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For most of us in South Africa, who have domestic help, December can be a very difficult time, for this is usually when most domestic workers go on their annual leave. Usually for 3 weeks at least For some, it is a time to realise how much this employee does for you and how much […]

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If you look at how you grew up and how your parents grew up, you will notice that you and your kids have far more ‘things’ than in previous generations, yet technology is supposed to simplify all of this. We live on credit, so buying goodies and gadgets is easy. I know my father had […]

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I know I do it and my mother does it! In fact, I think most people do it when they are planning big events like birthday parties, year end functions, just about any event where you will have 10 or more people in attendance. Restaurants do it or they go out of business! I am so excited. […]

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This week we are cleaning our bathrooms. How often do you clean the outside of your toilet? How often do you wash your shower curtain? The bathroom is an important room in the house and often goes by the name throne room or reading room, I have also heard it referred to as the thinking […]

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A blog I follow talked abut doing a home inventory. How many of us know exactly what is in our house? The blog, ‘Home storage solutions’, talks about inventorying everything from cutlery and crockery, to linen, to curtains, to carpets. The blogger suggests taking photographs or videos of our inventory and recording serial numbers of […]

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We got married in 1991 and it is 21 years since we moved into our very own new home. At the time, we had no children and, amongst our friends, we were the only married couple.  Being ‘Frum’ was relatively new to our Jewish community. First we lived in a beautiful, large 1 bedroom, 1 […]

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This week I am tackling the cleaning of the lounge and dining room areas of the house. For most of the older South African homes, a small entrance hall leads from the front door into the lounge or dining room.  I would include this room in your cleaning schedule for the lounge and dining room. […]

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A lot of the decluttering blogs that I have read give cleaning schedules for your house and they are all American. In this country a lot of us either have full time domestic, or part time domestic help, very few people have no help at all. My question is this; if you have help do […]

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Today I am talking about, organising and cutting through the clutter in your home. We have lived in our house for 20 years, and over this time we have accumulated a ton of junk. We hoard! Sentimental Clutter For instance,  I only just got rid of the baby stuff, although I still have the double pram, as […]

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