Fight Noise with Noise
Dec12

Fight Noise with Noise

Like a modern girl, living in an apartment down town, I can certainly claim that traffic noise as well as midnight trash pick ups, hissing radiator, car alarms, and etc., are my worst enemies at night. However, being able to sleep through all that is not always easy, unless I am so tired that once I get into bed I am dead to the world for at least 8 hours. What has always been a surprise to me is that the best way to fight night life noise is with noise. Whether you are going to run a white noise app on your smart phone, let a fan or an A/C hum in your room, is left to your personal preference. However, if you have your heart set on going with the fan, you need to ask yourself if you would be able to take it everywhere with you when you aren’t sleeping home. Getting accustomed to certain type of white noise can be rather addictive. I used to have this great small fan that I left on the entire night. I hadn’t really thought what it would be like, if it ever broke until it actually did, and I was left sleepless for a couple of nights. Naturally, my solution was to run to the nearest home depot and get a new one. What I hadn’t anticipated was that, even though my new “friend” was the same brand, it didn’t sound at all like my old fan – it took me weeks to get used to the new lullaby! If you, like me, are a light sleeper, you will be happy to know that there is always a way to fight noise, and avoid sleep deprivation. My friends at Fantastic Cleaning Fitzroy North have a few suggestions on how to get your beauty sleep: 1. Noise machine These little fellows are amazing! iTunes’ WhiteNoise app is one of the best solutions to ever have been offered on the market. It works great for me, especially the rainy day melody. However, if you are more sensitive to changes in noise level, you might be disturbed by the small pause at the end of the record, right when it loops from the beginning. Never the less experts at cleaning in Fitzroy North swear by these devises, and claim that even your pet will be calmed by them. Take your dog, for example, it is far more sensitive towards sudden street noises (the sharpened senses, and all…), and it can’t help but leap to check every sign of disturbance, right? With one of those machines the chances of being waken up...

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The Closet Experiment
Dec10

The Closet Experiment

Sometimes, it surprises me how I manage to clutter my closet literally a few days after it has been carefully organized. The truth is that I am simply a messy person, still, being unable to fetch the blouse I have planned to wear annoys me just as much as being woken up in the middle of the night by the noisy neighbours. I have decided to behave more like an adult, and set an example to my room-mates who, just like me, are not very tidy. After having though a lot what it takes to keep my closet organized, I decided that sitting around and wondering where to begin with isn’t going to cut it even close. Since I am very curious by nature, the most sensible thing to do to keep me on track with my plans was to conduct a small experiment… and this is how it all began: 1. The Preparation If I was to keep my closet organized for a prolonged period of time, I had to start with a clean slate, right? So, I got down to business, and took everything out of the closet – just don’t ask me how much time it actually took to finish the preparation process! Since summer is about to hit us hard, the sensible thing to do was to put away my winter clothing, and accessories, and take out the summer ensemble. Having carefully folded, colour-coded, and set everything into separate piles, I decided it was time to start placing each pile on a designated spot. I worked out a scheme to make sure that I had the best access to the clothes I wear most often to work, my domestic attire, and the party stuff. Once I was done organizing, and, yes cleaning the closet, it was time to initiate the experiment… 2. Observation Time To have a successful experiment, you need to gather data on your usual behaviour for a fixed period of time, then analyse, and come up with the best ways to improve your “closet behaviour”. A week seemed like enough, based on my previous experience – usually, it takes me no longer to “ruin” my stunning arrangement… A week passed, and as it turned out, I was totally right, and the closet had reached it’s initial messy state. However, I had been a good little scientist, and I had observed, taken notes, and even some pics that I am not particularly proud of. 3. The Conclusions I lack self control! Not that big of a surprise, still, I can say that I am fairly ashamed from my behaviour. As it turned out...

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I’m Not a Cleaning Expert!
Nov20

I’m Not a Cleaning Expert!

Hello, My name is Samantha, or you can call me Sam, and I am here to tell you that I am not a cleaning expert! On the contrary, I can’t hate cleaning, but even more I despise living in a messy home with dust bunnies rolling around. Therefore, I started this blog where I will keep you posted on my latest, craziest home experiments on how to keep your home clean and organised with as little efforts as possible. Why is my blog called “Best Home Ideas”? It is rather simple, actually. I believe that through being lazy and looking for the smartest ways to keep clean at your home, I will be able to provide you invaluable tips and ideas… or at least I will keep you entertained while I struggle with Mission Impossible! Any way, I believe it is worth giving me a shot, or even participating with your very own stories. I would be glad to see if my advices can make a difference. Oh, and just to let you know, I am an interior designer, and I will make your visit to my personal blog worth your while with some great home décor ideas… just from time to time…...

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