Thanks for stopping by! I’m Iryna. Business Development Manager by day, organizational hobbyist by night. I love all things pretty, sparkly, labelled and super organised.
I started From Great Beginnings as a way to share all of our little tips and tricks that make our life easier and leave us with more time to enjoy the things we love doing.
“From Great Beginnings” is a concocted term which summarises a big part of our life philosophy; setting things up well from the very beginning to make things easier, more efficient and maintainable in the future.
It relates to all organisational aspects of our lives because we value our time and would much rather spend it doing things we enjoy while feeling comfortable and knowing the mundane, yet important things are systemised and automated.
That’s where our ‘with the Feds’ collection comes in. It is there to give you a bit of a helping hand in coming up with clever, budget friendly ideas that work specifically for YOU and YOUR family while also giving you your own tools to organise both your finances and your home.
So, lets dive in a little further:
The first guide we released was on budgeting
We were both 21 when we bought our first house (an investment property) and by 23, we had bought land and started building our current home.
We realized quite early on at how little schools taught us about money management and property buying so we had to do a lot of our own research to understand the process and not feel like we were taken advantage of.
We have always been avid budgeters and savers but when we started talking about purchasing property, we created our own little budgeting system which made sure we had enough money dedicated to our mandatory costs and showed us exactly how much money we could comfortably spend and on what, without having to do a typical “I can only afford 3 coffees a week” type budget.
Budgeting with the Feds includes the budgeting tool we created, so you don’t have to make your own as well as a collection of all of the tips and tricks we learned along the way that helped us purchase our properties.
I am a very systematic person. I implement systems for a living and carry on a lot of the same mentalities throughout the home because I like efficiency.
As much as I enjoy a clean and tidy space, I don’t like to spend a lot of time having to clean up and I definitely don’t like the mental clutter of worrying about how or when I am going to get something done.
I put together a guide to organising to help others reclaim control of their spaces and reduce the mental clutter that occupies the mind of so many. It includes:
- The step-by-step process I use to organise every part of our home.
- My cleaning schedule
- A project planning tool that lets you virtually organise your home before doing any actual work
- Printable and editable labels for every area of your home
- A list of all my favourite organisation products categorised by common spaces
It also includes a guide on how to:
- Systemise every area of your home so cleaning doesn’t take you long and daily maintenance is a 20 minute task that isn’t overwhelming.
- Get motivated
- Include all family members in the process
- Become considerate of each other’s preferences and habits in the home and celebrating progress.
With the Feds – Collection
You can get both Organising and Budgeting with the Feds here as a combination with $10 off.