My Process on How to Do Multiple De-Clutters a Month

As someone with a maximilist decor style, a penchant for shopping, and an ever-increasing list of hobbies, clutter has become my greatest enemy and the thing that never leaves my side. Nevertheless, I am determined to beat it, so this is one battle that shall go on until the end of time – or, until I figure out how to FINALLY get on top of it, I guess.

I have already shared posts about my multiple monthly de-clutters and the new ideas I get on how to organise so many items within a small space, but I’ve never really talked about how it is that I am able to do so many de-clutters within one month. I actually have a system that practically ensures that every time I decide to do a de-clutter, I will come out with at least one entire bag full of items to give away.

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Usually, it’s 3-4 bags, which means I am making multiple stops to the charity stores every month (that often leads to shopping – especially since some places give you a discount if you donate – so that only continues the cycle 😂). Do keep in mind that this process won’t work for everyone.

I live in a tiny unit and go shopping multiple times a week, so de-cluttering is a NECESSITY, as is the very first step of this post. If you don’t live in a place with limited storage, this exercise may not work for you, but I recommend reading it just in case 😉Anyway, my four-step process to de-cluttering is as followed:

PUT ITEMS INTO STORAGE

As I’ve said a million times by now, I live in a very small space; a tiny two bedroom unit that I share with my boyfriend (he owns, like, TWO things though as he is a minimalist, so his belongings don’t really factor in here). As a kid I lived in a house that had a dining room that is bigger than the ENTIRE PLACE we live in now! It’s small – which means that I can’t have everything out on display.Read More »

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3 DIY Googly Eye Accessories to Wear this Halloween!

I’m going to be honest with you all and say that Halloween is far from my favourite holiday. In fact, it’s probably my least favourite holiday 😅 (Despite having a fun Halloween-themed Pinterest board that’s filled with many projects and recipes that I honestly adore!)

Still, each year I try to encourage myself to create at least ONE Halloween-inspired project since I know many of you love this time of year, so don’t say I never do anything for you 😉

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These projects are actually ones that I genuinely love and plan on keeping, which I’m sure won’t be of any surprise to my regular readers as it is well known that I am obsessed with making accessories out of EVERYTHING! 🙌

Today’s post is even more fun-filled than most of my DIY projects as I am going to show you how to make THREE different googly eye accessories! These are all super easy to make, and are the perfect solution if you’re going to a party where dressing up is mandatorybut you do NOT feel like wearing an entire costume 😂

Keep on reading to find out how YOU can make a googly eye charm bracelet, pair of earrings, and/or some collar clips that will make people feel like they’re being watched all night long! 👀Read More »

Silicon Moulds 101: How to Effectively Organise, Use, and Clean Your Collection

Oh silicon moulds, how you have improved my life so ☺️ Something I have learnt in the last few years is that good tools and materials make all the difference when it comes to creating!

I’ve already shared some of my favourite tools to use when playing around with fondant, but today’s post is going to focus on one item – silicon moulds – and the best ways to utilise them in the kitchen AND the craft room 😯

I’ve only been creating seriously for a few years, but I’ve already accumulated quite a collection of silicon moulds in that time. My collection consists of ice cube moulds, chocolate moulds, fondant moulds, and more.

It doesn’t really matter what kind of moulds they’re advertised as; if they’re made of silicon, you can use them for almost anything!

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This post will feature ideas on how to best organise your collection (which can be quite difficult if they’re all different sizes, like mine), the many ways which you can use each mould, AND how to clean even the most intricate designs with all those hard-to-get places. I hope this post helps someone out there, because I know that I could have used a post like this when I first begun my silicon mould journey!

LESSON 1: ORGANISATION

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