Add a Little Luxury to Your Spring Cleaning With These 3 Products

With spring almost here, it is time to start planning for spring cleaning. Each year, spring is the time when people start doing a more thorough cleaning of their home. From organizing the messy garage to packing up winter clothing and from scrubbing down the kitchen and bathrooms to tending that overgrown yard, get prepared for spring cleaning this year with a little help from these products.

Motion Sensor Trash Can

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As you begin your cleaning, the odds are you are going to have a lot of garbage to throw out. Make disposing of that clutter easier now with the Motion Sensor Trash Can. This stainless steel trash container will bring a modern touch to your living space while also acting as a great means of throwing out waste. With its motion sensor technology, you can go hands-free so there’s no more need to get your hands dirty as you open and shut the lid because it is completely automatic. Now that’s a handy means of cleaning this year.

Stainless Steel Spray Bottle

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Why water plants with just a typical watering can or spray bottle when you can have the GREENS Mister. This bottle has a sleek look and feel due to its stainless steel materials, adding that extra boost of luxury to your home. Perfect for giving your plants that shower they need, try out this spray bottle this year when you are hydrating your flowers.

Joey Pump & Scrubby Combo

Forget that plastic, store-bought bottle of dish or hand soap that is just messing up your kitchen or bathroom counters and go for something a little more stylish this year. The Joey Pump & Scrubby Combo is a ceramic and stainless steel soap bottle that comes with a scrubby holder and included scrubby. Use the scrubby to scrape away grime from those dirty dishes, and keep your hands nice and clean with the pump bottle after a long day of cleaning.

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Modern Office and Desk Accessories

When it comes to business, you always want to make a good impression. You need to come across as professional and responsible in the corporate world. Get a little help along the way as you climb that ladder to success with these five high-end items that will let people know that you definitely mean business.

Sleek Business Card Box
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What businessperson doesn’t have business cards? If you truly mean business, then you’ll need business cards for anytime you meet prospective clients, business partners, or networking opportunities. But when you are in the office, you’ll want the perfect holder for all those professional cards and that holder is the Sleek Business Card Box. This stainless steel beauty has a transparent acrylic top that can easily be lifted so you can access all your cards for that next important meeting.

Bigfoot Tape Dispenser

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Rather than having a plain, old, boring tape dispenser that exists in every office, give your workspace that modern feel and sophisticated look with the Bigfoot Tape Dispenser. Stainless steel with die-cast aluminum, this little guy is sleek and fashionable, and brings a whole new level to the traditional tape dispensers. With suction cup rubber feet, it will also remain firmly in place so you will always have your tape at-the-ready.

Akto Stapler

Whether you are the boss or just another employee, the odds are you will need to staple those important documents, contracts, and files. How about a stainless steel upgrade in the form of the Akto Stapler? This metal office accessory is stylish and strong and will take on the toughest of stapling jobs, making your work easier, and your workspace sleeker.

Modern Office Desk Supplies

Check out our entire collection of modern desk accessories by Blomus

Blomus Pako Waste-Paper Basket

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Well, you have to have somewhere to throw out all those rejected ideas and failed attempts at brainstorming. Instead of a regular garbage pail, make your office into the modern marvel it should be with the Elan Blomus Pako Waste-Paper Basket. You’ll love the look and overall design of this stainless steel basket that has a streamlined appearance due to its perforated cylindrical body that will complement any office space nicely.

Muro Notepaper Memo Roll Holder

You’ll need that perfect pad to right all those wonderful ideas on. The Muro Notepaper Memo Roll Holder gives you the elegance and contemporary look your desk needs at work. With its stainless steel design that just screams sophistication, simply jot down that reminder note, meeting time, or to-do list for the day, and rip it off when you are done. The roller will keep providing you with more space for keeping track of all those important tasks.

August Birthstone Inspiration: Peridot in Your Home

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Peridot is the official birthstone for August and comes from deep inside the Earth, usually brought out by volcanoes. The gemstone is known for its healing properties and acts as an auspicious stone for power and influence.

The color green is often used to decorate the interior of a home because of its varying qualities, including references to nature and a calming feel. It also acts as an excellent pairing to other colors, bringing contrast and balance to any room.

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Bathroom

A little green in the bathroom can make a huge difference in turning it into a relaxing place. Green is great as an accent color through necessity items such as towels, a Toilet Brush with Trash Can, or a soap pump like this Penguin Soap Pump.

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Bedroom

Whether you are looking for a contemporary feel or a more earthy tone, the color you pair green with as well as the shade of the green will be key to getting the feel you want. For a fresh and clean look, try pairing a light green with greys. For a darker, woodlands feel, add in some browns with a more forest green.

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Dining Room

The dining room is a space where people gather and interact on a daily basis. Citrus greens like lime and melon are excellent as they are bright and cheery, setting the mood for the meal.

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Garden

Since the garden or yard is often naturally green, it works well to try and bring some of the views to focus in on the garden. You can also try and bring the garden into your home through indoor plants in these gorgeous Vase of Seven Days. Green and blue is often used in the house because our minds automatically respond to them as colors of the earth, and it is a great way to bring nature into your home.

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Kitchen

The kitchen is the perfect place where nature meets home. Sea-green cabinets can help make a kitchen feel more open and add an extra energy to the room. Try growing your own herbs in this Herb Pot Duo or vegetables for cooking to bring in some life to the kitchen. Serve yourself some wine while cooking or entertaining guests with these special blue and green Wine Glasses. They are hand blown yet are stronger than the regular wine glass since they are designed with a thicker stem.

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Living Room

If you are not keen to paint the walls green or invest in green furniture or decorations, an excellent way to rotate the colors is to add some green into your lighting. The Tono LED Mood Light is just one of many options. It will switch from a variety of shades of colors, from red to blue to green. This is a good way to bring green into the living room when you feel like it but be able to turn it off when you have had enough for the day.

What do you think? What shades of green do you already have in your home? Would you add some more? Let us know in the comments below!

Classic Meets Modern With This Postino Mailbox

What type of mailbox do you have at home? Certainly there is a way for mail to be delivered to you. Therefore, you are a participant in an American activity that is almost one hundred years old!

Truth is, as early as the 1880s the postal service was already encouraging people to attach mailboxes to their homes. In 1890 a postal commission reviewed nearly 600 mailbox designs looking for the one that would work best for the secure delivery of correspondence.

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It wasn’t until 1916, however, that owning a mailbox became a must, because the Post Office estimated that mail carriers were losing nearly two hours each day waiting for homeowners to open the door.

The standards that the Post Office looked for in the submitted mailbox designs included:

  • Carriers should be able to deposit mail in them easily.
  • Boxes should be affordable and be able to stand bad weather.
  • Boxes should be “ornamental enough to please the householder.”
  • Boxes should be large enough to receive papers and envelopes.

Well, almost a hundred years later, Umbra has a mailbox that we believe fulfills every one of those requirements. Designed by Matt Carr, the Postino Mailbox is made of durable stainless steel that keeps mail safe in any type of weather, it is large enough to hold lots of paper, it has a hinged lid that can be easily opened by the mail carrier, and, last but not least, it’s beautiful whether in its stainless steel or its black powder finish.

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Looks like by owning a mailbox we are being part of tradition! And if that is the case, may as well do it in style!