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Quick Ways Cleaning Can Transform Your Home

Quick Ways Cleaning Can Transform Your Home

We all know that cleaning isn’t always going to be your favorite job, unless, of course, you love it. But cleaning can be one of those chores on the “to do” list that we would rather avoid. Or at least be able to wave a magic wand and have our home transformed from messy to clean in a few seconds flat. But alas, there is no invention like that just yet, so we all have to schedule in the time to make sure that we keep our homes clean and tidy, by our own standards. Some people will keep a home cleaner than others. Some like the minimalist approach whereas others like some clutter and things. But, something we all have in common, is finding ways to transform our home quickly and easily. With that in mind, here are some of the quick ways cleaning can transform your home.

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Give the carpets a clean

The carpets obviously cover a big surface area, so if they look a little grubby, it can have a knock on effect on the rest of your home, or the room in particular. So it may be worth focusing some of your efforts on cleaning the carpets. You could choose to do a light clean, perhaps maybe you could use a steam option to breath some new life into those carpets. However, wet carpets can be hard to try, so websites like https://carpettogo.com/2017/06/7-tips-drying-wet-carpet-preventing-mold-growth/ have some great tips to help you avoid mould growth from your clean wet carpet. Once completed, your carpet will have a new lease of life and could be an easy way to transform the way a room looks.

Declutter some of your unwanted items

Clutter can make a home appear untidy, and often we can get a little set in our ways with the items we have in our home. So now may be the ideal time to declutter your home for good. Utilising websites like eBay can help you to generate a little extra cash from your unwanted items. However, if they don’t hold too much value, then you could consider recycling the materials or donating to charity. It could make a big difference to your home by just having the things in it that you love, you want, or you need.

Dust those ornaments and the furniture

Dust can be a huge culprit for making a house appear more dirty and messy than it actually is. Perhaps in this instance, you may want to place some of your efforts into dusting the ornaments and furniture. Ideally, before you do any vacuuming so that you can clear up any aftermath you create from the dusting session. It can help a home to appear, on the surface, far cleaner and tidier.

Clean down the surfaces each night

Finally, you won’t believe how clean and tidy your home can look by just clearing down the surfaces each day or each night. It could be as simple as loading the dishwasher, getting rid of unclean plates. Doing the washing up, or even just putting some of the plates and cutlery away. It also helps you to be more organized in the morning with fewer jobs to do from the night before.

Let’s hope these tips help you to transform your home.

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Winter Chores To Tick Off The To Do List Today

Winter Chores To Tick Off The To Do List Today

Winter seems to be a time of year where we just want to hibernate and only do what is necessary, and no one blames you for having that mentality. It is cold, grim, and a time of the year that you feel the financial stress as well as the burden of daily life. However, winter can also be the time of year that you get yourself organised, in your life and your home, so here are some of the winter chores that you can tick off your to do list today.

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Book your car in for a service and winter check

One of the things we can forget about when winter strikes is our cars. But yet we expect them to work on those cold mornings, to navigate icy streets when the snow comes, and to still get us from one place to the next. It might be time to book your car for a service and a winter check. Websites like www.eliteautomotive.vegas could be a good place to start to find out what is involved and costing. The mechanics will probably check your tyres to ensure there is enough tread, the levels in your engine and also things like brakes and general wear and tear to ensure your car is in good working order. It is worth it to ensure that you won’t get caught out when you need your car the most.

Clear out those gutters and drains

When it comes to our homes, and more specifically, the outside of homes and the gardens, it is fair to say we probably avoid it at all costs. The weather is too cold for that. But, this is the ideal time to get rid of any debris in your garden, and specifically clear away those gutters and drains. On a cold icy day, this job will be easier to do, and will help you avoid problems when the rain kicks in again as the temperatures begin to rise before spring. There are plenty of tips online to help you do it, and it could certainly be a great chore to tick off your list. It will also help your home to look a little more presentable in time for the spring season ahead.

Declutter your home and embrace tidiness

Clutter can really add up during the winter months. We tend to want one in hibernation mode, and so avoid tasks that means decluttering or deep cleaning. But, at this time of the year it is the perfect time to start decluttering your home and making some changes. There are things you can consider doing such as embracing tidiness. Marie Kondo with her Konmari method has taken the world by storm thanks to the recent Netflix series, and it could have you looking for all of the items that spark joy. If you don’t want to go to that extreme, simply declutter a room at a time. Don’t forget any unwanted items could be donated or sold online to boost your income.

Let’s hope this has you inspired to tick off some of these winter chores.

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Cheap and Easy Ways To Spice Up Your Floor Space

Cheap and Easy Ways To Spice Up Your Floor Space

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Floors. It’s no doubt they’re one of the most important features of your house. Not only in a practical sense, but in a decorative sense.  Yet, floors can often be forgotten when restyling or redecorating. Of course, some may choose their perfect flooring when they renovate but even then there is more that can be done to ensure your floors become the highlight of your house. Maybe you have excess space, or maybe you’re looking for something to make your house more homey. Have a look at some of the cheap and easy ways spruce up your floor space to get some inspiration.

Vase

Everyone loves flowers, so why not add a vase to a free space to add a little bit of brightness to your day.  The larger the vase, the better as it will highlight the surrounding area. For this reason, ensure you place it in an area that is not overcrowded with furniture or objects to get the best out of your flooring. For longevity, you may want to purchase artificial flowers. Or you may prefer the smell of fresh flowers. It’s up to you to be creative and choose the style that suits you best.

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Rugs

When it comes to redecorating our floor space, rugs and mats are one of the first things many think of. A feature rug can make a house feel like home, warm and safe. A shaggy rug on your flooring can warm us up in winter just as quickly as we can put it away to cool us down in the summer. Rugs can be swapped and changed to ensure you are never restricted to just the one style. If matched to the style of a room, it can add an element to your house that may be lacking otherwise.

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Decorated Floorboards

This is a new trend, and quite a controversial one. Done right it can be a huge success, done wrong may result in an even bigger urge to redecorate your floor space. Painting your bamboo flooring, whether it be like in the featured photo, or maybe a bright pattern can be quite a daunting idea for most people. But if you’ve got a bit of the creative flair in you, patterned or decorative floorboards can add a lot of individuality to your home. Worried about your artistic skills? You could always make it a collaborative experience

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with some friends, or even hire an artist to make your dreams come alive.

Wine Racks

Wine Racks are not only a way to show off your wine knowledge, but can also double as a decorative feature. If you’re not a big wine drinker, buy some old milk bottles and fill them up with decorative shells, beads or other pretties to make them more colourful and stand out in your home. If you’ve got kids you can substitute with glass jars and use them as stationary holders and create a mess (and stress) free craft space.

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Regardless of what you envision with your own flooring, remember to be creative and reflect your own personality with your choices to achieve the best results. If you couldn’t find any inspiration here, remember decluttering can help bring out the most important features of your home, and will accentuate your flooring further.

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