Fab Picks: Adirondack's Lounge Chairs

I love outdoor furniture, more so because whenever I feel lazy, I find myself with a good book lounging around. This Adirondack Loveseat a... thumbnail 1 summary


I love outdoor furniture, more so because whenever I feel lazy, I find myself with a good book lounging around. This Adirondack Loveseat and Reclining Chairs would really be handy to have in any patio. Crafted from cedar wood and available in different colors. Can be ordered at the Company Store. (btw! it's on sale!!)


Fab Picks: Floral Paper Lanterns

Great accent particularly in a girl's room. Available for $6.50 @ Pier1 thumbnail 1 summary

Great accent particularly in a girl's room. Available for $6.50 @ Pier1


Stainless Steel is IN!

I'm hardly surprised that stainless steel items for the home remains popular. For one it is very functional, will do away with your rus... thumbnail 1 summary

I'm hardly surprised that stainless steel items for the home remains popular. For one it is very functional, will do away with your rusting worries and a big plus is that it could easily blend with almost any type of decor or furnishing.

Another plus is that it gives off that polished and clean look particularly in kitchens. Now stainless steel home products are not only limited for kitchen and dining rooms, there are even stainless steel fireplace accessories that would definitely give your fireplace a totally different look. One particularly impressive collection is the blomus stainless steel fireplace accessories which has a variety of options made of stainless steel to decorate your fireplace.




Blomus stainless steel mailboxes could also come in handy not just for those stainless steel fanatics but for those on the lookout for a functional, durable, and nice-looking mail boxes for their front doors. Materials made of stainless steel are a good choice specially if you're going to put the item where it'll be exposed to hashier elements since quality stainless steel really have the tried-and-tested durability.


Fab Furnishings @ Concept Furniture

A friend asked me what do I find enjoyable about browsing home online shopping stores? :D It's my own version of window shopping, the h... thumbnail 1 summary

A friend asked me what do I find enjoyable about browsing home online shopping stores? :D It's my own version of window shopping, the high-tech version! I love browsing around for the the latest bedroom furniture, living room furniture, wardrobes, home accents, well practically everything I could put in a home.

One of my passions is home decor and interior design. I'm hardly an expert on it but it's simply something I love and enjoy doing. For one, we have moved in different houses in the past few years and I've enjoyed fixing things and I've also picked up a lot of tips and tricks while doing it.

Online home furniture shops are also a great place to spot trends, to check out the latest discounted furniture and generally will give your great ideas about what you want to have the next time you want to redesign your house.


One of the best site finds I came across with is the Concept Furniture. I like their wide array of furnishings, the way they have categorized their collection in a way that would make it convenient to browse and look for what you want. They have living room furniture, bedroom furniture, Italian collection, TV stands, Luxury collection, wardrobes, entertainment centers, entrances, fine dining furniture, home accents, kitchen dining and bar furniture, sofa beds and what value hunters would like - discount furnitures. Plus they also have Home Decor News for those who are looking for tips and ideas that would works for their own home decor project.


Dream Spa Indulgence At Home

What's your idea of ultimate home indulgence? For me it'll be home cooked food and my own spas and hot tubs . What could best remov... thumbnail 1 summary

What's your idea of ultimate home indulgence? For me it'll be home cooked food and my own spas and hot tubs. What could best remove all the stress and muscle pain at the end of each tiring day than to soak and have a hot bath, then stay awhile in your own home sauna?

Well, that's my idea of luxury and indulgence and I'm sure most ladies out there would want to have their own spas at home. There are simply times when we are too tired or too busy to schedule going to a spa for some aromatherapy massage or treatments or simply soak in saunas so we long to have one at home for our convenience.

Thankfully there are companies specializing in home spa equipment so building your own home spa could be easier than you think. For now, this is way beyond my budget, but if I ever do get rich, I'll definitely have this on my "to install" list. Fancy having your own spa and pool lifts and all the spa conveniences right in your home. Wouldn't that be simply splendid?


