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Tidying Up Your Life for the New Year

Tidying Up Your Life for the New Year

With New Year fast approaching, chances are life has gotten a little messy of late, what with all the excitement and seasonal get-togethers. It is also a time for fresh starts – including your love life. Whether it’s finding a new partner or reinvigorating your long-term relationship, change begins with tidying up your living space and scrubbing up your appearance. After all, a long year takes its toll on all of us, and facing the New Year is easier when you look and feel refreshed. This is the beginning of making an active change.

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Tidying Up Your Life for the New Year

Tidying Up Your Life for the New Year

In general, actively seeking to look tidy and clean can affect your entire outlook and give you a positivity to carry you through the New Year. The Christmas break gives us all a little breathing space to make the changes we’d been planning to make all year but never got around to, like booking in a haircut or sprucing up our wardrobes. While none of things will actively make or break a relationship (that’s on you, we’re afraid) it can give you that boost of confidence you’ll need to approach a new interest or take the next step with your current partner.

You might also take some time to rethink your current look and make some changes. For example, 2014 was the year we reached ‘peak beard’ – and 2015 looks to be the year we’ll once again embrace the shaven visage. No one wants to be dismissed for a dodgy beard or told to remove it by a partner, so start the year by getting prepared. A good start for men would be to trim that beard into shape and face the upcoming year with neatened face fuzz, rather than a Mr Twit extravagance – after all you can always download a replacement beard from the Roald Dahl site if you really miss it.

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House Cleaning for the NEW YEAR

House Cleaning for the NEW YEAR

Your surroundings will also play an important part on your outlook. A tidy living environment helps you keep a tidy and focused mind – and makes an immense difference to how your partner (or prospective partner) feels about spending time there. Plus, if you’re co-habiting, you probably already know how easy it is to bicker about even little household tasks, so a comprehensive tidying up session can actually do wonders for your relationship. Here are a few tips:

  • Not naturally house proud? Once you have a little tidying up know-how, it will no longer feel like such a bother to keep your space tidy – don’t hesitate to Google a problem to hunt down a useful life hack here and there.
  • Also, try to look at your house as if seeing it for the first time. If you’re living alone, it can sometimes be hard to spot the issues that have built up over time and might (potentially) frighten off houseguests. Bad smells from the kitchen, stains in the bathroom, and a home that has hints of belonging to a hoarder are all massive turnoffs.
  • When tidying up clogged up or overflowing wardrobes, find what you don’t wear anymore and donate these items to charity.
  • Funds allowing, get rid of those old beaten up pans and cooking equipment and invest in something better – good equipment can improve your cooking, and culinary skills are a good way to impress a love interest.
  • To deal with stubborn smells, like nicotine, bring in some reed diffusers or another similar product. If you’re dating a vehement non-smoker, the smell won’t do you any favours.

No relationship is based entirely on the state of your home or wardrobe, but by building up an all round strategy for self-improvement, you could start up or continue a relationships with renewed vigour – and face the new year with a lasting positive mind set.

Evolution of the Wedding Dress Infographic

Evolution of the Wedding Dress Infographic

Evolution of the Wedding Dress Infographic

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Cleaning Tips for a Romantic Night In

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Everyone loves a bit of romance, but it can be expensive to keep going out all the time. More and more, people are finding ways to create that romantic feeling at home instead. From a candlelit meal in the kitchen to a snuggle on the sofa, the home is increasingly becoming the preferred site for a date.

So how can you create a clean, clutter-free space to ensure the focus is entirely on your potential partner? Well, here are some top tips for cleaning your house before Mr or Miss Right comes over.

  1. Make space for candles and flowers by removing unnecessary items from table tops and kitchen counters. If you’re short on time, just put everything in a cupboard for now, but don’t forget to sort it properly later.
  1. Nothing kills romance like a bad smell, so freshen the place up with potpourri or scented oil diffuser sticks. Wrap up anything in the fridge that might make a stink (think onions and cheese) and use fabric freshener on sofas and carpets.
    cleaning tips for romantic night

    Cleaning Tips for Romantic Night

  1. Make sure you don’t give anyway any guilty secrets: take out your bins and recycle those empty ice-cream cartons so they’re out of sight before your date arrives.
  1. Wash up! If a long-term commitment is on the cards, this person might be judging your environment for indications of what you’d be like to live with. Anything that suggests laziness is a big turn-off. Get plates sparkling clean, or if you’re in a rush, just hide them somewhere he or she won’t look!
  1. Everyone judges people on the cleanliness of their bathroom, so don’t forget to wash your sink, shower and toilet. Use fast-acting bleach and a tough bathroom cleaning spray to make sure everything sparkles.
  1. Focus on the rooms your date will be visiting. If you’re short for time, no need to do a full-house overhaul, just clean up the kitchen, living room and bathroom. You can save the rest for when he or she moves in…
  1. Sweep and vacuum. As boring a chore as it might be, your date won’t be impressed if they step on something painful in the carpet. Do a quick once-over of the important rooms with your vacuum or broom and pick up anything from the floor that could easily get under-foot (upturned plugs are particularly bad for this).
  1. De-spider and de-mice. While you might like the idea of playing the hero and killing the pest for your date, it’s best not to have any distractions from the flirting. If your house has had mice in the past, set down ethical traps – you’ll get brownie points for being nice to animals. Check corners for spiders and use the old glass-and-cardboard trick.

