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Kitchen Woes: A Common Complaint

Below are several kitchen before/after shots. 

Kitchens are usually very straightforward to organise. They are a good 'first step' for someone who is looking to organise their whole home. 

A client who is new to organising is able to experience the process but it is not extremely challenging as most people are not overly emotionally attached to kitchenwares. I do not usually start in peoples wardrobes or other personal spaces. After the first session, the client knows the drill and I am able to tailor my approach as based on their responsiveness to the kitchen. 

A small kitchen used by a number of people. Unfortunately, it was infested by cockroaches and most of the cupboards were empty. This led to clutter accumulation on benchtops (which made the cockroach problem worse).

A small kitchen used by a number of people. Unfortunately, it was infested by cockroaches and most of the cupboards were empty. This led to clutter accumulation on benchtops (which made the cockroach problem worse).

Another before view. 

Another before view. 

After organising. Unfortunately, there were limited cleaning products on hand and I was unable to remove the red crayon!

After organising. Unfortunately, there were limited cleaning products on hand and I was unable to remove the red crayon!

After the session. I tried to remove as much food from the benches as possible. 

After the session. I tried to remove as much food from the benches as possible. 


A very old image from ann early kitchen sort

A very old image from ann early kitchen sort

After organising!

After organising!


Creating Restful Spaces: Bedrooms

This bedroom was very difficult to use and the client rarely slept in it.

This bedroom was very difficult to use and the client rarely slept in it.

This client was a very busy producer who spent little time at home. She struggled to create organised systems of order for her belongings. This room was a challenge as there is a non-pictured wardrobe that was literally full of clothes and shoes. 

The client was not on hand to assist with sorting this room, which added to the challenge. My aim for the room was to sort all of her belongings into groups and fit in her limited cupboard space. Due to the amount of clothing she owned, it was necessary to put a lot of her non-season (i.e. winter) clothes into storage. 

Several hours later, the room is much more in control. The placement of the dresser is not ideal. Unfortunately, the bed took up so much space that it restricted the room greatly. 

Several hours later, the room is much more in control. The placement of the dresser is not ideal. Unfortunately, the bed took up so much space that it restricted the room greatly. 


Bedroom Two: unused storage space

The second bedroom of the apartment was used entirely for storage. 

The second bedroom of the apartment was used entirely for storage. 

The hallway was also a storage space. Which made it challenging to move through the space.

The hallway was also a storage space. Which made it challenging to move through the space.

The client used the second bedroom of the apartment and the hallway as a storage room. When she had moved into the apartment all of the boxes had been put in the bedroom and gradually been added to. 

Due to the apartment size being small and lacking in storage, her 'storage' items had to stay in the second bedroom. 

Due to the apartment size being small and lacking in storage, her 'storage' items had to stay in the second bedroom. 

A lot of the items that had been stored in the bedroom went to her garage to be picked up by charities or rubbish collectors. She assured me that once the garage had been emptied she was going to move the storage items down and set up the second bedroom as a guest room.