I am a writer, a photographer, a blogger and an organisation enthusiast.
Anyone who took a step into my teenage bedroom is gasping right now – I have, over the years, been the proud owner of some of the messiest and least organised spaces that have ever existed.
But… becoming a mum meant that I had to get my shit together. So I started figuring out what worked for me.
Reading books, following bloggers, creating systems that failed – and writing articles about the process.
And now I have figured out ways to keep spaces tidy and organised, even when the person in charge of them is NOT!
For the last ten years, I have been creating content and running my blog Patchwork Cactus. So, it’s basically been my job to develop hacks to make parenting and home life easier, so it would be rude not to share them with struggling people with family life.
If you’re time-poor, unorganised and drowning in your own home – let’s be friends.
So many professional organisers are naturally organised people. And this is obviously fantastic. But I see them chatting in Facebook groups I’m in and often they have no idea how to help their clients.
They talk about how they set up intricate systems that get ignored and vent about clients with ADHD who want to keep creating new and interesting set-ups.
I honestly find it pretty frustrating, because often they are forgetting one very important detail; it’s not their home, it’s the client’s.
It’s our responsibility to find a solution that works for THE CLIENT – for their home and their brain.
I’m someone who has gone from drowning in my home and motherhood to someone who has hacks and systems in place that work. And I love sharing my secrets.
Reach out if you need help.