I have been so busy with so many projects, preparing to move and I am now back to work from maternity leave. I sadly haven’t updated my blog in awhile. I would like to apologise to all my keen readers. I hope to have more regular updates and share our fab journey.
We had an awesome shopping experience with our Team leader, Richard at the beginning of the year. It is amazing how things can change so quickly. We made some few last minute tweaks to the shopping list and was thrilled with what we got. ( I am still waiting for him to find my SY sewing kit and some tips on getting started on our hydroponics)
Reduce Food waste: We really needed a way to keep the bread fresh for longer and had already exhausted the freezing idea as once out of the freezer, it could go off within a few days. We got a bread bin as part of our project.The bread bin gives it an air tight environment. (important as my OH doesn’t seem to understand the concept of sealing the bread bag and the electric kettle always lets out moisture which seems to condense in here and welcomes Mr Mould). So far so good.
Recycle efficiently: We always seem to have a full cardboard box of waste to recycle and they sometimes spill over not safe especially with a toddler who is now taking his first steps (OH empties this regularly and we still manage to fill it every 2 days and sometimes less).
We got one of the stackable Ikea SORTERA recycle bin which has a lid and viola.
Reduce Energy Bills: We haven’t set up our LED bulbs as this will be done in our own home. I am looking forward to the transformation and start right with LED bulbs in our home. We may not have anything to compare with but if it turns out a lot cheaper than our current house bills, we would achieve our target. Plus the new space is larger than current. (Watch out for our update)
Have you heard of the “Toy invasion” a movie I think will be released someday in cinemas near you directed by Moi? This is exactly what happened to our living space, it has been invaded with loads of toys and noisy ones, which all need batteries and guess what they die so quickly and end up making awful sounds until the batteries are changed. They tend to use 2 or more batteries one of his current toys needs 6 x AA batteries (yep). I am sure the toy industry can do better come on Fisher price, VTech, Leapfrog etc. (Disclaimer: Thanks to all our friends, grandparents, Aunts and Uncles for the lovely gifts). What has helped is this handy tool, STORHOGEN battery charger with storage which is now a staple in our home.
My Ikea lunch bag, box and bottle handy on a long shift at work.
Finally, we put our DIY draught excluder to good use in the living room for the door leading to the garden. We could do with a longer one but will know more once we have new home measurements.
Have got experience setting up hydroponics and can share tips for beginners or do you already cook with a pressure cooker? Please share your tips and experience would love to hear it.