Wednesday, 28 June 2017

You’re an Organised GODDESS - now what?

how to stay organised

When I recently talked about going from an organised mess to an organised goddess, it suddenly dawned on me that getting organised was the easy part but staying organised? That’s a whole different ball game!

I don’t know about you but I always feel like an absolute boss when I get on top of everything. Organised workspaces, cleared out drawers, clean make-up brushes and a to-do list with very little left on it. I could seriously go up against any and all evils and not even break a nail at this point. But then, as it always goes, I slip, I slide, the to-do list gets longer, the drawers struggle to close and workspace? What workspace? I can’t find it for clutter and washing. And so I feel bad. A fallen goddess with chipped nails and all. 

Sound familiar?

So here’s a couple of ways I try to stay on-top of everything and hand on to my Goddess-ness for a little while longer.

Put it away

Anyone else remember their mum telling them this one? Once you’re done using something - put it away. I am the worst for leaving a face cream out on the side instead of taking that split second to put it back in the drawer. Or making a brew and leaving the box of tea-bags out on the side? I tell myself, ‘oh I’ll pop it away when I bring my mug back to the sink’ yet the mug is long washed and the tea bags are still sitting there. Just put it away as soon as you’re done with it. Put your brush back in the pot, the lid back on your eye cream, the tea towel back on the rack. 

The 15 minute pick up

First thing in the morning and last thing at night, I do the quickest of pick-ups. Dishes, clothes, odds and sods laying around, I quickly pick them up and put them away. It can be done in less than 15 minutes and I swear, I sleep better at night! Even if you don’t manage to get things away, just put them in the room where they live and put them away next time around. 

Tiny to-do lists

I’ve been playing around with bullet journalling lately and I’ve found giving myself a smaller space for to-do lists means I only have the space for the most pressing or important tasks. I can get no more than 5 things on my daily to-do list now so it stops me fussing over the little things and only getting on with the bigger things that need doing. I’m more likely to tackle a to-do list of 5 things than one of 50+!

How do you keep on top of everything? Any tips to share?

Until next time, 

Monday, 26 June 2017

British Style Collective - Ticket Giveaway!

british style collective liverpool

Back in secondary school, I picked Textiles as one of my GCSE options. Granted, all I can really remember is how to sew a button onto a shirt, one thing I do remember is our day out to the Clothes Show

The Clothes Show was pretty much always held in the NEC Birmingham. I remember spending the days before trying to pick out something stylish to wear, but back in the days when I lived in jeans and New Look slogan tees and Sketchers, well, stylish didn’t exactly come to mind. We all piled into a mini-bus early in the morning and headed to Birmingham.

The entire convention space was full of runways, catwalks, models, make-up brands set up doing demos, nail bars with deals on for the day, I remember a crimping station and girls being cornered in a stall to have head shots taken in a bid for being discovered on the day. I remember everything being very pink and after perusing a nail stall and getting chatting with the sales girl, she had me convinced she would do my nails for free…only when I sat down she did one nail and sent me on my way.

My how things have changed over the years!

The Clothes Show has restyled itself as the British Style Collective. With a city wide style take over planned across the city, Liverpool will play host this year to a show that’s going to set your selfie on fire!

The Exhibition centre down at the Echo Arena will play host to the shopping hall, where shopping till you drop is not an option, it is inevitable. From top hughstreet brands to Insta-famous small business, there will be something you can’t go home without. Must admit, I’m excited about the selfie wall and the panel of fellow bloggers who will be giving talks throughout the day.

A quick jaunt across town, or a trip on the free fashion bus takes you to St Georges Hall, one of our cites prettiest halls. With celeb Q&A session, high end fashion shows, demonstrations from luxury brands and designer showrooms to ogle over! If ever your fashion-heart needed a reason to sing, the BSC has the song sheet. 

