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Ideas for Organizing Your Teen Daughter’s Room

Ideas for Organizing Your Teen Daughter’s Room

Teens and in particular, girls, tend to have lots of stuff in their room. There are music CDs, the movies they have shared with friends and make-up items. In addition, remember they are discovering themselves. Hence, expect to find many clothes, jewelry, letters and play items. If all these items are unarranged, they might make the room to look untidy and unwelcoming. However, it is easier to change the look of the room, without moving some of her items out. Start with the closet and ensure clothes, together with anything else that can fit in there is well stored. Utilize the storage compartments provided in the closet and add hooks to offer more storage. Separate clothes or gear, she wears seasonally from others. Keep them to the backside of the closet or better still gather them in a basket and place it over the wardrobe. To ensure that she does not disorganize the closet, when looking for clothes to wear, keep similar clothes together.


When there are no more clothes on the bed or the floor, find a way to keep her small items in order. If there is a bedside table, use the drawers to stack her makeup kit and other paraphernalia. Use decorative boxes to store extra pillows, linens and teddy bears. Keep them on the corner of the room or just against the wall. If you need extra storage in the room, use mobile storage racks. These come with enough racks, to store various items. Stack her CDs and game consoles in the rack. You can also store her jewelry and letters in these racks. However, ensure not lose a thing and in particular, if you are doing this home keeping project when they are out in school. What may seem unimportant to you may be essential to the kid. The idea is to tidy up the room, without messing up with her items. The next place to organize is the reading table. Chances are that there are papers and pens thrown all over the table. However, do not despair yet. Organize books in stacks and buddle rough -work used papers in a place, to discard later, when you are sure, she does not need them anymore. Use penholders, to hold pens and pencils.


Lastly, it is your wish that your daughter’s room stays as tidy and clean as possible. To make this a success, encourage the kid to maintain the room always, as it is. Make them understand the importance of having a neat room. Preferably, let them be around, when you are organizing the room. This way, they will shy away from creating a mess. It will also nurture some responsibility instincts in them. A teen girl’s room is their haven. It is where they seek refuge, when moods change or when they want to be on their own. They also invite friends to this room. It is therefore, important that it stays organized and appealing.

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Tips for cleaning a bathroom

Tips for cleaning a bathroom

Your bathroom speaks volumes about you. If you care about your personality and the health of you and the family members, you should ensure the bathroom stays clean and tidy at all costs. It does not call for expertise to achieve a bathroom, which is clean and unwelcoming to disease causing microorganisms and pests. You only need the necessary cleaning products, equipments and some tips to pull this on. Let us try to help you to keep a fresh bathroom. Start with the most sensitive places; the bathtubs, shower cubicles and sinks. Use half lemon with some dash of baking powder, to remove scum from their surfaces. These cleaning agents do not have an abrasive effect on the areas; hence, you can be sure there will not be scratches. Since scum accumulates overtime, repeat this cleaning procedure, once per week. Nevertheless, you can decrease the aggregation of scum by using liquid soap instead.


In addition, to make your weekend cleaning session, fun and easier, create a habit of drying up the sink or the bath after you are done. It will prevent dirty water droplets from leaving, unsightly marks on the bath or the sink. For the mirrors, tiles and paintwork, they will sparkle, when you wipe them with vinegar and water solution. Use a towel, to clean all the scum that might have found its way to the walls of the bathroom or the mirror. This will maintain the bathroom to look new always, while giving you and the family, a clean and germs-free space to bathe in. If you have a bath mat, be sure to remove it outside, when you are not using it.  Owing to the high level of humidity, which characterizes bathrooms, the mat can act as a breeding ground for germs. This can transform your bathroom, from being a room for seeking relaxation to a pool of infectious organisms. Hence, do not take any chances. Your toilet too, needs some cleaning. Use white vinegar and a brush, to clean the toilet bowl the hilt. Scrub well to ensure that the ring, which forms at the bottom, is no more. In a monthly basis, perform dousing with white vinegar. It will keep the toilet smelling fresh. Remember a stinky toilet, will not only disgust you and the family, but it can also make a bad image to your guests.


Bathrooms have a tendency of building up mildew and mold. If this defines your bathroom, use 50 to 50- ratios of hydro peroxide solution and water, to render your bathroom unfriendly for mold growth. The solution is safe and environmentally friendly, and so you do not have to worry about the safety of your family. Bathrooms should offer great relaxing places, after a rough day at work. However, to make this a success, they must be clean and furnished perfectly, to provide the needed comfort. Use the above tips, to ensure your bathroom functions as it should be.

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Creative ways of organizing a kitchen

Creative ways of organizing a kitchen

Kitchens are integral parts of a home. It is where you spend most of the time, preparing meals, cooking and even in some instances sharing meals with family and friends, especially the modern kitchens. Therefore, it is paramount to keep it clean and orderly. You certainly do not need a professional to tidy up your kitchen; after all, it is your kitchen. Here are few ideas to make the room inviting and comfortable work in. To begin with, your fridge can carry more than you can imagine. Use the provide wire shelves to organize your foods, drinks or broths. Initially, the fridge may not have come with these installations. However, you can buy them from any appliance store near you. Put things you use often on the outer ring of the rack, to avoid arranging each time, you access the fridge. If you have a pantry with open shelves, use curtain rods as dividers. The rods should fit well between the floor of the shelf and the top. Use the partitions, to keep your kitchen boards, cooking sheets and platters in an organized manner. Besides, enhancing organization in the kitchen, they also create a visual appeal.


