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Benefits of Decluttering

I watched Marie Kondo’s Netflix show earlier this year and it taught me a lot of things. I found her decluttering strategy very convincing and she inspired me to carry on living a clutter-free life. Clutter does my head in. I like open spaces and I like my home free of clutter. Which is why I am forever decluttering and sending preloved items to other homes. I feel better when I give and if it isn’t bringing me joy then there is no need for it in my space.

Many people don’t like decluttering as they feel they will always have a need for their items, even though they haven’t touched it in years. Others just like the whole idea of having things everywhere. It makes them feel like they own things.

 

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Clutter does no good regardless of the idea behind it. Now I am not saying you should buy stuff only to get rid of them shortly after. What I am saying is holding on to items you don’t need won’t help you mentally or physically. There are so many benefits of decluttering, here are a few –

 

Having regularly decluttering sessions keeps your space clutter-free

The most obvious benefit is that it keeps your living space free of clutter. It opens up spaces you never knew you had and that alone is amazing.

 

It stops you from wasting money on items you don’t need

Having regular decluttering sessions will stop you from wasting money on items you have no use for. When you declutter your home, you have the opportunity to take a good look at what you have, which allows you decide on items you need and items you don’t need. That way you don’t make the mistake of repeating purchases you don’t need.

 

Decluttering makes space for what to come

When you give away items you don’t need, you make spaces for what you do need, and usually these things come in wonderful ways. Sometimes for you to manifest what you want in your experience, you have to get rid of what you don’t want or what no longer serves you.

 

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It helps you clean better

Once you declutter you will find it a lot easier to clean your spaces better as you would be able to reach them. Getting rid of the junk around you also gets rid of the dirt eventually.

 

I could go and on about the amazing benefits of decluttering. Since I started doing this regularly my life has changed for the better. I will be decluttering again just before Christmas. I have a few bags ready to go to charity and I am looking forward to getting rid of them.

How often do you declutter?

 

 

 

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Tips On Dealing With A Bad Boss

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We all go through periods in our life where we meet or work with people that we find difficult to get on with. You’re never going to impress or be friends with everyone, but it can be hard for you to manage to deal with someone that you don’t get on with. So here are some tips on dealing with a bad boss.

 

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Find The Reason Why They’re Unpleasant

There are some people that just enjoy being an unpleasant person, and if you find out that this is the case in terms of your boss, you may want to think about speaking to someone who could help tackle this or finding a new job. Learning from your past experiences is important, and you want to make sure that you avoid any future bad bosses during other points in your career. However, not every bad boss has the intention to be unpleasant.

There might be a reason as to why they treat you with distaste or have an attitude to anyone they deal with when it comes to the workplace. It’s a good idea for you to figure out what this might be because there might be a chance that you can work around this and help your bad boss becomes a good one. Of course, it’s not your responsibility to change this authoritative figure into someone who is nice to others, but if no one else is listening or doing anything about it, you can always attempt to sort out the problem yourself.

 

Don’t Let It Affect Your Mental Wellbeing

Your mental wellbeing and general health should always come first whether that’s in your work or in your personal one. When you’re dealing with someone who might constantly be picking you out to emotionally and verbally attack, or if they’re just putting you on edge, that’s not healthy. There should never be a time where you dread going into work. As much as we can rely on money to keep us going in life, that’s not the be-all and end all to living.

There are plenty of jobs available out there, and if you find that your mental health is taking a knock, it’s very important to put yourself first and either ask for it to change or leave. It’s good to fight your corner of course when it comes to possibly removing that person from the organization, but your health is certainly not worth sacrificing for some role that you can find elsewhere.

 

Speak To Someone

There may be a possibility where you can speak to someone, like the HR manager or a person within the business who has more overall authority than your boss. Any accusation of someone abusing their role or being a bully should always be flagged officially. If you ever find yourself in a vulnerable situation and where you’re not being supported by the company, you can always seek the help of employment solicitors. Never be afraid to speak up, no matter how little support you have. Voicing your concerns at least takes it from hearsay and rumours to something concrete and where action can be taken.

 

Identify The Triggers

With any boss, there’s going to be certain things that might rub them up the wrong way, and although you might not mean to do it, it happens. So think about all those scenarios where there’s been an unpleasant occasion and find out what the trigger was. If it’s something you couldn’t help, then it’s not up to you to try and fix it. Although, if there’s something that can be done or you have the opportunity to avoid it, then why not give it a go?

 

Act As The Leader

For some bosses, they might not be present at the most important times, and when there’s a lack of leadership in your team or for yourself, someone needs to take charge. If your position and other team allow it, having you as a back-up leader, might be just what you need. There might be times where your boss is trying to undermine you or question your decisions. In this case, you need to stand your ground and have confidence in yourself. Never let anyone make you feel unworthy of being in a role. Show them what you’re worth, and that could be what makes them turn into more of a pleasant leader.

 

Dealing with a bad boss is difficult, and it’s nothing you would want to wish on anyone else. So use these tips on dealing with a bad boss as best you can to improve the situation.

 

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Kitchen Lovers

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Christmas is around the corner and I am finally starting to get myself in the mood for the holidays. I have started buying Christmas gifts and I have a few left to get. The plan is to get all the gifts wrapped before the end of November so I don’t panic in December. I like to have a chilled Christmas break and panicking about presents is not something I want to deal with. For this post, I have lovely Christmas gift ideas for the kitchen lovers. If you have a foodie in your life, you may love the presents on this list.

 

Tower 3pce Ceramic Coated Saucepan Set

 

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This Tower Saucepan Set would make a great present this Christmas. The set will keep your foodie friends and family members happy doing what they love to do best. I love that the set comes with 3 pans and in 3 different sizes – 16cm, 18cm, 20cm. It also comes with a 10 year warranty which is amazing. You can be rest assured the saucepans will last and last.

The pans are lightweight, easy to clean, non stick and a stainless steel base. This Tower set would make a great Christmas gift this year. Do you agree?

 

 

Stasher Reusable Silicone Snack Bags
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If you are after plastic-free products to gift this Christmas, this reusable storage bags by Stasher would work great. These bags come in different colours and shapes, so there is definitely a pack for everyone. They are 100% plastic-free. You can cook it, freeze it and store it. They work great for safely defrosting or cooking in the microwave. They can also be used for store food in the fridge or freezer, and can be used in the oven to reheat leftovers.

 

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Stasher storage bags are a healthy alternative to plastic bags and containers. They are as pure as glass, soft to touch, non-toxic and temperature resistant. What is there not to like?

 

 

Regular Huski Home Cup – Duck Egg

 

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If you are after biodegradable, eco-friendly and reusable travel cup to gift a kitchen lover this Christmas, you need to check out Huski Home Travel Cups. They come in a variety of colours and they are very affordable. The cups are non-toxic, BPA & Silicone free, and they are also leak-proof with a flip lid. I think these travel cups by Huski Home would make excellent gifts this Christmas. What do you think?

 

What do you think of these Christmas Gift Ideas for Kitchen Lovers? Do you have a foodie in your life? Did any of these gifts catch your eye?

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