Organizing Your Wine and Glass Collection

Are you a wine and glass collector? If you are then, these are some of the most important things in the kitchen for you. Something that you ... thumbnail 1 summary
Are you a wine and glass collector? If you are then, these are some of the most important things in the kitchen for you. Something that you cannot just leave there to rot and not organize it. For one, vintage wines as well as glass are a bit pricey so its best to get a regular home for them where they can be orderly and you would still be able to showcase your collection.

This wooden wine and stemware rack has a nice and elegant look to it. Perfect for placing in the dining or living room for easy access while entertaining. I also like the espresso finishing which would easily complement any room decor.


Glass racks are a must and there are a variety of styles and designs you can choose from. I particularly like this classic stainles steel hanging glass rack, so those glass ware that you frequently use could be easily accessed.


The hanging wine glass racks above could also make a great organizer for your wine and glass. It's versatile and would allow you to install it on the wall or from the ceiling. Plus it can hold both your glasses as well as your wine collection.


Colorful Furnishings @ NYC Concept Furniture

I've been browsing sites for living room furniture with bold look and color and I saw this and I was just wowed! Don't you just lov... thumbnail 1 summary
I've been browsing sites for living room furniture with bold look and color and I saw this and I was just wowed! Don't you just love the colors? Perfect if you want to have this as the focal point of your living room and you have neutral colors for your wall and other accents. Made by ROM Belgium family-owned furniture manufacturer.


NYC Concept Furniture has pretty impressive catalogue of modern contemporary furnishings and I decided to check out the bedroom furniture category, and here's my pick. Ali Bedroom Furniture Set by San Tiziano, Italy. Why I like it? Well, the design is very sleek, can fit into any space, plus the ingenous design gives it more functionality by providing more storage space. I like having extra spaces in every room, you know to make organizing a bit easier and to have more space to allocate those clutter.

And of course, I wanted to complete my picks so I checked out the closets and wardrobe section and picked this one out. San Tiziano's Shutter Style Wardrobe. Same maker as with the bedroom set I picked out. I love it! It doesn't even look like a wardrobe. I particularly like the nook where you can put a lounge sofa or a lazy boy. Perfect for relaxing with a good book.


I definitely am for European modern furniture. I just think they look awesome, have great designs and functionality.



Cocoon Offices - Peeling Architecture

Cocoon Offices an innovative and úber modern office space designed by Switzerland based,Camerzind Evolution Architects. Impressive isn't... thumbnail 1 summary
Cocoon Offices an innovative and úber modern office space designed by Switzerland based,Camerzind Evolution Architects. Impressive isn't it? Makes me feel real dizzy :D.

I love how the balconies on the side seem to swirl towards the lobby. Visually this is really spectacular and gives you the feeling that the building is actually moving.





The company has a very impressive portfolio (includes Google offices in Switzerland!) plus numerous awards, check their website, Camerzind Evolution Architects

Smart Internet Marketing For Small Businesses

Let's face it. Internet presence is now a necessity for any business, large or small. Having a website or a blog is a great way for a ... thumbnail 1 summary


Let's face it. Internet presence is now a necessity for any business, large or small. Having a website or a blog is a great way for a business to give information, to interact with their clients, to get more business, and also to build their brands and reputation.

Businesses who are serious about their online presence of course would like to be on top of the search engine results for their particular niche or keyword. One of the best ways to achieve search engine popularity and establish your web presence is to make use of smart internet marketing strategies.

Achieving this can be daunting but there are several companies specializing in smart internet marketing for businesses. One of which is AnewB, who are there to get things done for you. Their services include industry research, relevant keyword search, identifying article focus, blog creation, social and directory networking, creating classified ads, analytics and reporting, content delivery and administration.

What makes AnewB a standout is their Yahoo and Google certification and their reputation. The company boasts an impressive roster of clients. So if you are in need of help to market your company on the internet, then check out AnewB's services.


