5 solutions for getting ready faster every morning !

organize your day to be more effecient

Do not waste time in the morning:

  1. If I were you, I’d take a Colorimetry test.It allows me to always wear close to the face ( your skin tone, eye colour, hair colour) ,this is mostly useful for tops, coats, scarves and jewelry. Effect immediate look good! Therefore you can wear less or even no makeup!
  2. Be sure you make time so your clothes for the week are washed and ironed.Nothing worse than to find that crumpled business; or the pretty top you were planning on wearing, at the very bottom of your dirty laundry basket!
  3. Place each category of items in the same place. If I’m looking for a jacket to fit my outfit, I’m not going to go back and forth between my bedroom closet and entry way closet!
  4. I install a mirror near where I choose my clothes, my accessories and jewellery. Therefore, I choose and validate everything in the same area, rather than discovering in the mirror next to my apartment door, that something just isn’t right, and that I have to get changed again!
  5. An even better solution: having outfits ready in advance, on photos I have taken of me in them, or physically by hanging the whole outfit together ( bound by a home made clip (see upcoming tutorial)) ,my complete set with accessories in a cotton bag and shoes on the ground. It is also very convenient if, for a business trip I have to make a few sets off the cuff!

5 GOOD REASONS FOR SORTING YOUR CLOSET BEFORE GOING TO THE SALES

Sort your clothes before the sales to increase efficiency !

declutter your clothes closet

  1. Take a look at what you have, to not buy on sales yet another black skirt!
  2. Find out what’s missing,and what you really need, to make your fling to the sales a truly useful one!
  3. Look at the outfits you already have while shopping for an accessory : a pair of shoes, or a jewel, with your goal.
  4. Make room! Don’t just shove something new in you closet! Apply this rule: you need to let something go before bringing in something new !
  5. You might realize that going to the sales isn’t that important after all, because you’ve already got all you need. And, your little feet, your patience and your budget will thank you for having opted out!

Win 12 000 € !!!

Your home organizer will help you save money

” To pay or not to pay 12 000 € ” , you have read correctly:

Paying twelve thousand euros –the price of a car or several beautiful trips– for a storage unit, and you don’t remember what you put there, that’s what the mother of a friend of mine did; It will cost you a lot in no time :

the storage unit costs €100 per month x 12 months = 1 200 € per year x 10 years = 12 000 €

Maybe with a home organizer — someone who isn’t from your family, with an outsider’s view — it could save you this cost for the 10 coming years!

Do you also have expenses you need help with? Contact me !

What I learned from Marie Kondo

What I learned from Marie Kondo… the second time.

I didn’t really learn much the first time I read her book. Nothing happened then.

But this winter was the right time to read it again. I was getting tired of all the havoc on my living/ dining room floor — my son ‘s toys or cereal and other bits of food lying around there every day.

Until then clutter was the last thing on this earth that could bother me. It has even been a running joke in my family — how most of us have untidy households.

But people change, and this winter I have passed from a clutter friendly easy go lazy person to someone wanting order; up to this winter I was ok with camping, now I want a three star hotel!

I think reading Marie Kondo’s book a second time changed my vision and showed me another, more positive experience was possible.

Hello wonderfull world!

This is the first article for my brand new blog!  And I’m exhausted and confused; I admit, I was so relieved I could sneek out early this morning with my little boy still asleep, and my husband in charge.  It felt so wierd, I wondered was I doing something illegal ?! How come there’s a chip in the picture of the easy go easy role of a mommy?

Because I’m a not-that-young-mom (turning 40 soon!) of a toddler; I’m a busy teacher (to energetic and chatty teenagers), we have a home to keep up, (that said, we are only three- my husband, our son, and me, and don’t have a mansion, we are simple city dwellers!   We have a busy parisian life of what French people call “métro, boulot, dodo”, which  means our days look like this:”commuting, working, sleeping”!

But I know there’s more to life than that; being a real French and Parisian gal I want to contend that part of me who is a lover of all good food; curious of all new ideas that can make my chez moi a cosy retreat; a friend to my closest friends; and of course a sensual woman (oh la la) to my chéri of a husband.

And I’m not alone. I’m hearing plenty of my girl friends thinking the same things and admitting to it in the blink of an eye. Once I get them started on the subject there’s no stopping them!

What I’d like to do in this blog is help us find new solutions whithout it being a hassle! I want it to be fun and efficient! So we can slow down and ENJOY more!