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How to clean your microwave with vinegar and lemons…

How to clean your microwave with vinegar and lemons…

This quick and easy cleaning method will only take a matter of minutes and most of the supplies should be in your kitchen cupboards. Just grab a bottle of white vinegar and a lemon from the kitchen, and follow the steps below What You’ll Need Microwave safe...

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How to paint your garden slabs

How to paint your garden slabs

When we moved into our house 10 years ago, the garden was last on the priority list of to dos due to the massive renovation of the house.  We have a beautiful yet simple garden but we’ve always had an issue with the dated garden slabs! We decided to get a...

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Desert Island Delights from Victoria Green’s Blog

Desert Island Delights from Victoria Green’s Blog

Desert Island Delights : Nicola of This Girl Can Organise In this months Desert Island Delights we invited Nicola Lewis of This Girl Can Organise to tell us what items she would pack into a beauty bag should she be castaway on a desert island. You may know Nicola as...

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This Girl Can Organise with Matalan

This Girl Can Organise with Matalan

The beginning of October marks the start of darker mornings, stunning autumnal colours, wrapping up with layers and getting cosy indoors.  I love getting out the throws, soft cushions, candles and twinkly lights for that warm and intimate feel. – and thanks to...

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Obli-cation stay at Hampton by Hilton

Obli-cation stay at Hampton by Hilton

Lately, all I seem to be doing is packing, don’t worry I’m not complaining! Obviously,TGCO loves to pack and being super organised. Whether it’s a hen do with the girls,mini shopping trip out of town, or a wedding weekend I often get pulled into an obli-cation trip...

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TGCO cleaning and organising tips in The SUN

TGCO cleaning and organising tips in The SUN

TGCO was featured in the The Sun talking about the new trend of cleaning and decluttering. A client of mine had told me I was in the sun newspaper, so whilst driving enroute to another client I stopped off to get some petrol and grab a newspaper, something I hadn’t...

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Say NO to unnecessary plastic packaging in our supermarkets.

Say NO to unnecessary plastic packaging in our supermarkets.

On Monday 14th May, TGCO set off to campaign ‘takeitback’ challenge to protest against the excessive plastic packaging on groceries. I spent 7 days visiting all the major UK supermarkets to see how committed they really are at removing the unnecessary plastic...

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How to pack your holiday shoes by using the free stuff!

How to pack your holiday shoes by using the free stuff!

How do you pack your holiday shoes? The holiday is sadly over and you’re faced with the horrid task of packing all your belongings back into the suitcases. Whilst you’re folding and doing your best to get everything back inside, you start to also notice how dusty and...

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TGCO meets the Vorwerk SP600

TGCO meets the Vorwerk SP600

I was kindly invited to the product launch of the new Vorwerk SP600 in March 2018 and couldn’t wait see the unveiling of this new product. The one thing TGCO dreads each week is the task of vacuuming everywhere in the home and then spending the same amount of time...

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Soothe your mind and body with Olverum

Soothe your mind and body with Olverum

As you may know by now, this girl can organise is a huge fan of decluttering and organising.  However, one thing I have noticed whilst working closely with my clients is the impact decluttering has to their mind and body. In some cases clutter can cause feelings...

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You get in life you have the courage to ask for…

You get in life you have the courage to ask for…

When you ask for something what’s the worst that can actually happen? they say “no,” which is effectively what would happen if you didn’t ask at all. I am a confident and courageous person and this is purely down to my upbringing, I always remember my Nan, Mum and...

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Day 2: The Fridge

Day 2: The Fridge

It’s Day 2 of TGCO declutter challenge and today’s focus is The Fridge. Is your fridge freezer still full to brim with seasonal leftovers? For some of you, these items will now not get eaten as you may be on your new year, new me diet, so the cheese, meats and pates...

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Day 4: Kids bedrooms

Day 4: Kids bedrooms

It’s day 4 of TGCO decluttering challenge and today’s topic is Kids bedrooms. The kids are back at school after the christmas holidays and all of sudden, parents are thrusted back into the routine of juggling home, work and the dreaded school run. TGCO will show you...

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Day 5: The Medicine Box

Day 5: The Medicine Box

It’s day 5 of the declutter challenge and today’s topic is The Medicine Box. Just like the food that is past its use by date, expired medications can become ineffective and toxic. A well organised medicine cabinet will not only save you time and money, it will also...

