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Give Your Home a Breath of Fresh Air

Give Your Home a Breath of Fresh Air

Spring is right around the corner and it’s time to give your home a brand new look. A lot of people would like to do this but it just seems way too expensive to be redecorating according to the seasons – before we know it, it will be fall, after all, and there is hardly any point of spending too much money on seasonal changes.

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Getting ready for spring doesn’t have to cost too much, though, as long as you know what makes you tick. Here is a handful of ways to make your home just a bit fresher and more alive so that you can feel how the cold season is seeping out and away.

First: Get it clean

There’s a reason for all that spring cleaning that tends to happen when the sun pops back; our homes will be brighter and the evenings much shorter, so you won’t really have the opportunity to let the darkness cover up your clutter.

Deep cleaning your home will feel so great once it’s done, by the way, and you can watch how the sunlight comes in through your sparkling clean windows once again.

Scrub down your entire house, put on some loud music, and remember to clean out the kitchen properly as well. There is nothing worse than a dirty oven, after all, and a clean house will give you the opportunity to live it in and make it dirty again eventually.

Another great tip is to get all of those yearly maintenance tasks over with before summer sets in and you hardly have time for any of this. Clean out your refrigerator coils, replace any filters, and get started on the garden as well – it will feel great when you’re done.

Get some flowers in

Keeping a neat and clean home is one thing, though, but there are many other ways to make it feel a bit more like spring.

Start by inviting in a few tulips as soon as their back in season, change out your curtains for some lightweight and flowy ones, and bring in another mirror or two so that the extra sunlight can bounce through each corner of your house. It might not sound like much immediately, but the difference it will make to your home is immense.

Keep in mind that the other decoration you have can be inspired by nature as well without having to involve actual flowers. That way, you won’t have to watch them fade away and die after a couple of weeks and can enjoy their eternal liveliness instead.

Check out these Hawaiian seat covers, for example, and your home will immediately feel a lot fresher and a bit more fun. Try to go for other colours in green and bright yellow or even pink to make it pop a bit.

Now all you need to do is prepare your wardrobe for the change of season and you should be ready to embrace spring with all of its charm. Luckily, the warm weather will stay for a while so you won’t have to worry about making it cosy again for winter any time soon.

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Why Being Single Can Be Great

By Guest Blogger, Cathy W.

Why Being Single Can Be Great

Did you go through a rough breakup recently? Maybe you just haven’t met someone, yet. Either way, you’ll be happy to know this isn’t the end.

As a matter of fact, being single can help you become motivated to do things. It can be an extremely enjoyable experience, once you realize all of the fun you can have without a partner there to get in your way. When you’re feeling lonely and down about not being in a relationship, here are a few thoughts you should keep in mind.

Attaining Full Access to Virtually Anything

One of the best aspects of being single is the fact that you get full and total access to the sources of your happiness. Maybe it’s a new episode of your favorite show on television. It comes on every week, and you simply can’t bear to miss it.

As a single person, you won’t have to worry about your partner stealing the remote from you and turning on his own show. After all, you’d probably waited all week long for the episode to air. The last thing you want is to end up missing it altogether.

How about that huge container of ice cream that’s in your freezer? It’s all yours, and you don’t have to share it with anyone. That means it’ll last you for a lot longer, and you’ll even be able to save some money, too.

Discovering Peace and Quiet

If you’re generally a quiet person, being single may suit you exceptionally well. Maybe you don’t mind the extra noise so much, but the constant nagging can certainly get old after a while. It can make you truly long for some peace and quiet.

Not being in a relationship will give you the opportunity to perform activities that require a quiet atmosphere. Meditation is one example. You can meditate in any room at any time of the day without having to worry about being interrupted.

If you’re used to always having someone there with you, this can be like a breath of fresh air. The single life will give you the peace and quiet you desperately crave. What could be better than that?

Moving at Your Own Pace

Another nice aspect about not being in a relationship with someone is that you get to move at your own speed. If you need extra time to get ready before you go out, for instance, you’ve got it. You won’t need to deal with a cranky, impatient partner getting upset with you or rushing you along to finish by a certain time.

Also, you get to decide where you want to go. You won’t have to put up with all those complaints and arguments. No matter how you look at it, it’s a win-win for you each and every time.

Freedom to be Yourself

Being single means you can do whatever you want without the fear of being caught doing it by someone else. Singing in the shower is something you’ve always enjoyed doing, but you’ve become a bit self-conscious about it ever since your partner’s moved in with you. As a single man or woman, you can feel free to sing to your heart’s content without having to worry that you’re being judged for it.

Do you like to dance? Whether you prefer upbeat or slow music, you can dance around inside of your home for as long as you want. The best part about it is that no one will see you doing it.

As you can see, being in a relationship isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. In fact, being single can truly be a blessing in disguise. Who knew that going solo could actually be so much fun?

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This Is The Summer To Change Your Life

This Is The Summer To Change Your Life

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I think it is safe to say that summer is well and truly on the way. Not only is it knocking on the door, it has got to the stage where it is now lifting up our letter box and poking its head through. Oh, yeah, we love summer. It just does something to our mood. It sort of energizes us. It gives us a thirst for life that winter has a knack of snatching away (curse you winter!). But why not use this revitalisation?

Seriously, why not harness the motivation it has given you and make this summer the summer of change, even if only small changes, the summer of self-love and happiness and betterment. Who knows, it could have a butterfly effect and trigger of something amazing.

Go For More Walks

The idea of stepping outside when it is cold and miserable is not anyone’s cup of tea, but don’t let that feeling hang on in there when summer comes about. Get up, get out and go for a walk, untangle your thoughts, keep yourself healthy and keep your body active. It’ll be one of the best things you do today.

Open The Windows

It could be that the weather is still on the iffy side of awesome, but that shouldn’t be enough to stop you pinging open those windows and letting a breath of fresh air creep in. Make your place feel fresh and amazing, and let that gorgeous fresh air lift you.

Become A Bit More Conscious

We don’t mean wake up more, or stop sleeping, or stop dreaming, we mean to become a bit more conscious about your impact on the environment. We slip into so many bad habits over the winter that we could do with learning some home energy saving tips. Nothing that is going to be too testing or change your culture of living, just some things that save the world and your money. Hello, new clothes.

Change Your Internet Habits

We all fall prey to the internet, to that endless distraction where we compare ourselves to the world of others. Well, stop. Or at least change. Instead of scrolling down newsfeeds, why not find some sites that you love, that make you happy and cry with laughter. Long Reads on twitter. Tumblr. Even a bit of Hype Machine for new music. The difference it could make is amazing.

The Habit Of Plans

Get into the habit of planning one thing every day. It could be big it could be tiny, it could be with a friend, it could be alone; the choice is yours. Just plan to do one thing every day and stick to that plan. If it leads onto another plan, why not roll with it. Life should be lived, and this is a great strategy for ensuring that happens.

Read More

In a world dominated by screens, allow yourself the luxury of reading, of getting to exercise that amazing imagination of yours. And do it without the chance of screen distractions creeping in by leaving your phone inside and heading outside to read. Could be the garden or the park or the beach. It could be a novella, a novel or a funny self-help book. It could be for fifteen minutes a day or an hour, whatever. Just go for it. Make that little change.

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