Check out these 10 top tips for upgrading your home, improving your sleep and more this season

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‘Tis the season to treat ourselves AND our homes to a little bit of love. Here, we’ve collated 10 top inspiring ideas you can try, from pillows which will transform your sleep and delicious recipes, to designer kitchens that’ll make you the envy of the whole neighbourhood… Fresh food in […]

‘Tis the season to treat ourselves AND our homes to a little bit of love.

Here, we’ve collated 10 top inspiring ideas you can try, from pillows which will transform your sleep and delicious recipes, to designer kitchens that’ll make you the envy of the whole neighbourhood…

Fresh food in a flash

Going grocery shopping is all well and good, but who has time to waste queueing and lugging bags of food around when you can have it delivered straight to your door?

Osolocal2u is one such service which can bring your groceries straight to you. 

Set up in March this year to help people access great food during the pandemic, this company sources the freshest meats, fish, veg, fruit and more, delivering to households within the M25 and across the south coast between Eastbourne and Bournemouth. 

All of Osolocal2u’s prices are matched with other supermarkets, so you won’t pay a premium for these premium items. You can also order all your other household items too, such as cleaning products and toiletries, and delivery is completely free for orders over £40.

Plus, if you order before 5pm, you can get your box of tasty fresh goodies delivered the next day. 

The Info: Click here to find out more and use discount code WELCOME15 to get 15{cb3fee2b18a82ed2e10ed83f9e6fc2cb3586567ca4ba96215a90653ab87fdf8d} off your first delivery. 

Work your way

Many of us have had the experience of working from home this year, and may be doing so for some time to come.

However, despite the perks this has, it does mean we’re moving less and sitting more. This isn’t good for our overall health, especially when it comes to our backs, necks and shoulders.

One way to combat this is by using a standing desk, such as those made by FRISKA DESK. 

This Scandinavian-inspired British company create adjustable standing desks that are slick in both design and usability. Made with a 10-year guarantee, a FRISKA desk is whisper quiet in operation, provides an unrivalled height adjustment range and gives you a sturdy, wobble-free surface.

Choose from narrower desks if you have limited space at home, as well as different desktops and frame designs to suit your style, and get ready to experience a healthier way of working.

The Info: Click here to find out more. 

Stay safe and communicate

Masks play a vital role in every day life as they work to keep you and others safe. However, covering your mouth and nose for long periods of time can often feel stifling, and can also make it hard to communicate with others.

Luckily, that’s where bubl can help. 

British company bubl has made the UK’s first transparent filtration mask, providing an innovative barrier that’s more empathetic, comfortable and easier to breathe through. 

Its transparent design allows for natural communication and, coupled with a replaceable eight-hour filtration system, it’s 100{cb3fee2b18a82ed2e10ed83f9e6fc2cb3586567ca4ba96215a90653ab87fdf8d} reusable, so it’s a greener option, too.    

bubl is a type II medical mask and comes with 60 filters to be changed after eight hours of use. It retails at £19.99 and replacement filters are £7.50 per pack. 

The Info: Click here to find out more and use discount code bubl10 to get 10{cb3fee2b18a82ed2e10ed83f9e6fc2cb3586567ca4ba96215a90653ab87fdf8d} off. 

Help little ones grow the green way

We all know how important sleep is as adults, but it’s just as vital for growing children too.

Sleep plays a key role in a child’s mental and physical development, so providing them with a comfortable mattress ensures they can get all the rest they need to grow up big and strong.

Jay-Be Toddler, Simply Kids and COREKIDS Children’s Mattresses can give you peace of mind as well as a good night’s sleep for your little ones. 

These cosy mattresses are available for toddlers right through to bigger kids across three distinct ranges which have been designed with your child’s comfort in mind. But that’s not all…

All mattresses in the range are 100{cb3fee2b18a82ed2e10ed83f9e6fc2cb3586567ca4ba96215a90653ab87fdf8d} foam free and have zero harmful VOC chemical emissions. Jay-Be also guarantees zero waste to landfill and makes their transportation greener by vacuum-packing their mattresses to maximise on space while minimising on emissions produced during delivery.

There are plenty of reasons to sleep smart with Jay-Be. 

The Info: Click here to find out more. 

Add a little ‘Ooh la la’ to meal times 

As the dark nights roll in and the days get shorter, finding inspiration for meals can start to get a little tiresome.

Fortunately, that’s where St Pierre brioche can help. They have come up with a range of mouthwatering recipe ideas using their soft, sweet and impossibly light brioche that’ll transform every meal.

