Cut your ironing time in half!

Cut your ironing time in half!

So what do you do when you have an ever increasing ironing pile that is growing into a small hill and will soon become a mountain? Well…it is all in the prep! Top tips to get ironing done in half the time: If using a tumble dryer, don’t overload it. This...
How I safeguard my time

How I safeguard my time

So many of you are asking for more top tips on how I use The Organised Time Technique in real life. I hope you find this useful. Lots of love Gem...
Lockdown Lunches

Lockdown Lunches

It is a little bit of a different one this week. These meals are designed to be EASY and take as much effort as making a boring cheese sandwich! So you can have a nutritious lunch to look forward to come lunch time. No more soggy sandwiches for...
Dishwasher Top Tips

Dishwasher Top Tips

If you are nodding along and you and your family have had that teeth gritted dishwasher discussion too many times than you care to remember then I am hoping that I can help a little. I want you to think of me as your intermediary, a mediator if you will! Here are my...
The Daily Plan

The Daily Plan

Back in March, I never expected the lockdown/local lockdowns to go on for as long as they have. Many of us are in different versions of lockdown and we are heading for what looks like a COVID Christmas. I know that there are LOTS of us who have had our daily structure...
Thrifty Meal Plan

Thrifty Meal Plan

For when there’s too much month at the end of the money … ! Click on the recipe title to get taken straight to the recipe page!
Meal Plan 27.9.19 ?

Meal Plan 27.9.19 ?

Happy Autumn! I always feel like when autumn rolls around I should be getting my Pinterest on and start walking around in a fluffy knit jumper with a pumpkin spiced latte in hand. ? But a fashion blogger I am not so I am going to stick to what I am good at and present...
Meal Plan: Sept 20th

Meal Plan: Sept 20th

I hope that everyone has had a wonderful week and that you have some fab plans for the upcoming housework free weekend? We are squeezing out the very last bit of the Summer and having a BBQ tomorrow – hey when you live in the UK you have to take these chances...
Meal Plan 16th Sept – Change.

Meal Plan 16th Sept – Change.

Hi team 🙂 Things are starting to get VERY busy here at TeamTOMM Towers – over the last couple of weeks I have putting in 70-80 hour working weeks which has left very little time for social media (and anything else for that matter) and seeing as work is getting...
Meal Plan 8th Sept

Meal Plan 8th Sept

Can you feel it getting colder? I put the heating on today (Mike hasn’t noticed yet!) Have a wonderful Sunday everyone. Here is what we will be eating in the coming week – I hope that it gives you a bit of inspiration. Big Love, Gem ❤️ Sunday: Chorizo...

Organised Christmas Printout

Well hello there friends, this is our third year of the #TeamTOMM Organised Christmas and it is more popular than EVER!  Here is your FREE printout so that you can keep track of all your Christmas prep.  You will notice that there are only 12 boxes and there is a...
The App is Here!

The App is Here!

Back in May 2018 Mike and I decided to bite the bullet and start working on the TeamTOMM App. Loads of you had been requesting an app, you wanted TOMM in the palms of your hands and the ability to customise the days to suit your own lifestyle. Blood, sweat, tears have...
Meal Plan Sept 1st

Meal Plan Sept 1st

Woah Summer went fast! The meal plans are BACK! The book is written, the app is launched and that means that it is back to business as usual. For those of you who are new around here, let me explain a little bit about No-Cook Friday. Before I became a writer I used to...
YOUR FREE PRINTOUTS

YOUR FREE PRINTOUTS

To make sure that as many people as possible are able to access The Organised Mum Method all of my printouts are free to download. If you are making use of the free downloads then please pay it forward and spread the word about TOMM. Thank you, Gem x IMPORTANT: These...
I Wrote a Book!

I Wrote a Book!

On the 31st of December 2016, the kids and I were talking about our goals and ambitions for the coming year. Tom (the whole reason why The Organised Mum Method exists – you can read the history of TOMM here) dared me to start an Instagram page about how I...
Meal Plan w/c: 25th March

Meal Plan w/c: 25th March

The happiest of happy Sundays to you all! I hope that you have had an amazing housework free weekend! We have had a fun filled couple of days – we’ve partied hard at Diggerland (yes you read that right, basically a theme park with all of the rides centred...
Vlog: Radio, kitchen day, self-care!

Vlog: Radio, kitchen day, self-care!

