Tips for Decluttering and organizing – in preparation for a big move or house renovations

Tips for Decluttering and organizing – in preparation for a big move or house renovations

Hi everyone,


Our kitchen reno’s coming up soon and I’ve decided it’s time to declutter and organize our household before it all happens. Much like preparing to move to a new house, reno’s can be a very exciting time filled with new scenery, whether that is a new neighborhood or a shiny new kitchen! Filled with new furniture or filled with new and exciting appliances! It is also a time that is filled with alot more mess than usual which can be quite overwhelmingi So, here’s my top tips on how to declutter before the big move or that dream reno that’s finally happening, and how to keep it organized!


Make a List
The best way to start the process is to plan ahead. Make a list of all the rooms in your house you need to declutter and organise and why you need to do so. This allows you to see clearly what needs to be done and what takes priority. Some rooms are a two (or an eleven) person job so this planning can help determine the right time to do the job, so you have as many hands as possible. We find working as a team most effective in our household, which also means things can get done a lot quicker, but always do what works for you.


Make it Fun!
When you have a house full of kids, packing up can be the most stressful and tiring experience when moving or preparing for reno’s. So, if you can make it fun, they’ll all want to get involved and lend an extra set of hands (or 18). The best game you can play when packing things away is, ‘the fastest packer wins !!’’ You now not only have an extra set of hands but efficient ones too! The kids will also learn a great set of life skills along the way too.


Pick and Commit
Pace yourself and commit to one room at a time so you can do it right and without stress. Consider choosing one room per week over a period of time and make it an allocated declutter period. This means every week you will feel accomplished and productive and you will not wear yourself out at the one time. You are doing this to feel good and not add to the stress so why not make that good feeling a weekly one. Do what you can and when you can.


Consider External Storage
Something a lot of people forget is that you do not have to bring every item from your old house or kitchen to your new one. But how can you achieve this without having to get rid of them! Why not consider using external storage. This is also a great way to deal with the “unsure box” of items to see whether you really need these items or not. Companies such as Hire A Mover are great to use for this as they have Mobile Storage units. The removalists come to your property with the mobile storage pod to collect your belongings, safely store it back at their facility, and will return it to you when you are ready. It is a secured facility that is monitored 24/7, centrally located and accessible 7 days a week. This service stores your belongings from a few days to years and is very affordable. It makes moving and storing just that much easier and less stressful knowing you have professionals to help you out. You can also hire boxes through their sister company https://www.hireabox.com.au/ to make your move much easier.


Delegate Piles
Let’s be honest, we all find ourselves clinging onto items we don’t need “just in case”. Decluttering and organising is the perfect time to say goodbye to this habit. The best way to do this is to take all items and make three piles; one for items you want to keep, one for items you are unsure of and one for items you definitely do not want. Be brutal and ask yourself, “does this item spark joy? and if it doesn’t then it will be much easier to part with There’s ways you can start building your belongings in your new house or kitchen from scratch!


Donate to Charity
It’s often hard to part way with certain items as we all have a litte hoarder inside us that asks; what if? Why not consider donating items to charity as it’s always easier to get rid of things when you know they are going to someone who needs them. That way you’ve reached your goal of declutering your house, yet you’ve also done a good deed.


This sponsored post is in collaboration with Professional Removalist Company Hire A Mover & Sydney & Influencer Management Service – # AsSeenOn

I hope this post will help some of you especially if you are preparing for the next big reno or move.

Thank You for reading.

Claire Louise Hooker

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Current/working discount codes/ links 2020

Current/working discount codes/ links 2020

Hi everyone,

I hope you are well?

I thought id write a post and and share all my current and working discount codes for companies and brands.

Links below marked with a “*” are affiliate links – which means I receive a percentage of the revenue made from purchasing products through these links.

  1. Bjorn blue – Blue light filter glasses – protecting your eyes from the harsh rays of the blue light filter that comes from mobile phones, tablets and computers. If you have a script then you can add that in too. You can find out more about blue lens technology here: https://blueglasses.com.au/pages/blue-lens-glasses-for-computer Link : *https://blueglasses.com.au/?ref=qnpbz8vpy8c – This link automatically adds my discount code; LOVE10. Afterpay is also available.

