A Few Things to Add to Your Pickup Truck

If you own a pickup truck, you’ll no doubt want to get the most out of it, but wanting that and actually making it happen are two different things. We’re going to talk today about some of the most important things to add to your pickup truck if you want to improve how you’re able to use it and make it more convenient for you too. There are so many additions that’ll make that possible, so read on to find out about some of them.

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High-Quality No Drill Mud Flaps

There are lots of ways in which you can improve your vehicle, and it all comes down to how you plan on using it. If you’re someone who does a lot of off-road driving in your truck, it’ll probably be a good idea to improve the mud flaps on your truck. That way, your wheels and tyres will be better protected, as well as the underside of the truck. No drill flaps are best as they don’t cause damage to the car body.

Towing Mirrors

If you want to do more with your truck, that’s probably going to involve towing in some form or other. If you’re towing anything behind your truck, you need to have a wider field of view to make it safe. That means making sure that you have the right towing mirrors in place that’ll offer you the view you need.

Tonneau Lights

If you’re going to be using your bed more and you want to make sure that you can get more out of it no matter where you are or what time of day or night it is, you definitely need to put in place some tonneau lights. These will help you find what you’re looking for and store things away more securely after dark. It can make a pretty big difference to how you use your truck.

A Load Cover

Investing in a load cover is definitely a good idea. The best tonneau load covers are the ones that are durable and that offer ease of use, so it might make sense to spend a little more on yours rather than going for the cheapest one you can find. They’ll offer you protection and more flexibility in terms of how you actually use your truck’s bed.

A Thermoelectric Truck Fridge

If you want to make sure you always have a cold drink at hand and your passengers have a cold beer to drink, you should think about putting a thermoelectric truck fridge in place. These are great and they’re the kind of addition that you’ll love once you have it. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without one of these in your truck.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of great additions you can make to your pickup truck if you feel that’s something that needs to happen. Be sure to at least consider each of the options discussed above and figure out how you can start improving your truck and how it performs for you.

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5 Tips To A Safer And Healthier Home

Do you know what is lurking in your home? Do you know how to keep it safe and healthy? There are many things to keep in mind when wondering if your home is safe and healthy, so it’s essential to take precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. This article will discuss five things that you may not have thought about when thinking about a safe and healthy living environment.

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Weed Control Specialist

You can’t always rely on yourself to sort out the problem when it comes to weed control. One wrong move and your entire garden will be overtaken by weeds, or you could kill everything in the garden. You need someone knowledgeable about weed control in order to get rid of these annoying invaders once and for all. When looking for a reputable company for Weed Control, make sure they have experience with organic solutions because this way, you won’t damage your soil or plants while still ridding your home of these pesky weeds!

Pest Control Specialist

When you’re living in your home, it’s easy to forget about the little pests that could be hanging around. Spiders, mice, or ants can easily sneak into a house through cracks and crevices that are hard to see on a day-to-day basis. A pest control specialist, such as H2 Pest Control is trained to find these areas to effectively remove any invaders at an affordable cost.

Mold Specialist

It is essential to have someone who specializes in mold testing methods and removal services. They will be able to help you with any questions that you may have and provide the best solutions for your particular situation. It is important to know exactly where the moisture comes from that is causing the mold in your home. Also, remember that there are various types of molds, and even if you’ve seen them before, there’s no guarantee that the same kind of mold will be found in different areas of your home. That is why finding a reliable specialist who knows what they are doing is essential!

Roofing Specialist

A roofing specialist is an individual who can provide you with tips on how to best repair the roof you currently have. The process of finding a good roofer won’t be difficult if you know what questions to ask when interviewing them. If they have years of experience repairing roofs, then they would be the best for the job and will do quality work at affordable prices.

Structural Engineer

A structural engineer is a licensed professional who designs and inspects the construction and foundation of buildings. They ensure that all components are structurally sound, which will prevent potential hazards later on. If you live in an older home, consider contacting a structural engineer to examine your home’s foundation to keep you and your family safe from any structural collapses!

In conclusion, there are many things you may not know that need to be done in or around your home. These five professionals will help to keep your house safe and healthy for all who live there!

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Stop The Standards Of Your New Restaurant From Slipping

If you have recently opened a new restaurant, then getting good reviews and even better turnouts can be an exciting and invigorating time. It can feel like vindication for those who take the risks to open their own business, but that doesn’t mean you can rest on your laurels. New restaurants often make the mistake of letting their standards slip, and in some key areas, this can begin to really hurt the experience. Here are the areas you should make sure you’re keeping an eye on.

