Tips to organise your home

School holidays for me are about relaxing, spending time with the kids and getting the house back into order.  Sometimes life just gets busy and cupboards get messy and piles start appearing.  Here is some inspiration for you if you are tackling any organising tasks these school holidays.

How to organise the food in the fridge and freezer

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Our revamped and very organised school bag nook

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Jaq July 3, 2014 - 8:57 AM

Ooh wow, I simply love the space you have created for your kids bags. We keep them in their rooms and I must say I always find them on the floor, behind a door or the contents spattered in the lounge room. This is such a great use of space, we have an area very similar.

Katrina July 13, 2014 - 5:55 PM

So pleased this has inspired you Jaq, please send me a picture if you are able to create an organised space for your bags!!

jackie arnel July 3, 2014 - 9:12 PM

I recently ordered from your website the end of may some things from you and I am still waiting for delivery. It has been 6 weeks?? The purchase order amount has been taken out of my visa account (either 26 or 28th of May if I can recall). I am very disappointed with this service. Jackie

Michelle Rayner July 5, 2014 - 3:06 PM

Jackie, the stuff is usually an instant download, not something that gets posted out. Have you checked your emails?

Katrina July 13, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Thank you for helping MIchelle, I really appreciate it x

Katrina July 13, 2014 - 5:57 PM

Ooh Jackie, I’m so sorry I”m only seeing this now, I’ve taken 2 weeks away from the computer to spend time with my kiddies over the school holidays. All my products are instant downloads, you should of been able to instantly download them after purchase, via the accounts page or via the email sent to you. Please email me via the contact form on the blog if you have troubles accessing.

Al Ferguson July 3, 2014 - 10:06 PM


That is organised!

Jaime July 4, 2014 - 11:21 PM

I have wanted to do something similar for my kids’ school bags, i have the perfect wall spot, but for the moment at least I think they’ll have to stay on the floor – I worry about my 2yo trying to pull it off the wall!

Cathy July 9, 2014 - 3:53 PM

We filled in the end of a hallway with a built in cupboard with separate cubby holes for each of us – 4 kids, husband and myself. Didn’t cost too much as hubby is a carpenter but you could try IKEA. Got my idea from the childcare centre as each child had their own “cubbyhole”.

Katrina July 13, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Great idea Cathy!

Katrina July 13, 2014 - 5:59 PM

Originally I used some wooden letter hooks with 3M tape on the back, these were pulled off the wall. I then replaced the letters with this long and heavy wooden rack making sure it will forever stay on the wall. Hope you can find something suitable for your space x

Natalie Adams April 13, 2015 - 12:50 PM


We are a large family of 7 and looking to purchase a new fridge. In terms of organisation etc, what fridge/s do you like and why? Any tips for containers to use etc?

Kylie October 25, 2015 - 11:46 AM

Hi Katrina,

How am I able to create family command centre when I am in a rental ?, I love the idea of the school bags being in one place and keeping it tidy. Also the fact that there is a calendar so that everybody can see what is going on.

Kate - Kat's Assistant October 26, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Hi Kylie, Maybe with the school bags you could create a nook in the garage or hall. Here are some really great ideas from my readers:


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