Guest Post: Lisa from Retro Housewife Goes Green

Welcome, Lisa From Retro Housewife Goes Green!

While I’m taking some downtime after the wedding, I’ve asked the lovely Lisa from Retro Housewife Goes Green to share some spring cleaning tips with us today. I met Lisa on Twitter on the monthly #VintageChat.
Spring is just around the corner so I thought it was high time to get these fresh tips to make your home more sprightly this season! I can’t wait to include these methods into my routine.

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DIY Natural Home Cleaning Solutions: Part 1A – Kitchen

Weekends over the last little while have been crisp and sunny and have inspired The Mister and I to really get on top of our housework. Saturdays have been spent doing the laundry, washing the dishes (we do these more frequently than just weekly!), tidying up, and other general chores. Throw in the added pressure of completing my degree, our house was sparkle-arkle-arkling! Let’s face it, there’s nothing more satisfying than procrastinating and cleaning your house instead of studying. Okay, maybe wasting time in other ways is also good, but I always feel fabulous once our house is neat and tidy. Tidy home = tidy mind, or something like that.

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DIY: Upcycling the upcycled – turning planter boxes into shelves part 1

I love our little flat, but being a rental I can’t really fix anything to the walls in terms of storage. I’d love to pop some shelves up above my desk however the need for a hammer drill and much planning isn’t really a part of our rental contract.

I hunted around on eBay for shelves to sit on my desk instead. I couldn’t find anything suitable so thought outside of the box and found some planter boxes: two lots for $40. They needed a little work to bring them up to shelf standard but I was up for the challenge.

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Home Organisation: My work space

We live in a small one bedroom flat in Melbourne. It’s not tiny but it’s certainly not huge. It’s not a ‘cosy 1 bedroom apartment with en suite’, nor is it a studio. Our flat is one of twelve, there are six flats each of 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms. We have four very distinct rooms: kitchen, lounge room, bedroom, and a bathroom Read more