How to live the Good Life in 2017

The Good Life – being entirely self sufficient – has been a dream for decades. But whether you’re pursuing Tom and Barbara’s 70s hippy vision or something altogether more millennial where do you start when it comes to growing your own and turning green fingers into a great life? Back garden or allotment? If you’re lucky enough to have a fairly sizeable back garden then you’re off to a great start. If you don’t then there’s always an allotment. The idea of an allotment is that you’re allocated a patch of land that you can use to grow. Applications for allotments are made through the local council (search your local council website for details) and availability varies wildly from city to city. Most plots usually come in at between 100 and 300 square metres and will be located with other allotments managed by other local residents. The cost of renting an allotment is low – around £10 per year outside of London. The only complication with allotments is that, in areas
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Why decluttering your life is good for you

You might think that decluttering is simply tidying up. However, a whole way of thinking has developed behind ideas of decluttering that extends from your physical space, to your mental wellbeing. If 2017 is the year in which you want to see changes to old habits, bad relationships and lacklustre progress, decluttering could be your ticket there. What is decluttering and how can it help? The definition of declutter comes in two parts. The first is “to remove unnecessary items” and the second, “from an untidy or overcrowded space.” So, the central ideas behind decluttering are basically to get rid of what you no longer need to make life less crowded. This has obvious relevance to physical spaces but can go much further than that too. So, what areas of your life can you declutter and what benefits can you expect to see as a result? Your home There are many reasons why a decluttered home might be good for you. From basic hygiene and making spaces easier to clean and access, to ma
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The 12 things holding you back

The 12 things holding you back Do you ever think that something is holding you back? That something about the way you live your life is preventing you from exploiting your full potential? If you do, then you’re not alone – everybody at some point in life will come up against an inner obstacle that they need to overcome to carry on growing. The only person holding you back is you. Nobody, no matter how close they are, can veto the changes that you know you need to make in your life to release your potential. Can you identify one or more of those things from our list? Do you want to change things? This applies to any area of your life. Look at your situation, pick an area you want to change and then: What is bothering you about the situation? What do you need to change about it? Write these down. What are the ingrained habits that have contributed to this? Write these down you need to be honest about these. What would the perfect situation look like? Write this down Write down what
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10 financial habits that will change your life

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10 financial habits that will change your life

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Homemaking hacks that make life easier

Time is short for most of us these days. Packed schedules, longer working hours and less support mean that there’s not much time for homemaking. However, a tidy living space that looks great and feels peaceful can make a world of difference. So, learning a few clever homemaking hacks is a smart move for modern life. Whether you’re a stay at home dad or a housewife – or you’re just looking for some easy cheats – here are some homemaking hacks to help cut corners. Go paperless Paper = clutter, recycling, rubbish to take out and that endless search for a pen. Given the range of technological life support we have these days there’s just no need for it. Throw out the notebooks, lists on the fridge and diaries and go electronic instead. Use apps like Evernote for your lists and reminders, everything from buying milk to paying bills and attending events. Combine with Gmail for email, calendar and notes that you can coordinate. Make your own laundry detergent Not only do commercia
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How to save £1000s this year from life’s small stuff

By: Alex Hartley Mar 09, 2016 How to save £1000s this year from life’s small stuff With 2016 well under way if you’ve so far failed to get your finances under control, and you’re really keen to do so soon, then budgeting and cutting back are important first steps. You may think that you’re already making all the savings that you can when it comes to your spending but there is always room to cut back a little more. We’ve got a few suggestions for small changes you can make in 2016 that together will save you thousands, rather than a few hundred, per year. Make your own brew Yes, your daily latte (or double dose of lattes) might seem like a little luxury but if you drop the habit you could be saving yourself £5-6 a day. That’s upwards of £20 a week, £80 a month and almost £1,000 a year. Swap your shop bought caffeine consumption for supplies at the office or go old school and bring a thermos from home. Be wary of multibuys We tend to see signs offering us any kind of disc
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