Earn money decluttering your unwanted stuff. Sell for free on Vinted.

Are you a shopaholic or maybe a hoarder? You want to clear out your stuff but your put off by eBay’s seller fee? Well, it’s time to clear out your unwanted clothes and your children stuff and sell them for free at vinted.

Join me on Vinted and you can get £5 to shop. Of ourse I can get a reward as well but I’m honest with you. I have been clearing my stuff in there and I would definitely recommend them. What I love about them is that I get to sell for free unlike eBay which you have to pay selling fees. I love shopping at Vinted as well because there is a lot of bargain in there. Just look at item’s and the sellers profile because there is a lot of them who offer up to 50 percent discount if you buy bundle up to 5 items.

Selling on Vinted is totally free. You can swap in there as well since it’s a buying, selling and swapping site. Download their app for a better shopping and selling experience while you are on the go.

What about you? Do you have a recommended platform to clear out unwanted stuff? Please do share with us ❤️

Getting the Most Out of Your Small Home

We’re told that bigger is better when it comes to homes, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Having a big home just makes it easier to get the home you want. If you’re smart, then you can transform a small space into a home that you’ll love. In this day and age, there’s always a way to get around whatever problem you might have: if your issue is that you’re struggling for space, then don’t worry – just take the tips we offer below, and you’ll be able to get the most of our small living spaces.

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Mirrors

You need to make it look like you live in a bigger home than you actually do. This is all about tricking your mind so that you think your living spaces are bigger than they actually are. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure there are plenty of mirrors hanging around your home, as they can make a room look much deeper and cavernous than it actually is. You’ll always be able to always catch a look at yourself throughout the day: double win!

Decluttering

If your home is big enough, then bags and bags of clutter stacked around your rooms won’t make all that much difference. You’ll have enough extra space to cover up for the issues that it brings. You don’t have this luxury if you live in a small space. If that’s you, then you need to keep your home tidy of junk and belongings. This doesn’t mean adopting a minimalist style and not having things in your rooms: it’s just about ensuring that everything that’s in your room has a purpose. If you’re a hoarder, it might be time to get sort through your belongings and make some difficult choices about what should stay and what should go!

Play to Its Size

You know the saying, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”? The same goes for homes. There’s no such thing as a small home because it’s all relative. If you have an interior decoration that is obviously too big for your home, then it’ll look small. That’s why it’s important to play up to your home’s size.

When you fit curtains, look at https://www.montgomery.co.uk/shop/made-to-measure-curtains and get custom measured curtains that are right for your room. If you’re looking at radiators, then get ones that hang vertically rather than horizontal. It’s all about thinking about the size and shape of a room’s essentials.

Finding the Right Furniture 

If you go into a home furnishing store and pick a piece that you like, you might get home and discover it makes the room look too clunky. Of all the things you’ll be buying for you, none will have so noticeable an impact than your furniture. Because you have limited space, you need to be making sure you have the right furniture for your home. Note, though, that you don’t always have to buy small. You should avoid bulky furniture, but large pieces can have the unexpected effect of making a room look bigger.

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Storage

You don’t have to choose between having space in your home and owning the things you want to own. You just need to get creative with your storage and look at new options for hiding your belongings away. Do you know that you probably have many more storage options than you realise? You can add storage under your stairs, under tables, under the bed, and more. As you walk through the home, take a look at all your spaces and ask whether it might be suitable for another storage space.

Having the Right Colours

The color scheme of a home can dictate everything about how we feel about a home. It gives a room its tone and greatly influences how we perceive its size. If you paint a room with dark colors, then it’ll naturally look smaller; fine if you have a big room and are trying to make it look cozy, less fine if you have a tiny home and need to make it look bigger. Instead, go for brighter colors. You should avoid going for white walls, as although it might make the room look bigger, it’ll also make it look uninviting. Go for soft yellows and creams instead.

Using the Corners

The corner of a room is comfortably the most neglected part of the room. Everything tends to face toward the centre of the room, when really you can make a room look a lot bigger if you make the most of the corners. Adding tables, reading corners, and the like can bring the corner into play in the room, and will expand the room just enough to make a difference.

Big Windows 

To get the most of a small home, you need to be letting in as much natural light as possible. You can do this by adding big windows – and make sure they’re clean – and adding French doors that open up to the back of your property. They’re relatively small additions to a home, but can make the world of difference, and increase its value at the same time. Also, don’t underestimate just how much of an impact having plants inside your home can have! They bring a touch of the outdoors inside and help make a room feel less claustrophobic.

Get Creative 

Your home is unique, and so are you what you want to achieve with it. If you want your small home to be the best it can be, you’ll need to get creative and put your thinking cap on what is the best way you can use the space? There is a lot more you can a room than most people realize, so if you want it to be the best it can be you’ll need to look at a room for what it is: a simple space with four walls and a ceiling. Check out some of the best small room designs at http://freshome.com/30-small-bedrooms-ideas-to-make-your-home-look-bigger/ for inspiration.

