Christmas shopping can get expensive – very quickly. As a result of this, I wanted to thank my readers for a great year, and offer a prize that should come in handy at this time of year…
I have always loved books and reading.
My favourite times as a child were when I was tucked up in bed with my torch, reading under the covers so my parents didn’t know I was still awake – I suppose I should have known then that I was a night owl!
However, there was always an issue with reading
One of my favourite times of the year is when I get my hands on my new diary.
I love the feeling of anticipation of what the year ahead will bring, starting with a clean slate so to speak, and the idea that I can make things work even better for myself and my family over the coming year, and make the most of it.
I don’t know about you – but drying washing is a real bug bear of mine – or at least it used to be.
Its not really an issue in the spring and summer when you can (fingers crossed) hang it all outside and by the end of the day bring it all in, dry and with a lot less of a need to iron.
But the autumn and winter are a different matter.
All too easily you can end up with either a hefty electic bill for having your tumble dryer on constantly – or you end up with the somewhat dodgy interior design scheme I like to call “knickers on the radiator” – you get the idea!
Its that time again – I am so excited when I see that the latest edition of “Get Organized Magazine” has arrived in my inbox!
Its always full of great ideas and articles, and is fantastic to keep on top of the latest goings on in the world of organising.
And this edition hasn’t disappointed – it also got me thinking – so I wanted to share a few of the highlights with you to give you something to think about too.
Sorry! I had to mention it though, as its getting to that time where you need to start to plan a little, and get ahead of the game.
You’ll feel better for it!
Well – I have a copy of the lovely Seasonal Planner from KTWO products – bought by me to give away to one lucky winner this month.
It is a binder that has all you could possibly need for organising Christmas this year – including:-
I am in love with baking.
Its the one part of cooking that feels like a true treat for me, and I find it both a relaxing time for me and a great way to spend quality time with my daughter.
Baking seems to be everywhere at the moment as well, which is great news for me when it comes to finding something to watch on the TV – think “The Great British Bake Off” for which I am SO glad the new series has started! so I thought it was a great time to do a fun giveaway for my lovely readers.
I don’t know about you, but one thing that I find lacking on the magazine shelves in this country are magazines related to organising.
We have cooking, home interiors, gossip in abundance, but homemaking and creating a more organised home and life is missing.
It was one of the reasons I started this blog to be honest. I couldn’t find much out there so wanted to start something myself.
I have however, found a magazine after a LOT of searching, and thesummer edition is available to download right now.
How many times have you wanted to delete something you’e written down – but can’t because its in pen rather than pencil?
I would offer a guess at LOADS! – As thats exactly where I was at…. until now!
I am a traditional girl at heart, and love love LOVE my pen and paper way of staying organised (diary, TO DO list, Home file etc…)
However – there is one major problem and thats when it comes to making mistakes or having to change things.
I don’t think if you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time you will be shocked to hear the title of this post!
I really am a little in love with my Filofax, and with most stationary if I am being honest (its a hobby of mine to find the best there is out there for different jobs!) – and it seems that this is something that a lot of us have in common.
At this time of year a lot of people tend to look at losing weight and getting fit.
A new year, a fresh start.
As such, I wanted to write a post about a great app that I have been using for the past year, and which has really helped me to keep track of things.
Its called MyFitnessPal.
At the top of a lot of peoples resolutions for the new year will be to get more out of their lives – whether this be to start a new job, start a family, move house, spend more time with family, or something else.
Even if the main aim isn’t to get organised, getting organised in itself will help with all your resolutions.
You will gain more time, be less stressed, and simply be able to enjoy life more if you get yourself more organised.
So, with that in mind, I have picked out my favourite 10 organising products that may just be the perfect gift for someone you know – or maybe even a treat for yourself.
Christmas – for most people its the biggest event of the year, and along with the festivities/traditions and magic that the holidays bring, it can also make you feel overwhelmed, in need of a break, and so busy you just want it to end.
Well, no more!
Jennifer Tankersley from Listplanit.com has come up trumps again this year with her annual 100 days to Christmas ebook – written and updated specifically for 2012 – and I was lucky enough to get a copy and see what it was all about.
Ever notice how you look at a room in a magazine or a showhome and want to recreate it – but no matter how hard you try it never quite looks the same? Thats because those pictures are done for the camera to accentuate space – and are not how we all live.
They don’t have any real life “stuff” lying about, which can be thought of as visual clutter and is in every home in the country I’m sure!
I believe that storage must work hard to be in a home, and that it works best when its making an existing peice of furniture multi functional as this saves space as well. I have talked before about purchasing furniture that has built in storage – and the storage bed is my idea of the best!
Sometimes, just getting your wardrobe and clothes decluttered isn’t enough to feel that organised. Once you get into it, you want to feel as organised as you can , and thats where some carefully chosen products can really help.
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This book is one that I have just finished – and I cannot recommend enough.
I particularly like the chapter that covers getting organised (for obvious reasons!), but as an overall book it just makes you think about your life in a different way, its a great book for the new year, and makes you really look at how you spend your time and your values.
The books best bits
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How annoying is it to open your wardrobe each morning, to be greeted by an array of clothes that you can’t really see because either they are stuffed in amongst other clothes, or are at a different height to the rest so hidden from view.
It makes choosing an outfit not only more time consuming, but also less of a pleasure.
I have been looking for a product that helps with this problem for a while, and about a year ago I came across these coat hangers**, and I have to say that they are simply astounding!