The bedroom should be a calming space where you can relax and unwind, not just a place for sleeping. The ideal bedroom strikes a balance between decorative touches that make it a space that reflects your personal style and practical key elements that ensure comfortable sleeping. By taking specific details into consideration you can turn our bedroom into a soothing space you can’t wait to spend time in. Read more
Did you know…
That newspaper can be used to absorb odors? Just stuff a wadded-up piece of newspaper into a smelly lunch box or thermos, close it up and let sit overnight. Works for vegetable drawers in the fridge too – just use newspaper as a drawer liner!
What do YOU use newspaper for? Leave a comment!
In my quest to find natural solutions to all my everyday cleaning chores, I stumbled upon this list. I never realized something so inexpensive and readily available could do so much – and best of all, with no chemicals!
1. Sanitize your wooded cutting boards. Run a slice of lemon over the surface to disinfect.
2. Keep foods from browning from air exposure. Mix equal parts lemon juice and water and dunk apple or pear slices before serving, or squeeze a bit into guacamole and give it a stir. Read more
Creating an outdoor space where you can relax and unwind is a great way to make the most of your entire home, indoors and out. Unlike a living room that requires a lot of furniture to look complete, an outdoor space has the luxury of relying on it’s natural surroundings to create a cohesive style. Whether you want to create separate spaces for eating and lounging or keep it minimal, it’s easy to create an enjoyable garden. Read more
I really love being able to live in the city; there is just so many activities to do and things to see, and it is all available to you right at your fingertips. One of my very favorite perks of city living is that it is totally practical to walk to many of my everyday chores, things such as grocery shopping. It is so nice to be able to walk out your front door and be at the supermarket in just ten minutes, never having to worry about battling for parking or fighting off rush-hour traffic. Plus, you get a little built-in exercise every day! Read more
When I’m asked where to begin downsizing, I’m tempted to say “At the beginning, of course.” But that’s not always the right answer. For each of us, the beginning is different.
Why are you downsizing? Is it because you’ve realized your living space is being taken over with “stuff” and you want to liberate that space? Or are you moving to a smaller home?
Let’s begin with the first option. You’re being squeezed out of your home by the accumulation of things you used to love but don’t any more. This is fairly simple. Read more
Keeping your garage in working order doesn’t have to be a chore, it can be just as organized and tidy as any other room in your home.
No garage can go without some much needed storage to keep everything from gardening supplies to sporting equipment organized and quick to find. Though the garage seems to be a difficult space to keep clean, it only takes a few steps to ensure that any mess is manageable. Read more