7 Genius Ways To Organize Your Closet

If you often find that you struggle to come up with ways to keep your belongings organized, then it is time to change. When everything has a home, the whole space can be clean, tidy, less stressful, and much more user-friendly. Closets and drawers are some of the worst things for things. We just stuff them full of so much stuff, right? So here are some genius ways to get your closet and drawers organized. You can thank me for it later.

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  • Shoe boxes are great for organizing. You often won’t need to use them for your actual shoes (unless they’re a fancy pair that need to be kept pristine). You can put them in drawers to use as a drawer organizer, specially for sock and underwear drawers.

  • Pool noodles are a great way to help shoes and boots to keep their shape. They can be super cheap to buy which is handy; then just chop them up to fit your shoes or boots. It can stop your boots from getting squashed and damaged, especially as they aren’t used all year round.

  • Shoe racks are your new best friend when it comes to being organized. You can display all of your shoes and keep pairs of shoes and sandals together. You can also use shoe racks that hang on doors as a nifty way to store things like jewellery and toiletries. So if you need some organization in your life, then you could find shoe racks for sale and stock up. They are pretty versatile which is great.

  • At this time of year, you are going to need your scarves and pashminas. But what can be half of the problem is having to iron it before you need to wear it. So hang your scarves on a pants hanger. They be draped over and piled up which is good for seeing what you have. Then when you need one, you can just grab it and it will be crease-free.

  • Shower curtain rings can be a great way to hang things like shorts and pants, if you have quite a lot. Folded, they take up quite a lot of room. But if you use the shower curtain rings, it can mean displaying them easily and making your closet feel like your own designer store.

  • You don’t need to spend a lot to get organized. You can make a good jewelry organizer by simply using something like an ice cube tray. It works well for rings and earrings, and it will fit well in a drawer. Simple, but it works.

  • Having a declutter is a great way to get organized. You could go through your closet and ask yourself ‘if I was shopping right now, would I buy this?’ If the answer is no, then you probably have your answer of if you need it or not. You could sell or give to charity if they are in good condition. It will help keep things organized, as well as fill your closet with on the things that you want to wear.
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Stuck In A Dead End Job? Here’s How To Make A Change

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You may come to a point in your life where the job you once loved just doesn’t give you that same spark of passion anymore, or maybe you have never truly found your calling and stuck with the practical option for you family. Being stuck in a job you no longer thrive in can be debilitating to your health, mental state and happiness. We spend on average 70% of our time at our job, so it is crucial that we find a job that makes us happy. Life is too short to work somewhere you hate.

But how do you go about taking that step and changing your career path?

Step Back And See Yourself From A Different Perspective

Before you rush into making crazy changes to your life. Take a moment to understand the reasons for why you feel the way you do. Is it the morning commute which puts you in a bad mood for the rest of the day? A boss who you struggle to get along with? Or is it just the job role itself? Once you have answered all of these questions you will be able to see where the changes need to be made and how you will rectify your situation.

Let Go Of Your Worries

There is clearly something standing in the way of your success and progression in your professional life. What is it? Finding the root cause of your issues will help you to change the situation and change your life for the better. Look at the patterns of behaviour which stop you from reaching your full potential and this will allow you to work your way around it and solve your issues.

Say Yes To Your Dreams

Close your eyes and imagine the one thing you wish you were doing right now. Once you have the image in your mind, hold onto it and work out what you need to do to achieve it. Research online and write down every qualification, skill and step you need to complete to reach that goal. Even if it is a big dream like earning a Doctorate of Nursing Practice or becoming a scientist: it shouldn’t stop you from working towards your dream career. The biggest hurdle you will have to overcome in your path to success is your own self-doubt. Stop telling yourself you can’t do it, and start working towards it. Take an online course to earn a degree alongside your full-time job, start a blog, offer your photography services… whatever the dream, it won’t make itself.

Explore it and try it on

You might think that what you want is what you want, but you don’t truly know if it’s right for you until you try it. Narrow down the top three things you would love to pursue and try each of them if you can. For example, if you have a passion for photography, writing and social media: try out becoming a blogger for a while to learn about social media management and content creation, and offer your photography services for weddings and birthdays to see what it’s really like be a professional photographer. You may find that after a while of trying out these things for yourself, that they are too hard or don’t satisfy your professional cravings.

It’s ok to try things and admit that it’s not right, if you are a creative person, it can take you years to find that perfect career path which encapsulates everything you want in life. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Eventually you will find something that makes you want to wake up at the crack of dawn each day and never have a day off sick. When you find that one thing, hold onto it with all your strength and never let go.

