Get Organised And Win The Holidays With Beck Wadworth
Lilith Hardie Lupica
For many the words Christmas and organised feel as irreconcilable as Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal. And of course, when I say ‘many’ I mostly mean me, though I’m sure I’m not alone and it’s for this very reason I turned to Beck Wadworth, a woman who’s made organisation an art form.
Founder of Australian-based stationery company An Organised Life, Beck is arguably one of the most organised women in the Southern Hemisphere, no small feat but one that surely makes her a Holiday Season Maestro.
“I started the business with the goal to help organise busy lives through functional yet beautiful stationery product,” Beck tells us. A simple and effective notion that turned diaries, calendars and notebooks into a blossoming business.
“I absolutely love Christmas and I'm one of those people who always put up my Christmas tree early,” says Beck. “I pop on my favourite Christmas carols, have a glass of champagne and decorate the night away. In terms of organisation, I write my Christmas list early and break up the spending over eight weeks rather than doing it all at once!”
Beck’s genius organisational tips come with a side of decorating too, prompting us to DIY table settings in the name of savings and creativity:
“I love decorating the table on Christmas day! I usually get some sort of foliage and make a centrepiece with my favourite candle sticks,” Beck elaborates. “Last year I used a mix of traditional holly and then eucalyptus. I also love adding a touch to each plate too as a decorative element.”
As for the act of gift giving, Beck’s list includes practical, frivolous and wildly adorable presents to consider for your nearest and dearest/yourself—like all good lists should.
Beck’s Giftmas Guide:
“My mum asks for this every single year! I actually designed this style specifically for my mum and it ended up becoming our best seller.”
An Organised Life 2022 A4 Weekly Diary, $75.
“For my sister-in-law, Paige, who is a new mum and deserves some pampering.”
Go-To Transformazing Extra!, $80
“For the AOL Team!”
Maison Balzac Martini Glass, $59.
“For myself as a Christmas treat!!! Why not?!”
Rylan Ribbed Huggies, $159.
“For my boyfriend Isaac, he gave me one for my birthday and we got one together when we moved into our new home, a third one to layer is the perfect Christmas present for him.”
Bibita Bottle Rack, $294.
Last but not least, Beck’s festive season film of choice?
“Love Actually! It's such a feel good movie and never gets old year after year—Hugh Grant dancing is my favourite.”