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Making your House a Home: Decluttering and Other Useful Hacks

You might have found yourself craving for space lately; space in your home that is. When your home begins to feel like it’s bordered with walls, that’s the time when you have to make an inventory of things to save and things to dispose.

What can you remove and what can you keep? Here’s a list of what you can do.

In the Bedroom: Remove Bulky Items
Anything you’ve got in your bedroom that removes space from your bed—chunky pillows, bed sheets you don’t need—you need to remove it. It will give you more space and freedom as well. The aim here is to get healthy and complete sleep.

In the Bedroom: Remove gadgets
Gadgets have only been a part of people’s lives more recently but they are distractions. Distractions you don’t need. Studies have said that using gadgets before you sleep impedes peaceful sleep, so you should leave these in the living room.

The Laundry: Use wall-mounted drying racks
It’s a great idea, if you’re going to look at it. Most of the time, where do you keep traditional clothes racks? In a space in the corner. With wall-mounted racks, you can only have them out when you’re hanging clothes. Best of all, you’re going to have a lot more space for other uses.

In the Living Room: Repurposed Spice racks
Have more than your useful share of spice racks? There are other things you can do if you recycle them. Spice racks can be repurposed to hold other things, like books, decorations, or any other items you have that may fit in them.

In the Study Room: Drawer and Plank
If you’ve got an excess of drawers lying around, search for a sturdy plank to place across. There’s nothing like creating a new material out of things just lying around. It’s also a cheap way of having a new table without buying one.

If you’ve got a surplus of things just lying around, bring them out and don’t just trash them. It’s a way of making sure you’re still using things you’ve brought—just in a creative way.

A Gift that Keeps on Giving: Gift Ideas that Saves Money

You’ve heard of the phrase ‘a gift that keeps on giving.’ It’s about a gift that has so many used both practical and emotional for a person. There’s a catch—it’s troublesome to find a gift that can do that so that’s going to be a little difficult.

Gifts to Love

It’s not really difficult, in truth—you just have to be creative. Here are a few tips:

AS’mores maker

Want a gift that’ll give you the experience of being in another country and one that’s going to be useful and beneficial to you too? Try a S’mores maker. What’s best is that you can ask your friend or relative to cook a few S’mores in it when you’re over visiting.

A Picnic backpack

This is for the family or group of people who loves the great outdoors. What better way to ensure more experiences and things to do than to give someone the gift equivalent of that? A Picnic backpack will give you that, and more—you can always have them carry over food when visiting.

A (modern) Karaoke

It’s for those who love to sing. The average modern karaoke has a lot more features—HD video and audio as well as Bluetooth, to be exact. Imagine a different kind of Friday when your friends or relatives has one of these in the house.

A Movie Night Popcorn bowl

This is a gift that won’t really break the bank. Popcorn is a cheap comfort food, and what better way to eat it than to share it with friends and family in a traditional bowl? Besides, the popcorn bowl may also be repurposed to hold other food other than just popcorn.

A Fun Bucket list

Basically, what this bucket list does is to decide your activity for the day. Your family or friends choose from hundreds of listed activities inside the bucket list. It’s a gift that keeps your day different one suggestion at a time!

Keeping’ it Easy

These gifts keep on giving and, more importantly, you can also benefit from them. It’s not really that hard to give a gift. Remember, the thought counts—it’s still true, even today.

Preparing for the Move: 5 Homeware Tips You’ll Need for Moving

Preparing for college or moving out of home has never been easy. There are a lot of areas that you need to cover. Here, we’re going to take a look at how you’re going to avoid eating instant noodles and, instead, still continue to eat home-cooked meals.

How are you sure that you have what you need?

It can cook anything. The stuff you cook when you’re away from home will always have to be something quick, especially if you have school or working. That doesn’t mean it should be instant. Something that can cook the usual—eggs, toasts or even steak—will do.

It won’t cause fire. Any substandard product will always be more harmful than useful; you should check whether the pot or whatever you’re using is of enough quality to be used properly. You don’t want causing any accidents where you’re living, do you?

It can cook whenever you want. Planning a pot BBQ? Want to create a meat casserole? Your cooking homeware should serve that purpose. However, your cookware should also last for you to use it even a few years or more after you’ve bought it.

It should heat up properly. Most kitchenware has proper heating capabilities that leave food cooked properly. Yours should too. If your cookware leaves you burning your food frequently, you should consider replacing it.

It should be cheap. If you’re buying your own kitchen homeware, it should be affordable enough if you’re living alone. You don’t need to break the bank for it. You still have a home to return to after school year or when your lease ends, right?

These are only a few advices to prepare when you’re living alone. You also have nothing to worry about should you find yourself without food ideas—you can always call home for tips, right?