Keeping one drawer perfect, is a sanity saver. When the kids have just drawn on the walls and are now hanging off the lightshade and the dog just puked. That is when you can look into your perfect drawer, for the 15th time and take 4 deep breathes. B r e a t h e… Continue reading Five minute survival hacks: That ONE perfect drawer.
The seasons are changing and that’s when it’s ideal to declutter our wardrobes. A clogged up wardrobe means it is harder to get ready in the morning. In contrast; a simplified wardrobe is a joy to look at, and figuring out an outfit is a breeze. It makes me happy to see only my favourite… Continue reading Wardrobe simplification.
If there is one thing I really DON’T like it’s stress. It just drains me. Due to this I try to avoid it where I can. I have found to my happiness, that there are endless little hacks for avoiding stress and helping life run smoothly. One can have a crazy horrid day or a… Continue reading Ten little hacks to reduce stress.
On the first day of every year I wake up with a big urge to de-clutter. I want to go through every cupboard and shelf. I don’t want to take any stuff we don’t use into the new year. It’s a great time to assess, chuck some stuff, and tidy. Like a fresh start. I… Continue reading Why I love to declutter in January.
We are passionate about small house life but we didn’t plan to downsize. We did a dramatic downsize after falling in love. With a house. A pretty small 2 by 1, 1951 cottage. We found an adorable little house in a garden reminiscent of The Secret Garden, and a lifetime of living in a big-house… Continue reading Small house life. Why we love it and hacks to make it feel big.
Small systems keep whole empires going so they can certainly save some sanity in our homes! During our craziest season with 3 school kids and a baby, cat dog chickens goats and a pony, plus renovations, sports and social life, I became a systems analyst. I made it my goal to work out little systems… Continue reading Mum-hacks. Getting on top of the washing.
Dear stressed out Mamas. This one is for you. We raised 4 kids and it was fun and wonderful, but oh so hectic! The tide of mess each day could be pretty stressful. One day I read this sentence in a book on surviving motherhood; ‘Never underestimate what you can do in a 10 minute… Continue reading De-clutter in 10 minutes!