Create it S.M.A.R.T.

Be realistic with yourself. If you are starting at the bottom step of the ladder, you won’t reach the top within a few months. Make a realistic set of milestones and goals for yourself to follow in order to reach that ultimate place at the end. If you want to become a published writer and a New York Times’ bestseller, it’s not going to happen straight away. You will have to plan out your novel, develop the plotlines, make your characters come to life, edit the book, get your family to proofread it, and then you’ll need to get in touch with a literary agent to publish your book. Even then, you might not be accepted for publication, meaning that you will have to self-publish your novel instead. It might take weeks for you to earn money from your masterpiece, but eventually you could be the next JK Rowling and become renowned across the world for your stories.

It’s a long process which could take you well over a year to produce the book, and then another year to get it published and start making sales of your creation. So don’t expect yourself to magically be a best-selling author right away. Give yourself the time to develop your skills and your writing to that standard. You might even take a course on creative writing to improve your vocabulary and the standard of your grammar within the book.

The point is that you can’t ask too much from yourself. It will stress you out and cause you to work overtime on achieving a goal which is unachievable. Be smart with the way you plan, split things up into manageable sections and allow yourself extra time in case things go wrong. Reaching out for your dream career will take a lot of hard graft, tears, tantrums and gallons of coffee. But once you split your goals up into small chunks, every time you reach a milestone you will feel a boost in confidence and one step closer to that aim. You need to be ready to put in all of your spare hours into getting that job you love, otherwise you will never reach that goal.

The Things Us Girls Do To Look Good!

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There’s that phrase that says “Beauty is pain”. But have you ever wondered why that seemed to only apply to girls and not guys? It’s crazy if you sit and have a think about all the things we do in order to make sure we look good. Let alone the money that we spend along the way. But you’ll never hear us complain – at least not to the boys, because we want to give off the impression that it’s easy and natural. Like Beyonce once said, “I woke up like this – we flawless” At least, that’s what we want everyone to believe.

Here are the top three things we do in order to look (and feel) beautiful.

Nails

For some reason, we only feel like a real girl when we have the pretty nails on. But if you don’t already have long, well-kept nails, then you’re going to have to pay for some. And that isn’t a cheap investment – not when you’re required to do it every month. The plus side is being able to choose beautiful colours and pattern and shapes and lengths. This isn’t really a chore, it’s actually rather enjoyable, but it does cost money, and it isn’t a one-off thing. So technically, that’s still a tough job to maintain. No matter how pretty the outcome is. You can find some of the best ideas for this fall on glamour.com.

Hair Removal

It hurts, it’s a regular job, it’s time-consuming – but we do it. Whether it be shaving, waxing, plucking, threading, or zapping, our need to be soft and smooth is the main priority. But sometimes it’s not as simple as that, there can be issues along the way, like ingrow hair, cuts, and bumps, and they’re never fun to try and deal with – but there is a way. You can find out how to get rid of razor bumps from 99centrazor.com, as well as figuring out how to avoid those nasty ingrown hairs. In fact, even introducing exfoliating into your routine can greatly make a difference. So do the research, not just the action – you could learn a lot and make the experience an easier one.

Makeup

Do you have any idea about how much money you spend on your makeup every year? No? Well, you probably won’t want to find out, because it’ll be a lot. Remember that you’re supposed to throw out your makeup if you’ve had it for three months, and while no one really does that – imagine that extra cost if you did. Regardless of where you shop, whether that be the drugstore or the high-end beauty stores, it still all adds up. Mascara dry up quickly, eyeshadows run out rapidly, foundations disappear dramatically, and our brushes – our brushes should all be put in the bin and replaced. Like, now. You don’t want to know what’s crawling around in there. Not even kidding.

So as you can see, us women have it hard. And that’s without even mentioning that time of the month…

Is Your Job Causing Long Term Damage To Your Health?

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No job should compromise your health. Whilst many jobs have health and safety precautions in place, there are still many forms of long-term damage that we ourselves can take action against. Here are a few ways to keep yourself safe at work.

Take a stand

Do you spend most of your job sat behind a desk? A sedentary lifestyle can come with many long-term health problems. Bending over a desk can damage your posture. Constantly relaxing the muscles in the stomach meanwhile can cause these muscles to wear and promote weight gain. The knees meanwhile can also suffer damage from being bent for long periods. An easy way to prevent all this long-term damage is to regularly take a break from sitting down and stretch your legs. Walking around for five minutes at a time every hour could be enough. Some people have even taken the option to buy a stand-up desk.