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Make sure the tools of the job work as they should

Every piece of equipment in the kitchen, from the stoves and ovens to every pot and knife, should be maintained to ensure that it is in the best condition. Inefficient food prep tools that aren’t sharpened or cared for are going to get in the way of the cooking process, making your chefs’ jobs harder than they need to be. Faulty cooking equipment can start to alter the taste of the food or make food prep take longer. Weekly equipment inspections and daily maintenance should be part of running the restaurant, with final checks before opening for the day or evening.

Cleanliness is your business

The cleanliness of the kitchen is going to affect not just the hygiene of any food prep or storage, but it’s going to affect the morale, motivation, and engagement in the kitchen, as well. It’s essential to trail your chefs to clean as they go, but if you want to make sure that you keep up with the best, then you need to think about inviting commercial kitchen cleaning services, as well. This is the most important part of maintaining the physical kitchen, itself.

Regular training is a must

Getting a trained chef in or helping new serving staff learn the rules at the start isn’t enough. You need to make sure that your existing staff keeps their skills sharp by having regular training. Restaurant training courses can help your staff make sure that they are following every standard. It’s an important rule to remember that even professionals will start to forget details of what they learned in training almost immediately after they finished learning it. Everyone needs a refresher.

Document everything

It’s not enough to simply make sure that standards are set and to check that they are being followed. Those standards need to become a part of the core of how you run the restaurant. As such, the best way to do this is to systematize them and document them. Keeping checklists of kitchen standards and printing them to go on the wall can serve as an easily visible reminder to your staff as to what they should be doing. Similarly, things like plating standards can be maintained by taking pictures of the plates to go by the plating area.

Slipping standards are an all-too-real risk of running a restaurant. Hopefully, the tips above give you some ideas on how to stop it from happening in your new restaurant.

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Is Your Home Healthy?

When was the last time you really asked yourself whether you were running a healthy home? Not many people consider this as something that they should be thinking about, but a healthy home is so important if you want to ensure that you are getting the best for your body and your mind. If there are times where you slack on your cleaning (and we all do it) or there are times you really don’t have the time or energy to get stuck in, then you need to assess whether your home is as healthy as you thought it would be. 

If you’re on top of your cleaning, are you remembering to clean out your ceiling fans? Have you dusted out your HVAC and called DUCTZ to help? You have to work on ensuring that your house gives you the room to breathe that you need. That means making sure that you stay on top of the cleaning you are doing, even if only sporadically. So, with this in mind, here are signs your home isn’t as healthy as you thought.

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  • You’re not using the right cleaning products. The products that are on the shelves and popular because of certain Mrs Hinch product recommendations aren’t always the best ones that you could be using for your home. You have to know the cleaning products that you use are good for your health; after all, you’re the one breathing them in. Home is where your health begins, and that means starting with the things you clean with. The right solutions should be chemical-free and as natural as possible!
  • You have damp going on. When was the last time you checked the bathroom and laundry room vents in the house? These can clog up with dust and dirt and when this happens, you can end up with a build up of moisture in the home. The last thing that you need is a humid environment packed with mold. Do you have to make sure that you are ventilating well in spaces that have a lot of moisture in the air?
  • You didn’t use a HEPA filter. When you run your HVAC, you need to know that the air is clear. When you’re running a vacuum cleaner, you have to be sure that your air is still clean. Without a HEPA filter, the air can become polluted. You have to think about whole-house filtration and make sure that you have filters everywhere. 
  • You’re not clearing your oven vents. We are talking about ventilation for the bathrooms and laundry space, but what about ventilation from the ventilation in the kitchen? You have to consider making sure that your oven is ventilated, too, so that you don’t have smoke and burning filling the room. Oven vents need to be cleared just as much as every other vent in the home.

A healthy house is one that smells fresh and is one that you can breathe in. Make sure that you can with the tips above.

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What’s Bringing the Value of your Home Down? Find out Here

If you own a property, then you will know how important it is for you to try and rocket the value. You may want to do this if you intend on selling in the future. That being said, most people focus on what they can do to increase the value of their property, to the point where they don’t look into how their value is decreasing. If you want to stop this from being the case, then you can look below.