Bare Your Pretty Feet with Merona Eleora Flat Sandals

A fab find. Merona Eleora Flat sandals. I love sandals, they are so comfy, plus i love the color! Also available in blue, green, gold and bl... thumbnail 1 summary
A fab find. Merona Eleora Flat sandals. I love sandals, they are so comfy, plus i love the color! Also available in blue, green, gold and black. Dig it and wanna buy it? Get it from Target.com

Wish I Was Doing This Last Weekend..

Cool isn't it? I just hope the balloons won't pop out while you're in it. :D thumbnail 1 summary
weekend relaxing idea

Cool isn't it? I just hope the balloons won't pop out while you're in it. :D

Political Forums, Anyone?

Personally, I'm not so much into politics. But there are people who are. Reminds me of my dad who's so fond of politics and would f... thumbnail 1 summary

Personally, I'm not so much into politics. But there are people who are. Reminds me of my dad who's so fond of politics and would frequently have discussions with anyone who cares to hash it out with him.

I bet if he could just chat online he'd be scouring the web for political discussion forum. Like the Argue with Everyone web forum, which is a really great place to those who want to share their political views. Other forums are heavily moderated so there's limitations but this one has few rules, generally unmoderated, and promotes open and free debate amongst its forum users. Into politics? Check out this site..

Sonneman Bubbles Pendant Lighting

Fab isn't it? Satin nickel finish with 8 lights. Globe sizes included: 8" - 3 each, 10" - 3 each, 12" - 2 each. This wou... thumbnail 1 summary
Fab isn't it? Satin nickel finish with 8 lights. Globe sizes included: 8" - 3 each, 10" - 3 each, 12" - 2 each.

This would make a great addition to a room plus the numerous light bulbs would provide more than adequate general illumination if you want the room it be bright. A definite break away from those ornate light fixtures. It would also look great on any room color.








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Alessi Wire Fruit Basket

Tired of the usual fruit baskets? I love contemporary modern stuff and even my kitchen gadgets and utensils have that modern sleek look so w... thumbnail 1 summary
Tired of the usual fruit baskets? I love contemporary modern stuff and even my kitchen gadgets and utensils have that modern sleek look so when I saw this Alessi Wire Fruit Basket, I was just wowed!

Unusual and sleek. Would make a great table centerpice, with or without fruits :D






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This privacy policy sets out how Pinaywife Atbp. uses and protects any information that you give Pinaywife Atbp. when you use this website. ... thumbnail 1 summary
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Cool Finds: Bread Crumbs Eliminator

Have some laugh.. I found this and I think its interestingly cool invention. I wonder where I could find that? With kids in the house, bread... thumbnail 1 summary
Have some laugh.. I found this and I think its interestingly cool invention. I wonder where I could find that? With kids in the house, bread crumbs seems to be everywhere and this could come in handy..





Welcome to Pinaywife Atbp..

Hi! Thanks for hopping along my site. I started Pinaywife Atbp. on November 2007, my first ever blog. What's with the blog name? I fin... thumbnail 1 summary


Hi! Thanks for hopping along my site. I started Pinaywife Atbp. on November 2007, my first ever blog. What's with the blog name? I find it unimaginative :D but for some reason I simply stuck to it. Pinaywife - because I am Filipina/Pinay and I am a wife. I added "Atbp." which is the Filipino/Tagalog equivalent of "etc". I began this blog while I was still in the Philippines and now I'm blogging from Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

When I initiated this blog, I really had no idea about blogging, SEO and all those technical stuff. My motivation was simply having a place to write down my thoughts, share what I find interesting and I've been eager too to practice my writing skills. So this blog has been some sort of experiment for me, my blogging "guinea pig".

That's why if you go back over my posts, there's really not a cohesive topic, mostly random thoughts. In a way this blog mirrors my blogging journey and my discovery of what I found to be interesting to write about. But for the past year or so, this site already has a more or less definite topic: home, housekeeping, organizing, housekeeping, home decor, living, lifestyle, home trends, home shopping and leisure.

These are the topics I've realized I love exploring, researching and writing most about. Perhaps because I am a stay-at-home mom, it could also be because I am really into home decor, organizing even gardening.

