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Make Moving Day Easier

MAKE MOVING DAY EASIER
So. Moving day is coming and you know it. Maybe you’re optimistic about it because you’re upgrading your living place, or maybe not so much since you had to move out from this wonderful place of yours. One way or an other, moving day is the same. Packing boxes. Moving furniture. Shattering things on the ground. (Yep. Been there, done that)
Since I moved a fair amount of times, I can help making this day easier on you and your friends. Here are my 6 pro tips to make moving day easier.

1. Start packing boxes one week in advance.
Or at least 4-5 days. We always underestimate the amount of stuff in our possession. By starting to pack one week before the big day, it will help you get a clear view of the stuff you own.

2. Throw away. Give away.
Maybe with a little help from the magic 5 Item Rule To Declutter, or from your own way, you NEED to declutter. And moving is simply the best way to get rid of things you don’t need or want anymore. It will save you a lot of time packing and unpacking boxes.

3. Bring boxes before the big day. 
If it’s possible, try to take some boxes to your new place a few days before. It will make a HUGE difference.

4. Save space by vacuuming.
All your clothes, coats, sheets, quilts. Place them in vacuum seal bags and you won’t believe how space you saved and how it makes life easier.

5. Buy a few clear plastic bins.
You can put all the things you know you’ll need first like cleaning supplies and showering essentials.

6. Make sure you don’t throw away newspaper a few weeks in advance.
They cost absolutely nothing and make a great replacement for bubble wrap. You can use it to pack dishes and/or tableware.

I hope my moving knowledge helps you going through this exhausting day!
Happy packing! 🙂

Camille xx

Easiest Path To Time-Management

Time-Management

Whether you have kids, you’re in college, high school or even working full-time, time-management can be really hard if not taken the right way. I used to have a lot of difficulties managing my time and well, procrastination was my best friend. With the new semester, I really wanted to be able to manage my time better so I tried a lot of ways to help with the situation (read ”dirty dishes and late assignments”). Fortunately, I found really great ways to get to better in time-management and I simply threw away ones that sound good but don’t actually work in real life.

1 – Use a planner. 
I know, it sounds like plain boring logic. The thing is, if you learn to use it properly, you will wonder how you were able to live without it. Try to remember to write down all your tasks without going in too much details – that’s when we tend to skip things.

2 – Take the time.
You’ll be surprised how it seems like we have so much more time when we stop trying to ”Find the time”. Just take the time, make the time.

3 – Focus.
You’ll get more done if you do one thing at a time than if you multitask like crazy. If you’re afraid to forget something, write it down.

4 – Get your mind on the right path.
By accomplishing small tasks, you will find yourself more motivated and confident to do bigger or harder tasks.

5 – Stay busy.
I know it might sound crazy but as long as you don’t feel overwhelmed, having a lot of things to do might just be the thing you need. Sometimes if we have 1 or 2 tasks to do in a week, we will wait until the last second to get them done. If we have a lot of different things going on, we naturally adapt to the situation.

6 – Use a little bit of hierarchy.
Time-Management becomes so much more easy if we accomplish the hardest tasks first. It may looks huge at first sight but try breaking it in smaller tasks. Again, it will make you feel more accomplished and happy.

7 – Stay away from those time-management apps and websites.
They won’t help you in the long run. Stop trying to find miraculous ways to become as organized as Martha Stewart. You need to make changes in your attitude towards time-management. I know it sounds harsh, but it’s true. See it as a challenge, a way to become an even better person that you already are.

Hope this helps 🙂

Camille

How To Make Your Home A Happier Place

MORGANS

We all do it. During the fall and winter months, we tend to replace vibrant colors in our home decor by darker and more neutral ones. Since it’s already all black, grey and white outside, why should we do the same in our houses? It’s been proven in a lot of studies that bright colors enhance the mood. The tricks that I’m about to give you will help making your home a happier place while improving your mood at the same time. Who wouldn’t want that?  I really hope that you try some of these in your own home because well, they actually work. I tried these myself and I felt a difference in seconds.

