Today is Clean Up Australia Day. Tomorrow is the start of National Organising Week.
I think the Universe is trying to tell us something.
And when she talks, we should listen. So here’s what’s happening… Each day for the next 7 days I’ll be popping up at a different location somewhere in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne to take your unwanted clutter* off your hands and sustainably dispose of it on your behalf at absolutely no cost to you. That’s right, totally FREE.
Don’t live in Melbourne or can’t get to me? Don’t worry. I’ll also be providing lots of resources for future reference of organisations locally, nationally and sometimes even globally that will accept your excess clutter and keep it out of landfill.
Not sure where to start? No problem, I’ve got it sorted. Each day I’ll be posting some helpful tips on how to declutter a different zone of your home so we can work through it methodically and without getting overwhelmed. It’s just for 1 week… I know you can do it!
So really, what have you got to lose, except some clutter? I’m making myself available all week to answer your organising questions, help you get sorted and encourage you to find your Organised Sweet Spot and live life there. So please join in the daily challenges and help others you know who might also benefit from some free Professional Organising advice by sharing this post and the upcoming daily blogs with them.
I’d love to hear about your progress, see your before and after photos and meet you (and your clutter) at the various locations listed below. (Click here to see who you’re looking for!) If you do join in, by the end of the week I promise you will have more space and a clean conscience to boot.
*Items I will be accepting are:
|Unopened toiletries including hotel-sizes|
|Clean towels and blankets|
|Plastic shopping bags|
|Unused nappies (opened packets & no packets are also acceptable)|
|Unwanted craft items|
|Kids’ books in good condition|
|Non-perishable pantry items (in date)|
|Old reading glasses|
|Old mobile phones & their accessories|
|Women’s corporate clothing & accessories|
So have a think about the space invaders in your house and start gathering them in an “OUT” bag near the door. And yes, that includes all the stuff you’ve been meaning to sell for the last 3 years and haven’t.
Take a look at my schedule below and decide where you can meet me and stay tuned throughout this week to find out where your items will be going!
- Please note – I can only accept normal household quantities & any sorting you can do to keep categories of items separate & contained would be much appreciated.
- I will provide additional resources and information on my website on how you can dispose of items not listed above.
Where to find me – this week only:
|Mon 5th March|
|(Outside) Seaford Kindergym|
|3/10 Rutherford Rd, Seaford|
|Tue 6th March|
|Pinewood Nursery (Carpark)|
|478 Blackburn Rd, Glen Waverley|
|Wed 7th March|
|Doncaster Officeworks (Carpark)|
|602-630 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster|
|Thu 8th March|
|Mums Supporting Families In Need (Warehouse)|
|2/7 Sir Laurence Drive, Seaford|
|Fri 9th March|
|The Garden – Frankston (Reception)|
|4 Ross Smith Ave W, Frankston|
|Sun 11th March|
|Sandbox Café – Sandhurst Golf Club|
|75 Sandhurst Blvd, Sandhurst|
- Please note: Sometimes unexpected things happen. Keep an eye on my website & Facebook page in the unlikely event I need to make a last minute update to times and locations.
In the meantime, if you’re ready to get started N.O.W. why don’t you head on over to the Clean Up Australia Day website and find a site near you where you can pitch in to help clean up. Or if you can’t attend, perhaps you’d consider making a donation here. I was surprised to learn that Clean Up Australia does not receive government funding and relies on private and corporate donations to keep their campaigns running and to provide supplies like gloves, tools and rubbish bags for volunteers. All donations above $2 are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers.
Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll see you tomorrow for our first N.O.W. organising challenge!