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by SarahTheScout
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Tidying up and messing everything up?
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: Tidying up and messing everything up?

Ahh nooooo! I really hate flat pop, it's one of the worst things!
by SarahTheScout
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Living on Own
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Living on Own

I live on my own although my partner comes to stay with me a lot. In some ways I find it better because it's my mess that stresses me out instead of other people's mess. Also I can make things like the kitchen work for me instead of having to compromise and let other people have bits working the way...
by SarahTheScout
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Can openers!
Replies: 10
Views: 673

Re: Can openers!

I'm a bit wary of pull tab cans as have managed to twist and break off the pull tab before now. Had that quite a few times. Then there's the fact it can be hard to pull the tab! I hate the ones with the ring pull thing. It wrecks my fingers trying to lift it even a tiny bit, and then trying to get ...
by SarahTheScout
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Summer dyspraxic life hack!
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Summer dyspraxic life hack!

It really is. And I totally haven't used my new lidded tray yet...
by SarahTheScout
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Household management Tips and ideas Pt 2
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Household management Tips and ideas Pt 2

I feel this is where I've gone wrong most of my life, to do something as correctly as possible I need to give it my full attention. I do find giving my full attention to one thing at a time helps. Most of the time I've had a "I can't do it!' and stormed off or just got bored and lazy. I regula...
by SarahTheScout
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Filling the mug with when making a hot drink..
Replies: 23
Views: 3270

Re: Filling the mug with when making a hot drink..

People always complain to me that I never fill the mug up full... Now I have never done this as I know when I transfer it to the person I will a) Spill it all over the carpet b) Spill it all over them. I have never really thought anything of it before until recently when I have been watching other ...
by SarahTheScout
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Tidying up and messing everything up?
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: Tidying up and messing everything up?

Dan wrote:Normally I just struggle with opening the bottle in the first instance, as I tend not to tighten things too much. :)


See, that's very sensible! But if I don't tighten the pop bottle, the pop goes flat!
by SarahTheScout
Wed May 30, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Summer dyspraxic life hack!
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Summer dyspraxic life hack!

https://lakelandcamel.scene7.com/is/image/LakelandCamel/71077_8?$800$ (Sorry for the size, I don't know how to change it!) I've totally found a summer dyspraxic hack... An ice cube tray with a lid on! I bought one in Debenhams today, I'm so excited to use it! I don't know about anyone else, but I r...
by SarahTheScout
Wed May 30, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Looking after a house!
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Looking after a house!

I think one could literally spend every moment cleaning, scrubbing, washing clothes, etc. I recently had to take a couple of weeks to care for my mother and literally could not keep up with any of it. She does a much better job than I do and she's 90. Next time instead of dyspraxia, I'm going to re...
by SarahTheScout
Wed May 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Tidying up and messing everything up?
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: Tidying up and messing everything up?

My 'tidying' and 'organisation' is pretty rubbish too. Like you, things end up on random shelves, in random drawers, wherever there's a space. And I also find that I've kept an unusual assortment of objects! Like a video cassette without a case... And a different case without the video! I kept an em...
by SarahTheScout
Fri May 25, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Household management Tips and ideas Pt 1
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Household management Tips and ideas Pt 1

This is an awesome idea for getting organised within the week! The awkward part is staying on top of it after it's done... I find lists help. Not general stuff like "clean bathroom", but really specific like "put bleach in toilet. Clean seat. Wipe top of cistern. Wipe inside sink. Mop...
by SarahTheScout
Fri May 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Looking after a house!
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Looking after a house!

When I do them, I usually get praised for how well it's done. I just put so much energy into it that I just want to sit down forever, the fact it takes away all my energy to do anything I enjoy and I never get any help to do them. I'm not entirely sure why I've always found it so hard to attract pe...
by SarahTheScout
Fri May 18, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Filling the mug with when making a hot drink..
Replies: 23
Views: 3270

Re: Filling the mug with when making a hot drink..

Have you ever tried just putting the milk in first?[/quote]


I do with my coffee because I think it makes a better cup of coffee. But my Mum drinks a lot of tea, and if she's at mine, it gets made in the mug because I don't have a teapot... And she hates it if the milk goes in first!
by SarahTheScout
Fri May 18, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Not sure whether this has a name/is dyspraxia related
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: Not sure whether this has a name/is dyspraxia related

Um, I know this was originally posted months ago, but I'm new here and just saw it. I get little involuntary jerks too. My partner first noticed it when I'm falling asleep (I think that's fairly normal), but they also happen at random other moments too. Like when holding a pan, or writing, or often ...
by SarahTheScout
Fri May 18, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Looking after a house!
Replies: 9
Views: 276

Re: Looking after a house!

I get you. I grew up learning how to do the things, but never really being very good at them. My first childminder person taught me how to fold up clothes to put them in the drawer, but I always struggled to make everything fit... And I only learned about 6 months ago that you can use the wardrobe f...

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