Here's where I share my tips and insights related to home and living, home trends and product finds with occassional dashes of random thoughts and rants. I'm hoping you can pick something useful here and keep me bookmarked.

Do visit my other sites..


For inquiries, suggestions etc. please email me: pinay_blogger@yahoo.com


Home Organizing is a Skill, Not a Talent

A disorganized home can cause a lot stress for people in it. Not to mention, the time, effort and money that could be saved if you are orga... thumbnail 1 summary

A disorganized home can cause a lot stress for people in it. Not to mention, the time, effort and money that could be saved if you are organized. Some people have the misconception that organizing is a talent. Meaning there are people who are blessed by the lucky stars and was born with the talent of home organizing. So they make this their excuse for being disorganized.

They couldn't be more wrong. In fact, organizing is a skill. That means it can be learned by anyone. Just as you learn how to ride a bike, how to use a computer, how to cook etc..
It's simply a matter of finding out what works out for you. Other people can offer suggestions that can help you get organized but ultimately it still up to you to create a home organizing system which should be based on your preferences, your personality, needs and what you want to accomplish.

For one, you have to discover which is important to you and making those things readily available. You should also take a good look at what is making you disorganized and get rid of those obstacles.

Once you have a home organizing system that works for you and being consistent with it, its simply a matter of time before you master this skill and before you know it, from being a hopeless home organizer you'd turn into a skillful home organizer.





Affordable Signs for Businesses

Of course, as a business owner, you'd want your business or your business name known to people, your prospective clients. No matter what... thumbnail 1 summary
Of course, as a business owner, you'd want your business or your business name known to people, your prospective clients. No matter what size your business is, you'd be reaping the benefits of having a prominent signage for it.

People would remember where you are located. They would remember your brand. It could also be your marketing and advertising tool. But with the current downturn of economies, businesses are operating on small budgets and would just allocate a small amount for things like this. Still, it is important to have a visible signage for your business, and thankfully there are Signs On The Cheap that are specially marketed for small businesses so no matter how small your budget is, you'd still be able to put up a noticeable signage.

Cantonese Style Fried Prawns

Chinks loves prawns and thankfully it is readily available in all markets here in Phnom Penh. Here's our fave recipe for prawns.. Ingre... thumbnail 1 summary
Chinks loves prawns and thankfully it is readily available in all markets here in Phnom Penh. Here's our fave recipe for prawns..
Ingredients:

500 g medium sized prawns
1/2 tsp salt
2 slices ginger, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 tsp dark soy sauce
2 red chillies - cut into pcs.
3 tbsp cooking oil

Procedure:

Wash prawn leaving the head and tail intact. Season with salt.
Heat oil in pan over medium flame. Add in chopped ginger and garlic. Fry till fragrant, add in prawns.
Keep stirring for 7-10 minutes (if too dry, sprinkle a little water)
Add in soy sauce and chillies and garnish with tomatoes.
Serve hot.

Have A Carribean Wedding on a Budget

A lot of couples dream of having a fancy and romantic caribbean weddings , but most would not push through with coz they think its expensi... thumbnail 1 summary


A lot of couples dream of having a fancy and romantic caribbean weddings, but most would not push through with coz they think its expensive and not worth the expense. Why the Caribbean? Simply because this islands have some of the most stunning and beautiful places on earth. A perfect spot to have a wedding. A beautiful couple and a beautiful place. Not only you would forever remember your wedding but your guests as well.


But if you are on a tight budget you might forego this dream, luckily Breezes Resorts have a lot of value offers for those on the lookout for big savings but would still want to have their dream Caribbean wedding and honeymoon. They have all inclusive travel deals which includes some really great deals on weddings, spa's, and also super-tempting discount vacation packages.



And to top all that, they could organize a simple, classic wedding for you all for free. But if you want something a bit fancier, the Breezes resort have professional staff to do all the planning and running for you. Wouldn't that be grand to have professional wedding specialists at your beck and call arranging things like ceremony details to your wedding cake while you enjoy and relax in the beauty of the islands? Now, that's what I'd call a hassle-free and über romantic wedding..


