Two Reasons to Cut Your Own foam Cushions

foam CushionsWritten by: The Foam Factory

If you’ve ever tried to order a custom cushion from a brand name retailer online, you know how much hassle you have to go through. There is a ton of price comparison to do, and that’s not counting anyone concerned with their health or the appearance of their house. Finding a cushion online is easy, finding the cushion you want is difficult and often quite expensive.

Whether you want to replace a patio cushion for your outdoor chaise, or the saggy couch cushions in your living room, here are three reasons why you should do it yourself instead of paying the premium.

Price

A foam replacement is a lot more affordable than buying a brand name cushion. Often, you’re paying for the work it took to make the cushion (which wasn’t much in the mass produced setting). That nebulous pricing can add up quickly, especially if you’re one of the thousands pursuing a remodel each year. Ordering a foam sheet is far more cost effective, and you can shop around for a foam manufacturer that will custom-cut your order to size.

Choice

When you order cushions from brand names, you get only the styles they think will sell. Sometimes, these styles are meant to be part of a set. That means you’ll spend potentially thousands trying to coordinate your home and probably end up with something you don’t want anyway. If you do it yourself, you can choose the fabrics you want to use and color coordinate as you see fit.

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5 ways to make your home smell amazing

yourhomeimprovementSometimes your home can start smelling stale. To freshen up your home naturally, here are a few tips to make your home smell amazing.

Light a candle – Lighting candles can be a easy way to freshen up a space. Look for scented candles with vanilla, herbs or flower based oils. If buying scented candles is too expensive, make your own with a few empty mason or jam jars. Once your candle is made add a few drop of essential oils to the mix.

Simmer some spices – For a home smelling of spices, add a few sticks of cinnamon into a pot of water and place it on your stove. Once your home is smelling fresh, take out the cinnamon sticks and dry them on a paper towel for reuse.

Use your slow cooker – Since leaving a burner on when you’re not in the kitchen is not safe, use your slow cooker as an air freshener. Add a few drops of lavender or your favourite oil and let your slow cooker do the rest.

Bake – Baking a homemade air freshener is a great way to freshen up your home and your oven. Start of with tossing some orange and apple peels on a parchment paper and adding a few spices. Place your parchment paper in the oven at 200F for however long you like the smell to last.

Cook something – If you cook most of your meals, nothing beats the smell of a home smelling of stews, braises and roasts. Other favourites are bread, cookies and cakes.