Back to blogging after 3 months

I know its been so long since my last blog  due to few reasons – was so much occupied in office work and also ,  was not well for few week.

So here I am restating that I am back to my decluttering mode

  1. Trashed few old bills/ papers in office drawers
  2.  Thrown all expired cosmetics from office pouch.
  3.  Thoroughly Cleaned office drawers
  4.  Decided to fold clothes daily which was washed at home. Doing it from last 1 week regularly.
  5.  Thrown all wires / chargers which are broken at home as well as in office.
  6.  As its summers ,  so many cold drink bottles are getting  piled up. Throwing as and when found any empty bottles.

See you all soon !!!!

Resolution’s 2016

So its time to wrap up 2016 , and welcome 2017 , here I am checking for my 2016 resoltuion list and how far I have reached

1) Visit 5 different places in a year

kind of done . Visited Chennai , Rameshwaram, Silvasa , Shirdi/ Nashik /Shani Shignapur . Left with 1 place to visit.

2) Start own Blog (Management – life , Time , Money , Work , Small tricks / tacs to help in daily life )

yes , its big yes for me . Finally started with finalizing name and content.
But lacking behind in   writing. Will try to write 2 articles weekly.

3) No loan . Try to repay ASAP.

Target was to finish by 2016 but yes count has been reduced from 150 pending EMI’s to 50 . Will definitely try to complete in 2017.

4) Collect coins for different countries.

yes, Canada dollar  , Chinese , Japanese yen has been included in my collection.

5) Start another part time hustle..

I want to start another side hustle. Already trying to set Focus on Oriflame as well.
Have few ideas in my mind will try to start in 2017.

6) Focus on saving.

Achieved target .Even 10% more than my calculated target . So yay  for me !!!

7) Try something new monthly..

Kind of tried. learnt a lot. learnt Cookies.

 

Cook one new thing weekly. yes , kind of from last 4 – 5 months.

Throw one thing daily. yes , Big yes .

8) Read 30 novels

Way behind. Only completed 7 in this year .

9) Start listening to pod cast.

10) Less Stuff in life.

Try to be clutter free. Yes
More Organized.Yes.

11) More focus on positive things. Be happy . Be Merry.

12) Don’t delay stuff. proactively work on stuff in life.

13) Watch  30 movies

26 done.  behind by 4 movies.

14) Create Source of passive income
– target is 5K monthly .Kind of reached with Inr 2900  monthly.

15) Eat more healthy.
– Coconut water 3 times/week . yes
– Mausami Juice 2 times/week.yes
– Butter milk 5 days/ week. yes

16) Stay Calm. Don’t shout on anyone.

17) No Procrastination

Back to 3 bags

I always think how much is too much . We all have tendency to collect / accumulate stuff in life.  Well that is what I used to be when I came from my home town to this city. I just used to collect stuff and stuff and feel very happy with all those things

So well journey stared 9 years back in 2007 , reached this city with 3 bags  of clothes , eatables and basic necessity items. So when I shifted to other place from 1st place , new list of items included. Cupboard, bedding , Buckets and 5 bags of clothes which I have acquired in 8 months. So i need mover and packer or local helper even to shift just 1.5 kms of distance.

At 2nd place , I again started collecting stuff . More clothes , more foot wears , more utensils , more god idols , basically more  and many more . I bought Television set . Not LED , old style dabba TV. So again when I shifted from this place to 3rd house after 2 years  , I have again more stuff . I need more  helpers to shift my luggage.

At 3rd house , again I started collecting more stuff. I need another bucket. I need shoe rack.  I need yoga mat.I need fridge. I need this and I need that and all I need is more crap . Basically my need syndrome continued. So again when I shifted from this place to 4th place which is only 1 km away , i need more helper  to shift my luggage.

So till here you get the pattern , I always accumulated stuff in my life and that stuff makes me happy. So at 4th place , its again big house with already lots of Crap and I included more crap of mine which was shifting with me from one place to another in my 3 years of shifting in same city. I bought exercise cycle.  I bought bed. basically I started including so much of stuff in my life. I buy every month some tops/ Kurtis online so that I will feel happy. My Cupboard is continues with me from 2007 to this place which was used to be half empty but now I  used to feel that its small in size . I need bigger cupboard to keep my clothes and items.

Who ever left on sharing basis , never took there stuff so its keep accommodating  and in that process I became the owner of their crap too and  in 2015 , when my marriage is fixed and in between my marriage I have left with 28 days to repack what I need in my new home as they are already settled in this city and they dont have place for  my crap . So , I started throwing stuff which I dont need and keeping in bag which I need. I sold  all old utensils which I have kept with me during all my shifting to Scrap-dealer. I sold so much of crap to that guy and he gave me rs 1700 for that craps. I have collected so many novels. So gave them to guy who resale novels.

