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Home office

How to turn your office space into a home away from home

If you’re spending more hours in the office than out of it, you might as well make it comfortable and an enjoyable place to spend your time. Whether that’s your working-from-home office or your small business office, it IS possible to create a homely feeling while you work…

Caravan

3 Ways to create a distraction-free home office in your garden

How have you found working from home? Have you actually enjoyed it? Have you got more work done? Would you like to continue living the laptop lifestyle? If you’ve become a fan of WFH maybe now’s the time to commit & create a home office for yourself…

Bedroom

How to DIY a matching pair of bedside tables from an old chest of drawers

When I needed a pair of bedside tables but couldn’t find the mid-century modern style I wanted in the shops, I decided to make some myself. A small chest of drawers and some mid-century style screw-in legs from an old planter were all the materials I needed to create my minimalist beside units.

Side Hustle Business

Checklist of things to consider when setting up a small independent business

It can be an exciting time when you’re starting up a small, independent business however, there are certain things you’ll need to consider from the off, such as paperwork, finance and operating factors. Here’s a handy list of the things you should look at when you set up your own business…

DIY

My home office makeover – How to DIY a wall-to-wall desk

All good bank holiday weekends should be spent DIYing, right? The project I had earmarked for the May bank holiday has been long overdue and I can’t believe it’s finally happened! Here’s how I DIYed a wall-to-wall desk for my home office…

Blogging

Freelancers: How to get the support you need when working from home

Many people – freelance or otherwise – are choosing to work from home if they can. While this may minimise the impact on our physical health, our mental health could suffer – so it’s important to know how to get the support you need if you’re staying in…

Thrifty gifts

My epic search to find the best face masks for glasses wearers

Seeing as we’ve had nearly a year of mask-wearing, you’d think I would’ve already settled on a favourite face mask to suit my needs. But, as a glasses wearer, I’ve found it tough to fight the fog! Here’s what I’ve tried & some solutions for spectacles…

Bedroom

5 Ways to make the most of a small bedroom

If you have a small bedroom and feel like you need more space, here are five ways that you can easily and cheaply make the most of the room you have so that it feels more spacious…

Personal development

Why down days can sometimes be a good thing

Nobody wants to take time off from life. There’s so much to get done. But having the odd “down day” here and there can be tremendously beneficial. Here’s why…

HOME DIY

How to save a significant sum when building a home extension

Expanding your home can cost you a hefty slice of your savings, for sure. But does building a home extension always have to be a pricey endeavour? Well, it’s never exactly going to be cheap, but there are some thrifty tips you can put into action, to save a significant sum nonetheless…

WELLBEING

Using tech to boost your wellness from your very own home

Traditionally, most things associated with building better health and wellbeing have been outside of the home. You go to your doctor’s office to get treatment, or to the studio to do yoga. Here’s how to boost your wellness from the convenience of your own home…

Home buying

Buying a house? Learn how to avoid a money pit!

When you’re searching for a new home and are putting your hard-earned savings into the property, how can you be sure it’s a good investment? Here are some ways to avoid buying a money pit…

DIY

Three types of home improvements that’ll add extra space

If you’re considering moving house this year, perhaps there’s another option? If you’re solely planning to move in order to gain more space, perhaps one of home improvement projects will help you to improve your square-footage AND add value to your property…

WELLBEING

Budget-friendly ice baths: creating your DIY cold exposure sanctuary at home

As cold therapy gains mainstream popularity for its wide-ranging health and wellness benefits, more
people are looking to incorporate ice baths into their routines. However, commercial ice bath offerings can be prohibitively expensive for most. Thankfully, with some simple guidance, you can create your own affordable ice bath oasis at home…

Personal development

Rewarding career suggestions for people that want to help others

For some of us having a job just isn’t enough. What we want is a career that is meaningful to use, and often the best way to do this is to find a job where we can make a difference, and genuinely help others. The good news is many possible careers fit these criteria. Just keep reading to find some of the best options and what they entail below…

Home buying

4 Hidden costs to consider when buying a house

Even though it might appear to make sense to buy rather than rent, to move to an area where property is cheaper or to downsize to save money on your mortgage, there may be some hidden costs you should consider before buying a house – is the move worth it?

