Our home is our castle. Or at least we can try our very best to make it one. That’s why improvement is a constant objective whether it be upgrades in design, repairs and of course my favorite…organization!
There is a wealth of information out there when it comes to building and maintaining your home. I myself take inspiration from many websites, magazines and even TV shows to get valuable tips so that I can achieve my dream home.
Which is why I got very excited when Cignal brought to its subscribers HGTV – America’s leading home and lifestyle channel. This channel gives a helping hand to mothers and fathers who want to spice up their homes with HGTV’s robust line-up of top rated programs about home, hybrid construction, design and extreme spaces. Shows like Fixer Upper and Rehab Addict are two programs that could inspire creativity and design for mothers; while guys enjoy the technicalities of property-buying in Property Brothers and Brother vs. Brother. Plus Cignal is airing HGTV in HD clarity, giving viewers a more enjoyable viewing experience with its vivid images, vibrant colors and crisp sound quality.
I cannot understate the benefits of a decluttered home or work space. I assure you, once you start your organized life, you will understand why I am such a big advocate of it. You have less to clean, less stress, more space and more energy for your passions or the people you love. But to start is a big challenge for many. So where in the world should you begin?
January is a great time to start a de-cluttering project. It might feel overwhelming at the start but I promise you, it’s not as painful as it seems to be. Here are some tips to help you get started.
1. You don’t have to do it all in a day.
If you think you can organize all your closets and all rooms in a day, no wonder you are getting anxiety attacks! You will just end up quitting the project even before you’ve begun. Start small. Just go room by room or space by space.
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Being a mom, working as an advertising executive, having my own business and making sure I keep myself and my family healthy and happy is no easy task. My to-do list never ever ends! I have a feeling almost everyone out there can relate to this. On top of all our tasks, we home managers also need to keep our homes and family’s lives in order. But with just too many tasks to do, something very soon has got to give.
Thank heavens I was introduced to Tasktics. It’s the perfect place to find dependable help for a task that you need. Need a driver for a day? Go to Tasktics.com! Need a plumber? Go to Tasktics.com! Need help cleaning your apartment? Go to Tasktics.com!
This is how it works:
You are the TASK PROVIDER. On the site, you will find TASK DOERS – They are also called Super Pins, short for “Super Pinoy”. These are trustworthy, skilled Pinoys who are capable of doing tasks or errands for you.
As the task provider, you will post the task you need help with. The website is laid out with categories to help guide you in posting your tasks. You will also provide a ceiling amount or the maximum budget you are willing to pay for the task to be done.
Afterwards, Super Pins will bid for your task. You can then choose from those who will bid based on their bid amount, their profile and reviews of the previous tasks they have done.
Post, choose, review. So easy!
What I like about Tasktics.com is that it takes pride in implementing an additional layer of background checks and interviews on all its registered Super Pins. The site also allows me to pay using my PayPal account and therefore both of these assure me of safe transactions.
So if you need to de-clutter your life, I have one word for you…DELEGATE! Find reliable help Tasktics.com.
Christmas is an exciting time for everybody. In Manila, we don’t only celebrate Christmas, we overdo Christmas! We start it as early as October and end the season just after New Year. As soon as the “ber” months come in, malls start playing Christmas carols and décor is up just as soon as Halloween ends.
Along with all the festivities are loads of present wrapping. So today’s blog are some suggestions to keep your wrappers under wraps!
You can store them in a specially made station using rods and pegs.
Here’s another version. If you want to make your own, I think thin tension rods will work well, too.
Your wrapping station can house your ribbons, too. This is smart because it keeps your ribbons from becoming a tangled mess.
Professional organizer, Alejandra Costello, keeps her wrappers organized this way.
You know that little space in the corner of your closet? It makes a great storage place for wrappers.
Or how about the ceiling inside your closet? What a space saver!
If you’re not the DIY type, then use an old wine rack to store your wrappers.
I myself like the idea of using a free standing towel rack to create a complete wrapping station. This way everything you need for gift wrapping comes from just one place. Photo courtesy of my Tita Chito Vasquez.
Good luck finding the perfect solution for your wrappers. Until next time, this is a wrap!
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Save your household a lot of wailing the next time one of your kids accidentally get a splinter. Instead of removing it with a tweezer, try glue!
Just pour a drop of glue all over the splinter, let it dry, then peel off the dried glue from the skin. The splinter sticks to the glue!
I tried this on my 4 year old and for the first time, splinter removal was finally fuss free! Yay!
A word of caution though, if the splinter is in too deep, I suggest going to a doctor to have it professionally removed. Don’t ever try to cut open the skin to remove the splinter yourself.
Now since I’m on the subject of glue, here are more uses for it!
1. I fix the frayed corners of my bag by simply dabbing some glue on the corners.
2. I seal small nail holes on my wall by adding glue before adding touch up paint.
Do you have your own unusual uses for glue?
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