So, by just following a few simple cleaning tips, you’ve made a fitting backdrop for romance and a home ready to welcome your date. Keep up the cleanliness and who knows when those wedding bells will start to ring…

Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses

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Choosing Bridesmaids Dresses

One of the toughest things about being the bride is planning not only your own apparel (and probably your future husband’s!), but planning at least a basic look for every person involved in the wedding party. This includes everyone from the maid of honor to the best man to the flower girl and ring-bearer. That’s a lot of pressure for one woman to face. Perhaps one of the biggest struggles is just finding a dress that all of your bridesmaids will look great in. It’s likely that the ladies of your bridal party come in all different shapes and sizes, even heights and colors, so it can be very tricky indeed to find a dress, or even style of dress or color, that will be flattering to all of your bridesmaids. Bridesmaids dresses are a key component to your wedding, and of course, you want to make everyone at least decently happy with what they’re going to have to wear, even though it’s your special day. There are several aspects to take into consideration when making your bridesmaids’ dresses selections.Continue reading

[Bride to Be] 5 Tips to Fit in Your Wedding Gown

The bride must look her most beautiful in her wedding day. In preparation for the big day, some plan ahead of time and try to lose excess fats to fit the wedding gown. Others are challenged to go to the gym and maintain a seriously strict diet, as hundreds of guests will be remembering how the bride would look like. If you’re a bride-to-be and want to look your best, here are five tips to fit in your wedding gown.Continue reading

Ways of Dating, Redefined with Online Dating Websites

Dating Tips

Dating Tips

Have you been a shy personality for years? Single for a long time or never found a perfect match? Have you entangled with a person, not of your choice? Have there been cases when you blindly trusted a person and got stuck in an unprecedented situation? Don’t you find anyone when it comes to sharing your thought or having someone to stand by your side, when you actually need one? Does it seem to you that world doesn’t have someone of your type, your nature, your behavior, your likes and dislikes? Have you been constantly searching for a true and second half for your life? Do you wish to have someone who can always be yours? There have been cases when relationships broke within months due to wrong matches and the incompatibility of couples. It’s no more a traditional world, gone are those rituals when one’s future would be a decision of elders.Continue reading

How to Plan the Perfect Candle Light Dinner

How to Plan the Perfect Candle Light Dinner

How to Plan the Perfect Candle Light Dinner

Candle light dinners is one of the most romantic situations to find yourself in, the low lights and sensual music often heightens the mood and feelings between the couple involved and are an excellent way to rekindle lost romanticism in your relationship. Holding a candle light dinner is fairly straight forward provided it is prepared in detail, well in advance. Here are few fundamental ideas to think about when planning a candle lit dinner:Continue reading

These Snoring Tips Can Make Your Marriage Flourish

These Snoring Tips Can Make Your Marriage Flourish

These Snoring Tips Can Make Your Marriage Flourish

If you’ve ever shared a bed with a snorer on a regular basis, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of lying there with your eyes wide open desperately longing for peace and quiet and a decent night’s kip. You’re probably also aware of the feeling of tiredness and lethargy which usually sweeps over you mid-afternoon when you’ve still got loads of work to finish before home time and the mood swings, which cause you to become far more irritable than you are normally.

 Snoring is not usually considered a major problem, but if you have to put up with snoring on a regular basis, it really can start to take its toll and this doesn’t just relate to your sleep patterns, it also involves your moods, your energy levels and your relationships with others.Continue reading

5 Common Mistakes a Couple Makes When Planning Their Wedding

5 Common Mistakes a Couple Makes When Planning Their Wedding

5 Common Mistakes a Couple Makes When Planning Their Wedding

Getting married to someone you love is like making your dream come true. The nearer the date, the more excited you get. Since marriage happens once in a lifetime for most couples, the event should be planned out well. From start to end, the wedding should be organized and there should be no major cause of headaches. In this article, we will list down the five common mistakes a couple makes when planning their wedding.Continue reading

The Essentials Checklist for Newly Married Homeowners

The Essentials Checklist for Newly Married Homeowners

The Essentials Checklist for Newly Married Homeowners

Life does not end right after the wedding. In fact, it’s when the marriage life begins. Moving to a new home with your partner sounds exciting and fun. At the same time though, this chapter opens up to a whole new array of responsibilities and worries. Don’t fret too quickly as you are not alone to fulfill these. In this article, we will list down five essentials that newly married homeowners should keep in mind.Continue reading