Many areas of the world are experiencing more extremes of weather and lots of us are dealing with extra heat in homes that are not equipped for it, so I want to share some tips for surviving a heatwave with no Air Con. Portable Air Conditioning is expensive to buy and air conditioning is expensive to run which rules them out for a large proportion of the population. The sad fact is that this extreme weather and heat we are experiencing aren’t going anywhere fast and it is predicted to get worse.
Learn how to clear your clutter once and for all with our simple to follow clutter cleaning strategies perfect for families. I love a calm and clean home but I am not a fan of all the hard graft that constantly cleaning means. Instead, I am all about working smarter not harder and the best way I have found to do this is by eliminating or embracing my clutter. By instituting small habits that break the cycle of clutter and eliminating the spaces and routines in our home which always seem to magically breed more work. So I want to share with you a system that works and you will not […]
How do you get organised for Christmas? I have to admit that I revert back to my type-A personality when planning Christmas. We focus a lot on advent and the lead up to Christmas in The Mad House. I feel that by doing an activity each day we are concentrating on the mean of Christmas rather than the commercial aspect of it. However, in order to have the time to concentrate on this I have to be pretty organised and I live to have everything sorted before the beginning of December as much as I can.
One of the most difficult things doing a lot of craft and art stuff with the minimads is how to display it and then store it or recycle it. We wanted to have some on display in our kitchen and after using blue tac and it leaving marks on the walls decided to hand some tension wire (the type for hanging net curtains or shower curtains) and hang the pictures on that. It works a treat. Once they wires are getting full I take a digital picture of the boys work and store the best in a concertina file (i have one for each of them) and recycle the rest. They […]