Items We Adore: LTD’s Product Picks for the Week

The holidays are a busy time between family, parties and preparing for them all. With all the hustle and bustle, it can be hard to sit down and find time for yourself. Even though the holidays are a time for giving and celebrating with others, it is important to remember to treat yourself. Give yourself a little down time you should feel recharged and ready to tackle the day’s tasks. This week we are sharing great products to treat yourself with and give you a reason to take a time out.

6-bin-storageIt’s really easy to buy fabulous items for everyone on your list and forget about yourself. While you are out shopping for your loved ones, don’t forget to pick up a little something for yourself. A fun but functional item that we adore is this 6-Bin Storage Unit. This is a great piece to treat yourself. These six bins help you store your favorite items while keeping you organized. The storage unit is slender so it will fit into small spaces without any trouble. The feet are plastic protected so your floor will stay scratch free. Choose from a zebra print with a black frame, natural with a bronze frame or purple with a white frame. Speaking of treating yourself, we suggest a few items to relax all the holiday stress away.

pink-armorYou spend a lot of time preparing meals and putting up decorations which can wreck your nails. Give your nails some TLC with Pink Armor Nail Gel. This quick fix not only helps to repair your nails but also strengthens and protects them. The protein-rich karatin gel restores your nails to their original beauty and makes them the envy of the holiday party. Take out the time for a manicure and coat your nails with Pink Armor for a high gloss finish to make your manicure look professional and your nails feeling great.

Womens-nightshirtWhen you are thinking about relaxing at home, what is the one thing you want first? Jammies of course! Before you turn on the big game grab a NFL Nightshirt. This comfy shirt can be worn alone when the weather is warm or with leggings to help keep you warm when the weather turns cold. The nightshirt comes in a NFL themed can which then converts into a bank for the loose change you find in the couch while curled up rooting for your team.

Feather-bedThe perfect end to a day is a full night’s sleep. With errands to run and families to keep up with it can be hard. Pamper yourself with an All- Natural Featherbed and you will be sleeping in no time. This featherbed will make you feel as if you are sleeping on a cloud. You will wake up refreshed and ready for the day’s challenges!

It can be easy to get burnt out when the busiest time of the year arrives. Take some time out for yourself and enjoy the holiday season with ease.

Have you bought something from us lately? What is your favorite LTD product of the moment? Let us know in the comments below.

Home Staging Tips and Tricks to Help Sell Your House

Sell-your-homeIs your home currently on the market or will be soon? There are certain home staging tips that will help you to make your residence as attractive to prospective home-buyers as possible. Read the simple tricks listed below and learn what you can do to make your home easier to sell.

1. Remove all clutter

• First and foremost, get rid of clutter. This includes removing excess items in your home that might make rooms look smaller and too busy. Do not leave newspapers or magazines lying around, keep your floors free of toys and other items, and organize closets and drawers.

• You might want to remove pieces of furniture that are not absolutely necessary to have in your rooms. An excess of furniture will make your home appear crowded and also smaller in size.

2. Freshen rooms with paint

A fresh coat of paint on the walls can do a great deal to create a more appealing look. Keep your walls neutral, avoiding bright, vibrant colors that might not be to everyone’s taste.

3. Use flowers to your advantage

You would be surprised how much a bouquet of flowers can brighten up a room. A simple arrangement placed in various locations throughout your home will add a bit of color and make the rooms more inviting and appealing.

4. Turn on lights

When potential home-buyers come to visit and view your home, be certain to turn on the lights. You do not want your rooms to appear dim, dark and dreary. You might also want to increase the wattage of existing light bulbs so that your home will show to advantage.

5. Clean up the bathrooms

• Do not let prospective buyers see your bathrooms in dirty condition. Clean the tiles, floor, shower, tub and sink. You will also need to remember not to leave items on your vanity that will make your bathroom appear cluttered, especially if it is small in size to begin with.

• Your master bath should be attractive to both men and women, with the use of neutral colors on the walls and nothing that will allow the room to appear as though it is geared toward one gender over the other.

6. Refinish dated kitchen cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are dated, you do not need to have the entire room redone. You can refinish your kitchen cabinets and/or replace the doors to give the room an entirely new look. You might also want to put new hardware on the doors, dressing up your kitchen even more.

7. Remember curb appeal

Your house needs to look attractive on the outside to invite prospective buyers inside. Your lawn should be well maintained, and power-washing walkways, driveways and decks certainly will not hurt, either. You can refinish your front door or even replace it completely if it has seen better days.

Simple staging tricks can do their part to make your house attractive and inviting to visitors who may well want to make it their home.

Claire Atkinson writes for www.kanetix.ca, a mortgage comparison website that has more tips for homeowners.

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