Hello and welcome! I’m Katrina, the writer of The Organised Housewife. I’m a wife to a wonderful and supportive man as well as a mother of 3 children 13 year old twins and my youngest is 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. You can read my full story here.
On The Organised Housewife blog I share daily tips and ideas to keep the home and 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 also love creating charts, checklists, planners and more, which all help me in different ways in the home from cleaning the house to reward charts for the kids and routine charts which help the kids with their morning tasks, but in turn helps me keep my sanity so I am not repeatedly yelling at them to brush their teeth!! All my charts are available as an instant download (which means you can purchase and print them within minutes) all in my shop.
On this blog you can click all the pink text like this, which will direct to pages with more information about what I am discussing within the post. ie. below it will direct you to more details about my online shop, christmas planner etc.
Visit The Organised Housewife online shop for printables to help you stay organised around the home and help you to create routines. With items such as the Christmas Planner, Cleaning Checklist, Kids Routine Charts and so much more. Most of the products in my shop are an instant download so you can start planning and organising straight away!
There are several different subscription options for this blog, when you sign up to any of the newsletters you will receive my ‘7 things I do each day to keep the home clean and organised’ mini eBook.
- DAILY TASKS – One simple cleaning, decluttering or organising task will be sent to your inbox 5 days a week, Mon-Fri.
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You will also find me chatting on Facebook and pinning on Pinterest, I do have a twitter account but am rarely on there. Follow along on Instagram to see a more personal side of me. Click images below to follow.
I am often asked “I need help but where do I start”? I start at the front door of my home and work my way through from left to right. I firstly declutter, organise and then clean. View this page to help you to determine what your organising goals are.
Visit the Organising by Room page to easily view the different organising tips for a particular area of your home. Click on the images below to get started.
Follow along in the weekly cleaning series where I give you a task along with steps on how to clean an area/item in your home each Tuesday. Most of these tasks will be easy, from light switches to toys, towels to stinky shoes, cleaning many of the forgotten areas or things in your home.
See the frequently asked questions HERE.