I am currently trying to be very good and getting into good habits with doing various things around the house; particularly with me working full time - I am trying where I can to make my life that bit easier so that I can get to do some of the enjoyable things rather than just be working working and working and whirling round like a dervish in full kelter. As a result I often end up getting totally worn out and no energy to do even simple things. I am making a concerted effort to do things as I go along rather than leave them and then blitz them. Its not massive things just small things and getting into a new mindset which is always difficult to start with when you are implementing a new regime but anything worth doing is worth doing well.
- Like if I have a book out; before I get another one out put that one back; and
- If we have tea in the front room take the plates out straight away and get them into the dishwasher; and
- when I go shopping buy only those items that I need - letting the need prioritise the pennies rather than the wants or would likes;
- making do and using what I have where I can or substituting items if I haven't got them; being creative and practical;
- planning our meals a little more than I am used to;
- I am currently in the pros of stripping the freezer out so that it can be switched off and defrosted. I will then be able to repack it back up; the idea to stock up with special offers or bargains
- writing a shopping list for those items that I have run out of and then when I get paid at the end of the month they will be incorporated into the monthly shop. I know it sounds silly but at the moment I have run out of nearly everything to do with gravy that I can do. I use Oxo cubes quite a lot but only ever buy them from the pound shop a big box only costs £1 in there but locally the smaller box is well over £1.46 for not so many cubes; come pay day a couple of batches of stock paste will be made up and put into the pantry store;
- For the dirty laundry I have a large wicker linen basket - the washing machine only goes on when I have a full load for the machine; equally if I use the tumble drier a full load only goes on.
- clothes are got ready the night before so that there is less of a rush in the morning;
- shoes are cleaned the night before also;
- pack ups are done and put in the fridge night before also;
- table is laid for breakfast in the morning and the pots are placed in the dishwashwer where possible after use and popped on if there is a full load;
Catch up soon