Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom

Tips for Creating the Perfect Guest Bedroom
photo source: Eric Piasecki

For many homeowners that love entertaining, the design focus tends to be on the living room, dining room and other spaces where guests usually gather to hang out. In your efforts to be a good host, you should also prioritize providing an overnight visitor a comfortable space to lay their head. The guest bedroom is an important element to being a good host. Here are some things to think about.

Providing a Good Night’s Rest

Perhaps the most important part of a guest bedroom is the bed. Although the size of the room will limit the size of the bed, try to provide a queen size bed if you can swing it. A queen bed can fit most couples comfortably. Look for a medium firm mattress to suit most people for a few nights of rest. One can be found at nearly any price point. Think of this bedroom as a hotel room. There should be ample pillows for the bed and choose linens that are of the proper thickness for the time of year.

Offering Entertainment

Many people like watching TV or listening to music before bedtime. A wall-mounted flat screen television provides entertainment without taking up much space. With an internet connection, your guest can enjoy entertainment via popular streaming video and music services. You might also consider exploring Dish Network packages Yuma AZ to offer cable and local media for a visitor to enjoy during their stay.

Pampering Guests

One sign of a well-appointed space is a bathroom that encourages visitors to pamper themselves. Offer several plush bath linens for your guests to use. White towels will be reminiscent of a luxurious spa facility. Add a robe or two and splurge a bit on toiletries to complete your bathroom.

When you have a nice guest bedroom, you’re ready to entertain an overnight stay, especially at short notice. A great host addresses all the details for a superior experience.. Although you don’t need to recreate your master bedroom, some basic luxuries and amenities can make the difference.

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3 Things To Consider Before You Move

3 Things To Consider Before You Move
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Moving is an intense process that can be both physically and emotionally taxing. You are constantly wondering whether you have thought of everything or if you have forgotten something important. Here are three things you may not have thought about that you need to address before you move.

1. Food

Aside from the hiring of long distance moving services Nashville TN, another thing to consider is the food currently in your refrigerator. You do not want to waste food, but you also cannot bring much of that food with you over long distances. So, in the days and weeks leading up to your move, buy and eat your food strategically to leave as few leftovers as possible.

2. Storage

Even though you likely have a new home waiting at your destination, it can sometimes be helpful to temporarily rent a storage unit near where you plan on moving. After a long day of driving to your new location, you likely will not have the energy to begin decorating your home, so you can have the movers drop all your furniture off in a storage unit until you are ready to decorate.

3. Mail

Nowadays, many services request your address so that they can send you promotional items or other important information. So, make sure that the services you care about are aware of your new address. You will need to ask your post office to forward all of your mail to your new address for several months to come until everyone is aware of your new location.

Moving is stressful. There is no way around that. However, if you can keep all your ducks in a row and manage all your resources properly, everything has the potential to go off without a hitch. Stay positive and confident and your whole family will be grateful.

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How To Embrace More Organized Living

How To Embrace More Organized Living

If your life feels a little more discombobulated than you would like, it may be time to invest some energy into organizing. You don’t need to be distracted by all of your belongings and you can regain control of your stuff. If you need a stepping stone of where to start, here are a few tips.

Closet Organizers

If your closet looks more like an assortment of piles and junk than it does a tidy space, consider how closetmaid wire shelving systems could change your life. By using smart organizational systems throughout your room, you can give everything a place.


If you have endless amounts of stuff lying around, the reality is that you may just need to declutter. Take some time to get rid of excess belongings that no longer serve you and this can be a game-changer. Even if you have the best organizational systems, if there isn’t enough space for everything because you have too many things, you will struggle to get organized.

A Family Project

Organization needs to be a family effort, and if you want your home to stay tidy, you need to get everyone involved. Set up containers and organizers for your kids and have them be a part of the solution. Not only is this a good practice, but it makes having a clean home the responsibility of everyone.

Kitchen Command Station

Kitchens are an area that can get easily cluttered. If you truly want to organize your life, set up a command station where you can keep papers, key supplies, coupons, notes, etc. This way, when you go looking for your shopping list or a recipe or coupon for your next shopping trip, you know exactly where to go.

The reality of organization is that you just need to do it. When you procrastinate your clearing and cleaning, things begin to pile up and before you know it, you’re sitting amiss a mess. Don’t let yourself be bogged down by the messiness of life, and instead take some actionable steps to live a less cluttered life.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

#SustainAbilidad: Quarantine Waste Management

With the current pandemic and quarantine restriction being imposed, residential wastes are increasing. Since limited lang and dine in, we tend to always have take out or delivery orders. Kaya naman ang mga basura natin sa bahay ay mas marami kaysa dati.

It's important for us to learn proper waste management to help our community and government. In line with this, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) launched its Environment Sustainability Education campaign through online platform, Cookmunity® by Ajinomoto Philippines. 

From the Press Release Kit:

There’s no denying that Filipino’s lifestyle, habits and consumption patterns have radically changed after six months into the community quarantine due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As we are compelled to stay at home, we have relied more on deliveries for food, online shopping, and other essentials – posing additional environmental challenges because of our increased municipal solid waste (MSW) and hazardous waste.

