My father-in-law offered to come and help us paint for a weekend a few weeks after we moved in. To say we bit his hand off makes us sound civilized. We planned on focusing on the bedrooms but realised that since we were sleeping in one and he was staying in the other we could … Continue reading A Fast and Furious Hallway Refresh
After five years of flat and balcony living, we moved house in November to a 1930s end of terrace in south east London with the thing I'd been most missing - a garden. At the time of writing we are in the middle of a global pandemic, confined to our homes and I feel so … Continue reading 1930s House Renovation – House Tour – The ‘Before’
I've recently being staying with my sister to help out during a stressful time. Getting to know how someone else's kitchen is organised alway fascinates me (sad, I know). When searching for a bin liner I came across this under the sink: five packets of sponge scourers with at least three open! Now, I realise … Continue reading How to manage your household shopping
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?
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