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Growing Up|| Moving Out tips and advice- Part 2

Hey Beauties,

I hope you’re all doing good and welcome to part 2 of my moving out tips and advice. I really enjoyed making these posts and so I’m sure to make more.

In no particular order here’s 15 more tips and advice.

  1. Turn the fridge/ freezer on-

    These are always more then likely turned off when you move in and since they need a few hours to get chilled make sure it’s one of the first things you do, especially as moving isn’t an easy task so cracking open a cold one in the evening is very appealing.

  2. Decor-

    This can be pretty pricey for your place to look nice, so if you’re crafty you can make things for far cheaper.

  3. Let there be light-

    Make sure you have light bulbs otherwise you’ll realise it’s getting dark too quick and you don’t want a mid night shopping trip.

  4. Register to vote-

    This isn’t an automatic thing so you need to give them your new address.

  5. Unwanted post-

    On moving day, you may find a pile of the old tenants post. It’s illegal to open and wrong to throw away so simply write return to sender, person unknown.

  6. Throw/ donate-

    Doing these things prior to moving would be so much better, meaning you don’t need to pack as much stuff when it comes to moving.

  7. Update your address-

    Let places such as the bank know the updated address.

  8. Plan out meals-

    When it comes to food shopping it can be extremely expensive and if you’re buying things that you won’t end up eating, for example a whole loaf of bread, buy a smaller one or none at all.

  9. Alarms-

    Make sure all the fire alarms work as you don’t want any nasty accidents.

  10. Suppliers-

    Don’t go for the first deal you see when it comes to things like WiFi, shop around as you’re more then likely to find a far better deal.

  11. Transportation-

    This is pretty important given it’s moving your entire life from one place to the next so make sure you’re either doing it yourself and have the right vehicle available or hire out a company which will cost more but make sure they have good reviews.

  12. Time off work-

    It’s hard enough to juggle a social life and work together but since adding moving house to the mix is sure to be tiring so see if you can get the Time off work for just a few days, even if it means only to move everything in with no unpacking.

  13. Basic brands-

    Don’t be so picky when it comes to things like food shopping, basic brands are just as good as the real thing, they simply don’t spend the money on packaging.

  14. Ask about the walls-

    If you’re renting, landlords tend to not like having holes put in the walls, so if that’s the case you can use Velcro tape and command hooks.

  15. Locksmith-

    When moving into the place it would be best to ask the landlord if they installed a new door lock as all the keys may not have been handed in, if not it may be best to get a new one.

Hope you’ve enjoyed part 2. If you’ve read both part 1 and 2 and seen I’ve missed some good points, feel free to message me.

Lauren

XOXO

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DIY money box

I’m a pretty big fan in saving money and already own two money pots, though I recently brought a jar to also keep money for a separate reason. When I purchased this jar I always had intentions in DIYing it, so I though I might as well share with you the process. All the materials I used I either already owned or paid under a £1 (excluding the spray paint which cost £3.80).

These are the materials I used-

  • Jar
  • Spray paint
  • Letter stickers
  • Jem stickers
  • Sissors
  • Masking tape

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First step was taping the part I didn’t want spray painted so I can place the sticker letters there.

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I then used the silver spray paint and sprayed all over the jar. For this part I did lay some newspaper down to avoid making a mess.

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Once dry I peeled off the tape and placed the letters in the center of the non spray painted part, using the word ‘SAVE’, you could use other words but I personally liked the look of this after seeing a similar design on Pinterest.

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The edges from where the tape had been peeled off looked rough and I wanted it nice crisp so I used gold glitter washi tape. I also wanted an added extra shine so I stuck on some silver jems over the center on the washi tape.

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The finished outcome looks pretty good to be honest, especially how I’m able to see how full the pot is, the colour scheme matches my room pretty well.

It would be amazing if you create a design using this as an inspiration, I’d love to see it.

Lauren

Xoxo

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Mine And Richard’s One Year Anniversary

Richard and I’s one year anniversary has just past and we had a really special day having an adventure in London.

To start our travels,

We departed at around 7.30am to catch our train down to London Victoria where we then got a cheeky Mc Donalds breakfast. We then caught the underground to Camden station and travelled down to Regents Park ZSL London Zoo by bus. We arrived at 10.30am which was pretty early, so that ment no ques and as we prepaid for our tickets we got let straight in.

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Upon entry we headed straight into the Gorilla Kingdom with an instant greeting of some baby monkeys and a gorilla. Then it was onto the Tigers where I got some pretty good photos.DSC00413

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We then ended up facing a camel with a real hump. 😉

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Richard and I then ended up in some child’s farm area with pigs, goats, chickens, donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs.

There was then some bubble hole to look through that had some strange creature, turned out to be a porcupine, I never released how tame they could be.

The Meerkat’s were so cute with their little ways.

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It was then onto the ‘Land of the Lion’s’, they were so beautiful as they sunbathed.

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Walking though some doors we discovered we were in the squirrel monkey’s room, which we had no barrier between us and them, One of them was carrying a tiny baby.

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We then went onto the Bugs section which turned out to be the worst for me, for they had spiders. There was a whole room in which the spiders were in webs above you, I ran though that pretty much as they are my worst fear and I felt I was far too close to them. I told Richard he could go back in as I knew I was too quick for him to really look, so I wait outside the next time round.

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Birds were our next stop and after seeing these three huge pelicans, we had to get a selfie :D.19679550_1986364614915905_662613664_n.jpg

Penguins were what Richard wanted to see and so we got real close to their tank, that he kept getting splashed :D. Their woddle is so cute.

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Then into the greenhouse of butterflies that could freely fly about and kept touching our heads, they were huge and beautifully coloured, each with their own unique pattern.

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Sea aquarium was next on the list, with wanting to see a starfish, shark, Sea turtle, Nemo and Dory. Unfortunately no shark or sea turtle but there were other turtles. They had various shapes, sizes and colours of starfishes, my personal favourite were the blue ones.

I had high hopes there’d be a clown fish (Nemo) and a blue tang (Dory) from one of my favourite Disney film ‘Finding Nemo/ Finding Dory’ and luckily they did.

Then for the main reason why I wanted to go to a zoo, Giraffe’s. I’d never seen one in the flesh and they turned out to be my favourite animal there. They are just so graceful with their long legs and neck, though they did do something pretty grim, one was having a wee and another bent down and drank it, ewww. DSC00575.JPGDSC00578.JPG

Last were hippos, they were tiny but chubby and that made them really cute.

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Of course there were a few more animals but I didn’t want to completely bore you haha.

I had to have a quick browse in the gift shop, because who doesn’t? I got some really adorable things.

We then caught the underground to Leicester Square where we were planning on eating. We had a gorgeous meal at the place directly opposite the station, ‘Angus Steak House’, we had Calamari Rings starter and then the main, which I had BBQ Pulled pork chicken with chips and Richard had a Chicken Carolina.

For some added adventure, we took a walk through China town, which we then ended up at Hamleys, the oldest and largest toy shop in the world and one of the world’s best-known retailers of toys. Richard and I were shocked at how many floors the shop had. We then ventured onto the Disney store which I was fairly disappointed about, mainly because how small and crowed the store was, we were like sardines.

We then travelled home during rush hour which of course ment no seats for the majority of the journey. By the end of this day we were so tired and ready for bed.

Thank you so much to my amazing boyfriend Richard, for having treated me to this whole day.

I love you mostest.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and got something out of this, even if its just an idea for you to do as a day out 🙂

Lauren

Xoxo

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