Donated many items to my maids  like my foot wears  , old dresses. gave new items to my room mates and so – so much in trash  which were like 2 big bags on items daily for next 20 days . So after marriage when I packed my items , It again 3 bags , which are actual which I came to this city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 D-I-Y Face packs for beautiful skin

Most of us try many beauty regimes at beauty parlor , which at times give you good result or worst result but its always a burden on your wallet. So here are few DIY which I am doing from last 15 years and result are fantastic.

Note : Do patch test before trying these face packs at home. As I have extreme sensitive skin . I  had used or currently trying below mentioned face packs. Also Wash / Scrub your face with  face wash and  gently scrub to get better result.

Also don’t mix many products . keep single items or mix 2 -3 ingredients only

  1. Curd + Cucumber juice  : Grate Cucumber and squeeze juice and mix it with curd and apply on face and neck . keep it for 20 mins  and then wash with plain water.
  2. Curd + honey
  3. Curd + besan ( gram flour)
  4. Curd + Sandalwood powder
  5. Curd + orange peel powder
  6. Aloevera  ( I only use fresh one , directly from aloe vera leaf)
  7. Milk+besan
  8. Milk+ haldi ( turmeric powder ) + besan
  9. milk + orange peel powder
  10. Milk+ sandalwood powder
  11. Rose water + besan
  12. Rose water + sandalwood powder
  13. Fuller Earth + Rose water
  14. Fuller Earth + Curd
  15. Tomato juice
  16. Apple + Honey
  17. Apple + Curd
  18. Banana +Honey
  19. Banana + Milk
  20. Orange Juice
  21. Lemon juice + honey
  22. Papaya + Curd
  23. Papaya + Milk
  24. Banana + Sandalwood powder + Curd
  25. Grapes + Curd

 

 

15 list of gifts items which can be given to your loved ones.

For me , to gift some one is always brain hunting session as what to give  , so that person will use it instead of keeping it waste as we are spending money on that . So here are list of items which can be given according to age  , choice , our budget and most importantly irrespective of gender 😉

  1. Wallet
  2. Belt
  3. Customized key chain
  4. Novel ( any latest  or any choice)
  5. Customized Mobile Cover
  6. Mobile headphones
  7. Photo frame  ( if some one is very close , include few pictures which can be put into that frame)
  8.  Silver items ( like Ring , Earring )
  9.  Customized bed cover/ pillow
  10.  Desk Calendar
  11. God idol.
  12. If  office working person , than something which can be decorated on desk like green plants  ,  Feng shew items ( laughing buddha )
  13. T Shirt/ Formal Shirt
  14.  Bag ( back pack / hand bag)
  15. Gift card ( any shopping portal  like amazon , flipkart , snapdeal)

Things to do when you are free in office

There are times when you are so busy at work as you don’t have time even to go for lunch , . Also  there were few days  when you don’t have much work ,  so you can do below things to keep you occupied.

  1. Clean your mail box. Delete whatever is now unwanted for you.
  2. Clean your desktop so that it will work faster.
  3.  Clean your desk drawers.
  4. Re-arrange your desk.
  5. Prepare your to-do list.
  6. Prepare your finance spreadsheet if you have 2-3 hrs.
  7. Go and wash your coffee mug , water bottle .

Clean Your House in 30 mins

How many times we have unexpected guests and our house is mess

So here are few tips which will make your house guest ready in 30 mins .

Bedroom : First Clean all cobwebs with broom. And now take one microfiber or any super absorbing  cloth and start from one corner and move clockwise and clean  . You can use wet cloth.

Now change bed-sheet.

Hide all unfolded clothes at cupboard.

Total time taken 6- 7 mins

Living room :

Clear all extra items

Do same Clockwise approach and just clean everything.

Clean center  table properly.

Clean the floor.

Total time taken 8-9 mins

Kitchen :

Clean all dishes. try to  keep washbasin without any dish.

Clean your gas counter top.

Throw all extra wrappers if any in dustbin.

follow clockwise approach and clean the floor.

Bathroom and toilet:

pour  cupful amount of cleaner in toilet seat and let it stay for some time.

In the mean time , Wash your bathroom with plastic broom and  water. Just try to give strong rubbing from hand.

