Being a DIYing, organizing, obsessed, type person, I can really appreciate high quality, storage and organizing home products from other DIYers. That’s one of the reasons why I love shopping on Etsy. There is a whole world of handcrafted products just waiting to solve my home’s detailing needs. When I am looking to buy something customized or unique, it is one of the first places that I visit. So, today I thought that I would share with you these 8 wonderful finds!
Sometimes, it’s the really small touches that make the difference in a home’s decor. This is very apparent to me when I walk into a bathroom and admire the lovely toilet flush levers that some bathrooms have. Yes, you may think it is a sad day when someone is admiring toilet levers, but then again, I am a stickler for the details. Of course, I never notice the plain levers. For some reason, my eyes just never settle on them unless they are nice. However, when I do notice them, it really solidifies that impression of quality and high-end finishes. So, if you have ever wondered how to upgrade toilet flush levers, this is for you.
We’ve all heard that it is the kitchens and the bathrooms that sell a home. For the most part, that is true. However, there are many other factors that play into the ability to sell a house and the value that a shopper will place on it. Whether or not a kitchen remodel is needed varies from home to home. One of the biggest waste of money and effort (IMHO) is when new granite is installed on top of outdated cabinets. Have you heard the phrase, “putting lipstick on a pig?” So, before you run out and start making changes, let’s look at 10 ways to increase your home’s value that makes sense.
One of the first steps that you should take as a blogger is to create a clear and decisive comment policy. Back before I started this blog, I avoided all social media platforms like the plague. It sounds weird for someone who has a BBA with a concentration in information technology to say that. But, now that my job requires me to be active in social media, I am even more convinced than ever that it can be an emotional vacuum that sucks the very soul out of you.
Seriously, I am always amazed at how mean some people can be. I told myself going into this that I would need to develop a thick skin if I wanted to survive, but nothing can prepare you for some of the things that you may encounter. However, a good comment policy can help shield you and your viewers from the nay sayers and the Debbie downers.
Like a lot of you, my kitchen is full of stainless steel appliances. I love the sleek, modern, look that they bring to a space, but I hate the endless supply of fingerprints and smudges that they collect. None of my appliances have the new fingerprint proof finish. I am still living with the old generation of stainless steel, and considering the cost of my appliances, I imagine it will be a long time before I acquire that luxury. Fortunately, these how to clean stainless steel methods have made life with my appliances bearable.
I often get questions from new bloggers surrounding the issue of ads and affiliate marketing. Most of the time, they want to know how many visitors they need before they should accept advertising or become an affiliate. Well, that is really a loaded question, because every blog is different. Some people seem to become profitable with very little following. While, others struggle even after they reach high numbers. Figuring out the right time and formula for ads and affiliate marketing for bloggers can sometimes be tricky. I can provide you with a few formulas; however, there are a few other issues that you really ought to take into consideration when making your decision.