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Meal planning when you hate plans

In a nutshell: Meal planning saves money and wasted food but can feel restrictive. Planning loosely around the main element of the meal is an easy solution. I’ve avoided meal …

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How to choose a LED lightbulb

In a nutshell – LED lightbulbs are as versatile as incandescent bulbs, halogen or energy saving bulbs, they last a lot longer than all of those and use less energy. …

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Less stuff, more Ikea Lagom

Disclaimer – Ikea have bought me with the lure of £300 worth of goodies if I blog about their Live Lagom project. No problem there! Lagom comes from the Swedish …

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Books and magazines

Books are beautiful things. There is nothing quite like the smell of a new book, freshly opened and I love the anticipation of losing myself in a different world for …

Self Compassion – Looking after yourself

In a nutshell: If you have a very harsh inner critic Self Compassion can help you be kinder to yourself. There are free audio meditations here www.self-compassion.org and free pdf …

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10 Spring Cleaning Jobs

In a Nutshell: 10 great ideas for spring cleaning to do over the coming weeks. This list is from an article in Guardian Weekend 8th March 2014 – it’s worth …

Medium hard ways to get rid of Clutter

Medium Hassle Involved Charity Shops This involves you taking the stuff to the shop, though if you have a local one it might be worth asking if they can collect. …

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Decluttering under the sink

    Things decluttered from under sinks are not often things that other people want so have a bin handy, or your recycling box at the ready. Open the cupboard …

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Will you really finish it?

Are there books you mean to finish? Can you even remember the plot? Some books are worth reselling on Amazon but you can usually find most anything you want in …

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Decluttering shelves in 5 minutes

Less-stuff is not about chucking everything out and leading a minimalistic lifestyle, it’s about choosing with intent the things you keep around you. If everyone else around you thinks something …