Octopus Studio's Silver Fish Aquarium

Tired and bored of those rectangular fish tanks? Then check out Octopus Studio's Silver Multi-Room Fish Aquarium. This would definitely ... thumbnail 1 summary
Tired and bored of those rectangular fish tanks? Then check out Octopus Studio's Silver Multi-Room Fish Aquarium. This would definitely be a scene stealer in any room. Have more of these @ Octopus Studio.
This is specially designed for tropical freshwater fish and takes in a water volume of 230 liters.

How to Buy Gifts for Men Easily

Of course, all of us have men in our lives! Everyone has a father, a husband, a boyfriend, a male colleague, a male boss and so on. That sh... thumbnail 1 summary

Of course, all of us have men in our lives! Everyone has a father, a husband, a boyfriend, a male colleague, a male boss and so on. That should make us more or less skillful in looking for mens gifts.

But I still know a lot of women and some men who still find shopping for gifts for the men in their lives to be tricky. Women and children are for me, easier to shop for because we have more things. But when it comes to men, I find it difficult to look for a unique gift that men would like.

Women are oftentimes recepients of the customary gifts of scented candles, photo frames, figurines, cutesy mugs and at times we get a whole lot of them and they tend to be maddening. It's the same thing with men, who usually receive generic gifts like sport T-shirts or a pen. I'm sure men would truly appreciate a gift that is personal and unique.

  • For the past years I've learned some tricks on how to find the best gift for men. It all boils down to how well you know them and their likes and personalities. Why is that? Because just as everyone, men deserves to get a gift that would suit their tastes and personalities.
  • Go with a budget. When you decide on the budget one factor that should help you is your relationship to the man. It's not practical and logical to spend more on your an office colleague than your father or your husband.
  • Make your choice depending on his likes and personality, your budget and also depending on the occassion. If you are also into gift shopping online, there are lots of specialty gift shops online that could offer you lots of unique gift ideas for men. Most of these sites also have gift baskets assembled together depending on the occassion, like graduation gift baskets and more.
  • Some sites also have personalized and customized items so you might want to look into that if you want something extra special. If you are also gifting several business associates, it'll also be a great idea to personalize a sets of business gifts. This will surely save you a lot plus you'll also be giving something unique as well as personal.

Recycled Balloon Fashioned Into A Stool

Natalie Kruch a promising artist from Canada collected some 500 deflated balloons, not rubber bands or string, and twisted and wrapped these... thumbnail 1 summary
Natalie Kruch a promising artist from Canada collected some 500 deflated balloons, not rubber bands or string, and twisted and wrapped these balloons around a wooden stool. And the result is this...

She has exhibited her work at the 2008 Milan Design Week’s Salone Satellite. Interesting and unique. But I've got to ask, can that stool be functional? Dirt tends to stick to rubber and I was wondering what it'll smell like..:D


Affordable Yet Stylish Eyewear

Looking for prescription and non-prescription glasses? If you shop online for you eyewear I'm sure by now you'd have heard about Ze... thumbnail 1 summary

Looking for prescription and non-prescription glasses? If you shop online for you eyewear I'm sure by now you'd have heard about Zenni Optical's $ 8 Rx eyeglasses. The fact is, glasses have evolved from something you try to avoid wearing until you cannot read anything bigger than fine print into something that is fashionable.

What I particularly like about Zenni Optical aside from their affordable prices, is the wide variety of choices to suit any personality as well as any wardrobe. I love glasses myself, and I have several pairs myself to match several sets of outfits. The prices are also great so if you're shopping for eyewear for the whole family, this is the place to get the best value.

A lot of people are wary about shopping online but seems like Zenni Optical is getting a lot of good reviews with one website giving a high five to Zenni Optical and they are now even conquering TV, check out Zenni Optical on TV!!!.


