4 Tips for Decluttering Your Home While Staying Environmentally Responsible

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Stuff accumulates over time and becomes clutter. Clutter minimizes the space in your home, ends up wasting your time as you try to find things, and makes it harder to clean. Plus, clutter has a way of adding stress — and who needs more stress in their life?

Decluttering your home is one of the best things you can do to keep a clean and comfortable living space and foster your mental health. And when you do it in an eco-friendly way, you can rest easy knowing that you are benefiting the environment as well as your life. To get started, here are four tips for decluttering your home in an environmentally responsible way.

Keep It Decluttered

One essential factor in decluttering your home is keeping it that way. It can be disheartening to spend ample time and hard work clearing out space and belongings only to realize that you’re back where you started six months ago. In other words, after the initial decluttering, you should never stop maintaining cleanliness. One thing that can help you keep your space clean is to purchase a good vacuum. Look into commercial vacuums; they are typically better than residential vacuums for picking up dirt and debris, and they can make your job a lot easier.

Recycle When You Can

Recycling is one of the most practical ways you can make a difference in the environment. While it’s important to recycle household items like aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and corrugated cardboard, the bigger stuff is what often goes un-recycled. Things like electronics, mattresses, and appliances are filling up landfills, which isn’t doing anything to help the environment. Instead of trashing these items, give them to friends or family, or donate them to an organization, if they are in good working order. Otherwise, there are recycling centers that take in such items. For instance, if you have an old computer that doesn’t function properly, a recycling center can dismantle it and salvage the components for someone who needs them.

Digitize Your Memories

Another way to cut the clutter is to digitize your photos. If you’re like a lot of people, you have boxes, albums, and scrapbooks filled with old photos. While it’s nice to have these, they are most likely collecting dust and taking up space that could be used to make room or store newer items. Going digital with your photos will allow you to keep the memories alive while simultaneously saving space. Some people like to scan their photos themselves, but this method is very time-consuming. A more effective way is to send your photos to a company that will scan, edit, and archive them for a reasonable fee. The safest way to back up your photos is to both get a hard copy (e.g., DVD) and store them on the cloud.

Use Green Cleaning Products

Once you’ve decluttered your home a bit, you’ll realize how much easier it is to clean. Why not go the extra mile for the environment by focusing on green cleaning? Using eco-friendly cleaning products is a proactive way to protect the environment. These products are manufactured through sustainable practices and contain ingredients that are naturally derived, non-toxic, and biodegradable. Not only do green cleaning products help protect the environment, but they also contribute to cleaner indoor air and a healthier household.

The clutter that accumulates in our lives over time can bring about many disadvantages, not the least of which is excessive stress and anxiety. Simplify your life while caring for the environment by recycling everything you can, digitizing your photos, using green cleaning products, and maintaining a clutter-free space once it’s clean. You may be surprised how much of a positive impact it will have on your everyday life.

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Tips For Selling Your Home In 2019

Selling Your Home 2019

Are you thinking about selling your home in 2019? If so, you need to be prepared. There is a lot to consider. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some useful tips that can help you sell your property in the coming year…

How many people click on your Rightmove property advert?

Rightmove adverts are a must if you are selling your home. You have had your photographs taken, you have entered the description about your property, and generally you are happy with your Rightmove advert. But how many people are actually clicking on it?

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Design an Island Style Bedroom for a Relaxing Sanctuary

Design an Island Style Bedroom for a Relaxing Sanctuary

Spending time relaxing on a Caribbean island, or any island, is often a chance to get away from it all. Unfortunately, it’s not something we can do all the time – not unless we’re willing to relocate. If you never want to let go of that feeling of island living, why not bring it into your home? Turning your bedroom into an island sanctuary allows you to feel like you’re always on vacation. There are a few different influences that you might draw on, but you can choose to follow a few simple rules if you want to create a room that would be at home on almost any island.