2.Wylera hair * Affilliate – Dreamwave curler – The Wylera Wireless Hair Curler is a hair revolution! The Small Ceramic Curler is completely wireless for use on the go, for style that lasts! Lock curls in place all day long with the smooth ceramic barrel for even heat distribution. The ceramic surface and temperature adjustment settings create frizz-free and silky-smooth waves and curls. Curl direction settings are available for shaping your face with your new timeless waves. 30 second heat up has you styled quicker than ever.  My discount code is CLAIRE30 which will give you $30 of your entire order! Afterpay is also available. Currently ships to Australia, the Uk, the US and Europe.You can read my full review here: https://thistribeofmine.com/2020/04/21/wylera-hair-curler-review/

3. Keto eats Australia – An awesome Keto website full of nutritious and yummy Keto Savory/sweet treats as well as other items such as: Pantry items, Broths, Collagen and MCT, Drinks and Electrolytes, Natural sweetners, almond flour and Coconut flour.

Link : *http://www.ketoeats.com.au/?aff=12 – Please apply my discount code; THISTRIBE5 for 5 percent of your entire order. Afterpay is also available. Keto Eats currently ship to Australia, The UK and the US.

4.Get ready for school Australia : The Get Ready for School Australia program helps children aged from 3 to 5 prepare for their school years in a fun way, supported by you – their parents.  I’ve had great success and real results with my children who have used their programs. You can read my review here: https://thistribeofmine.com/2020/03/26/get-ready-for-school-australia-the-complete-readiness-program-doe-children-aged-3-5-years/ My link is:*http://getreadyforschoolaustralia.com?aff=38 – Please apply my discount code; rose15 for 15 percent of your entire order. After pay is also available.

5. Mask co – Toilet sprays and air fresheners. All sprays and completely natural and have no harsh chemicals in them. They all smell so incredible. I guarantee you will never by a store bought air freshener again! Mydiscount code is: claire10

6.Ultimate Patch – Mood patches.

themood patches have only natural ingredients in them such as; Zinc, Garlic, Siberian ginseng, Vitamin D, Liposomal, Vitamin C ,Licorice root, Ashwaghanda ,Rhodiola,Choke berries (Aronia cherries, Blueberries, Mulberries, Pomegranate, Moringa Plant, Mint, Spirulina, Turmeric, Lemon, Beetroot, Monk fruit Vitamin C 12 x Vitamin B’s (b1, b2,b3, b4, b5, b6, b7, b8, b9, b10, b11, b12 .
All these ingredients combined help with many amazing different things inside our bodies and they all are known to create renewed energy and stamina. 🙌all ingredientss in these adhesive thin patches are natural & plant based. The skin patches helps fight fatigue, balances your mood and also enhances your energy levels. The patches has be known to help with; Chronic stress, Exhaustion, Sleep issues, Night mares, Mood swings, Anxiety, Depression, Sugar & Salt cravings, Brain Fog, Overly Emotional, Panic attacks, Short fuse, Body Aches. You ca use my discount code ; Tribe at the checkout. You can shop here: https://www.ultimatepatch.com.au/

7. Happy hair brush & Hair locks

The Original Happy Hair Brush™ incorporates a mix of 5 different hairbrushes and combs styles into one. It has a curved, solid .non-flexible) head so that it can deal with the toughest of hair while protecting the most sensitive of heads. We have used the happy hairbrush now for 13 months on the whole family and it’s honestly changed our lives so much! Hair bushing is no longer stressful, it’s actually become peaceful, relaxing and fun. It’s nice to see the kids full of Joy and happiness when they are brushing their hair. My tribe get so excited to have their hair brushed everyday. It’s just so magical! I am one happy Mumma 🤩🥰 This really is a miracle brush! You can use my discount code; THISTRIBE15. You can shop here: https://happyhairbrush.com.au/. Afterpay is also available.

