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Winning tactics for organising the bathroom cupboard

Bathroom cupboards Bathroom cupboards are a great place to begin sorting and getting rid of clutter.  The reason I am starting by decluttering the bathroom cupboards is that they are small and easy to clear. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/bathroom-clutter/ One thing I have learned over the years is to create ‘zones’ to help you decide how to organise […]

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How do Bad habits in household management let you down?

Bad habits Do you realize that bad habits aren’t just smoking, not exercising, or eating too much junk food? You can develop poor household management habits as well. The bad habit of putting off household chores, leads to clutter build up and takes your home from being a relaxing environment to a stressful one. Putting […]

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Declutter now without stress, can it be done?

When I hear the words’ it’s time to declutter, I want to cry! Declutter the clutter My house is big, often housing 6-8 people at any given time and the bigger the home to more space there is to fill. To give some perspective, I will share the abbreviated story about a farmer and his […]

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Has Covid-19 made you a hoarder?

What does Covid-19 or Coronavirus have to do with clutter in your home and becoming a hoarder? Truthfully, it has nothing to do with the clutter. However, the lock-down does play a part in the development of your household clutter and a tendency to hoard. The psychological effect of the lockdown and the uncertainty of […]

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House all in a clutter?

Clutter means different things for different people The definition of clutter, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a crowded or confused mass or collection. It is a collection of things lying around in an untidy mess. www.becomingminimalist.com defines clutter as; a) too much stuff in too small a space; b) anything that we no longer […]

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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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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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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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The Truth about Pesach

The truth about Pesach is that most of us overdo the food. I am sharing my thoughts on what we do to ourselves when preparing for Pesach.  The story Pesach is a time of sadness for the Jewish people, we were slaves in Egypt. Pesach is also a time of great joy.  We became a […]

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