Do I need a cleaner?

Do I need a cleaner ? I ask this question of myself regularly. Well yes I do really. My house is messy , a bit…

2 top tips for Spring Cleaning

It’s nearly Spring. Are you thinking eggs, and Easter, ducklings and daisies? Am I? Well I wish I was. Instead rather sadly  I’m thinking about…

Ways to be happy: clearing your clutter

As regular readers will know we are currently undertaking a home makeover on a budget hear at the family budgeting residence. As you would expect…

The Top 6 Ways To Keep Your Pet From Feeling Destructive

Guest post Destructive tendencies are a common problem faced by pet owners today. With busy jobs and long to-do lists, not all pet parents are home…

I struggle with housework, do you?

I really do struggle with housework. I want to pay a cleaner to come and do the house for me so I can put it…

Adding value to your home

As you may know if you are a regular reader of family budgeting we are in the middle of a home makeover on a  budget.…

How to choose the right Windows for you

I love windows of all shapes and sizes particularly round ones, sash one and stained glass ones. Now there is probably important architectural information about…

iPhone Apps to Manage Home Chores

Guest post In today’s busy world anything that can help you run your household more efficiently as well as more smoothly should be examined. Those…

Home Makeover on a Budget: The Lounge (part 4) Completed!

Sponsored by Achica Oh hurray we have finally finished  our lounge makeover and I have to say I am delighted with it. If you would…

Home Makeover on a Budget: The Lounge (Part 3)

Our lounge makeover is sponsored by Achica In case you missed the previous installments here they are… Home makeover on a budget – Week 1…

Home Makeover on a Budget …The Perfect Rug

There was a Dunelm Mill store near where I used to work and I would go there every lunch time,  grab a coffee in the…

Thoughts of a Bedroom Makeover

My thoughts keep straying to my bedroom and the state it’s in. It gets me down. I’d love to be able to relax in there,…

Home Makeover on a Budget: The Lounge (Part 2)

So in part one of my budget lounge makeover I showed how dingy and cluttered and rather unloved it was looking. I didn’t really know where…

Home Makeover on a Budget: Comfy and Tidy

Key themes for my home makeover have got to be defined so I can keep focused and know what I am after. When I think of…

Home Makeover on a Budget: The Lounge (Part 1)

Sponsored by Achica As you probably know I have 2 kids aged 5 and 8 and we both work from home in a smallish 3…

Space saving solutions in small family homes

I am thinking a lot about revamping our house at the moment and I have an exciting project to tell you about very soon. We…