 

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Things To Do To Your Home This Summer That You’ll Appreciate In Winter

Okay, so summer hasn’t even arrived yet (will it ever), and winter is already being discussed. However, it’s worth thinking about the things you can do in your home during the warmer (here’s hoping) months, ensuring your house is in the best shape it can be when the days get shorter, and you’re searching for the hot water bottle.

Declutter

Tidy home, tidy mind (is that how the saying goes?). A spring, or summer, in this case, clean automatically refreshes your house and lifts the spirits of everyone living in it. If you’re having a thorough clear out (we’re talking gutting the garage and organising the loft), then the last thing you want to be doing is traipsing in and out the house with boxes and bin bags in the freezing cold. So pick a dry and mild day to get all the heavy lifting done, and why not organise a car boot sale, so all that effort literally pays off.

When the colder months hit, you’ll be clutter free, and the house will be a pleasure to be in, after all, you’re more likely to be staying inside during winter. For decluttering inspiration, take a look here: http://www.goodhousekeeping.co.uk/lifestyle/declutter-your-home/decluttering-tips-spring-cleaning.

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Improve

The summer is the best time to get any DIY or home improvements done; as you’d have to be brave to decide on having your roof refitted during January (brrr). Summer is a smart time to check that the outside of your house is well maintained, so ensure your gutters are clear, and all your roof tiles are still up there, you don’t want to be dealing with leaks and damp throughout winter.

If you’re thinking of home improvements inside the house, again, when it’s warmer outside, it’s better to get them completed; especially if it’s related to the plumbing (although there’s nothing more refreshing than a cold shower in mid-December). So, if you’re planning to refit the bathroom, add some underfloor heating, or change your radiators, get the professionals in now; before it gets too cold.

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Every household will use less energy when it’s warmer; so it’s always a great time to check if you can get a better deal on your utility bills. It’s a highly competitive market, where everyone is fighting for your business by offering the lowest rates; so don’t be lazy and just stick to what you know, there are plenty of resources out there to help you find a better deal than what you’re currently paying for your gas and electric. If you choose to change your energy provider this summer, try and find a fixed rate that will see you through winter, and save you money in the meantime.

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Getting ready for winter during the summer months might sound depressing, but it doesn’t have to be! Cleaning and improving your house will only make it a more pleasurable place to live in, whatever the season. And there’s never a fun time to sort out household bills; but if you get on top of them before it gets cold, you’ll worry less when you’ve accidentally left the heating on all night.

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Cheap Renovation Ideas That Will Boost The Value Of Your Home


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Renovating your home can be a costly process, but it needn’t be. There are plenty of ways to add value to your home without taking out a loan. Here are just a few examples…

Go green

Green properties are becoming more sought after, not just because they help save the environment by lowering your fossil fuel usage, but because they also lower the costs of bills. As a result an eco-friendly property can often sell for more than a non-eco-friendly one.

There are countless methods to eco-vate your home. Windows can be fitted with double glazing to keep your rooms warmer and prevent having to use as much gas. Draft protectors can be added to doors to stop heat escaping (you can buy these and do this yourself!). You can also insulate your loft relatively cheaply with thermal wool to stop heat escaping here.

Some green renovation ideas can be costly such as replacing a boiler, adding cavity wall insulation or installing solar panels, although they will reduce your bills dramatically if you plan to live in the house for a few more years before selling up. Look out for renovation specialist companies such as Bright Green Homes that can offer extra ideas.


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Have a bath

If you’ve just got a shower, adding a bath to your bathroom could up the value of your property significantly. Bath tubs aren’t particularly expensive, and you can get dual purpose bath/showers from companies such as Bathshop321.

The only concern may be space – some bathrooms are too small to fit a tub. You may also struggle to get a tub into the bathroom in some cases without knocking down a wall or removing a bannister.

Paint over controversial colours

Believe it or not, the colour of your property can add or reduce value. Some colours are worth avoiding if you’re thinking of selling up, as they could limit interest from buyers. Pink is one colour to avoid as it can be overtly feminine. Black can also put a lot of people off and be difficult to paint over.

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Tidy your garden

An unruly garden can also take value off your home. If your back yard is looking scruffy, it may be time to put your green fingers to use and cut back some of that shrubbery. It may even be worth hiring a gardener. Consider planting flowers and adding aspects such as patio paving or decking that could increase the aesthetic appeal of the garden.

Convert your loft

Ok, so a loft conversion isn’t cheap, but relatively speaking it can be worth the boost in value. Converting your loft into a livable space essentially adds a new room to your property, turning a three-bed property into a four-bed.

It’s much cheaper than building a new room via an extension, as the walls and groundwork is already there. Not all loft spaces can be converted as easily – if you have to raise the roof or knock out another room to add a staircase, the conversion cost may not be worth the rise in value.

However, if you only need to add electrics and insulation and can fit a staircase without disturbing masonry, it’s well worth investing in.

Keep or Clear Challenge

We have decided to start a new linkie, #keeporclear , every Monday I will post a picture of me and a picture of Eps in an outfit from our wardrobes. We would like you to tell us if we should keep or clear the outfit, you can choose one or both outfits to comment on. 

Help us sort out our wardrobes! I would love it if fellow bloggers took on the challenge too and tagged us in it. 

So, here is this weeks #keeporclear: