It’s funny how things turn out. Just six short months ago, the hallmark of life lived-to-the-brim was measured (for many of us) by spending lots of time outside the house, perhaps eating out, drinking in the pub and hanging out with friends and family. Fast-forward to COVID world and it’s a very different place. In spite of the relaxation of the lockdown rules, so much of our time still seems.
Since COVID-19 arrived on our shores at the start of the year we’ve all responded in different ways. Some are fabulous key workers holding the fort; some are furloughed and embracing the opportunity to take some much needed relaxation time; others are working up a storm; and some are trying to navigate the unchartered terrain of juggling working from home with childcare. Reading lots of magazines and online articles, we.
One of our favourite Sunday pastimes has always been reading the Sunday papers. There’s something about curling up on the sofa, cuppa in hand, checking in with the world at our own pace that feels sort of cathartic. We’re not huge fans of the news section right now (!), but we love reading the supplements – especially articles related to wellbeing, home, style and travel (which seems like a futuristic.
Now that many of us are at home for the foreseeable future we’re having to think about a lot of new things. How to stay sane when working, resting and sleeping alone in a studio flat 24/7; how to accommodate two adults working from home with a child being home-schooled; how to switch off from work when you’re trying to relax in a small space; how to occupy yourself when.
Whether you’re a long term renter or own your own home, there are always ways you can spruce up your space. And with spring just around the corner, this is as good a time as any to appraise your home and find handy hacks that make all the different but don’t cost the earth. So when we came across this blog expert advice – 10 tips for transforming a rental.
January has long gone, and with it many of our resolutions have fallen by the wayside. But fear not, spring is just around the corner and this nearly-here new season is perfect for making amends. Now’s the perfect time to embark on a wardrobe detox, and we have plenty of top tips from Marcella Caricasole, a fully trained member of the Association of Professional Declutters & Organisers (apdo.co.uk). Featured in.
When your space is snug there’s a bigger need than ever to curb your clutter and streamline your stuff. Editing and collating your belongings takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to small space living. So we were intrigued to hear about The Home Edit by US-based Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin. According to Grazia (2 Feb) this tidy team is all about stylish sorting – cupboards and.
New decade, new resolutions, a fresh approach to curbing clutter and wardrobe storage – it’s time to bring in the experts for some sage advice! And as luck would have it Grazia Magazine (13 January) featured an inspiring article The Big Wardrobe Workshop, jam-packed with wise words and top tips for curating and cleansing our closets. Brimming with ideas, we’ve selected our favourite tips to bring you a range of.
We all know her name, and we’re familiar with her concept of binning objects that fail to ‘spark joy.’ She might not be the hottest guru on the block right now (the media is SO fickle, right!) but we still heart her. For those in the dark we’re talking about Marie Kondo, of course! To re-cap, her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying launched in 2014 and has sold over.
Now that autumn’s here there’s a distinct whiff of planning in the air. Work/ Home/ Uni/ School schedules are well and truly locked down (and hopefully working well); we’ve got a few day trips in the diary; and we’ve even started thinking about where to spend Christmas (eek – surely it’s not almost that time of year again!?). So it’s no surprise that the planners among us are rubbing our.
Browsing the internet one weekend we came across a handy blog called Junk Drawer Wisdom: What to Keep, What to Toss, and How to Keep It Organised by Fan Winston, April 10, 2019. As the title suggests, this inspiring piece offers wise words around the neglected topic of the junk drawer. Says Winston: This idea – that we all need a tiny section in our home that doesn’t require upkeep.
Regular readers of our Blog might recall that a couple of years ago we became totally obsessed with a book called Stuffocation. Written by James Wallman it reminded us that experiences make us happier than things (James even re-tweeted one of our Blogs on the topic so that experience made us uber-happy at the time!). So imagine our delight to discover that he’s written a new book Time and how to.