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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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The darkness of the night

For some parents, the night routine is the most important routine of all. Everyone is tired, children from the busy day of playing and learning and parents from working, whether at a paying job or just keeping the house from falling down. A routine will help settle things down, keep you from losing patience and […]

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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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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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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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Can you manage your money effectively?

Do you manage your money or does your money manage you? For some living from paycheck to paycheck is a difficult way of life, and often results in more month than there is money. Money in Money out When you do not manage your money properly this is what happens. Money comes in on payday […]

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Do you know?

‘Do you know how much you spend each week/month?’ This is one of the first questions I ask potential clients during the 20-minute free discovery call. It is important to me that when a client comes to me to learn how to reduce their household bills, they understand how much help they need. I don’t […]

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