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The Small Changes That Will Make Your Home Look Much Cleaner And Tidier

The Small Changes That Will Make Your Home Look Much Cleaner And Tidier


When you look around a room and decide that it feels untidy or unclean, what is it that gives you that impression? This is more of a feeling you get usually rather than something you actually think about, so what is it that makes you instantly feel ill-at-ease in a room or vice versa?

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Well of course it’s not down to any one thing, but rather the overall ‘vibe’ that a room gives off, which is much more than the sum of its parts.

But that ‘vibe’ is made up of lots of much smaller details. And actually it’s sometimes the tiniest details that have the biggest overall impact on how clean your home feels. Read on to discover the tiny changes that make all the difference when it comes to making your home look clean and tidy.

The Doorknobs

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Many estate agents tell their clients that the first thing they should do to help their homes sell is to polish the doorknobs. This is a perfect example of something that we normally don’t give much thought to, but which will make all the difference to the overall vibe of the room. Most of us will look down when we open the door, and whether we see something shiny and clean or grubby and warn will greatly impact on our opinions of that space.

The Windows

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An even more important change to make is to clean your windows. Not only are your windows one of the only things that you see from both inside and outside a room, but they are also important of course because they let light in. If your windows are dirty, then you will make your rooms look dimmer which makes them feel smaller and less clean.

Likewise, you also need to ensure that there is less blocking the window. So take away any net curtains that might be blocking out light, and remove unnecessary decorations from your windowsills too.

The Wardrobes

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A mistake many of us make is to think that we have free reign to stash anything we want to on top of our wardrobe where it will be out of the way. Although it’s out of the way, those things are still visible in our peripheral vision and make a room feel unconsciously more closed in and more cluttered. Trust me on this: try removing the boxes from your wardrobes and then just see how much more ‘open’ the rooms feel. The same goes for shoving things under your bed: don’t do it!

The Rugs

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We all know by now what a huge difference carpet cleaning can make to a room, but what about using a rug cleaning company? Make sure you don’t forget to wash these too, particularly if they take up a lot of floor space. It will make the room feel brighter, more colourful and newer.

Likewise you should also consider washing other important upholstery such as your curtains and the covers on your furniture. And no, a vacuum does not do the same thing.

Today’s guest writer, Malcolm Hall, is an avid blogger who writes about topics related to home improvement and renovation online. He works for Sonic Care, a team of carpet cleaning experts based in Toronto. His hobbies include reading and woodworking.

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Wholesale Changes That Will Help With Your Weightloss

Wholesale Changes That Will Help With Your Weightloss


Roughly once a month an old friend will get in touch with me who I haven’t heard from in years. To begin with they’ll ask how I’m doing and we’ll go through the rigmarole of catching up, but after a few questions they’ll then get on to the real reason they’re calling – for advice on how to lose weight or build muscle. I’m a health and fitness writer you see and an amateur bodybuilder, and as such I’m always the ‘health fanatic’ in any group of friends. I’m not offended by this and I certainly don’t really mind – I’m well aware that if I worked in IT I’d similarly be required to answer lots of questions about computers – but what does get me is the fact that these people never learn. They ring up with great intentions, I write them the program or diet plan they’re looking for, and then they promptly give up within the space of a few weeks and never lose any weight.

And why is it? Is it the advice I give them that’s no any good? No – it’s simply the fact that their lifestyles aren’t conducive to getting into shape. They’re hoping to simply change what they eat and then see the pounds drop off, or to start a new training program and stick to it when they’ve learned from past experience that they can’t stick to them and they don’t change anything else.

The point I always try to get across then these days is that it isn’t enough to just change your training program or your diet, you need to look at the other factors in your lifestyle and at the root causes of your weight gain. By getting to the bottom of your issue rather than just trying to change one thing you will be much more likely to see permanent change that actually lasts and makes a real difference.

So what other kinds of things do you need to address? Well it’s different for everyone, but here are just a few things that you might want to consider looking at…

Your Psychology: Sometimes the reason we don’t lose weight or stick at a training program is more psychological than physical. Here it might be that we’re depressed and eating as a comfort for instance, or it might even be that we are punishing ourselves in some way. There are all kinds of unconscious drives and pulls that can make us less likely to be able to stick to our new routines, so it can be helpful to speak to a therapist or to get weight loss hypnosis to get to the bottom of what these might be.

Time: Working out or running regularly will of course take time and no all of us have that time to dedicate to our new regimes. If you find yourself without that time then you need to look at clearing your schedule so that you do, or even simply waking up a little bit earlier so you have an extra hour to train in the morning.

Tiredness: If your energy levels are low then you will find that you don’t have the energy you need to work out and that you start to crave carbs to fuel yourself. Any number of factors could address this issue whether it means just getting more sleep, or eating a healthier breakfast in the morning.

Social Pressure: If your friends all love cake and eat it in front of you every time you go round then this can make it very difficult to eat less. If these social pressures are an issue then you need to speak to your friends and tell them how they could support your new goals, or even ask them to join you so that they become an asset rather than a hindrance.

Jessica Hills is a well know self help blogger. She writes on a wide range of topics affecting life, productivity, health, work, career, aspirations and other important things.

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Wine Cork Changes Everything

Wine Cork Changes Everything


A cork is globally known as a wine bottle closure. Cork comes from the cork tree (Quercus Suber) which is species of oak growing in Spain or Portugal.

A Benedictine monk called Dom Perignon used conical pieces of cork to seal his bottles of sparkling wine in the 1600s.

Cork was known back in Greece and Rome to have great sealing property. Today a number of wineries are turning to synthetic corks that have the sealing properties of real cork, but do not harbor molds.

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