Creating our home gym

I’ve been working on my daily routines this past year including improve my sleep schedule and morning routine. I have also been making an effort to eat healthier and exercise more. In the Summer months I threw on my work out gear and went for a run around our neighbourhood or made use of outdoor gyms. I also completed my first 5km race and a muddy obstacle race for charity. Now the weather has gotten colder I find myself staying in and doing more exercise at home. The most important part of working out at home is having enough space Read More…

Monthly budget and finance recording

We reviewed our finances recently and set ourselves a monthly budget; my aim is to be debt free (student loan, credit cards) in 12 – 19 months and we’ve talked about starting to save for a house deposit afterwards. I’ve previously spoken about some of the things I do to help budget (see my food shopping on a budget, clothes shopping on a budget and budgeting posts), which I still use, but after recording our finances we found we were spending a lot of our budget on food shopping or meals out and thought about ways to cut back. We 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…

Bake Ware Organisation – The ‘Equipment’

Remember when I said I was sorting through my bake ware and that I started by organising the ‘supply’ cupboard? I made the decision to stop procrastinating and get on with organising the ‘equipment’ cupboard as well. 🙂 Here’s what it looked like before: I took everything out and started grouping like items on the kitchen work tops together as follows: Party supplies Pans and tins Cupcake cases Cupcake decorating sets Measuring scales Cake stands Piping bags and nozzles Chocolate/jelly/ice moulds Cake pop sticks Hand mixer Collectable cinema cups Storage boxes – to be honest, some full with things I 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…

Wardrobe Organisation and shopping list

I’ve been meaning to sort through my wardrobe(s) and chest of drawers for some time now. They’re full of clothing I no longer wear for a number of reasons and items (such as board games!) that should really have a home elsewhere. Today I decided enough procrastinating/excuses and to actually make a start! First I took everything out of my wardrobes and my chest of drawers and dumped on my bed which was the largest available space to work with. I sorted each item into categories: Tops (dresses), Bottoms, Jumpers and Jackets, Underwear, Shoes and Other – such as the Read More…