Keeping with the theme of warmer weather and spring renewal, many people will turn an eye towards finally scratching that gardening itch. The internet is always filled with gorgeous pictures on countless blog rolls of spring flower and vegetable gardens. As we are visual creatures, this can easily conjure up the urge to dabble in a bit of your own gardening. While starting a garden from scratch does incur a little bit of cost, once you learn the basics you’ll find that a well maintained garden is really quite inexpensive and satisfying. This is especially true when compared to some other hobbies out there. With that said, a great outdoor garden needs the right tools, equipment, and accessories to get most beginners started off on the right foot.
For better or for worse, springtime has arrived. The chill is turning to warm, the showers have become all too frequent, and everything has begun to bloom. Under normal circumstances this is one of the best times of the year. With all that has been going on around the world in the year 2020, however, things may not feel as rosy as they have in the past. With the pandemic in full swing a lot of us are sheltering at home and that means work for a lot of us has been put on hold. No one feels the pinch more than independent workers, a category which craftsman and artists fall into. While people all over are turning to online shopping to help cure the boredom of quarantine and social distancing, consider picking up some seasonal cheer by seeking out some unique handmade spring gifts.
Winter has retreated and, at last, warmer months have arrived. With the onset of spring we are going to find ourselves spending more time outdoors whether it be in a park, walking around our neighborhoods, or in our own backyards. For dog owners, that means our beloved canine companions will be accompanying us. Since we both will be spending more time outdoors that means we need to find some fun, interactive, outdoor dog play toys so we both can make the most of it.
Let’s face it, so far the year 2020 has been a doozy. The whole of humanity has been put on edge by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the resulting respiratory disease caused by the virus in humans. It seems that everywhere you turn there are just as many opinions on the virus and what to do about it as there are human beings on the Earth. As scientists learn more about the virus and how it spreads it has become apparent that, in the absence of a vaccine or treatment for those suffering from COVID-19, the practice of quarantine and social distance are the most effective means of slowing down the spread of the disease enough for our health systems to cope with the sudden influx of patients.
Now that the cold winter months are drawing to a close people are turning their thoughts towards warmer times to come. While cocooned in our warm, comfy domiciles it becomes all too easy to forget about the spots in our homes we tend to rush through mindlessly while avoiding the damp and cold of the winter weather. One of those places is the garage. It can quickly become a stow it and forget it, catch all type of storage space that, before you know it, get’s stuffed full of who knows what. Now that the outdoor temperatures are starting to rise and you linger in the garage a bit longer it may start to dawn on you that, very soon, you need some home garage storage solution and organization products to help tame the mess.. Never fear, though it may seem daunting, the task is far from impossible. With a just a bit of planning you can turn your garage into a functional space that not only meets your storage needs, but allows you to find your stuff with ease.
It is widely known that having a clean, relatively organized indoor space that is pleasing to you can have a tremendous positive impact on the life of you and those you surround yourself with. These impacts can be greatly enhanced if you extend that same care to any outdoor space you may have. While not everyone is fortunate enough to have a large yard to sculpt into a grand exposition, this doesn’t mean you are only able look on with envy. Smaller homes can have a great patio or deck space to play with, apartments can have a whole range of balcony sizes, and even a dressed up window and ledge can allow you to incorporate a bit of nature into your overall design.
It seems like we just finished up the holiday season and all that associated revelry was just yesterday. Now, all of a sudden, it’s nearly Saint Patrick’s Day! At least this is a fun one. With that grand tradition of pinching anyone not wearing green you may want to make sure you have something appropriate and stylish on. (Or maybe you like the pinching, who are we to judge?) There’s nothing easier or more comfortable to tackle the problem with than a trusty old t-shirt. Here are a few suggestions to help you show off your St. Paddy’s Day pride!
Among the biggest things of interest to people when they are house or apartment hunting is how much available storage there is. We all like to have stuff that makes our lives easier, and there is a lot of stuff available to accomplish that, but in the end we need somewhere to store it all. From clothes to coats to cleaning supplies to everything else, no one wants to see it piled up or spread out all over the place. Fortunately, at some point in humanity’s journey, someone came invented the closet. While a good home has plenty of closet space to stow your stuff, most standard closets tend to be merely an empty space with a rod to hang stuff on or possibly a shelf. With those couple of details you can keep your gear out of sight, but for it all to be useful you also need a way to keep it organized.
Your home may be your castle, but your bedroom is your sanctuary. This is where you come to escape the busy humdrum of life’s comings and goings in order to rest and recharge. While the decorating style you’ve chosen for your home should always be pleasing to you, the main areas are also decorated with your guests in mind. The bedroom is one of the few places where you can say, “Guests be darned, this is MY space!” To make sure things are neat and stress free, you need adequate storage to keep the room clear of clutter yet still have all the trappings of a comfortable bedroom at the ready. Like most, you probably don’t have all of the closet space you’d desire. Unless you built your home from scratch, chances are you had little say in how much storage was incorporated into the bedroom. This is where furniture pieces like wardrobes, armoires, and cabinets can become a saving grace.
It’s been a whirlwind start to 2020 and January is already over. That means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and, if you’re like me, you have just now realized how quickly it’s coming up. We all should be doing things throughout the year to show our loved ones how much we care, but this is the day we’ve chosen to single out over the others. There are more than likely many of you, like me, who live on a tight enough budget which means going all out with grand gestures is just not an option. If you’re also a procrastinator (cough, cough) then you’ll want to find something you can get quickly without spending an arm and a leg on rapid shipping. This doesn’t mean you can’t put together something sweet and meaningful to make your significant other’s Valentine’s Day a special one.