Even before the pandemic, the Philippines has been navigating through overwhelming volume of waste. According to a 2015 report by the Ocean Conservancy and McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, the Philippines ranks third among the world’s highest contributors to the global marine plastic pollution problem.

But were you aware that household waste contribute to the biggest chunk of solid wastes in the country? The National Solid Waste Management Status Report 2008 – 2014 of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) showed that residential waste constitutes the bulk of MSW (56.7 percent), followed by commercial sources and public or private markets (27.1 percent). 

Now, the biggest challenge is for us to break old habits and adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. Through its business activities, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) has always been committed in engaging in initiatives that solve social issues which include global sustainability. With environment educational campaign dubbed as #SustainAbilidad, APC aims to aid consumers to incorporate sustainable practices into their daily activities. This campaign includes social media promotions featuring Super Suzy and her kid, the main characters representing ordinary people that champion global sustainability to teach and inspire young and old members of their family and community to bring out their “SustainAbilidad”.

Here are a few reminders from Super Suzy on managing our household waste:

#SustainAbilidad: Quarantine Waste Management

While we may have taken a number of steps backwards because of the pandemic, it’s not too late for every household to start sustainable practices. Segregating at source is a good start for every household as proper waste management is crucial not just for the environment but also for mitigating infectious disease transmission. Visit facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH/ to learn more about #SustainAbilidad.

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Ajinomoto and GMA-7 launch “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well” web series

With the current pandemic, I know it's not easy to cook healthy food. Sometimes also we are lucking ideas na on what to cook. But we should always remember that we need to eat healthy to stay healthy.

Momshs, good news is that Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation partnered with GMA-7 to launch Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well. This is a five-part online series to help Filipinos live a healthy and fit lifestyle at home, to be aired every Friday at 8:00 P.M. via the GMA Public Affairs official Facebook page. The show will feature various celebrities such as James Younghusband and Marian Rivera together with APC's in-house nutrition experts and to be hosted by Suzi Abrera.

For more details please refer to the Press Release Kit below.

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can be challenging these days, especially with the prolonged time spent at home. It forces Filipinos to revisit the way they keep their mind and body well, including their exercises, food consumption, and social interactions.

Ajinomoto and GMA-7 launch “Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well” web series

To help people adjust and thrive in the new normal, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) partnered with GMA-7 to launch Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well, a five-part online health and lifestyle series hosted by Suzi Abrera. It aims to inspire Filipinos to lead a healthy lifestyle by inviting experts to offer practical tips and give delicious and nutritious recipes, as well as fitness routines that can be easily done at home. The series airs every Friday at 8:00 P.M., beginning September 18, 2020 via the GMA Public Affairs official Facebook page.

“Staying at home for an extended period of time can make it more difficult to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well hopes to improve Filipinos’ quality of life through simple adjustments at home that can yield the highest possible impact for their holistic health and wellness,” says Roann Co, APC General Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

The digital series is part of APC’s Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well campaign, which mirrors the brand’s commitment on addressing social issues related to health and well-being, food resources, and global sustainability. These causes are all part of the Ajinomoto Group Creating Shared Value, which aims to create and optimize economic and social value across Ajinomoto’s operational activities.

The pilot episode, which shared tips on how to build up fitness during the new normal, featured nutrition coach Jeaneth Aro and celebrity footballer James Younghusband. Younghusband demonstrated exercises that can be easily done at home even with limited space or without equipment. Meanwhile, Aro shared the important role of food and proper supplementation in maintaining good physical condition of the body.

The second episode, which talked about keeping a healthy diet during the pandemic, had lifestyle medicine specialist Dr. Dex Macalintal and APC’s in-house registered nutritionist dietician Deborah Sales. Macalintal explained that diet and food choices impact immunity and that food should be a health investment as it greatly affects one’s overall well-being. Sales also stressed the importance of planning meals guided by Pinggang Pinoy®, an easy-to-understand food guide developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) promoting the consumption of varied food items from Go, Grow, and Glow foods, in the right amount and proportions.

Three other episodes are set to air for the series. The third episode, scheduled on October 2, will feature Dr. Imelda Angeles-Agdeppa, Scientist II and Chief Science Research Specialist at the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) and APC’s in-house nutritionist Christian Joseph Baluyot to discuss what parents need to know about stunting in children. On October 9, actress Marian Rivera will share how she adjusted her cooking and parenting style while staying at home. Finally on October 16, the series will give tips on how Filipinos can reduce sodium in their diet.

“At Ajinomoto, it has always been our commitment to contribute to the greater wellness of Filipinos, especially during these trying times. By providing the right information, diet, exercises, and tools, we want to show that leading a healthy lifestyle can be attainable despite the limitations of the new normal,” says Co.

Catch the next episodes of the Eat Well, Live Well. Stay Well  web series at facebook.com/gmapublicaffairs/. All episodes are also available on the Cookmunity by Ajinomoto Philippines Facebook page at facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.

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