This week I've been reading about the concept of Inbox Zero. The idea is that you are working in a controlled and productive way if you have dealt with all the emails in your inbox and got it down to zero. As far as life goals go it's pretty unrewarding in my opinion, particularly since … Continue reading Is Email Overload Stressing You Out?
When we got married in 2016 I wanted to make as many of the decorations as possible myself. One of those things was a pair of marquee letters in our initials. To buy in the size I wanted them was just too expensive and logistically too difficult to hire so we decided to have a … Continue reading Make Your Own Marquee Letters
When we moved in the kitchen was useable (after a good scrub) but very badly laid out. The sink and cooker were immediately adjacent with just one small square of work surface on the left hand side. There was nowhere to stack washing up (and no dishwasher). At the end of the room this large … Continue reading Our Kitchen Renovation
Another January job that I haven't done for a couple of years is an audit of subscriptions and monthly outgoings. There are some things you can't change, for example your council tax bill or TV licence but a lot of the regular payments you make can be negotiated, swapped or indeed cancelled. Start by making … Continue reading Revamp Your Finances
Last time I blogged I was thinking about to do lists and New Year Resolutions. I love a list but sometimes it can make me feel like I'm not achieving enough because I set myself unrealistic targets for the day or week. I thought about this a bit more and realised that I usually meet … Continue reading How to Manage ‘To Do’ lists
My love of list making and planning goes into overdrive at the start of a new year. I've got notebooks full of lists for the next five years, lists for jobs to do in each room of the house, lists of sewing, crafting and of books to read. One year I even got into bullet … Continue reading Ticking off the To Do list
It's almost a year since we moved into our three bedroom ex-council flat in south east London. We didn't have to move in straight away so I spent last summer sanding, filling and painting every room while it was empty, which was so much easier than moving furniture and dust sheets around. We also managed … Continue reading Our Flat Renovation – What I’ve Learnt