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Day 6: Notice Board

Day 6: Notice Board

It’s day 6 of TGCO declutter challenge and today its all about the notice board. I like nothing more than sitting down with a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning and scribbling down my shopping list for the week ahead. I start off by transferring dates from my...

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Day 9: The Junk Drawer

Day 9: The Junk Drawer

Morning everyone! It’s day 9 of the decluttering challenge and todays topic is, the junk drawer. Now the main reason junk drawers exist is to catch the things that don’t really have a home. It’s not like your other drawers, where you always tuck away the same 8 forks,...

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Hooray, I only have one sock!

Hooray, I only have one sock!

“Hooray, I only have one sock” said no one EVER. Most of us have lost a sock or two in our lifetime whilst doing the washing. We generally end up with either a drawer full of single socks, other family members socks or they just simply disappear. I’m absolutely...

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Save it for best..

Save it for best..

How many times have we all heard this phrase growing up? Whether it be fancy underwear, expensive shoes, a posh dress or your finest crystal champagne flutes. It just seems to be a popular comment or thought of many. Question is, how do you know when best actually is?...

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Do you enjoy packing for a holiday?

Do you enjoy packing for a holiday?

Lets be honest folks, do you actually enjoy packing for a holiday? For some this process is nothing short of a challenge, it can either bring you out in tears or cause an anxiety attack.  If you’re a last minute / in a dash packer you’ll be grabbing all your...

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Day 10: Under the Sink/cleaning products

Day 10: Under the Sink/cleaning products

Hands up who loves cleaning? Do you love buying cleaning supplies every time you shop? Are you finding you’re running out of space storing them all at home? If the answer to all of the above is YES, then you’re gonna love Day 10 of TGCO Declutter challenge. Cleaning...

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Why Decluttering is good for your health!

Why Decluttering is good for your health!

Laundry to wash, meals to prepare, paperwork to organise! No wonder some of us feel overwhelmed when faced with the endless ‘to do’ lists of life. Just walking through the door and looking at the sheer amount of stuff in your home can sometimes make you feel tired,...

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Upcycle your Juice Plastic Bottles to Cereal Containers….

Upcycle your Juice Plastic Bottles to Cereal Containers….

When it comes to recycling in your home, do you ever think ‘I wonder if i could reuse/upcycle this product again?’ TGCO does her best to upcycle as much plastic in our home where possible, and always thinks before throwing the plastic food/drink containers away....

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Happy New Year! – Day 1 Declutter Challenge

Happy New Year! – Day 1 Declutter Challenge

Welcome to Day 1 of TGCO Decluttering Challenge! This Challenge will run for 31 days and I hope you find each task do-able and helpful as a springboard for getting rid of your clutter! Christmas stuff – Traditionally Christmas decorations are taken down before the...

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Day 3: Kitchen Food Cupboards

Day 3: Kitchen Food Cupboards

It’s Day three of the declutter challenge and i’m keeping you in the Kitchen 😜 Kitchen Food Cupboards – By dividing your Kitchen cupboards into zones, you will not only be able to keep your food organised but it will also reduce your meal-preparation time....

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Day 7: Declutter Tupperware

Day 7: Declutter Tupperware

You gotta love a Sunday, no morning alarm, relax and recharge, long walks, roast dinners and decluttering your Tupperware. Yes, that’s right, today’s challenge is the Tupperware drawer. Now, how many times do you search for tupperware in the kitchen only to find just...

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Day 8: Cookbook declutter challenge

Day 8: Cookbook declutter challenge

Having a cookbook collection is great, for lots of reasons – you’ve always got something new to try, you’ve got great references for your favourite recipes and you can always page through for dinner inspiration when you’re stuck. In the U.K. we are obsessed with...

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Day 31: TGCO Declutter challenge

Day 31: TGCO Declutter challenge

TGCO Decluttering challenge – It’s Day 31 and I’m beyond excited, (it feels like NYE all over again!) we got through January everybody  Today’s challenge is a super easy one and doesn’t involve baskets, containers, cleaning products or trips to the charity shop....

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Say goodbye 2017!

Say goodbye 2017!

As the New Year starts to arrive many of us will be reflecting on the year we've had.  Sadly we can't change the past and what's happened, however, new year 2018 is the perfect chance to improve ourselves, our lifestyles by keeping it real!  TGCO likes to take...

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