While researching the budget section of my blog, I came across the R1 family, a social experiment together with Sanlam. When I spoke to my mom and editor, she remembered that in 2014 Sanlam ran the R1 man experiment for the first time. I watched the R1 man (name unknown) and the R1 family or S’bu, Londiwe and kids. It was an eye opener … Continue reading 8 things I learned from the one rand experiment.
This is a long blog post. I felt that it was necessary to reintroduce myself to everyone. I wrote and published the first Kasheringyourlife blog on the 28 June 2015 and already 5 weeks later I have over 180 followers (thank you all). I read a blog about blogging and in it they said that people need to know why I am doing this blog … Continue reading Do you know me?
When I was at school in the 70’s and early 80’s, we had a subject called Home Economics where they taught us to knit, sew and cook. They also taught us kitchen hygiene and other housewifely topics. The subject is now called Consumer Studies. The first thing you need to know is how to wash dishes. There is a specific order to this and for … Continue reading Is your kitchen actually clean?
This is a delicious tomato soup that I adapted from Woolies Babies recipe book “meals for babies and toddlers” . I bought the book in 1997 and have been making this ever since. As the kids have grown older I have added garlic to the soup and a little salt and even on occasion cream/Orley whip/Alpro Single. This soup is suitable for babies from 1 … Continue reading Tomato and herb soup
This week I am tackling the cleaning of the lounge and dining room areas of the house. For most of the older South African homes, a small entrance hall leads from the front door into the lounge or dining room. I would include this room in your cleaning schedule for the lounge and dining room. When looking at a cleaning schedule for your front rooms/entertainment … Continue reading Sitting down to clean
You’ve made arrangements with your friends, either to go out for supper, or to a movie. This is what it will cost for two couples to go to the movies, assuming you have movie cards and the 3D glasses. For 4 adult movie tickets, providing you have movie club cards, depending on your movie club, anywhere from R24 per ticket to R58 per ticket. Then … Continue reading How to save on entertainment
I have been ‘meal-planning’ on and off for about 6 months, but only in the last 3 months have I been doing it properly. In that time, our food bill, with the help of online shopping, is down about 15%. The other bonus seems to be my nemesis, the ever shrinking waist bands of my skirts! I noticed this week that certain skirts which have … Continue reading 10 Things you need to know when drawing up a menu plan
A lot of the decluttering blogs that I have read give cleaning schedules for your house and they are all American. In this country a lot of us either have full time domestic, or part time domestic help, very few people have no help at all. My question is this; if you have help do you think your house is actually clean? I mean, how … Continue reading Cleaning up your schedule or scheduling your clean up!
I definitely feel that retail therapy is also a short term bandaid to the real issue of why you are depressed. It also leads you to impulse buying. I have had over the years clothes that I would not normally have bought, specifically because I went shopping to cheer me up! Continue reading The Problem With “Retail Therapy”
Due to technical issues, I have had to post this blog unedited. Please forgive the grammatical errors. On a Facebook group I belong to, the topic of budgets came up and we started talking about the cost of groceries. I have already worked out my budget, which we stick to pretty closely, but I wanted to try a different store. We average R1500 per month per … Continue reading Things I learned while shopping!