This post is sponsored by Bona® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I will be the first to admit that I had no idea how to care for hardwood floors, even after moving into our current home. Though, I had very little knowledge of what it took to care for them, I knew it was essential learn to maintain these, after all they are our home’s largest asset. This is why I have chosen to use Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner to upkeep our floors. Because nearly 100 years, Bona has provided home owners with “tried and true” premium products.
This unique and effective formulation provides a complete clean by gently and effectively removing dust and dirt. It is also GREENGUARD GOLD certified, which means that it’s safe for use in our home and around my family. It is so effective that it dries fast with no dulling residue! I learned very quickly that hardwood floors require different care than carpet. Knowing this has encouraged me to develop a cleaning schedule to keep our floors looking their best.
Dusting with a microfiber mop to ensure floors do not get scratches. I find that using a microfiber mop is more effective in trapping dirt.
Vacuum and wet mop, this method really helps get dirt out of trouble areas.
Using proper tools to clean hardwood floors – a mop paired with a machine washable, microfiber pad for dusting and cleaning makes cleaning easier. Lightly misting hardwood floors with a hardwood floor cleaner will be enough to give it a great clean. Using DIY cleaners can be damaging to hardwood floors. Depending on the amount of traffic in a home, it is a good idea to polish the floors every 2-3 months and this product by Bona is a great option, Bona Hardwood Floor Polish. Let the kids get involved! 😉Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner makes cleaning so easy that the girls beg to help me mop. So every now and then, I let them.
These are just some tips that I have picked up and to help spruce up your home’s flooring. If you have any tips for hardwood floor care, I’d love to hear them.
I’ll admit that I wasn’t concerned with home decor until we bought our home three years ago. Even before the house was completely built, I would search and save all sort of ideas on Pinterest. I would day about decorating every space in our soon to be home, from the nursery to the guest bedroom. Three years later, I still enjoy decorating. The only difference is that I do it on a much smaller scale.
Our master for instance, is neutral. I’ve made it that way so that with the simple motion of swapping out throw pillows, I could make the room feel fresh and ready for a new season. Our bedroom usually has pops of blue – you may have seen it as I have shared it on Instagram before.
This summer, I thought it would be fun to add bolder prints and colors. Since nothing says summer like leaf prints, I had to have these when I found them online. The yellow pillow covers, I found at our local IKEA and thought they’re contrast well with the bold leaf print. I do love that they have a velvet feel – super soft. While, I know it doesn’t seem like much, throw pillows are the easiest and least expensive way to change up any room in a home.
The foundation of a bedroom is good bed linens, so I also got a new king size set from Bluebird Linens. I am beyond pleased with this linens set! They’re great quality unlike the last set we had. So, if you plan to decorate your bedroom consider them for all your bed linens needs – you won’t be disappointed.
School’s out! The kids are home and this is the perfect time for vacations. Friends and family that you haven’t seen in months are likely to come visit and spend a few days in your home. And if your guest bedroom is like mine – only occupied during especial occasions – it probably needs some TLC. While, I will admit that I was worried about what I’d do with out guest bedroom, I just followed these easy steps to get it looking and feeling cozy.
1. Pick Out Colors or Theme
This is the starting point, whether it’s a coastal theme or blue tones, it is important to have a clear vision of what you want for the space. Otherwise, you’ll waste time, money and can easily end up with something that you may not be happy with.
2. Find Affordable Bedding
Bedding can be one of the most expensive items in a room. So it is important to find pieces that look great, feel great – your guest will sleep on these – and look great. In our home I use lighter pieces like quilts and coverlets, because they’re light and can be layered with extra blankets if needed. I’m linking some below, including the style I have in our master – which you might have seen on Instagram before.
Buying a house is one of the most exciting, stressful and nerve-wrecking things you will ever do in your life. It is a huge decision we have to make in our lives and it can take months to make that final deal with our realty agents.
Buying a home is a process which will take weeks, even months to complete in some cases, and there will always be issues that we face along the way. Whether you are buying a new build townhouse, house or bungalow: there can be issue, but here are some of the most common ones you may see throughout your buying process.
Having a bedroom that’s perfectly prepped for sleep will help you to drop off easier at night, stay asleep, and have a better quality of sleep overall. Maybe you think you’re bedroom is perfectly prepped for sleep, but after reading this, you’ll come to realize that it’s not.
Here are some things you need to consider, think about, and do if you want a bedroom that’s perfect for sleep.
The Right Temperature
Your bedroom needs to be the right temperature for sleep, or you’re going to struggle. You may end up lying awake, or waking up constantly because you’re uncomfortable. Being too hot or too cold can do this. Your bedroom should be between 60-67 degrees for optimal sleep.
A Comfortable Bed
Your bed needs to be tailored to your own individual needs. There’s no one size fits all that suits everybody. It can be even harder to set up the perfect bed if you sleep with another person. The best thing you can do is go and test beds in person. You need something that’s not too firm, but not too soft; usually, this means being able to fit two fingers under your back while lying down. Also focus on having breathable, high quality bedding that will last. The higher the cotton count, the more luxurious the bedding, usually.
When you move into a new property, you’re likely to be more focused on getting everything organized and moved in than picturing how your home may look in five or ten years’ time. But once you’re settled into your new living space, it really is important to consider how you want your property to look down the line. Most people will say that they want their home to appear the same or improved in the future. But unfortunately, the opposite often occurs.
We end up getting used to our properties and neglecting them. As time goes on, we clean them less frequently, allow junk and mess to accumulate, and fall slack on repairs and maintenance. But this doesn’t have to be the case. While major problems can be rectified at any time, they are likely to be time-consuming and costly if ignored for long. Instead, why not set out on the right foot and do everything you can to keep your home in good condition and on a positive progressive path. Here are a few things that you can do to help yourself along the way!