How to Make Your Home a Happier Place

When you’re at home, you want to feel like you’re in your own personal slice of heaven. The best way to do that is to appeal to all five of your senses: sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch. If your home isn’t making you happy, here are some simple changes you can make that cater to your senses to make your home a happier and more positive place.

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Sight

When you come in through your front door, you want everything you see to be something that makes you happy. Clear away any clutter and mess (shoes, coats, bags) and replace any junk on your surfaces with family photos and mementos from trips away. 

Decorate your walls with beautiful artwork—this doesn’t have to be expensive; just buy prints and frames separately to save on framing costs. 

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New Product Review: TOPPIN HEPA Comfy Air C2 (and a Discount Code!)

Well, it’s springtime here in Central Florida once more! (Please don’t hate us – we can’t help our weather and the fact that anything that CAN bloom is already starting to.) And along with that, something else we have a hard time helping is our allergies. *sneeze*

The oak blossoms are the worst for us here. All four of us are allergic, and sometimes our reactions are triggered by something as small as a quick ride in the car. No matter what, we always try our hardest to rush inside very quickly, hoping to escape “the blossom”. Yes, we all take regular vitamins and allergy medicines, and keep the house dusted and vacuumed – the normal things. But still we struggled.

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So when Osmond from Toppin asked if I would be interested checking out one of their air purifiers, I was intrigued. Why not, right? Maybe it would be helpful!

Toppin’s Comfy Air C2 True HEPA Air Purifier arrived very well-packaged, and it literally took less than five minutes to set up and get going – anyone could do it. Points for sturdy simplicity, for sure. And check out the filter it boasts!

They’re not messing around! The True HEPA is designed to remove up to 99.97% of all particles (as small as 0.3 microns in diameter!) when the nylon pre-filter and activated carbon layer filter out smoke and odors.

The unit itself is about the size of a mini tower fan, so super easy to place anywhere around your home where you may need a bit of air quality control. It runs at an extremely low noise level, and the easy-to-use LCD panel that controls the unit will keep you abreast of the filter status, allow you to create a timer, and also adjust the fan level to different settings.

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How to Make Your Home Move a Breeze

New year, new home?  Congratulations!  Whether your impending move is because you have finally bought your dream home or you just got the keys to that rental in the coolest neighborhood, this is, without doubt, both an exciting and terrifying moment in your life.  Many people say that moving home is one of the most stressful things they have ever done and we would tend to agree.  The thing is, it doesn’t need to be that way, and here are the best tips to make your house move less stressful.

Get Rid Of That Unwanted Junk

You’ll never have a better excuse to declutter. Ever.  Now is the time to throw out all of those things that you never use anymore.  The benefits of decluttering are many;

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  • Lower moving costs – less stuff to move is less space required in your van /truck.  A smaller van is significantly cheaper to hire if you’re doing the move yourself and if you’re using a moving company they might charge you less too as they will need fewer people.  Worst case, you need to buy fewer packing materials.
  • The move will be finished quicker.  Less boxing and unboxing for you to do.
  • Less likely to break or damage the stuff you want to keep as you won’t be under as much time or space pressure.

For handy tips on how best to go about decluttering before your move, read here.  

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How to Plan a Full Property Styling When Staging Your Home

Decorations have an impact on how potential buyers of the house perceive it. A well-decorated home gains value in the market compared to an undecorated one. While decorating a house before selling, which is called staging, can incur costs, it will fetch better returns for the seller in the end.

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A comprehensive plan for home staging is needed to make it a worthwhile undertaking. Service providers like Advantage Property Styling have the professional experience to carry it out efficiently.

For The Ultimate Stage Decoration

Any venture will need planning to make it a successful one. Home staging, with its myriad of components, is no different. You will need the help of professional staging service providers to generate an appropriate plan. They will consider your input and their expertise to come up with the best possible solution.

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3 Crafty Gadgets to Enjoy During Lockdown

COVID has changed daily life for the majority of us. Many of us have found that we have plenty of spare time on our hands and have turned to our hobbies to keep us entertained. If you love crafting and enjoy using gadgets, then here are some crafty gadgets to enjoy during the lockdown.

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Embroidery and Sewing Machines

Sewing is a popular hobby as it can be as straightforward or as complicated as you make it, and in the end, you will have a useful item to show for all your hard work. 

If you aren’t a fan of hand sewing, there is plenty of sewing gadgetry available for your pleasure. Sewing machines have advanced tremendously since your grandma was a young girl. Nowadays, sewing machines are computerized and usually come with a variety of built-in stitches. You can also purchase and download many more designs from the internet onto the computer. A computerized sewing machine makes very precise stitches. If you want to create more elaborate designs on your clothes or soft furnishings, consider investing in a computerized embroidery machine that will sew highly intricate patterns and pictures onto them. 

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