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5 creative ways to make extra money

1- sell unwanted items Is it time to do a clear out? Need a little extra money? Sell those trousers you've not worn in 3 months and sell the dress you've only worn twice.  Make sure all items are washed, no marks and no rips etc... these are all things that will help you in the selling process. Take lots of photos of the items, compare on other selling sites to make sure you check out your competitors. Good places to sell are facebook pages, Ebay, depop, Amazon, car boot sale and friends or family  2- creative skills  Are you creative with woodwork, clay, jewellery making, etc... if so put these hobbies into a place online and sell them! Don't forget to charge for materials, hours per day, time to take photos and uploading,etc. 3- teach another language  If you have a second language then good on you, another skill to write down on your cv! Launch a new website of what you can provide, zoom language classes, work sheets, online courses, etc. Make it clear on what you can pr

Money saving Hacks | Christmas | 2020 edition |

It's that time of the year...   Remembering all the kids Christmas activities, nursery and school nativity plays, Christmas gift shopping, scheduling friends and family to come over during the holidays, teacher gifts, phonics, cooking the Turkey....   1- Plan Christmas a year to 6 months in advance  I know this sounds nuts but honestly knowing what is happening and who you're visiting makes it a lot easier and less stressful.  2- Buy gifts in the boxing day and January sales. Buy and stock up throughout the year on all the sales. It's amazing how much money you can save by doing this. I manage to save up to £200/£300 by doing this each year.  3- The things you don't think of buying in those sales. Wrapping paper, christmas cards, tape, gift tags, gift bags, Christmas arts and crafts for the kids, stickers, advent calendars (the non-chocolate ones) I brought the Harry Potter charms bracelet advent calendar and frozen 2 advent calendar in Sainsburys

How to stay focused and enjoy a healthy lifestyle

 It's all about consistency and balance, I'm not a nutritionist or fitness guru these are all from learning and listening to my body.  This followed by what I did to give myself a healthy mindset, to eat the food I enjoy and staying consistent with my fitness.  please always speak to specialists and professionals before taken on any new fitness or lifestyle changes. Mind shift You are human, You have your own body, use your fitness and health to define your own shape not wishing for someone else's. Embrace your body and use your own mindset with a few rounds of circuit training, running and cycling. Trying new foods, experiment with what routine works for you. Tips - stay hydrated; Drink plenty of water -stay active; walking, daily step count is the easiest and most effective exercise for anyone.  swimming, fitness classes a few times a month, -Write down realistic weekly goals ( 10,000 steps a day, two litres of water, etc) - enter 5km runs then gra

How to make a Playdough kit | children | activities

Learning through play  Hey parents, here is a fun, easy and cost free (provided you have a few craft bits already) activity to keep the little ones occupied for a while.  All it takes is a little bit of prep from you and toys your children are really into... oh and playdough!  What you will need: Playdough  Anything arts and crafts (age appropriate ) Toys- Frozen, trolls, toy story, etc... Lunch box  Poppy really enjoyed playing with this kit kept her busy, it allowed her to be creative and have fun learning how to make up a scene on her own.  Let me know if you give this ago so I can see your creations  Mummy duke x

40 Indoor and Outdoor Activites for Toddlers+

Here are my 40 activities to do with your little ones and older children. Most of these I have done with my Oldest and some new things on the list I will be trying out.  Indoor 1- movie day  2- build fort  3- get crafty  4- organise the toys  5- puzzles  6- painting  7- hand made birthday cards  8- pizza party 9- story time  10- fancydress tea party  11- white board  12- colouring activities  13- make a cake  14- talent show  15- make musical Instruments  16- learn phonics  17- learn nursery rhymes  18- writing and numbers activity sheets 19- stickers activity books  20- messy play  Outdoor  1- country side walks  2- take a ball out to the field  3- the playground  4- collect conkers  5- sea front walks  6- collect shells  7- nature scavenger hunt  8- cycling  9- outdoor messy play  10- bird feeders  11- rock painting  12- science in the garden  13- puddle jumping  14- take a photo of all the flowe

4 different bank accounts / money saving hacks!

*The four bank accounts* Your own personal bank account- we both have our own bank account for gym membership, phone bill, clothes shopping, coffee dates, fitness classes and general pocket money. The utilities bank account- This is where your main  bills come out of; The mortgage, gas, electric, water, t.v licence, insuranc, etc it all comes out of that here. This way it is the only account that money comes out. Some banks give rewards for each direct debit that comes out so you could move your gym and phones bills to this one if it benefits you.  Saving bank account- This card should not be a debit card and set lower amount you can withdraw from ATM. Put money in straight away when you get paid or have come in from another account automatically before you even touch it. Children's saving account/trust fund- Each month put a little away that goes into their accounts whether it be so they have their own money for holidays or saving for a car when they turn 17