DIY Drawer Organiser

DIY drawer organiser tutorial. You can create beautifully organised drawers without spending a penny. Get Organised | On A Budget | How To | Tutorial | Frugal Living |
It’s perfectly possible to organise your home on a budget.

Clutter. Junk. Stuff. We all have it. I know there is a lot of excess in our home that I’m constantly trying to cull and I’m sure your house is exactly the same. You may have seen my guest post on the Lylia Rose blog about how you can make money by selling all your excess in various ways.

But today, I’m working on the assumption that you’ve culled your excess already. And what you need to do now is organise what’s left.

 

What’s in your junk drawer?

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How To Holiday On A Budget

Planning a family holiday but on a tight budget? These top tips will help you make big savings on your next family holiday. Family Holiday | On A Budget | Save Money | Holiday | Abroad | Tips | Top Tips |
Have a great family holiday on a budget with these top tips.

Summer is fast approaching. It may not seem like it some days, I haven’t been brave enough to put the winter coats away yet! But we’re into the second quarter of the year now so summer holidays are completely acceptable to be discussing already.

Holidays before kids were easy!

Holidays before kids were easy. We had 2 full time incomes and no time to spend the money because of the long hours we worked. So holidays were a time to splash out a bit. I’m not talking outrageous extravagance, blowing all the savings on a 1 week luxury cruise. But we did set a very reasonable amount aside for our holidays.

Cutting back the budget without cutting back the fun

Since cutting back to only one income, and with more of us to go away on holiday now, things are a bit different. We still have really lovely holidays with amazing memories that I hope the kids will cherish for many years to come. But the budget is much smaller these days. Continue reading “How To Holiday On A Budget”

How to Never be Late Again

Never be late again with this one fail safe rule.
Never be late again with this one fail safe rule.

Being on time is my ‘thing’! I’m never late for anything. EVER! I’ve always been like this. I just can’t stand the thought of being late. Appointments, toddler groups or meeting a friend. Whatever it is, I always make sure I’m on time.

Before kids came along this was easy enough for me. I paid attention to what time I needed to be somewhere then worked backwards from there to work out when I needed to leave the house.

 

People with no kids don’t know!

Anyone reading this who has kids is likely thinking “Yes, it’s easy to be on time with no kids around to ruin your time schedule with their delay tactics.” I think Michael McIntyre sums things up perfectly with this comedy sketch. If you haven’t already seen this then you absolutely MUST watch it right now!! If you have already seen it then you know what’s coming. BUT, I guarantee you will still find it hilarious so go ahead and give yourself another laugh at the honest truth of what he’s saying.

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How to Organise Your DVDs and Create More Space

Organise your DVDs and create more space.
Organise your DVDs and create more space.

We own a LOT of DVDs. I’m sure we’re not alone in this. Some homes are full of books, ours is full of DVDs. What can I say, we love movies! And since kids came along, we rarely get out to the cinema. So, instead, we bring the cinema home. That way we still get to enjoy watching films, but without all the hassle of having to find a babysitter, then sitting staring at my phone constantly during the film in case I miss a call from said babysitter.

But how do you store all those DVDs without cluttering up your shelves? Continue reading “How to Organise Your DVDs and Create More Space”

How to Make This Your Most Productive Year Ever!

Have your most productive year ever.
How to have your most productive year ever.

A new year. A new start.

I, like so many others, always start each new year with the best of intentions. I like to make a big long list of all the things I’m going to get done that year. But life always gets in the way doesn’t it.

Every month seems to bring another reason or excuse for why I couldn’t have the most productive time. And why I didn’t get anything checked off my to-do list. My excuse for the first half of last year was “I’ve got a newborn”. And the majority of the year before that it was “I’m too sick to do anything”. (Hands up who else suffered horrendous ‘morning sickness’ and hates that it’s called that?!)

But at the end of last year I made some changes. I was more determined than ever that I would make 2017 my most productive year. But I didn’t want to wait until the new year to start making changes. I wanted to get started straight away! So, this year I’m learning from my old mistakes and putting into practice what I’ve learned from the changes I made. And I’m sharing these changes with you so that you can have your most productive year too. Continue reading “How to Make This Your Most Productive Year Ever!”

Never Face a Mountain of Dirty Dishes Again!

Banish those dirty dishes today!
Banish those dirty dishes today!

Dishes. Urgh. A never-ending chore that, unfortunately, has to be done unless you want to live like Roald Dahl’s The Twits. Our dishwasher has certainly been revolutionary (seriously, HOW did I do it before?!) but there are still always dishes needing to be done. Every. Single. Day.

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How to Stay on Top of Laundry by NOT Doing a Load Every Day

Why you should stop doing laundry every day.
Why you should stop doing laundry every day.

Who here loves doing laundry? Anyone? Unfortunately, it’s one of those annoying chores that you just can’t escape. There will ALWAYS be dirty clothes needing washed, especially if you have small children (or any size children for that matter). There are loads of blog posts out there telling you various ways to keep on top of things when it comes to doing laundry. And I’m going to share with you today how I keep on top of things by NOT doing a load every day. Like the sound of that? Then read on… Continue reading “How to Stay on Top of Laundry by NOT Doing a Load Every Day”

How to Streamline Your Morning Routine (and get out the house on time)

Get out the house on time with these top tips.
Get out the house on time with these top tips.

I’m not a morning person.

There, I said it. But I’m not, so there’s no point trying to pretend I am. I’d love to be one of those people who wakes up fresh after a good night’s sleep and launches straight into the day with tons of energy. That ain’t me. And since you’re reading this, I’m guessing that ain’t you either. BUT despite not being a morning person, I am very good at being organised and getting myself and my two little darlings out the house on time for whatever activity we’re off to that day. Continue reading “How to Streamline Your Morning Routine (and get out the house on time)”

4 Must-Have Apps for Busy People

These apps will save you time and they're all FREE! Apps | Top Apps | For Mums | Busy Mums | Save Time | Free | iPhone | Android | Must Have | Best | Top
These apps will save you time and they’re all FREE!

Can you remember life without your smartphone?? I’m struggling to think back to how I managed to organise my life and get things done without mine. Honestly, I don’t think I could manage without mine now, although that would be a fun experiment and you can be sure if I ever do give it up for a spell, I’ll be sure to blog about how it went!

There are SO many apps available to choose from, the choice can be a bit overwhelming sometimes. So here’s my pick of my top 4 favourite apps for busy people. The ones I really would struggle without if you removed them from my phone (and I can assure you now, Facebook is NOT on the list! Seriously, that one really should be removed from my phone it’s a real time-sucker!!)

Oh, I should also add that all these apps are FREE! Yay!

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3 Steps to Stress-Free Christmas Shopping

Have a stress-free Christmas by following these 3 easy steps. Christmas | Shopping | Stress Free | How To | Guide | Family | Fun
Stress-free Christmas is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Christmas. A time to be happy and spend time with family, playing silly games and wearing silly jumpers! But also a crazy to-do list (or should I say to-buy list?!) that seems to be never ending. How much would you love to get through that to-do list stress-free? Well let me give you some pointers so you can make that a reality…

 

Start early!

This is the most vital part to ensuring you get your stress-free Christmas. And by starting early I’m not talking like the start of December (you know who you are!!), I’m talking like September. Yup, once summer’s over and the schools are back it’s time to start thinking about the dreaded ‘C’ word.

I like to split my Christmas shopping into two categories… Continue reading “3 Steps to Stress-Free Christmas Shopping”