STYLE ON A SHOESTRING

Sunshine & style: How to rework your wardrobe for the new season

Summer style is synonymous with lightness, comfort and trends that can handle the heat while delivering lovely, fresh looks. In this guide, I’ll explore how to make the most of your existing wardrobe to get it ready for the sunny season…

Living Spaces

3 Reasons to embrace minimalism when you want to save money

If you’re considering reducing your possessions and embracing a minimalist lifestyle, there are many benefits – including saving money every day. Here are 3 reasons to consider letting go of some of your belongings if you’re moving house or want to cut costs.

My Thrifty Life

Inspiration for living a lovely life on a budget If you want to save some cash for the important things in life, or need to

Bedroom

4 Sleep tactics to minimise disturbances and help you snooze more soundly

Sleep is something we all need but that some of us find difficult to achieve. Aside from lifestyle elements that might keep you awake – children, work patterns, caffeine – there are other important factors that can have an impact on your ability to sleep soundly. Here are some tactics to tackle those disturbances…

Home buying

How to downsize your home to save money on bills

Downsizing might not be an option for all of us to save money on our bills but, if you’re living in a property that’s bigger than you need, you may want to investigate the option of moving house and cutting your costs at the same time. Here are some things to consider…

DIY

5 Amazing upcycles by inspirational interior Instagrammers

If you’re tackling a home revamp this year, why not consider shopping secondhand for your furniture? It’s certainly a great way to save money and lets you put your own stamp on your interior by creating something completely unique to you. Take inspiration from these talented interior Instagrammers and their 5 amazing upcycles…

Money Saving Tips

4 Simple ways to live a more frugal lifestyle this year

Many of us are feeling the pinch this year, with outgoings increasing and sometimes not quite enough money coming in. So, how do you make savings without giving up the things you need? Here are a few ideas to dramatically cut your costs and still enjoy your home and lifestyle…

Bedroom

3 Hottest wallpaper patterns to try & how to do it your own way

Wallpaper is one of the easiest ways to bring a whole new look to your interior. Just a roll or two can make all the difference with a feature wall that brings impact and colour. Here are three of the hottest trends, and different ways to make them work in your home…

Money Saving Tips

4 Pain-free ways to cut the cost of your monthly bills

Many budgeting articles will advise you to give up lots of your favourite things if you want to save money. However, it IS possible to reduce your monthly costs without missing out on the essentials for a happy life – here are some pain-free ways to make savings on your bills…

MONEY MANAGEMENT

How to make extra money from doing the hobbies you love

If you want to find a little more money to cope with the cost-of-living crisis, why not look to your hobbies to find a way of earning more while still doing the things you enjoy? Here are three ideas to get you started…

Bathroom

Plumbing bills draining you? Proven ways to save big on fixes

If you cringe every time a plumber’s van pulls up, this blog post is for you because saving money on plumbing doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. Let’s dive into practical tips, smart DIY moves, and strategies for finding the right plumber – all designed to keep more cash in your pocket…

Living Spaces

10 Things to consider before installing a cosy fireplace

There’s nothing more festive than a real log fire burning in the grate of a fireplace. However, many homes have had their fireplaces removed over the years and no longer have that cosy Christmassy feel. So, if you fancy reinstating your fireplace this winter, here are some facts to consider…

HOME DIY

How to heat your home well this winter with these energy-saving tips

You may think that going without heating for as long as you can is a money-saving solution to the cost-of-living crisis. However, the impact of a cold home on your health and on the property itself means you really should heat your home whenever you can. But that doesn’t mean spending a small fortune on energy. Here are some ideas to help you cut costs AND stay warm this winter…

Family

3 Unique Father’s Day gift ideas that aren’t socks!

With Father’s Day approaching it can be difficult to know what gift to get your dad, especially if he’s already received multiple pairs of ‘best dad’ socks over the years! Here are some unique gift ideas that you might not have considered before and that will give your dad a real treat..!

Money Saving Tips

7 Ways to cut the cost of running a vehicle for your freelance business

When you’re self-employed or running an independent business, there are so many things that you need to consider when forecasting and recording your expenses. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to cut down on the costs associated with the vehicle you use for work – here are some ideas…

HOME DIY

10 Things every home should have to improve your wellbeing

Your home is not just a roof over your head, it should also be a safe place and a sanctuary. It’s one of the main factors that affects your health both physically & psychologically so how can you create a cosy home that also improves your wellbeing?

Home buying

How to continue saving a deposit for your first home during the cost of living crisis

If you’ve been trying to save for your future home and now the cost of living crisis has hit, you might be thinking that it’s no longer possible to put aside any cash for your deposit – or for any other goal you have. But there ARE still ways that you can keep saving and organise your finances to make your homeowning dream a reality…

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