Total time taken 13-15 mins

Flush the toilet

Total time taken 3-4 mins

Enjoy your time with guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

21 money saving tips that costs nothing

1) Always pay bills on time. Most of bills always generate on timely basis ( Monthly/quarterly) .
We can mark those dates in calendar upfront so that we can avoid late fees or can be set as automatic bill payment mode directly from bank account.

2) Do grocery shopping once or twice in month.

3) Buy generic products like oats , cornflakes , ice cream , flours.

4) Buy non perishable items in bulk like detergent , cleaning agents , toothpaste , soap.

5) Create fixed shopping list for fixed items in your list. So time will be saved for preparing list. Of course, we need few months to prepare that single list . But once prepared ,its worth to use same all the times .

6) Shopping once/twice in month will surely save money on petrol /gas .

7) Also check online grocery shopping deals.. Many food marts now display there sale items on weekend newspaper too.

8)boil several cereals at a time n keep in freezer and use it whenever needed . it saves time, gas and energy .
but make sure to finish it with in a week.
9) Always switch off lights/equipment if not in use , even If you are going away from that place for less than 10 min.

10) Swap and share Magazines/Books/Movies DVD/CD with friends/neighbors. It will help you to build relation with them and allow u to save money.

11)If you are working , ALWAYS try to bring lunch box to your work place , if not possible daily at least start with 3 times in a week. 1 breakfast + 1 lunch +1 evening snacks + 1/2 juice .

12) Get more organized : U can have 2 – 3 files to organize ur bills like Monthly / Half yearly /Yearly basis and yes one file too keep those Paid bills . So that in time of emergency when u need those Payment receipts , you may need not to look everywhere for bills.
Same applied to online , We can have 2 – 3 folders in mail box. One for pending task , One for Paid bills / Policy Payment receipts and other to keep for long term. Keeping everything in Inbox may not suffice the requirement.

13) Make your own masks. Going homemade face masks and exfoliants will help save money as a lot of big brands charge huge amounts of money

14) Phone/Mobile/internet utilization : Traditional bill plans are always costly .
Try to topup / recharge with schemes which u use mostly. Like SMS plans or Per minute bill plan /internet usage. Always change plan as per ur usage.

15) We can do many parlor activities at home and yes , with that quality only and with one time investment.
Also , there r so many electronics items available which can be used to do Waxing , threading at home.
Waxing can be done using any branded epilators (philips , panasonic , braun) and similarly threading and trimming can be done using
trimmers (philips , panasonic , braun). This will allow u to do things as per ur convenience and will save ur time for taking appointment and going to parlor and with high hygiene.
16) prepare as much home food as u can . It will surely save time and money . One can have food menu for 1 week – 15 days. Definitely , its not easy many times as most of us r working . But we can surely do it in batchlike  boil chola/rajma/ potato/lentils once in week and keep it in fridge . So when u need it , U just need to prepare curry.
Clean garlic once in week and use as per ur need.
Prepare Curry masala same way once in week and use it over the week.
Clean green leafy vegetables once in week and store it in fridge.

17) Always ask for discount . Just by asking U may save 100s 🙂

eg: Today we have ordered Pizza in Office from famous pizza joint .. I have already ordered from thr once.. that time they didnt gave us even a penny discount.. But today as My mobile no. is registered with them . They have given me 400 rs off without any coupon code or offer. Just Plain Call and Order offer..

18) Think Global. Go Local.

19)Subscribe ur email-id to online portals which U visit and shop frequently … It totally a personal choice too as U may need to control ur urge before spending …

20) Do productive work while doing unproductive work.  eg : While Watching TV , Either U can do Iron of ur clothes, chop/cut vegetables.

Green Living : Try to adapt green living in ur life
Switch off Bulbs , TV , charger ,AC ,FAN in short any electrical item , when u dont need them .
One can plant many indoor plants (like money plant) in ur house. That will keep ur house atmosphere healthy and fresh. Opt for herbals plants too.

21)  Use Public transport whenever possible . Its for public . Its cheapest and safest too.
Be punctual . If u r going some where , try to reach there before time. Others will be happy to see u .

Checklist for Festival Cleaning – Part 3

  1. Thorough cleaning of Sofa and sofa covers if any.
  2. Sofa tables/side tables and remove all unwanted stuff.
  3. Remove all expired products from bathroom. Give deep cleaning. Scrub all dirt from Tiles. Use any good quality cleaner.
  4. Door mats. Wash and dry door mats. if need replacement , write in your buy list.
  5. Deep cleaning of refrigerator.
  6. Balcony. Sell or throw all old newspaper , Scrape from your house.
  7. Plants. Clean and wash all plants . Remove debris.
  8. Sell all unwanted stuff and relax.