Let’s face it, the last thing you want do in the morning is make your bed. In fact, there are a number of excuses we tell ourselves: It’s just going to get messy again. It’s difficult to do if you have a loft-style or bunk bed. It’s ultimately inconsequential. You could get into bed faster at night if you didn’t. The list goes on…
But since we’re all striving for a cleaner, more organized and balanced life, we’ve culled together six reasons why making your bed is worth the extra effort.
Time. Although it may seem like you’re losing precious minutes, you could actually save more time if you get up and make your bed immediately. You’ll save time used constantly pushing the snooze button since you won’t want to go back to sleep and ruin perfectly straight sheets. The hardest part, though, is actually getting out of bed. And, seriously, it takes less than five minutes to do. Read more…
Cookies and milk are an American staple. So why has no one ever thought of this before? This mug makes serving up your favorite treat a one handed feat! Now you can have a free hand to command the remote, text your man, or play words with friends. Why stop at milk? Go wild and enjoy some tea and biscuits or coffee and biscotti. Hell, why not wine and cheese? The possibilities for drinks and their snack accompaniments are endless! [$22, Etsy]
My mother always taught me that it’s good manners to put a coaster under your drink so as not to destroy furniture. So, yes, I grew up to be a coaster freak. I have them in all shapes in sizes, in every room, whether they are necessary or not. Nobody wants to risk getting a coffee ring on their favorite table. Feel confident setting down hot or cold drinks on this loaf of toast coasters. The best thing since sliced bread — not only will they protect your furniture, but they will also never get stale.
I just recently discovered the joys of tea, and oh how I love sipping English Breakfast in the morning and a soothing vanilla blend at night. What I don’t love? Taking out the soggy tea bag and leaving drips everywhere. That’s why I’m so excited about this ingenious — and cute! — tea dam cup, which has a separate little section for the tea bag. It also allows you to refill your cup to get multiple uses out of bags of strong tea. So long, wet counters and tea-stained clothes! [$10.25, Whole Latte Love]
Re-decorating should be just as fun, cheap, and easy as changing up your nail polish. Well guess what — it can be. Try these five quick and cost-effective color-friendly tips to give your home some new life.
Inspired by legendary scientist Marie Curie, designer Pani Jurek created this chandelier out of test tubes and plywood. It’s clever, yes, but it’s also surprisingly beautiful. On its own it resembles a classic crystal chandelier, but the tubes can be filled with colored liquids or even fresh-cut flowers to create totally different looks. So smart. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to secure a copyright for my Bunsen burner candelabra. [Via Design Milk]
January is New Year, New You month here at The Frisky, and one of our resolutions was to take some teeny tiny steps to be more fabulous. Next up? Let’s give our living spaces the fabulous treatment too. Here are 50 easy, affordable ways to make your living space better reflect your fabulous self…
Growing up, my family never had candles because my parents generally understood that my brothers and I would use any open flames in the house to set our youngest brother on fire. Also my dad hated any smell that wasn’t whale bones or microwaved hominy. Recently I’ve decided that hey, I’m an adult, I have a cute house, I like pretty smells — maybe it’s time to give the whole candle thing a try. So I consulted my candle-loving friends, I rearranged my shelves, I spent a small fortune, and guess what? I have three candles burning right now, as I write this. I think I’ve officially become a candle person. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way … Keep reading »