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Borrowing and lending baby stuff- top tips

As discussed here, I’m a big fan of borrowing and lending baby stuff. It makes complete sense, especially if you are short on storage space. Over time, we have done very well out of it. However, since attempting to retrieve all our baby stuff (in preparation for baby number 2 who has now arrived!), and having had some difficulty I have compiled these borrowing and … Continue reading Borrowing and lending baby stuff- top tips

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What a mess, Auntie Phyllis! (how to declutter your kid’s toys)

Some of our family came to visit the other day. Our 3 year old nephew walked straight into the lounge and exclaimed loudly and squeakily “What a mess, Auntie Phyllis!”. I have to admit, he had a point. He’s wise beyond his years that boy. I embarrassedly shooed him out onto the balcony where I discovered various shards of plastic toys, that my darling Phillip … Continue reading What a mess, Auntie Phyllis! (how to declutter your kid’s toys)

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Nesting

I have started “nesting”. When I say nesting, I think I actually mean panicking. I have been thinking about the reality of, not only sleeping in a room with a new baby, but storing a lot of their stuff in our already full to the brim bedroom too, as we don’t have a spare bedroom like we did the first time round. This panic coincided … Continue reading Nesting

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Making a small space look bigger

Feeling like your living space is not cramped is important and there are different ways of achieving this. One of the main ways to make a place seem more spacious, is to let in as much light as possible.  Ideally windows should be clean (!) and not obstructed. How you dress your windows will contribute to this also. Using light curtains (light in colour as well as material) … Continue reading Making a small space look bigger