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Decluttering and shopping

I try to keep a spick and span home – which is SO much easier now that I have oddles more space, in both square meters as well as storage space.  That being said, I know one day we might live in a smaller place, so I’m always critically reviewing what we have.  Here’s what …
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How do you manage your bookmarks?

Sometimes, I’m just a busy bee! So please, tell me, how to do you keep track of all your blog reading? Here’s how I do it: I have two much loved blogs and they receive pride of place on my bookmarks bar at the top of my page.  These are blogs that thousands of people …
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Book storage

After reading about how Extra Organised stores her books, I thought I’d take a chance to review my books and where they are stored around our new house.  (By the way readers, help me remember to use OUR not MY… I need to share, and using sharing pronouns! I have to get out of the bad …
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Things to think about when setting children’s pocket money

Most children live with their parents til they reach majority (or older). I did not – I went to boarding school from the age of 10.  I think that’s a large reason why I’m financially responsible (and independent) now. I’d like to share my experiences and hope it’ll give another way that parents can look …
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The mess & update in the niche

I try to be zen. Decluttered. Minimal. And then, I have dirty little secrets, that I’m ashamed of.  And that’s my storage niche. First, I don’t like any of this being ‘out in the open’ – ie visible from other parts of my bedroom. I did buy some shutters (from the op shop, so second …
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Book inventory

I love blogging! I drafted this post, and then I thought, ‘it’s a little disjointed’, ‘why this book isn’t with that book?’.  So after completely reorganising my books, hopefully now they are stored in a way that makes sense to you – it certainly makes more sense to me!  Oh and I decluttered two books …
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Handbag Inventory

I recently shared what was inside my handbag, and Pauline from Reach Financial Independence wanted to know more about what bags I carried things in.  Yesterday I showed you them stashed in my buffet, recently repainted, at the front door. Here’s what’s in there: The current ‘everyday’ It carries work files easily, and was a …
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Brighten a buffet

Here’s my last long weekend project. Simple instructions 1. Sand (with fine sandpaper and EVERYwhere, unlike me :P) 2. tape off the area to be primed and painted 3. Prime and let dry 4. Prime again and let dry 5. Paint and let dry 6. Paint again 7. Remove tape 8. Cry that’s it’s not …
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What’s in your (bathroom) drawers?

Do people have the British sense of humour in my title.  Oh well, if not, I’ll just amuse myself with my dad jokes at the ripe age of 28 (and being a female!) Here’s another look into what I have.  I’m not sure why I am so fixated on tracking and documenting everything, but I …
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One buffet, so many uses!

At the front door, I have a buffet with three drawers, and a cupboard with two shelves on either side.  It is the key to organisation in my house!  Shall we have a look what’s inside? Top drawer This drawer holds: church collection envelopes, my name tag, a small folding fan.  In winter it also …
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