Posts tagged 'cleaning'
Not every project needs to be a huge undertaking. For me, I like to complete small projects when I can, it helps me feel productive, like I'm actually getting things done around the house. I try to keep in mind something I once read in a book called "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin. She makes a point to tackle tasks that take three minutes or less in her day-to-day life. I sort of apply that to DIY projects. If it will take less than an hour, why avoid it?
Whether you live in the north or the south, spring cleaning is a common chore which many perform in order to rid the winter blues. Clearing your home of unwanted clutter, dust, and other material can create more space, a brighter living space, and a freshly cleansed home feeling. Typically, most people will pack up their winter gear and store it during their spring cleaning, but forget about making a home feel like spring has finally arrived. Creating a home that not only feels fresh and smells fresh is a great way to alleviate the winter blues. Here are five spring friendly ideas that not only tidy up a space but help welcome in the new season!
Organize your home by finding 5 storage ideas you overlook. I have to admit I am guilty of stashing an item in a particular spot in my home, then placing another item on top of the first item and before I know it, I have a huge pile! I have even been known to forget where I put something. A home offers a variety of areas you can use as organized storage.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way: I hate carpet. An area rug here and there is one thing, but wall-to-wall carpet throughout the home (with the exception of the kitchen and bathroom, of course) has really started to drive me crazy. Our last place had hardwood floors, and I miss them dearly. We have already made a vow to never move into a place again with carpet. In the meantime, though, I just need to make the best of it and try to make it look as nice as I possibly can.
Are you overwhelmed by the post-Thanksgiving Christmas onslaught? Does the thought of having a snowman in a rotating-propeller-inflatable-helicopter unsettle you? Do you want an elegant, pretty, perhaps even understated holiday space? I know how you feel. Well, I’m going to share with you how I created an intimate outdoor Christmas setting for under $50.