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Home Living : September 27th 2011
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 HOMELIVING Time to dust off the cobwebs This spring give yourself less time to do the jobs in the house and have more time for better things in life. IT'S that time of year again -- time to dust off the cobwebs of winter and welcome the freshness of spring. Sounds wonderful. But let's be honest, it's a daunting task that doesn't exactly excite, made worse by the fact that we haven't even finished last year's spring clean! Here, MaryAnne Bennie and Brigitte Hinneberg, two of Australia's leading organisation gurus and authors of Paper Flow, (published by Wiley July 2011) have some fab tips to cheat spring cleaning and get it done in eight minutes, or close to it. Take a tour of your house and make a list of jobs to be done. Set the timer for eight minutes and go through one room at a time to do a general tidy up while racing the clock. Anything that has to leave the room can go into a basket by the doorway. Ding ding, now take the basket and put items into correct rooms. Take an ''after'' photo to prove to yourself just how much can be done in an eight-minute power burst. Your success at one room will motivate you to move on to the next room. Set the timer again and race the clock running through all the rooms with a duster. Run it around the cornices, window and door frames and light fittings and do a quick dust of the walls and any hanging artwork. Set the timer again and take the duster, a bucket of water, a sponge and a dry cloth and race around and dust all surfaces in each room, giving them a damp wipe down and clean ornaments along the way. Wash the floors and take a break while they dry. While resting check over your list to see if there are any big jobs you listed on your to-do list. Plan which you will do first. Work your way around the kitchen, bathroom and laundry for only eight minutes at a time completing jobs that need to be done. It might not be perfect but it will at least be done. You will feel great, have had fun and given yourself a bonus workout along the way. The more time you allow for a job, the more time you take to do it. Give yourself less time to do the jobs in the house and have more time for better things in life. YOU THINK IT • WE MAKE IT CABINET MAKING PURPOSE-BUILT FOR YOU KITCHENS • LAUNDRIES • BEDROOMS OFFICES • SHOPS • DEVELOPMENTS ALL PLYWOOD, particle board, mdf & speciality panels, delivery, cabinetry hardware, discount paint, cut-to-size, edge-banding 1300 138 771 to nearest store email@example.com 26 Burrows Rd, ALEXANDRIA 9550 5356 83 Boundary Rd, PEAKHURST 9534 1839 SPRING SUPER SALE NOW ON!! SPRING SUPER SALE NOW ON!! Only at Bon Warehouse 16-17 South Pde Campsie 9718 2351 www.mattresswarehouse.com.au Queen Size Pocket Spring Mattress + Spring Base 3 Piece Full Leather 4 Recliner Suite From $1950 OPEN SEVEN DAYS 2324602 27/ 9 BUY DIRECT FROM WAREHOUSE $995 NOW ONLY $895 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5 Shuttermaster Awnings-Shutters-Blinds-Doors 1300 886 184 www.shuttermaster.com.au FREE QUOTE 7 DAYS SPRING SALE 20% OFF 2340610 20/9 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (opp Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au ROLLER SHUTTERS L Domestic Roller Shutters L Shopfront Roller Shutters L Pergola Roller Shutters L Heavy Duty Extruded Shutters L 10 Year Written Warranty L Fast Professional Installation by Qualified Tradesman L Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills L Deter Burglars L Reduce Noise L Storm Protection FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633C WE SERVICE MOST BRANDS OF SHUTTERS 2123814i 17/5 cumberlandnewspapers.com.au 2189101 Inspiration, innovative products and practical solutions Each week Home Living provides you with the latest in renovation, interior decorating and design Introduce your business to over 1.8 million* prospective customers. phone 9689 5395 *Roy Morgan Readership Survey, September 2006
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