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Unfashionable Furnishings

Everybody has their tastes, but if you have a unique taste then this could well be working against you. A timeless design can be achieved with some hard work, especially if you have an eye for style. That being said, most people don’t have this eye. If you want to increase the value of your home, then you have to make sure that you maintain and improve your home. If your kitchen looks like it was decorated in the early 00s, then now is the time for you to change that. If you think that someone is going to have to redecorate when they move in, now is the time for you to do that for them. If you do this, then you will soon find that the value of your home increases.

Knotweed

Japanese knotweed was imported in the 1850s and it is now present all across the world. Gardeners favored it at one point as it strongly resembled bamboo. The problem is that it can now cause major problems. This plant has the ability to grow up to 10cm in a single day and it is very aggressive. It can actually weaken buildings and it can also grow up to 14 feet deep. On top of this, it can also be dormant for 20 years or more. If you have this plant on your property, then you need to try and make sure that you cut the canes so that they cannot regrow.

Structural Damage

You may notice that sometimes, little things appear in your home over time. You may have a roof tile that is missing, or you may even have a crack in the foundation of your home. It can be very tempting to avoid or ignore issues like this, but ideally, you need to deal with them immediately. One issue can easily lead to another, and this will end up being expensive for you if you aren’t careful. You need to look out for issues such as a sagging roof as well as termites and uneven floors. You also need to look out for damp subfloors and timber rot. If you have damaged drywall, now is the time for you to invest in a drywall repair service.

Pets

Did you know that if you have pet damage, you could lose 5% of your home’s value? Nobody is saying that you should not keep pets, but you should try and be mindful of the pets you do keep and how you keep them. Dogs might be full of positive energy, but they can cause damage by dragging their muddy paws throughout your home. Pet odor is the biggest issue for those who may be valuing your home, so get everything professionally cleaned before your home gets valued.

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Interviewer Training

A morning at the dentist having root canal work, or a morning of interviews for new hires into your department? Tricky choice. Oh, and by the way it’s just been landed on you by HR, who are sure you’ll do a good job.

It’s now a common problem in fast growth companies who are hiring rapidly, as the central HR department tries to delegate the interviewing process down to the hiring managers. What does excellent look like? How do you ensure that you attract the candidates that will really add value to your organization, and that they accept your offer, and that they stay beyond 6 months? Conversely how do you avoid hiring potential troublemakers, or avoid legal action from a candidate with a grievance about the interview process, who claims discrimination? And how do you ensure consistency across multiple busy hiring managers?

It’s over 20 years since the phrase “war on talent” became commonplace after the McKinsey book of the same name. A 2017 study of over 600,000 individuals from business, research, politics and entertainment showed that high performers were 400% more productive than average ones. As a business, you want as many of those as possible.

So how should your organization ensure that you have an interviewing process that ticks all the boxes and gets you the very best candidates? Obviously you will need to have a competitive offer, but in addition you need to ensure that your interviewers;

• Understand your organization’s hiring process and their individual role within the process.
• Know how to prepare for an interview i.e. develop questions, review
CV’s and application letters.
• Understand how to conduct an interview which is legally compliant, that avoids bias and really gets the best out of the candidate.
• Know how to give good feedback and provide a consistent interview score.
• Understand the post-interview process and what happens next.

Interviewers need to strike the right balance between asking challenging questions which adequately assess the candidate’s skills, and with making the candidate feel that the organization is the right place for them to build a career. It’s partly a selling job; you want to highlight the “value added” of the organization, whereas candidates need to feel that your organization wants their talent, and that after joining they can make an impact and feel at home. Remember that the evaluation process is two-way, candidates are assessing you as much as you are assessing them.

In short, you need to ensure that your interviewers are trained to a high standard, and will be able to provide an interview that will leave the candidate feeling great about your organization, whether or not they receive an offer. Your training should ensure that interviewers can do the following.

Understand and explain your hiring process

Interviewers need to know how many stages are involved, the time frames and any pre-selection testing ie inbox exercises or Excel assessments. They need to show empathy with candidates, and be able to explain why the components are necessary, and how it all fits together.

Interview preparation

Candidates want to join an organization that cares about them and their development, and will be put off if your interviewers have failed to match up the role’s required skills and behaviors with those shown in the candidates CV and applications. This will also highlight areas for further exploration during the interview.

Well-conducted Interview

Interviewers should always start on time, introduce everyone and their role, explain that there will be taking some note-taking, tell candidates the duration of the interview, and avoid sitting directly opposite the candidate. Start with a general “settling“ question that a candidate will be able to answer easily, something that they will know, before launching directly into questions.

