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Make Your Small Space Feel Larger with These Tricks

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Small rooms are great but they pose a special problem when you’re hosting guests: How do you make a space feel comfortable without being tacky or making things feel cramped?

Fear not – there are lots of ways to do it and none of it will cost a fortune. Make some simple changes and before you know it, your small Airbnb vacation rental will be all the rage among guests.

1. Repaint your walls and stick to lighter colors.

Light, fresh colors make a room literally feel like it’s breathing. If you’re lacking a lot of window space, this can help brighten your room, too.

Using light colors like white, creams, or even pale pastels can help make your rooms appear larger. This is partly because lighter colors will help reflect light rather than absorb it, like deeper or more vibrant colors.

2. Get some mirrors.

Along with helping reflect more light (and if you follow the advice above, you’ll be even further ahead of the game), mirrors help create more depth. Invest in some mirrors and try a few of these simple tricks from Apartment Therapy to help expand your space with a little bit of reflective magic.

3. Go furniture shopping.

There’s an old rule that a small space should be filled with small furniture. We say that rule is either outdated or a complete myth altogether.

Here’s why: When you fill a small room with small furniture and trinkets, it just reminds everyone that the room is small. You’re making no attempt to change that perception. And while, yes, you can argue that smaller trappings in a room make “more space,” what are you gaining other than winning an obvious argument? Not much.

Instead, choose one or two bigger “statement pieces” that will fill a room and become the focal point. Wedge an overstuffed sofa between two walls or add a large coffee table at the center of your seating area. Opt for floor-to-ceiling bookshelves (you get bonus points here because these also help the room appear taller) and fill them with both books and trinkets. The moral of this tip: Think. Big.

One more thing about furniture: Legs are your friends. Choose pieces that have exposed legs rather than covered legs. The space you see between the floor and the furniture plays another mind trick making our brains thing there’s more space than there actually is.

4. Take stock of your decor.

Look around and see what you’ve got decorating your walls and tabletops. Any trinkets that are rather small and dainty? Experts say this is a no-no.

Instead, follow “The Cantaloupe Rule” and opt to display items that are at least the size of a cantaloupe. Things smaller than this rotund melon just make the room appear smaller. (Not to mention, they’re the perfect place for dust to collect or could possibly be easier to break on accident.)

5. Invest in lamps.

Overhead lighting is so last century. Instead of making guests rely on a harsh, single light source on the ceiling, give them the option to turn on multiple lamps in a space. This will create a warmer, more inviting space that they’ll enjoy spending time in.

 

Don’t sweat it if your place is snug. Try a few of these design tips out to help you make your place appear larger than reality. Your guests will love it.

 

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Cleaning Services Palos Verdes Helps You Find A Motivational Boost to Declutter Once And For All

Cleaning services Palos Verdes - motivation to declutterPerhaps you’ve tried convincing yourself (and your mom) that you actually enjoy the mess you’ve surrounded yourself with, that it’s cozy and artistic, that it makes you feel laid-back and free. However, messiness could be a sign of lacking self-control or something being amiss with your inner life. Cleaning services Palos Verdes will show you that thorough decluttering is not only worth every penny, but also immensely liberating.

 

In fact, your mental state could greatly benefit from decluttering, leaving you more resolved to better cope with everything else. And what better time than the beginning of the year to start with a clean slate.  What’s more, you’ll feel empowered for a vigorous, fresh start in just about every other aspect of your life. Here’s some tips from the pros at cleaning services Palos Verdes to help you get started!

 

You are what you think you are

 

Do you think that, as far as tidiness goes, you’re hopeless and that your living space is destined to be forever messy? Well, if that is so, you might be right. It turns out that if we believe that some things are deeply rooted in our very nature and can’t be helped, we get trapped.

