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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 May 22, 2019

                        10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                        10 Simple Morning Exercises That Will Make You Feel Great All Day

                        There are lots of studies that show if you do some exercise in the morning, you will be in a better mood all day long. You will have more energy and you will certainly be a better colleague, friend or partner.

                        One psychologist at Duke University has researched the effects of exercise on depressed patients and he has come to the conclusion that exercise has a definite role in treating this condition and has an important role in preventing people from relapsing.[1] According to the New York Times, scientists have now established that exercise also boosts your brain power.[2]

                        In addition, there are studies from the Appalachian State University which show that blood pressure can be reduced by doing regular morning exercise.[3]

                        Here are 10 simple morning exercises that will help you feel great the whole day long. You can include some of them in your morning exercise routine or do them all at home without having to enrol in a gym. Consult your doctor before starting any form of exercise routine if you are new to this.

                        1. Cat Camel Stretch

                        Stretching exercises are useful for muscle toning and also preventing arthritis. They can either be dynamic or static.

                        Dynamic ones such as the cat camel stretch, are particularly useful for doing other exercises in the morning. They are also beneficial at other times of the day, especially after long periods of sedentary work. This one is great for spinal flexibility and is a good warm up exercise.

                        Kneel down on all fours. Start by rounding your back just like a camel so that your head will try to meet your pelvis. This is the camel position. Then lower and lift your head so that your lower back is arched. This is the cat position. Do these movements slowly and smoothly. About 4 or 5 times.

                        Here’s a video to guide you through:

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                        2. Go for a Walk or a Run

                        This is better done outside so that you can connect with nature but running inside on a treadmill is almost as good. You can time yourself and increase length and time according to your fitness program.

                        Always have new goals to reach. Start with brisk walking and work up to running. At my age, I am still walking!

                        The health benefits are considerable. You can build stronger bones and you can help to maintain your weight.

                        Also, you are helping your heart to stay healthy and keeping your blood pressure low.

                        Learn more about the benefits of running here: 8 Benefits of Running 5 Minutes Every Day You Didn’t Know

                        3. Jumping Jacks

                        Michelle Obama is a great fan of this exercise and has become “Jumper in Chief.”[4] They are great for cardiovascular health and also for toning muscles especially the calves and the deltoids.

                        Stand with feet together. Jump while spreading your arms and legs. Return to first position and keep going! You can start with doing these for 1 minute and then gradually build up to the number you are comfortable with. Here’s how:

                        4. Abductor Side Lifts

                        Watch the video below to see how to do this exercise. These muscles are important because you use them everyday to run, get into the car or onto and off a bicycle. They are very important also for your core stability and prevent the pelvis from tilting.[5]

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                        Do about 10 to 15 raises for each side like this:

                        5. Balancing Table Pose

                        This is a classic yoga pose. It benefits the spine, balance, memory and concentration.

                        Start with the table pose (hands and knees). Breathe in before starting each movement. As you exhale, raise your left leg parallel to the floor as you raise the right arm, also parallel to the floor. Breathe in as you lower arm and leg. Repeat for the other side. 10 repetitions on each side is a good starting point.

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                          6. Leg Squats

                          Not just legs are involved but also hips and knees.

                          Stand with your feet a bit further out from your hips. Arms are out in front of you. Then lower yourself as if you wanted to sit down until you reach a 90 degree angle. You can go down further if you want to. Then return to the starting position. Repeat 15 times for 2 sets for beginners.

                          The benefits are that these exercises help with knee stability and can benefit the leg muscles such as quadriceps, hamstrings and calves.[6]

                          7. Push Ups

                          You start lying down (face down) but with your body held up at arm’s length. Your hands should be in line with your shoulders. Breathe in as you lower your body. That is fairly easy. Now, as you exhale, you have to get back up to the starting position.

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                          An easier version to start with is to bend your legs at the knees so you do not have to lift your whole body.

                          Beginners may take up to a month to be able to do 100 push ups so you will have to start with a very small number and gradually increase it.

                          This exercise is great for strengthening the chest, shoulders and the triceps. It is a great strengthening exercise for many muscle groups. In fact, most muscles from the toes to the shoulders are being used.

                          8. Bicycle Crunches

                          There are numerous crunch exercises targeting the abs. The bicycle crunch is a variation where you work more muscle groups. Aim for 15 to 20 reps to start off with.

                          Watch the video to see how this is done correctly:

                          9. Lunges

                          Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place your hand on your hips. Take one giant step forward with the right leg. Make sure the knee does not go too far forward, that is, past your toes. The left knee will go down to almost floor level. Alternate the legs as you go on.

                          Try to do a set of between 8 and 12 reps for each leg. It is important to allow for a day of rest, so this exercise should be done on alternate days, especially if you are using weights.

                          This exercise is great for strengthening and toning the quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings.

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                          10. Bicep Curls

                          You can do this sitting down so if you spend a lot of time on the phone, this is a great exercise to do.

                          Choose suitable dumbbells or another household object that you can easily hold. Sit down with the dumbbell in your hand. You need to sit forward a bit so that your triceps can lean on your thigh to give you support.

                          Then bring the weighted arm up to shoulder length and then down again. Exhale as you lift the weight and inhale as you lower it.

                          Here’re some important notes before you start doing this exercise:

                          Try to do one or two sets of about ten repetitions for each arm and then switch arms.

                          These exercises are really useful for toning the arm muscles.[7] In addition, they can strengthen and tone the brachioradialis muscle located in the forearm. These are the muscles we use to pick up things when we flex the arm at the elbow so we use these muscles countless times a day.

                          You may have to build in a rest day for the heavier exercises, numbers 6–10. On the rest days, you can do gentler stretching exercises and also some walking or running.

                          Morning exercise is not only a great mood booster, but will help you keep your weight down and also sleep better![8] Start including one or some of these exercises in your morning routine!

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