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Lots of iPhone tips and tricks

  I have a little obsession I should share with you. I love all my iProducts, I am certain I have just about all available and can honestly tell you it would be very hard for me to go back to a windows computer.  All my devices talk to each other and they are all […]

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  • Kati Wenk

    I love this, I need all the help I can get to use my devices to their fullest. Any more?ReplyCancel

  • Jaimee

    This is great Kat thank you, I had no idea how to get that shortcut screen, I’ve seen people use it, but never asked, great time savers. Also love that picture of you, your smile says a thousand wonderful words, beautiful facetuned or not.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh thanks Jaimee for the beautiful comment!.:)ReplyCancel

  • Me Too

    I too have a love affair the apple products, I love how they all sync together just makes my life so much easier, great tips thank you.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Yes they do make our lives easier, Me Too!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Morgan

    Ooh I have been looking for a todo list that can sync to all my devices, this one looks great, you are wonderful for sharing this post, I’ve certainly learnt a thing or two.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh thanks Linda.:) It is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Monohan

    Ooh so that’s how you photoshop on the iPhone, getting this app!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh Kim yes i do love Photoshop too! It’s a great app!ReplyCancel

  • The Filing Fairies

    Did you know that you can also use the volume control on your phone headset to set up longer reach selfies!ReplyCancel

  • It’s amazing (and probably scary) how much I rely on my phone. I’ve been looking for a good “ToDo” app so going to try out your recomendation today.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      That’s great Amber! I’m sure you will love the apps like i do!ReplyCancel

  • Ev

    I ?? them too.
    My friends call my The apple guru.
    I luv short cuts & every tip around.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      The Apple Guru!! I love it, Ev!.:)ReplyCancel

  • So funny that you should write this blog post Kat. I have just hit publish on my blog about my trip to Brisbane last week…I purchased the MacBook Air and wanted hints and tips. Decided to streamline my apples….I do love my apples. I too love that they talk to each other, so user friendly and may help me to get a little better at this blogging business. Thanks for the post Kat!ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for the tips. I really like the one about turning the phone to landscape for a different view of my calendar, will definitely be doing this from now on. xTReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      it’s little things like that that should be shared in a manual to make life so much easier, I like that little feature too!ReplyCancel

  • Wow thanks, i didn’t know i could use the volume buttons to take photos. I’ve also just purchased both the apps. FMS will be my teacher soon hehe (Clever Cookie)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      LOL she is a clever cookie, I’m looking forward to chatting to you about social media in a few weeks then!! Ooh yes makes taking selfies so much easier, wish it helped me with my funny one eye closed thingy when I take selfies though :) ReplyCancel

  • Wow I never knew about the photo one that you can pick a favourite and I’m TOTALLY getting the Facetune app, you still look the same but with just less beauty lines (nicer than wrinkles right) You look great in dark blue BTW. I also had no idea about the calender OR the keyboard. Thanks for sharing Kat. xReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh yay Emily I’m glad I could help you, I like the facetune app for smoothing the skin, also makes my freckles disappear, gotta love that!ReplyCancel

  • Why has nobody ever told me you can use the volume keys to take pic’s, I am only on my third iPhone, you really think I would have known that. Many thanks! xx NReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      LOL Nikki, it’s amazing the different features we find.ReplyCancel

  • Travel Bug Within

    I loved this post – BUT I am a samsung user – so need to search for just as informative post for non-apple fiends like me!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne

    I love your demonstration of how you hold the phone with your right hand to take a picture and the calendar landscape mode tip! These will help me immensely! I don’t know if this is a real tip or not, but I love being able to save any image from a website onto my camera roll just by holding my finger on it and clicking Save Image. I used to screen shot so many things, but now I just do this if it’s an image. Thanks Kat!ReplyCancel

    • Leanne

      I meant to also mention a couple of my favourite apps.
      * For photo editing: PicTapGo (free),
      * For listening to music you didn’t know you wanted to listen to (hahaha) according to your mood or what you’re doing: Songza (free, uses data),
      * To save and share the kiddoes’ artwork: Artkive (paid); and
      * For the smarty-pants kids in the family: Codeacademy!ReplyCancel

      • Katrina

        Awesome, thanks for the tips Leanne. They are great.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Richardson

