Decorating With Hooks

Looking for a new creative way to decorate your house? Try decorating with hooks. Wall hooks are both a decorative and creative way to let your innovation shine. There are many different kinds of hooks you can decorate with. From custom wall hooks to wall mount hooks, and even DIY hooks. There’s a hook for everyone.

When it comes to decorating with hooks there are no rules. There isn’t a guide or a syllabus telling you how to do it. You can do whatever you’d like however you’d like. But you do want to make sure it makes sense. You don’t just want to hang some hooks on the wall and call it a day. 

Style

When attempting to decorate with hooks you want to make sure that you get some that will compliment your overall personal style. For example, are are you more of a Victorian Mediterranean or are you a modern day hippie? Your style makes all the difference.

If you don’t know what your personal style is yet that’s ok. Take some time to figure it out. This is an important aspect of being a homeowner. Your home is your haven so you want it to look and feel as good as you feel owning it. Once you’ve got your style down then you can move onto finding some awesome hooks to decorate with.

Display

When it comes to displaying decor in your home you want things to be perfect. You want your guest to notice the decor. And most of all you want it to look appealing. The bottom line here is that your display is important.

Imagine walking into someone’s home and seeing a bunch of random hooks on the wall and having no idea what they are there for.  In this particular scenario, the hooks are all different colors and they aren’t evenly lined up properly. You’re probably thinking to yourself, what were these people thinking? 

To avoid being one of those people, do your research. Try searching on Pinterest for ideas and ultimately coming up with your own from the inspiration. Once you know what you want to do you can get to hanging!

Here are a few examples of what you can do with hooks in your home:
  • Display coffee cups
  • Organize your jewelry
  • Organize belts and other accessories
  • Hang flower baskets
  • Hang your high heels
  • Make a towel rack

Command Hooks

When it comes to hanging pictures and artwork around your house, consider using command utility hooks. These aren’t decorative hooks but they’re used to decorate with. They are inexpensive, easy to use, and they prevent you from having to put a hole in your wall.

Aside from hanging pictures, you can use them to decorate for any occasions. These hooks are great for hanging party supplies and decorating for the holidays. And if you need to take them down for any reason it’s easy, you just pull the adhesive tab that hangs underneath it and it just pops right off. It doesn’t get any easier than that I tell ya.

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Innovative Ways to Recycle Unused Washers, Dryers, and Ironing Boards

Recycle Unused Washers, Dryers, and Ironing boards

Landfills everywhere are completely overflown with more than just trash. They are filled with our used things that could easily be restored into something else. Like your laundry equipment for example. If we could help it, why not take those things and instead of throwing them in the garbage or the scrap yard, put them to good use?

Although you can do this with many household items today we are going to talk about the ones in your laundry room. Washers, dryers, and ironing boards specifically. There is no need to discard these items when you’re finished with them you can simply reuse them for your benefit. 

Dryer

Broken dryers can be taken apart and recycled into something that may be more useful to you. This could be a vintage decorative piece of decor or a place for storage. And once you’re done with the pieces you need you can take the rest to the scrap yard for a little play money!

  • Make the kids a toy chest: If your dryer has a plastic drum it’s the perfect piece for a toy chest. After removing the drum you can paint it any color. Then place it outside for any outdoor toys. Rinse it with a hose and the water to drain away dirt keeping outside toys neat and clean.

Iron and Ironing Board

Have an old ironing board in your laundry room that’s just gathering up the dust mites? Put it to good use elsewhere in your home by crafting it into something useful. You can use ironing boards for many different things around the home including:

  • A memo board: If you haven’t yet read our piece on how to make a memo board, head over there now. Using an old or unused ironing board you can make a cool memo board for your home office.
  • A folding table: This one may seem pretty obvious, but you probably haven’t thought about it.  Don’t worry, that’s what I’m here for! If you need a little extra space for a party just pop out the ironing board and cover it with a tablecloth. You can use it to place food, napkins, and silverware.
  • Decor: By spray painting an old metal ironing board you can make a fantastic statement piece. Use it in your office, in the living room, or in a guest room. With this DIY project, you can do anything you want. The sky’s the limit!

