The Pros and Cons of Server Co-Location

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For a large website, server co-location can be the only solution to serving millions of pages. There are advantages to this web hosting package, and there are also a few disadvantages.

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Advantages

 

Serving web pages faster. Server co-location means that your server is in the web hosting company’s site. This means that there is a shorter distance between the computer and the internet backbone. This makes it faster to serve pages without the lag time due to the additional distance from your office to the web hosting site.

24 Hour Support. The cost of support and maintenance is part of the web hosting package. You do not need to hire your own person to watch over, support and maintain the server if it was located in the office.

Controlled Environment. Your server will be in a room which is temperature controlled throughout its lifetime. It will also have uninterrupted power supply while in service. It would cost you a lot of money to have the same environment if you had the server in your office.

Disadvantages

Disadvantages

 

Changing web hosts. When there is a need to change web hosting services providers, co-located servers have a distinct disadvantage: these are actual computers that you own. You would have to move them from one physical location to another. Besides that, you would still need to do some maintenance work to ensure that the servers are in perfect working condition.

Physical servers need to be replaced. At the end of the serviceable life of the server, these have to be replaced. When a server shows signs of giving up, it will have to be replaced before it totally dies in service. With a clean backup there should be no problem for business continuity.

 

All in all, once you already have a website with a large volume of traffic, there are only a few options for web hosting packages. If you have a continuing business, server co-location offer the best option. The only real disadvantages have more to do with necessary business decisions.

 

 

5 Tips to Organize Your Precious Shoes

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Shoes are your friends; they are your travel buddies that will always give your feet a good company. After a long tiring day, the first thing you take off are your shoes! But because they are considered as friends, you just don’t want them to be thrown away like trash; you treasure them. So, here are the ways on how you can organize your little feet protectors:

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  1. Same Style Same Rack

 

Put the heels on the first rack, sneakers on the second, and flats on the third. Don’t they look systematic and clean? In just a glimpse, you’ll be able to find that perfect and proper style for your outfit. Save your time and energy.

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2.Bookshelves to Shoe-shelves

 

If you think that only books could be stored in shelves, you better think again. If you love books more than shoes or you collect shoes more than books, then this tip is certainly for you! If you have enough space on your bedroom, closet, or wardrobe, you might as well use a bookshelf for your precious ones. It makes things cleaner and simpler.

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  1. Hang Your Shoes

 

People in Malaysia who have a small apartment space but have lots of shoes as collection totally need one of these. Clothes are not the only ones that could be hung, clothes too! Shoe hangers than shoe rack in Malaysia is better if you want to save some space.

 

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  1. Traditional Shoe Racks

 

If you have shoes, you also need a shoe rack. Among all the other tips here, this is the one that stores as many shoes as possible. Shoe racks in Malaysia come in different sizes which you could choose from depending on the number of your possession.

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  1. Behind-Door Cases

 

If you don’t have enough space, you can try to create a shoe case at the back of your bedroom door. Just a few wood or steel and some nails or other hardware materials, you can already organize your shoe stuff. And because it is closer to your door, a lame excuse of being too lazy to put your shoes up there is not acceptable. By the time you enter the door, you can easily put your shoes to their rightful places.

 

Shoes are as important as your clothes. Without them, you won’t be going anywhere. So, if you are the type who goes out as frequent as possible, well you better take care of your shoes. They’ll be with you through thick and thin.

 

Office Makeup: What You Can and Cannot Do

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Women find the act of applying makeup very liberating and therapeutic.  Whether it’s simply dabbing lip gloss before stepping out of the car or going the whole nine yards for a night out with the girls, putting on makeup has proven to be every woman’s remedy to imperfections that only she can see.

 

Makeup helps women look good and feel good, but there is also an appropriate amount and style that need to be considered when wearing it for work.  What looked good on you at last night’s concert may not necessarily be suitable when meeting your boss at 9AM.

 

Here are some tips when wearing makeup to the office:

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  1. Go easy on the mascara.

Mascaras are supposed to make your eyes look bigger and your lashes more pronounced.  Too much of it can ruin the natural beauty of your eyes.  Instead of loading your lashes with the thick liquid, just roll the wand once from base to tip for a natural effect.

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  1. No dark eye shadows please.

You may be a pro at achieving the “smoky eyes” effect but do know that that only works at night.  Office makeup does not necessarily require eye shadow but if you feel you really need to apply some, stick to earth tones and neutrals that will enhance your eyes’ expression rather than dim it.

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  1. Hold the frosts and glitters.

Lipsticks that are too shiny, frosty, or glittery wash out your face and make you look immature. If you want to be taken seriously by your colleagues, choose a nude shade that makes you look fresh and professional.

