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Declutter – The 5 Items Rule

DECLUTTER
Spring is here. And now we all want to clean, declutter and tidy everything. But where to start? How do I keep my things still organized 4 months from now? Here comes the 5 items rule. It’s soooo simple, you’ll wonder how you managed to live without it before. And the thing is, we feel so much better when we get rid of stuff we don’t use/wear/need.

So, as the name of the rule says, the magic number is 5. You can own 5 items per category.

For example, you can own 5 tank tops.
You can own 5 pillows/cushions.
You can own 5 pyjamas.
You can own 5 wall decor items.

And the list goes on and on. BUT, there are 2 exceptions. The first is for underwear. It would be impossible to live with only five panties.  The second is for your passion. Whether it’s photography, makeup, watches, it’s okay to have more of those items. Having a passion is healthy and great for you.

If you don’t know where to start with this rule, try to start with the obvious. Are you drinking coffee right now? How many mugs do you have? What are you wearing? Do you really need to own this twelfth pair of jeans? There is no magic wand. Simply take the time to consider the use of things when you use them daily. Oh and well, think twice before buying anything new. Sometimes, more than twice. It will help with futur declutter.

What’s great about this is that you can make the most of this decluttering to give things to charity and to people in need. We don’t always have to throw away our old things in the trash to feel good. Giving them away feels even better plus you’ll feel better looking at your home afterwards 🙂

Happy spring cleaning 🙂

Camille xx

Get Rid Of Cat Hair For Good

GET RID OF CAT HAIR

If you’re like me, you love your cat unconditionally. No hair can get in between your fluffy pet and you and well, no one. With the busy schedule I have, cleaning and removing cat hair from pretty much everything in my apartment have to be simple yet efficient.  And I guess you feel the same way. Here are the 4 best ways to get rid of cat hair for good.

1- Rubber gloves on fabric (couch, chairs, curtains)
You simply wet your gloves and rub your hands on the fabric you want to remove the hair from. You will see strands of pet hair appear instantly and since they’ll be wet, none of them will fly away.

Use rubber gloves to remove cat hair from fabric

2- Use dry cloths to sweep floors – Never use a regular broom
A regular broom will do more harm than good. They do not trap hair like a cotton cloth will do. Instead, they make hair go all over the place, making you feel like you did a great job cleaning but 30 mins after you’re done, your pet hair will fall back on the floor.

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3- Brush your cat everyday
Believe me, I know it’s hard. From finding the time to do it to trying to get your cat to stay in place for 2 mins. Just think about all the hair that’s left on the brush that won’t stick to your black clothes. It’s really worth it.

 
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4- Use baking soda before vacuuming your carpet floors
Baking soda will loosen hair from carpet fibers and it will make it WAY easier for you to vacuum since you won’t have to go over the same spot 20 times.

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Hope this will help you to keep a cat hair-free home without loosing your mind!
Have a great day, fellow cat lover xx

Camille

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