Save your breath

Various chemicals when breathed in can cause respiratory problems later in life. These include industrial chemicals and flour, as well as more dangerous substances such as asbestos. In such jobs, a safety mask will generally be supplied – be sure to wear this to avoid long term damage to your lungs.

Turn down the volume

Similarly, many jobs can involve exposure to loud noise. This can cause hearing loss later on in life. Common careers that result in hearing loss involve construction, airport work and music venue work. Always wear ear protection where supplied to protect your ears against damage. If you start to experience hearing loss, it could be worth visiting a specialist who may be able to fit a hearing aid and return your hearing to normal.

Kick up your heels

Do you regularly wear high heels to work? When worn on a daily basis, heels can cause many joint problems as well as back problems. This can negatively affect mobility later in life. Take a break from heels and try to wearing them only on special occasions. You can also take actions such as lowering the size of your heel.

Rest your eyes

Most of us spend our jobs looking at computer screens or tills. Whilst there is still growing research into the damage that this can cause, it’s been shown that reading in poor light can cause long-sightedness later on in life. Make sure that your office desk or premises is well lit so that you’re not straining your eyes. If you do require reading glasses, make sure that you’re wearing them as straining your eyes will cause further damage.

De-stress

Stress is indeed the biggest killer. Cortisol released during stress causes heightened blood pressure and overproduction of white blood cells, which can then lead to heart attacks and strokes. If you work a high-pressure job, make sure that you are getting a break at home. There are many ways to reduce stress including getting a healthy amount of sleep and exercise. Meditation, music and laughter have all been found to reduce stress.  

Optimize Your Home

Your home is most likely the centre of your life. It’s your pride and joy. All of you with have specific things that you love about your home. Mom’s, it’s usually the kitchen. Teenage boys, it’s usually their bedroom. But one thing most people lack is making the most of every room. Whether that be with tech, furniture, or accessories. Check out these ways you can add a little snazzyness to your home.

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Tech

There’s so much tech out there that can help you with things such as reducing energy bills, or just generally making home life easier. For the bedroom, invest in something such as the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link. It’s a little device that does what it says on the tin. There’s nothing worse than being to hot or to cold in the night, this will solve all of your issues. It doesn’t have any fan blades either, so you could easily put one in your children’s bedroom.

Why not try something like a smart meter. They’re a relatively new piece of technology, but are so efficient for saving you some pennies. You can control it from your phone, and do thing such as put the heating on a few minutes before you get back to the home, switch the water on etc. All of this can be done from a remote location. Check this out and see which one you prefer. You definitely won’t be disappointed with the money it saves.

You could even look to put something such as mood lighting in either the bedroom, or the living room. If it’s in the bedroom, the dim light can help you naturally fall asleep. Using soothing colours such as blue’s, oranges, and greens to have you drift off. If it’s in the lounge, you can get tech that’ll change the colour of the lights to the sounds being played on the TV. A novelty feature that is bound to amaze all of your guests.

Furniture

The comfiest part of your home. In the bedroom, try optimising your space with a different bed frame. You can either get ones that pull up and reveal a large under bed space. Or there are plenty out there that have a few pull out compartments underneath. It’s so hard to find space in the smallest room in the house, so make use of what you have!

One cool idea for the longue is footstools that open up, and have a lot of storage room inside them. A lot of people don’t have recliner sofas, so this one is a win win. It’ll give you a place to rest your feet, and storage space for things such as toys if you have kids. Or it can be a place to put accessories such as remotes, maybe even magazines and books so they’re out the way but easily accessible.

Optimising your home really isn’t hard, it can either save you a lot of pennies, or just make your home generally more aesthetically pleasing. If you have anymore tips, leave a comment below!

Blemish-Prone Skin? Banish These Habits For A Healthier Complexion

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As women, our skin always seems to drive us a little bit crazy. Whether you’ve got ageing concerns, or you’re battling dry patches, we always seem to be trying to get our skin looking good. But of all the different skin concerns that you can have, it’s safe to say, that suffering from blemish-prone skin can be one of the worst to suffer from. When your skin is partial to breakouts, it can really drive you nuts. There’s not a lot that you can do to keep it under control, or is there? If you have oily or combination acne-prone skin, this is what you should avoid to keep it under control.

