Removing Deodorant Stains

It sucks when you want to wear your favorite shirt, only to find out that it has embarrassing deodorant stains. Good thing there’s a lot of options that can help you remove these unsightly stains, many of these involving simple household items. Whether it’s a yellowish stain left on your favorite white … Read more

Common Mistakes when Doing Laundry

Laundry Mistakes

Doing laundry seems like a very simple task. You toss your laundry in the washing machine fill it with water, add soap, and switch the machine on. You may have been washing your clothes for years, but you may not know that there are things you haven’t been doing right – like … Read more

How to Clean and Polish Aluminum

Clean and Polish Aluminum

Aluminum is a lightweight, non-ferrous metal that is one of the most abundant metals on earth. You can see it everywhere and most probably, you own at least one aluminum product at home (it’s hard not to own one!). Aluminum is found in items like cans, pots, pans, utensils, plates, trays, vases, … Read more

Time-Saving Tips for Household Chores

A lot of families don’t have a house helper who can vacuum the carpets, do the laundry or tidy the children’s rooms, so the responsibility of keeping the house clean and orderly is on your shoulders. But sometimes, do you feel like you’re spending your whole life doing household chores? Yes, they … Read more

Keeping House Cool without Air Conditioning

During the hottest days of summer, it’s tempting to crank the AC (or wish you own air conditioning) because of the brutally high temperature. We just know it’s the surefire way to cool down indoors and get a good night’s sleep during summer nights. But using air conditioning doesn’t have to be … Read more

Ideas for Decorating the Bathroom in Black

Ideas for decorating the bathroom in black

Despite apparently a rare use of the black color when decorating a bathroom, every day using this color is spreading. As a general rule, most tend to use the color blue, white, or green in the bathroom. But we propose a different color and bold: the black color. The color black is … Read more

Summer House Cleaning Tips

Summer is the season when weather is warm, the sun is shining and the kids are at home. While the season seems nice, summer can be a challenging time as it presents some unique kinds of messes in the house. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your home clean this … Read more

How to Save Water and Energy in the Kitchen

Fix dripping taps right away

If you’re not careful, you can be wasting quite a bit on energy and water in your kitchen. Buying Energy Star appliances can be helpful, but you don’t have to buy a whole new set of appliances to improve the energy efficiency of your appliances. Here are some simple ways to save … Read more

Ten Tips for Caring for Clothing and Footwear

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The secret to keep clothes in this optimal are these ten tips to care for clothes and shoes we tell you then. The first thing we need is the space clean and organized and never keep dirty clothes in the closet. Moths are the main enemy. If you guides for these ten … Read more

Making the Most of a Small Apartment

The true meaning of the word ‘bijou’ is a jewel or trinket, which makes it sound rather more inviting than the just-slightly-bigger-than-a-cubicle you may have come to expect when it’s used in respect of a property. Notwithstanding this, smaller apartments have become more ubiquitous particularly in the world’s larger cities, and it may be that the time of almost everyone owning their own house is well and truly over. This being so, how can you make the most of your jewel of an apartment? Here are a few simple tips to help you reorganize your accommodation to maximize the space in which you live your life.

Brighten things up

Spaces that appear to be small and dark are often simply spaces that are dark – there are ways to bring some light into your life and your apartment and increase the apparent size of your living space in the process. Start with the flooring, which if dark will shrink the appearance of the room size and make it look smaller. Lighten it up with a change of flooring or a decent area rug in a pale color.

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Visual cluttering

Keeping surfaces free from clutter is so on-message that it scarcely bears repeating, so let’s assume you’ve got everything that doesn’t need to be seen behind closed doors and move on. The idea of transparent furniture is not new, but it makes a surprising difference when space is at a premium. For example clear, see-through coffee tables really can enhance the feeling of spaciousness in your room as frankly, you don’t really know they’re there. Windows looking out onto the world are also magical and bring in extra light, but if you can conceal these at night behind neat window shutters, then you won’t have any messy trailing drapes to detract from your space or make it look smaller.

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