odour

Imagine coming home with a guest one hot Sunday afternoon, only to realise that your sitting room has a funny odour? I’m sure you would be quite embarrassed as you seek a can of air-freshener and can’t find any. Don’t sweat it, we bring you a few tips on how to use natural items around the house to deodorise and leave your home smelling nice.

  1. Lemon and cinnamon: Lemon and cinnamon make a good combination for driving foul smells from the house. Cut up the lemon into small bits and put in a pot of water. Add the cinnamon, leave the pot uncovered and let it simmer on very low heat. The heat releases sweet scent all around the house.
  2. Baking soda: Your number one cleaning agent can also double up as a deodorising agent, soaking up foul smells. Put some baking soda in bowls and place them around corners of the house. Wiping tabletops with baking soda also helps to eliminate odour.
  3. Oats: Not only is a bowl of oats quite nutritious, it can also take away foul smell from around the house. Just like the baking soda, leave a bowl of oats around the house to deodorise it.
  4. Coffee: Good old coffee keeps you awake and neutralises bad smell. And for those who love the smell of coffee, it’s got a sweet smell.
  5. Fabric softener: Fabric softeners can also serve as air-fresheners. Simply put a cap of the fabric softener in a pot of water and allow to simmer just like you did with the lemon and cinnamon. Enjoy the sweet smell that fills the house.
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The beauty of having a child or children. Your home will need to go through some changes. This is so you would be adequately prepared for the arrival of your bundle of joy. Aside from the basic items like diapers, baby clothes, baby cot, there are some other things we would like for you to consider. These tips are just to make things more comfortable for you and your baby.

  1. Space: Where would your baby sleep? In a space in your room or a separate room? Whichever you choose, you need to make the baby’s space ready to receive your baby. If the baby is going to be sleeping in a portion of your room you need a crib that also doubles up as a storage space. It’s a great way to make use of the space you have at the same time not making the room seem crowded. If it’s a separate room, let your decor and design-self take over and have fun setting up the room with everything your child is going to need.
  2. Food: Yes, in the beginning, you would be breastfeeding but there would be moments when you need to give your breasts a break. So, invest in some feeding bottles and a breast pump. You need to make space in your kitchen, where you can store all your baby’s food.
  3. Baby Proof: Your baby is going to be one curious child. He/she would want to put everything it lays its eyes on into its mouth. That is something you don’t want unless you want to take a trip to the emergency room. Hide all small items and install safety padding on the edges of your low tables. Most importantly, cover all switches. If you live in a story building it’s best to invest in a stairs gate/guard

 

Written by  Nancy Ewurum. She is a young and ambitious lady with a passion for creative writing and social entrepreneurship through software development. Currently enrolled in the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Accra, she writes in her spare time. You can connect with her on twitter.

 

Vista del Mare

Waylead Company Ghana, a real estate development company introduces luxury living homes known as  Vista del Mare which loosely translates to house along the seaside. This name befits this development as it’s just 5 minutes from the Labadi beach.

This property is on the market for $500,000 but there is currently a 10% discount promo running. Vista del Mare is a gated community of homes located at Burma Hills with access to a clubhouse, an outdoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness center, a grand cafe and a beautiful rooftop terrace.

The property is a 3,500 sq ft one story townhouse on a 5,000 sq ft land complete with 4 ensuite bedrooms expandable to 5 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, dining area, private garden, kitchen, balcony, laundry room, boys’ quarters and a garage. The kitchen counters are heat resistant and anti-scratch. The master bedroom has his and her sinks.

View pictures of the Vista del Mare by Waylead on  Jumia House.

Shandonia Properties

Buying land in Ghana means you have to jump over many hurdles. Jumping over people who are selling land that’s not theirs to land that has a dispute on it. What if we told you there is a company right here in Ghana who is selling land that has no dispute or litigation?

Introducing Shandonia Properties an integral part of China Shandong International Economic and Technical Cooperation a subsidiary of Shandong High-Speed Group (SDHS). SDHS developed the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world. Shandonia properties, the project name, and China Shandong International Ghana Ltd as the company’s name began operation in 2011. They since have diverse investments in the real estate industry. As a registered member of Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), it seeks to pursue long-term developments in Ghana.

