Ask Away Blog: January 2019

New and Slimmer You? Here's What to Eat

Tuesday, January 15, 2019




We all need a bit of help sometimes and especially when it comes to what we should be eating. It is such an essential part of living, after all, and getting stuck in our ways of eating seems just as natural as getting stuck in our ways of breathing or sleeping. You don’t know how to do it differently because you’ve never tried - and attempting it without any guidance is going to be quite tough.
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How To Budget For Emergencies






Have you got an emergency savings fund? Don’t panic if you don’t. It may shock you to know that almost half of all working adults do not have a backup account to cover their bills should something go wrong. If your refrigerator broke down, or your car broke down, or you fell ill and lost your job, what would you do to cover yourself?


The answer to that is that right now, you need to plan an emergency savings account. Anything in life could really hit you out of left field: you could lose your job. You could find yourself injured and unable to work ever again. You could find yourself broke and needing to repair your car. All of these things need your attention and you need to start building up a buffer between you and any of these issues with your saved cash.


You may well be sitting around and waiting for an outcome from an accident that put you out of work in the first place. Waiting for compensation from a personal injury lawyer can take time, though, and you need to have something in place to help you to pay your bills. With all of this in mind, you need to consider how you could start building your emergency savings account.
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How To Create A Gallery Wall [FREE PRINTABLES]

How to Create a Gallery Wall with FREE PRINTABLES

We've all been scrolling through Instagram when we come across a GORGEOUS gallery wall from our favorite home d├ęcor influencers.  And then you think, man how do they put one of those together?  It's  lot easier than you think, actually and today I'm going to walk you through how to do it.

Organising a Get Away for Your Four Legged Friends

Monday, January 14, 2019





It’s the start of a new year and you’ve probably turned your mind to booking up some sort of vacation at some point or another. But while vacations are fun and extremely enjoyable, many of us feel a sense of sadness at having to leave our beloved four legged friends behind. Not only do we miss our pooches, but finding pet sitters or paying for boarding can be a hassle and expensive. So, why not try to mix the two things you love together? Take a holiday with your pet! Here are a few steps that you should take in order to organise it effectively.

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Three Ways to Make Your Week Easier

Friday, January 11, 2019


When you're living a busy life, it can be difficult to keep a healthy pace. After all, between working full-time, getting exercise, and maintaining a social life, it can seem impossible to find time to relax. Thankfully, there are short-cuts that allow you to get more margin and still get tasks accomplished.

 1. Cleaning Services
Whether it's once a week or once every two weeks, it's an excellent idea to invest in cleaning services to come and help you out. People underestimate the amount of time it takes to deep-clean your home each week. Plus, you can't get those hours back. You also can't recoup that energy. It's a better idea to use professional cleaning services in Olney, MD. While you're relaxing at home or working in the MD office, you can spend time in a different and more productive direction.

2. Beauty Services
 While it's nice to think that you'll make your pedicure a priority, it's not realistic for the busy woman. This is why it's best to head over to the nail salon, book an appointment and allow someone else to take care of it all for you. The same concept applies to the hair salon. In fact, you can bring your work and do it while you take care of your beauty services. This is an excellent way to multi-task. Plus, when you have professionals working on your hair, skin and nails, you'll be able to confidently put your best foot forward. There's nothing worse than knowing you can wear open-toe shoes because your pedicure is really old or neglected. This process also allows you to enjoy a little self-care in the midst of a crazy schedule.

3. Online Grocery Shopping
There are tons of amazing online grocery services you can use. To make things even more convenient, you can do your grocery shopping from the comfort of your bed while watching a great tv show. Most services require you to share when you'd like the groceries to be delivered. Once that happens, all you'll need to worry about is putting the groceries in the fridge. This saves you the time it would take to shop through the aisles, stand in line and load your groceries in the car. Make your life a lot easier with this type of shopping experience.

