What do you do…?

Since starting ‘The Home PA’ I am asked regularly ‘So, what do you do?’ this gets me thinking does my name really truly explain what I do, maybe not, so thought I would write a short blog on the most frequent jobs I do as The Home PA to truly explain what it is that I do, so here goes;

I work with Homes and Businesses, more so with Businesses currently so I’ve split out the tasks most regularly done for each.


Helping save money in the home – I spend a lot of time researching all sorts of items for homes, whether this be the need to change to a cheaper gas & electricity provider or find the best deal for a new mobile phone contract. I gather all the information together and present it back to clients who can then make the decision on what to do.

Organisation of Home Life – I will go into homes, listen to areas of their life they wish to have more organisation and control with and then recommend time saving tips and create processes within the home to save time daily.IMG_5786

Room/Cupboard Clearing & Organisation –  I organise and clear out rooms to help create a space which is easy to use and keep tidy and organised.

Selling Items – I sell higher price items on eBay and specialist stores (dependant on the item) for clients to ensure they get a good price without the hassle.


General Admin – I work for many small businesses helping them keep on top of all those admin jobs which take up so much precious times, this may be checking off payments, posting on social media, taking bookings, replying to emails, creating databases, the list goes on and on so taking these tasks away from clients helps them save loads of time!13321999_770744016362132_5424931499856348114_n

Event Planning & Organisation – Any event can take up so much time to plan, I work from the start to the end of an event with clients from creating/sending invites all the way up to attending and managing the event on the day. Taking care of all items involved ensure clients can focus on other important items enabling them to attend the event without the stress.

Business Improvements & Business Organisation –  Businesses often ask for me to help them to get organised when they feel are just so busy they just cant do everything that needs doing! Using my experience of working with business on process improvement from my years as a Project Manager I work with businesses to identify what needs tackling and then will take on as many tasks as possible to get everything organised, ensuring all admin is up to date and then we will work out how certain areas of work are running and whether any improvements can be made to streamline work processes in the future. I suggest and help implement these processes to ensure businesses are working efficiently to save them time day after day.

blur-1868034_1920Website development & maintenance – I work with clients to keep their website up to date. This may be as simple as a new price list for products or a complete refresh.

These are some of the most popular items I help with but there are many more that I haven’t listed. With time the variety grows and grows which is so interesting!

I look forward to working with more homes and businesses in the future to make every day more organised and to give everyone a little more time back!




Organised Calm


Does organisation really make life easier, Ben Franklin once said ‘For ever minute spent in organising, an hour is earned’ sounds pretty good to me and well worth that bit of extra time to save hours of wasted effort and time!

I had a think about this quote and came up with some tips of how I believe a bit of organisation can save you precious time in the long run and hopefully make life a little less stressful… so here we go!!

1. Lists – First one is pretty simple, just write a list of all the jobs you have to do, this does a great job at making jobs seems achievable rather than a jumble of tasks whizzing through your head. On top of this the satisfaction of ticking jobs off you list is always a winner.

2. Post – When your post comes through the door instantly filter all the junk out that you know you don’t need and immediately put it in the recycling bin. Im not suggesting chuck all your post but if there are flyers or junk mail you know you don’t need or aren’t relevant then just get rid straight away. This will make that bill old pile of post that builds up around the house get smaller and easier to manage.

3. Pre-Planning – Is there anything I can do now (whilst I have 5 minutes spare) that’s going to help me tomorrow (when I know im going to be manically busy). For example this can be as simple as getting school bags ready by the door if you have kids, or laying out clothes for the next day for yourself or putting gym bag in the car. Sounds so simple but if things are by the door then it saves a few minutes dashing around in the morning.

4. Post It Notes – Its always handy to have post It notes around, when I think of something I need to do I will often pop it on a post it note and stick it somewhere so visible that I see regularly and don’t forgot. I also leave these around for my husband to give him a few jobs (he obviously loves this, haha!)

5. Laundry – Get 2 or 3 laundry bags and separate dirty washing into whites and colours so that when you are ready to do a wash just grab the bag and its all ready to go in the wash. Simple and saves sorting through dirty washing!65217efb7041e29951504db88e830ea5

6. Bedding – If you have several sets of beddings stored in a cupboard then you will know that its sometimes hard to find all the pillow cases, sheets, covers for each bed set. A simple tip is to store each matching set folded up within one of the pillow cases, then you can just grab the one pillow case containing the full set that you need.

7. Returning Items – This is very simple but I know hard to do, but it does save time. When you’ve used an item just return it to where it should usually live. So if used your hairbrush return it to the bathroom, if you have used the sellotape then return it to the horrendous messy bits and bobs drawer that everyone owns, and so on. Everything should be where you think it is when you need it!

8. Sorting – It’s great to have a good old sort of a cupboard or drawer every now and then but don’t ever set yourself too big a challenge at one time. I will often just do one drawer at a time and then maybe leave the next one to another day. The thought of sorting every drawer and cupboard is so massive that it will put you off even starting, so just start with one place and go from there.

9. Useful or Lovely – As William Morris once said ‘Have nothing in your house you don’t know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. Its such a good tip, don’t need it, don’t love it, then why do you have it? By removing what you don’t want will ensure the things you need and love are more visible.7fd23d8568222838c0d728f37fc42d2d

10. Have storage boxes for shoes/hats/gloves – In my hallway I now have storage boxes that each contain shoes, hats, gloves etc. This has been so useful as everything is always easy to find and also everyone knows where to put these things away so its saves time and looks tidy, double win!!!

I realise many of these are obvious but hopefully 1 or 2 of these tips will maybe be of some use and save you a little bit of time!

Beth x