I think you’ll all agree when I say that paperwork is one of the biggest clutter culprits in most homes. ‘Going paperless’ is a semi-regular series on eliminating paper from your home in order to save time, reduce clutter and benefit the environment.

Step 2: Digitising

Home inspiration folder before

When The Man and I (okay, pretty much just me) were in the early stages of decorating our new pad I had a home scrapbook.

I trawled through my favourite online shops for furniture and sites like Flickr for ideas of how to pull it all together. I also painstakingly scanned in my fave magazine pages because I hate cutting them up. I had all the images saved on my computer and laid them all out in spreads, but of course it wasn’t very convenient to flip through so I printed out all of the pages and organised them in a binder. Oh yes I did.

Not surprisingly, it wasn’t the most effective tool for organising my decorating ideas since it was quite time consuming to maintain, not to mention a dreadful waste of paper and ink.

Home inspiration folder after

My, how things change in just a couple of years.

Enter Pinterest. The light of my life. My true love.

It was love at first click and I was head over heels. Stylish, of course, but so handy too (just what every girl needs). We’ve been together a while now and I’m still just as smitten as I was at the beginning.

Many of you are probably already as addicted as I am, so this is mainly for those who perhaps have done a bit of browsing but aren’t regular users. Seriously, get thee an account.

You can follow your fave trendsetters, so your feed won’t just be kittens and shirtless men (unless that’s what you want, in which case, you can have as many kittens and shirtless men as you like – hurrah!). It also means you’ll be able to organise and save your pins for later, all with their original sources intact.

So ditch the outdated scrapbook, sign up and of course make sure you follow me!


2 Responses

  • Dan

    Haha, Pinterest must use the WebCam in computers to find out the gender of the viewer. To me, Pinterest is a cacophony of contradicting food and scantily clad girls-in-training-clothes pictures with phrases written over the top about how many jumping-squat-wall-bound-derrier-infused pushups they should do.

    Gonna grab a wig and re-load the page to see if I get kittens and shirtless men as a test!

    See you on the weekend 😉

    • Haha! That’s true, it’s either food porn, or workout tips featuring girls with ribs poking out.

      I only repin the food, you can tell where my priorities lie.

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