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Ways to Remodel Your Home on a Budget

ways to remodel your home on a budget

Is it possible to get high-end home remodeling results on a shoestring budget? With some creativity and DIY skills, it is possible. You don’t need to do a complete gut job to achieve results that are Pinterest-worthy. The following ideas can inject some fresh design flair in your home sans the lofty price. Keep reading on ways to remodel your home on a budget! 

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Interior Design Ideas for the New Year

Interior Design Ideas for the New Year

Modern design trends are always changing. It’s an industry that thrives on creative designs but it’s also spurred by past designs as well. Much like any creative industry, bringing back the past and revitalizing old ideas with a fresh coat of paint can really make a difference and kick off a completely new trend. To get you started in the New Year, we’ve put together a couple of interior design ideas that will freshen your home for 2018.

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Where To Find The Best Furniture

Where to Find the best Furniture

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Shopping for that perfect piece of furniture can be a challenge. Finding a place that sells exactly what you are looking for and then see if they have something in their collection that fits the rest of your decor is tricky. It can take a lot of time and effort to search the market. With that in mind, here are a few places to should consider looking.

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How To Maintain The Home On Your Own

How To Maintain The Home On Your Own

Historically within the household, there have been jobs for women and jobs for men. Women cooked, cleaned, and decorated. Men took charge of the bins, heavy lifting, and DIY work around the house. Ahh, the joys of gender stereotypes.

Now, though, men are in the kitchen, and women are doing it for themselves. And, it’s a good job too, with more and more women now living alone. In fact, 15% of households in the U.S. are currently occupied by single women. So, know that you aren’t alone in that. There are many reasons for this increase, and we’re not going to go into them here. Needless to say, more and more of us are finding ourselves in the homes alone. And, with that newfound situation, comes a newfound need to take on those jobs which were once the reserved for men.

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Broken Home: Figuring Out What’s Wrong

Broken Home: Figuring Out What's Wrong

You might think that your property is one of the most stable parts of your life. After all, there isn’t much that can go wrong with solid bricks and mortar, right? Well, unfortunately, that isn’t totally true. There are a few different common issues that could affect your home, especially if it is over a certain age. Thankfully, you don’t need to be a building whizz to fix the most common of issues and problems around the house. The hardest thing is often figuring out what is wrong to start with! But that’s where this blog post comes in – take a look at the list below and, hopefully, you should be able to see an issue that resembles the one that you might be having with your home. Don’t worry – I’ve also mentioned how you can fix things!

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Giving Your Home The Goldilocks Treatment: How To Get The Temperature Just Right

Giving Your Home The Goldilocks Treatment

It’s freezing cold outside, but as soon as you walk through the door, you’re greeted with a jet of hot air that makes you melt instantly. Does this scenario sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. If your home is too hot or too cold, and you can’t seem to find a happy medium, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some simple steps you can take to give your home the Goldilocks treatment.

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Keep Things Warm This Winter

Keep Things Warm This Winter

Sure, December is the most wonderful time of the year. But for many of us, it’s one of the coldest too. So how can you go about ensuring that your home is as warm as can be? Sure, you can ensure that your lofts and walls are insulated. You can also install double glazing to maintain the temperature of your property without losing your heat to the frosty outside world. But chances are that you’ve already got all of this covered, especially if you live in a relatively new build property. So what extra steps can we take? Here are a few ideas to get your imagination started. Sure, they may seem like novelty items. But they’re a luxury that you should indulge in. After all, your home is your haven, and out of anywhere in the world, this is the exact space where you should feel snug as a bug in a rug!

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Make Any Room Fabulous With The Right Flooring

Right Flooring

Are you thinking about redecorating a room in your home? Perhaps you are planning on taking on a complete remodel. It sounds fun, and it’s a great option if you want to create a room in your home that looks ultra modern and stylish. However, to do this, you do need to think about what floors to use in the room. There are a few options to choose from here. You can opt for carpet, tiles, wood or you’re feeling ostentatious, marble. As well as this, you can explore the possibility of laminate flooring as well. Let’s look at some of these options and decide which is right for your room.

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