I can’t wait to head on down and see it all for myself! I might not be sporting my jeans and Sketchers, but I’m happy to twirl around in a pretty dress, grab some bubbles from the Bubble Bar and celebrate the most stylish city I know!

If you fancy winning yourself a PAIR of tickets for Saturday 8th July to check out the show for yourself, head on over to my Twitter and get entering! Competition Closes FRIDAY 30th JUNE at 7am. 

Terms and Conditions:
British Style Collective tickets are standard tickets only. Ticket will be valid only for Saturday 8th July 2017 for Experience A.
Experience A includes: 
Access to Shopping Halls at The Exhbition Centre (9am - 1pm)
Alcatel Fashion Theatre Show (2pm)
All day access to St Georges Hall. 

Tickets will be supplied by the British Style Collective. The winner will be DM’d on Friday 30th June. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time, 

Monday, 19 June 2017

Evil Eye - York

evil eye york review

York is one of my favourite places to explore and I wish I went back there more often than I do. The history, the Shambles, the shopping, the food. I love everything about it and everytime I do get a chance to visit I always find something new to check out. On my latest visit, a catch up with some of my blogging besties, we found ourselves in Evil Eye, a street food cart turned restaurant with the added bonus of a gin mega store at the front!
evil eye york review

When you step through the door you are greeted with wall to wall, floor to ceiling GIN. I always knew there was a fair few gins out there for me to try but this? This was extraordinary! I oogled and ahhhed the pretty glass bottles with all kinds of varities of my sweet nectar inside. But our Evil Eye outing wasn't going to just be about gin, oh no, there was going to be food too. We headed through the shop, promising the gin we would be back soon, and ventured upstairs to the main dining space, split into two seperate spaces, we were given a room of our own were no other than Jack Skellington himself, donned in his Christmas finest, would join us for lunch. The room was moody, dark, with warm red and orange tones flooding the room. Great vibes but not great for picture taking! A large long wooden table took pride of place, with high backed church like chairs surrounding it. 

evil eye york review

The menu has a fantastic selection of Evil Eye specials, street food style at it's finist; tacos, bao buns, bhajis, gunpowder fries, avocado burgers and more. I went for the steamed spicy chicken bao buns and a side of onion bhajis. The last time I had eaten bao buns they'd been pretty small and I was starving, so I figured a small side of bhajis would be a nice alternative to chips, and besides, how big can a bhaji be?

evil eye york review

BIG it turns out. Three steaming, flavoursome bhajis, each the size of my head and covered in a sprinkled of green onion and chillies were put before me, alongside my not so teeny bao buns. Three bao buns to be exact, each filled to the brim and over flowing with chicken, salad and the most delicious spicy mayo I've ever had! Honestly, I don't know which I liked more, between the bhajis and the buns it was all just so moorish, I couldn't leave a crumb behind. 

evil eye york review

Of course, everything had to be washed down with a gin or two, and their cocktail menu put the biggest grin on my face. I mean it starts with a cocktail inspired games of snakes and ladders, then is filled with some of the most amazing sounding cocktails you could imagine, and of course, a fair few gin based ones. I'd have happily sat there all day working my way through the menu! 
After finishing off our food and in need of nursing our food babies, we grabbed our drinks and went into the other room, purely because we had heard there were BEDS inside. Beds? Beds in a bar? I kid you not! Two old school, victorian-esq four poster beds had been set up for you to get snug, comfy and cosy with your buddies over a coule of drinks. They even came with little tables in the middle too! More bars should have beds, it was such a different idea but felt so homely at the same time!
As if I needed another reason to go back to York, but I know it will be sooner rather than later and Evil Eye I will be paying you a much deserved second visit!
Huge thanks goes out to my lovely Sharon for organising the day and recommedning the food, it was a winner all round!
When you visit a new place, do you go for chain restaurant comfort or out of the box independents?
Until next time,