Touching Your Face

First up, stop touching your face! Whether you realize it or not, our hands carry germs. So when you touch your face, you’re spreading them! What’s more (and what’s even worse), if you do have blemishes and you’re touching them, not only could they become infected and get worse, but your fingers can then spread those germs across the rest of your face too. And this can make your acne significantly worse. It is a hard habit to break, but if you really want your skin to clear up, you need to keep your hands to yourself.

Sleeping With Your Makeup On

Whether you’ve got blemish-prone skin or not, this really is the cardinal sin of skin care. But throw in the excess oil production that you’ve got going on and you really do have a recipe for disaster. So ensure that you take your makeup every single night without fail. You may find that acne-specific cleansers such as these https://soundbodylife.com/5-powerful-organic-face-washes-that-will-get-rid-of-your-acne/ will also help you here. Getting the makeup off is crucial, but you should also be deep cleaning your skin to keep it clear too.

Eating Junk Food

Fries taste good, but when you want to keep your skin clear, you should be definitely looking at your bad diet habits a little bit closer. Because some foods will make your skin worse. So if you want to be able to clear up your complexion, you need to be working on a balanced diet rich in skin-feeding foods.

Sipping Sodas

If you’re a fan of fries, then you’re probably used to sipping on sodas too. But they’re not the best drink for your skin. In fact, when you have acne-prone skin, you should think about drinking your way to clearer skin as this post shows us http://whitneyport.com/2016/07/21/drink-your-way-to-clear-skin/. Juices, smoothies, and making sure your drink enough water each day is the best way to keep your skin in check.

Skipping Moisturizer

When your skin is blemish-prone, it’s often oily too. And when you have oily skin, you can believe that drying it out and avoiding moisturizer is the best thing to do. But it’s actually the worst! Your skin may be over producing oil because it’s actually dry (and therefore combination). So to counteract that dehydration, you have to use a moisturizer that will keep your skin happy and healthy.

Are Your Retired Parents As Happy As They Should Be?

Your parents will have worked all their lives to create a home and raise a family. Once they retire, however, they’ll suddenly find themselves without that much to do; they’re no longer working, the children have left home, and they’re not quite sure what exactly it is they’re supposed to be doing with all this free time. And that’s before we begin thinking about their diminishing health and mobility. Below, we take a look at how you can do your bit to ensure they’re golden years are as happy as their earlier years.

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Stuck Indoors

When a person retires, the changes come slowly. They might enjoy their free time for a short while, but they can pretty quickly find themselves in a situation that they don’t know how to handle. They might be spending more of their time inside their home, watching television, or, worst, drinking alcohol to pass the hours. They don’t plan on this, but without anything else to do, this is just the circumstance they find themselves in. Instead of visiting them in their home, encourage them to meet you out in public, maybe doing something fun, so you can be sure they’re getting out of the home.

Declining Health, Declining Mobility

A person’s health and mobility can decline fairly rapidly once they’re retired. This isn’t just because they’re less active. They also see fewer people, and as such there are fewer people “keeping an eye” on their health. If you’re worried that your parents are no longer able to live a full life in their own home, then do something about it. Look into the assisted living options in your neighborhood and see if they might be able to live more comfortably in one of those living arrangements. It’ll benefit you as well as them, as you’ll be able to rest assured that they’re well taken care of, surrounded by professionals.

Where are the Friends?

Of all the things that affect older people, none is as common as loneliness. A big percentage of older people say they experience isolation, and many can go days without speaking to another soul beyond their partner. That’s why it’s important that you encourage your parents to join social groups and make friends with other seniors. They might balk at this idea because people are stuck in their ways, but in the long run, it’ll do them a world of good.

Hobbies

And it’s not just friends that they should be acquiring: they should also pick up a few new hobbies. Doing things that require mental stimulation will keep their brain sharp and help keep away many diseases. Some activities are particularly well suited to older people, but they can do anything if they like; you’re never too old (or young!) to try something new.

Getting to Know You

Finally, make sure you’re reaching out to your parents. You could be a great friend to them if you give it a try. This is your chance to get to know them in ways you never have before, and you’ll get just as much out of it as they do.

Putting A Face To Your Hospital Stay

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Hospital stays are never pleasant. Whether planned or out of the blue, none of us likes to find ourselves away from home when we’re unwell. When you’re ill, after all, the only thing you want is your bed and home comforts. And, a hospital couldn’t be further from those things you know best.

But, most of us are exposed to hospital stays at some point during our lives. These can be for minor ailments, such as broken bones and chest infections. Or, they could be due to something serious, like a severe accident, or illness which needs treating. Whatever the reason, your stay may become a major source of anxiety for you.

