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10 space-saving ideas for cramped kitchens

Posted by Isabelle de Grandpre on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Newsletters 
May 2013 Newsletter

Gone are the days when we lived in homes with opulent reception rooms and kitchens large enough to cater for a small army. Nowadays it is all about open-plan entertainment areas or cramped modern living. So what do we do if we still want to have a functioning kitchen but don’t have the space to do it? Here's how we can make space magically appear!

Maximise your wall space by going to the ceiling with shelving. High shelving isn’t going to be useful for everyday it...

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Renovation Devastation (Newsletter February 2012)

Posted by Isabelle (Head Chiquita) on Thursday, November 15, 2012, In : Newsletters 
Renovation Devastation

Dear budding neat freaks,

Hands up those that just love renovating? I am sure there are a few out there but for the most part, there is a reason most of us definitely didn't raise our hand. And that is because renovating causes major chaos. The dust, the noise, the constant cleaning and not to mention, the complete loss of any 'zen-like' feelings in the home.

We recently started renovating our ensuite bathroom and three weeks into it (yes you did hear right) we are still i...

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Newsletter : October 2011 (archives)

Posted by Isabelle (Head Chiquita) on Thursday, November 15, 2012, In : Newsletters 
To all the budding Neat Freaks,

When I started my business, I wanted to be as upfront with people about my shortcomings as I could because contrary to popular belief, being organised isn't perfection personified.
 
This perception is often highlighted when I am with clients or presenting to them because I cannot tell you how often people say "I can only imagine how tidy your house must be?" The simple truth of the matter is that my house is tidy but it is far from perfect.
I am the mother to two...

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Newsletter : July 2011 (archives)

Posted by Isabelle (Head Chiquita) on Thursday, November 15, 2012, In : Newsletters 
To all the budding Neat Freaks,

As a work-at-home business owner, I can tell you that there are loads of benefits to having your office close by. For example, you can go to work without make-up and wear whatever you want to ward off the cold of winter. You can manage everything that needs to be done at home and you get to save money on lunch because you just grab something from the kitchen. The biggest upside is that when your kids are sick or on holiday, it's makes life a lot less complicated...

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Workshops coming soon

Posted by Isabelle on Sunday, September 20, 2009, In : News 
In an effort to make the NEAT FREAK experience even more hands-on and easy to implement, NEAT FREAK will be hosting its first workshops at the end of October.

Based on the Neat Freak Information packs on Parenting & the Home, these workshops will be 3 hours long (or short depending on your point of view), and jam-packed with ideas and solutions to your every day organising problems.
You will receive a free pack and other organisational items to get you started on YOUR Neat Freak journey.

Watch t...
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Neat Freak launches FULL HOME pack

Posted by Isabelle on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, In : News 
Neat Freak's HOME information pack complete with templates is now available.

Information on:
  • The starting point of de-cluttering & organising spaces.
  • Using what is available & being creative.
  • Defining spaces.
  • Using decor to help you 'make space'.
  • General tips for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens & garages.

PLUS templates – designed to make your life a littler easier to manage:

Shopping list / Personal Medication Record / Gift Inventory / Household Services / Household Security and more...

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