2015 – Three months in

Hard to believe we’re three months in to 2015 already! The past few months have really flown by for me and a lot of changes have happened in my personal life fairly quickly… Split up with Artur Moved out Moved above a commercial premises, albeit temporarily Started dating Went to London on a whim – basically it was 4am and my new partner (Ryan) and I decided to hop on the next National Express bus to London. We went to the National History Museum, The Science Museum, Harrod’s (where we both had, probably, the best sausage rolls ever) and Hamley’s. Read More…

DVD Organisation

I’m a DVD/Blu Ray collector. I like to own physical media over electronic copies of anything, including books and music. However, my growing collection has taken over the living room. Here’s one of our bookcases – the tidiest one! Problem is, even though our bookcases are generally tidy. I can never find the DVD or Blu Ray I want to watch. There’s no organisation. When we moved into this house, we simply piled them on, along with our books. Resulting in some shelves like this: I had thought about putting them into DVD binders or into filing boxes, after reading Read More…

Food shopping on a budget

In our house, we go food shopping each week, mostly for the perishable items e.g. milk, then do a larger monthly (or sometimes bi-monthy shop) including frozen foods, toiletries and house hold items e.g. cleaning supplies. I’ve been trying to properly budget the amount we spend on food shopping each week. Here are some of the things I’ve been trying and that work for me (some are recycled from my budgeting post):- Don’t shop for food when your hungry! I find that most of impulse food shopping happens when I go to the shop hungry. Compare brands and check prices. Read More…

Bake Ware Organisation – The “Supply” Cupboard

I made the decision to go through my bake ware cupboard(s) – I have one home to various moulds, pans, nozzles etc, my “tools” and one for the ingredients and a mass amount of sprinkles! – First: This isn’t the first time I’ve gone through it. Last time, I finished having a bag full of “tools” that I had never used for donating. But, even after doing that, my bake ware cupboard(s) still have a nasty habit of getting disorganised very quickly. Here’s what they looked like before I started :- How can I find what I’m looking for with Read More…

Clothes shopping on a budget

When I decluttered and organised my wardrobe earlier this year I made a starter wardrobe list of items I wanted to buy. The items were to either fill in gaps in my wardrobe or to replace damaged items. I’m happy to say I’ve made a start on the list this month and it was easier than I thought it would be to stick to it. Typically I get caught up in impulse buying the “ooo so and so would love that for their birthday/Christmas/mothers day etc” type gifts. As I’m on a budget I stayed clear of full price where Read More…

Saving Money | Tips

Saving money is something I’ve always struggled with. I love a bargain and spent a lot of my wages in my teens on DVDs in the bargain bin at Woolworths… or Blockbuster (showing my age here! 😅). Since moving out of my parents house two years ago I’ve been cutting down on my expenses and saving money each month. Of course there are items that I have to pay for each month, the non negotiable outgoings such as rent, utilities, insurance, groceries etc but everything else I’m trying to cut back on. Saving Money – Where to start? Before I Read More…