Meet the Creatives: Sarah Shanahan

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Meet Sarah!

I am a professional organiser with a passion for restoring order and calm into my clients homes. I love all things interiors and am a married mother with four beautiful grown up kids.

Q&A with Sarah Shanahan

How would you describe your creative style?
I love warm, Scandi style minimalist interiors. Organised of course!

What kind of equipment do you use?
A varied range of organising tools.


Can you tell us why the ‘Organise Me’ theme resonates with you?
Hosting this week’s theme is a huge honour for me as my Instagram feed is carefully curated with the aim to inspire others to get organised and restore calm back into their homes and lives. I can't wait!

What are your top 5 tips for staying organised?

  1. Have a vision for how you want the space to be, if you can visualise it you are more likely to achieve it. 

  2. Pick a small area to declutter first to get you started, so you can see instant results and therefore be more likely to keep going. 

  3. Make a pile of 'keep' 'maybe' 'donate' and 'toss'

  4. Ask yourself...'do I need it, love it, use it?' If not let it go! Or put simply, 'does it spark joy?' ( thanks Marie Kondo!) 

  5. Practise tidying up at the end of each day, everything needs a home and needs to be returned to its home at the end of every day. 

    Most importantly - ENJOY YOUR POSSESSIONS!

Can you share a few of your favourite images you have created and why you love them?

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To remind us all that there is beauty and joy in the simple things

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A lot of my images on my Instagram feed are flatlays that I have created, I love telling a little story through a flatlay

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I unpack and install a lot of kitchens in my job and I want to portray what I do in a simple joyful image.

Sarah is the guest host of our ‘Organise Me’ themed photo challenge this week. Find out how you can participate here - Creative Challenge Entry Details

You can see more of Sarah’s photos on her Instagram account @sarahshanahan_lifestyle and visit her website