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3 Ways to Make Your Eid Al Ahda Clean-up Quick, Simple & Easy

The season of Eid Al Ahda has come and gone. We wish you had a blessed and happy Eid with your family and friends.

The Eid holidays are usually a time of gathering of family, friends and loved ones. With the long holidays, it is perfect for inviting your family, relatives and friends to come into your home and share your blessings with them.

We have previously shared some easy tips on how to decorate your home for Eid Al Ahda 2018.

Now, we’re sharing with you some tips on how you can quickly clean up post-Eid!

1) Identify what needs to be done and make your clean-up plan based on that.

Having a plan allows you to do your clean-up faster and more efficiently. Avoid just taking on tasks that you see first because this might end up being counterproductive for you.

Also, having a step-by-step plan allows you to measure how much time you will need so you can plan your other tasks and know your schedule for the day or week.

2) Get your family to help to make it faster and easier.

Holidays usually mean people get time off work (and students off school). So better put all that free time into something productive. Try and get your spouse and children to help you with cleaning up and organizing your home.

You can give your little ones small tasks that are simple and easy to complete, so that they can help you in their own little way. Although these are small chores, they can actually help you get the bigger things done quickly.

Working all together can also be a great bonding activity for you and your family. And it instils a sense of unity and responsibility in your young ones.

3) Organize and store the décor you used so you can bring them out again next time.

Remember when you were having so much fun doing your own décor? You were so pleased with the result that you just wanted to keep all your DIY crafts! Well, you actually can!

Do not throw them away just yet. You can still use or repurpose them for other events and special occasions. If your home is lacking in extra storage space, you can always store with us. We have a variety of storage spaces in different sizes to suit different personal and family needs.

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5 Easy Ways to Beautify Your Home for Eid Al Adha 2018

The Eid holidays are almost upon us once again!

And if you’re welcoming family and friends into your home, we’ve got creative home décor ideas that you can do without breaking a sweat.

1) Showcase handcrafted décor and details – Whether you’re into DIY or not, adding small details that you’ve made with your very own hands adds something extra special to your home décor.

Hand-painted pillows and frames, folded paper flowers, or hanging wall and ceiling lanterns are just a few that you can try!

2) Say your greetings in an artistic way – Greet your guests with a creative “Eid Mubarak.” Cut out letters and hang them up. Design and make your own greeting cards. Spell Eid Mubarak with fairy LED lights.

There are limitless ways to say Eid Mubarak artistically – all you have to do is let your creative juices flow!

3) Add traditional decorative items – Eid holiday celebrations are also an appreciation of Islamic culture. Sprinkle some star and moon accents to your living room and dining room, or foyer and hallway, for a cultural and festive atmosphere.

Traditional carpets, colourful and patterned plates, and silk handstitched pillows are other beautiful interior elements you can add to your home.

4) Play with lights to set the mood – The lighting in your home can help enhance the mood and ambiance of your place. Brighten up conversations in the room by adding Moroccan lamps in your living area. For a contemporary touch, some creative string lights or light balls can do the trick.

5) Make your dinner table the highlight of the event – Take special care with your dining table arrangement. Whatever you’re serving to your guests, they will enjoy it even better with a well-thought table arrangement. From adding vibrant silk table runners, to traditional tea pots and table lamps, you can transform a simple Eid dinner to an unforgettable affair.

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4 Smart Furniture for Saving Huge Space at Home

The era of big bulky furniture has long come and gone. Even with the luxury of space, most people now prefer sleek and seamlessly designed furniture that does not occupy too much space.

If you’re on the hunt for such furniture, or if you would like to build your own, here are some great examples of smartly designed furniture that will help you save lots of space at home.

1 – Beds with built-in storage

Imagine all the floor space that your bed occupies in your room – and how many items you can still fit in that area! And you don’t have to just chuck in your things under your bed anymore. Beds with built-in storage space are designed to provide proper organisation for your stuff, so they’re not placed haphazardly.

From spare comforters, blankets and pillows, to seasonal clothes like bulky coats and thermal jackets, your bed can now hold them all – smartly!

2 – Stairs with shelves or storage space underneath

Have you ever seen Harry Potter’s room under the stairs of the Dursley’s family home? Well, that’s a good example of utilising space under your stairs, although you shouldn’t really put a kid to live in there. You can transform the space under your stairs into a coatroom, hidden shoe rack, or storage space for cleaning items such as vacuum, duster, mop, etc.

Some creative inspirations even take it further – by transforming the steps of the stairs into pull-out drawers!

3 – Pull out pantry cabinet

Pull out pantry cabinets are one of the brightest storage ideas in the modern world. They don’t use up a large amount of space, but they offer A LOT of storage space for all your pantry items. Most of these are designed to be inconspicuous, so if you’re concerned about the aesthetics of your kitchen, this is perfect for you.

You can use it as your spice rack and storage for dry food items such as oats, cereals, cookies, wine, tea, peanut butter, chia seeds, honey, condiments and more!

4 – Multi-purpose furniture

Beds that transform into sofas. Bunk beds that have built-in study tables for kids. Coffee tables that double as office desks at home. Sofas that turn into dining tables. The list goes on!

Not only are these ingenious, but they also allow you to save space and money in the long run. Because you no longer need to buy two to three furniture pieces to serve different purposes. Now, you can opt for a single piece of furniture that serves various purposes!