How to choose the right blender for you.

How to choose the right blender for you.

 

What are you using it for?

Will it be used once a month, once a week, twice a week, daily? Are you planning on making the occasional smoothie, or homemade peanut butter a couple of times a week?  If you’re not planning on using your blender very often then it’s advisable to purchase a cheap blender for around $30 – $40.  If however you are planning on using it multiple times a week or daily then it makes sense to spend more money.

 

What do the numbers mean?

There are so many different numbers associated with choosing a blender.  From 900 watt motors, to 3 horsepower, to 28,500 revolutions per minute.  Plainly speaking the higher the number of watts or horsepower, the more times the blade will spin per minute (RPM).  Simply put, if you want a really good blender look for one with at least a 2 horsepower motor, if you’re just looking for a cheap blender then it doesn’t matter as much.

 

Size.

Before you even look into buying a blender, decide where you want to put it. If you want it to go on your kitchen side then you will need to check the distance between the lower cabinet and the upper cabinet.  Most times this will be 17 inches, but if yours is any smaller you might need to invest in a shorter blender.

ninja blender

Glass or Plastic?

Most blenders now come with plastic containers rather than glass. The big brands – Vitamix, Blendtec, Ninja all come with BPA-free plastic, although it is a matter of preference.  Cheaper blenders might come with cheap plastic, whilst glass is heavy and breaks easily when dropped.

Keeping your house clean and tidy

Being a mum, one of the hardest things to keep clean and organised in my house is toys.  Everyday, or occasionally multiple times a day, I find myself nagging at my children to pick up their toys and tidy them away.  Even though we currently live in a large house now, toys and kids stuff still accumulates and builds up.  So I wanted to share with you all some helpful tips and tricks to decluttering your house from toys, and finally being able to keep them under control.

 

Throw away broken toys.

broken toy

I can’t even comprehend how many times I`ve kept old, broken toys or pieces of puzzles in the hopes that we’ll fix them or find the rest.  Enough is enough, trash all the odd pieces of toys, broken dolls and missing pieces. Believe me you will find yourself with so much more room.  

 

Old toys

My children have so many old toys that they no longer play with. However, when it comes to giving away old toys they suddenly become their favourite toy that they cannot part with.  In my family we have a rule; if toys aren’t used in over 2 months they have to go.  Making it a part of a seasonal tidy up can help, and letting the children pass their toys onto those less fortunate can give them a sense of generosity and pride.

 

Organise

Using bins and baskets to hold toys is a great way to know where everything is.  When everything has a place it is so much easier to tidy them away at the end of the day. Children only learn how to be neat and organised through their parents; so showing them how to organise is the best way to go.

Hello!

Hi there.  My name is Georgia, and I’m one half of this blog – Dave and Georgia.  Me and Dave have been married for 15 years, and have 3 children; 12, 9 and 7. We currently live in Devon, and absolutely love it. Though we seem to move house every 4 years so who knows where we will be living next.

We decided to start writing a blog together because we both love working on the house and garden. If Dave’s not outside gardening then you’ll find him inside sweating away in the Kitchen.  And if you don’t find me in our office upstairs trawling through emails you’ll find me upcycling some old furniture.  Although truth be told, the best place to find us is in the garage going DIY.

We’re a bit of a minimalist family. Which we can definitely thank moving around on a regular basis for. When you’ve needed to chuck your life in a bag on a regular basis, object’s don’t hold quite the same value.

On this blog expect to see lots of renovation and DIY ideas, recipes and health food posts, gardening tips and tricks and upcycling ideas.  I hope you enjoy reading our blog.  We’ll be back to post some more blogposts soon.

Thanks,
Dave and Georgia