Sunday, 23 June 2013

My Quick Tips for Cooking, Cleaning and Interior Design

 As a mum you are on the go from the moment you wake up to the moment the children are asleep. Trying to fit a cup of tea into the day is hard enough.  I have come across some great advice and tips about the everyday things we do.  Cooking, cleaning and making your house look pretty and I would like to share them with you.

 A great tip for cleaning the microwave is easy and most importantly Eco-friendly. You will need a lemon. All you have to do is half one or two lemons then squeeze the juice into a microwavable bowl, pop the bowl into the microwave and cook for 4 minutes.  Then leave the door closed for 10 minutes extra to let the lemon steam do its magic.  Next wipe the microwave and you have a lovely clean appliance.

 If you are like me you will love nice smells around your house its the only good bit about cleaning although my other half thinks I love it all.  When I hoovered my Grandmas dining room a few months ago I kept getting a lovely smell and thought ' it can't be the hoover' well it was! You can buy vacuum refreshers in supermarkets and online or if you want to do it yourself add a few drops off essential oil to a couple of cotton ball and place in your hoover and that would last a week or two.

 I am not sure how my grandma was able to have a different homemade meal on the table at 5:30 everyday from when she first lived with my Grandad until now.  Especially when she had 3 young children.  I have to admit fish fingers and tinned spaghetti is used regular at my house.  However when I do cook homemade it has to be quick and easy as cooking is like I am on a cooking show racing a timer.  However in my case its unknown when the time runs out!  I always use frozen vegetables as they don't get wasted unlike fresh and they don't taste much different.  Another tip I would recommend is use a slow cooker as they are ideal for many families.  In the morning place all ingredients in and heat. 6 - 8 hours later you have a meal ready and smelling great.

  I can't wait to start doing little interior design projects for my home.  I absolutely love homemade items in homes.  You can jazz up every room with little things such as making bunting out of material.  My mum actually made a crocheted bunting for Annabelles room.  Your home has to be a relaxing atmosphere and lighting plays a huge part so choosing the correct bulb is important.  I prefer a small watt that is energy efficient of course.

*This is a sponsored post - all tips are my own


  1. In summer the days are longer, the messes are bigger and I can use all the time-savers in the world! We always do the dishes before we go to bed.

  2. I want to add a tip taht I do. Take 1 minute a day and look through your fridge. Throw away anything that is expired or that you know will not get eaten so that those leftovers do not start to grow legs!


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