8. Zoono products – Natural hand sanitizers and cleaning products that actually work! My discount code is claire15 – You can shop here: https://zoono.com/collections?gclid=Cj0KCQjw9IX4BRCcARIsAOD2OB0odgDCRWdJNv6tRPcs8pUr37ikAZH-BfPTth-3_yTYLm1iXiRtMEQaAj8LEALw_wcB Afterpay is available

9. Koh – Cleaning bundles – My family and I love using Koh because it is has no harsh chemicals or toxic fumes which means we can all work as a team and not have to worry about the product being unsafe.We love the fact that Koh is a universal cleaner and that it can be used on almost anything. We also love that it saves us time and money and works around the whole home! Thanks to Koh cleaning has now become so much fun in our busy family home.
I have a special discount code for you all that will give you $10 off your first order when you order any of the bundles on the website. How awesome is that! The code can only be used for Australian addresses only and it can only be used once per customer.My discount code is: THISTRIBEOFMINE Link: https://koh.com/discount/THISTRIBEOFMINE. If you use this link then the discount code will automatically be applied.

10.Harper Bee – Harper Bee, is an amazing tween brand celebrating a range of fabulous things like jewellery, beauty, room/office decor, clothing, bags and so much more.. The girls are wearing some of their quality colourful print tees and leggings! You can also use my discount code: THISTRIBEOFMINE for a further 10% of your entire order! How exciting! You can shop here; https://harperbee.com.au/ Afterpay is also available

11. Hideaway Online – proudly handcrafts a signature range of whipped soaps, soap bars, body custards, scrubs and bath time treats in a unique selection of fragrances!

Link: *https://hideaway.online/sweettribe

Discount code: SWEETRIBE

12.Oh beehive kids – Calming cards

Discount code :THISTRIBE

12. The Storknest

Discount code- THISTRIBE5

Link:https://www.thestorknest.com.au/?cfclick=62205ed601cf40f794ea204dce4f156b

13. BLOOMETTE FOR HAIR – #affiliate


Bloomette for hair
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You are going to love this all natural, vegan gel brush alternative to hair spray. You lr average hairspray is full of so many chemicals and hidden nasties and it can leave your hair feeling crusty and damaged. Bloomette for hair has no hidden nasties and is enriched with botanicals which nourishes your hair and can simply be brushed out at the end of the day. As well as being natural and plant based, it is also vegan and cruelty-free! How awesome is that! Bloomette for hair will leave your hair feeling silky and smooth like never before. In the new and improved range you will find the following; Bloomette, Bloominnie and Bloomen, so there is something for everyone. Available today via this link:⬇️
https://bloometteforhair.com/?ref=qnpbz8vpy8c

You can use my discount code: LOVEBLOOM for 10% off your order. Head over now as there’s some huge sales happening!

14. ULTIMATE FAMILY PLANNER *

The planners will be $69.99 but with my discount code CLAIRE10 you will receive 10% off your planner.
Click here to order:
https://ultimatefamilyplanner.com.au/?aff=72021 is going to be a great year, I can feel it in my bones
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Claire X

I will update this blog post if and when I have anymore updates

Claire Xx

New pink shoes – Keiko Brand – Collab

New pink shoes – Keiko Brand – Collab


Hi everyone,

Happy Friday!

I’ve been dying to show you my new lovely valenicia shoes in the colour musk, which were kindly gifted to me from @thekeikobrand

Aren’t they stunning! 😍🤩 These shoes are upper hand stitched which means the shoes mold into your feet which in turn, will provide maximum comfort.

These shoes are made from high quality substainable leather which makes them super soft and super comfy! I’ve honestly never felt shoes as soft as these before! These are my first pink pair of shoes ever aswell and I absolutely love them! I think I’m going to have to buy them in every colour!


They are available in other colours too, you just need to check the website for availability in your size etc..

Here is the website; https://www.saramanda.com.au/keiko/

What colour would you choose?



@thekeikobrand have kindly given me a discount code to share will you all today! Please use; TRIBE30 for 30% off your entire order! 🥰 **please note that my discount code cannot be used on sale items** The discount code will expire in 7 days!!

Claire xx .

My honest 2 year keto weight-loss update

My honest 2 year keto weight-loss update

Hi everyone,

I haven’t done an update in a while.. I have officially been doing the keto diet now for 2 years and it’s been quite the journey. Over this period of time I have lost 33 kilos and im really proud of myself.

About 8-10 weeks after my 9th child was born, I was an unhealthy 107 kilos and I knew I had to start looking after my health so that I could be the best version of me, not only for myself, but for my family too.

