Decluttering your home before a move

When I moved back in with my parents I knew things would be different; I was going from a two bedroom flat to a single bedroom and, suffice to say, space was an issue. I had to make some decisions – what to keep, what to donate and what to put into storage. Decluttering your home (especially before a move) can be overwhelming so I started with the items I knew I didn’t need anymore. Whether it was make-up past it’s use by date, magazines I’d been holding on to or clothing I no longer wore. How to declutter your […]

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Jewellery Organisation

With the wet and windy weather we’ve been having lately, I’ve been doing more indoor activities. Last week I tackled a few kitchen cupboards and this weekend I sat down for some, much needed, jewellery organisation. As I’ve accumulated a lot of jewellery over the years! I had an obsession with rings and bracelets as a teenager and hung on to many of them. Even after they no longer fit me or my lifestyle… Like this child’s size snake ring. ๐Ÿ It doesn’t even fit my thumb! Whether this was due to sentimental value or because I didn’t want to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 […]

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