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Every Thursday I will be bringing you another instalment of my guest series, Money Talks. I’ll be featuring bloggers from all walks of life giving their answers to money related questions. Hopefully you will find a new blog to read and learn more about other people online. Money Talks will be live every Thursday and I’ve got some absolutely fantastic bloggers taking part! Hope you enjoy it. If you’re a blogger and want to take part then get in touch. This weeks instalment features The Organised Life Project. You can check out the The Organised Life Project website here.
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging 4 years ago on Maternity leave with my eldest son. I blogged rather fruitlessly for a long time before I discovered the whole blogging community and the importance of self-promotion. In January 2017, I had the idea for The Organised Life Project and found that lots of people wanted to organise their lives too. So The Organised Life Project became its own site in July 2017.
What inspired your blog name?
I wanted to share what I’d learned about being organised as a working parent, and to document organising different aspects of my life, not just my home (although that’s important too). So I look at relationships, family life, spiritual life – basically all aspects of your life!
What is your attitude to money – are you a spender or a saver?
I’m a spender, and have to make a really concentrated effort to save – it doesn’t come naturally to me at all! If I have a payment due, or I know I’ve got some additional money coming to me for something, I’ll spend it in my head 5 times over before I see a penny.
What is the best bargain you have ever purchased?
Probably a Primark jacket that I bought and wore so many times. Not a bargain in terms of money spent, but definitely a winner in terms of cost per wear.
What is the biggest splurge you have ever made?
A beaded ballgown when I was at University for £100 – money I definitely couldn’t afford, and I wore it once.
If you had £100,000 right now what would you do with it?
Make a big payment on our mortgage and buy two new cars. Boring but it would definitely pay off in the long run!
If you could go back 10 years & give yourself one piece of money related advice what would it be?
Save, even a very small amount, every single month. Even £10 will add up.
What was the last item you purchased?
Some tonic water (for Gin and Tonic) and some paracetamol. That makes me sound more rock and roll than I really am!
What is your favourite ever blog post?
How to declutter your entire home in one month I’m proud of it because it’s what I’ve really become ‘known’ for. My readers tend to find this one on Pinterest and then come to join The Organised Life Project. We do cover finances as part of the project too.
What is your biggest money regret?
Not saving more, and frittering money away on silly luxuries like coffee and snacks.
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