Washing Machine

Top loading washing machines are a thing of the past. But before you have it hauled off to the dump try taking a different approach. Old top loaders have metal, a stainless steel drum, assorted switches and solenoid valves, a motor, a water pump, wires, nuts, bolts, screws, brackets and more. If you put your craft hat on you can turn your trash into treasure. When you’re finished you can take the leftover parts to the scrap yard to make some extra money.

Here are some innovative ways to use parts from your old washer:

  • Build a fire pit: Use the metal drum from your washer to create a small patio fire pit. The metal drum can be placed on fire bricks or stones to lift it off the ground. The fire will stay contained and hold enough wood to create a very warming fire. The holes in the drum help create great airflow so the fire will ignite quickly and burn brightly. The drum is also light enough to move around. It’s easy to empty ashes from this fire pit. And it’s easy to rinse out for a smooth transport.
  • Make a pot: If you don’t want or need to make a fire pit that same metal drum is perfect for a container garden. You can spray paint the drum to create the look that you want. Fill the bottom with vermiculite or mulch to keep it light and then add potting soil. The drum has drainage hole already built-in so you can plant right away. Consider adding a decorative trellis if you want to grow vines or plants that need some added support.
  • Have a seat: C reate a very study ottoman for your living room by padding the plywood with polyester batting and cover with upholstery fabric or leather. You can spray paint the drum to fit your own personal style. And then cover the entire drum with fabric. It’s the ultimate vintage living room decor.

Lastly…

What did you use your old laundry equipment for? Let me know by dropping a comment below!

Note: Before using the drum, check to make sure it’s metal. Some drums are plastic. And you shouldn’t use a plastic drum to make a fire pit or an ottoman.

Airbnb – Hire a Cleaner or DIY?

The ultimate question for Airbnb rental host around the globe. Should you hire a cleaning service or clean your Airbnb yourself? Forget about managing bookings, connecting with guests, and marketing caring for an Airbnb rental is a full-time job all on its own.

When it comes to caring for your rental, you have one of two options. You can clean the vacation rental yourself or you can hire someone to do it for you. Of course, there are some obvious differences so today we are going to talk about them.

Do The Cleaning Yourself

Cleaning your Airbnb by yourself is a way for you to ensure that everything is done perfectly to your liking. As perfect as perfect can get anyways. It’s a way for you to take control of the situation which also helps you take control over your overall guest experience.

It also helps you save money. By cleaning your rental by yourself you don’t have to dip into your earrings in order to provide a good customer experience. The more you clean, the more you save. Now, that’s a motto to live by. But just because you clean your rental doesn’t mean you should skip out on occasional deep cleanings from a cleaning company.

So although you may clean on a regular basis it’s crucial that you allow a cleaning service to come in monthly or bi-monthly to do a deep cleaning on your rental space.  

Hire a Cleaning Service

Hiring a cleaning service allows you to devote more time to focus on your rental business. With this option you are able to automate your cleanings weekly, daily, monthly, or after each guest departs. Automated cleaning services provide you with an easy to use online platform so that you can schedule cleanings, read and leave notes for your cleaner, check inventory, and more.

Aside from automated services, hiring a cleaning company provides you with the freedom to focus on other priorities. While they’re taking care of your rental, you can be running errands, paying bills, or enjoying that free time you never get. This option is best for people looking to delegate some of their daily and weekly chores. It’s also super convenient for those who simply don’t have the time.

You can also save money by hiring a cleaning service. Now you’re probably thinking, you said I could save money by not hiring a cleaning service. And you would be right, I did say that. You can save money both ways. If you run a busy rental service on Airbnb hiring a company that has all the cleaning supplies and inventory will save you from having to stock up on those things a la carte.