Take their crispy fried chicken burger. Whip up a homemade pumpkin slaw and put in a St Pierre brioche burger bun with some crispy chicken, fresh guacamole, creamy melted cheese and fresh salad – c’est magnifique!

You could even start off your day with a tasty treat in the form of a breakfast sandwich. Warm your brioche burger bun, then add halved grilled sausages, crispy bacon and a fried egg. Top with sauce, et voila! A feast to brighten up even the most miserable of winter mornings.

The Info: Click here to find out more and visit @stpierreeurope on Instagram for more recipe inspiration.  

Kitchens with class 

Kitchens are the heart of our homes and play a crucial part in our everyday lives – be it for entertaining or spending quality time with loved ones.

It stands to reason then that our kitchens not only need to be practical, but beautiful too. And now that we’re spending more time at home, this is more important than ever.

Schüller kitchens address both of these requirements. They’re also made for life, and everything that defines the life you live. 

This iconic German brand has a wealth of innovative, classy kitchen designs to offer every kind of household. With variable height and depth cabinets, unique finishes and clever storage solutions, these beautiful kitchens can each be personalised to your individual needs, so your kitchen can be relied upon whatever life throws at you.

The Info: Click here to find out more. 

The secret to a good night’s sleep

There’s nothing more satisfying than a restorative sleep, which is why it can be so frustrating when you have a restless night.

More often than not, the culprit is discomfort caused by a bad pillow – but one company has set out to change this for good.

MyPillow have patented a unique, interlocking fill to their pillows which adapts to your individual sleeping position, so you can always feel comfortable and supported. 

It’s ideal for anyone who struggles with sore necks and shoulders, and has already been a hit throughout the US and Canada, with over 48 million MyPillows sold to date.

But that’s not all. MyPillow’s British made products also help to regulate your body temperature, keeping you cool all night long, and stay full and plumped. They’re also washable and dryable, so it’s easier than ever to keep your bed hygienically clean and rest easy.

The Info: Click here to find out more and use discount code 241 to get two pillows for the price of one. 

Earn money from your sofa!

Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. But have you ever considered that your thoughts about the world, products and brands around you could earn you money?

Research Opinions gives people the opportunity to voice their feelings about their favourite brands and products for cash, offering anything from £25 to £300 a go. All of which can be achieved from the comfort of your own home.

There’s no limit to the things you can share your thoughts about, and you don’t need any qualifications – you just need to be honest! 

Whether it’s cars, broadband provider, or even some crisps your tried recently, all you need to do is visit the website to sign up and then you can start making a living from your reviews. 

The Info: Click here to find out more.

Join the washing with water revolution 

Personal hygiene has never been more important, and one brand is making it easier than ever to achieve that shower-clean feeling all day long in the comfort of your own home. 

However, you may be surprised to hear that this is achieved through your loo rather than your shower. Yes, really!

The Geberit AquaClean shower toilet is a breakthrough design which not only makes it easier to keep your toilet clean, but aids your own personal hygiene too.

Available in three different models – the Tuma, Sela and premium Mera design – AquaClean uses WhirlSpray technology and warm water to gently wash you after you have used the loo. Also, thanks to its Rimfree ceramic design, the toilet is easy to clean and leaves no awkward crevices for bacteria to hide in.

This futuristic toilet also boasts other amazing features, including an odour-extraction system and individual user programming, so you can be clean and comfortable with ease.  

The Info: Click here to find out more. 

The kingpin of home décor 

Having spent so much time at home over the past year, we’ve all had the opportunity to have a good think about our living spaces, seeing where we can add those personal touches that really make them our own.

One particularly cool way of doing this is through art, such as the innovative pieces created by internationally renowned artist, George Wolberg.

Wolberg’s unique style is called ‘Pintillism’, which is achieved through the use of thousands of precisely placed pins to create stunning masterpieces through illusion.

Sometimes using up to 250,000 pins for one image, Wolberg’s timeless pieces of work make for fabulous focal pieces in every home. What’s more, you can even commission a picture of your choice to be recreated with pins, so you have a one-off, personal keepsake for your own space or as a gift for someone special.

Check out Wolberg’s artwork in person at his pop-up art gallery in London at 35 Thayer Street, W1U 2QX. His Pinitillist works will be on show here until Tuesday, December 22, 2020.

The Info: Click here to find out more.

If you’ve enjoyed reading this article and are interested in more inspiration in everything from food and drink, health and wellbeing to family life, why not follow Checklist on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ChecklistSocial, or sign up to the newsletter. 

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