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
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