How to Pack Your Things for a Move Out

Moving-outClothes together with the other things you own are difficult to pack when you’re moving out. You must be prepared with the right strategies on handling them or else you might lose all your precious time which you could spend with family and friends before the big move out day.

Separate your clothes from your shoes. The dirt and bad odor of your shies can rub onto your clothes if they’re packed together. Cleaning both of them will mean extra work for you. Place each pair of shoes back to their original boxes. Don’t put them all together in one big plastic storage box.

Fold your clothes. Take them all off the hangers. Fold them and place them in a clean storage box. This will help you save space inside your car or truck.  Keep clothes made from special fabric on hangers so as not to distort their forms.

Make use of suitcases. Don’t pack your suitcases empty. Use them to pack your other belongings. You can fill the bottom of the suitcase with books or heavier items while you place clothes or other light items on top to utilize space.

Use garbage bags. Packing clothing in a plastic bag and sucking the air out can actually be very useful for moving. Garbage bags are waterproof; thus, they’re capable of keeping your clothes dry and secure under all kinds of weather.

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Landscape Your Backyard with a Swimming Pool

Swimming pools are definitely great additions to your backyard. It provides a soothing landscape and a great avenue for exercise and entertainment. When it comes to its construction, you can always customize its appearance according to your preferences.

Customized shape – Apart from the standard shapes, you can have your pool geometrically shaped. You can even have it made in the shape of a lagoon. If you have a designer, it is best to ask him about the suitable pool shapes that will match your taste.

Customized location – Depending on your personal needs and convenience, you could have a inground pool adjacent to your living room. Building it at the center of your beautiful garden could be a site to die for to its onlookers.

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Customized design – A waterfall, for instance,  can be placed at the back end of the pool. Positioned higher than the pool and adorned with some plants, the waterfall could give the entirety of your site an integrated look.  You can also have the possibility of paving three different areas with the tiles you prefer. The walls, the area surrounding the pool and the interior parts can be paved with attractive tiles. Customized space – Construction of swimming pools allows ample lounging or relaxation space. This becomes possible since the steps could be fashioned on the interior of the pool. Steps built outside the pool often affect the fluidity of its shape and design.

Minimalist Living – Getting Started On It

Having you heard of the saying less is more? For the minimalist, the less  belongings you have the more space you have at home and the more time you can have for yourself. With the many things available in the stores today, just going for the things we need becomes very difficult as we become very tempted to acquire these visually tempting stuffs. Giving minimalist living a try, however, may be very difficult but it is truly rewarding when it comes to living more simply.

Purge your possessions gradually –  You read that right, g-r-a-d-u-a-l-l-y. This is because letting go  of the things you own is hard especially when you are emotionally attached to them. Set your mind though that you will continue to purge out your belongings.

Never think of the wasted money and time – Sure, you did spend a lot of time and money just to have these things specifically if they are the collectible type. Have your thoughts future-bound: think of the space you’d save and the energy you’d save from not taking care of a lot of stuff. You can donate them – making you feel happier inside. You can also sell them at half the price.

Be focused – Strolling by the mall and other outlet stores can get  you shopping again. When you feel the urge to buy, just remember how clutter-free you want your house and your life to be. Think also of the savings you can get through the process.