Top Tips & Golden Guidelines
In the first of a series of posts, I am hoping to share some thoughts, insights and ares of inspiration with you all.
Many of these are based on how I manage myself, my office and most importantly, my home - just some tips and ideas to keep things fresh and visually stimulating, rather than letting your environment begin to seem a tad dull and “same old, same old…”.
So, to kick off, here is a list of my Top Tips and Golden Guidelines for you to try out.
Hope you find them useful!
TOP TIPS FOR YOUR HOME
Put an ice cube in an orchid pot to water it
Buy 10-hour tea lights for long-lasting atmosphere
Buy wax catchers for candlesticks to avoid drips on the table
Don’t use a fabric softener with stained items - it will make them impossible to get out
Put your candles in the freezer the morning of your dinner party to make them burn slower
Buy garlic, onions and herbs chopped and frozen to save on time and wastage
Chop and freeze lemons and limes on a baking sheet for evening drinks
Sprinkle baking soda where there are ladybirds as a deterrent
Bemz - suppliers of covers for all Ikea sofas and chairs
Make lovely fresh teas from rose, geranium and verbena
Put your duvet and sheet and pillowcases into one pillowcase and put it straight back in the airing cupboard so it is easy to find
Put your soap in the freezer so that it lasts longer
Floss Lighting or Lightbulbs direct for good bulbs
Don’t put dairy, egg or stainless steel next to silver - it tarnishes it
The Art of Tidying (Amazon) is a book full of top tips
Vinegar is great for so many things, but check on the internet as not good on marble!
Take photos on your phone of kids artwork and store on a disk for their special box
Use soap dishes in a spare room for guests’ jewellery
Wellies and flip flops are so bad for your back
No dark corners
Use good, warm lightbulbs
Keep everything accessible
Put way seasonal items - clean and protected
Keep on top of snagging and maintenance
No bare bulbs
Keep moving things around
Clean the windows as often as you can especially before the sun starts shining!
Enjoy the seasons and the holidays - let it show in your home