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Family organising calendar

Family Calendar The family calendar is a central focus of the home. This allows everyone to see what is happening at a glance.   It is the big picture. Things like birthdays and anniversaries, public holidays, school terms and other major events.   It can also include activities which happen on a regular basis, such as weekly […]

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Timing is everything

Timing An important aspect of successful meal planning is timing. When you draw up your meal plan one of the main components you need to keep in mind is your daily routine and how much time you have to make that particular meal. A couple of weeks ago I made a new recipe for the […]

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Folding washing basket

Do you spend a part of your morning picking up washing from different parts of the house? How close to the laundry basket does the dirty washing get? Last year I introduced small washing baskets into each bedroom, as well as the ones already in the bathrooms and for the most part the dirty clothes […]

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Your laundry room Where do you do your laundry? Do you have a laundry room or do you have laundry equipment in the kitchen? Wherever it is, it needs to be organised. How often does your washing machine get cleaned?  Are your washing detergents organised? Do you have old expired bleach? Believe it or not, […]

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In your fridge

Your fridge and freezer are one of the most used items in your kitchen, except for the sink, stove and ovens. We do not deep clean these often enough. Basic hygiene In a program I once watched, a cleaning team went into a home that had a vegetarian and two meat eaters sharing the space. […]

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Online shopping

Here are 10 reasons to grocery shop on line. In June 2015 I started this blog and in the first article I spoke about how much I saved with online shopping.  Nearly 2 years later, I can still say it is worth the hassle. Yes it was a huge learning curve on how to do […]

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This week we are working on sorting out the kitchen cupboards and drawers. My cupboards refuse to stay sorted! I just have too much stuff! What’s in the drawer? Starting with the drawers, empty them out and get rid of anything broken! Last week we looked at the function of our kitchens, anything in those […]

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March kitchen

Kitchen week It seems strange to have a whole week dedicated to decluttering and sorting out of your kitchen counters. If you are anything like me you will understand why this is. I love cooking and I think I own almost every conceivable kitchen gadget, with a few more on my wish list. As with […]

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What’s in the pantry? Your pantry cupboard is an important part of your kitchen. If this is in a mess and dis-organised, it is not only difficult to decide what to make for dinner, but it also wastes money. How many times have you gone to the store bought something only discover on your return […]

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Cookery books

Some women have a weakness for shoes. I have a weakness for cookery books, so in answer to the question, most definitely YES they are taking over. Winging it In all honesty, I maybe use half of them over and over, when I use a recipe that is. Even when I look up the recipe […]

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