Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Our New House

I was scrolling through my blog yesterday and I realised that I never share with you the photos of our new place, there is no furniture in the photos but just an empty house. I don't think there needs to be much description on these photos but I will just let you know which rooms are which and you can peruse at your leisure. I have been working on styling since we moved in but am just not ready to share the photos just yet. I promise I will keep working on it and share with you as soon as possible. But for now.....

Our front door and Hallway

Well this is obvious!

Upstairs Bathroom and 2 bedrooms.....pretty basic

Master Bedroom, Walk in Robe and Ensuite

We have this shelving unit on both sides of the walk in robe (so opposite this one) and then just hanging space on the back wall.

There is another bedroom/study downstairs but it pretty much looks the same as the other ones, so.....boring. Here is out Living area, kitchen and walk in pantry

Don't forget the laundry

I will share the photos with some furniture very soon.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Get Green: How To Make Your Home Eco Friendly

Being more green is something that we all aspire to - although we all want to be less Elphaba from Wicked and more eco friendly. Saving the planet needs to become one of our top priorities - and here are some ways that you can do it at home.

Use Different Materials

When you’re buying new furniture for your home, make sure that you carefully consider the materials that it’s made from, and try to go for wood, glass and metal as opposed to plastic. They tend to stay in good condition for longer, which means that you can keep them for a longer time or that you’ll be able to easily pass them on when they no longer suit your home or when you buy new pieces. You should also remember that materials like wood are much less toxic, meaning that they’re good choices to have in your home if you have kids.

Switch Your Light Bulbs

Secondly, it’s time to get rid of your old light bulbs when they burn out and replace them with new eco friendly bulbs. Not only will they last much longer but they’ll also use less energy while they’re there - which is good for both your bank balance and for the environment! You should also make sure that you switch off the lights every time you leave a room.

Use A New Energy Source

We all know that the whole world is buzzing about finding different sources of energy instead of fossil fuels, which are rapidly being used up and which are definitely not at all good for the environment. If you want to improve your eco friendly credentials then why not go for solar panels instead? After all, the sun is the ultimate renewable energy source. If you’re wondering how solar panels work, there’s plenty of information online - but in short, they take solar energy from the sun and convert it into electricity which can power your home.

Get A Water Filter

Let’s face it: if you’re at all environmentally conscious then you’ll know that bottled water isn’t a good thing. Not only does it use huge amounts of energy when it’s being bottled and when the plastic bottles are being made, but it’s also expensive to transport - along with using up a lot of energy on the roads. It’s time that you start to drink tap water. If you don’t like the taste of it, you could invest in a water filter which will remove impurities from your water - you could also flavour it with fruit like berries, apples and kiwis.

Unplug Your Electronics

When you leave the room, you need to make sure that you unplug your electronics - the truth is that they use almost as much energy when you leave them on standby as when you’re actually watching TV or listening to music. Not only does that mean that you have to pay out more money than you need to for electricity and power, but it’s also not great for the environment. Unplug your TV before you go to bed.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Essential Guide To Cleaning Your Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the house, but it can also be one of the more difficult to clean. There is nothing worse than being sat in the bath surrounded by those dirty black rings around the edge. Then there are the moment's first thing in the morning when everybody in your house is in a rush to get to the bathroom first. When you get in there, the place looks like a crime scene, with wet towels scattered across the floor and toothpaste streaked up the mirror.
Like it or not, you need to get around to cleaning the bathroom at some point, and the more you stay on top of the room, the easier it will be. Let's focus on the three main areas of use and make your room sparkle again.

Cleaning the sink

Every day the sink comes under fire from dribbles of toothpaste to clogged up hairs from a shaver. It needs to be cleaned regularly and unclogged with a sink unblocker.

Use an all-purpose bathroom cleaner to remove the dirt on the surface of the sink and around the taps. For built up areas of scum use an abrasive cloth to eliminate the hardest patches of grime. For hygiene, use cleaning fluid formulated with bleach.

Homemade mixtures such as vinegar and water or baking soda and water make your sink sparkle and are cheaper than branded products.

Working on the bathtub and shower

The bath area is prone to damage from all the oils and hair products you use, and the taps and rims of the bath are liable to gather moisture and mould. It may be worth spraying the bath and your sink with whatever cleaning product you prefer at the beginning of your cleaning regime. Then leave it to stand for a while, dissolving all the scum as you get to work on the rest of the bathroom.

If your shower has a detachable head, this will make it easier to rinse clean your bathtub of any chemicals you have used. Your shower doors will need extra care taken with them as abrasive cleaning pads can scratch the finish. These all-in-one shower screen cleaning products are a handy way of eliminating the need to buy several different products as they clean all areas of the bathroom, not just the shower.

Toilet time

Undoubtedly the one place in the bathroom that gets the most use. Failure to clean this sufficiently will result in a buildup of germs and unpleasant smells.

Place the toilet bowl cleaner of your choice and let it go to work dissolving any hidden grime and killing the germs. The cleaner needs time to work so don’t flush it away too quickly. Then use your toilet brush to get to work on the hard to reach places, such as under the toilet rim and scrub away any hidden deposits. A pumice stone is also very effective in removing toilet ring stains if other products fail to do the work.