Justine

Photo by Virginia Cummins

Hello! I’m Justine Law – a Melbourne-based professional organiser, nurturer of new Mums, home-lover and founder of Domestica.

I love all things domestic -the art and science of keeping house and helping families create daily rhythms and routines that work in with their current needs.

Domestica has taken on a few forms since its inception in 2004 as a dedicated decluttering and organising service. I have forayed into shop-keeping, housekeeping, in-home cooking and now, fifteen years later I’m using all the knowledge and experience I have garnered over the years to gently support and guide new parents.

All of this is done with a focus on sustainability and I subscribe to a low-tox, low waste ethos and the idea of mindful consumption.

During my twenties and thirties, I honed my skillset working as a nanny, chef, cleaner, housekeeper and PA from Melbourne to London to Venice and places in between. I love helping others get stuff done, making things happen,while doing it in the most efficient manner possible.

I’ve in the past studied a random assortment of things from liberal arts, tour guiding, Italian, urban farming and small business. Some of my proudest moments: learning to row (standing up!) with locals in Venice, cooking at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in London and coming to the realisation that you can love and see beauty in things without having to actually own them! I’m by no means a minimalist with a spartan home, but I do understand that you don’t need lots of stuff surrounding you to make you happy. It’s people who do that.

In my spare time, you’ll find me fossicking through op shops, cooking, tending to my little vegetable patch or learning to embroider. While cooking for families the past few years, I developed a keen interest in feeding children, particularly babies who were just learning to eat and enjoy food.  I learnt too, how important it is to nourish Mamas while they nurture their babies.

I hold current police and working with children checks and am trained in first aid and food handling. I’m fully insured and a member of the Australian Institute of Food Safety.

I’d love to set up a time to chat about your needs and how I might be able to support you. Send me a message via the contact form , my Facebook or Instagram page or the old-fashioned telephone!