Little Additions to Enhance Your Home's Charm

All of us would like to have a charming and appealing home. No matter what size it is, a pretty home is something to be proud of, it is als... thumbnail 1 summary

All of us would like to have a charming and appealing home. No matter what size it is, a pretty home is something to be proud of, it is also enjoyable and on top of that it would add to the sellling value of your property.

You don't have to go through full renovations to achieve an pretty home. Usually, just some added touches here and there is enough. It all depends on the time and effort you want to put in as well as your budget to beautify your home. You can paint your house exterior, you can have your front yard landscaped by professionals or you can even do-it-yourself, or simply adding some bushes and flowers can go a long way. If you front yard is not that big, then adding some colorful potted plants can brighten up even the smallest yard.

You can also hang a decorative address plaques. You can purchase a uniquely decorative one or you can even do it yourself! Having house numbers can also add to your home entrace appeal as it makes your house easily found plus it can be decorative element too. Find one that match the style and design of your entrance.

Mailboxes are still not out. They are functional as well as decorative too. Some homes even have custom made funky mailboxes to make their entrances stand out. Whatever you choose, get one that matches your home as well as your personality.


Yes, You Can Landscape Your Home!

It's a natural thing for anyone to have a place that is comfortable as well as attractive. Of course, we all want a yard that people wo... thumbnail 1 summary

It's a natural thing for anyone to have a place that is comfortable as well as attractive. Of course, we all want a yard that people would appreciate. But most of us would, say it's a hassle to have a beautifully landscaped yard. It's expensive, cannot be done on your own, etc. Those are simply excuses. You'd simply need to have some time, and the willingness to get down and dirty and you can easily design your own home landscape.

If you really have no idea where to start with, there are several ways to remedy that. There are also home landscaping softwares you can use so it'll be easier for you to figure out what landscape design will be suit the style of your home and your personality. An advantage of these softwares is that you'll be able to try out different layouts and choices so you can easily narrow down to your preferred design.

If using home landscaping softwares is not your thing, then you can also check landscaping magazines for ideas. The internet is also chokefull of home landscaping websites. The most important thing is to do research before you even start with the project. Remember, landscaped areas are difficult to redo so you'd want to keep your mistakes to a minimum or those that can be easily fixed.

Things to consider before you start..

1. of course, your design
2. check out gas, electrical, water, and other lines running through your yard.
3. also do a research on zoning restrictions on your locale, some don't allow tall trees or rules like that. Find out about these things beforehand as it could cost you time and money.

You can also visit your local gardener shop for more ideas. They would usually be glad to throw in some suggestions and ideas to help you around. Most of all, let your creativity and imagination flow and let your home landscaping showcase your personality.



Those Annoying Fire Ants!

Fire ants are really annoying for me. Specially since my daughter is allergic to the poison it releases. We have several mango trees and po... thumbnail 1 summary

Fire ants are really annoying for me. Specially since my daughter is allergic to the poison it releases. We have several mango trees and pomegranate plants in our front yard. It's shady so she would usually play there. Unfortunately, fire ants decided these mango trees will be their home sweet home and when she gets stinged by those fire ants, it really burns her skin.

We've been getting rid of fire ants but it seems like they keep coming back. Good thing inside the house they don't venture as we keep it always clean and I removed all the carpets. Just a week ago, we sprayed it with an ant killer and they seemed to be nowhere but we'll just wait and see. If they come back, we'll just consider hiring an exterminator to take care of it.


Stylish Photo WallArt

Love photos? But don't want to have the clutter of multiple photo frames in your display cabinet? One solution is to hang it on the wa... thumbnail 1 summary


Love photos? But don't want to have the clutter of multiple photo frames in your display cabinet? One solution is to hang it on the wall. But hanging more than ten photos could be a hassle and could occupy a big portion of the wall. That has been my dilemma coz I have a lot of framed photos of my daughter and I wanted to have it in her room but I don't want them to occupy her entire wall.
I came across this Beach Life Photo Collage and I find it unique and would make a nice wall accent. Made of metal with width: 38.5, height: 32.625, depth: 1.25 and will hold photo sizes 5x5 and 5x7. 
Check it out @Chandelier Universe