Friday, 16 June 2017

Cosy Club - Brunch - Liverpool

cosy club review liverpool one

I've walked past the Cosy Club dozens of times, but finally, I stepped inside. Transprted back to an time of dark wooden floors, oil paintings, chandeliers and mis-matched chairs, this speak-easy vibed club sure is cosy. We stopped by for a Sunday morning brunch to see if the food matched up to the top knotch decor.
cosy club review liverpool one

From Paridise street you can see one of the huge chandelies than hangs from the ceiling, it just oozes glamour of the 40's-50's. Every wall is covered in seemingly random paintings, prints, aeroplane schmatics, brewary boards and world maps, all with a blue veleur wallpaper peeking through. Dark wood everywhere, mis matched chairs and faux salvaged tables makes it look like they salvaged caught out speak-easy clubs. If this had been done by Disney, I reckon there would be a cracking imaginearing story to tell.

Serving up brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails too, the Cosy Club was much bigger on the inside than I imagined, with a large dining space, and lots of nooks and crannies of comfy armchairs and sink-into couches. The main dining space is really airy, with high ceilings and well spaced out tables. We went around 11am on a Sunday and had no problem getting a table near the window so we could watch the world of Liverpool One go by. Is there anything better than people watching over a brew? 

cosy club review liverpool one

The Mr went fod a Cosy Breakfast, a classic full english with all the trimmings. I went for the Cosy Eggs, two poached eggs on a bed of chorizo, peppers, spinach on Puccia bread, smothered in hollandaise sauce. The food came out quickly but unfortunaly, the Mr's breakfast didn't leave much to be desired. As full english breakfasts go, I have a few firm favourites across the city and Cosy's just don't even come close to the big leagues. 'Sub-par' was how he described it. 

I'm in a habit lately of always trying to order something different off the menu, especially something I wouldn't necesserily have at home, this, it turned out, seemed to work in my favour. My breakfast was delcious, the eggs were poached to perfection and the hollandaise was so rich and creamy and there was exactly enough of it to cover every mouthful in sauce. The chorizo was really nice, a smokey flavour which when combined with the peppers and spinach tasted like something I'd only ever get on holiday! 
The only major downside was considering the place was pretty much empty on the Sunday morning, with a fair few staff running around, it did take forever to get and pay the bill. Not a major thing but I'm glad I wasn't in a rush to get anywhere.

cosy club review liverpool one

There are a couple of things on the menu that have really caught my eye that I would love to go back and try, it's the perfect place for catching up and would be ideal for pre-drinks before a night out. Everyone should just pop in for the decor alone, there's not much else like it in the city centre!
How long would you wait for a bill before getting the hump?
Until next time,

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tell me more TAG

blogger tag tell me more

It feels like forever since I last did a tag post, so when the lovely Lyd told me she had put her own together I jumped at the chance to answer a few quizzical questions and feed the nosiest readers amongst you. So here we go, the tell me more tag!

What's the story behind your blog name? 
For the newest readers out there, you may not know this but my foray into the blogging world started out as Walt Disney World travel blog. So that explains Wonderland. But Saloca? Sarah Louise Campbell. Saloca!

What's your real reason for blogging?
I love sharing my thoughts and feelings for everything I'm passionate about. I love being able to share my trips and days out. I'd like to think that I might even inspire someone out there to go out and do something new or give something different a try. 

Best thing about blogging?
The community. So much shade has been thrown around the blogging community over the last year but honestly? I don't see any of that coming my way. I have met some of the most amazing people through blogging who I am lucky enough to speak to everyday, we make plans, we go out, we see each other in real life. Honestly, I fear that if I stopped blogging, I'd lose that and I never want to! 

Worst thing about blogging?
The numbers. No matter how hard you try, as a blogger you can never escape page views, DA, retweets or followers. All those numbers going up and down, it's a never ending, nervewracking, rollercoaster ride. 

Proudest moment so far?
I can't pick just one! I've been so lucky to work with some amazing people and brands! 

