Get fresh fruit and vegetables at the farmers market

Get fresh fruit and vegetables at the farmers market

The weekend starts with a trip to the farmers market

The weather is still wonderful, although we can tell it’s getting warmer every day. This month will be the last outdoor farmers market for us in this region. While there’s an abundance of fruit and veg available in our supermarkets, locally grown produce is just so tasty!

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Clear Your Clutter Day 2018

Clear your clutter day

Make space this Clear Your Clutter Day

Tomorrow is “Clear Your Clutter Day 2018”! The founder of MoneyMagpie.com, Jasmine Birtles, set it up to help “live simpler, more clutter-free lives”. Tomorrow, get rid of what’s weighing you down and make space for the things you truly enjoy. You don’t where to start?

Grab a bag and start with one area. This could be a drawer, a shelf or your coffee table.

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Control the emails in your inbox

Control the emails in your inbox

How to become the master of your inbox again

Over the last months, we’ve been working with a corporate client. It’s so different from residential organising and yet there are so many similarities. Everyone wants to be more organised. Everyone wants to use their time better. Everyone wants to find what they are looking for when they need it. This isn’t surprising, is it?

For our corporate clients, the focus is often more electronic documents and files. This makes it for most individuals more challenging. Out of sight, out of mind. Still, the desire to declutter that overflowing inbox is just as great as of the fashionista client who wants to see what’s in her wardrobe. Today, we’re sharing our tricks to control the emails in your inbox.

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Do nothing this weekend

Do nothing this weekend

Nothing, nothing, nothing!

Weekends are so precious. If you’re working 5 days a week, 2 days off don’t seem like enough. There’s so much to do: catching up on sleep, long meals with your family, meeting friends for coffee, working out in the gym, going out for a lovely meal in the evening and more dreaded tasks like grocery shopping or laundry.

What we’ve done over the last 2 weekends was the opposite for us. We planned nothing. We did nothing.

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Cape Town’s water crisis

Cape Town’s water crisis

How the water crisis affects one family

The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, is all over the news. Over the last few weeks, “Day Zero” was mentioned more frequently. It’s the day when Cape Town would have to shut off most of its water systems. These are frightening news, especially for someone who like me lives in the desert. If this can happen in Cape Town, it can certainly hit my desert home! We’ve asked our beloved reader Heidi Maggot who lives with her family of 5 what it’s really like to live in Cape Town now.

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