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Coasting : Issue 10 April 2010
13 CO E Open to the public 7 days, Kooindah Blvd, Wyong, Central Coast Ph 02 4351 0700 or visit kooindahwaters.com.au RESIDENTIAL GOLF & SPA RESORT BEST VALUE MEMBERSHIP ON THE CENTRAL COAST JOIN KOOINDAH WATERS GOLF CLUB TODAY! * Based on the Annual Pass Membership. Membership subscription fee payable over 12 months is $1,196. All prices are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change without notice. Benefits: Various levels of membership Payment plan options now available Full golf facilities access Members priority tee times Members guest rates & events Troon Golf Advantage & reward programs Corporate Memberships Available For more information please contact the club on (02) 4351 0700. www.coastingtoday.com.au ASTING AST NG FE FEATUR ATURE Tips for getting organised 1 Spend five minutes a day throwing things out. Otherwise they'll accumulate on the dining table or coffee table. 2 Do it now! If you put that coffee cup in the dishwasher now, you won't have to spend time loading the entire machine tonight. 3 Open your mail over the garbage bin. Toss out what you don't want. 4 Put labels on things. This is particularly useful in encouraging kids to keep their stuff in order. Have a box labelled 'Lego'. Have a draw labelled 'Games'. 5 Use what you've got. You don't have to buy $20 draw dividers. Use shoe boxes or other storage options that are already at home. INVITING: Jennie helped transform this cluttered home office into an orderly work space. About Jennie Fountain Jennie Fountain is a member of the Australian Association of Professional Organisers. She founded Organised 2a T, the Central Coast's first professional organising service for homes and businesses, five years ago. Most of her clients are women. Among her male clients are businessmen and tradesmen who have sought help in organising their home offices. She has worked as an early childhood teacher and a house cleaner. "It was during my work as a cleaner that I noticed people needed more than the vacuuming and cleaning that I was doing for them," Jennie said. Go to www.organised2at.com.au or phone 0419 427 965. In May, Jennie will host a course at Central Coast Community College, at Ourimbah, entitled "Don't drown in your clutter, get organised once and for all". Trash or treasure? Jennie said she understood the emotional value that people placed on certain objects. "Clients sometimes worry that I'm going to come in and throw everything out," she said. "But some clients want to keep absolutely everything, so I have to come in and say 'Now come on. This has to go!' It all depends on how much is a reasonable amount to keep in their situation. "For instance, I'll tell a client that I don't think it's reasonable that they want to keep every painting that their 10-year-old child has done since they were one. "There are ways of keeping things. So the parent might decide to keep one box of the child's paintings instead of three." Such decisions must always be made by the client. "I just lead them," Jennie said. PUT AWAY: Storage options from retailers such as Ikea are fine, but often a few shoe boxes can work just as well. Remember, labelling is important. BEFORE AFTER
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