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  1. And the bronze goes to…

Bronzers can help you achieve a natural glow when applied correctly. Use a large brush when putting on matte bronzer on your face as a final touch to your “barely made up” look.  It helps keep your colors in place while giving you an effortless glow.

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  1. Keep the drama away from your eyebrows.

The secret is choosing an eyebrow pencil shade that is nearest your hair color. Elianto Malaysia carries dark and light shades of brown that you can match with the color of your hair.  It helps if your eyebrows are neatly groomed too!

 

Work makeup has to make you feel confident without being too loud or off-putting.  Wear the kinds of shades that will make others say, “She’s got her game face on.”

 

Being in the Creative Industry: Overcoming the Challenges

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Challenges in the creative industry can range from simply finding inspiration for your work to finding the perfect job for your particular creative style. It could be difficult at times, but it should not be the case if you know how and where to look for the information you need. If you are looking for a job in the arts and related fields, here are some ways to overcome the most common challenges.

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Challenge 1: Nobody knows what you can do
Tip: Create a portfolio

Your portfolio (e.g., a website, a published photo book, etc.), unlike your resume, shows exactly what you can do. Your resume might be able to provide a narrative of the experiences you’ve had, but a portfolio creates a visual representation of your skills as a creative person. For instance, if you are applying for architect jobs, you can increase your chances of being called in for an interview if the employer sees your actual work. Whether in digital form or not, you should make your portfolio easily accessible to your target employers.

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Challenge 2: You have no network
Tip: Be part of the community

Attend conventions, seminars, or even just visit a gallery. If you are having difficulty finding new motivations in your career, meeting new people in the same industry can do wonders. Aside from helping you expand your network, going to such events will also enable you to have intellectual discussions about the topics that you are interested in. Even with the many communication technologies, sharing information within the creative community by word of mouth still helps you in many ways – especially when creating a reputation.

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Challenge 3: You run out of new ideas
Tip: Take interest in other art forms

You should learn how to appreciate other people’s work, and do your best to observe and learn from your surroundings. For instance, if you are a photographer, examine paintings, animations, movies, and other media formats. Turning to other art forms to find inspiration can help you develop new ideas for your art. By doing so, you could learn different styles that you can integrate into your work.

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Challenge 4: You unknowingly disregard intellectual property rights
Tip: Get to know the people in the industry

To avoid being labeled as a copycat, take the time to get to know the people in the industry. You can still learn new things even when you are not in university anymore, and who else can you learn from better other than the people who are in the same industry as you? However, be careful in doing so, as you would not want to be accused of (or worse, sued for) copying someone else’s work. For example, you can go to exhibits and art installations of artists who use the same style, but you cannot copy exactly what they are doing. What you can do is learn their process and technique, but you need to have your own interpretation of the art.Get-Your-Content-to-Stand-Out-from-the-Crowd-620x350

 

Challenge 5: Your work doesn’t stand out
Tip: Deviate from the norms

Most creative people find it difficult to build their careers simply because they follow what other people are doing. If you want to show your potential in the industry, try to develop your own knowledge and skills, combine them, and add a personal touch to it. It is all about how you market yourself. Have you ever noticed how Tim Burton’s movies always seem dark, while Quentin Tarantino’s always show gore and blood in intricate detail? These creators have their own “signatures”, and it is one of the reasons why they captured people’s attention.

 

Once you overcome the challenges that everyone in the creative industry is facing, your job-hunting experience will no longer be as difficult as you think it is.

8 Easy Hacks for Organizing Your Tools

 

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There’s a growing culture of people making do-it-yourself things. From the hype of IKEA’s concept where people can arrange their own furniture, to making your own items such as wooden clocks and pottery. There’s a certain pride when one is able to craft items, and with that creativity comes… clutter.

 

 

In order to help you make the best tools organizing system, here are some tips below:

–           Have categories for your tools. Have a system. This would mean that your tools are easy to locate and use when you need them. It’s also crucial to protect your tools. Metal tools can get rusty over time, and also break other more delicate tools.

–           If you have string-like tools (cables, rope, measuring tape, etc.), it’s a good idea to keep them in a roll so they don’t tangle. You can always use rubber bands to tie it together so it’ll stay in a neat coil.

–           Consider the weight of your tools. Keep heavy objects such as items made from metal or heavy wood away from things like corrugated cardboard or plastic.

–           When dealing with smaller items such as nails or nuts in small, organized containers. You may opt for a nice toolbox that has smaller components with lids in it to prevent smaller items from getting mixed up.