It should always be clear what you are looking for when asking a question. If it is obvious that a candidate is struggling to answer, then either rephrase it or give them a hint to try to guide them, or gently move on to another question.

Interviewers need to understand whether the type of question and how to score the response.

• Behavioral, where typically they will be looking for a strong example to illustrate from the candidate, using a framework such as STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to score against.
• Strength-based, where assessment of body language and enthusiasm is used to establish natural innate strengths.
• Technical, where either specialist knowledge or literacy/numeracy/judgmental skills are tested.

Many managers have invisible or unconscious bias, and tend to prefer candidates with which they share common beliefs. This may lead to lack of diversity in recruitment, and all training courses for interviewers should include an element of unconscious bias training, so that least there is awareness and the opportunity to correct this.
Most countries expressly prohibit discrimination based on age, sex, religion, nationality, childcare requirements or medical conditions. These are defined as “protected” characteristics, and interviewers cannot directly ask these questions about these i.e. “Which country were you born in?”. Instead, questions must focus on the ability to carry out requirements of the role i.e. ”Is there anything that would prevent you from fulfilling the job requirements?”.
Training in unconscious bias and avoidance of discrimination should be mandatory for managers, both to improve inclusivity and diversity, but also to protect the organization from legal claims.

Interview Scoring and Feedback

Ideally there should be high consistency between different managers, when interviewing the same candidate; this is where scoring templates and model answers can really help. This helps both in selecting the right candidates, but also becomes the basis for informed and helpful feedback, as well as reducing the potential for discrimination claims.

What Happens next

All interviewers should be able to keep to the interview timing, so there is adequate time for wrapping up, questions from the candidate, and to explain what happens next, within what time frame. They should use the opportunity thank the candidate for attending, try to sum up the candidate’s strengths and how they would add value to the organization. This is still part of the sales pitch!

Much of the above will be second nature to experienced HR professionals, but for hiring managers, it is essential that they receive adequate training, and only conduct interviews when all are confident in their ability to deliver.

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How To Avoid Falling Off The Keto Diet

The hardest part of any diet, or any planned change to your eating habits, is keeping them going. It’s all too easy for old habits to find their way back in and, before long, you might be eating much like you were before. The greater the change, the harder you might find it to pull off, and the keto diet is one that some might find a more difficult change.

If you’ve started on a keto diet, here are a few tips that might help you stay on that straight and narrow, making it easier to achieve the goals you’ve set out for yourself.

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Keep the basics in mind

If you want to stay on a keto diet, you need to be aware of more than just what foods you can eat and what you have to avoid. You need an understanding of the fundamentals of ketosis. Ketosis is when the body starts to burn fat for energy instead of carbs, which it tends to burn first. As such, the key is to make sure that you’re keeping your carb consumption low.

Keep checking your macros

When you’re doing a keto diet, it’s not necessarily essential to track your calories. Instead, what you want to keep a closer eye on is your macros and, in particular, you want to be tracking your net carbs. For ketosis to take effect, you need to eat fewer carbs in your diet, after all. By tracking the number of carbs that you eat, which can be done with just about any nutrition tracking app, you can see when they start to rise again. Keep a list of the foods you eat per day and it becomes easier to see which of your eating habits is pushing things and what you can do to eliminate it.

Don’t forget to get that extra fat

We have been brainwashed as a generation into believing that fats in foods are evil, and to avoid them as best as possible. Some nutritionists think it’s why we eat too many carbs and too much sugar as an alternative. You need to get out of the habit of avoiding fats. Have your meals with a drizzle of olive oil to add that extra fat (and some flavor) too and this cheese sauce is amazing and keto, too. Not only does it make sure that you are managing your macros and eating enough, it helps your keto meals taste better too.

Close the book on “cheating”

Cheating on diets happens. Some diets can even build “cheat days” into them. With keto diets, that’s not an effective strategy. If you get out of the process of ketosis, it will take time to get back into it again, you’re not going to see results immediately. As such, if you have cheated or had a cheat day, now is the time to call it off. There’s nothing wrong with feeling a little regret about falling off the wagon but don’t keep beating yourself up about it or feel like you have to justify it. Just course correct and keep moving.

Don’t feel like you have to eat an entire steak for every meal

The keto diet is not a carnivore diet. First of all, you can still have vegetables, just make sure that you’re getting low-carb vegetables. Cruciferous greens like cauliflower, kale, spinach, and broccoli are going to be a godsend. You don’t need to increase your protein intake too much and, what’s more, keto diets tend to suppress your appetite so you’re not going to feel like eating as much. If you feel like you have to force yourself to eat more meat, it’s easy for your motivation to start slipping away.