Well hello TOMMers! I hope you are having an amazing day! I promised you all more vlogs so here we go … kicking off with a day in the life vlog …. Happy Watching! If you like it please give the video a thumbs up on YouTube and subscribe to my YouTube...
Meal Plan: w/c 18th March

Meal Plan: w/c 18th March

Well hello TeamTOMM! And a VERY happy Sunday to you all. I am in bed with some sort of weird flu virus/cold thing (I might have mentioned it a couple of times over on my Instagram ?) and I am SO very grateful that I was my future friend last week and ordered the...
Meal Plan w/c: 11th March

Meal Plan w/c: 11th March

Happy Sunday TeamTOMM. I hope the weekend has treated you well and you are rested and full of motivation to tackle week 3 of TOMM. Sunday: Slow Cooker Beef Brisket and all the trimmings Monday: Nandos Style Chicken with potato wedges and corn on the cob Tuesday: Dairy...
Meal Plan w/c 4th March

Meal Plan w/c 4th March

Well hello there TOMMers ? I hope you are having a fantabulous Sunday! Back to it for week 2 of TOMM tomorrow and we will need some good food in our tummies to keep us going. So here is what we will be eating next week Chez Bray … Sunday – Slow Cooker Lamb...
Meal Plan w/c 18th Feb

Meal Plan w/c 18th Feb

Happy Sunday night folks! I hope everyone has had an absolutely fabulous weekend! We partied hard this weekend as it was my birthday and a merry time was had by all. Here is what we will be eating next week … Sunday: Beef Goulash Monday: Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans...
Meal Plan w/c: 11th Feb

Meal Plan w/c: 11th Feb

Hello #TeamTOMM! I hope you’ve all had a fabulous weekend and are feeling fresh and fighting fit for Monday! Want to know what we are eating next week? Well you’re in luck ❤️? … Disclaimer it is my birthday on the 16th so this week there are a couple...
Meal Plan w/c: 28th Jan

Meal Plan w/c: 28th Jan

January is going on FOREVER!!! Last bit of Jan this week and then we are into the loveable month of February. Made even more loveable because it is my birthday month! ❤️ Here is what we will be eating in the final push of January … Sunday: Sunday Roast Monday:...
Meal Plan: w/c 21st Jan

Meal Plan: w/c 21st Jan

It is getting colder here in the UK and there is a very faint whisper that we might be getting some snow soon. Snow is divisive some people love it (me) some people hate it (not me). Have an absolutely wonderful week TeamTOMM. Here’s to Rocking the Housework and...
Meal Plan: w/c 14th Jan

Meal Plan: w/c 14th Jan

Happy Sunday TOMMers! How’s it all going? We have had a wonderfully relaxing weekend. Ben was sick at the end of last week so we have spent this weekend hunkered down at home, making sure that everyone is fighting fit for Monday! Here is what we will be eating...
Meal Plan w/c 7th Jan

Meal Plan w/c 7th Jan

How are we all feeling post Christmas? The last of the kids are back at school tomorrow so we are finally back to our normal routine. It feels as though we have had a mammoth break this year and it has been lovely! Mike has also finally finished eating his way through...
2018: The One Where I Learnt Lots of Lessons

2018: The One Where I Learnt Lots of Lessons

2018 has been quite a ride. Here is what I have learnt along the way. Bloggers cannot live on #gifts alone Over 2018 I have seen a growing wave of people becoming more and more annoyed with Instagrammers producing paid content. At first I was one of them. It felt a...

TOMM: Quick Start Guide

Do you want to start The Organised Mum Method? Confused about where to begin? Take this quick quiz to find out where the right starting place is for YOU!  And when you’ve done that you can download everything for FREE over on the homepage (I’m so good...
The Bosch GlassVAC: A Review

The Bosch GlassVAC: A Review

When I’m cleaning windows! How do I get smear-free, clean windows? This is one of the most common questions asked in the TeamTOMM Facebook Group. It seems that for some of you window cleaning is like the big boss at the end of a computer game level (you know the...
Menu Plan: w/c 3rd Dec

Menu Plan: w/c 3rd Dec

We are all feeling a tad stuffed from yesterday’s fake Christmas, so writing this menu plan was a bit tricky! But I powered through ? Here is what we will be eating next week. Have a fabulous week everyone ❤️   Sunday: Slow Cooker Chicken Curry (using the...
Identity (Have you lost yourself in parenthood?)

Identity (Have you lost yourself in parenthood?)

Guest Blog by Emma aka The Psychology Mum Who am I? What am I doing here? I remember asking myself this question as I sat in a baby group singing ‘wind the bobbin up’ for the umpteenth time. For someone who mimed in the school choir, enforced group singing with a very...
Meal Plan w/c: 26th Nov

Meal Plan w/c: 26th Nov

Happy Sunday TOMMers! I hope you are enjoying a fab weekend ❤️ We have a busy and exciting week ahead at home. Saturday sees the annual Fake Christmas Day … you can read all about that here I hope you find inspiration ? Sunday: Slow Cooker Beef Goulash Monday:...
Meal Plan w/c 19th Nov

Meal Plan w/c 19th Nov

Happy Sunday TeamTOMM! How are we all doing? Enjoying your housework free weekend? Good 🙂 Here is what we will be eating this week, I hope you get some inspiration. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll see you all bright and early tomorrow for Living Room...
Meal Plan w/c: Nov 12th