–           It’s a good idea to have a separate tool bag with staple tools you use, just in case you need to bring them somewhere. Some brands may also offer tool sets that already come inside their own packaging/case.

–           For tools with sharp edges such as screwdrivers or handsaws, it’s better to store them in containers where you can fully see the items and also have all the handles facing one direction so you don’t get yourself injured when reaching in to grab items.

–           If you have heavy tools such as large hammers or drills that you have to move around, consider getting a utility cart. It provides efficiency because it doubles as a storage area while also helping you move tools around.

–           Keep in mind the materials of items. Some items may be fine kept in a standard steel toolbox, but others might require more specific containers such as ESD boxes.

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The most important thing is to keep yourself safe while handling these tools and create a system that’s best for you. Good luck, and keep crafting!

Just How Far Can Your Cycling Footwear Take You?

Image result for Cycling FootwearMany have missed out on the benefits of getting the right gear for an exercise because of some usual misconceptions. Sneakers can be considered handy for cyclists. At least, for some. Since cycling isn’t a daily routine, shoes are not a worthy investment. For a moment perhaps, but this thinking will eventually lead you nowhere.

 

Enthusiasts need the gist of this entire “shoe” story in their personal successes. Here are important considerations why cycling shoes in Malaysia will always be worth buying.

 

The Power Feature

Soles of cycling shoes are designed to be very stiff. Experts say that this significant feature prevents loss of the power produced from working leg muscles. Instead of being trapped in the soles’ cushion, the power goes straight where it’s needed-the pedal. As a result, it becomes easier to pedal as one amps up resistance.

 

The Alignment Feature

Proper position is the key. The right foot gear needs no conscious effort for the feet to stay in the right position. Cycling shoes automatically clip in. One gets consistently aligned then and better avoids injuries.

 

The Comfort Feature

There is a danger of failure to clip in. Those with bigger shoe sizes find it hard to keep up with the optimal position – that makes them pedal with their toes. Those with smaller sizes may end up with arches of their feet over the mid-pedals. Both situations are not advisable. The proper footwear is sure to bring the best comfort possible and prevents both tendencies to occur.

 

The Muscle-Building Feature

One can target his core better with the right kind of shoes. Since cycling shoes keep the feet in place, unnecessary stress is gotten rid of, especially in body parts not required for the workout. The sweat session will definitely be of good quality.

 

Cycling must end up somewhere, health-wise and energy-wise. To get the most from this, the right foot gear helps. If you believe otherwise, prepare to be caught in a measly bike.

 

The benefits far outweigh the price paid. Almost always.

Fulfill Your Wanderlust: Top 7 Jobs If You Love To Travel

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Some people are born to fulfill their wanderlust and travel the world. To do this, one must quit job and break the bank. However, did you know that you can travel the world and at the same time, get paid? Yes, you’ve heard it right. With the right skills and knowledge, you could land a job that allows you to travel to various destinations regularly.

 

Travel is not uniform across all people from various walks of life. For some, travelling means visiting their families in another country while others believe travelling entails relaxing by the beaches, mountain ranges or theme parks. Regardless of how people spend their vacations on travels, the important thing is, they get to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life, even for just a short period of time.

 

Why settle for a few days of vacations each year when you can actually enjoy it as part of a career path? Satisfy your wanderlust all year round by embarking on a career that entails your most favorite hobby – travelling.

 

Top 5 Jobs If You Love To Travel

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  1. Cruise Ship Employee

 

It’s everyone’s dream to go on a cruise and travel around the world. Did you know that you can actually visit as many countries throughout the year if you’re an employee at a cruise ship? Don’t ponder on working all the time. In fact, cruise ship crew are given time to explore new countries they dock in.

 

Luxury cruise ships have jobs for everyone from cleaners to cooks, to nursery staff, musicians and beauty therapists.

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  1. Engineers

 

An engineering job can help you earn while travelling to various destinations. Construction managers, for instance, make good money while they do lots of travelling. They are relocated to various places often to oversee projects and at the same time, explore new horizons or places and meet new people.

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  1. Travel Nurse

 

Today, there is a lack of supply of nurses across the globe. Hence, being trained and well-versed in the nursing field can work to your advantage. If you’re the type of nurse who doesn’t want routine work in hospitals, being a travel nurse might interest you more.

 

Though you’ll still be assigned in hospitals, travel nurses often fill open positions wherever needed. The good thing is, if you’re working for a company, they will shoulder all your expense, from accommodation, to travel costs and travel allowance. Plus, you’ll definitely get paid.

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  1. Flight Attendant

 

Well, this job is one of the most obvious career paths for people who love to travel. Aside from being able to land on different countries in just matter of days, flight attendants are allowed to stay a night or two in foreign cities, countries and destinations. Though the lifestyle may seem fast paced and tiring, this job is perfect for a wanderlust by heart.

