Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Peter Walsh - Dymo National Organising Week Breakfast Meet and Greet

Well I have just come back from Melbourne after a fantastic meet and greet with Peter Walsh at the Dymo National Organizing Week Breakfast at Crown.

It was fabulous to hear Peter Walsh speak - Peter is a World renowned Author and Oprah's Organizing Guru. Peter is an Austalian (now living in the states) and is as down to earth as you or me, which I really admire. Put simply Peter Walsh is a 'classic Aussie'. Peter told us his family can't believe he gets paid for telling people to make their bed!

Of course there is a lot more to being a Professional Organizer! Peter was full of great organising tips, which I will write about a little later. Peter Walsh's main message, which has been one of my motto's since I started out in the Organizing business over 10 years ago, is getting organized is all about decluttering your house AND head....and as Peter says also your heart, which is sooo true. Organizing is so much more than just organizing your physical space.

Peter Walsh was very generous with his time and was very happy to pose with us for some happy snaps as seen here.

Thanks Peter...was lovely meeting you in person...only one degree away from Oprah. Pretty cool stuff hey!!

Claire McFee Creator Organize Your Life Organizers

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Organize Your Life nominated for the 2010 MCEI Marketing Awards

Organize Your Life is proud to be nominated for the 2010 Marketing Communications Executives International Awards for 2010

A lovey associate of mine Charly Leetham from Ask Charly Leetham nominated me which I am very grateful for. I was fortunate to be announced a Finalist is the 2007 MCEI Awards so here's hoping for that and a bit more this time!!

The Awards MCEI presentation is being held in Melbourne on the 26th Oct. I will let you know how I go!

Claire McFee
Organize Your Life Founder and Author

Monday, 6 September 2010

Peter Walsh in Australia for National Organising Week (N.O.W) and I am meeting with him...

National Organizing Week with Peter Walsh

It's National Organising Week here in Australia again, which is getting bigger each year. Peter Walsh - the N.O.W Ambassador is back from his busy Organizing business Peter Walsh Design including working with Oprah Winfrey on her show Oprah !! helping people declutter their lives and organize their homes.

Peter Walsh has authored several Organizing books including his
current best seller 'Enough Already' and his previous books "It's all too much" and "Does this clutter make my butt look fat?"

I am fortunate enough to be part of a very small group of people in the Professional Organising industry meeting with Peter Walsh this Wednesday. It will definitely be the highlight of my week, if not a tad longer!! I will let you know how it goes. :)

Peter was on Sunrise this morning, giving tips on Spring Cleaning and Organizing / decluttering your life. One tip I hadn't heard before that I want to share with you has to do with organizing Your wardrobe, decluttering your closet. Peter Walsh will also be on The 7pm project tuesday night for more great organizing tips.

Simply turn all your clothes on hangers around the wrong way. As you wear different items put the around the 'right' way. After six months remove all the items still back to front and take to the charity stores (Taking into account the season you are in and what you haven't had a chance to wear due to the weather of course!)

There are many Organising workshops being held around the country - two of whihc Peter Walsh will be presenting at. To see locations times and dates see below or for more info go to the Australian Association of Professional Organisers - AAPO - with whom I am of course a proud member!

Off to decide what to wear and possibly polish my boots for my city can get so muddy here by the bush/coast!(Great Ocean Road, Victoria) Wouldn't have it ay other way though. :)

Claire McFee Creator Organize Your Life Organizers

Here are the dates of the N.O.W organizing workshops:
Tuesday 7 September
Officeworks Five Docks: 213 Parramatta Rd 213, Five Dock (Peter Walsh)
Officeworks Alexandria: 91 O'Riordan St, Alexandria
Officeworks Bondi Junction: 14-26 Ebley St, Bondi Junction
Wednesday 8 September
Officeworks South Melbourne: 31 Kings Way, South Melbourne (Peter Walsh)
Officeworks Highett: 1123 Nepean Hwy, Highett
Officeworks Chadstone: 699 Warrigal Hwy, Chadstone
Officeworks Southport: 59 Nerang Street, Southport
Officeworks Aspley: 434 Gympie Rd, Aspley
Officeworks Keswick: 5-7 Anzac Hwy, Keswick
Officeworks East Victoria Park: 343 Shepperton Rd, East Victoria Park