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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Keeping your bedroom mess-free isn't as time consuming as it might sound. You don't have to spend hours a week cleaning your room from top to bottom. It's just a tiny thing each day that can keep everything in order. Here are 5 ways you can keep a tidy bedroom. These steps may seem small but I can guarantee you they'll will have a big impact. 

1. Make Your Bed
A tidy bed can give the illusion of a tidy room whether or not everything else is in place. Try fitting this chore into your everyday morning routine. You could do it as soon as you wake up or just before leaving the house. It's a great habit to get into and once it's done, you're more likely to stay organised throughout the day. If you're still struggling to motivate yourself, buy a nice throw blanket and some pretty throw pillows to arrange on the bed for a more decorative take on the task. 

2. Put Things Away Properly
Things get lost when they're left where they don't belong. Even though it only takes a second to throw something on the floor, it doesn't take much longer to put an item in its rightful home. Knowing where things are now will make your life so much easier if you're ever pressed for time in the future and could mean the difference between a ten minute search and a quick grab and go.  

3. Get Rid of Things You Don't Need
Make sure you're not wasting valuable space on things you don't need or use anymore. Go through everything you own and either throw out or donate anything you haven't touched in over a year. 

4. Keep a Hamper in Your Room 
Having a hamper or basket will make sure dirty clothing is kept out of sight. It will also help you stay on top of your laundry if you have all your worn clothes in one place. 

5. Clear Your Desk Space
A tidy desk can give the room a more spacious feel. To get more surface space out of your desk, either keep items off to the side or leave less things on display. Taking the time to organise your smaller items will keep your desk from becoming cluttered. You can either hide these items in draws or store them in containers. For more practical items, such as pens and pencils, keep them in a jar on your desk so they are easily accessible. 

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Friday, January 13, 2017

I can't believe I'm in my final year of high school. There are so many decisions heading my way. It's all very overwhelming, especially for an indecisive person like me. I have to know what I want to study, where I want to study and even when I want study. I've been thinking a lot about whether or not I should take a year off between high school and Uni and have recently come to the conclusion that some time away from the classroom might do me some good. If there's one thing I know, it's that there's much more I need to know about myself before I can go on to make any life-changing choices. The only problem is, there's only so much you can learn about yourself while sitting at a desk. 

Like with any major decision, you have to weigh up the pros and cons. In terms of a gap year, there are obviously costs to consider and the fact that you'll be one year behind your friends when actually starting Uni, but I think that for what you'll take away from those 365 days, whether that's knowledge or memories, it'll be worth it. I think a gap year has the potential to be a real eye-opener. Even though I have a career path in mind, there's the possibility of that changing after spending some time away from school. A gap year would give me the chance to really experiment with different jobs and hobbies. If I really put myself out there, I might even discover a talent I never knew I had. Then I could turn that hidden passion into turn into the best future job I could have ever hoped for.

I think that if I do end up taking a gap year, I wouldn't regret it. In saying this though, I would make sure I used the time wisely. A gap year is the the perfect opportunity to grow as a person, to develop your strengths and overcome your weaknesses. You can become the best version of yourself that you can possibly be and for me, that's all I could ever want to get out of my year off. 

These are just my thoughts on taking a gap year. What do you think? Are you for or against?

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Today's list has something for everyone! Whether you like playing a musical instrument, being creative or working outdoors, there'll definitely be a job here to suit you and your personality. Making money is no easy task but I think if you choose something on this list that is similar to a hobby you enjoy, it won't even feel like a job at all! 


Housesit for a neighbour

Busk with a group of friends

Do the paper round

Sell baking around school

Auction second-hand goods online

Get a part-time retail job

Work at a grocery store

Fill out paid surveys

Set up a car wash

Take on more jobs around the house

Mow lawns


Sell crafts at a local market

Hold a yard sale

Assist an elderly person with their daily chores

Help out at a family business 

Coach a sports team

Sell your own homegrown fruits and veggies. 

Walk dogs

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