Running a home is more expensive these days than ever before. The cost of rents and mortgages are high. Property prices are also rising so buying another home is not always a solution to save yourself money. But there are plenty of things you can do around the house to save a small fortune.
When I transitioned to full-time divapreneurship last year, there were some adjustments to our family budget that had to be made.
Clutter just seems to build up, doesn’t it? Finding the space to fit everything you own can be a real nightmare. Our family struggles with finding ways to gain extra storage on a regular basis. This seems true whatever the size of your home. But don’t go thinking that you have to get rid of your beloved possessions. With a little bit of original thinking, you can make the space in your home go a long way.
The kitchen is hands down one of the most used rooms in the house. Even if you aren’t spending hours and hours in there cooking, you will use it for preparing food and then often, stay in there to eat afterwards. It is important to have a kitchen that you want to spend time in because let’s face it, we all have to eat! We want to be comfortable when we are in there.
Due to the cost,
As the seasons turn and change a great barometer to watch is the garden. It can be fun to notice the changes. This time of year is always good for planning and with Spring on the horizon, why not plan how you can make the most of your garden this year? A great project that will not break the bank is creating a little outdoor haven for you to enjoy, either as a secret retreat or with the family.
I baked a cake today.
That may seem to be very trivial and unnecessary information … but it isn’t.
Bare with me.
The kitchen intimidates me. I stay as far away from it as possible. My family gets home-cooked meals, but they are typically quick and easy dishes that get me away from the stove as quickly as possible. That has been my way of life for as long as I can remember.
Updating your home is quite important now that the summer and autumn have turned into winter. Winter makes a massive difference to your home, which is why it is important to keep things fresh and exciting. One way to keep your house looking its best is to invest in new furniture. Furniture is the focal point of every room and plays a massive part in your home’s interior design, so it is bound to make a difference.
What better way to kick of the holiday season than with a batch of homemade cookies, right?
I’ve shared before that the kitchen and I have a love-hate relationship. We’re growing on each other slowly but surely. And my friend Natasha of Houseful of Nicholes always seems to come up with ways to get us to bond.
She’s hosting 12 Days of Cookies and told asked me to participate.