Overview

So as you can see caring for your rental has options. The question is, what’s the best option for you? Would you prefer to clean it yourself or hire a professional?

Should You Hire A Professional Cleaner?

Should You Hire A Professional To Do Your Cleaning?

There’s a reason we don’t see most big-time CEOs spending relentless hours crunching numbers behind a desk or Presidents pulling up a chair in Congress and writing legislation. Snide remarks aside, their time is simply better spent elsewhere. They are professionals and their success will depend on their ability to efficiently delegate specialized tasks to trained professionals. Start thinking about cleaning your home in the same way.

Whether you’re a young professional grinding long hours in the city building your career, a father of two with a large 3-bedroom home or an aspiring actress occupying a closet (also known as a “studio”), one common truth resonates: your time is better spent moving your life forward vs. allocating hours to an activity that generally occupies the last spot on a list of priorities.

Effort, Equipment, and Efficiency

Effort

Most of us, are lazy. Admit it, you don’t want to put in the time nor the effort to achieve a clean home. You might pick up things and organize a little bit. But that’s not really cleaning, now is it? Professional cleaners are able to put in the effort you don’t want to simply because they get paid to do it!

What does this mean? Beds are made, floors are dusted and vacuumed, trash is collected and disposed of, bathrooms and kitchens are fully wiped and even appliances. All your household needs get addressed when you hire a professional to do the cleaning for you.

Equipment

You probably have a multi-surface cleaner under your kitchen sink and some paper towel on the counter. But when it comes to deep cleaning, do you have the tools to do the job? Do you have a microfiber rag for dusting? Or a toothbrush for scrubbing off soap scum? If you do that’s great! If you don’t, hiring a professional may be something you need to consider.

Professionals come equipped with the tools necessary get the job done. They are able to perform tasks you may not be able to achieve in the first place. Vacuuming, disinfecting, polishing, mopping, air freshening and dusting are easy tasks for cleaners to accomplish.

Efficiency

Cleaning may be a chore or a task to you, but in reality, it requires thoughtful attention to detail and effective prioritization. Hiring a professional to address your living space will not only provide you with top-notch cleanliness, it will do so in far fewer hours than it would have taken you do it yourself.

Professional cleaners offer visibility and transparency regarding how long they will need to complete any job. This gives you the flexibility to plan your day accordingly and manage your own time. Which is the most important variable in this equation. Plus, think of all the fun you could be having.

Did We Answer Your Question?

Saving money is great, but ask yourself, are you really coming out ahead if you’re donating your spare time cleaning the never-ending mess? Hiring a professional isn’t for everybody, we get it. But if you’re a busy person, chances are you need it.

How to Get Rid of Mold In Your Home

Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments. Too scientific for you? It’s a harmful bacteria that can grow in and around surfaces if they aren’t well taken care of. So how do you get rid of mold in your home? Oh, that’s easy, just follow the steps below.

How Do I Get Rid Of Mold?

There are many different ways to get rid of mold in your home. You can kill mold with household supplies like bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and even ammonia. It’s important to know that If you have mold in your home, you need to keep a good flow of air circulation. Mold lives and feeds off of humid, moist, environments. So when attempting to get rid of the mold growing in your home, you’ll want to open the windows if the weather permits. All that airflow to come in and out easily, especially since you’re about to use cleaning chemicals. If it’s not so nice outside, make sure you have a fan running and that it’s not too hot inside your house.

When getting rid of household mold, there are a few things you’ll need. Go to the dollar store and grab a spray bottle and a pack of washcloths you can throw away afterward. You’ll throw away the washcloths, not the spray bottle.

Some other things you’ll need to pick up are:

  • Bleach
  • Disposable gloves
  • Mask
  • Tea Tree Oil, Lemon Oil, and/or Grapefruit Oil

After you gather all your supplies you can start the mold removal process by washing your hands and putting on your gloves and mask. Breathing in the mold can cause direct illness such as TB, asthma attacks, pneumonia, and in some cases it cancer. This is not to scare you, but to inform you of the importance of doing this task properly. You don’t want to expose your body to the mold more than it already has been. Prepare yourself properly.