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  1. Freelancers

 

Whether a website developer, an online freelance writer, a blog writer, a virtual assistant or an online teacher, being freelancers is advantageous in so many levels. For one, you work on your own time. Thus, you’ll have all the time you have to travel and you can actually bring work with you. Just be sure your destination has adequate internet connection.

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  1. International Aid Worker

 

If you want to fulfill your wanderlust, try working for humanitarian groups which allow its workers to be deployed in various countries across the globe. It is one of the most exciting and fulfilling jobs on the list. They provide salaries, allowances and accommodations. If you want to travel for a living and at the same time, make a difference in people’s lives, being an international aid worker for companies like USAID, WHO and United Nations, is right for you.

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  1. International Tour Guide

 

This one’s for the traveller by heart. In what other career path can you explore cities in Europe, Asia and Australia, among others, and get paid for it? Tour guides are trained and skilled in terms of communicating with their clients. They also have adept knowledge in the different cultures and languages of other countries.

 

Working and having fun can be done at the same time with these jobs that are perfect for people who love to travel. It is important to know the limits, perks and risks you’ll face while working. When you can’t afford to waste your time for jobs wherein you’re stuck in the office five days a week, take these career paths into consideration. You might end up travelling the world while being paid.

Top 4 Breathtaking Beaches in Port Dickson

A weekend escape from the buzzy and busy life in the city doesn’t need to take a couple of hours on the road. Your precious time should be spent on something more important – the vacation itself and not on cars or buses. This is why Port Dickson is a favorite spot. It is only less than an hour away from Kuala Lumpur. Just 45 minutes of your time and you can now breathe some fresh sea breeze or plunge into the tempting waters. With its 18-kilometre long coastline, you will have a number of beaches to choose from. Here are the top 4 beaches that you can check out.

 

Pantai Cahaya Negeri

When the afternoon sun shines on the shores, the sand on this beach will amazingly give out a shiny white glow, adding drama to the picturesque view of its bluish green seas. While there are a number of public facilities along its coast, the place’s peaceful atmosphere isn’t put in jeopardy. No wonder Pantai Cahaya Negeri is known to be Port Dickson’s best beach.

 

Pantai Bagan Pinang

This serene beach that is lying between 2nd and 4th miles of the town has a lot more to offer than its welcoming sands and gentle waters. Pantai Bagan Pinang is also a place for kite flying and water recreational activities. But if these things don’t interest you, you can go to its nearby mangrove islets to watch fishermen seach for crabs and shells.

 

Teluk Kemang

Having the most numbers of apartments, restaurants, and resorts in Port Dickson, Teluk Kemang is the most popular beach in town. As the host of the town’s Annual Festival, this beach caters to countless of tourists and beach-goers as its water sports go in full blast. With a lot of water activities, you can choose from such as banana boat ride, jet-skiing, and parasailing, you will surely have the best weekend of your life.

 

Blue Lagoon

No matter how small this beach is, it’s still famous. It maybe bacause of the Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve that adds a touch of wildlife to Blue Lagoon’s tranquil atmosphere. Or it could be because of the panoramic view of the sunset that you can get from here.

 

There are so many attractions to discover in Port Dickson. You can go hiking up to a lighthouse, or you can indulge into some arts that will trick your eyes. But these beaches are the town’s pride, making it the most well-known destination in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

The Truth Behind Facial Pigmentation and How to Treat It

One of the more widespread problems that affect the skin of both men and women is facial pigmentation. Light patches or uneven skin tones on the skin are usually the culprit that causes poor self-esteem among many individuals. Skin pigmentation may not be a life-threatening condition, but it does serious damage to one’s ego and self-image.

 

What Triggers Skin Pigmentation?

 

There’s really no single factor that causes such skin disorder, however, the main catalyst for this condition is melanin. Aside from creating our skin color, its main function is to serve as a natural sunscreen, protecting our skin from the damaging effects of UV rays. The question now is, what stimulates our skin to release melanin in such an excessive amount? Here’s a brief rundown of the answers to that:

 

Excessive Sun Exposure

As mentioned above, melanin protects our skin from the harmful effects of the UV rays of the sun. However, our skin could only take too much radiation before it could prevent the skin from the sun’s harmful effects without releasing more and more onto the skin, which eventually gives the skin a much darker shade than the usual.

 

Pregnancy

 

Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, women (especially those with darker complexion) are prone to the excessive production of melanin, leading to hyper-pigmentation. Normally, the production of the melanin settles down after pregnancy which slowly brings back the skin to its natural glow and complexion. However, there are cases when the skin requires manual intervention to bring back its natural color, such as the use of whitening products or dermatologic treatment.

