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Local Chick – Kate Cloos from South Coogee

By Dan Hutton on February 6, 2017 in People

Photo: Grant Brooks

Photo: Grant Brooks

Cate Kloos is professional organiser from South Coogee who also runs a not-for-profit business connecting families with surrogate grandparents. She shares her local favourites with The Beast…

How long have you lived here?
I was born in Germany and my husband and I moved to Australia in 2003. We lived in the Inner West for a year, but soon decided that we wanted to live close to the beach. We moved to South Coogee in 2004 and simply love it!

What’s your favourite beach?
We are lucky because Coogee Beach, Maroubra Beach and Mahon Pool are all within walking distance, so we go to those beaches mostly.

What’s your favourite eatery?

The Lion and Buffalo in South Coogee as it’s local, has great food and the staff are very friendly.

Where do you like to have a drink?
I run two businesses so don’t really have the time to go out much. As such, it has to be our balcony on a nice warm summer’s night with either a glass of white wine or a caipirinha.

What’s the best thing about the Eastern Suburbs?
Everything that we need is here – best beaches, great people and such a great community spirit.

What’s the worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs?
Finding parking seems to be really difficult, and don’t get me started on the prices of property.

Do you have a favourite sporting team?
Maroubra United is my son’s soccer team, so of course they are my favourite sporting team.

What music are you into at the moment?
I love Adele and songs that I can sing along to. Mostly the charts, but also old time favourites like ‘Father and Son’.

Who is your favourite person?
My hubby and my two kids are my favourite people in the whole wide world.

What do you get up to on the weekends?
We spend Saturday mornings at the kids’ sporting activities and then the rest of the weekend is usually spent outdoors.

What do you do for work?
I work as a professional organiser called Little Ms Tidy during the day and I run a not-for-profit business called Find a Grandparent at night.

What’s your favourite thing about work?
I love helping people and with both my businesses that’s what I do. As Little Ms Tidy I help my clients to de-clutter and organise their homes and offices and help them to feel more comfortable and relaxed in their space. Find a Grandparent connects families with surrogate grandparents, so I help people to make a connection and feel less lonely.

Do you have a favourite quote?
“A bargain is not a bargain if it’s something you don’t need” and “The best way to get something done is to begin”.

Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast?
Be kind to one another.