Once you’ve got all your gear on you can begin to fill your spray bottle with water about three-quarters of the way full. Make sure the water is cold. Take your bleach and dilute the water according to the instructions on the label. If you are removing mold from the wall simple spray the solution on the surface and let it soak it. While that’s working its magic you can move to other surfaces you are trying to remove mold from. It’s not necessary to wipe off the solution after spraying it although after you give it time to kill the mold you may need to take one of your washcloths and wipe the mold away. If you have to do this, spray the surface again after your done without wiping it.

Although you can remove mold from carpet, If you are trying to remove mold from carpet, you might want to think about replacing it. It’s not completely necessary, but if you can do it I recommend it. Moving from the wall to the floor, you can repeat the same process on hardwood or laminate floors. The same principle also applies to other surfaces such as sinks, faucets, countertops, bathrooms, etc.

Note: Depending on the amount of mold, you may have to repeat this process several times before the mold is completely removed from your home. Check out our guide on how to clean black mold.

Other Tricks

Use Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a natural bacteria killing oil that’s really good at fighting away mold in your home. Get an empty spray bottle and fill it with water then add one drop of tea tree oil. This essential oil is one of the strongest acting essential oils so it’s very important that you use it wisely. You don’t need a lot. One drop will do just fine for this method.

Let the solution settle for a while. You can work on other tasks while you are waiting. And when you come back you can spray the solution on the moldy surface. If the surface is a wall there is no need to rinse or wipe the solution off. The tea tree oil will kill the mold and prevent it from returning. If you’re removing mold from a countertop or your refrigerator you’ll want to let it sit for several minutes before wiping away the mold with your washcloth.

Helpful Hint: You can also add one drop of tea tree oil to your household cleaners to help prevent bacteria and mold from growing in other places around the house, like the bathroom. Spraying your shower walls with a solution that has tea tree oil is great for mold and mildew. Do this in and around the toilet and get the same results.

Use Lemon Oil

Having a diffuser in your home is a good way to prevent mold in your home. It’s also a good way to kill mold that is already growing in your home. Letting the diffuser run with several drops of lemon oil will not only make your house smell amazing it will help you get rid of mold in your home. You can also use grapefruit oil, but lemon oil is recommended.

How to Make Your Own Shower Cleaner

Are you having trouble keeping your shower clean? We all are. There’s no simple way to keep your shower from getting dirty. What you need to do is keep up with the cleaning. Make sure you’re not waiting too long to clean it. That only makes more work for you or your cleaner.

We’ve come up with a simple yet powerful mixture to help you clean your shower with ingredients that you already have in your kitchen. This shower cleaner is easy to make and it gets the job done. Before you begin, make sure you have everything you need to make your own shower cleaner.

What you’ll need:

  • An empty spray bottle
  • A bottle of Dawn dish detergent (2 cups)
  • A bottle of white vinegar (2 cups)
  • Sponge with scrub pad

How to make

Take a measuring cup and measure out two cups of your white vinegar. Heat the vinegar in the microwave until hot (2 to 3 minutes depending on your microwave wattage). And pour it into your spray bottle once it’s done heating. Next, you’ll pour your two cups of Dawn into your spray bottle with the vinegar, put the lid on, and gently shake.

And that’s it! Told you it was a simple solution. Here at Maid Sailors, we like simple. The simpler the better. Now on how to use your new shower cleaner.

How to use 

Simply spray it in your shower and let it sit for 30 minutes. Make sure you are spraying your whole shower. Be sure to get the walls, the floor, the edges of the tub, and the faucet. After you’ve let the solution set, you can begin wiping down your shower. If need be, take your sponge and give it a little elbow grease using the scrub pad.

