Kitchen

Food and fridge declutter

One of the most notorious areas for regular clutter accrual is the fridge. Without a system, food storage can quickly get messy and before you know it, you’re sorting through plastic bags in the bottom crisper drawer only to find what you’re looking for at the bottom. Worse still, you find something old and green […]

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Garage

Garage declutter

This week I decided to get the garage in order. I plan to have its flooring cleaned and re-sealed. It got to the point where the floor looked so awful it needed freshening up. This meant my husband and I did a big clean-out of everything. Earlier this year, we’d already discarded a lot of hard rubbish from the […]

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Autumn outfits, Wardrobe

Preparing an Autumn wardrobe

The autumnal season is in full swing now. As we enter the cooler months, the season calls for an exploration of warming colour palettes and woollen layers that help to mix and match with the usual blacks that Melburnians love to wear. I’m all for versatile styling and my favourites of the season allow for effortless combinations […]

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Pantry

Pantry declutter

Last weekend, I decluttered my pantry. I’ve been putting this one off for a couple of months as I know it involves a lot of work sorting through out-of-date spices and general bric-a-brac. Since moving into my house a couple of years ago, I didn’t take the opportunity to properly expel those items I should have. […]

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Autumn outfits

Farewell summer, one true love

I always get really excited about summer. Warmer weather on my (fake tanned) skin, sunlight reflecting off my sunglasses, no need to carry around cardigans or heavy coats in case a chilly antarctic wind decides to sweep through the city blocks. Longer daylight hours make me feel happier and help me get up every morning with a […]

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Wardrobe

Close encounters of the wallet kind

I nearly caved in and bought a new wallet today. My yellow leather wallet gave up being functional. Its zip broke completely after I tried to mend it with a pair of pliers and it would likely cost more to repair it than to buy a new one. My only alternative in the wardrobe was […]

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Outfits, Wardrobe

Creating a lookbook

As you know, I regularly use Stylebook to help organise my outfits and track wardrobe usage. I also like to use it to create a lookbook of ideas from outfit combinations I admire. I am building a small collection of looks I like and trying to replicate them from my wardrobe. Inspiration may come from outfits […]

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Wardrobe

It’s a scarf thing

We had a cold snap today in Melbourne, which made me thankful for setting up my ‘shoulder season’ capsule in my wardrobe. It also made me think about wearing scarves again. I usually don’t wear scarves in summer, which is a shame because they can really change up an outfit and add some colour and […]

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Wardrobe

Should it stay or should it go now?

Inevitably, whenever you decide to do one of these decluttering exercises, you have to sort through the mess now dumped on the floor or bed. During this sorting process, I came across certain belongings that clung onto me for dear life and made me feel strangely like a bad owner for even considering putting them in a garbage bag (How dare […]

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Wardrobe

Wardrobe reloaded

One of the most notable aspects of putting clothes back in your wardrobe that give you joy is that it ignites an enthusiasm to experiment with creating new outfits, particularly from those pre-loved but forgotten pieces. It also dramatically changed the way I perceived this small room. No longer was it overcrowded and dull, but rather […]

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