As we approach the end of 2015, most of us look ahead to the new year and make a handful of resolutions, goals, wishes, intentions, dreams, whatever you wish to call it - the slate is clean to start fresh and new!
Some of the most common new year's resolutions are...
I consider myself fortunate that I've either achieved or don't need to worry about some of the most common resolutions listed above. For instance, I am very organized, I have minimal debt, I don't have stress in my life, I get together with close friends on a regular basis and I try to make smart eating choices. However, there are still some goals or resolutions that I would like to check off my list by the end of 2016.
Next year, I plan to continue to strive to achieve these on-going goals:
The primary goal I would like to achieve in 2016, is to have more financial freedom! I'd like to think that I am wiser as I get older. But most importantly, my goal and purpose is to experience joy everyday, all year long. And to be grateful for the many blessings in my life.
Have a healthier, happier, wiser and wealthier year ahead!
Creating paper snowflakes
This is a classic solution that is really easy to make, since they require a bit of work for preparations but not too much in terms of work as well. You can easily hang them from your windows, making use of the Christmas tree and using these decorations all around the home. You can make use of this by using paper and scissors to make the snowflakes. Just take a piece of paper, fold it in half twice diagonally, then this will produce the shape you need after cutting into it. This is the step that will make the snowflake shape, so use jagged shapes for various looks once you unfold the paper. This is a simple yet elegant and very useful holiday solution that will work wonders.
Making white sock snowmen
Even though this may sound like the name of a band or something, the truth is these can be a really easy solution for your home cleaning and improvement needs. All you have to do to make it work is to get some tube socks. Get them and put some dry beans or rice as filling. When they are about ¾ full you can then tie a rubber band to create a waist for your new snowmen, then another one around the neck. Once you have this done, you will need to make some adjustments to get the shape right. In the end they will be done quite quickly, so you won’t have to worry about the details. You can fill the heads of the snowmen with cotton, then you will be able to fold it toward the outside of it to look like they have a hat on. Use a hot glue gun to put on some eyes with a set of buttons. You can also use superglue instead of making use of a hot glue gun. You can also work on sewing the buttons on, whatever works best for your needs. Use sticks for the arms and you will have an almost complete snowman each time. You can add smaller details, such as putting up clothes, a nose and a bit of something else such as an improvised scarf.
It will not take much to deal with completing such home decorations, but the end result is that you will also need to deal with house cleaning when the job is done. Begin by checking for the need for carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning. It will not require a lot to make things work in terms of house cleaning, so look into it when you have the chance.
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The kitchen is one of the most sacred places in the house. When home cleaning, it requires the most attention as this is the room where you cook your food (of course), and so you should be extra attentive and careful as to what you do and what methods you apply. The standard way of dealing with that is going to the store and buying every single cleaning product that has a picture of a kitchen on it, but just how much does that gain you?
You don't want more chemicals to interfere with your healthy living and eating. So the best way to tend to your kitchen is being environmentally conscious. Introduce green cleaning methods to your home and see how much the quality of both food and living will rise. Here are some recipes for DIY cleaners that will do wonders for your kitchen and home.
Sink and Oven Cleaner
Drain Pipe Cleaner
With these DIY recipes you will have a much better, much safer, and much greener way to fight off dirt and germs. Your kitchen can immediately become a nicer and cleaner environment.
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