Don’t let yourself get dehydrated

When your body is in ketosis, it tends to excrete more, meaning you’re losing more fluids. If you’re not careful, this can lead to dehydration, which will make you feel all kinds of terrible. A lot of people will think that symptoms like headaches, tiredness, and general uneasiness are a result of the keto diet but, usually, they are just dehydrated. You need to up that water intake. High water-content veg like cucumber and avocado can help with that.

Regardless of what dietary changes you are making, it will be essential for you to work on your own self-discipline. The tips above can make it easier but it’s important to recognize that it’s never quite “easy,” even with a little help. But that only means that it’s worth it.

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Why Social Media Marketing Matters For Your Company

Why Social Media Marketing Matters For Your Company

Statista data reveals 82% of the US population has at least one social media profile. Since marketing and advertising are all about reaching out to customers, it makes sense for your brand to be on the relevant social media platforms. This way, you can take advantage of the cost-effective and practical marketing opportunities that social media offers. If you wish to learn more about why social media marketing is necessary for your company, consider these points.

  1. Better customer satisfaction

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Social media platforms offer endless opportunities for communication and networking. As such, you can create a voice for your company through these platforms to humanize it and inspire customer loyalty. For instance, many clients will reach out to you via your social media accounts to provide critical feedback and complaints. You can address these concerns using interpersonal dialogue that makes customers feel appreciated and more connected to your brand. Also, engaging with your customer base on social media by responding to their comments when you post makes them feel unique and more loyal to your company.

  1. Increased brand awareness

A reported 90% of marketers admit that their social media marketing efforts have increased exposure for their business. Indeed, social media marketing makes it easier for current and potential customers to discover and connect with your brand. Given the high volume of social media users in America and worldwide these days, your brand has a unique opportunity to reach many new eyes and diverse audiences. Your marketing efforts can even draw attention to your brand when your target audience is not actively thinking about it. For instance, you can upload high-quality images and videos on Instagram stories and IGTV to catch the attention of your target audience as they navigate Instagram. However, remember to use the correct Instagram aspect ratio for all your posts to ensure that they are appropriately sized and displayed at their absolute best. 

  1. Obtain marketplace insights

A huge advantage of social media marketing is the unique opportunity to gather critical marketplace insights. You can monitor customer activity on your profiles to learn about their interests and opinions that you might have never discovered without a social media presence. In addition, you can use tools to analyze clients’ demographics to understand your customer base better. This way, you can hone your marketing tactics to better appeal to clients’ deepest needs and enjoy business success. Furthermore, social media marketing enables you to segment your content syndication lists by topic and discover which content types generate the most impressions. As such, you can measure conversions of your post on different social media platforms to find the perfect strategy for revenue generation.

  1. Higher conversion rates

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The increased visibility your brand gets from social media marketing lays the foundation for a higher conversion rate. Each video, blog post, or image you share on social media as part of your marketing efforts can lead viewers to your enterprise’s website and increase traffic. In addition, if your brand is highly interactive online, your followers will trust your credibility. Therefore, the conversion rate on your existing traffic is likely to improve when your followers visit your business website due to posts you upload on your social media accounts.

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5 Online Marketing Processes You Should Outsource

5 Online Marketing Processes You Should Outsource

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When you run a business, you will likely want to keep as much of your daily processes in-house as possible. It’s something that many organizations do, but that doesn’t mean it’s right choice for all businesses.

If you run a small business, for example, your time would be better spent growing your brand and selling your products and services instead of trying to do the work of several people simultaneously.

Another reason to outsource specific online marketing processes is that you risk doing more harm than good for your brand if you get any aspect of those processes wrong. With that in mind, here are five online marketing processes you need to consider outsourcing:

1. SEO

SEO or Search Engine Optimization refers to the processes carried out for marketing a website or some other digital asset online. SEO has many facets, such as local SEO, backlink building, long-tail keyword targeting, and more.

If you’re not an experienced SEO expert, you might think that it’s something you could teach yourself online. Of course, it’s entirely possible, but how will you find the time to do that when you’re running a business?

2. Online Reputation Management

The chances are high that anyone who runs a business will come across people (competitors) that badmouth their brands or find some way of attacking their reputation through either direct or indirect means.

An online reputation management agency can monitor your brand online and respond with actionable steps to diminish or eradicate any bad press about your business on the Internet. Such agencies will deal with all content removal requisitions on your behalf.

