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Bathroom tap

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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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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Aren’t you tired of hearing, ‘there’s nothing to eat’? I know when I started meal planning it was something I heard all the time. Along with ‘there’s no food’ and ‘what’s for supper?’. Inventory I had just changed jobs from a 7-7 (6-8+) to office work where I had time to plan. I decided to […]

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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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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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Couponing in SA

Do we have coupons? Couponing is big business in the USA, reality shows abound on this topic. Here in South Africa though, we don’t really have coupons. Years ago we got coupons in our subscription magazines and the weekly local papers. Those days are gone. Except for PnP VIP vouchers for senior citizens (only available […]

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Last year I took my first foray into recycling. I wasn’t able to find out much, but what I did find was useful. Recycle or trash? Recycling in Johannesburg Since then I have found out a lot more. Johannesburg streets often ring with the sound of wheels rattling past our houses in the early hours of […]

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Family Calendar

Organised Chaos Calendars Creating a calendar for the family, helps avoid the clashing of schedules. I know in our house we often seem to go for ages with nothing and then 5 events on one day. How many do you have? If your school has 20 children in a class and you have 3 children […]

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