Helpful Tips In Choosing a Desk Lamp

Just as paint, wall decor and other accessories can enhance the look of a room, decorative desk lamps can also help you create mood and the... thumbnail 1 summary
Just as paint, wall decor and other accessories can enhance the look of a room, decorative desk lamps can also help you create mood and theme in a particular area at the same time it is also functional.
Choosing a lamp can be viewed by some as easy but with the multitude of styles and designs as well as quality of make available in the market, this easy task could get confusing too. Its worth giving some thought into what to buy and where to buy it when it comes to decorative lamps.
Here's some helpful tips to remember when you go shopping for your lamp.
  • Buy one that would suit the use you have in mind for it. Ambient (also referred to as general) tends to brighten an entire area, while task lighting is focused on a specific area mostly for reading etc and accent lighthing on the other hand is added to highlight a decorative element in a room like a painting.
  • There are different kinds of bulbs in the market. The best way to deal with this is to experiment with what kind of light and the mood it will bring to a room. There are warm incandescent bulbs great for mood lighting, halogen lamps and compact fluorescent lamps are advisable for general lighting plus it is also energy effecient.
  • Floor lights and other kinds of light fixtures are generally better than having just a single ceiling light which either tends to be too bright, too dim and leave with other areas in the room with not enough light.
  • If you are using the desk lamp in your home office, choose a lamp that is bright and comfortable enough for you to avoid eye strain.
  • When you shop, have in mind a good balance of style, construction quality, as well as price.  Ligting showrooms are great places to buy quality lamps. There are also services offering lighting and design consultancy and if money is not an issue, why not splurge and have one customized?

Getting Rid of Your Home Office Clutter

A home office is now increasingly becoming a necessity in every modern day household. You may ask, what do I need it for? Well, all of us p... thumbnail 1 summary

A home office is now increasingly becoming a necessity in every modern day household. You may ask, what do I need it for? Well, all of us pay bills, have a pile of mails to organize, arrange our recipe collection, sort out our photos, maintain calendars, coordinate our schedules and activities on a computer. Some of us, like me, make a living from home offices.

Home office get easily cluttered because of so many things being done there. In fact it could easily become on of the most cluttered areas of a home. Since it is the place we use to get ourselves organized, having a clutter-free, organized home office or a simple desk can help us a lot in saving time and money and would help us de-stress too.

If your chaotic desk is getting particularly overwhelming, then take a good look at what is making your office disorderly. Getting organized is all about habits.

One of biggest clutter maker in your desk is probably your mail. Make it a habit to sort out and deal with your mail on a daily basis. Those you don't need, keep it in a separate bin and shred it at least once a week. All the rest that you need, keep it in an organized file.

Your unupdated files and folders might also need some attention. Take the time out to update your filing system and organize things in a way that its easy for your to file current and future files.

Another cause of office desk clutter are computer storages like CD's, DVD's, USB's and floppy disks (are they still in use? :D) Make sure each is properly labeled and placed in a protective case or filer. I find it much easier to categorize each. I have a CD case for movies, another for computer backups/files, another for softwares, and another one for games. This way it'll be easier for me to access and organize new stuff that I would get.

If your home office is a common area for family members, it could also be cluttered by eating utensils, wrappers etc. It is wise to impose a rule not allowing eating and drinking near computer equipment as it can be easily damaged and it would also lessen the chance of having clutter build around it. I learned this the hard way when my daughter spilled her chocolate drink on my notebook, so if you can impose this rule, it'll be much better. However, if you spend a long time in you office area day and night, then eating might not be prevented so make sure you allocate enough space far enough from ruining equipment but near enough so you can easily grab your bite.

Calendars and bulletin boards should be current. If you have a lot of post-it notes all over your corkboard, then file away those that are already done or not current. Make sure you have your calendar or bullentin board in a place where you can easily see your appointments and reminders in an easy glance.


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