Quick Guide on Decluttering your Home

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If you’re like most people, you have a whole host of possessions that are meaningful and important to you. Over time though, the amount of things that you have in your home can go from reasonable to pretty ridiculous.

Many people even find that some parts of their home are so cluttered that they’re embarrassed about entertaining guests in them. While private spaces may be off limits to guests, everybody knows that clutter can take a toll on you eventually, even if you’re not worried about what people think.

Clearing some of the clutter in your home isn’t as difficult as you might think though. Keep reading to learn more about how you can get your beautiful home back. Whether you’ve got 800 square feet or 8,000 square feet, the process is pretty much the same.

Start with the Easy Stuff

When you’re trying to clear clutter in your home, the best thing you can do is to start by getting rid of the stuff you know is just junk. Try donating this stuff, putting it in the trash or giving it to friends and family who may be able to use it.

When going through the process, move items that you know you’re not going to keep to a designated area like the garage. From there, you can move on to cleaning your home while the items you know you don’t want to keep for the long haul are out of the way.

Just make sure you deal with the stuff you moved instead of just letting it clutter up another part of your home.

Know Your Needs

Some people have a very hard time getting rid of things that are in their home. While some find it difficult to part with things they paid for, others may find that they’re putting sentimental value on things that really are just consumer goods.

Know your needs and take the time to understand why you have collected certain items. Knowing how you ended up with too much stuff in the first place can help you understand what you can really afford to live without and what should be kept.

Get Some Help

Sometimes moving big, heavy items or getting rid of large boxes of clutter can be difficult. That’s why many people rely on services that offer junk removal Long Island residents can trust.

Get some help to clear out your home and you’ll rest much easier. The whole process will also take a fraction of the time.

Hillsong United Live in Dubai!

I remember the excitement, the music, the voices of multitude individual becoming one voice in worshipping our living God, and above all, the presence that every Christian longs, the Holy Spirit. These are so far the good memories I have, having experienced worship with Hillsong United back home. And it’s such a joy to find out that I’ll be able to experience this once again, right here in the UAE.

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If you haven’t heard about it yet, Hillsong United is coming for a worship concert in Dubai on the 28th of April 2017. If you haven’t grab your tickets yet, bad news because tickets are sold out, but! but! the good news is that they’re opening a second night on the 29th of April, so don’t miss the chance, go buy your tickets now! We’ve got ours, can’t wait for this to happen.

You can purchase tickets at www.platinumlist.net. Visit the website for ticket price and seating arrangement.

Hope you could be one of those voices, praising & worshiping God.

Lighting The Board

 photo corn-hole-clip-art-item-1-vector-magz-free-download-vector-em3gTA-clipart_zpsuzek2kob.jpgCornhole is a fun game that can be played to raise money for a special event or that can be played with family and friends at the end of the day. If you plan on playing in the evening when it’s hard to see outside, then consider adding cornhole lights to the board so that you can see where you’re tossing the beanbags.

There are several ideas that you can use when it comes to installing the lights, but the easiest thing to do is to add a string of lights around the holes. White lights are sufficient, but you can add lights that blend with the theme of the board, such as lights that match the color of a sports team. If the lights are around the holes, then you’ll easily be able to tell where the bags are to be tossed instead of guessing at where they land.

Another idea is to use lights around the exterior of the boards. LED lights are often brighter and last longer. You can also add lights that glow in the dark or that are lit by solar energy. This would prevent you from having cords everywhere while playing. Blue or green lights are ideal as they are usually brighter. They also give off a fun effect at night while you’re playing, making it seem almost like you’re playing in a different world than in your back yard.

Aside from the lights that can be installed around the board, you can put lights inside the holes that will illuminate the area of the board. If you have switches that can be installed, then consider adding a pressure switch that will make lights come on when the bag is tossed through or into the hole or onto certain areas of the board. If you need more lights, then you can install the bulbs on the bottom of the boards so that the entire area underneath is bright. This sometimes makes the top of the board a little darker, but you could poke a few holes in the board for the light to shine through in a fun design.

Tape Resist | An Easy Art Activity for Kids

I introduced the boys to canvas and acrylic painting lately. I tried searching for inspiration in pinterest and found this easy and fun tape resist activity for kids, perfect for beginners. It’s so simple but with lovely outcome.

For this activity, you will be needing, canvas, acrylic paint, paint brush and painter’s tape.

To begin with the activity, use the painter’s tape to layout your design. Horizontal, vertical, diagonal lines, it’s all up to you how you would like your canvas to look like. Once you have the layout on the canvas, here comes the exciting part. Let the kids play with colors. Paint within the lines / boxes and encourage the kids to use as many colors as they like. You can also opt for monochrome, it all depends on the design you have in mind.

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When all the boxes are painted, have time to dry it, then remove the tapes.

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And the result is lovely.

Are you thinking of doing this with your kids? Before you get excited, do consider this. For best result, use only painter’s tape for this activity. Unfortunately, I don’t have painter’s tape in the craft box when we did this activity, so I thought the normal transparent tape will do. Although the result were still good, I think it was not a good move at all, because there were noticeable dirty spot when we take off the tape. Moreover, the transparency of the tape, made it difficult for the kids to see the edges of the lines. Colored painter’s tape, will make the line works bold and visible enough for kids to paint.

Have fun with your kids!