3. SMO

In case you didn’t know, SMO stands for Social Media Optimization. The concept behind SMO is similar to that of SEO, whereby several processes help to improve a brand’s awareness and perception online.

The only significant difference between SEO and SMO is that SMO centers around social networks and social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and so forth.

Having someone deal with your SMO on your behalf means you don’t have to spend all day monitoring various social networks, responding to comments from customers, and planning new content for your social media channels.

4. Content Writing

You may feel that you have an excellent command of the English language. But do you possess the skills necessary to attract and engage with your target audience, plus the time to do that? If the answer to either point is no, you need to outsource your content writing.

These days, it’s possible to hire a copywriter (or a team of them) to create content for your blog, website, online store, or any online property where you need to market your products and services.

5. PPC Ads

Many businesses pay money to advertise their brands on Google, Facebook, and elsewhere. These days, PPC (pay-per-click) advertising enables companies to advertise in all kinds of ways and through various mediums.

PPC advertising is something you should always entrust to an expert as it’ll save you money in the longer term, and you’ll get a better ROI.

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Your House and You: Creating the Best Space Possible

Happiness can come from many things. You can live a fulfilling life through your career or family. It could be from achieving your goals or material wealth. All of these are valid reasons to be happy, but what if you’re happy with your life but not with your house? Is that even possible?

Of course, it is. Our house is a critical factor in our own happiness. It’s where we stay most of the time, and being uncomfortable in your own space will lead to negative feelings that will be hard to shake off.

Your Space and You

We often hear that size doesn’t really matter when it comes to our house. If it has the things we need and the people we love, then it’s a home like no other. While that’s true to some extent, making sure that your space is well designed for you and your family is important to encourage and enforce happiness. You won’t be happy if you’re always worried about your space all the time, so here are a few tips to make the best out of your own house.

Don’t Clutter Your Entryway.

Here’s a simple but highly effective tip: don’t clutter the space you see immediately when you enter through the door. It will simply make you feel anxious and remind you that you need to clean up. Ideally, you want your entryway to be an open area so that the whole room feels bigger than it is. This will allow you to relax the moment you come into your house. But if you don’t have enough space, don’t worry because the next tip will cover you.

Use Mirrors to Give the Illusion of Space.

Mirrors provide a sense of depth, reflect light, and make the room wider to the eyes. Of course, it’s all just a clever trick of the light, but most of the time, it’s sufficient enough to remove the feelings of being cramped. This is particularly effective if your doorway leads to a blank wall. Place a mirror there and you’ll essentially be making the room come off as if it’s twice as big as it actually is.

Create Dedicated Areas.

With work-from-home becoming a popular format nowadays, having a dedicated area for office work can help a lot. It will segment the “atmosphere” in your home, allowing you to relax better in the living room. You won’t have to be constantly reminded of work, and you’ll generally feel more productive when you enter your dedicated work area.

Organize Your Items.

As mentioned before, clutter can make you feel more anxious and easily make a room feel cramped. Take advantage of storage space, particularly vertical ones. Using shelves to store your things has the added benefit of being able to display them so you won’t ever forget what you have.

Take Advantage of Better Lighting.

Nothing makes a house feel gloomy and depressing (and by extension, making you feel sad and gloomy as well) than a bad lighting system. Make sure that your house gets the adequate light it needs. Open windows during the day to let natural sunlight in them will immediately make you feel better and will also make the room look a hundred times prettier. Ideally, you also have an artificial lighting system that gives luminescence where you ended it- like the walls, walkways, and corners.

Use Better Paint or Wallpaper.

We’ve talked about how important lighting is. Equally as important is the color of your room itself. You might want to use brighter paint for areas you’re going to be spending your waking hours in. If you’re not too fond of plain colors, you can opt for wallpapers that exude cheerfulness. Don’t be afraid to try out different patterns or colors at this part- you need to find out what works for you.

Don’t Forget Your Yard.

Your yard plays an important role in your house, namely, providing a safe outdoor space for you to enjoy the sun. If you have a yard with plants and other shrubberies, get professional landscaping lawn care. You won’t regret it. You’ll have a well-maintained area, and it will always bring a smile to your face every minute you spend in your yard.

What’s important is that you feel comfortable in your own house. You feel happy and safe, and you’re allowed to get your well-deserved rest. Designing (or redesigning) your home to fit your needs is an important step in finding your own happiness, so don’t think twice about doing so.

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