GREEN CLEAN YOUR HOME…

The night’s are drawing in and we all just want to get cosy but the Covid-19 pandemic is still around us all so we need to keep our homes and clothes clean. At the same time we have all become even more aware over the last six months that we need to look after our planet and go green as much as possible.

Green Clean Your Home by Manfred Neuhold is a book on how we can clean everything without putting harmful chemicals down the drains, or breathe them indoors. It has 160 simple, natural-friendly recipes that work from stain removal to anti-mist window cleaners. You can even save money at the same time, and enjoy the creative satisfaction of making your own simple cleaning agents.

The chances are you will have most of these products already in your kitchen it’s just a case of mixing them. There are great pictures and recipes for everything including anti-flea carpet powder, fabric conditioner, scouring cream, toilet cleaner, floor polish, microwave cleaner, wine stain remover, lingeried handwash liquid, dishwasher powder ‘YES’ dishwasher powder, and lots lots more.

Not only does Austrian author Manfred Neuhold tell you what works, he explains in plain English WHY it works. Which means you can clean better. The recipes are easy to make and cleaned all surfaces around my home.

This book is bursting with ideas that will most definitely help towards saving this planet. We have become too used to buying our cleaning products ready made in small plastic bottles which we throw away when empty. Personally, if you do really want to help the planet then I would invest in some glass bottles with sprays and sticky labels so you can write on them clearly what is inside the bottle especially if you have some little ones around.

Green Clean Your Home by Manfred Neuhold is £12.73 and is available from Amazon and other good book stores.

3 GREAT PODCASTS FOR HYGGEE LOVERS…

With us all spending lots more time at home it gives us more time to listen to podcasts and there are an abundance of them out there.

This is my list of my top three to listen to this month.

1. Player FM has some great Hygge inspired Podcasts but I loved this one called The HYGGE Phenomenon Living Simply Luxuriously which is the 5th most downloaded episode of all time on Player FM.

The simple sophisticate is someone who prefers quality over quantity, sensible living over mindless consumption, personal style instead of trendy fashions, has an insatiable curiosity for life’s endless questions and a desire to live a truly fulfilling life rather than being led around by the nose. Inspired by her lifestyle blog The Simply Luxurious Life, Shannon Ables (the original Simple Sophisticate) shares with listeners tips on how to live a refined life on an everyday income. From achieving your goals, preparing a memorable meal, creating a capsule wardrobe, traveling the world (Francophiles tune in as Paris is a favorite destination), and living life to the fullest without breaking the bank, living well is really quite simple. You can download the free Player FM’s app which you can get from the App Store or Google Play.

2. Player FM has another great Podcast – HYGGE in the Early Years. A weekly Podcast embracing HYGGE to improve on self-care and happiness for Early Childhood and Education by Audioboom. Podcast Number 14, Nature and Lockdown is an episode where Kimberly shares some ways we can embrace nature during the lockdown.
www.hyggeintheearlyyears.co.uk available on Player FM’s app or Google Play like above.

3. My third choice is HYGGE Girls Podcast on podtail.com and Episode 27 is about How COVID-19 is Impacting Your Sleep & Ways to Help. Aired each Monday, host Madi Bones discusses how to achieve this sense of purpose and happiness through topics on health, social media, passions and more. It’s available direct from the Podtail website.

TRY TO RELAX HYGGE STYLE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC…

If you haven’t heard all about HYGGE then I would be extremely surprised but basically the word ‘Hygge‘originates from a Norweign word meaning ‘well-being‘. For almost five hundred years, Denmark and Norway were one kingdom, until Denmark lost Norway in 1814. ‘Hygge‘ appeared in written Danish for the first time in the early 1800’s, and the link between hygge and well being or happiness maybe no coincidence. Danes are the happiest people in Europe according to the European Social Survey and found in The Little Book of Hygge, The Danish Way to Live Well‘, by Meik Wiking.

Check out these images to help inspire you to create a HYGGE home.

Some ways to create HYGGE at home…
Candles are an absolute must…
Just because you are working from home, it doesn’t mean you can’t make it cosy…
Relaxation in abundance…
Lots of lovely warm throws…