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How To Spend Less Money on Clothes and Avoid Waste

How to spend less money on clothes and avoid waste. Learn to look after your clothes by understanding the washing care instructions with this handy infographic.

// Avoid throwaway and fast fashion trends. Choose pieces you can mix up with more fashion led accessories instead to achieve the latest looks  – or even better, develop your own signature style that won’t need to change as the wind blows

// Always, always check if an item is dry clean only before you buy it. This is the one thing that I constantly forget to do and I have a whole section of my wardrobe that is ‘things I’ve worn once before I can’t be bothered to get them dry cleaned’. When you’re shopping on a budget, this is definitely something that could sway you not to buy.

// Brush up on your washing symbols. The folks at Data Label asked me to share the survey that they carried out with you guys – can you believe they found out that 56% of people were confused about the care instructions on their clothes? Well, yep – I have ruined a gorgeous silk top by sticking it in the washing machine instead of paying attention to the label! You can see the full survey results over at Laundry and Cleaning News. Thankfully, Data Label have created this amazing infographic to make taking care of your purchases easier so you can spend less money on clothes and avoid waste. I had no idea those drying symbols even existed!

How To Spend Less Money on Clothes and Avoid Waste

// Use Pinterest to come up with multiple outfit ideas to create a capsule wardrobe from a few key pieces. Instead of feeling like you need to buy something new, shop from your own wardrobe and style up a new outfit using items you would never normally wear together.

// Spend more on quality essentials like a great fitting pair of jeans that washes well and basic tops that you can wear again and again without the quality failing. It might seem like a no brainer to buy the cheaper version of something, but it’s a false economy. Having to replace these pieces less will save you money as well as looking after the environment and avoiding waste.

What tips and advice do you rely on how to spend less money on clothes and avoid waste?

Loves x xx

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Bathroom Inspiration & Our Wet Room Bathroom

Ceridwen's Cauldron Bath Melt by Lush

It was going to be one of the last rooms on our list to renovate, but last week our shower started playing up and it looks like we’re going to need to rip out our wet room bathroom sooner than we thought!

When we first moved in, the bathroom was very clearly the most recently fitted and decorated room in the house. I wasn’t a huge fan of the wet room bathroom design and as time has gone on the room just look shabbier and dirtier. The floor that has been fitted has a very rough texture, presumably to avoid any slips on the floor, but it makes the room so hard to clean and stains really easily as well – so now the floor is kind of pink from my hair dye – oops!

Having said that, I can definitely see the appeal of having a wet room – even though I’m only 30 years old I struggle a lot around the house due to an ongoing issue with a weak muscle in my back. I have to avoid bending and leaning over as my back isn’t strong enough to maintain that position – causing problems if I ever drop something on the floor… which is a lot!!
With a wet room I never have to worry about stepping over a shower tray or getting laid down in a bath and not being able to get out… but I do miss having a bath so much!

Premier Bathrooms Haven Walk In Bath - Bathroom Inspiration and Our Wet Room Bathroom
Image courtesy of Premier Bathrooms

When Premier Bathrooms asked me to share their walk in baths and shower prices with you I spotted an answer to all my problems – a mini walk in bath! I was always a shower person until recently, but I discovered the amazing healing powers of a bath through a series of Lush bath product reviews and now I’m distraught without one. Not only do they help you relax your mind, but the heat and relaxation is great for my back muscles too.

Unfortunately our bathroom is too small to accommodate a full size bath, but these walk in baths come in all different shapes and sizes which is perfect for tiny bathrooms and the little door means I don’t have to struggle to get in and out on my own – there’s little more embarrassing than being 30 years old and needing help to get out of the bath when you’re wet and naked!!

So suddenly I’m excited about the idea of renovating our bathroom sooner than expected and maybe I will consider another wet room bathroom after all – as long as I can choose the style of floor myself! Here are some ideas I’ve got floating around my head for our new bathroom renovation:

Bathroom Inspiration and Our Wet Room Bathroom

1. Walk In Bath | Premier Bathrooms  //  2. Palm Leaf Shower Curtain | H&M
3. Jakarta Bath Towel | Bedeck Home  //  4. Macrame Hanging Planter | Knotty Knotty Macrame
5. Accessories | H&M

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