    This was fantastic! I have always had an iphone but you showed me things I didn’t know! The holding of the phone blew me away, I just took a mountain of photos as I sat here holding my phone comfortably and I am embarrassed to say I didn’t know about volume controls for selfies OMG!!! ReplyCancel

  • Money Making Mummy

    my partner asked me to buy one of the fancy faster iPhone charges and I refused but I’m glad now that I know all he needs to do is turn on airplane mode. thanks :) ReplyCancel

  • Leesa Watt

    great post KatReplyCancel

  • Tracey Barron

    There is a book that I borrowed from the local library, called “iPhone Made Easy” by Chris Smith and Kieran Alger – full of really useful stuff, including backing up your iPhone.ReplyCancel

  • Julianne Dimasi

    I’m really loving an app called TIcketyBoo Milestones. I can finally log all my babies cute moments, as they happen on my phone. I always forget to write that stuff down and now I don’t have to anymore. It’s so handy!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Great tips!
    I am envious. I have all these devices too but can’t make the calendars sync. Any tips?
    Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Amy try connecting with iCloud to get your calendars to sync!ReplyCancel

5 Top Tips For Great Photos Of Your Kids

This is a guest post by Louise Glendon from Click.Love.Grow Kids are hard enough to pin down and photograph at all, let alone together, cooperative, happy, and looking in the vague direction of our lens! And that’s without considering composition, light, exposure and everything else that makes a photograph a good photograph! Even if you bribe them […]

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Four Steps to a Clear Desk

This is a guest post by Helen Butler from Clutter Rescue How’s your paperwork process at the moment?  Is it a streamlined machine, with inboxes, outboxes, in-between boxes and more colour coding than a spring garden?  Or it is a pile of this, a pile of that, another pile of whatever, with to-do’s strewn all […]

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  • Beautiful coincidence that this was posted today – my task for the day is to tidy my desk!ReplyCancel

  • Lordy… my desk!

    At home, I work off the dining table which, as it needs to be cleared for meals, never gets that bad. My desk at work however… dirty cutlery, some crockery, a report that I dropped (only 135 pages to restore to order). It will probably only take me 15 minutes to sort out.ReplyCancel

  • Definitely need this advice today. My desk is a culmination of my art shop, PhD study and mailing supplies. Everything is here at the moment. Going to give this a try today and see how I go! :) ReplyCancel

  • JessB

    Eep, how did you know I have piles of paperwork all over the house?! I actually want to sell my desk, which I don’t use that often any more (because it’s covered with stuff), so I simply have to get rid of all of the things.

    I’m already imaging what I can do with that space, so that is spurring me on.ReplyCancel

  • […] because of what I do, but also because it was around the same time as our paperwork challenge and ‘Four Steps To A Clear Desk’ article on The Organised Housewife’s blog. […]ReplyCancel

  • Marie T Chandler

    This is great motivation. I do like to tidy my desk – to clear my brain and my desk. I like scanning any of those papers that I want to keep but am not sure why, then they are digital and can be filed away till I need them. I also found old gift boxes and tupperware are brilliant for storing the extra pens and stationery in my desk drawer – it can make it bright as well as organised! My husband has even caught the declutter bug since I have been dropping hints from your site Helen – thank you! :-) ReplyCancel

  • […] to thank the beautiful Helen from Clutter Rescue for the introduction to Peter Walsh! Love this photo of […]ReplyCancel

Keeping Photos Organised

Click Love Grow’s Photography Course for Women is here! read more details here  This is a guest post from Louise from Click Love Grow What do you do with your images after you take them? Do you have difficulty finding them once they’re uploaded to your computer? Do you feel overwhelmed when it comes to […]

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  • Rebecca Lockwood

    Hi, are you able to help with info on keeping photos in an organised matter on Apple Mac’s iPhoto program? On our old computer we used to have our photos saved by date in folders, but when we transferred them over to Mac it jumbled them up everywhere and now I can’t save/store/organise them in the same way.ReplyCancel

