August Daily Inspiration Please share your favourite quote of the moment […]

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Weekend Catch Up #6

Poor Mr 11 and I have been really sick since last Thursday, this bug has lingered, so this week hasn’t been too productive on the photo front I’m sorry… and because I have also been working really hard ready to launch something extra special in a few days time.   From the recent survey that so […]

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  • Sweet Miss 11! My week was eventful, consumed by a uni assessment and blacking out at the bus stop! Hope you are on the mend Kat.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Oh no Stephanie, hope you are feeling better!
      Yes thank you i am feeling a lot better.:)ReplyCancel

  • Mary Doukakis

    I’ve been tidying up #3 son’s clothing left at my home. Getting it ready to send it off to him in his new space. Made stuffed peppers for dindin tonight. Hubby remarks, “great!”… (man of few words). Planning some decluttering this week.ReplyCancel

Raw fruit and nut slice

I gave my pantry a good clean out on the weekend and found some dried fruit and oatbran that I wanted to use up.  You know me, I am loving having some healthy balls and slice on hand so I created this little recipe.  If I had the patience on this day I would of […]

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  • Jaimee

    These sound really good, going to try making some of these for morning tea.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are very yummy, Jaimee! Hope you enjoy them.:)ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Hi Katrina!

    What a lovely, healthy recipe! Are you able to advise approximately how many pieces this recipe makes?

    Thanks so much!

    AmyReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh Amy, I can’t remember exactly and I didn’t slice them up equally but you could easily get 18 little piecesReplyCancel

Banana Honey Muffins

I always buy bananas on our weekly grocery shop, some weeks they are eaten up quickly, others they aren’t.  Usually I leave them as long as possible in the fruit bowl and then freeze them for future baking.  I got up early recently and popped a few bananas in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes to […]

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  • Melanie

    These look delicious, great way to use up some bananas I have in the fruit bowl, off to make some now.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      They are so yummy, Melanie.:) And you are right perfect for using up those over ripe bananas!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    I like that you haven’t added extra sugar. only the honey and banana for sweetness.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Thanks Mandy, i think that is enough sweetness. The honey is just the right amount.ReplyCancel