What are your ultimate blogging goals? Don't be shy!
I would love to be able to earn some real money through blogging. I've done the sums and if I just had a couple of hundred coming in regulary every month, it would make so many more things possible in my life. There is nothing wrong with wanting to earn money through your blog, it's not the be all and end all for me, but it would be nice. Well, that, and if Disney came knocking on my door with an opportunity!

If you released a book, what genre would it be?
I've been thinking about this a lot lately and I would love to write a social media/blogging theory book. I love academic works on social media, online communities and fan theory, it's fascinated me since university and I would love to put one together one day. Look up Henry Jenkins and you'll know what I'm aiming for!

If you released products, what would they be? Homeware, beauty, or something unexpected?
Tea. I would love love LOVE to release my own tea blends, with tea pots, mugs and strainers! A whole line of tea things! I would also love to pair the drinkable teas with bathable teas too. Pure tea luxury inside and out!

What would you name the products and why? 
Answers on a postcard please - I have no idea!

What has blogging taught you?
Don't be so hard on yourself, do what makes you happy and whatever you do, do it for you

Sum up your blog in three words!
Argh, this is so difficult! Ermm, I'd like to think it's encouraging, insightful and hopefully, a little bit fun!

Go on, take the tag and tell me more!

Until next time, 

Monday, 12 June 2017

*Arriva North West - Ride & Seek - Southport Food Festival 2017

arrive northwest ride and seek southport food festival

I don't know about you but when I think about days out, the last place I look for transport is the busses. I spent years commuting for hours to and from work and uni, often jumping off one bus, onto a train then onto another bus. Since moving into the city centre, I rarely set foot on a bus. The thought of the over crowded, uncomfortable seats, getting stopped at every set of lights, crossing and bus stop, getting nowhere fast, well, it just puts me off going anywhere I can't either walk to or persuade someone to give me a lift. 

To say I'm not a fan of public transport is a bit of an understatement. This summer, Arriva are looking to change the opinions of dozens more like me, who would rather crawl over hot coals then jump on a bus. Their Ride and Seek campaign not only sets out to get bums on bus seats, but to show how easy, affordable and comfortable a day out on the bus can be. Spoiler alert - I couldn't believe how surprised I ended up being travelling around by Arriva bus!

arrive northwest bus fare liverpool to southport

A bus - easy? Comfortable? Go on then, change my mind, challenge accepted!

You all know I love donning my stretchy pants and getting my feast on so I was keen to head down to the Southport Food Festival to see what delights they had on offer. Usually, I'd jump the train, which takes about 45 minutes form Liverpool to Southport but with Arriva’s challenge in mind, I jumped the bus. I won't lie, I was half dreading it. Liverpool to Southport on a bus? How long would that take? How uncomfortable would that be? How many snacks would I need? 

arrive northwest ride and seek southport

Jumping the number 47 from Liverpool’s Queens Square bus station, I set out on my journey. Looking at the online bus timetables, I figured the journey would roughly take an hour, so just 15 minutes longer than the train. I wasn't holding my breath on it being all that quick though!

I've got to say, as soon as we got out of the city centre, I didn't have to worry about being entertained. Not only was the onboard wifi working, and working well, the views where super pretty too. Crosby, Forby, Aughton, these are some of the prettiest places in Liverpool I know and I spent more time staring out the window oohing and ahhing over the houses and landscapes than I did staring at my phone. The bus itself was pretty full but everyone had a seat and it was nowhere near as uncomfortable as I was expecting!

We pulled into the bottom of Lord Street, Southport, after just 50 minutes, I couldn't believe how quickly we actually got there, and within minutes I was walking along the seafront taking in a rare sunny day and that fresh sea air. 

arrive northwest ride and seek southport food festival

The Southport food and drink festival is held in Victoria Park, right next to the Pleasure Beach! I have so many memories from the good ol'days of Southport Pleasure Beach but I don't remember ever setting foot in Victoria Park! Turns out this is also where they hold the infamous Flower Show every summer! From the bus stop I jumped off at it was only a 15 minute walk too. (Note: if you want to check out the Southport Airshow there is a bus stop 5-10 minutes walk away from RAF Woodvale! I've put off going to the airshow because I was convinced you needed a car to get there!). 