Basically, if you consider yourself to be lazy, undisciplined, unmotivated, or lacking the willpower to see things through, you’ll most probably behave in line with that thinking. Instead, convince yourself that you can do whatever you set your mind on, and you’ll see that positivity come to life and manifest itself in your home and in your head.

As simple as can be – the 1- touch rule

Imagine never again being late due to having misplaced your favorite handbag or forgetting under which pile of stuff you left your car keys. Visualize the admiration on your friends’ faces while you proudly host a gathering in your decluttered and improved home.

The 1-touch rule is a clever shortcut that is easy to adapt to, and it’s really simple. As soon as you are finished using an item, put it back in its place, instead of procrastinating and changing its locations so many times that you no longer know how it got there, let alone where it belongs.

Baby steps

Take your time, clutter is annoying but perfectly manageable. Since it took a while for it to go from barely noticeable to completely unbearable, you’ll need to dedicate a decent amount of time to tackle it.

Don’t bite off more than you can chew, as being overly ambitious can backfire. Instead, deal with one room or one category of items at a time. That way, you’ll witness tangible progress, and that’s the best motivation.

Defeat clutter with premium cleaning services Palos Verdes

Some clutter may seem harmless, but it can swiftly get out of hand and take over. At that point, just thinking about tackling it will leave you utterly exhausted. Luckily, cleaning services Palos Verdes will show you where to start, or, better yet, do all the work for you and set you free. What’s more, with your home tidy and well-organized, you’ll be able to better focus on any substantial task at hand. Don’t let clutter win – get the upper hand and call us today!

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Organizing Your Cleaners: Cleaning Services Culver City Share Tips And Tricks

Cleaning services Culver City - organizing cleanersThe irony of having an abundance of cleaning supplies in your home, ranging from common household products to the more pricy cleaners, is that they can create an unsightly disorder in their own right. Clever organization of your cleaners will not only help you use available space in a more rational way, but also make cleaning much easier and more time-efficient. In fact, organizing your cleaning supplies is an essential part of an efficient cleaning routine. Professional cleaning services Culver City are another way to go, and here they share what years of experience have taught them – preparation is key.

Declutter and narrow down

Just like with your personal hygiene and beauty products, you probably have cleaning supplies you use on a daily or weekly basis, those you never use, and those you don’t even know you have. Another problem is they are probably scattered all over the place, or, even worse, jumbled together.

First things first – get rid of all the nearly empty containers and the cleaners well past their expiration date. Throw away any brooms or brushes that have been rendered practically useless over the years. They are inexpensive and should be replaced on regular basis for health reasons alone. Decluttering will ease your mental burden and narrowing it down to the essentials will make sorting and organizing them easier.

Categorize and tuck away

Depending on the storage space available, the easiest way to categorize your cleaning essentials is to have separate containers, say, a box or a bucket, designated for all the tools and products used in a certain room of the house. For the lucky ones with generous living space, having a neatly organized closet is an answer to all the questions, as you can put the cleaning supplies for each room in it.

For the rest of us who cannot afford to keep the supplies out of sight in such an effortless way, here’s a few helpful ideas:

  • a hanging shoe holder – put it behind the door of your closet or bathroom and you’ll have everything in plain sight;
  • bins and baskets under the kitchen/bathroom sink – use the back of the cabinet doors to suspend them and store kitchen or bathroom cleaning supplies right where you need them;
  • hooks – attached to the back of the cabinet door, you’ll be able to hang all your cleaning gloves and cloths;
  • a DIY pegboard – decorated to your liking and installed on the wall, it is great for getting brooms, dust pans and mops out of the way;
  • wire shelving – hang them behind the door of your closet to create ample storage space;
  • tension rods under the sink – hang all the spray cleaners and you’ll get extra storage space below.

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Enjoy your time at home and never again be forced to spend an absurd amount of time merely prepping for house cleaning, only to feel  worn-out halfway through.  Cleaning Services Culver City spares you the dirty work and leaves your home spick-and-span. Call us today and let us make your life easier!

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