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How To Make Good Habits Stick

How are your New Year resolutions going? Just between you and me, I slipped off the wagon last Friday and had a glass of wine I never meant to have. But you know what? I'm not beating myself up about it ... well I was, but now I am not, because at the risk of sounding totally trite, real change is not just about January and the best way I have ever found to make good habits stick is to focus on the long term....

Mason Jar Home Organisation

Mason Jars are beautiful things, both lovely to look at and wonderfully practical. If you love Mason Jars as much as we do at Mums Make Lists, you'll know there's nothing better than a Mason Jar to turn boring home storage organisation into beautiful home storage organisation. In short, Mason Jar home organisation is where it's at girlfriend!! Here's the Mums Make Lists guide to some really rocking ideas for using Mason Jars to organise your home.   ...

An Easy Way to Organise Toys

Toys toys everywhere looking like they've never been organised ever! Shoved into overflowing toy boxes. Pieces scattered around the house. So nothing can be found easily and super cool games go neglected. And at the end of the day, yanked out are left in huge heaps, any thought of toy organisation a million miles away, shoved in wherever they can be shoved. Sound familiar? ...

Make Your Declutter Last

I just love the feeling after a big declutter. Everything's in it's right place and I feel I can take on the world again. And then slowly, slowly it unravels. And once again we're drowning in clutter. Nothing gets put away & the chaos returns ... What on earth am I doing wrong? Very simply, I've never been brutal enough.   ...

Quick declutter tips to reclaim your home!

Oh my, clutter gets me down! Stuff everywhere frazzles my brain to the point of being oh-my-goodness-mummy-overload panic inducing. And the time it takes to tidy drives me mad. Not to mention the time it takes to find anything, particularly in the morning ... in the rush ... This year, the clutter the got to me so much that I planned to put aside real time for attacking it. I came up with a few quick declutter wins but also decided I just had to tackle some of the big jobs that were driving me crazy. And the good news was that some of the biggies were actually really quick wins and created loads of space ... and mental headroom! ... with very little effort ... ...

How To Manage Your To Do List

I'm drowning in "to dos" ... Know the feeling? An ever growing list of mummy-musts? Torn all ways at once, barely treading water? Anything I get done feels half baked or ... if I am honest ... just plain badly done. And I have that sinking feeling that this is it ... motherhood ... struggling from day to day in survival mode. ...

How to Declutter Fast

I am messy! Very, very messy. I would like to blame motherhood but actually I've always collected clutter. Being a mum just made me worse. I've tried a whole bunch of declutter programmes ... throw 10 things out daily for 30 days etc ... but none worked for me. I still didn't put stuff away.   And I would still drive myself crazy on a daily basis trying to find things. ...

How to cut down your grocery bill

A few years back our grocery bill got huge. And I mean massive! And then it grew. And it grew. And it grew! Until we were spending crazy amounts BUT threw out loads of food and had packets & products festering in the cupboards unused. Seriously CRAZY! In my defence, I was a new mum, beyond tired and felt like I had no time at all to spare. But it was out of hand & we couldn't afford it! So in the last two years I've been on a mission to slash our grocery bill. ...

Organize The Kitchen Tips

Don't you just hate it? You need food on the table fast, but before you can even start you've got to clear a ton of junk on the work tops & table. AND then you need scrub off the nasty stuff you found lurking underneath the junk ... yuk! AND then you've got to wade through the fridge, only to discover the essential ingredients you were sure were hiding at the back have mysteriously vanished or gone off! Grrrr!!! ...

Essential Grocery List

Do you struggle to get healthy meals on the table fast for the whole family without breaking the bank? I so do. It's hard. And I absolutely can't do it without a good grocery list that ensures the essentials are always in the pantry, fridge and freezer. My list of grocery essentials has changed ... lots more healthy stuff on it ... but has actually ... oh my goodness ... been on the go for over 10 years!!!   And this little list really has saved me heaps of time and money. ...

How To Organize Paperwork

There's lots of advice out there on how to organize paperwork. But I'm not convinced the people who write this advice ever get their paperwork into the unholy mess I do!!! They also live in a strange parallel universe where they can organize neat piles of paperwork all over the floor for the days necessary to sort it out without little hands appearing "to help" :( It my experience if you try this, you'll just end up shoving it all back in a box in a bigger mess than it was before! So how can you organize paperwork fast? Well this is my tried and tested and super fast approach that will help you ... Tackle the critical paperwork (e.g. the nasty stuff you've been avoiding!) Store all important documents securely so they can be found without major panic and are protected from disasters of all sorts Keep on top of mail going forward  ...

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