I got there around 11.30am, the festival was in full swing anf after meandering down a very pretty path, I was right smack bang in the middle of the whole thing!

arrive northwest ride and seek southport food festival

The festival is huge, much bigger than I expected, showcasing some of the tastiest treats from both local and further afield restaurants and businesses. I don't know the numbers but it felt like there where more stalls here than at Liverpool’s Food and Drink festival! Smack bang in the middle was a double decker bus bar where we quickly grabbed ourselves a summery Pimms! The food stalls where set up in a large circle around the edges of the park, so starting at the nearest point, we did our first lap of the day.

arrive northwest ride and seek southport food festival

The sights, the smells, the choice! Talk about spoilt! There is something for every palette! I always do a lap to see what's on offer before heading back around to start eating! Indian, Thai, fresh juices, local brewed ales, waffles on sticks, pizza, hot dogs, veggie treats, vegan delights, potatoes on sticks, dim sum, cakes, tea, fresh lemonade, the choices where endless!

arrive northwest ride and seek southport food festival

After much deliberation we started off with some veggie samosas which were freshly cooked in-front of us and tasked amazing - they also went well with the cheeky gin fizz I picked up from the Cocktail Bar! We hit up more cheese stalls than you could shake a cracker at and gorged on samples - I had no idea salted caramel cheese existed but oh my, it was like eating dessert! With my sweet tooth waiting to be indulged, I grabbed a moorish mini chocolate orange cheesecake! The perfect size with a thick biscuit base! 

arrive northwest ride and seek southport food festival

Then there was fudge, and more cheese, and turkish delight, and more cheese...

arrive northwest ride and seek southport food festival

With a big cup of homemade lemonade in hand, I also picked up an amazing bubble and squeak pattie with crispy bacon, fried egg and covered in hollandaise sauce. This was, hands down, the best thing I'd eaten all day! It took me back to being a kid, were we'd have bubble and squeak all the time! 

arrive northwest ride and seek southport food festival

We watched some bartenders do some crazy tricks with bottles, the kids play area was filled with laughter and squeals and the obstacle course provided some seriously good entertainment - if only I hadn't eaten so much I would have been up for giving it a go! Before calling it a day and heading home, I was determined to eat something on a stick! 

The Nutella covered waffles looked amazing so I headed on over and finished the day on a very sweet treat! A waffle, on a stick, that was bigger than my head - what more do you need in life?

arrive northwest ride and seek southport food festival

The sun didn't stop shining all day, the atmosphere was amazing, the sellers were so friendly and joking around with everyone, it was just brilliant. 

And coming home couldn't have been easier. 

arrive northwest ride and seek southport food festival

I don't know about you but I am much more inclined now to look at taking the bus over the summer to upcoming events! Quick, easy, comfortable, affordable, I couldn't ask for more! Make sure you check out what's on over the summer and see where your next bus ride can take you!

To bus or not to bus? How do you get around over the summer?

Until next time,

Transport kindly provided by Arriva. All thoughts and opinions are 110% my own. For more information, see my disclaimer policy here.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Reading Round Up #3

summer book read ideas

I feel like I am smashing my reading goals this year! I'm already close to having read 15 books so far this year! That might not be much for some but it's great for me! So without further rambling, let's have a look at my latest reads! Go on, I'll give you time to go grab a brew!

The Circle - Dave Eggers
This has probably been my favourite book of the year so far! It's because of this book that I ended up taking close to a 2 month social media/blogging break! If you ever want to see where transparency across social media will undoubtedly, in my opinion, take us, this book will tell you exactly that! We follow Mae as she bags her dream job at the Google like The Circle. She starts to fall down the social media rabbit hole, exposing more and more of her own life to a growing online audience. This leads down some pretty dark and dangerous paths that don't always have a happy ending. When the time comes for her to choose between a life on the grid or off the grid, it's not only her own life that that is in jeopardy! 

