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10 space-saving ideas for cramped kitchens

Posted by Isabelle de Grandpre on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Newsletters 
May 2013 Newsletter

Gone are the days when we lived in homes with opulent reception rooms and kitchens large enough to cater for a small army. Nowadays it is all about open-plan entertainment areas or cramped modern living. So what do we do if we still want to have a functioning kitchen but don’t have the space to do it? Here's how we can make space magically appear!

Maximise your wall space by going to the ceiling with shelving. High shelving isn’t going to be useful for everyday it...

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Organised Office - Organised Mind!

Posted by Isabelle de Grandpre on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Newsletters 
April Newsletter -2013

When I was with a client recently she confided to me that her office is so disorganised that she feels like her mind is about to explode! Since I quite like my client (we'll call her Sam), I suggested to her that we avoid such an explosion and rather set about installing systems and solutions for her that would create a more productive space. When she remained circumspect, I reminded her that a loss of income will be the result of working in an environment that isn't fun...

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Creating Command-Central

Posted by Isabelle de Grandpre on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, In : Newsletters 
The older my children get the more I seem to need to keep tabs of. I actually thought (stupid me) that when they got older, it would be easier to manage their lives. I was very mistaken so recently I decided to tame the paper clutter on my fridge and try to create a kind of 'command-central' for my family.

What is a command-central? Many refer to this idea as a launch pad - a common space to store small, important items you use everyday. These items can include your keys, cellphones, ...

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Newsletter : September 2011 (archives)

Posted by Isabelle (Head Chiquita) on Thursday, November 15, 2012, In : Newsletters 
To all the budding Neat Freaks,

I recently had the pleasure of assisting a client create her own personal space. She isn't quite finished yet, but she is tantalizingly close to having a well-equipped crafting room that will allow her to be as creative as she'd like to be.
 
For her, this is really important and it got me thinking; where is my personal space? Do I actually need one? Well, in short YES! In fact, we all probably do because it is becoming increasingly necessary to 'download' once in...

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Next ORGANISE YOUR HOME workshop

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, February 1, 2010, In : News 
Bookings now open for next Neat Freak ORGANISE YOUR HOME workshop, taking place on 27th February 2010.
Limited to 10 people per workshop.

Based on the Neat Freak information pack for the home, this workshop will give you tips for kitchens, bathrooms, home office and more. Learn how to use colour and decor to your advantage and optimise the space you have available.

Opening Times: registration 08h30. Starts 09h00 – 12h30 pm

BOOK ONLINE: http://www.neatfreak-sa.com/workshops.php
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Neat Freak launches FULL HOME pack

Posted by Isabelle on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, In : News 
Neat Freak's HOME information pack complete with templates is now available.

Information on:
  • The starting point of de-cluttering & organising spaces.
  • Using what is available & being creative.
  • Defining spaces.
  • Using decor to help you 'make space'.
  • General tips for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens & garages.

PLUS templates – designed to make your life a littler easier to manage:

Shopping list / Personal Medication Record / Gift Inventory / Household Services / Household Security and more...

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Do you think it is important to be neat?

Posted by Isabelle de Grandpre on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, In : Thinking about it 
I've often wondered why it is necessary to be neat? Does it really make a difference?
Besides the obvious, that it makes your life easier to deal with, being neat makes me want to occupy a space and I don't have to think about what I have to do when I am in that space.

What do you think? Send me a mail and I'll post some comments.

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