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Home Organisation Tips For Busy Parents

When we started having kids, I realised it was much more difficult to keep our home organised with young children running around than it was when there were only two adults in the house. Our normal routines just didn't work well anymore, and the clutter and chaos seemed to be increasing by the day. We had to change how we organised our home by streamlining our belongings, altering our daily routine and developing new habits. In time we learned some quick and efficient ways to keep the key areas in our home clutter-free. I started this blog to share our experiences of transforming our home and pass on our tips for organising your home when you have young children to look after.

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Tweak your plans for certain features so that the materials will cost less

You don't have to forgo certain landscaping features just because you don't want to overspend on this project. Instead, you can tweak the plans for certain features so that the materials you'll need to make them will cost less. For example, if you want your outdoor space to have a garden path and you were initially thinking about making this path a winding one, with quite pronounced curves, making the path straighter could reduce the volume of landscaping products (like paving stones and edging) that you'll need to construct it, as a straight path will require fewer materials than it's curved equivalent, even if both of them have the same start and endpoint.

Similarly, if you want to create a flower border around your lawn, making this border as narrow as possible, without compromising the health of the plants you put in it, will reduce the amount of topsoil and flower seeds you need to buy, but will still enable you to add a colourful, structured border to the perimeters of your lawn.

Opt for cheaper landscaping products for features that you won't be keeping for too long

There might be some features that you think would look good in your garden, but don't plan to keep them in your outdoor space for a long time. When purchasing landscaping products to create these features, you should choose the cheaper versions of the materials you need, that might have a shorter lifespan than their pricier equivalents, as the longevity of these features of your garden won't be that important to you.

For example, if you want to get a garden arch for an area of your garden so you can grow some flowers on it, but you know that you'll be building a permanent structure (like a pond) in this spot in a few years, it might be best to get an inexpensive, simple wooden arch, rather than a highly decorative gothic metal one that is four or five times more expensive. Likewise, if you want to put a water feature in this area now but don't want the expense that would come with creating a pond right now, you could purchase some cheap clay plant pots and create a DIY water fountain by following an online tutorial; this would cost very little and would be easy to remove in a few years when you're ready to build the pond.