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How to clean your wooden furniture

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Wooden furniture is easy and affordable to maintain. I love have wooden furniture in our home as they are so child friendly. When you have a growing family, the first thing you need to do is to make sure your house is child friendly and it is a lot easier to do when you have wooden furniture, unlike when your home is filled with glass furniture.

I recently came across Sheesham Furniture range and it is an excellent example of a beautiful wood furniture range. The lovely collection is made from highest quality Indian Sheesham and it is filled with a variety of great looking furniture, from bookcases to coffee tables. There is a piece of furniture for everyone in the range.

 

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If you have wooden furniture and you are wondering how best to clean your wooden furniture, here are some cleaning tips you may find very handy.

 

Start with a damp microfiber cloth

Microfibre cloth is so useful. I always make sure I have some of them in my kitchen cupboard for when I need to clean. Always start cleaning your wooden furniture by wiping with a damp microfibre cloth to get rid of dust and dirt. The cloth should just feel damp and not wet so you don’t damage your furniture. Once you wipe with a damp microfibre cloth, you need to quickly wipe the furniture again with a dry cloth to remove any wetness.

 

Use dish washing liquid

Dish washing liquid can be used in other ways in the home apart from washing dishes. I always add them to my cleaning cloth when I need to quickly clean a messy part in our house and it works great. To get rid of dirt and grime, add a few drops of dish washing soap with some water. That usually gets rid of any gummy or sticky residue. Once the area is clean, wipe again with a dry cloth to get rid of any wetness.

 

Avoid polish sprays on wooden furniture

Polish sprays smell great and may clean very well but they are not best when it comes to cleaning wooden furniture because they usually leave a residue. However, you can apply a good wood furniture polish sparingly to add some shine. Polishing your wood a few times a year is ideal. Always ensure you do your cleaning in a well ventilated room, especially when you are using cleaners or sprays.

 

Are you a fan of wooden furniture? What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Which essential oils are good for sleep?

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Nobody wants to stay up late tossing from one side of the bed to the other. Lack of sleep can be a torture and it can affect your level of concentration, mood as well as your energy levels. To be able to perform various tasks you require ample and sufficient sleep. Instead of taking sleeping pills, essential oils are a great alternative if you have a problem sleeping. The scent of most essential oils is used in aromatherapy to help with body and mind practices.

 

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You also need to know which ones to use and how to effectively use them. The equipment used is a diffuser and there is a wide selection of essential oil diffusers. Choose the best essential oil diffusers on https://cozyhousetoday.com/best-essential-oil-diffuser-large-space/. Whether you’ll want to use the essential oils as a daily and nightly routine, it’s up to you. Below is a list of the essentials that are good for sleep to avoid you being overwhelmed with what’s in the market.

Vanilla

Vanilla is known for its sweet scent and though some people use it for culinary purposes, it can also be used for relaxation and stress relief. The sedative effects of vanilla can reduce restlessness, promote hyperactivity and also lower blood pressure. It’s also quite effective for those suffering from depression since it helps relax the body, mind, and soul and has a soothing effect.

Lavender

When it comes to essential oils used to improve sleep and boost relaxation, lavender is one of the most commonly used. Its soothing scent allows you to relax enabling you to sleep better. It’s also used to relieve anxiety, depression, reduce as well as pain.

Valerian

The oil of the valerian plant can be used as an ingredient in herbal teas to aid with sleep. Its roots can also be used as a sleep supplement.

Sandalwood

The woody sandalwood scent comes with a lot of benefits, especially if you have problems sleeping. Sandalwood which has an earthy scent is used for relaxation purposes. Those suffering from anxiety can also use it for anxiety relief after studies conducted showed that it relieves anxiety symptoms. Its sedative effects increase your levels of non-REM sleep allowing you to sleep comfortably. But due to these effects, some people might react differently since people react differently. Some experience wakefulness and attentive relaxation instead. If you experience wakefulness, don’t use sandalwood at night.

Jasmine

Jasmines’ floral scent aids in promoting sleep. If you experience restless sleeping or require daytime alertness its oil can be quite beneficial for you. It also helps to lower anxiety.

Try out different essential oils to determine which scents work best to boost your sleep and relaxation. From enhancing your mood, helping you sleep soundly to relieving migraines, essential oils are great for the body and mind relaxation. Reduce insomnia and drift off to sleep like a baby without having to wake up tired and exhausted.

One more thing to point out is that essential oils are good and safe to use, but it’s always best to consult your doctor, especially if you have severe insomnia. They will help by recommending the best essential oils and any lifestyle changes that you might need to make to get a good night’s sleep.

Blogging tip – Why you should run giveaways

I have been running giveaways on Fashion and Style Police for years and I love doing them. It is a blogging tip I picked up in the early days and I am glad I did. Running giveaways is my way of giving back to my readers. It feels great to give back to people who read my blog on a daily basis. It also allows me obey the law of giving. The prizes I offer vary from cheap to average prices, and sometimes luxury items. It all depends on whether I am working with a brand or funding the giveaway by myself.

 

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I know some bloggers are against running giveaways. They believe it doesn’t do your blog any favours and all that. I disagree. Here are a few reasons why you should run blog giveaways if you are not doing so already –

 

It introduces you to new readers/subscribers

Giveaways introduce your blog to new readers who may end up subscribing for real and reading every blog post. I have met and come to know many readers online thanks to running a giveaway. If you feel like your blog needs to be read by more people and you want some new subscribers, try hosting a giveaway. The results may surprise you.

 

Running giveaways allows me obey The Law of Giving

If you know me well enough, you would know I am a very spiritual person. I believe in certain Laws of Success, and The Law of Giving is one of them. For those who are not familiar with this law, here’s a brief description of what it is all about –

The act of giving has to be joyful. The frame of mind has to be one in which you feel joy in the very act of giving. Each time I meet someone I will silently wish them laughter, joy and happiness. I will give something to everyone I come in contact with. Be it a card, flower, gift, compliment or silent prayer. 

 

The Law of Giving for me encourages me to run more and more giveaways, regardless of the price tag. As long as I am giving away joyfully, I fulfil that law in a way and it works wonders for me.

 

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More traffic on the blog

Running giveaways brings a good number of traffic to my blog, which is amazing of course. If done properly, giveaways can take your blog views to dizzying heights. Just another reason to host them if you are not doing so already.

 

I could go on and on about the amazing benefits of running giveaways. The benefits are too numerous to mention. I am glad I started this in the early days and I plan to carry on hosting giveaways on this blog. The benefits are just so amazing not to, and if you run the giveaways properly, using the right prizes for your blog, you could take your little corner on the big wide web to a whole new level.

Speaking of giveaways, do make sure you enter my current giveaway to win an Apple Watch Band by JORD.

Also, I have been nominated in the 2019 Brilliance in Blogging Awards by Britmums. I am in the Lifestyle Category and I would love to win. You can vote for me here. Thanking you!

 

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