Brave New World - Aldos Huxley
I honestly thought I had read this years ago but nope, I'd read a couple of excerpts at uni but not the whole thing. Probably not the best book to read when you're having a social media crisis! But read it I did, it came in my Spring CarnLIVal gift bag, so huge thanks to Penguin for that one! Can a native survive in the modern day, bottle grown, drug addled, everyone belong to everyone world? Oh, brave new world, you really aren't all you're cracked up to be! Again, a dystopian future I can see becoming a reality if we're not careful!

The Happiness Effect - Donna Fritas
And to top off my anti-social media attitude, I popped into my local library and this was right at the front as I walked in. It's like it knew exactly what had been going through my mind of late and came out to find me! This book follows Donna around dozens of American Colleges exploring how students these days are loving, loathing, self promoting an meticulously curating their online selves. It's an amazing and very relatable insight into the effect social media is having on these students and how they're choosing to fake happiness over painting a true picture of themselves. How some are choosing to hide behind anonymous profiles in order to bully and abuse others, saying and doing things they would never to someones actual face and mostly getting away with it. 

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
I've been hearing everyone talking about this and I was just about to sit down and give the film a watch when I got the chance to read the book. From start to finish I was gripped! I loved the style, telling the story from three points of view in a diary-esq style. There comes a point were you really don't know which narrator you can trust and you start pointing the finger at everyone. It's pretty fast paced, moving along swiftly, and the ending really did take me by surprise which feels like a rare thing these days! Now to see how the film matches up!

Lyrebird - Cecelia Ahern
I have been a huge fan of Aherns since the P.S I Love You days, I don't think there's a book she’s wrote that I haven't read! It took me a while to finally get around to reading this one and I've got to say, I was disappointed. Her books are usually filled with so much magic, and though this had that ethereal presence to it, it still felt like something was missing. Lyrebird follows the tale of Laura, born in secret with the gift of mimic, she is taken from her rural hideaway and thrust into the limelight of a reality tv show. Some parts of this book I loved, but the ending really didn't leave me with any lasting sentiment towards the book. 

What have you been reading recently?

Until next time, 


Monday, 5 June 2017

Happy Sweet 16th GHD

history of ghd

I headed down to the GHD counter in John Lewis, Liverpool, not so long ago to learn all about the perfect GHD curl. I haven’t exactly mastered it yet but I’m still trying! GHD has just turned sweet 16 so I headed down to the counter to celebrate in GHD style and take a little trip down GHD memory lane.

I can’t believe GHD is 16 years old! When did our baby grow up? I’m getting to that age were everything around me is starting to get old and I don’t like it! 16! Launched in 2001 by two chaps from Yorkshire, GHD went global in 2002 and became the first salon only brand to advertise on TV in 2003! My beautiful pink GHD’s that are still going strong to this day first launched in 2004 for Breast Cancer and they have released a pink set every year since!

history of ghd

Skip forward to 2008 when the first limited edition pair launched, and don’t we just love an exclusive? Natalie, our GHD stylist, said she knows several people who but a limited edition set every time they’re released! 

Now, here’s were their story get’s interesting! I can’t remember a time when GHD didn’t sell brushes and curlers but there actually was a time! GHD brushes didn’t launch until 2011, and the curling tongs didn’t come about until 2014! How is that even possible? Where did the time go? 

history of ghd

After 5 years of behind the scenes testing, GHD launched their innovative Tri-Zone tech straighteners in 2015! Now these babies are something to seriously behind! With three separate heat thingies spread throughout each plate, they disperse the heat so evenly leading to a massive reduction in heat damage - and did I mention the platinum straighteners are just gorgeous too? As much as I love my old faithful pink ones, I would happily retire them for aset of these!

