Thursday, April 16, 2015

7 Simple easy Tips you can use this season to Bring Spring home !

 Create a space for yourself----Make it neat and beautiful ! Where do you live in, eat in and sleep in, physically? Do you create an attractive space for yourself? Do you give yourself enough room? Do you sit down to reflect, recharge and balance yourself daily? We need to create for ourselves the room to enjoy the simple things of life like when we eat our favorite meals to nourish our body.  We need to love ourselves enough to make the meals and space beautiful. The first step, will be to reduce the stress in your space, begin to De-clutter. ---Keeping the home and purses organized helps make finding things easy and really does reduce stress caused by cumbersome tacky stuff. De-clutter tips by Ezine freelance writer
If you have exhausted the organizing and still have problems finding items like car keys when you need it; try using a wall key hanger or The Tracker 
The Tracker

You can Re-arrange & balance the mood in your home by placing things the Feng Shui way----meaning to set things in balance, remove conflicting objects and decorate using positive items like flowers---You can Remove dull fall colors, go for bright spring like color such as green, pink, lilac, white, yellow and cafe inspired colors. peace lily, bamboo palm, Petunias are great add to homes.

To lighten up the mood in your home in the evenings when its dark, safely bring in colorful table lamps or candles.---green, white, yellow, purple or pink, turquoise----choose what's best for you. Each its own color, but candles or lamps can be used as great way to lighten the mood in the home this spring. 




Don't forget to use something natural To liven up your room, Put a plant in the loneliest corner of your room. Peace Lily is one of my favorite. It can help remove most common home air impurities like benzene, toulene, xylene, trichloroethylene and VOCs-----Formaldhyde smell in newly furnished homes.

    • Bamboo Palm(Chamaedorea sefritzii) is the one plant i really liked this season, simply because of its shape, purifying quality, its easy to care personality and it looks good for a tropical home.


 Other good indoor Plants that can be used for air purification:

    • Red-edged Dracaena (Dracaena marginata
    • Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina)
    • Azalea (Rhododendron simsii)
    • Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema Crispum 'Deborah')
    • "Golden pothos (Scindapsus aures)  is another powerful plant for tackling formaldehyde, this fast-growing vine will create a cascade of green from a hanging basket. Consider it for your garage since car exhaust is filled with formaldehyde". (Bonus: Golden pothos, also know as devil’s ivy, stays green even when kept in the dark---(
    • Chinese Bamboo

      Anthurium Lady Jane plant 

      Go Zen---If you're a fish lover, Set Your Aquarium next to a real life bamboo palm plant. (it's nice when set next to yoga mat or meditation space). The Asians are known for their colorful fish tanks, when well kept and maintained, aquariums can bring in an ease of peaceful energy to any home.

      Onyi's decor
      I found out that spraying lemon-citrus essential oil scents and using wired vintage screens around the window and doors repels disease caring pest like a fly or bug from entering your home.

       Over grown pet furs can be uncomfortable for pets and the owner during warm shedding when left uncared for. Andis multi-style clippers is a good brand clipper i use to keep my pet trimmed. (Shampoo, condition and Trim your pets fur, a little grooming helps keep the couch fur free). Maintaining a healthy regimen for your pets helps reduce the spread of allergens, worms or infections in your home.

      Changing your home Air filters every 3months and ventilating is really helpful. I have been told that salt lamps and HEPA Allergen filters are really good for home air filtering. As a matter of fact i just changed my air filter, but i found that some dust end up on the counters and table tops, so i used hydrogen peroxide and paper towels to wipe it out instead of using dust mops to dust the dust which then spreads dust around the home.

      Another awesome spring tip: Try growing some of your own herbs like Sweet basil, ornamental peppers, parsley, wheat grass, cherry tomatoes, spinach, cilantro, french or african marigold, mint, thyme, oregano, stevia, and more out door in your home; they are easy to grow in a planting pot with organic potting mix soil.  Instead of wishing for your magical home decor or garden fairy godmother to drop into your life, you could spend that time working to become your own creative garden asset.Growing my own patio garden and trying to decorate my home the way i like has been a little messy, a bit frustrating especially when working on a budget and a plant i spent much time on isn’t growing the way i want but been my own personal herb grower has been super empowering because i don’t always have to go out to the store to buy my herbs; also plucking the herbs from my own garden helps me stay away from the sugar and preservatives found in most commercially sold herb seasoning. The healthy benefits have far outweighed any frustration I've experienced! So you can kick the self doubt to the curb. You can create amazing patio gardens and space for your life with your family.

This is a rough draft of my herb garden, still working on it.

    • Introduce some veggies from personal home grown herb garden of your own. Try adding carrots, cherry tomato, mushrooms, garlic, sweet basil, oregano, lemons, lime water, pearl onions, sweet
       mini bells, jalapenos, humus to your Vegetarian meal this Spring.
      It will keep your immune at an optimal performance.-----make your health and safety your number one priority.

      Go with your own intuition, do it because it is good for you, avoid social pleasing preys. Be creative, journal it, try new things like a new food, set your own healthy & Positive Goals.

      I hope this will be useful for you, the above tips worked for me, it's not set in stone, you can create your own. Keep it simply nontoxic......

Author: Onyinye A. freelance writer who specializes in nontoxic self improvement, green-friendly living, whole health remedies, holistic pet care, nontoxic lifestyle (preventing cancer, illness and toxicity) and everything related to detox, Natural health and organic living
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