Affordable Ways To Upgrade Your Home

New homeowners or those looking to update their home’s interior will be on the hunt for some inspiration. Whether your budget is big or small, you will want to maximize your money to complete as many upgrades as possible. You have come to the right place as we are covering the most affordable ways to upgrade your home. 

New Handles

Every home and every room will consist of door, cupboard, and window handles. Updating these via DIY or buying new ones can completely transform the look of the individual feature and the room. Painting your current handles will save you the most money and it an easy task to complete to instantly lift your interior.

Paint The Woodwork

Speaking of upgrading your current features, you should think about painting your woodwork. If you are seeking a more colorful or minimal home, painting the brown woodwork your preferred color will completely change the room and align with your interior taste.

Freshen Up Your Landscaping

Your home is more than just the interior. Freshening up the garden with new seating, a flower bed, or a vegetable patch will make the space more inviting and inspiring. Garden upgrades can be inexpensive. Adding a garden patch means you can grow your own produce to save more money on the food bill. 

If you’re interested in upgrading your home and saving money, please take a look at the following infographic. It shows the latest ways to save money on property and how to make better investment decisions for your home. Check it out below. 

Infographic designed by: Property Guru PropertyGuru Malaysia

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How You Can Dazzle And Feel Good About Yourself

There comes a time in our lives when we can all feel a little “meh” about the way we look and the way we feel. It can be something that either passes us by without much care and attention to it, or it can seriously get us down. How you react to this current mood setting is normal, and taking action to feel like your best self once more is one of the better things you can do with those feelings. However, where to start and what to do? With that in mind, here are some of the ways you can dazzle once more, and they are simple changes and habits that we all know but it’s always good to have a gentle reminder every now and then. 

Work on your mindset

Mindset plays a huge part when it comes to how you feel and thinking negatively can only fuel those feelings to make them into something more than what they actually are. Try and focus on a positive mindset and think about how you are thinking and what your thoughts are. Turn negatives into positives and start to have a brighter outlook and life and the future. Feel grateful for what you have rather than focusing on what you don't. The small changes can make a big difference. 

What could you do to take better care of yourself?

It’s time to take some positive steps to taking better care of yourself and the first place to start would be what you are fueling your body with. A diet of junk and sugar will give you plenty of highs but even harder lows when you come down from the sugar rush. Try and focus on a well-balanced diet and eating plenty of vegetables and fruit. This will have a positive effect on your skin and your energy levels. You may also want to think about drinking more water as the benefits to this are just endless from better sleep to more energy, not to mention how great it is for your skin condition. Lastly, you may want to look at being more active. You could invest in some new activewear that can help you to feel good about exercising more such as pink workout leggings or a new slogan t-shirt. Exercise is a great way to help you feel good.  It’s proven that exercise can help you feel better, even if the motivation isn’t quite there initially. If you want, just start by taking a walk each day. 

Don’t be afraid to just smile

Smile and the world smiles with you, right? However, feeling like this can often make us want to do anything but smile. This might be for a number of reasons, perhaps you aren’t happy with how your teeth look when you smile so you avoid it entirely. But smiling can instantly lift your mood so if you are finding it hard it is time to take some action. Smiling can really transform how you think so works well with your mindset and wellbeing. 

Let’s hope that these tips help you dazzle once more. 


Preparing For A Post Christmas Sort Out

Christmas has come and gone, and for many of us, it was a very muted festive season when compared to our usual ones. No parades and carol services, no big parties and huge family gatherings.

However, despite having a much smaller and much quieter Christmas than normal, it is still surprising just how much mess there is once you have taken down the tree and decorations, found new homes for all of the new gifts, and thrown out all of the wrapping paper. There are pine needles lurking in corners, bits of sticky tape stuck to sideboards, and the dust - well, the less said about that the better.

While Spring is traditionally the time for a big clean, it is way too far in the future to leave it until then. A post-Christmas sort out can help brush the cobwebs away - quite literally - and help you feel refreshed and invigorated for the start of a brand new year.


Clean out your yard

Our yards are often one of the main places that get neglected over Christmas and in the winter. Lawns become overgrown, leaves drop and turn to mush on the floor and all sorts of old, unwanted stuff gets stored out there until you get the chance to get rid of it at the dump. While the weather might stop you from doing any gardening, it does not stop you from giving it a good ol’ tidy up.

Look into scrapping your old unwanted cars

Many of us have old cars still parked up in the garage or yard that we no longer need or use, or that don’t work.  Why not look for junk car removal solutions that not only get rid of the car for you but give you some much-needed cash for your old car? You can then reinvest this into buying a brand new car to go with the 2021 version of you. 

Clean the carpet

We often do not appreciate just how much flack our carpets can take, especially in high-traffic areas. After Christmas, when you have packed away all of the decorations, is the perfect opportunity to give it a good clean. Start off by vacuuming it and then inspect it for any obvious stains or marks. The longer that they are left, the more difficult they are to get out. You can often remove them by using a solution of dish washing liquid and warm water - squirt it on and gently blot it and repeat until the stain is removed, before spraying it again with plain water. It may be worth hiring a carpet cleaner if it is very marked.

Clean out the fridge and freezer

Once all of the festive food and delicious treats have been eaten, your fridge and freezer are possibly looking a little on the empty side. Before you go and refill it at the grocery store, give it a good clean. Remove all the shelves and drawers and soak them in hot soapy water and look at silicone fridge liners to keep them clean. Throw away anything festering in the vegetable drawers and any condiments that have been opened and left well beyond their use past date, chuck them out.

By giving your home a good old post-Christmas clean, you will feel much more organized and refreshed for the beginning of the year and to get it off on the right foot. 

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