I can tell you straight up that when you first start keto it’s really really hard but it’s also really worth it too. You just have to stick with it! Don’t give up! 💪

As a mum of 9 under 13 this has been the only diet that has worked for me and I’ve seen huge result’s! My life has completely changed because of it!

Over the last 2 years my whole mindset on food has completely changed which I’m truly thankful for. One of the great things about keto is that there is so many yummy and low carb alternatives to the foods your already eating. You just need to get creative! You can do drive so much resources and recipes online too.

In terms of exercise, I try to run 3x a week but I’m also considering doing some weight training too.

Now if I’m honest, in the last year I haven’t lost any more weight, if anything, I fluctuate between 75 -80 kilos. Maybe it’s because I’m not as strict as I used to be? – However, I still need to lose at least another 10 kilos to reach my weightless goal. I’m still on my journey and I hope to have reached my weightloss goal by September. I know I can do it, I just have to keep pushing through.

Thankyou for your ongoing support over the last 2 years!

Claire xx .

Body shaming- Are you guilty of it?

Body shaming- Are you guilty of it?


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Hi everyone,

Body shaming can happen in many forms but it is never acceptable in any circumstance and never will be! But have we all been guilty of it at some point in our lives?

I have been body shamed over the years. I  remember the first incident happened when I was about 11 years old! I was just a child! I’ve been called too fat, obese, boobless or even too small especially since my recent weight-loss.


I have never called anyone too fat or too thin and I never would! “But… and I want to be completely honest here and say that I once asked a woman when her baby was due thinking she was pregnant but of course she wasn’t pregnant and I instantly apologized and felt so terrible about it. I can only imagine how horrible she must have felt when I said that. I should have never assumed.😭

Not long after that incident I had a taste of my own medicine when someone asked me if I was pregnant!  I know ‘I have had a lot of babies’ but in that particular moment I wasn’t pregnant and I remember feeling so awful about myself as she eyed me up and down! I think I must have been standing funny too. She even said after  “Oh sorry but I can see a belly on you!  Some people don’t know when to stop do they?!

After having 9 children I was an unhealthy 107 Kg but I’ve worked really hard over the last 2 years on my health and well-being and I’ve lost 33 kilos, however, my weight does fluctuate a bit. I’m still on my weight-loss  journey and I’m working really hard to lose more weight. I know myself that I need to lose a few more kilos but others just assume I’m too small, I can assure you that although I’ve lost a lot, I am by no means small and I’m still not happy with the way I am and who knows if I ever will be happy! I think as a woman we always feel insecure about something and that will never change.I am proud of what I have achieved so far but I question myself daily if i’m happy with my progress…

We should ALWAYS be careful of what we say to others as we can never truly know what the other person is going through.We are all on our own unique life journeys.

Remember you are worthy, beautiful and unique

Please remember to be kind always


The world is in such turmoil right now so lets stick together and build each other up

Love Claire x

We are 2 today! – Celebrating my 2 year blog anniversary

We are 2 today! – Celebrating my 2 year blog anniversary

Hi everyone,

Today my blog ‘thistribeofmine.com‘ and my instagram turns 2! Where did the time go? I’ve been blogging for 2 whole years and it has been so amazing! I couldn’t of done it without your love and support though, so Thank-you so much! 🥰

I originally started my blog on godaddy.com at the beginning of June 2018 but I then merged over to WordPress.com in September 2018.. so some might say “Hey you started in September! but nope, we’ve been going since June 2018 🙌

I originally started my blog to document my weightloss journey on the keto diet but after some media attention on the size of my family it turned into so much more and I started blogging about our busy but fun lives as a Family of 11.

It’s been a blast! There have been some highs and some lows but I wouldn’t change any if it! You learn something new every day! I really enjoy writing and sharing my life with you all.

I have had some amazing opportunities along the way and have made some awesome freinds for life. I’m really enjoying this whole experience.

I love keeping my blog real and honest and fun! I’m looking forward to seeing what the next 2 years brings! 🙌

You are all so awesome

Thanks for sticking with me and supporting me

Love Claire and her tribe 🥰 xxx

V-Comb A1 – Reveiw

V-Comb A1 – Reveiw

Hi everyone,

Today I want to talk to you about the v-comb A1 device that can and will eliminate head lice and eggs without mess, fuss or any harsh chemicals. It’s just one simple head-lice eliminating device that will do it all for you! How awesome is that!  

