All posts tagged: cleaning

Right at the centre of the battle

It’s official, I’m moving at last. My future flat is now empty and being readied for my arrival, and my current flat is… a mess. I have been feeling like I wasn’t making any dent at all my stuff, like I wanted to get rid of many things but didn’t manage to and it seems finally yesterday I started seeing some change. For the last month or so, I’ve given away a few more books, DVDs and other stuff. I’m now looking at appliances I can recycle, or give to charity. I’m being ruthless in everything I’m discarding. Old presents, toys, electronics, everything must go. Some are good to be given away, others are as well, but have a layer of grease from being stored in the wrong place for two years (the kitchen, on top of the cupboards), but that’s what happens when you don’t have enough space. I almost threw away my bright pink GameBoy, but I didn’t (not only it was a present from someone I cared about back then, but it’s …

A Pinterest experiment – make up brushes

You have probably heard me talk about Pinterest quite a bit. A lot of my inspiration comes from there. It’s a great place to browse ideas for DIY, outfits, recipes, or even knitting and similar. Many of the projects there require skills that I would normally not possess, but that doesn’t deter me from trying. I‘ve tried a few tips I’ve found on Pinterest. For example, I practised with my mum on how to make a candle out of a clementine once, I made a Harry Potter wand for a friend, I got inspiration to make a dream catcher (you can see mine here), I made candles in a cup from this example, and even attempted a bauble Christmas tree at a friend’s flat once. It didn’t look like the one on that link, I’m afraid. I probably learnt how to crochet and knit thanks to Pinterest too. If you know anything about it, then you’ll also know the Pinterest fails. Those are basically when people see amazing stuff on Pinterest, attempt to replicate it, …