New Product Review: Dishcloths from Emerging Green

When we first started feeling the effects of the pandemic here in Central Florida, one of the main issues we started having was a supply issue. Mainly cleaning supplies. At that point, it was much easier to find some kind of general household cleaner in a spray bottle than it was to find any kind of cleaning wipes. Cleaning wipes were what I was used to, so it was mildly inconvenient for me, but I decided it wasn’t the worst thing in the world, and I could deal. I bought a stack of dishcloths and outfitted myself with cleaner concentrates and spray bottles – I was all set!

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But can I just say that I wish I had known about dishcloths from Emerging Green when all that went down?!

Emerging Green is a small family business that sells lifestyle products made of sustainable materials. Currently 70% of their products are made of environmentally friendly materials, and they are striving to do even better than that! With one of their goals being to substitute daily consumer products with greener alternatives, naturally their dishcloths are made from high-quality natural bamboo fiber. They are soft, durable and super absorbent – and they come in a pack of 20!

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5 Spring Colors that Will Revive Your Home

We can see why spring is one of the most loved seasons since it represents rebirth and renewal, while it’s also a sign that warmer days are ahead and summer is near. Spring has a way of representing new beginnings as the winter starts to melt away and flowers begin to blossom all around us. This is not just the perfect time for spring cleaning, this is also the perfect time to bring in the new. Whether it’s new pieces for your wardrobe, new furniture, or small accents for your home, here are the hottest colors for this spring!

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Bright yellow

Does it seem like you have seen pops of yellow when scrolling through your social media feed? If you have, that’s because yellow is this spring’s hottest color. Not your subtle yellow either, we’re talking bright yellow. Adding small hints of this color throughout your home will brighten up any room. Whether you add a large yellow flower arrangement to your coffee or dining table, yellow throw pillows to your sofa or chair, or small yellow lemon accents to your kitchen such as hand towels or by placing a handmade lemon bowl on your kitchen island from Vivid Hue Home, you’ll see a big difference no matter how big or small your touches are. 

French blue

This smokey gray-blue color is one of the most popular colors for interior designers this year. From bathroom and kitchen cabinets, to furniture such as chaises and even paint and wallpaper, this color is being used from the smallest detail in furniture to the largest areas in a home. This color will go with just about anything because of its grey undertone which is the trendiest color in interior design. Having the blue mixed in makes this color popular, especially with millennials looking to put a twist to an ordinary grey. This color is so loved, it’s even popular with wedding invitations and used as hints of decor in wedding ceremonies and receptions — making it the perfect color for any spring event. 

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5 Creative Ways to Make Your Bathroom Look More Functional

Bathrooms tend to easily become messy and cluttered, especially if you don’t have a good storage system to rely on. Your bathroom should be a space where you can relax, unwind, do skincare, and indulge in the occasional candlelit bath. However, you don’t have to spend a whole heap of money on renovations to enjoy quality time with yourself. You can start with some minor changes that will instantly transform your bathroom into a more modern and spacious oasis. 

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Let’s discuss five creative ways to make your bathroom a more well-designed and relaxing place. 

  1. Enhance lighting

When it comes to making your bathroom look more functional, lighting is everything. Your bathroom is where you get ready every morning, and ‘unready’ at night. It’s almost like a sanctuary: recused and isolated from the outside world. You need to choose good lighting fixtures that will accentuate your bathroom’s features and divert attention from its flaws. 

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3 Things to Know Before You Refinance Your Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage will require careful thought and consideration into many different aspects, including how long you plan to live in your home, the length of time it will take for you to manage closing costs, and the role that interest rates will play. Since you already own the property, refinancing will be easier for you than for a first-time buyer. If you’ve had your home for a significant amount of time, you will have likely accumulated a fair amount of equity, making refinancing more straightforward. If refinancing feels right to you, here are three things to know beforehand.  

1. Decide Your Length of Stay

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Refinancing is dependent on how long you stay in your home. You must calculate your projected monthly savings once the refinance has been completed. The interest rate associated with the time-lapse will affect how high or how low your monthly payment will be. You will want to consider where interest rates will likely fall to determine whether refinancing is the smartest option. You’re not likely to know how interest rates will naturally rise and fall without doing your research.

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To get a better understanding of how to refinance, refer to the mortgage refinance guide that provides all of the information you’ll need to know beforehand. This way, you can make a more educated financial decision.

2. Keep PMI Close 

If you decide to refinance, you will have to submit a larger cash deposit than you anticipated in most situations and even just the thought of paying more money than you bargained for can definitely result in anxiety. Since these instances are so common when home values are declining, you will have to come to terms with the fact that your equity may ultimately suffer. With lower equity and the need to pay a larger cash deposit, you may need to lean on private mortgage insurance to make ends meet. 

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Community Living vs. Individual Homes – Which is Right for Your Lifestyle?

So, you’re in your fifties and have planned your finances effectively over your lifetime of working and investing.  You no longer need to be living close to work, your kids have flown the nest, and college is paid for. This may be the time to think about relocating for a final time and finding the perfect home for the way you want to live right now! You’re finally free to relocate to somewhere that suits your lifestyle and where you can really make the most of what every day has to offer.

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Of course, choosing the right location is vital. You want the right weather, the right transport connections, and the blend of city and outdoor leisure opportunities that work for you. But, it’s not only a question of where to move to. The type of property you choose to purchase can have a major impact on how much enjoyment you get out of life.

In this article,we’ll look at whether it’s worth choosing a home in a community over an individual property, and consider some of the pros and cons of each choice to help you decide which would be the perfect choice for your lifestyle. 

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