As a busy mum of nine under thirteen years of age and lot’s and lot’s and lot’s of hair in our busy household, it is paramount for me to stay in control of any head-lice outbreaks that may happen in our family.  

The V-Comb A1 is a revolutionary head-lice device that incorporates both a combing and vacuum suction function to effectively eliminate traces of head lice and eggs from all hair types without creating a mess. So no more expensive messy lotions and potions to get rid of lice when you can use the V-comb A1 device! It detects head-lice and eggs and uses no chemicals when doing so.  

Here are some facts about the V-Comb A1 ; 

  • It does not use harmful chemical- or pesticide-based ingredients
  • It does not require a lot of messy steps (e.g. washing and rinsing)
  • There are no side effects (only uses regular combing and suction power) 

 V-Comb A1 Benefits

• A great investment option as it can be used on more than one person as many times as needed, especially against reoccurring head lice infestations which is awesome for the whole family.
• Effective at combating “SUPER LICE” which are mutated head lice and have formed a resistance to chemicals that are most commonly found in head lice shampoos and lotions. 

 The electric comb is available in 2 options:

1. – V-comb A1 – Cordless and  rechargeable and can be used anywhere, anytime 

2 V-comb Supra – has a cord and will need to be plugged into a wall socket

You can find the V-comb A1 in Amcal, Chemist outlet, Guardian, Priceline, Simply pharmacy, your discount chemist and local pharmacies. 

What my family and I love about the V-Comb A1  

My family and I love V-Comb A1 because it can be used anywhere, anytime, without any fuss or stress! There are no messy or smelly chemicals required when using the comb. It glides through the hair with precision and ease. I highly recommend purchasing the V-Comb A1 to use for your whole family. 

 You can find more information at www.licetec.com.au

You can also find more information on their Facebook and Instagram  

There will also be a full video review video over on my IGTV; @thistribeofmineofficial  

 If you have any questions let me know

Claire XXx  

Facts about my tribe and I

Facts about my tribe and I


Hello,

I thought I would share a few facts about my tribe and I 🥰🤩

1.My blog “Thistribeofmine.com” and thistribeofmine on Instagram and facebook all turn 2 in June this year and I can’t wait to celebrate!

2.My middle name is “Louise” and my confirmation name is “Bernadette” and when I was born I nearly got called “Louise Claire”

3.I was bullied my whole school life and on my last day of school at aged 16, I burned all of my school uniform and It made me feel amazing! All the hurt and pain was gone! 🙌 My life began after that!

4.I am a singer and I have been singing since I was 13, I had professional lessons for half a year about 9 years ago but left due to falling pregnant.

5.I was reached the semi finals of the karaoke world championships but had to pull out as I wasn’t an Aussie citizen at that time! Who knows where it may have taken me?

6.I have lost 33 kilos in the last 2 years on the keto diet and i’m loving my healthier lifestyle. My whole mindset on food has changed

7.I am half Irish.

8.I had a terrible car accident with my eldest daughter, Georgina on june 17th in 2016 when I was 6 weeks pregnant with Martina. We were lucky to be alive! I still suffer from whiplash pain and I still get anxious when im driving 😪

9.I became a catholic almost 10 years ago and it’s changed my life completely and for the better, my faith is really important to my family and I.

10 .I’m from South East, Kent in England but moved to Australia to be with Mark on Australia day in 2006 and I’ve been here ever since working my way through visas and i’m now an Australian citizen “FINALLY!

11.We got married in May 2007 when I was 20 and Mark was 24 and I had my first child at 21

12.We have 9 children, 8 girls and 1 boy all under the age of 12! A total tribe. Our house is full of love joy, happiness and laughter

  1. I have a fear of all spiders big and small

14.I have a phobia to puke and anything related to puke, I basically hate puke! But somehow still manage my kids when they puke *just about*

15 My favorite colors are pink, coral and rust

16.I can’t stand people who chew with their mouths open!

17. I cant stand people who lie and gossip!

18.I’ve worked many different jobs. I was a bartender, a mobile phone specialist, an assistant manager, I worked for telstra, Australia post and I also worked at the British high commission.