    • Angela Woodall

      I have been using iPhoto for a few years for our photo storage and love it. I probably (no, I know) I don’t use it to it’s full potential, but it is easy to navigate around. You should have several options – on your left menu bar you will have library options where you can browse through events which you can create yourself or iPhoto automatically creates on each import (creates one for each day/import). You can also look through all the photos here. Next you have Recents where you can search by dates and go back to last import, 12 months or your entire library. What I like is the next option – Albums. You can create as many albums as you like and call them whatever works for you. Simply click on File at the top and it gives you many options. Albums are in here. Then you just select and drag/copy into your folders and you can select as many photos as you want at once. It will copy them and keep the original in your library though, so be careful if you choose to delete from an album as it may delete the original as well. If your Mac has jumbled them up then just start with creating your own albums or events first and drag them into it. Do bits at a time. Good luck.ReplyCancel

      • I really need to use your tips here Angela and organise my photos a lot better in iPhoto too, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

      • Rebecca Lockwood

        Thanks Angela & Claire, yep, all my photos are jumbled, so I’ll try tagging faces and also sorting them into albums. I think I just need to get my head around how iPhoto stores it differently. Thanks again.ReplyCancel

    • Claire B

      I also tag everyone’s faces in there so then if I’m looking to do a photo book or something special for someone I can quickly and easily look under FACES and it shows all the photos of them. It was great when my Dad passed away and my mother-in-law as I was putting photobooks of each of them with my girls together and I was able to just go into those folders.ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    Is there any way of sharing where those beautiful photo albums came from (top of the page; green purple and black and white)?ReplyCancel

    • Louise Glendon

      Hi Bec, they’re gorgeous aren’t they! I bought them from Michael’s when we were living in the US. Its similar to Spotlight in Aus.
      http://www.michaels.com/ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Myszka

    Hi, do you have any idea’s on what would be a good second hand camera to start with. I would love to take the Love Glows photography course or one similar.ReplyCancel

  • Julie C

    Is there a way to back up photos and how to do it???
    I’d hate for my stuff to get stolen ( computer) or fritz out and lose all my pics.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Julie you could save all your photo’s to an external hardrive or a cloud system like dropboxReplyCancel

How I organise all my favourite recipes

I LOVE to cook and bake for my family, there isn’t a week that goes by that I haven’t baked something delicious for afternoon tea or for their school lunchboxes.  I LOVE cookbooks, I honestly don’t need anymore than what I have, but a new one is always a welcome gift! However, I am trying […]

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  • Angela Woodall

    I also have a binder for all my recipes I come across or have been handed down to me. It’s bursting at the seams so this is a great idea to split between two as I’ve been wondering how to go about resorting them. I do find, however, that the 4 ring binders work better as the sleeves just don’t seem to stand nicely in a 2 ring binder. I also did one for mum several years ago as a gift, retyping all her old recipes and adding in some of mine she liked. I made up some cool dividers and designed a front cover to slip in the plastic. She also has her old handwritten book back to keep for prosperity as there are a lot of old recipes handed down to her in it too.ReplyCancel

  • Leesa Watt

    now when are you publishing that cook bookReplyCancel

  • Jo

    Hi Kat – Love this idea and particularly how pretty it is! I have a hodge-podge of handwritten, magazine and printed recipes but would love to get them all organised and reprinted… which sparks a random question – your stuff is always colourful and you obviously make and print your own labels and a million other things – do you have a recommendation for a good printer for home? We don’t have one at present and when we did I was horrified at how much ink cost and how often I had to order new ink (which I could only do online and then wait ages for it to arrive). Any suggestions on economical ways to set up a home printer situation? Do you find your kids print homework related stuff on it as well or do they do that at school? Just interested to know what works for you.
    Thanks, and thanks for the site. With a 21 month old boy and another (over)due any day this site helps me keep pottering away at a calm and ordered home life.
    JoReplyCancel

  • Chloe

    Hi Kat I purchased this download a week ago and finally got the binders. I can’t wait to start filling it up. Do you have a special way of getting the spine in? I managed to slip it in, in one folder but can’t seem to get it in the other. It’s driving me insane! Haha.ReplyCancel

Organise your diary, planner or calendar

Please note:  My shop is now working for new users and orders only, I am working on reinstalling all previous users/orders, I thank you so very much for your patience! Let’s start the new year off organised right from the very start.  The perfect way to do that is to organise your diary, to ensure […]