 

How did you like this make your own shower cleaner? Do you enjoy DIY projects? Would you like to see more of them from us? Give us a shout by dropping a comment below!

Do it Yourself Laundry Detergent

Since conventional laundry detergent is loaded with phenols, allergenic fragrances, and more people everywhere are turning to homemade cleaning products to risk harsh chemicals and toxins being exposed to their families. Do it yourself products are the first step in transitioning into natural living. Are you ready to make the transition?

Making your own laundry detergent is cheap, easy, and fun. You can make either liquid or powder detergent. And you can even make your own scent. The possibilities are endless when it comes to making your own laundry detergent. That’s the fun of do it yourself projects. 

Base Ingredients: 

Do it Yourself Powder Laundry Soap

  • Step 1: Grate one Fels-Naptha bar with a cheese grater or food processor until finely ground.  
  • Step 2: In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup of washing soda with 1 cup Borax. Add in 1 part of your grated soap. Then you can add in scent boosters or essential oils to enhance your detergent.
  • Step 3: Store in a closed container like half gallon mason jars

Note: Use 1/2 to 1 cup per load.

Do it Yourself Liquid Laundry Soap

  • Step 1: Grate one bar of Fels-Naptha with a cheese grater or food processor until finely ground.
  • Step 2: Place grated soap in a pan with 2 quarts water. Gradually heat and stir constantly until soap is completely dissolved.
  • Step 3: Take 4. 5 gallons of hot water and place it in a 5-gallon bucket. Then stir in 2 cups of borax and 2 cups of Washing Soda. Stir until completely dissolved.
  • Step 4: Add soap mixture from pan into 5-gallon bucket stirring well.
  • Step 5: Cover and let sit overnight.
  • Step 6: The next morning you can stir your mixture until it’s smooth and then pour it into a gallon jug or another container of your choosing.

Note: Use 1/2 to 1 cup per load.

Pro Tip: When you stir your mixture in the morning try adding your favorite essential oils for a greatly scented detergent. You don’t want to add the oils until after you’ve boiled the mixture so the scent doesn’t dissolve away.
Have you done this before? Do you have another great recipe for making your own laundry detergent? That’s great! Let us know and you could be featured in our next blog post! We are always looking for new and innovative ideas for the home to write about that include DIY , green cleaning , fun how-to’s , and home organization.

9 Fun Ways to Get More out of Your Dryer Sheets

I don’t know about you, but dryer sheets are expensive! And to only use them once in a load of laundry is a shame. But after some research, I found out that dryer sheets aren’t just for laundry anymore. How exciting! Now you can get more out of your money. And who doesn’t love that? I know I do.

Upon doing my research I found that there are a couple different types of dryer sheets formats on the shelves. One type is manufactured with a polyester substrate non-woven base and the other has a cellulose base that can be recycled as a paper product. Neat huh? You learn something new every day. There is also a variety of scents and some unscented ones as well. A little bit for everyone. But beyond using them for your basic laundry needs, you can use them all around your house too.

With dryer sheets now you can:

1. Lift-Away Pet Hair From Furniture & Clothing

The same properties that allow dryer sheets to minimize static in the dryer apply to removing pet hair from clothes and furniture. It’s easy. Just rub the sheet over the hair to loosen it from fabric. You can save used dryer sheets just for removing pet hair. If you’re trying to remove pet hair from furniture with hard surfaces, no problem just get your dryer sheet a little wet before dusting off the hair.

2. Have Fresher Smelling Shoes

Ok, it’s no secret that shoes can get really dirty and really smelly. And then we are putting our nice clean feet and socks right back into them on a daily basis. Yuck! Try Adding a dryer sheet to shoes and boots. You can cut or fold the dryer sheet to fit your shoe. And your shoes will smell better in no time. Dryer sheets also work for stopping the squeak on the bottom of your shoes. Rub the bottom of the shoes with a dryer sheet and it will minimize the friction between your shoes and the floor causing the awful squeak.

