How to Keep Your House Clean and Organized

First thing is to always make your bed after you get up, that way your bedroom will always look nice when you come home.

Always wipe down the kitchen sides straight after breakfast, lunch and dinner.  That way you will avoid build up of dirt that will take longer to remove the longer it is left.  Also if you use a dishwasher then you can always empty this as your waiting for the kettle to boil while making a drink.  That way it is always empty ready for the next load.

To avoid piles and piles of papers everywhere, make sure you only keep the things you really need.  Get a file for your bills that you can put away in a cupboard after you have paid them.  Any newspapers and magazines you have read put in the recycling.  Also keep a file if you have any fliers you want to keep eg. your local take away, don´t leave them piled up in a corner.

Be sure to buy TV Stands, computer tables etc with spaces to hide the cables, this is a quick way to keep your rooms looking more organized.

As soon as you arrive home hang up your coat and put away your bag and shoes, that way you will save having to do it later and also stop you from ending up with a pile of clothes laying around and falling over your shoes.

Find boxes that you can store under beds, chairs, tables etc to keep things out of the way and make your home look less cluttered.

If you don´t have a dishwasher then as you are cooking, clean as you finish using something.  You will have more space to continue with cooking and less dishes to wash after eating.

Organize your food so it is easier to get to.  For example keep oil and other things you use for cooking near to the cooker.  Keep fruits etc in the same area and dry foods in the same area.  This will help to get to items easier and remember where things are.

Don´t leave towels lying around on the floors or surfaces, always hang them up to keep your bathroom looking clean.

Keep all your beauty products organized.  Ones that you use often keep in a drawer or cupboard that is easy to get to and ones that you use less often can go further back.  Always put them away when you have finished with them.

Lastly the night before always pick out your outfits.  This way you save time the next morning looking for that perfect outfit and leaving a mess as you try to find it in a hurry.

Do you have any more ideas or things you do to keep your home tidy?

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Tips For Brightening a Dark Living Area.

If you find your living area really dull and not very bright, here are some tips to help brighten in up.

The first really simple and easy change is to paint all your walls white.  You want to keep the floors and walls simple and light.  Stick to white and beige for your floors and walls.

You want to keep the furniture bright as well so if you are at a point where you can redecorate then chose a light colour sofa and storage units.  If you are not wanting to change your furniture then you can always buy a light coloured throw for your sofa to brighten it up.

Try to not put high furniture if you can as that way you can use the empty wall space to bounce light around the room.

If you don´t get much natural light then use halogen lamps as they are a similar effect to having the sunlight inside.  If you can, do not use curtains on the windows, leave it open to let as much light in as possible. If you need a curtain then it is best to use a roller blind as when it is open it does not obstruct any of the window.

Also make sure nothing is blocking the windows, get rid on any clutter on the window sills.  You can also see when the light comes through and check if there are any pieces of furniture, plants or anything else blocking light then relocate these to another part of the room.

Lastly you can put up mirrors to multiply the light around the room.

Do you have any other ideas to create more light to a room?  Let us know in the comments.

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How to Adapt Your House When Two Becomes Three

So as the Kids are going back to school we thought we would do a post on how to adapt your house when expecting a baby.  Perhaps you would like to buy a bigger home but are not sure if it is necessary or not.  What you should be looking at is a good outdoor area, a good space for the day and more storage.

It would be wise to create a good kitchen area to make space for when you will be using a high chair, and also since the kitchen is generally the heart of any home where a lot of time is spent.  Think about connecting the kitchen and dining area to make a bigger space and also you can use this extra space to keep an eye on the little one while you are busy doing other things in the kitchen.  You can also now buy high chairs that will adapt as the child grows.  This way you can keep eating times in the kitchen/dining area at all times to keep the living area clean.

When it comes to the living room you will need as much space as possible as you will most likely have play mats etc on the floor.  If you don´t have much space then try sacrificing some space from an adjoining room.  Get rid of any old furniture that you no longer need and have a good clear out to get rid of any clutter.  Remember children will grab and try and get hold of anything and everything so put any objects you don´t want broken high up.  You want a layout where you can keep your eyes on the little one, keep areas as open as possible. There are also sofas now that come with two covers with the top one being machine washable.  Perfect for when you have a little one and may have some accidents on there.   Avoid tables with glass and buy furniture with rounded edges rather than pointed edges.  If you have any bookcases make sure you screw them to the wall, as the child grows you want to avoid accidents where they may grab onto things and pull themselves to stand up, you don´t want furniture falling on them.  If you have lights that are low down, use led lights as they are cool to the touch.

Remember when choosing a bedroom for your child that they grow quick so it is wise to pick furniture that will be versatile and can be used for several ages.  It needs to be bright and cheerful and you will want it to be close to your own room so its easy to check on them at night and so you can hear them if they need you.  Once again storage is key as children tend to end up with lots of toys especially around Christmas and birthdays.  Look for cots/beds with storage underneath.  Chairs with storage built in and good shelving units.

For flooring try to use softer materials for when the child is playing on the floor and also when the child starts crawling.  Think about using a rug on the area where you think they will spend the most time.

If you have a big garden perhaps you want to section of a part of it just for the children, that way you can keep and eye on them but still give them the freedom of moving around and playing.  Try to use solid chairs rather than folding chairs.  Again keep the area clean and not overgrown so you easily maintain it while you are busy with the little one.  If you have a pool then you should perhaps fence it off to avoid any accidents and also if you have a driveway then put a gate between the drive and the garden.  This way when your child is old enough and starts running they do not run off into the driveway in front of a moving car.

