You may remember I blog post I shared a couple of months back, where I shared the changes we were making to Live Lagom. This has been such an exciting and educational and we’re already half way through!
We’ve been doing our best to live more eco-friendly and I think we’re doing well. Our main aim when we started was to reduce our food waste. As a family of 6, with too many fussy eaters in the family, this was one of our most wasteful areas.
At our shopping trip to Ikea, we bought lots of tubs and tuperware to help keep items fresh. This has helped hugely, with both saving money and throwing less in the bin. One way that I’ve saved money each week is by, buying large packs of chicken. I would normally buy a 500g pack for around £3.99. This was because once I opened the packet of chicken I was worried cling film wouldn’t keep it fresh enough. Now however I buy the 1kg pack of chicken and using our ikea 365+ food container, I’m able to get three dinners worth out of it. It may sound like a small saving but for me it feels great!
Our food containers have also been great for when I cook too much. Ben has loved this the most as he gets to take the leftovers to work for lunch.
Another thing that I feel has made a big difference for us are our new TROVÄRDIG pans. Being the only cook in the house I’m the only one that gets to use these so that might be why I feel like they’ve made such a difference. They are a great size to cook enough for our large family but they don’t take forever to boil water.
In the living room we’ve made it feel much warmer and cozier. Our house in out in the country side which means we aren’t on the gas mains, and use oil to heat the house. This can be crazy expensive through winter and super cheap through summer. With this in mind we wanted to try and reduce and avoid topping up during the winter months. Our living areas are rather open plan, so while in discount corner we managed to pick up a set of curtains for our patio doors and another set to cover the doors. Just putting the curtains over the patio doors made a HUGE difference. It felt 100 percent warmer and looked so much prettier. We didn’t end up putting the other curtains over the other doors because it was needed. Instead I used the fabric to make a door stopper for the kitchen.
Continuing with the living room we also bought some gorgeous lamps to save us having to put on the 8 spot lights. We also got some throws for our sofas, these have been a big hit with the kids and I love coming down stairs on a Saturday morning to find them all snuggled together under them.
So far I think it is going well. The Live Lagom project hasn’t just been about changing our house it has spread out into many areas of our lives. Morgan has even been sharing all about it at school!