Kikki K haul and 20% sale…and Vlog!

I’m not one for shopping hauls, although I love watching them on youtube 🙂 but I had to share the amazing 20% sale currently ongoing at Kikki K in Ion Orchard. A friend recently introduced me to this store when she saw the weekly food planner on my fridge and surprised me with their magnetic food planner.

I absolutely loved it and loved no longer having to draw the timetable by hand with a pen! This is much faster, slicker and efficient and with 60 sheets in a pack it should last a long time.

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I checked them out online and then heard they were having a sale so I took the opportunity to get items that would help organise my life and household a bit better.

If you love stationery and decluttering then this is the store for you!

First I picked up the Grocery Shopping list to compliment the food planner, which is such a relief because I was either using scrap pieces of paper (so messy) or tearing real nice paper out of my journal. Now I have something purpose made, tidy and magnetic 🙂 With two kids and a job, I really have to be organised – groceries can be really expensive in Singapore and silly mistakes can really add to your final bill! So during the week as I remember things we need, I just have to go to the fridge and jot it down.

 

The next item I knew I needed (and had loved online) was the travel case because I have an upcoming trip and I REALLY cannot be my usual tardy self. I’m known for losing cinema tickets as soon as they’ve been put in my hand and I can’t remember how many times Ive lost my EZ-link card. I’m really terrible and it always hurts my wallet in the end. When I fly Im 10x worse, so this is perfect – I can put our passports, boarding passes, emergency telephone numbers etc in this case and I chose a light colour to make it easier to find.

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One important point about Kikki-K –  the designs are lovely but I definitely felt like some of the products were made of quite weak materials. I don’t know how durable they are, and when I compare say their luggage tags to products in Paperchase (UK), I don’t think they’re made as well. I’ll definitely be comparing them in the future. So I advise going for products that you really need that are made well and really checking the quality. For example, I liked their diary/planners online, but when I saw them online, the ring binders were really weak and the dividers very cheap. See below for an example…

The purchases I was happiest with were these giant ring binders for bills and important documents. These are so needed and just brilliant –  they come with dividers and sticky tabs so you can personalise the dividers yourself, and of course add your own dividers. I considered buying just the Important Documents and using it for bills too, but in the long-term, I’ll really appreciate being able to quickly reach for documents like a birth certificate in a separate folder to say a utility bill. It’ll definitely be faster and less stressful. I can’t wait to use these, our records are a real mess – this is a real need for every household.

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The last purchase was an exercise and food journal, which again I usually create myself. I’m currently 4 months postpartum and have just decided to give myself an extra push this month of March so this is really timely.

There was one more item I wanted to get which was so cute – a little book called ‘Things my kids say’. I really liked it, I always email myself things my little boy says and does so I can write them in his baby book later so I loved the idea of this but in the end, it wasn’t really needed and my current system works so why add to the clutter in my life and handbag?

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If you hadn’t heard of Kikki-K, or had heard of them and weren’t sure it was any good, I hope this post helped.

I have a little surprise below…a Kikki K vlog post where I show you and talk about each item as a new addition to blackgirlinspore and something I’ll be doing regularly.

Enjoy!

xoxo

Ps – CORRECTION…in the video I say Kikki K’s website isn’t having sales but they now are! 🙂

http://www.kikki-k.com

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