Obviously, the main reason we don’t like hospitals is that they’re not our homes. The constant noise, the smell of disinfectant, and the illness are enough to put us off staying there. But, there’s also a lot of uncertainty when we’re admitted. We’re unsure of the care we’ll receive. We also know that we’ll be meeting a lot of new people, which is not really what we want when we’re not well.

So, to reduce your concern, we’re going to look at the faces you can expect to meet during your hospital stay. Obviously, there will be variations depending on your ailment, but these common characters play a part in any hospital stay.

Ward doctors

While you visit a GP for a regular doctor’s appointment, you’ll most likely be attended by a ward doctor in the hospital. Often there’s no difference between qualifications in these two roles. In fact, ward doctors are often also practicing GPs who have been given that duty for the day.

Ward doctors will visit each patient, looking through their notes and doing a quick check on how they’re doing. They usually do rounds once in the morning, and once in the evening. These will be your chance to express any concerns or ask questions you’d like answering. Bear in mind that ward doctors are extremely busy. They may only have ten minutes to spend with you each visit.

Trainee doctors

We’ve all seen hospital shows where a doctor’s trailed by a gaggle of young students, haven’t we? Well, don’t be alarmed if your ward doctor has just such a following. Trainees gain valuable experience by shadowing a doctor on his rounds. While you may find it disconcerting to be under such scrutiny, remember that you’re doing your bit for future patients. Not to mention the fact that those trainees are likely more afraid of you than you are of them!

Nurses

Of course, your main point of contact throughout your stay will be nurses. These are the people who will develop a care plan, and be there for you throughout the day and night. Unlike your doctor, there will always be a nurse around. While they may not be able to change your medication, they can make adjustments to keep you comfortable, so never be afraid to speak to them.

The chances are that’ll you’ll come across a few different nurses while you’re there. First, a pre-admission nurse may deal with you. These are nurses who speak to you before you go to a ward. They’ll ask about your medical history, and start developing a care plan from the off. Then, once you’re on a ward, you’ll meet your ward nurses. These are the nurses who will install that care plan and will help you towards recovery.

Though, even within wards, there are varying kinds of nurses, all with different levels of responsibility. There will be a head nurse, who has taken their qualifications further, either at university, or using something like these 100% Online RN to BSN Program. These are the nurses you should look out for if you want to make any major changes. For the most part, though registered nurses will be your first port of call.

Ward clerks

The chances are that you’ll also come into contact with ward clerks during your stay. These are the people who take care of the little things that mean a lot on the ward.For the most part, they’re responsible for laundry and cleaning. They often also take on a repair role within the space. While such individuals won’t play any part in your recovery itself, they are another face which is worth adjusting to. Not to mention that you need to keep them happy to ensure you get the best sheets and pillows!

Surgeons

If you’re having an operation, you will also get a visit from your surgeon at some point before surgery. For the most part, this visit will consist of a ten-minute consultation, during which they draw any necessary marks for surgery, and talk to you about any concerns. This can be daunting, but take heart that meeting with your surgeon can go a long way towards putting your mind at ease. Knowing you’re in capable hands is the best way to make surgery more bearable. Plus, this gives you a chance to ask any questions which are plaguing you. Last minute reassurances will be a huge help.

Anaesthesiologists

Those in for surgery will also meet their anesthesiologists when they go down for their operation. These are the people who will be responsible for your anaesthetic. The chances are that they’ll do simple checks, such as weighing you and taking your blood pressure. That way, they can ensure they get the anaesthetic correct. They’ll also work towards putting you at ease as you prep for surgery.

Other patients

And, of course, this breakdown wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the other patients. These are likely to become your primary source of comfort, as they’re in the same boat as you. If you’re on a specialised ward, the chances are that you’ll be surrounded by people with the same issue as yourself. This can be incredibly comforting, as you can all exchange notes and take strength from each other. Even on a generalised ward, a ward mate camaraderie is likely to occur.

How to Cope With a Low-Calorie Diet and Keep Your Sanity

Low-calorie diets are tough. By limiting the number of calories you consume, you effectively force your body to burn stored energy from fats in order to function. It’s an effective way to lose weight, but it can also be incredibly difficult, disheartening and easy to fail. This is because you’ll be limiting your caloric intake by up to 75% of what you typically eat. This will cause you to have less energy, you’ll be irritated on some days, and your cravings will shoot up.

Coping with a low-calorie diet isn’t easy, but with these tips, you’ll be able to stick with it in order to lose weight quickly and safely.

