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A short explanation to why my site is called “Oh Positive Mum”. Two things I discovered when I became a mother. One was during pregrency and the zillon blood tests and what not. I found out my blood type. I’m sure you can figure which type I am. The other was when my eldest daughter […]
Many of you probably visit my blog and wonder why I am eBay crazy. Why I’m sell, sell, sell. Well the reason is that I don’t like wasting and the thought of just dumping everything into landfill makes me cringe. Everything I list up on eBay are items that have so much use left in […]
It seems that whatever I do. I seem to be chasing my tail. Laundry is continuous, I’m constantly making food and then clearing up. I never seem to stop. Dishes to be done and then put the away. Tidying up the toys after the kids play. So when do I get a chance to sit […]
I’ve had so many setbacks since my last post. Not with clearing up my house by blogging it. I have however starting using the hashtag #clearingupmyhome on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook etc. Now I just have to find a way to include that into this site and I’ll be laughing.
Every week I’m faced with mountains of clothes that I have had to wash dry and then sorted ready to put away. My eldest daughter is meant to put her own away and same goes for my husband. That leaves my youngest and mine to do. Unfortunately this never goes to plan.
On the 22nd February 2016 will mark the two years that I have been on this downsize, declutter and new way of approach to things and stuff. I look around my house and see so much still here and how I haven’t made any progress. Then something happens like my eldest daughter gets ill. TMI […]
Made it to my target this week. I set myself a goal of listing seven items onto eBay this week. It is now Thursday evening and I am really tired but nine new items have been listed today. I didn’t manage to make a start last week because my daughter broke her foot and so […]
Last week I posted a dress at the local post office that I had sold on eBay. Great stuff something has left the building! That alone made me super happy. Then the person that served me at the post office ended up charging me less than what I put on eBay for postage. I didn’t […]
While I was busy, cleaning the kitchen. Tiding up after the children. Making countless meals for everyone. I heard drilling and other things moving up stairs. Such as heavy metal music, being played so loud I think the area could hear it. I wasn’t about to investigate as I husband didn’t seem to be in […]
It’s nearly a year since we have lived in this house. And I still feel like I’m losing the battle with the room of doom. I do however now have a desk in there and have more access to many things that I am (too) slowly listing onto eBay. Doesn’t look great does it. It […]
Wow time has flown. Summer holidays with the girls were eventful. My husband surprised me with a over-night trip to London for my birthday. Fluffy (eldest daughter) started swimming lessons and I’m so proud to say she has taken to it like a fish. Bubbles (youngest daughter) has adapted to nursery and no more tears […]
Yes finally! I’ve started listing on eBay again. Updated two items that weren’t selling and hopefully now they will go. I’ve set myself a target of listing five items a week. This depends on if enough items sell because I could end up with what appears to be a shop of items. As much as […]
Monday – procrastinating wasn’t the word. Ended up spending nearly a whole day at Romany’s (Pudding and boo) and we were discussing the surprise gift that my husband had bought for me. Later on in the day, it came. A A5 filofax in bright pink. When I say bright, I mean Filofax A5 Size The […]
This week has been a challenge to get through. Monday – I turned into 1950’s mother. House spotless upstairs and down. Children and husband fed a good healthy dinner and all was well. Then after the girls had gone to bed I did a spot of decorating in the living room. Tuesday – house was […]
A friend, Carrie, needed money towards her holiday and as a joke I said I’d pay her to come and clean my house. Well after a while it seemed to make sense. Trying to deep clean, decorate and have little helpers all in one day is quite a task.
Try this, if someone (parents, partner, children) is shouting at you. Whisper back to them. “I’ll talk to you when you are calm.” Of course they’ll shout some more and say that they can’t hear you. Just whisper the same again. Repeat until they stopped shouting and say calmly, now at a normal talking level, […]
I’ve had this unit in my bathroom at my old house and there it was the perfect size for our needs but now we have moved it just doesn’t seem to work. It works, just doesn’t fit into our new bathroom. It blocks out the light from the window and just looks like an eyesore […]
So I sell items on eBay right? I also get a lot of deliveries from various companies. Be it nappies or other household essentials that I buy in bulk to save money in the long run. All come in good sized cardboard boxes. Which have been stored ready to send other items in. Problem is […]
When you try to do your best for your children by teaching them to be polite, right and wrong and just giving them the best. You find so much advice from every where. Be it as a post that has been shared on facebook, or forums full of parenting advice. Not to mention, family and […]