It’s crazy how the brands we have loved growing up are growing old with us! I never think about the brands I’ve grown up with becoming vintage of sorts, but GHD is most certainly going to become one of those brands!

What’s the oldest tool in your beauty kit?

Until next time, 

Friday, 2 June 2017

*From Organised MESS to organised GODDESS!

Being a libra, I love effortless organisation. Pretty notebooks, funky storage, to-do lists, planners, you name it, I’ll organise my ass off with it. I honestly find so much peace of mind out of being organised, it saves me time and it stops me turning into a big crazy stress ball. If you’re looking to get yourself organised then here’s a couple of jumping off points that I’ve found really helpful!

Start small

I am the worst in the world for saying I will do all the things today. I will tackle the 100 things on my to-do list! I tackle the first, it takes longer than expected, I get a call off my mum, I pop the kettle on, I grab some lunch, I look over my list, oh look, Netflix….then before I know it I’m going to bed and I’m fretting over the 99 other things I didn’t get done.

Sound familiar?

So instead of putting 100 things on my list, I put 3. I can easily tick 3 things off my list and if that’s the whole list? HELLO accomplishment! This box ticking euphoria usually leads to me adding a couple more things to my list, which get done seen as though I’m on this roll.


I try to make a to-do list everyday. It can be mundane things like getting the washing done to answering a certain e-mail or making holiday arrangements. Get into the habit of tackling your to-do’s everyday. Not only will you put a dent in your overall to-do’s, but you will get into the habit of doing things on certain days which leads to…

Make a plan and STICK to it

I always loved timetables when I was in school, I loved knowing what was coming next and where I was suppose to be. I’ve always done something similar in my adult life, be it blogging on certain days or having designated gym days. The same goes for everything else. For example, I know on the 1st of every month I sit down and sort out my finances. I try to do the washing on a Tue, Thur and Sun, and Sunday morning before the shopping comes, I clear out the fridge. I’ve been doing these things for so long that I don’t even need to put them on my to-do list anymore, they’re just ingrained into my regular routine!

Find a system that works for YOU

Bullet Journalling, daily planning, paper planning, using your phone, setting reminders, find a system that you click with! For me it’s daily planning using both paper and my phone. I do want to try bullet journalling though, I can’t stop looking at the pretty spreads people have created, and those daily habit trackers? They make my little organised heart sing!

Perpetual Organisation

This is a new thing for me and something that I’m really excited to get into! A single calendar that stays with you year after year. No more copying birthdays into your new diary every January, no excuse to forget an upcoming birthday or anniversary. One notebook (or wall calendar) and that’s it, simply updated as and when a new special date comes up! Hands down, this idea is totally inspired by too many Life Planner un-boxings that’s I’ve seen of late!

Try to organise projects by ROOM

I try to pick one particular room or area in the house each week and add a little something that needs sorting there to my to-do list a couple of times a week. For example, my wardrobe is in dire need of organising, from switching out my winter layers for summer pieces, to sorting my shoes and dealing with the accumulated junk on the top. So, one day I might just add remove winter clothes from wardrobe. Then the next day, add summer clothes to wardrobe. This breaks a big job up until several, manageable, mini-jobs, which is doable after a day in work and still leaves time for a Netflix and chill before bed!

DONT beat yourself up

Remember I talked about going to bed fretting about the 99 things I didn’t get done? That’s a huge no-no! So what if you didn’t get everything ticked off your to-do list? There’s always tomorrow. It is not worth beating yourself up over! I should know, I’m more guilty of this than I really want to admit! You’ve got to take organisation one day at a time, one project at a time. And what works for one person, might not work for you, and that’s OK too!

Have you ever thought about how your star sign affects your organisation habits? This inforgraphic from Furniture@Work has got some keen insights into that!

Are you an organised mess or an organised goddess?

Until next time, 

*This is a collaborative post.