Shandonia properties focus on providing premium and luxury properties to local Ghanaians and Ghanaians Diaspora including expatriates living in Ghana. Currently, Shandonia properties have 137 serviced plots available for sale at the Shandonia Garden.  

Shandonia Garden is a gated community located behind East Legon on the Accra-Tema motorway just 15 mins drive from Accra mall. The neighborhood is zoned to be a first class residential area in Tema metropolis. Their proximity to demand drivers such as Tema City Center, Junction mall, Accra mall, Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Accra’s Central Business District (CBD) has made the community convenient to live and work.

Shandonia Garden is the place where your dreams come home and you put to rest all your land acquisition problems.

Their premium serviced plots covers 100 acres of land and has the following top class proposed facilities tennis court, swimming pool, gym convenience shop, mini golf, and children playground within the community. Once you buy a plot, you can use your own architect but note that for the sake of uniformity and conformity it would be subject to modification, advice, and approval where necessary. Shandonia Garden’s slogan is “Opening doors to the future”.

What are you waiting for? Give them a call now and begin negotiations to acquire land for both residential and commercial use. Send them an email: csimdpt@gmail.com or call them on 0302765436/0302732529.

declutter

We all come to that point when we know we have more than our closet can contain. The signs include:

  1. The closet is full of clothes you no longer wear
  2. You have trouble finding your favorite clothes or
  3. Your clothes are always wrinkled from being shoved to the back of the closet.

The process of decluttering can be a tough one, and if you are like me, just thinking about it can make you tired. However, what needs to be done has to be done. More so, you can have a system where you get to declutter daily and not have your clothes pile up.

Here are a few tips to declutter:

Choose a convenient time and get some bags ready. All you need is about an hour and a half; less or more depending on how quick it takes you to decide what clothes to keep.

  1. Take out everything from the closet. Doing this section by section will be easier, though it takes more time.
  2. Sort the clothes into those you will keep, those you will give/throw away and the ‘undecided’. For the ones you are not sure what to do with, you can keep them in a bag for a couple of months after which hopefully, you can decide what to do.
  3. Clean out the closet neatly and put back the pile which you have decided to keep.
  4. The last step is to store the bag and label it “undecided’. Be sure to note the date you did the sorting. The pile you plan to donate, do it immediately.
  5. To keep your closet from cluttering again:
    1. Remove old clothes when new clothes join your closet
    2. Don’t keep clothes that no longer fit
    3. If you haven’t worn it in a year, you most probably won’t.

Written by Nancy Ewurum. Nancy Ewurum is a young and ambitious lady with a passion for creative writing and social entrepreneurship through software development. Currently enrolled in the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Accra, she writes in her spare time. You can connect with her on twitter.

moving

First of all, if you haven’t read our previous post about moving, read that here before reading this. Moving to a new home or office can be overwhelming. The whole packing and unpacking is just so energy consuming.

We will all experience moving at least once in our lifetime and having an idea where to start can help reduce the stress. Though there is no one way to pack right, Jumia House brings you some ideas on where to start.

  1. Unused items: It is quite logical to start with items you use the least. They include items in storage, e.g that china you got as a gift during your wedding that you only use when you have guests. You can go further to categorize them as:
    1. Items to throw away: As you pack it will surprise you to find items that you forgot you have stored away in some part of your house. It’s best to discard those items as chances are you won’t use them.
    2. Items to sell or give away: Trust us, moving time is the period you will discover items you no longer need which are still in good conditions, in which case you can either sell them or give them away.
    3. Items to be moved: These are part of your belongings which are still desirable and you need to move them.
  2. Non-essential items: The next sets of items to pack are those that you can do without for a few weeks. They include such things as decorations and artwork, books, video games, extras, jewelry etc.
  3. Essential items:  Clothes and kitchen utensils are items you should pack last. Usually in the week you are to move. These items you pack last are the first you should unpack at your new place. Label them well and place them at the top

Note that moving companies will not move flammable, corrosive or explosive items. It is advisable not to waste time packing these as you can easily give them away or move them yourself.

 

Nancy Ewurum is a young and ambitious lady with a passion for creative writing and social entrepreneurship through software development. Currently enrolled in the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Accra, she writes in her spare time. You can connect with her on twitter.

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