Why a system can help a child as much as a parent

Guest Blog by Reb Grainzevelles, The Parent Collaborative   For many parents, having systems in place – especially during the pandemic – was an essential part of life.  For many adults, feeling that things were “in their place”, provided reassurance during a time when so much was out of our control.  It gave us choice when so much choice was being denied to us. As …

Make Your Home Move a Happy One

There are so many things to think about when moving house – removals, estate agents, moving chains, budgets – but a little focus on home organisation in advance of move day can reap huge rewards when moving in and getting settled. I created the Serenely Sorted System initially for myself.  After eight moves in five years, I knew how to move home efficiently, but when …

Staff wellbeing programme to impact work from home mess stress

Hybrid working is here to stay. Is your staff wellbeing programme helping you tackle the mess stress that goes with it?

Many companies have adopted hybrid working as long-term strategies in the aftermath of the pandemic.  In this new world, there are new challenges to address.  Whilst we have managed to wing it for the past year with our desks in the dining room, or a dressing table used to make-work rather than make-up.  But now, as World Mental Health Day is upon us, it’s time …

The mental & physical load of the home: how do you divide it?

Every home is different.  In some homes one person works and the other doesn’t.  In others both adults work equally hard in tough jobs regardless of the resulting pay cheque.  We’ve all been brought up in different ways which mean we are more or less likely to be familiar with certain home related tasks or have specific preferences. All of this has to be navigated but is …

Did you ever get told to ‘tidy your room’ when you were a kid?

I’m sure you did.  We all did.  I look at what used to happen when I told my kids to do this.  Basically, they’d go up and play.  Then I’d go up and remind them what they were supposed to be doing.  Repeat.  Until perhaps a little ‘raised voice’ approach occurred.  Eventually you may get tidy rooms. The tip of the iceberg But what lurked …