The following workshops will be on during the day and are happening on the main stage, which is located outside, at the tiny house. Each workshop will be approximately 30 minutes, and your entry tickets for the Simplified Living and Lifestyle Expo include access to all workshops!


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Goodbye Clutter, Hello Freedom!  10:30am

Decluttering workshop presented by Bonnie Black from Little Miss Organised.

Ever looked around your home and thought, where did all this stuff come from? Where do I even start?

You’re not alone! Join Little Miss Organised herself to learn the secrets to sort out the mess, create domestic bliss and say goodbye to clutter, once and for all! Award-winning, busy mother of 3 (under 4), Bonnie will show you where to start, how to make the tough decisions and create freedom for the life you really want.

A workshop not to be missed, this is for anyone feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or just surrounded, by stuff.


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Couples' Finances – A Conversation.  11:30am

Budgeting workshop presented by Fay Chan and Matt Brennan from Budgeting123.

Coming from completely different backgrounds - Fay with the strict Asian upbringing, and Matthew with a typical Aussie background - they come together and share their journey on how they manage to be on the same page with their finances. Budgeting123 has helped many households to find clarity and peace of mind around their finances.

Together they will present a conversation about couples' finances. Both Matt and Fay have worked in the personal development space, and Matt is also a vocational trainer. As much as numbers tell you about where you spend your time and money, what really matters is the conversation of money within your relationship. Come and discover the simplicity of communicating to your partner about money.


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Wardrobe Wisdom.  12:30pm

Do you want a minimal wardrobe with maximum impact?

Meet Bernadette Payne, founder of That's My Style by Bernadette. She is an accomplished, award-winning stylist who believes that style is more than just clothing. Style comes from within. It's not about what you wear, but how you wear it. 

Learn the 7-point checklist of conducting a wardrobe cleanse - discarding what no longer serves the life you lead, but also learn what key items are missing.
Guaranteed you will walk away inspired to start shopping your own wardrobe.


Sustainable Living.  1:30pm (45 minute presentation)

Craig Reucassel is a speaker, writer and comedian, best known for his work on the ABC TV program War on Waste. Taking a first-hand look at household, retail and farming waste in Australia, War on Waste is a landmark series that sparked action across the nation.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Craig live, sure to inform, challenge and inspire you!!



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A Smart Move.  3:00pm

Smart packing! Is there such a thing? Absolutely!

Many people don't know, but the success and cost-effectiveness of your relocation and is based on preparation and your smart packing.

Come and see James Russell from Citymove - with more than 15 years experience in transport and logistics, he will tell you how to “Pack Smart, Move Smart”.



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Meal Planning.  4:00pm

Brought to you by the EPA's Love Food Hate Waste program.

Do you know that an average NSW household wastes more than $3,000 worth of  food a year? Actions like meal planning can make a big difference.

Sarah Chen from the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s Love Food Hate Waste program developed the new Food Smart six-step action program to reduce food waste, currently being rolled out across NSW. She will share with you some of the behavioural insights that make avoiding food waste challenging in today’s world and the sorts of things, like meal planning, that make a difference. This workshop will gives you practical hints and tips in meal planning tailored to your lifestyle, helping you not only save food, but also time and money while helping the environment.


The following workshop is happening inside the Exhibition Hall

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Your organised home starts at Howards. See solutions being created on our stand, using Swedish designed elfa shelving together with key Howards organisers. There will also be ample opportunity to ask Howards experts about the best solutions for your home.

Learn how to organise your wardrobe, kitchen, laundry and garage!

Every half hour at the Howards Storage World stand in the Exhibition Hall.