Starting At The Kitchen Sink: Declutter, Reset, Enjoy!

Course summary

This class will be delivered by Zoom. You will find the Meeting details on the final page when you register here. Any further instructions will be emailed in advance.

Start your journey towards a clearer home and create a clear, user-friendly space in your life, especially if you have better things to do than tidy up. We will attempt to make small miracles happen, with a hands on declutter and reset. Using classic Permaculture principles, and some traditional Japanese design elements that you can use elsewhere too.

Starting at the sink because our kitchens are busy places, little microcosms that represent what’s going on in other areas of our life. Small changes here have a big impact and can be implemented right away, with the skills and resources you already have. Every day a clear new kitchen will remind you, this is how you can change.

What you will get

  • email support/homework from the tutor before & after the workshop
  • question and answer
  • practical exercise for sink and pantry decluttering, in real time
  • Be brave, and share ‘before and after’ achievements

What you will learn

  • Zones for inside your house
  • Reduce useless diversity
  • Make families of objects
  • Right mess in the right place.

About the tutor 

Cecilia designs ecosystems. She does on-site Lean consulting and runs life-design workshops. With foundations in Permaculture and Japanese design principles, she has devoted decades acquiring and teaching her unconventional life-design skills in Australia and Japan, and seen how they transformed lives. By identifying the traps we waste our energy on, and then designing around them, she creates positive surroundings that get upward-spirals in motion. She works out what creature, idea, or object is missing, and puts it in. Her approach involves making the most of each person’s nature and talents, and creating a culture of direct yet graceful communication.

Her past projects include the design of a self-maintaining garden for Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean island and consulting for the iconic Taronga Zoo’s 10 year plan. Cecilia is the co-author of LoCoS Visual Language for Global Communication together with the legendary user interface designer Aaron Marcus. She spoke at high-profile events such as Vivid Ideas Sydney (Design To Make Good Things Happen), Mind And Its Potential, and Happiness And Its Causes. Workshops she’s created range from corporate communication workshops in Copenhagen to sustainability workshops for local governments in Australia and overseas. Past participants of her home makeover programs said they are “life-changing” and “eye-opening”.

Cecilia specalizes in Decluttering for creative, naturally ‘messy’ people, who are brilliant with patterns, but terrible with rules. You can find out about her other workshops via her website Cecilia Macaulay

Course cost

COST: $17.00

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