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Grocery Budget, the 2nd step to successful meal planning

In step 2, it is time to work out your grocery budget. Grocery budgets will differ from household to household. These are unique to each family’s needs, size, and ages. How to create a grocery budget A big family will have a bigger grocery budget. A family with a baby will have a different budget […]

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Beyond Lockdown, level 4. Can we survive?

Lockdown continues As we head into the 6thweek of lockdown and move to level 4 it is time to think about what follows. https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/see-these-are-the-permissions-and-restrictions-for-level-4-lockdown-20200425 While we don’t know when lockdown will be lifted, life will definitely not be the same for a while. What happens after lockdown?  It is an unknown chapter in our lives […]

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Inventory for your home

Inventory is not just for businesses. From the experience of helping my late father pack up his office building and helping and watching my mother pack up her house after 45 years, I know you can’t pack up home in just one week. Just recently in my street, an elderly gentleman died, the house was […]

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Leaving home

Leaving home I am leaving home for a few days. I have the privilege of going to work in a kitchen at a 5-star luxury resort for a few days. Now leaving home for 3 days shouldn’t be a problem when I have 2 teenage children and 2 adult children, my husband and a domestic […]

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6 key tactics for successful budgeting

Budgeting for a lot of people is not something they want to think about. When they do think about it, it creates anxiety and is filled with a lot of negative emotions. Some people though find creating a budget a positive experience. For them, budgeting is freeing. The first word that came to my mind […]

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20 tips to a morning routine

Having a set routine will not do away with this altogether but it should reduce the morning mayhem significantly. I have previously written about creating a daily routine for children http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/good-mornings-and-good-nights/ and thought it was time to focus on the parents. I have thought about this carefully and even ‘mostly’ tested it myself during these […]

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It’s Back to School time, are you ready?

Going back to school can be expensive It’s back to school time again. I must admit it is going to be a relief to have the children occupied for at least part of their day. I am talking about teenager’s here, not just the little ones. Each year we get gulled into buying new stationery […]

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New Year 2020 and beyond

New Year Resolution I don’t normally make a New Year Resolution (the Jewish New Year has come and gone); however, for 2020 I have made a massive resolution for the next decade. GET OUT OF DEBT AND STAY OUT! I did really well in 2019 to pay off my store cards and then when they […]

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You don’t need a duck to clean your bathrooms

Cleaning your bathroom is something that happens every day but is it really getting clean?  And what about the cleaning soaps we use, are those that get the stains out, that good? House Cleaning Check list What did they use before the ducks and the gels? How did you get a bathroom really clean? Do you […]

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Sheets to the wind

5 sheets to the wind is usually an expression used when someone is very drunk.  This is what I should have been when I read an article about how often you should wash your sheets. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/do-you-wash-your-sheets-enough-probably-not/ Changing your bed linen weekly is something I assumed happened in every home, apparently not! The recommendation is once […]

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