Grow Where You Are Planted: Maximising Your Current Living Situation

Grow Where You Are Planted: Maximising Your Current Living Situation

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Sometimes it can be so easy to think about how different our life would be if we just moved to somewhere else. We imagine the beautiful home and garden that we would have, and perhaps the different views we would look out in. But it is not always possible to up sticks and move. That means we have to make the best of the living situation we are right now. Happily, there are some easy ways you can do this, read on to find out more.


One of the simplest ways we can maximise the living space that we are in is to get a little organised. Being disorganised and messy can severely affect our quality of life. Not only does your home look like a bomb has gone off! But you can never find anything when you need it either.

Dealing with organisation can seem like a mammoth task if you try to hit it all in one go. That it why, it is much better to split it into small management jobs. Firstly take a 10-minute sweep of each room, and get rid of anything that you no longer need. Then, after a break, take another 10-minute sweep and remove items that should be stored, somewhere else.

Once you have done this, you will be able to see what the basic room looks like, without all the clutter that doesn’t need to be there. Then you can choose to install added storage space so you can pout away many of the items,  creating more space and a less cluttered feel.

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Another way of becoming happier with the home that we are in is to take some time and focus on our garden. Our gardens are so much more than a scrap of dirt outside the back of our house. They can be another room in which to relax and spend time with the family. But for that purpose, they need to be both pleasing and safe.

Safety is a huge issue when it comes to garden care because there’s so much that can challenge the wellbeing of your loved one and pets. For example, poisonous plants need to be identified and removed, if you have pets or young children that spend time in the garden.

In the same way, any structural problem or issues with contaminated soil need sorting too. So you have the peace of mind that everyone will be safe when spending time on your property outdoors. If this is something that you are concerned about reading more about contaminated soil remediation methods, by clicking the link.


Another way that we can ‘grow where we are planted’ and maximise the living situation that we are in right now is to look at the light situation in our home. Are you struggling with dark, dingy rooms? Then it is no wonder that you are just about ready to up sticks and move!

Light or the lack of it has a definite effect on our mood. Too little can make us sleepy or even make us feel down.

So to remedy a dingy room, try resetting the paint with a lighter colour. Remove heavy dark window coverings and replace with blinds or voils that let some of the light through while, maintaining your privacy.

Electric lighting can help as well. Install lamps in darks cones and get higher wattage bulbs to create a day time effect not matter what the time.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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