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How To Organize Winter Clothing

Thursday, January 10, 2019


How to Organize Your Winter Clothing

As much as I love layering and staying cozy and warm in the Winter, I think we can all agree that Winter clothing is bulky and can take up a lot of space in your closet.  It's also challenging to find temporary storage solutions that work for you and your family. 


Today, I put together some ways to organize and store your cold weather gear so it's easy to get to and easy to put away. 

36 Ways to Cut Your Spending

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


36 Ways to Cut Spending

Why does it feel like you never have enough money?  

Well, I have an answer for you but you may not like it.  
It's because you are spending too much.   But how in the heck can you stop? Well, today I have 36 ways to cut spending! 

30 Things to Purge in Your Home |FREE PRINTABLE CHECKLIST|

Monday, January 7, 2019

Our homes accrue A LOT of stuff, no matter how much we try to cut the clutter so it's only fair to take some time every few months to purge some of the categories that tend to build up A LOT of excess. 


Today I have a FREE Printable checklist for you and I'll also tell you how and why to purge each category!  I mean it's Winter so what else are you going to do on that random Saturday afternoon when it's snowing?


Stress Less in 2019: Ten Ways You Can Genuinely Improve Your Wellbeing

Friday, January 4, 2019




1.Learn a new skillLearning something new can be incredibly satisfying, and gives you something to work towards and aim for. Achieving a goal you’ve set can be fantastic for giving your mental health as well as your self confidence a boost. It could be something practical like learning to drive, or something purely for the fun of it, such as learning how to paint in watercolour, how to arrange flowers or how to play a musical instrument. It’s easy to fall into a routine of work, eat, sleep repeat as an adult, which can feel really quite limiting and depressing at times. Giving yourself something to work on like this can push you out of your comfort zone, build your skills and enable you to meet like minded people. Have a think about what your passions are, are you a creative type? Is there a language you’ve always wanted to learn? Is there something you’ve always fancied giving a try? Make it happen!

Things That Will Make Any Car Journey Easier

Thursday, January 3, 2019


Whether it’s a planned out road trip, or just a longer car journey that you’re really not looking forward to as much as you may when it comes to a road trip, traveling by car doesn’t have to be a bad experience - sure, if you’re not going with a luxury RV, then it’s perhaps not the most comfortable form of travel, but it also can be enjoyable and even quite comfortable if you plan ahead a little and bring some things along that can help make the journey more tolerable.

In this post, we’re going to share with you a small list of things you can bring along on your car journey to make it easier and more enjoyable. Plus, it’s worth remembering, that there’s not much that’s more stressful and uncomfortable than being squeezed into a tiny plane seat in coach and then having to deal with long lines at security.

Fight The Fine: Getting Around A Forced Payment

Wednesday, January 2, 2019




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It’s rare that you’ll find someone who has never faced the pain of a fine before. Parking in the wrong place, dropping a piece of litter, and failing to submit tax returns are all common causes of this sort of financial fumble, and all of them are avoidable, making it frustrating when you have to deal with them. In reality, though, most instances of fining in the modern world will have an easy work around. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring the work which can be done to avoid payments like this, even when you should really have to pay.

Why Your Budget SUCKS + How To Fix It

If your budget sucks, there are some simple steps to fixing it so it works for you.


You have a budget in place (or at least you think you do) but for some reason you are still barely getting by paycheck to paycheck and the amounts you are budgeting for different expenses don't seem to be enough.  What's the point of a budget if it's this chaotic, right? 


Wrong! If your budget isn't working for you, it's possible to fix it.  So let's take a look at WHY your budget isn't working and HOW to make it work so that everything is perfectly balanced. 

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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It's a new year and time for a fresh start.  Maybe you plan to start eating better, being more positive, keeping your home more tidy, or even just taking more time for YOU.  But when it comes to your finances and starting fresh, you're probably feeling pretty overwhelmed.  

Am I right?

Do you feel like you are broke or living paycheck to paycheck and you have no idea how to break the cycle? You want to get rid of your obnoxious debt don't you? But you also know you need to save money but how in the heck are you expected to do both at the same time!?

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