3. Remove The Static

If still here with me, and you should be we are only at number three. We talked about the properties in dryer sheets that help get rid of the static on your clothing. If you’re still experiencing a lot of static after you pull your clothes from the dryer, this could be due to your laundry detergent. But no worries, just take that same dryer sheet and rub it on your clothes. 

4. Keep Your Clothing Fresh When They’re Packed In Luggage

When packing your luggage for business trip or vacation. Take some dryer sheets and put them in between your clothing. This will keep them fresh and prevent them from smelling like a plane. Helpful hint: Instead of using new dryer sheets, you can reuse old ones. Just start a pile in your laundry room.

5. Clean Monitors

Do you have kids that are always touching the Television or your computer screen even though you tell them a million times not to? Sometimes it can be tough to get those greasy fingerprints off. Not today. Today you learn that you can take your dryer sheets and they wipe right off. It’s like they were never even there in the first place. Of course, I know this doesn’t excuse the irritation of you having to repeat yourself. It still helps.

6. Make Bug Repellant

Personally, I haven’t tried this. But I’ll try anything once. A lot of campers and outdoor Guru’s swear by the use of dryer sheets flea insects away. They rub them on their skin and tuck the sheets into tops of socks or collars. They even put them in their sleeping bags at night. Who knows maybe off will come up with bug repelling dryer sheet! 

7. Shoo Away Deer

Get your favorite scented dryer sheets and cut them into one-inch strips. Tie them to the trees or around your garden area and the scent will repel plant-munching deer. In case you didn’t know, deer are vegetarians. They live for fresh gardens like yours. You also want to make sure you have a polyester non-woven dryer sheet to avoid the stips melting during wet weather, which is deer hunting season.

8. Keep Fruit Flies Away From Fruit

Take a used dryer sheet and set it on your fruit. Not only will this keep fruit flies away, it will keep spiders away. I like to throw them in random places throughout the kitchen like by the fruit, by the coffee pot, and by the bread. 

9. Scrub Pots & Pans

Trying to tackle stuck-on food in a pot or pan? Place a non-woven polyester dryer sheet in the pan and fill it with very hot water, allowing the pan to soak overnight. The silicone on the dryer sheet will help soften the food. In the morning, take the dryer sheet and begin to wipe away the food. It’s easy and won’t scratch your pan either.
For tips on how to make your own dryer sheets check out this article on Hubpages.

6 Ways To Achieve A Clutter-Free Home

Do you want your home to be clutter-free? So did I! That’s why with a little hard work, a positive mindset, and the right tools I was able to achieve it. If you’re used to living in an environment where you can’t seem to escape the clutter. Changing your pattern can almost seem impossible. Therefore you’d rather not bother with it. But can I tell you it’s not that hard? Once you’ve adopted your new clutter-free mindset everything else just seems to follow suit. It will simply become apart of your everyday life to be organized and in a world without clutter. You’re probably unsure where you should start. So the good news is that we have some ideas to help you get started.

Here are some things you can do in order to achieve a clutter-free home:

1. Keep On Top Of Your Mail

Fortunately for us, we live in a world where we can now receive most of our mail electronically. This can help you reduce the paper clutter that piles up on your kitchen table weekly by a long shot. The unfortunate part of mail is that you can never eliminate it entirely. So, instead of waiting until you feel like opening them and checking for junk mail, try to go through them as soon as possible. Create a system that works best for you. Maybe cleaning day can be mail sorting day as well. If you don’t have some sort of routine, you’ll end up with an unnecessary amount of paper piled up on the table. And the bigger that pile gets, the less likely you are to touch it.

2. Donate Items You’re Not Using

There is always someone, somewhere that is in need. We always have something that we can give to someone else. It doesn’t have to be money, it can be old things you’re not using anymore. It doesn’t have to be the holiday season for you to donate things, and it doesn’t have to be some sort of big charade. You can make a donate pile and call places like the purple heart to have them pick it up. Or you can post something online letting people know what you’re giving away. It’s a win-win situation. You’re making more room in your house and helping someone in need at the same time. 