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  • My favourite part of a new year – pulling out my new diary and getting to work! Something about a paper diary really makes my heart sing! :) ReplyCancel

    • Karen Anton

      Kez. I think you need to change your user name! Sounding very prepared to me!!ReplyCancel

      • Hahaha I try to be…my blog is called “awesomely unprepared” because despite my efforts to be awesome, I’m not ever really ready for what life throws at me haha.ReplyCancel

  • I have printed mine out and filled in all of January so far :-) ReplyCancel

  • Fiona 'Fi' Keller

    I am loving the new planner! I have printed out til April and filled in as much as I can and I take it everywhere :D The only part about it I don’t like is the size. I would love it if the planner could be in an A5 size. Then it would be small enough to fit in my handbag and easier to carry around :D ReplyCancel

2014 Daily Planner

The 2014 Daily Planner is now available! The 2014 Daily Planner will help you with your time management, keep track of your goals and upcoming appointments.  It includes a monthly meal planning page along with a month at a glance page where you can add in birthday’s and upcoming events. This year I have changed […]

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5 Simple Tools to Declutter your home finances

This post is sponsored by BPAY View I love how today’s technology is constantly changing, some find it hard to keep up, but I like that some businesses and organisations are trying to run paper free.  Our school only sends correspondence through email, the kids don’t bring home any paper notes and many businesses are […]

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  • Miss Maudy

    I’ve been doing that for years with all my utilities bills (gas, electricity, phone, water rates) and it works a treat. I do still get the odd bill, particularly over winter when gas use is higher and the dryer gets a workout, but it’s much easier to find $100 than $600 when the bill comes in. I have another account (we call it the slush fund, lol) for big bills that I can’t bpay fortnightly, such as car registration, house and car insurance, and for our regular direct debits that I pay money into each fortnight (also, the child care tax rebate goes in there as well). We used to have three lots of car rego, one lot of car insurance, two kids birthdays *and* Christmas in the month before Christmas, swiftly followed by two more birthdays and rates and back to school in the following month. It was a nasty time financially – but now, the slush fun looks after all the bills for us.ReplyCancel

  • […] “pinch me” moment for the popular parenting blogger, she was asked to present her top finance organisation tips to some of Australia’s most influential journalists from titles including Shop Til You Drop, […]ReplyCancel

  • Fan

    Hiya, I LOVE BPay View. I schedule to pay my bills just before they are due out of our special bills account. I never forget a bill that is with BPay View!

    ps Kat this post has a few errors – grammatical mostly. e.g. ‘would of’ is really ‘would’ve’ which is actually ‘would have’….and “one of the biggest mistakes to savvy spending and saving.” I think you mean the opposite…. one of the biggest mistakes leading to over spending and not saving!ReplyCancel

  • Jo

    I find my excel spread the best for this, it has been set up with all the fortnightly costs (most don’t change such as food, car load, mortgage, petrol, telephone and mobiles etcc..). As for all the utilities, I have set up an arrangement to pay them fortnightly throughout the year. This means no big bills throughout the year. I know how much goes into savings and how much left for enjoyment. The only large bills to manage each year is the health insurances and house/car/content insurances.ReplyCancel

  • Monique Pollock

    YNAB is a great budgeting tool, it puts you two months in advance so that in november you are using your income from september towards your expenses, this builds up a buffer. I love it, best money spent.ReplyCancel

  • Madonna Stephens

    I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BPAY VIEW!!! I’ve been using budget tracker in Suncorp and have been pretty on top of our bills but WOW I just registerered all our available billers! Thanks Katrina! Looks REALLY useful!ReplyCancel

  • […] is approaching, it’s time to start getting all receipts in order.  You can read further how I keep my receipts organised and 5 simple tools to declutter home finances, my bill organiser plays a major role in keeping […]ReplyCancel

{The Stay At Home Mum Sanity Guide} Family Household Budget

Read all posts from ‘The Stay at Home Mum Sanity Guide’ series I would really love you to leave your comments about this post below, to share your ideas and tips as we all run our families and household differently and your tip may make a difference to another mum Follow along on Facebook and […]

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  • Elizabeth36

    Wonderful series, Kat – thank you. I’m a work at home Mum, but feel I’m living your posts from trying to run the household to cleaning smelly toilets. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and wisdom. You’ve just reminded me to look at that budget this week and check on the bank.ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Wizz

