Welcome to my list of resources. Here you will find the books, courses and products I use to help me organise my life and home. At the end, I also show you my ‘blogging toolkit’ of resources.
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Books and Courses
I’ve found the following books really helpful with improving my time management and project planning: Get Things Done by David Allen and Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy. You can also find lots more information at the Get Things Done website gtdconnect.com
Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom has some great resources for goal setting and productivity.
Many of my cleaning products are home-made. (See my posts on cleaning the bathroom using vinegar, lavendar and lemon essential oil, and cleaning the kitchen sink, dish-washer and microwave using vinegar and baking soda). I also use Tea Tree and Orange essential oil in my kitchen cleaner. Eucalyptus, tea tree and lemongrass are also great for keeping the head-lice away! Add a few drops to your shampoo and then a few drops to your child’s hair before tying up for school.
When it comes to storage, these sistema containers are great. I use the large sizes for storing Christmas Decorations and the children’s clothes when they are out-of-size. I use various other sizes in my pantry and fridge to store pasta, cereals, fruit and baking ingredients.
Blogging Tool Kit
Here is a list of resources I use to help run the blog.
I use BlueHost to host my domain. I’ve found them to be very helpful, particularly when I switched from wordpress.com to wordpress.org when I made a few mistakes. They were able to talk me through things step by step to get me set up properly.
I’ve also found wordpress.org really easy to use, with lots of great themes and plugins.
I’ve recently purchased the Restored 316 Themes Market theme and will have it set up and ready to reveal to you soon!
Any blog needs a good system to manage the email list. ConvertKit is great for collecting subscribers directly from the website, classifying the subscribers with tags and sending emails out.
I use the website PicMonkey to edit all my photos, add my logo and headers. I’ve found picmonkey really easy to use. There is a free version and a paid login which allows you to save your images and come back to edit them later.
Since I started using Boardbooster to schedule pins to pinterest my followers and engagement has increased dramatically. Boardbooster easily allows you to spread out your pinning, pin to multiple boards and group boards at once, and loop re-pins of boards.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money from your blog. Share a Sale is an affiliate marketing platform where you can find and join a number of affiliate programs.
If you are thinking of starting a blog, or even if you have already started one, I recommend Building a Framework. This book, with accompanying videos, talks you through all the important things you need to do for your blog and include on your blog.
Well, that’s it for now. But I’m sure I will add more to this list as time goes by. If you have any resources you would like to recommend then please comment.