3. Live Within Your Means

Learn when to splurge and when not to splurge. If you see something you like, that doesn’t mean you need to buy it. If you see something on sale, that doesn’t mean you need to buy it. Spend your hard-earned money on things you need, things that will benefit you. Not things you just want. I’m not saying you need to turn into a minimalist, but honestly how many times have you used that expensive camera you just had to buy? The only thing it’s doing is taking up space.

4. Use The One In, One Out Method

You don’t have to go through and keep count of your items. That’s not what I’m saying. The idea is that you keep the number of items roughly the same over time. Of course, as times change you can add items you need. Don’t things you don’t need unless you love it enough to donate something you already own to make room for it. For example, If you are the purse queen and you like to have a new purse each season, let last season’s purses go. 

5. Have A Designated Clutter Zone

When decluttering your house, you don’t have to discard every single miscellaneous item. The point of decluttering is to get rid of items that no longer serve a purpose to you. Most people have a junk drawer or a storage closet in their home. And that’s absolutely fine. The problem lies when you have more clutter than will fit in your junk drawer, storage closet, or on shelves. That’s when you need to start cutting down. 

6. Define Your Likes & Dislikes

Taking the time to define your style will help you to limit the number of things that you own. You really need to adopt the mindset of what defines you. The simple difference between liking something, and something being apart of your everyday life and style. As humans, we like a lot of things. There’s nothing wrong with that. But just because you like it doesn’t mean it needs to go home with you.

NYC Living: Why A Small Space Is Often The Best Space

it’s no secret that living in New York is expensive. it’s particularly expensive in New York City. And what do you get for such a large price? A small space. Probably a smaller space than you would like to live in for the amount of money that you are paying. But it’s the price we pay to live in such a great city like NYC. No, not all spaces in NYC are small. And it’s not your only option. However, it is a viable option that you should consider.  
 
We are going to share some tips on how you can maximize the small space you’re living in. Along the way, we’ll share solutions and advantages that come along with living in such tight quarters. You may not be in love with your space now, but you open your mind to all the possibilities, you will without a doubt, love living small.  
Having said that, read on to learn why we think small spaces are the best spaces:

Small Spaces Are Easy To Clean

The generation of minimalism has been on the rise making small spaces the new thing. ’ They’re definitely one of our favorite things, you know living in New York and all. One of the best things about small spaces is that they are easier to clean. Much easier. If you don’t have the time, nor the energy to invest in cleaning a big house, then a small space is probably for you.  

They’re Cozy

When you think of the word cozy what do you think of? Most people think of it as a nice warm, and comfortable place. If you’re a realtor you might think of it as a small, cramped space. The truth is, living in small spaces doesn’t have to mean your cramped and isolated. Even when you don’t have a large amount of space to play with, you can have an actual warm and cozy space.

There’s Not A Lot Of Room For Clutter

It’s a lot easier to maintain a smaller space than it is a large one. There really isn’t that much more too it. It’s pretty self-explanatory. The more space you have, the more room you have to add to the clutter. And the more things you have, the more clutter you have. Simple right? So eliminating spaces makes your day-to-day activities more organized and efficient.

They’re Easier To Personalize

Since you don’t have a lot of room, you don’t need to spend a lot of money trying to decorate your space. You can find small inexpensive pieces of decor in antique shops, at trade shows, and even at Walmart. These pieces will have a larger impact on the overall presence in a small space than they would in a large space. They will be more noticeable. They will be more customizable. Think about it the way you think about your bedroom. That’s the only room in the house that is designated just for you. It’s your sanctuary. You don’t have to share your bedroom like you share the living room. You have the freedom to personalize your bedroom however you feel like it. Think of your small space as your bedroom and personalize it however you like.