    Being on a Pension there is never enough money to buy the simplest things or luxuries!! Love the article, Great Work!!ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    Great Subject – Kat you should already mention to have a cup of coffee when your doing the budget hahaha :) My husband used to do all the bills and keeping track of them until he kept saying I’m spending lots here and there which naturally got me off guard and arguments started. On our excel sheet and couldn’t understand it, I started looking around and created a new one which gave me all the information that I needed and I soon realised that the spending of money started in the house & kitchen ie: meal planning. Once I started meal planning & using what was in the pantry I realised my food shopping was decreasing. As a SAHM we are the ones that control what goes on in the house and where the money goes, plus I don’t feel like I’m in Groundhog Day of toddler, nappies, food, cleaning etc. Now we are a happy household and we know exactly where all our money is going :) ReplyCancel

  • Renlish

    Thanks for this! I’m not a SAHM or even an M, but I’ve recently started working at a new place that involves a 25k paycut and I’m still spending money like I’m earning a wage which includes that 25k. Been needing a budgeting tool for a while and this looks fabulous. I know as a serial hobby-ist, I spend way too much on stuff that I want as opposed to need. Foolish but it’s easy to get used to when you have the extra dollars.ReplyCancel

  • Trina

    Awesome, i will be becoming a SAHM again as of november with the impending birth of your 2nd sweet baby. Trying to get my head around things again for this has been interesting. Great timing!!ReplyCancel

  • Rowena

    Thanks. This is so helpful. It is a struggle sometimes adjusting to one income and to go backwards.ReplyCancel

  • Amie McIlroy

    We recently sat down and redid our budget (after not looking at it for a year!) and we got a huge shock. We really needed to tighten our belts and get a hold of that spending. Things are settling now we have the budget but the urge to splurge still crops up here and there, but having the budget makes you stop and think.ReplyCancel

  • [...] Throughout the week I empty the receipts from my purse into my receipts bin, each week I add these receipts to the ‘actual spending’ tab in our household budget [...]ReplyCancel

  • [...] week I have shared posts about budgeting, organising your bills and receipts and today I wanted to share with you about saving money and not [...]ReplyCancel

  • Anne At Home

    Hi Katrina, I am loving this series! I am really interested in your budget spreadsheets: I note that they are Excel but you say won’t work with Mac numbers – will they work on a Mac running Microsoft Excel? All other Excel programs seem to work fine for me. Thanks in advanceReplyCancel

  • [...] love a good budget, this one is very [...]ReplyCancel

  • […] After I come home from a day of shopping I take all my receipts out of the shopping bags and file them into my receipts box.  Every few weeks (weekly would be preferable, but sometimes time gets away from me), we go through our receipts and enter our spending into our budget. […]ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I bought this but the spread sheet is locked for editing and excel wants a password to unlock it. Can anyone help as I cant use it!?!ReplyCancel

    • Ashleigh Louise Payne

      I am also having difficulty editing fields with “other” to say what I want them to.ReplyCancel

    • Ashleigh Louise Payne

      Hi Lisa. I found this problem only in the Actuals by Month sheet, but if I edited the same field in the Budget by Month sheet it changed both. This worked everywhere except the category headings. Hope this helps.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Rogers

    It’s a big decision for some to stay at home. But for me, it’s dropped on me because our company will close our office and transfer to another country. Sigh.ReplyCancel

  • Phillippa van de Steeg

    Great to see that you’ve created a system to help us all keep track of our in comings and outgoings. I always say that you can’t take care of what you’re not paying attention to, and this will help people pay attention to their own situations :) ReplyCancel

Confession time…

I shared this image on instagram and facebook earlier today With the following caption:   I have a confession, I tried really hard to stay caffeine free, but I just can’t go without my morning coffee. I am however really proud I haven’t had any soft drink particularly coke for 10 weeks now!! What’s one thing you […]

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  • Veronica

    Well done Kat on your weight loss, I’m glad you’re feeling so much happier and healthier. 15kg is alot of weight, that’s awesome. I know you’re not a dietician and your primary focus is on organising homes but I know I for one struggle with my weight despite having healthy meals and planning the weekly meals and as a working mum I have very little to no time to exercise on a regular basis. I’d love for you to share some of the tips that have helped you lose so much weight so far. Congrats again.ReplyCancel