Meal Plan w/c: Nov 12th

I hope everyone has had a truly relaxing weekend and for those of you who have joined TeamTOMM for the first time last week I hope your first ever housework free weekend was one to remember 🙂 Now before you all message me craving the curry recipes ? I am perfecting...
New Cloth on The Block? … The Absorber

New Cloth on The Block? … The Absorber

“The Absorber! …” When you blog about cleaning you use lots of cloths, you try all sorts, so it takes a lot for a cloth to stand out! When I was contacted by the people at Absorber to see what I thought of their cloth I was really excited to give it a go....
Meal Plan w/c 5th Nov

Meal Plan w/c 5th Nov

Happy weekend TOMMers! I hope everyone is out there having a blast and not having to worry about the housework 🙂 Don’t forget that week 1 starts again on Monday, so if you have been lurking and you haven’t actually jumped into TOMM yet then Monday is the...
Meal Plan w/c 22nd Oct

Meal Plan w/c 22nd Oct

Hello TeamTOMMers! I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful housework free Sunday and that for those of you who are in the UK and have half term next week that you have some fab fun things planned!  Here is what we will be eating Chez Bray next week ..  Monday:...
Meal Plan: w/c 15th Oct

Meal Plan: w/c 15th Oct

Oh my! I think has Autumn has finally arrived. We have had a wonderfully dark and damp Sunday. The boys have come home from football and after I have finished writing this I will be off out to take the dog a walk at our local National Trust park whilst dreaming of the...
Menu Plan w/c Oct 1st

Menu Plan w/c Oct 1st

Happy Sunday TeamTOMM! I can’t believe that tomorrow will be October 1st! How cccraaaazzzyily fast is 2018 going?! Here is what we will be eating next week!  Sunday: Tarragon Chicken Bake with Roast Potatoes Monday: Cod and Chickpea Tagine with CousCous Tuesday:...
Karcher FC5 Review

Karcher FC5 Review

Now you all know that I like anything that is going to speed up the housework process! And you will also know that I love my hard floors that are all the way through my downstairs (an absolute necessity with the dog!) we do have a few rugs scattered around, mainly for...
Meal Plan: w/c 24th Sept

Meal Plan: w/c 24th Sept

Well, it seems as though Autumn has well and truly arrived in Kent this weekend! RAIN RAIN RAIN!! Here is what we will be eating over the next week. I hope it gives you some inspo ❤️ Sunday: Salmon En Croute Monday: Thai Green Curry Tuesday: Cottage Pie with a...
Meal Plan w/c Sept 10th

Meal Plan w/c Sept 10th

Helloooooo #TeamTOMM! I am back from hols, refreshed and raring to get cooking again! Here is what we will be eating next week ❤️ Sunday Slow Cooker Lamb and Roast Potatoes Monday Slow Cooker Pasta Puttanesca Tuesday Slow Cooker Chilli Wednesday Slow Cooker Curried...
Zoflora Safety Information

Zoflora Safety Information

Hi #TeamTOMM ❤️ You all know how much I LOVE Zoflora and that I have been safely using it for YEARS! The team at Zoflora have asked me to share this with you in reaction to recent trends for using Zoflora on social media. Please read and feel free to share. Much love...
The Organised Christmas Printout!

The Organised Christmas Printout!

My word you have all been waiting VERY patiently for this but we start tomorrow and I know that you will want to be all ready …so here it is The Organised Christmas printout ❤️ This is to go alongside the weekly prompts that I will be publishing on here and...
Meal Plan: w/c 20th August

Meal Plan: w/c 20th August

Hi there folks! The next two weeks are going to be meal plan less because we are off on hols today and hopefully I won’t have to do much cooking!! (a girl can hope!) See you again in a couple of weeks! Don’t worry the daily cleaning posts will still be...
Meal Plan: w/c 13th August

Meal Plan: w/c 13th August

Hello TOMMers! I hope everyone is having a wonderful housework free weekend. It is Sunday and that means this is the ideal time to spend a little time planning for the week ahead. It will make next week run sooooo much smoother! Don’t forget to be your future...
Meal Plan w/c 6th August

Meal Plan w/c 6th August

Howdy there folks! The weather is EPIC in the UK right now and we are enjoying every second of it over at Chez Bray! Here is what we will be eating next week: Sunday: The Chicken with mashed potato Monday: Slow Cooker Chicken Korma (adapting the recipe slightly to use...
Meal Plan: w/c 30th July

Meal Plan: w/c 30th July

Hello TeamTOMM and how are we all doing today ❤️? I hope everyone is having a lovely fun filled Sunday and doing zero housework! Here is what we will be eating next week: Sunday: Roast dinner (we are using the chicken that we were supposed to having last week but Mike...
Meal Plan: w/c 23rd July

Meal Plan: w/c 23rd July

Happy Sunday folks! I hope you are all having a wonderfully relaxing weekend and are spending it with people you love ❤️ Here is what we will be eating Chez Bray this week … Sunday: Beef Brisket cooked in the outdoor oven Monday: Slow Cooker Aubergine and Lentil...