Colorful flowers : They can add life to your kitchen, living room, bedroom… basically, in every room in your house. Since fresh flowers might be expensive, you can find high quality artificial ones in the nearest craft store and they often look just as great!

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Get a few indoor plants: Studies suggest that the absence of plants is distressing for human beings since we’ve pretty much been around them all the time in our history.
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Declutter : The less clutter you have, the happier you will feel. It’s like taking a huge weight off from your shoulders.
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Make your bed in the mornings : Especially if your bedroom is on the same level than the rest of the rooms. It’s proven to make you feel more accomplished and as a result, a happier person.

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Hang  up some art on your walls : You’d be surprised how much only one painting can add life and happiness in a room.

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Hope you give it a try! Happy decor changing!

Camille

25 Activities To Do On A Rainy Day

25 ACTIVITIES

Whether you are living alone, with your husband/boyfriend or with kids, rainy days always make you wonder what to do. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind on those days is cleaning. But what if you could take advantage of the rain outside to do something that’ll make you feel better? What if cleaning was not the only option?
Let me take you through 25 awesome activities for rainy/snowy days.

1- Bake something new.  Let’s be honest, you know you want to try that recipe you saw in a magazine 2 weeks ago. Why not giving it a try?

2- Read a book. Even if you think that you don’t have time to read, just take the time.

3- Learn something new. Here’s your chance to learn how to change oil in your car by yourself. Plus, it’ll make you save money!

4-Make your own Play-Doh. There are tons of recipe online. Kids will absolutely love that! And you will too, I promise.

5- Write letters. Whether you and your SO write to each other or you write to someone you miss, there’s a special thing about handwritten letters.

6- Dance party. I guarantee you, there’s nothing to be shy about. Dance around with your kids, boyfriend/girlfriend, it will boost your mood in no time!

7- Read random Wikipedia pages. It’s amazing what we can learn.

8- Plan a trip. Even if you know you won’t be going anywhere this year. There’s something really fun about looking for hotel rooms, activities in an other city, and looking at things you can’t afford. (Guilty here)

9- Declutter. Well, it’s not really cleaning. And you feel so much better afterwards.

10- Craft. Pinterest is loaded with DIY projects and I’m sure there’s one for you out there.

11- Go outside. Kids will love this. Just put bath towels in the dryer to get them warm so you can dry yourself after the puddle jumping.

12- Plan the week ahead. Write down all your meetings, appointments and activities for the week to come and you’ll be less stressed out to forget something important.

13- Play hide and seek. You know what? Even if you are an adult, there’s always something fun about having to find other players.

14- Netflix. No rainy day activities list is complete without mentioning Netflix.

15- Coloring books. If you don’t have any, print interesting drawings. It’s actually really good to calm down anxiety.

16- Have a treasure hunt. Yes, you’re an adult. So what? Make the clues harder and you’ll laugh so much hearing the other person trying to figure it all out.

17- Board games. I’m sure you have a lot of them that aren’t used since 2007.

18- Do a puzzle. It’s an amazing activity to relax and focus on something different. Attempt at your own risk if you are a cat owner.

19- Workout. You don’t need a pricey membership at a gym or fancy equipment. Crunches, push-ups, tricep dips; they don’t require anything but motivation.

20- Meal prep. You know you’ll thank yourself later in the week.

21- Do your hair and makeup. Even if you don’t leave the house, there’s something about taking some time for ourselves. It’s the best time to try out that hairdo you saw on YouTube!

22- Bowling. Do you remember that day you wanted to go but didn’t have time?

23- Take a bubble bath. You deserve it.

24- Online shopping. You’d be amazed to see how much money you can save by taking the time to look at the sales online.

25- Cuddle up with your loved ones. Here’s your chance to talk about anything and everything with them!

Hope you have fun!

Camille

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