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10 Creative Ways To Repurpose And Upcycle Used Baby Furnitures

10 Creative Ways To Repurpose And Upcycle Used Baby Furnitures

For most of those who have the chance to become parents (or grandparents, or siblings, or aunts, or uncles, etc.), to have a child is a reason to rejoice and celebrate. To be permitted to indulge that little person with toys, and even sometimes yourself with matching outfits, is probably one of the most enjoyable experiences a person can live through… but the harsh reality is that kids will eventually grow old.

The pretty clothes will no longer fit and the once-loved toys will one day no longer be used. Luckily, those easy to carry items can get to be donated or given away into the hands of younger generations; but what do we do with the things we can’t really put back into boxes? Sometimes we just throw them away, and sometimes we even get to sell those things.

Other times however, why not give that dearing object another chance to stay within the household and give the family more joy, entertainment and serviceability for a little longer? If you happen to be blessed with the DIY skill (or know someone who does) check out this ideas and keep that lovely crib around for a few more years.

1.  A cozy reading nook, for the parent who aims to pass on the love for books

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    Ask your kid to choose the fabric you’re gonna be using for the seat or take them with you when you buy the supplies so they can voice their opinions and get involved in the process of creating their very own “boy-cave” or “little-lady-shed”.

    2. A picnic wagon, to carry all those *needed* supplies all over the backyard

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      3. A desk, because where else would your little scientist/artist/world traveler study?

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        Mix-and-match some chairs, keep it simple (as seen above) or add some color if your child like stuff flashy. Add a few hooks or supplies and instead of a regular table as a base, add some chalkboard paint to multiply the entertainment possibilities.

        4. A rack to keep things organized

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          For that China collection mommy is so proud of.

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          5. Are you in need of a new couch, and the child’s crib is taking up some space? Nooooo problem!

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            Livingroom? Guesthouse? Master bedroom? It will belong whereever you place it!

            6. A jewerly organizer… because let’s be honest, all girls need at least a small one.

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              7. Or a herb garden. You know you want one.

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                Maybe your kids aren’t into veggies that much right now, but if you get to teach them a bit about gardening from a young age on, they might be curious enough to figure out if ‘love makes everything better’ also included the taste of celery.

                8. A vintage porch seat, made with that crib you inherited from a Southerner aunt.

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                  You might even include some armrest or hang it from the tree in the backyard. From seat to swing, how cool is that?

                  9. And why not even a dog crate, for the new baby in the family and your child’s future best friend. A comfy pillow/blanket is all this one needs!

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                    10. Oh, wait. What was that? You don’t wanna get the crib out of the room? Is your child not grown enough for a big kids’ bed? Is it hard for your kid to say goodbye? I bet it is, but no worries! Turn it into a toddler bed and you won’t even need to worry about the child’s room decor – or at least not just yet.

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                      Bonus!: From changing station to storage unit. Who says a corner mini-desk can’t be chick?

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                        Possibilities are endless!

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                        Last Updated on November 11, 2019

                        How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                        How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                        Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details and quickly comprehend new things? Well, you can too!

                        To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting time on your couch watching mindless television shows or scrolling through facebook is not going to help.

                        Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these 10 effective ways on how to improve memory:

                        1. Exercise and Get Your Body Moving

                        Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. Obesity and the myriad of diseases that eventually set in as a result of being overweight can cause serious harm to the brain.

                        Furthermore, without regular exercise, plaque starts to build up in your arteries, and your blood vessels begin to lose the ability to effectively pump blood. Plaque buildup leads to heart attacks and it also reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain. When the nutrients don’t make it there, the brain’s ability to function is compromised.

                        To prevent this from happening, make sure you get moving every day. Even if it’s just a brisk walk, it’ll help you maintain and increase your mental acuity. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent activities. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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                        2. Eliminate Stressors and Seek Help If You’re Depressed

                        Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory. Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression, which is actually often misdiagnosed a a memory problem since one of its primary symptoms is the inability to concentrate.

                        If you can’t concentrate, then you might feel like you are constantly forgetting things. Depression increases the levels of cortisol in your bloodstream which elevates the cortisol levels in the brain. Doctors have found that increased cortisol diminishes certain areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus which is where short-term memories are stored.

                        Prolonged depression can thus destroy your brain’s ability to remember anything new. Seek professional help to combat your depression – your brain will thank you.

                        3. Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Naps

                        Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

                        Getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. Taking a nap throughout the day, especially after learning something new, can also help you to retain those memories as well as recharge your brain and keep it sharper longer.

                        4. Feed Your Brain

                        Fifty to sixty percent of the brain’s overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate its billions of nerve cells. The better insulated a cell is, the faster it can send messages and the quicker you will be thinking.

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                        This is precisely why parents are advised to feed their young children whole milk and to restrict dieting – their brains’ need fat to grow and work properly. Skimping on fats can be devastating even to the adult brain.

                        Thus, eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory. Some excellent food choices include fish (especially anchovies, mackerel and wild salmon) and dark leafy green vegetables. Here’re more brain food choices: 12 Foods that Can Improve Your Brain Power

                        Deep-fried foods obviously contain fat but their lack of nutritional value is not going to help your brain or your body, so think healthy foods and fats.

                        5. Eat Breakfast and Make Sure It Includes an Egg

                        According to Larry McCleary, M.D., author of  The Brain Trust Program, an egg is the ideal breakfast. Eggs contain B vitamins which help nerve cells to burn glucose, antioxidants that protect neurons against damage; and omega-3 fatty acids that keep nerve cells firing at optimal speed.

                        Other foods to add to your breakfast include fruits, veggies and lean proteins. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Trans fats diminish the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other and HFCS can actually shrink the brain by damaging cells.

                        Having a healthy breakfast in the morning has been shown to improve performance throughout the day. If you’re too busy to have a healthy breakfast, this maybe just right for you: 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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                        6. Write it Down

                        If there’s something you want to remember, writing it down can help.

                        It may sound like a no-brainer, but do you really know why? Writing it down creates oxygenated blood flow to areas of your brain that a responsible for your memories and literally exercises those parts of it. Here’s How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life.

                        You can start a journal, write yourself emails or even start keeping a blog – all of these activities will help to improve your capacity to remember and memorize information.

                        7. Listen to Music

                        Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or “playing” it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

                        8. Visual Concepts

                        In order to remember things, many people need to visualize the information they are studying.

                        Pay attention to photographers, charts and other graphics that might appear in your textbook; or if you’re not studying a book, try to pull up a mental image of what it is you are trying to remember. It might also help to draw your own charts or figures, or utilize colors and highlighters to group related ideas in your notes.

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                        Here, you can learn How to Become a Person Who Can Visualize Results.

                        9. Teach Someone Else

                        Reading material out loud has been shown to significantly improve memory of the material. Expanding further upon this idea is the fact that psychologists and educators have found that by having students teach new concepts to others, it helps to enhance understanding and recall.

                        Teach new concepts and information to a friend or study partner, and you’ll find you remember the information a lot better.

                        10. Do Crossword Puzzles, Read or Play Cards

                        Studies have shown that doing crossword puzzles, read or play cards on a daily basis not only keep your brain active but also help to delay memory loss, especially in those who develop dementia.

                        So pick up the daily newspaper and work on that crossword puzzle, read a book or enjoy a game of solitaire.

                        Pick one to two of these tips first and start applying them to your everyday life. Very soon you’ll find yourself having better memories and a clearer head!

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