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Organisation Tips for the New Year

Let me guess - you’ve just moved house and can’t figure out what on earth to do with everything you own. Here are some organising tips to help you manage all your items. Hopefully, you had a good clear out while you were packing, but if you didn’t you can do it now. Remember though if you are moving house with John Bull we can pack and unpack everything for you - stress-free.

Set a timer - If you find unpacking very overwhelming just do it in 10minute bursts or just pick one room at a time to do.

Plan - Write a plan of what you need to unpack or to purchase so that you can unpack.

Email - Get your bills all sent by email, this will stop the papers piling up

Direct debit - Get your bills all on direct debit, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to pay them.

Clothes - Anything you haven’t worn in the last 12 months you are unlikely to wear again so toss it out.

Magazines and books - Charity gift all the overrun of books and magazines that you don’t have space for and may never look at again.

Toys - Get the kids to organise the toys that can go to charity


  1. Organisation station - Have a spot in the kitchen that is just for to-do lists, wifi passwords, messages, reminders. This can be the back of a door or on the face of the fridge.

  2. Cookbooks - Donate the ones you won’t be using in the near future.

  3. Fridge - Give the fridge a quick clean each and every time you bring in the shopping.

  4. Dishwasher - To ensure that you empty it, try doing this task while you boil the kettle for a cuppa. Make sure also to fill it and turn it on before bed, it will save you electricity too as this is off-peak.

  5. Cleaning - Clean as you go and wipe down your appliances regularly

  6. Prep - Prepping food ahead of time can save you loads of time

  7. Draw organisers - These simple dividers can make your life so much easier as you can find things quickly and easily.

  8. Containers - Only keep the containers that have lids and the lids that have containers, seems simple but over time this sure can get out of hand.

  9. Prepare your meals - Organised people know just what they are going to be eating all week. They prepare it in advance.

  10. Pack snacks - easy to grab snacks for yourself or the kids make it easy than the blank stares into the fridge and cupboards.

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