  • laura

    where did you buy that mug? I love it!!!! good work on the no coke for 10 weeksReplyCancel

    • Hi Laura, I have listed the stockists in the post. Thank you, I couldn’t imagine trying it again anytime soon, water, juice and coffee is enough for me now.ReplyCancel

      • laura

        before i read your reply and where the chevron mug was purchased from, I bought the same one from my local woolworths!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lady Dorothy

    Congratulations on the weight loss! I personally know how hard this is to do. Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • Corrie Pierce

    Congrats on the weight loss and thanks for sharing that with us. Sometimes we don’t see a need for change until it hits us in the face, usually by something negative. Good on you for embracing and doing something for you :) You should be really proud of yourself and what you have achieved! I’m a massive fan of your site and I subscribe to everything you have!!! xxReplyCancel

    • thanks Corrie. Yes it was my Dr giving me a reality check, but seeing the video really emphasised how much I really needed to change. So pleased your enjoying the blog, hope you like the new series starting soonReplyCancel

  • Kirsty

    Well done Kat, that’s awesome. One thing I have learnt over the years, is that weight loss is a journey, not just a destination. Keep up the awesome job you are doing!ReplyCancel

    • that’s truly right Kirsty, I am having a lot of fun on my journey too. Thank you xxReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    Fantastic Job Kat…you’ve made changes and you have stuck with them. I too have tried to go caffeine free. I lasted about 6 weeks, but it was the morning cuppa that got me undone. I would wake up and my first thoughts would be about it, it’s my little ritual in the morning before the chaos of getting kids off to school and going to work. Kat with everything you have done- you are certainly allowed to have it (but not the guilt that goes with it). You are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    My morning coffee was a real ritual too, but I’ve replaced it with a good chai – seems to give me the same milky sensation without the caffeine. Congratulations on your hard work. I’ve just started the journey and have a long way to go. ReplyCancel

  • Mel Hince

    Hehe I have my morning cuppa in the same mug :) Definitely can’t do without a good coffee! Well done for how far you’ve come. I reckon if you’re still under your calories for the day, enjoy it, savour it.ReplyCancel

Follow my blog with 3 easy alternatives than Google Reader

I really have left this to the very last-minute to post about… sorry, but as of midnight tonight Google Reader will be shutting down.  For those that follow my blog through google reader you will need to find an alternative. If you have no clue what I am talking about please keep reading as I […]

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  • Leesa Watt

    oh I love the feedly – I needed somewhere to store my fave blogsReplyCancel

    • I love feedly too, there is one or two services that I hope they attach to the mobile version for it to be perfect!!ReplyCancel

How Getting Organised Can Save You Money

This is a guest post by Prerna, from The Mom Writes  One of the most common reasons, folks, like you and me, put organising projects on the back-burner is because it’s considered expensive. You know, buying containers, getting labels, installing organisers and more. However, what if I told you that getting organised can actually save you […]

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  • This is all so true. Such wonderful advice. My husband and I felt like we were struggling on just a single income (I’m a SAHM). We would feel ‘poor’ (we are actually very fortunate people but we had trouble paying all the bills plus the mortgage) all the time and it even caused stress between us! After some counselling we decided we needed to budget better. It was very empowering for me to organise the family budget and now we have so much more to spend – nothing goes missing! We’ve found money we didn’t know we had. I do it fortnightly, to allow for unexpected expenses – takes me a few minutes (once you get a system it is quick and easy). It’s a game changer! We’re slowly getting more organised in the other areas of our lives as a result :) ReplyCancel

    • We budget as well and I completely agree after doing a budget really helps work out how the money should be spent. Before we budget we also look at what we spend our money on and how we can save in that area.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    Budgeting does help with feeling in control of your life. I highly recommend You Need A Budget (ynab.com) for a great philosophy to change the way you work with money and it has great support tools for those scared of budgeting :) ReplyCancel

  • naomi

    being organised and knowing where things are saves money and hassle. i have 3 cans of waterproofing spray for shoes at home… because i couldn’t find them/didn’t have a place for them so then brought more when i couldnt find them!ReplyCancel