19. I am a very honest and genuine person

Let’s hear some facts about you? ♡

Claire xxx

Bad hair may – Charity event

Bad hair may – Charity event

Let’s do this for the Aussie kids

#ad.

Hi everyone,

Over the last 8-9 weeks in isolation my hair has grown so thick and so long and I’m just really fed-up with it! However, I decided to embrace my bad hair and style it in a fun but wacky, bad hair kind of way. I can easily build a nest on my head which can hold hen eggs 🤣 All I did was tie half my hair up, then I made two small pig-tails at the front of my hair, I then wrapped them around to make a small nest and secured it with a hair clip. After I finished styling it, I placed the egg in the middle.😁


The bad hair may day event by Variety – the Children’s Charity Australia is planning to to be held on May 29th. Variety Australia are trying to to raise urgent funds for Aussie kids who are sick or have a disability. This May, they are inviting all Australians to embrace their ‘work from home’ looks – and then on May 29th come go crazy! Add a little colour, chop, mullet or shave if you feel brave enough 🙌

If you have a bad hair day style or a crazy colour or video you’d like to share then please sign up to bad hair May – it’s free to register!

Sign up here: https://badhairmay.org.au


This was actually really fun! I can’t wait to see your bad hair styles.
You can also donate here: https://badhairmay.org.au/thistribeofmine

Let’s do this for the Aussie kids😁

@varietyaustralia

Claire xX

#badhairmay #ad

Ultimate patch review

Ultimate patch review

Over the last 5-6 weeks I have been using the ultimate patch mood patches on myself to help with my anxiety and lack of sleep. I have seen seen such huge results with these patches and I am feeling really good! The last 6-8 weeks have been tough in isolation and I was starting to feel really down and miserable, I was also not sleeping well either. I felt like I hit a huge slump and I couldn’t get out of it. I honestly feel that these mood patches have helped me immensely. My energy levels are on top form and I’m no longer feeling grumpy or exhausted. I will definitely be buying more soon.

The mood patches have only natural ingredients in them such as; Zinc, Garlic, Siberian ginseng, Vitamin D, Liposomal, Vitamin C ,Licorice root, Ashwaghanda ,Rhodiola,Choke berries (Aronia cherries, Blueberries, Mulberries, Pomegranate, Moringa Plant, Mint,  Spirulina, Turmeric, Lemon,  Beetroot, Monk fruit Vitamin C 12 x Vitamin B’s (b1, b2,b3, b4, b5, b6, b7, b8, b9, b10, b11, b12 . All these ingredients combined help with many amazing different things inside our bodies and they all are known to create renewed energy and stamina.

All ingredients in these adhesive thin patches are all natural & plant based. The skin patch helps fight fatigue, balances your mood and also enhances your energy levels. The patches has be known to help with; Chronic stress, Exhaustion, Sleep issues, Night mares, Mood swings, Anxiety, Depression, Sugar & Salt cravings, Brain Fog, Overly Emotional, Panic attacks, Short fuse, Body Aches.

HOW TO USE:

  • Open the sealed sterile envelope & take out 1 sheet
  • Gently Peel off with the tip of your fingernail & place on clean & dry skin (No Moisturiser, oil, sweat etc) and press down very firmly
  • Do not take the patch off to re position it as it will not stick a second time
  • Place anywhere on the abdomen where it will not be rubbed by clothing. Best places seem to be on the Belly or under the bra line. Take care when taking off clothes that you don’t pull the patch off. 
  • After a shower or swimming press patch firmly with a dry towel (do not rub) 
  • After 3 days, remove the patch & replace with a new patch.
  • Our patches are not meant to be as sticky as a bandaid but they do stay stuck on well and are very gentle on the skin.

**Medical Disclaimer: The information provided is not intended to replace consultation or advice received by qualified health professionals regarding your specific situation not is it to be taken as medical advice or diagnosis. If you have any questions about the patches please consult your medical provider before using**

Overall I am feeling so much better within myself and I highly recommend using these patches if you have been feeling down and exhausted

Feel free to use my discount code; tribe at checkout. You can view the patches here: https://www.ultimatepatch.com.au/

Claire -Xx