Wednesday 7 February 2024

5 things that I bought in January!

I said to myself at the start of the year that I would try not to spend much on things that I don't really need like takeaway coffee, lunch out and magazines and so far I am doing well. I have been buying over things, things we probably don't need but have made mine/lives a little easier, these are some of my favourites.

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Air Fryer Liners!
We got an air fryer at the start of the year and read about the paper air fryer liners that you can get. They fit into my 9L air fryer perfectly and really saves on the cleaning of the removable trays in the air fryer. I did learn that you shouldn't put one in when you are pre-heating the air fryer with no food in as it burns. Eek! It did feel a bit wasteful buying paper one's so I have since gone on to buy silicone one's which are reusable. 

Kitchen Tongs!
I realised when I got the air fryer I would need some sort of tongs to get the food out, especially after burning myself a couple of times, not badly but enough to realise I needed a little something to help get the food out. These kitchen tongs did the trick!

Nail Polish Remover Clips!
Nail Polish Remover Clips

I have been using gel nail polish and to remove the gel you have to soak your nails in acetone. I had read that you could use cotton wool and tin foil to hold it in place but that seemed like a bit of a faff and waste so I bought some of these Nail Polish Remover Clips which are reusable. You put a bit of soaked cotton wool in the clip and then pop them on your nails. I have used them a couple of times and they do the job perfectly!

Kitsure Shower Caddy - 2 Pack Shower Rack! 

Kitsure Shower Caddy 2 Pack

We realised we needed some sort of shelving above the bath soon after we got the shower put in late last year. Our bathroom walls are not tiled so the usual shelves with the suction pads wouldn't work so when I came across these Kitsure Shower Caddies I wanted to give them a try. They use adhesive tapes and I did wonder if they would be strong enough to hold the shelves up and things in the shelves but so far so good. I have told the girls not to overload them though. The bottom of the shelves lets the water drain out, they are rust free, are a good size and look perfect in my bathroom. 

A Tumble Dryer!
Our biggest buy for the month and probably the next 6 months was the CANDY Condenser Tumble Dryer. It has made such a difference to our lives by being able to get the washing dried quickly! We now tend to save the washing for a Sunday afternoon because we are with British Gas and they have their Peak Save Sunday's where electricity is half price. It is a 9kg one which is bigger than our washing machine so there is plenty of room in to to dry everything. We only use one setting on it, the mix and dry one which dry's different materials easily and it only takes about an hour and 20 minutes to dry a full load. The only thing that I don't like about it is that the condenser tray which collects the water is right at the bottom of the dryer which is a bit of a faff as you have to take the front panel off each time that you empty it.

Have you bought anything good lately?


  1. Thisiswhereitisat8 February 2024 at 17:10

    Couldn't live without a tumblr drier. Love my silicabe liners for my airfryer, so easy to clean as well :)

  2. I've never used a filter for my air fryer, but I've never burnt myself on it either. I only use my tumble dryer once a week but it does help loads. xx

  3. I just have to comment about your condenser dryer. When we lived in England, our house had a cond dryer. We don't have those here in the US, so I had not idea you have to empty the water. After a while, I couldn't figure out why my clothes wouldn't get dry! Somehow I figured it out!