I love the depth and interest that secondhand items bring to my home. I also enjoy the process of finding those items but I know that for some people the prospect of rummaging through secondhand stores, garage sales and market stalls can be pretty overwhelming. Those places are crammed full of stuff. Where do you start? Here are 3 tips to help get you started. Continue reading “Hints for shopping a secondhand style”
My five-week summer/Christmas holiday is nearly over so I thought I’d do a quick summary of what I did with all that time. Spoiler alert – I totally smashed my to-do list, like, out-of-the-park! Continue reading “What I did during the holidays”
A colleague of mine said to me, “I couldn’t do that whole frugal thing. I’d feel like I was poor.” To me it has the opposite effect. It makes feel rich. Here’s why. Continue reading “How it feels to be frugal”
The last few days in my home have been spent turning things destined for the rubbish into something useful. Here’s what I’ve been up to. Continue reading “From useless to useful”
I like to reuse old food jars but I like them to look pretty. Sometimes those pesky labels just want to ‘stick around’ so here’s how I get rid of them using peanut butter. Continue reading “How to remove stubborn labels from jars”
This is a quick and easy project which should take about 10 minutes. Continue reading “iPad stand from a DVD case”
I wanted to renovate my space so that it would lovingly house my things. Things that I had collected over the years from secondhand shops, garage sales and markets. At the same time, I still needed the space to do its job – provide a functional kitchen, a designated dining area and a relaxing living room. Time for a renovation project.
Continue reading “A new space for old things”