 

Hormones

 

This greatly applies to women who take contraceptives on a regular basis, however, this can also be applicable to those who experience hormonal imbalance. When the estrogen is high, just like in pregnancy, it will stimulate the release of melanin, and too much melanin will lead to hyper-pigmentation.

 

Genetics

 

While others worry about certain conditions that trigger pigmentation of their skin, some are just born with it. It can be inherited from your father and mother, or great-grandfather, and so on.

 

Natural Remedies

 

Home Remedies are a dime a dozen when it comes to treating facial pigmentation. You don’t need to actually look for any complex treatment regimen in order to rid of this unwanted skin condition. Here is natural solution that could treat skin pigmentation without spending a lot of money, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to find these in your kitchen:

 

Potato Treatment

Slice a medium-sized potato and rub its insides on the pigmented area, so that its juice can act on the affected skin. Potato is actually a good skin whitening agent.

 

Lemon and Cucumber

These are two of the best natural whitening agents. The lightening action of lemon is without a doubt effective, while the cool and soothing effect of cucumber will have a synergistic effect on the lemon’s whitening action. Simply rub the juices of these two on the affected area of the skin twice a day, and leave them on for at least 20 minutes.

 

Papaya

This fruit is another potent natural whitening agent. Simply grate a papaya, extract its juice, apply it on your face for at least 30 minutes.

 

Natural remedies are safe and effective, however, they take time in order to see obvious results. Religious compliance to these natural remedies is very important in order to achieve the results that you desire.

 

Immediate Solution

 

With the help of modern technology, one can easily say bye-bye to this unwanted skin condition without having to endure a lengthy process. A skin care procedure called CO2 Fractional is the answer to an instant glow and flawless skin.

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A modern day skin care procedure that removes layers of skin, leaving behind a revitalized, radiant, and younger-looking skin. CO2 Fractional laser procedure uses Carbon dioxide (CO2) in fueling its laser technology to shed off the topmost layer of the skin – the target of hyper-pigmentation.

 

Fractional CO2 laser in Malaysia offers the fastest and most efficient results in just one session. Though this procedure entails a week or two of recovery, it’s the only procedure that offers immediate results which you don’t get instantly after multiple sessions of non-abrasive skin care procedures. To date, it’s the best one-time treatment for more complex skin damage. Try fractional CO2 laser in Malaysia if you want to get rid of facial pigmentation easily, and fast.

How To Keep Your Entryway Clean

It can be hard to keep your entryway clean. Our first instinct when coming home is to just drop our shoes and belongings right there. Sometimes it starts to become a big mess that you prefer to just ignore.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s an easy guide on keeping your entryway clean.

 

Have A Place For Everything

If you don’t know where to put your things, anywhere will look fine. To avoid this, prepare designated places or containers for you to put your small belongings. Have a set of hooks for your keys, a container for your loose change, a box for your mail, and a bin for your trash.

Shoes will pile up if you don’t have a place for them. Prepare a shoe cabinet near the door, and make sure you have more than enough space for everyone’s footwear. If it gets full, you’ll be tempted to just stack them on top of the other, or even just leave them outside the overflowing shoe rack.

 

Keep It Clean And Uncluttered

We naturally want to keep things the way they are. If you regularly clean your entryway, unsightly messes, even small ones will compel you to straighten it out immediately.

And you’ll realize the psychological benefit of having a clean entryway. Entering a clean, organized house will make you feel much better.

 

Don’t Leave Things On The Floor

It might seem convenient to leave your sports equipment there when you come home. But leaving one thing there is inviting other people, and yourself, to leave more things beside it.

Avoid that by making a rule to not put anything on the floor.

 

Make It A Habit

Keep your belongings at the same place every time so you won’t have to think about it again. Creating a habit takes time, but when it’s set things become automatic. You won’t have to worry that the shoes are everywhere, because you now automatically put it into the cabinet when you come home.

 

Maintain It

We slip up from time to time. You might just leave things in the entryway until it reaches critical mass. Or your children have a habit of leaving their shoes there despite repeatedly reminding them.

Just make sure to take time every week to organize the entryway how you want it to be. It will probably take 10 minutes at most.

 

Decorate It

Putting time into making the entryway a pleasant place to look at will drive you to keep it clean. But you don’t have to hang a Picasso there. Just put things that inspire you and fits your taste. Small paintings, lamps, or even a vase of flowers.

 

With this guide, you’ll be on your way to having a pleasant, clutter free entryway.