So that is it, just some basics on preparing your house for a new addition.  Remember, your time will be mostly with them so you need to plan your space to be easy to maintain and move around.

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New Merchandise

This is a video on how they customise hats to say your name.  

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Sunny Deals From South Spain Properties

If you are looking for a last minute summer holiday then this beautiful penthouse is still available.  Beachfront 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, jacuzzi, BBQ and much more.  Plus if you like it that much and decide to buy it then you will get your rental money back.  Holiday for free ... WOW.

Inquire about this property now SSP425.

Also look at this property if you want to live in Marbella center.  It is south facing, short walk to shops, restaurants and the beautiful old town. Garden and private pool with 5 bedrooms.

Inquire about this property ref. ssp611

If you are happy to buy off plan (your money goes to the bank not the builder to ensure you do not lose your money if it doesn´t get finished). This is the fastest selling off plan project in Marbella.  Only a couple of units left so act fast.  Communal pool and gardens. Short walk to amenities and modern design.  2 bedrooms from €265,000.

Inquire about this property now.  Ref no. SSP509.

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Rent It, Test It, Buy It

Experience the Marbella lifestyle in this luxury penthouse.  If you rent this luxury penthouse in August and decide you like it that much you want to buy it.  You will have your stay for free!! (Full return of rental fee once purchase has been made). A beachfront South facing luxury duplex Penthouse in Marbella center, with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with the best sea-views of the sea. Features rooftop open solarium which is great large space for entertainment and lounging with Jacuzzi,  an en-suite, dinning deck area, BBQ ,... large terrace, dinning/chilling area by the side of built-in BBQ area, sink and fridge, refurbished recently with a new jacuzzi on rooftop, new deck/entertainment area, new modern en-suite bathroom and painted, Double glazed windows, A/C, fireplace, en-suite bathrooms, marble floors, 3 entrances to the penthouse. communal pool. 2 Underground car park. € 5000 p/w in August, Price for sale €2,500,000. SSP425

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Great home in great location in the center of Marbella short walk to the beach and old town of Marbella filled with all the best shops and restaurants.   5 bedrooms, south facing, garden and private pool, large basement,  master en-suit €690,000 SSP611:

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Best price off-plan Project in Marbella.  Modern design, in a great location in Marbella with amazing sea views. 2, 3, 4 bedrooms from € 190,000 SSP604:

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Fastest selling off-plan project in Marbella. Features Modern design, short walk to amenities, communal pool and gardens. last few units only left now 2 bedrooms from €265,000.SSP509:

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2 Incredible offers, Exclusive gated Urbanization with panoramic sea views, great range of facilities, infinity pool, indoor heated pool, gym, spa, jacuzzi, and massage room. first offer , watch the video, 3 bedrooms penthouse, 138m2 built, 181 m2 terrace, €428,000 second offer, watch the video, 2 bedrooms penthouse 95m2 built, 95m2 terrace, fully furnished, €328,000 . SSP211:

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Latest Property Offers in Marbella

Fantastic opportunity to buy off-plan.  Detached Villa in Benahavis with private gardens and pool. 10 min drive from Puerto Banus, and a 2 minute drive to supermarkets and beaches. Superb price for a fully detached villa as in some areas a penthouse will cost higher. 
Current Status: Fully Licensed with Construction Underway
SSP513 €745,000.

Luxury off-plan Villa for sale, with great sea views and sliding fully open frontal windows, integrating terrace to the living area.  Close to golf and amenities in Marbella, a short drive to the best golf courses, best restaurants in Puerto Banus, Marbella, best international schools, and night life zone. SSP545 €1,100,000.

Modern Luxury villa, with panoramic sea views, infinity heated pool and large terraces, in one of the most exclusive areas of Marbella.SSP441 €2,500,000

Modern off-plan apartment in a great location in Marbella with amazing sea views.SSP604  €190,000

Luxury brand new apartment right on the beachfront with direct private access to the beach & panoramic sea views. SSP535 , €370,000

Amazing penthouse with 100 m2 of sunny, south facing terrace with breath-taking sea views. SSP211 , €328,000.

Luxxxury sea front penthouse with private pool. SSP277. €2,150,000

A beachfront South facing luxury duplex Penthouse in Marbella center, with 5 bedrooms SSP425 ,€2,500,000 For more information on these properties contact us now.

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Mini Offer Extended

Our offer of a free mini with your property has been extended to the end of July 2017, there is only 18 out of 50 left though so act quick to snag one up.  For all details on the properties this offer is available click here.

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Golden Mile Luxury Villa Project

If you can see yourself living in one of the most sought after places in Marbella then look no more.

Imagine a leisurely stroll down the sea front then stopping off for a drink at the delightful Cappuccino.  Then when you feel like it go back to your own beautiful villa where you can look out onto the ocean.

This luxury villa project is 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 600m2 build, plot 1100. €2,600,000 with great sea views.

If you want more information on this property please contact us quoting ref: SSP608

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Beautiful Beach Front Property For Sale

If you have dreamed of living on the beach front then now might be your opportunity.

Fully renovated to top spec.  Walk outside straight onto paseo with walking distance to shops and restaurants.  Amazing sea views, this property is all about convenience, you can go out for a nice glass of wine with family and friends without worrying about driving or the cost of a taxi, just have a leisurely walk home.  Contact for all the details.

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