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16 ISSUE 17 | SEPTEMBER 2011


Hawkesbury’s largest stockist of industrial electrical components.

not that far away). As the weather gets warmer, the flus and colds of the winter subside and everyone’s mood improves, revitalise the house and yourself for the summer months ahead.


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Pull everything out of your storage areas – one area at a time – and make four piles. • Keep: be truthful with yourself. Anything you haven’t used/worn for 12 months should go.


• Give: if it’s in good condition, consider giving your items to charity.

• Sell: make some money. Ebay and websites like Gumtree are great for selling unwanted items and can help raise some extra cash for Christmas.

• Garbage: if it is broken, ripped, or from the eighties, put it in the bin.

vacuum bags. Tis keeps your wardrobe clear of bulky items that take up extra space. As you are doing this, be ruthless with the clothes. Do you really need to keep them all? Did you actually WEAR that jumper this winter? And look at the way you put the clothes back in. Sort them by item into sections – shirts, skirts, work clothes, casual clothes, jackets and so on. It makes it easier to find your clothes and the kids clothes when you’re in a rush.


We are giving away 12 x monthly prize packages: * $1200 of Beauty Room Cosmetic Clinic treatments * a glamorous photo shoot at Star Shots Penrith * the winner chooses their favourite photo for the calendar * winner receives an 11x14 photo to keep * money raised from the calendar is collected for women’s charities in the Hawkesbury.

Simply spend $20 or more at the Beauty Room Cosmetic Clinic, fill in this entry form and tell us in 25 words or less, why you or the person you are nominating would like to win one of our 12 monthly prizes! Attach a recent photo of the nominated person and drop the entry into Te Beauty Room Cosmetic Clinic (Shop 2, 225 Windsor Street, Richmond). Enter as many times as you like.

Tere will be a winner chosen every month for 12 months by our 3 judges. Te judge’s decision is final.

Independent Hawkesbury District

Phone 4588 5055

208/2 Penrith Street, Penrith . p 47316877

My Name: My Address: My Contact Phone: Nominee’s Date of Birth: Nominee’s Phone Number:

Attach recent photo of nominee with this entry form and drop off at Te Beauty Room Cosmetic Clinic (Shop 2, 225 Windsor Street, Richmond.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The glamour photo shoot taken of the monthly winner by Starshots must be booked during Monday to Friday. No weekends. The glamour photo shoot is to be used solely by the winner picked. A model release form must be signed for release of the photo to be used in the calendar that will be produced to raise money for womens charities. A 11” x 14” print to be picked by the winner free of charge, any other photos can be purchased by the winner if they would like more copies. A refundable deposit is required at time of booking to secure your appointment ($50.00). The prize cannot be redeemed for cash or used with any other offer. The photo shoot is valued over $400.00. If you are nominating someone other then yourself permission must be given to use their photo for entry. The Beauty Room will advise on what treatments would be best to use for each winner to get the best results Actual treatments will value $1000.00. The winner of each month must be willing to be involved in the calendar that will be produced to raise funds for womens charities. This prize cannot be redeemed for cash or used with any other offer. The judges decision is final.

f you have trouble throwing things out and tend to hoard items, ask a friend or relative to help you out. Set some rules

ifle through everyone’s clothes, including your own. Store winter clothes away in plastic boxes or

antries, wardrobes, bathroom cabinets…even the garage. Make your first task all about de-cluttering.


with Penny Webb | | Time to spring into action

pring is here and so is the chance to get organised for summer, the end of the year and Christmas (sorry! But it’s

and don’t get mad at them when they stick to it! Ask your helper to take the items away when it’s all done – whether it’s dropping off a bag of clothes to a charity or dropping items at the tip – just so you’re not tempted to put them back in the house.

that we clean as we go. Sometimes it feels like we’re just cleaning what’s on the surface. If you can’t afford a regular cleaner to help you out, consider bringing one in three or four times a year to give the house a thorough scrubbing. And check out the Organised Housewife’s website and Facebook page for daily cleaning tasks that will take you between 5 – 15 minutes to complete. It’s another great way to stay on top of the daily dirt.


salads back on the household menu. Book in to the hairdresser and get a cut and colour (if you’re like me and covering up the greys!). Use exfoliation products to brush off your winter skin. Get your feet ready for the sun and your sandals with a pedicure.


Getting the house and you in order now will help prepare you for the busy end of year and Christmas period – which really is just around the corner. Permission to panic.

Te Working Mums MASTERCLASS column will

be giving you monthly tips on how to get through the day with your sanity intact (well, what’s left of it)! Contact Penny via email:

Do you want to be a Hawkesbury Calendar Girl? Win over $1200 worth of treatments & beauty products plus a glamorous photo shoot at Starshots Penrith!

Hawkesbury Calendar Girl Competition Entry Form

I would like to nominate because (25 words or less):

ive yourself a little spring clean too. As the weather warms up, get outside for walks. Put fresh

ot many people have a lot of time these days to give the house a really good clean. Our busy lives mean

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