How to get the washing dry when it’s cold and wet outside

How to get the washing dry when it's cold and wet outside - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

The cold, wet weather has well and truly set in. I usually notice the drop in temperature and change of season the most when I start pulling out my jackets, scarves and boots for the first time, but also when I’m doing the washing.

Gone are the summer days of popping the clothes outside on the line and having them dry in just a few hours. Now when I hang them out, there isn’t any certainty that they will be dry by the end of the day, even if it hasn’t been raining.

So it’s time to move into wet weather mode when it comes to drying my family’s clothes. For me, that’s usually means a mixture of strategically placed clothes airers around the home as well as consciously using my dryer so it doesn’t send our next electricity bill sky high.

Here are a few of my wet weather washing tips to get help your clothes dry.

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Forty days of yoga

Forty days of yoga - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

Twelve days ago I made myself a promise, a commitment, to practice yoga for 40 days straight – and hopefully beyond – as I build my own home yoga practice.

At the end of last term, I decided not to return to my regular yoga class. As much as I loved it and know that I need to include some regular ‘me time’, our family budget is pretty tight at the moment and the yoga class timetable doesn’t always suit my needs right now. I often feel like I’m racing against the clock and stressed out getting to class, which kind of defeats the purpose of why I go to yoga in the first place.

Instead, I made a decision to work on my own yoga practice in the comfort of my own home.

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How to use essential oils around the home

How to use essential oils around the home - Ever-changing Life of a Mum

I discovered essential oils about three years ago and in that time I have started using them more and more around the home.

Not only is it a more natural and environmental friendly way to keep your home clean, it’s also a great saver for the family budget.

One small bottle of essential oil can go a long way and be used in so many ways round the home that it’s well worth the initial investment.

You will find that you will be able to remove cleaning sprays, floor cleaners, air fresheners and more from the shopping list with some of these simple ideas for using essential oils around the home.

All you really need is water, white vinegar and a few essential oils in your favourite scents (lavender, lemon, orange, tea tree, eucalyptus and peppermint are a few great choices to get you started) and you’re well on your way!

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