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Home Renovation and Bullet Journals


After pre-ordering this book a couple of months ago, it finally came! I ordered mine from Amazon for £6.49. I have seen a lot people who say that this book is just a 'glorified notebook' and it is, but it is also a notebook that gives thousands of people something to focus on, a starting point or motivation. Say what you will but this book is one of Amazons number 1 selling books. If you want a book with cleaning tips, Mrs Hinch does have one here which is why The Little Book of Lists is literally, a book for lists!


Take a look inside!

The first section is your 'Weekly Hinch Lists'

You can section these by rooms or types of jobs, what ever you fancy. Mrs Hinch has done an example on the first page for you so you can pretty much get started right away!




The next section are 'Tadaa' lists

A 'Tadaa' list to my understanding is basically a 'to do list' so as well as your general cleaning, you can add things like, buy a birthday present for mum or drink water etc. These are designed to keep you motivated and organised at the same time. So satisfying to complete at the end of the day/ week.


The last part of the book is 'Fresh'n up Fridays' now, this doesn't have to be on Friday, it can be any day that works for you. Fresh'n up Fridays just rings a bell right? :P

These are quick blitz cleans around your home sectioned by rooms. Really fun and surprising how much you get done when you want to get them ticks in!


PROS: For £6.49, the quality is fantastic. The book has a nice weight to it, I dropped it on the floor earlier and it was perfectly fine! I also love the spiral binder and hard cover as it makes it so easy to fold the book back and write.

I just love the sections where you can colour in too, when you're taking a quick tea break, spend some time to yourself and just colour in! I find it very therapeutic


CONS: It would be good if the book had little tabs so you could easily navigate to each section quickly.

I'm really excited to get right into this book, I want to wait til I move into our home before properly filling it out so in a years time, I can look back and see how much my lists have changed as not all the rooms will be 'hinchable' when I start.


#hinch #mrshinchlittlebookoflists #bookreview #hinching #hinchyourselfhappy

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Everything is on hold at the moment, we are lucky that our friend/ electrician is happy to continue working in isolation. He should be done by tomorrow but then we face a long wait before the builders finish the job due to all the stores that are closed. I am sure you have been keeping yourself busy but I'm bored out my brains so here is a list of 100 things you can do whilst being at home and safe.


  1. Take a nap

  2. Do some gardening, plant some vegetable seeds/ tree

  3. Clean out under the stairs/ garage/ loft etc

  4. Clear out any out of date food

  5. Organise your freezer and food cupboards

  6. Hoover all the edges and corners of your rooms

  7. De-clutter under your bed

  8. Empty and re-arrange items in your bedside table

  9. Polish your shoes

  10. Descale your kettle

  11. De-crumb that toaster

  12. Sort out all your recycling

  13. Throw away any expired medication

  14. Re-arrange your underwear drawer especially your mismatched socks

  15. Pick at least 5 things you don’t use or wear and sell it/ give it away

  16. Post your gently worn bras to www.smallsforall.org - a charity to help women in Africa

  17. Make a compost bin

  18. Re-arrange some furniture

  19. Cut the grass, hedges or bushes

  20. Clean your makeup brushes

  21. Clean your oven

  22. Clean your washing machine

  23. Clean your windows (inside and outside)

  24. Start a DIY Project

  25. Home science project

  26. Pick a random movie to watch

  27. Play a board game

  28. Read a book

  29. Start a book club with your friends so you can discuss the books

  30. If you don't have a pet, use your imagination

  31. Play a friendly prank

  32. Write a short story

  33. Take another nap

  34. Play catch in your garden

  35. Play a online or console game or even better, SIMS

  36. Do a craft

  37. Cook something different or a dish from another culture

  38. Make the best and biggest all day breakfast you’ve ever made and instagram that sh*t

  39. Bake a delicious cake

  40. Online shopping

  41. Learn to play an instrument

  42. Play iSpy

  43. Download a new game on your app store

  44. Bake a loaf of bread

  45. Make a kick ass smoothie

  46. Play hide and seek

  47. Build a fort or a den

  48. Have a f.r.i.e.n.d.s marathon

  49. If you don't like f.r.i.e.n.d.s - let's end this right now

  50. Have a picnic in your garden

  51. Have a afternoon tea day

  52. Make a bullet journal, or print one off here.

  53. Start a budgeting list or saving plan

  54. Make a bucket list

  55. Write an email or letter to your future self

  56. Write a list of your best traits

  57. Check on your neighbour

  58. Write a letter to an elderly relative

  59. Buy a small gift for someone to let them know you’re thinking of them

  60. Donate £1, £10 or whatever amount to a charity you believe in

  61. Choose 5 people you haven’t spoken with in over 6 months and send them a message

  62. Enter some online competitions

  63. Plan a future trip or holiday

  64. Make a mood board

  65. Update your CV/ LinkedIn

  66. Volunteer for a day (When you can)

  67. Grow an avocado tree

  68. Watch Yotube videos on autoplay

  69. Create a spotify playlist

  70. Try and do the splits

  71. Delete photos from your phone

  72. Unsubscribe to email/ newsletters that are clogging your inbox

  73. Sign up to a newsletter that is more relevant to you

  74. Organise all your important documents such as bills etc

  75. Unfriend people you don't talk to on facebook

  76. Make a Pinterest Board

  77. Re-arrange your phone apps

  78. Do a YouTube fitness work out

  79. Take a extra long bubble bath

  80. Meditate

  81. Do Yoga

  82. Netflix and chill

  83. Make a homemade face mask

  84. Look through some old photos

  85. Watch the sunset or sunrise

  86. Read about a new culture or country

  87. Take a online course

  88. Learn a new skill

  89. Learn a dance to a song

  90. Learn a new language

  91. Learn how to do a cartwheel or handstand

  92. Learn a magic trick

  93. Learn a rap song

  94. Learn calligraphy

  95. Go on Instagram and search #puppy

  96. Research how you can make your home more Eco-friendly

  97. Watch a cartoon to take you back to your childhood (Mine would be Tom & Jerry or The Flinstones)

  98. Break out of a bad habit

  99. Somewhere in the world is happy hour, have a drink (or two)

  100. If you’re still bored, have a shower, fix your hair, do what makes you feel beautiful and take a selfie! Update your profile pics and be happy.

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We collected our keys on the 18th December 2019 and it was only towards February time we were ready to paint as there were so many cracks and holes in the walls! (Previous owners hung A LOT of frames!) Sanding was definitely the worst job, hard labor and dusty AF.


It was SO hard picking out colours for different rooms and trying to save money at the same time. I went for White Emulsion (Everywhere) Gentle Fawn (Spare Bedroom 3) Tranquil Dawn (Master Bedroom) and Goose Down (Living/ Dining Room)


Tranquil Dawn is such a versatile colour which is one of the reasons why I wanted it in our Master Bedroom. The colour sits between green, grey and blue tones which makes it such an easy colour to style with. I'm really looking forward to finishing the skirting boards and seeing our new carpets fitted!


#Dulux #TranquilDawn #HomeRenovation #GirlswhoDIY #DIY #GreenFeatureWall #Featurewall





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