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Always see a doctor first

Never start a low-calorie diet without first consulting a medical professional. This is because you may have underlying health problems that could cause an issue with your dieting plans. This will result in decreased health and could lead to significant complications if you aren’t careful. This is especially important if you already have pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Work together with your doctor to determine how many calories you will need, or use an online BMI calculator such as http://www.calculator.net/ to determine how many calories you need to maintain your current weight. Reduce it by up to 500 calories at first, then focus on getting that many calories per day.

Consider your nutrition

Low-calorie diet plans such as the HCG diet found at http://hcgdiet.com/ come with extra supplements to ensure that your body is getting enough help it needs to burn off the extra fat, but also to keep your body healthy with all the nutrients it needs. If you have the means to hire a dietitian, they will prescribe you with the correct nutrients you need in the right dosages to make this easier.

Clean up your diet

If you’re eating less food and taking in fewer calories, then make sure you eat nutrient-rich foods to ensure that you’re getting enough energy and minerals to sustain your body. This can be harder than it sounds because it requires intimate knowledge of the food you eat, but a calorie counter can help because it usually displays the nutrients you get from everything you eat. It may also help to read labels to see how many nutrients you’re getting from the food you are eating.The calories you take in should always be packed with nutrients, so make sure you clean up your diet and only focus on nutrient-rich foods.

Distract yourself

Lastly, make sure you’re trying to distract yourself as much as possible. If you’re sitting at home and not keeping yourself busy, then it’s easy to let your mind drift off and start thinking about food again. Invest in a new hobby, speak with friends and always keep yourself active so you don’t sink back into thinking about food. Distractions are the key to breaking bad habits and staying focused on your low-calorie diet.

What Are The Benefits Of A Wooden Kitchen Worktop? 

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Although there are so many materials from which we can choose when decorating and finishing our home, the classic and traditional wood still has what it takes to make a room be practical while looking welcoming. This is why a wooden kitchen worktop would be an ideal choice, making you want to spend more time in the kitchen while enjoying the sturdiness of this amazing materials. Do you need more reasons to take wooden worktops into consideration? Just take a look below. 

  • You get a one-of-a-kind design 

The beauty of going for wooden kitchen worktops is the fact that you will never find two with the same design. Each piece of wood has its own natural pattern, the way nature design it, so you can be sure that no one will have the same type of worktop you have in the kitchen. 

  • It will never go out of fashion 

Wood was, is, and will continue to be a highly appreciated and fashionable material. Everybody loves the warm colors of wood and the cozy feeling this natural material provides when used in any part of your house. So most certainly the demand for wood will remain the same, making wood worktops stay on trends for years to come.  

  • It looks even better as it ages 

Wood is probably the only material out there that looks better as it ages. It manages to get a distinct patina and unique character that will make it even more special. So you should not worry about it looking worn and torn. 

  • There are no imperfections to bother you 

The best part when opting for solid wood worktops is that they can always be refreshed by sandblasting. This is recommended in case dents, stains, and scuffs appear, due to the activities unrolled in the kitchen. So, after a good polish, a sealing layer must be applied and the worktop is good to go, looking in the same manner as it did when you bought it. 

  • No bacteria will dwell on its surface 

Did you know that wood has anti-bacterial properties? Yes, bacteria won’t dwell on wood so it will be an extremely safe surface to use in the kitchen. 

  • It will last for years 

You really have to try very hard to break or crack wooden kitchen worktops. They are extremely sturdy and, if maintained properly, they will preserve their impeccable state for an unlimited period. Wood can really withstand a lot of weight, hits, pressure, and a high number of accidents and still remain intact, so this is definitely not the kind of surface you have to worry about. 

  • It is sound-proof 

Unlike marble or granite, when you drop something on wood the sound that will be produced will be muffled. Wood absorbs sound very well, so you will enjoy a quiet environment in the kitchen, no matter what you place or drop on your wooden worktop. 

  • It is not an expensive option 

Many people are tempted to think that wood is an expensive option. Well, it is not, as it has the best price-quality ratio out there. Wooden kitchen worktops have price tags that are higher than laminate ones but lower than granite ones, so they are somewhere in the middle. Of course, do expect the price tag to fluctuate, as it depends on the type of wood that was used to make the worktop. For example, oak worktops will be slightly pricier than beech worktops, but cheaper than bamboo worktops. So, it is a matter of personal preference and budget when it comes to choosing the ideal worktop for your kitchen.