Good cooking requires measurements. Use vinyl to display your measurement conversion chart and stick it on the inner side of the cabinet door. This will enable you to have a quick glance at it, when you are preparing meals. Add also the scooping spoons and any other measuring equipment at the back of the door. Where you are not endowed with large cabinet or rather you lack one, your kitchen does not have to look confused. You can still keep it tidy, with little effort.  Use the walls as your anchor for pots and all other kitchen appliances, which can be mounted, is the wall.  There are various types of hooks in the market, you can choose from. However, whichever you decide on ensure that it is strong enough to withstand the weight of the object. Use your cabinet doors to hold kitchen items such as towels and sponges. For this, hooks and perforated metallic tins, will work fine. In the pantry, keep all the items in jars, for good organization, but remember to label them for easier identification.  In addition, to keep abreast of the menu and groceries to be bought, install a lean chalkboard, either on the wall or on the cabinet.

Lastly, engage the place under the sink. Apply a rod across the two edges and use to hang spray bottles. Keep also other cleaning tools and detergents, in a decorative plastic box under the sink.Your kitchen should always look at its best. With the above ideas, you can create a kitchen, you would miss to be in and one, which allows easy movement. To keep it organized at all times, make it a habit to return everything where it should be, after every cooking season. If you stick to this routine, you will not need to set aside some time during the weekend, to arrange your kitchen.

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How to Remove Various Stains from your Carpet-DIY Project

How to Remove Various Stains from your Carpet-DIY Project

At one time or the other, a stain of a particular nature is bound to land on your carpet.  It might be your kid’s pen ink, drop of blood, pet waste or splatters from an overflowing soup bowl. When this happens, you might feel as if, you have lost the carpet all together. Nevertheless, do not worry; most stubborn carpet stains are removable with simple DIY ways.
Water-soluble stains such as from alcohol, ice cream, ink, jelly, paint, gravy and milk, are easier to remove. Ensure not use bleach, because it will erode other color patches on the carpet. Instead, use a quarter teaspoon of vinegar or any other cleaning product without bleaching chemicals and 32 ounces.

In addition, there is a category of water-soluble carpet stains, which are difficult to remove. These include chocolate, blood, coffee, mustard, tea, wine and even vomit. All the aforementioned stains will bulge into  one tablespoon of ammonia mixed with a cup of water.  Do not use this mixture on wool or carpets with woolen details. For such carpets use just water and mild detergent. Use one part of chlorine and 5 parts of water, on carpets made of polypropylene. On the other hand, there are fat, oil and wax stains. If you are not careful, they might destroy the appearance of the carpet. They arise from food or cosmetics spills. The best way to remove these stains is by placing a paper towel on the stain, before ironing the surface. The paper takes up the blot, leaving your carpet clean.


Glue stains on the carpet in your home office or the children room, can damage the appeal of the room.  Once glue melts into the carpet, it becomes hard to remove it. However, do not kiss your carpet good bye yet. Simply wet a cotton ball with alcohol, until all of the stain has varnished. Children love gum and you will be fortunate, if at one particular time, they do not plaster your living room carpet with it. If this occurs, do not bring havoc, after all the children are merely acting their age. Use ice to dry the gum, after which you should use a hard object to scrape it off. Use also a paper towel, to blot the area where there was the stain. If nail polish spills on your carpet, do not panic. All you require is dipping a piece of cloth in nail polish remover that contains acetone and rubs it on the stained surface. Within no time, the stain will have gone. Do note that some strong nail polish removers can remove the colors from the carpet.

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How to Organize the Entry Way

How to Organize the Entry Way

Whether you have a spacious mudroom to act as the entry way or simply a part of the wall in an apartment, it can become a challenge to keep this area in order. However, it is possible to have your entryway make a statement and make it easy for you to find your car keys, hats, shoes or raincoats. You only need to set aside some time, to perform this noble exercise.  How do you organize the entryway? If you have closet in the hall, use it to stack the outer gear for the current season. To this unit, add a shoe rack, shelf and any other organizing options, to reduce clutter.  Where the entryway is spacious, a hanging shelf unit will hold scarves, umbrellas, hats and the like. However, never worry if you do not own a closet in the hallway.  You can use other storage systems including a key slot, shoe drying mat, pegs, bench and an umbrella stand.  Make your entryway a place to keep your knapsacks, keys, folders or briefcases. In addition, instead of transferring dirt to the rooms, on your shoes, store them in a shoe rack at the hallway.


In homes where there are a number of people living under the same roof, it is important to keep things within the reach of everybody there in. For instance, use baskets or bins to keep accessories including scarves, gloves and hats. You can organize them per the family member or any other organization plan, which will suit you and the family. Entryways also act as reminders for things you need to do. For example, you can store the letters you need to post, a utility bill or items requiring repair. Since, it is strategically placed; it will be hard to forget.  Depending on the size of the hallway, bring in a small table and use it to hold such items. Do not leave it plain, but accessorize it with a flower vase. It will make a great difference. Remember to organize your keys appropriately. You cannot afford to have your car keys missing when you need to hurry to work.  Use key organizers, such as a small container and if possible label them, to make it easier for the other members of the family to find them.


Use benches along the entryway to provide additional seating, if need be. There are also benches in the market, which come with underneath storage; you can use to store items from other rooms.  If your hallway has photos, arrange them well to create the best experience.  Keep them at the standard eye level, to ensure everybody views them effortlessly.
We cannot overemphasize the importance of having an organized entryway. The hallway should not make you wish to reach other rooms faster. However, it should attract the attention of guests to the wall pictures and force you to pause to read a book, if you have a bookshelf along path. The above organizing ideas, will work wonders in your entryway.

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