Life Admin Hacks by Mia Northrop and Dinah Rowe-Roberts


A super-practical guide to cleaning up your admin load and freeing up head space.

You have no idea what’s for dinner tonight. You need a gift for that party next week. You still haven’t consolidated your super. You’re out of contract on your phone and paying who knows what. Those cupboards won’t declutter themselves. The kids need a plan for the next school holidays. It’s time to get the gutters cleaned. You still haven’t made a will.

Sound familiar? Then this is the life admin guide you’ve been waiting for.

Life admin can’t be eliminated but it can be minimised, automated and better shared within families.

This no-nonsense book:

Outlines a clear system to transform your life admin into managed order
Helps you share the mental load with others
Gives you game-changing tools and small practical steps to follow
Breaks down life admin into Two Minutes Too Easy, Ten Minute Time Killer or Hour of Power tasks
Shows you the fastest ways to shop around for new providers
Lets you focus on your major pain points or do a complete life admin makeover
Working parents Mia and Dinah have marshalled their professional expertise in innovation, finance, design thinking and operations to research best practices, trial the tech and craft the most efficient processes to optimise their own life admin. The result? No more overwhelm, way more spare time and thousands of dollars saved.

Now it’s your turn.


‘This book is life-changing. Mia and Dinah’s practical, wise and clever advice will help you to start important conversations with your partner or children around the day-to-day tasks that have shackled women for centuries’ Tracey Spicer, author and broadcaster

‘My stress levels subsided from the opening page” Helen McCabe founder FUTURE WOMEN, and former editor-in-chief The Australian Women’s Weekly

‘Life Admin Hacks is for any woman who has ever felt completely squashed by the mental load of modern life. It will teach you how to streamline and conquer all the boring bits so you can get on with the actual fun of living. It’s basically Mrs Beeton’s Guide to Household Management for modern women, and every home needs a copy’ Bron ‘Maxabella’ Mandile, publisher MUMLYFE

‘This book flips the switch on life admin as we know it and the perpetual expectation on women to do it all. This book will streamline your life and support you to share the sometimes-crippling mental load’ Tarla Lambert, WOMEN’S AGENDA

‘I absolutely love this book and I think it’s essential for ambitious and working women. It spells out solutions to life admin rather than just lamenting the problem … Game changing! Mia and Dinah show you how to take small steps with big impact. They lay out the importance of sharing the load when it comes to admin as well as domestic duties. It breaks down the intersection of parenting, household duties and life admin. So many of us feel frustrated and overwhelmed at the moment. It is a must read for women’ Sheree Rubinstein, founder ONE ROOF