A balanced, organized, clean home can make you way more productive as well as boosting your mood and making that relaxing time in the evenings feel much better!
Plants look great in any house. They can look super chic, make your house smell amazing and even be a way for you to grow your own produce.
Tip: Pick up scented plants like Jasmine or Lavender for hallways and bathrooms.
Get the lighting right
Keep your curtains open during the day and allow plenty of natural light to enter your house. Natural light will boost your mood and make every room feel lighter and brighter.
Tip: Pick up dimming lamps to create a softer, lighting effect for formal or intimate dinners.
Tidy as you go
Nobody wants to tidy the whole house all in one go, so just clean up after yourself immediately that way you don’t need to dedicate a whole weekend organizing. If you maintain this routine, overtime it will come easily to you as if it were second nature.
Tip: Pick up The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Don’t have your desk facing the wall or your bed blocked off from the rest of the room. This will make the room seem cramped and closed off. Achieving balance doesn’t mean you have to go completely symmetrical.
Tip: In a space with doors and windows, float seating in the center of a room with the chairs and sofas facing each other to encourage conversation.
Does your home make you happy?
When I blog, there are a few items I like to keep on my desk besides my computer to get me into the blogging mode. While it’s never good to clutter your space, a few key essentials will make the time go more productively.
While I do most of my work online, nothing beats paper and pencil. Day to day, I write a to-do list and having it tangible in my hands helps me retain the information better.
When I type my hands get so dry. I like handcreams that bring hydration back to my hands but does not leave my keyboard greasy. I like to keep a rich hand cream such like the Soap and Glory’s Hand Food hand cream on my desk so I can quickly hydrate and soothe my skin and nails.
Even though I mostly sit by my desk and my hands don’t get extremely dirty, it is still good to have one of these. My favorite is Bath and Body Work’s Japanese Cherry Blossom. The scent is mostly floral with a hint of fruit, but there is also a woodsy undertone which adds depth to it.
I blog at home so I want to be awake and productive and candles help me do that. My favorite is the Diptyque Baies candle. The scent is very fresh and clean. You don’t even need to light the candle to make the room smell amazing. It is super easy on the nose and helps to elevate the ambiance of my home.
I recently started implementing plants into my workspace. They are a great way to bring some nature into your home. They are also said to offer health benefits and increase work productivity. My favorite plants to liven up my place are bamboos.
Wherever I am, I always have lip balm with me. The skin on your lips is much thinner than the rest of your face, so they’re very vulnerable to dehydration. It’s essential to help your lips retain moisture by smoothing on a nourishing lip balm like the Mint EOS as often as possible.
Even when I am blogging I like to stay hydrated with my Mason Cups. These come with a lid and straw so there’s no hassle. They are light, yet strong and durable.
What are your desk essentials? Let me know down in a comment.
Lately I have been all about downsizing my closet. A couple bags worth of clothing less, I thought I would share with you guys some tips on how to make that happen. Here are the methods I use for minimizing my closet.
►4 Pile Technique
Pile 1: What you want to keep and feel good in
Pile 2: What you are undecided upon and would like to give one more chance. (If in three months you don’t touch anything in this pile, discard.)
Pile 3: What you don’t want but feel you can donate away
Pile 4: What you are going to trash because of its bad condition
Once I have my closet how I want it, in order to keep it to a reasonable size I use the one-in-one-out rule where if I want to buy something I have to make sure that I have something I don’t want to replace it with otherwise I obviously don’t want it enough and it doesn’t make the cut.
Color coordinately, while it seems tedious at first, and it is, will actually save you time and energy in the end. While it takes a bit to get it started, it will pay off because you are then able to quickly identify where the item you are looking for is in your closet.
These are slim, velvet hangers that ensure that your clothes don’t fall off and helps to maximize closet space.
That’s it! It does seem overwhelming at first but once you get the hang of it, it is certainty something you can do seasonally. It you have any others tips, let me know in a comment below.