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15 Ways to Declutter, Organize, and Decorate Your Room on a Rainy Day

Spend your time sprucing up your room; you'll be so glad you did!
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  1. Downsize Your Wardrobe

We all have that struggle, facing our closet and holding onto rarely worn clothes with our just because and sentimental reasons. This video is worth the watch if you're set on freeing yourself from all the clutter and have all the time for it. 

  1. Drawer Organizer

Gather empty yoghurt cups and form it into your own divider. Place smaller essentials like accessories and makeup, or use it to organizer your underwear and socks.  The sturdy cups help keep the order in your drawer without disrupting other clothes.

  1. Tin Candles

Give life to old tins lying around in your home by using them as pretty candle holders, do a little project and melt old candles you've got. Now you can light a nice candle while locked in when it's pouring outside.

  1. String Lights

The gloomy weather is a perfect time to setup lights in your room and this pin has the most interesting ways to drape string lights.

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  1. Key Rack

A framed board with hooks is a simple and pretty way to organize and hang all your keys in one place. Isn't it time to sort through all of your keys?

  1. Origami Bowls

Fold your stress away by doing this easy origami tutorial to form a bowl you can store all your knick knacks in. Put it in a pretty flat lay so you can share a pic to all your friends.

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  1. Under Bed Drawers

Upgrade plastic storage boxes by gluing wheels at the bottom; you’ll find it so much easier to pull out from under your bed.

  1. Hanging Pin Board

Cut a board in a circle or unique geometric shape, cover it in lovely fabric and you have a space you can pin your photos and quotes, definitely something to look forward to seeing during this wet season when your trapped inside.

  1. Printable Book Page Art

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There are so many printables online to decorate your space, but there’s something homey and comforting about these oversized book pages to see hanging on your wall.

  1. Magnet Strip

A simple magnetic strip on a can or wall can be a game changer. Imagine how easy it is to store and find your essentials like tweezers and hairpins. Heck! You can attach a magnet strip to your makeup and put it there too.

  1. Bedside Caddy

If you're just as messy as me, you'll find all my phones and gadgets astray which can be a struggle finding in the morning. A fabric organizer could be the answer with pockets for every item you got. This pin has a sewing tutorial but you can get creative with your DIY.

  1. Hanging Desk Organizer

This wonderful organizer is totally up to you, personalize it specific to the items you have and make boxes and hooks, use it as a vanity area or a crafty storage space.

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  1. Organizer Tray

This DIY is perfect for leftover chocolate boxes since you can create your own tray with dividers. It’s that kind of project that takes time and so appropriate for a staycation away from the rain.

  1. Confetti Tray

You could also go for something completely sparkly and transform a tray a plain tray into a kaleidoscope of confetti.

  1. Glass Jars

Don't underestimate a good jar to keep your desk in order and add a touch of class. Simply use pretty paper to wrap around the body using twine or ribbon.

What are your decluttering tricks? Share them with other Candy Girls who are spring cleaning below!

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"Today, I Won"

I always caught feelings for someone, and hoped so much that one day there could a thing between the two of us. I'm usually the one that makes the effort to buy and/or make cute gifts, chats them every other day, and stays up all night with him.

When I was 16, my childhood crush suddenly came back into my life. We'd constantly send updates to each other, recommend favorite songs and talk even the most random things. He'd even text me as early as 6 to just greet me good morning almost everyday. I hoped so much that when I confessed, he suddenly stopped talking to me.

For short, he ghosted me. Those 6 months I spent talking to him, allotting my time for him, and staying up until 3 am for him - all gone in a simple confession. Although I had a few crushes before him, he's the only one that got me in real pain. It was the kind of pain that I never thought I'd experience. It was the kind of pain that I couldn't believe.

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After 7 years (it happened back in 2017), I thought he came back into my life to stay, but I guess he's just one of the guys who distanced. I felt a complete loser that time. But during this quarantine, everything was different. I caught feelings for someone else, but he treated me with the best kindness yet.

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It happened at 2 am, May 30, 2020, when I impulsively confessed my feelings through messaging him. After saying my feelings, he responded with genuine and kind words. We both even complimented each other. Although the feelings didn't reciprocate, I still found a connection that can't be replaced with any guy.

To my 16 year old self, here I am, 18 and happy. You may have felt that time was the biggest regret and loss, but I'm here to tell you, we won. Today, I won.

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Why our high school barkada is the best?

Remembering our high school years entails quite a lot reminiscing of the things we all been through when we were younger. You’ve experience a lot of new things during those 4 wonderful years and did most of them with the few people you consider your barkada. And through a series of all the lunch breaks you had together, the walks you took on the way home, and taking the same classes, you never thought you’d survive, you have made your life’s greatest friends.

Here are some of the reasons why your high school barkada is the best:

1. You figured out early teenage life together. The transition one have undergone from being a kid to a teenager wasn’t easy. For a moment you are not sure whether you should have played with your friends during recess or you should have just sat down and ate your food because you were too old for games. But whatever it is you chose to do, having friends who were as clueless as you make everything feel easier because you know, deep down, you’d figure things out eventually. You just need good company.

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2. They were with you during your “jeje“ days. I bet you have pictures taken with Camera360 and Retrica. You also have pictures edited using Pizap with embarrassing captions and you somehow kept some of them so you could have something to post online during their birthdays.

3. They know all your exes. They will never EVER forget the name of an ex-boyfriend, an ex-fling, an ex-crush, and an almost you had. They will remind you of your every questionable love decision but you’ll just laugh anyway while saying “Past is past”.

4. They never judge you. They have welcomed you to their lives when you thought jelly shoes and checkered polos were the bomb! They were quick to have told your teachers that you were not feeling well so you could go home when you really just needed to poop. You tell them every embarrassing story you have and were fine with it.

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5. You can always count on them. From the moment you first fell in love and the moment you first had your heart broken, they were with you. They were with you the moment you lost a parent and at moments when you thought you had nothing. Through every break-up and breakthrough, they were there to be your support system.

6. They are your family. Your high school friend’s family is your own family’s extension. Their parents are like your own. Don’t you feel a little kilig whenever your friend’s parents call you “anak”? And then eventually calling them mama and papa became so natural? I felt that, all the time.

7. They will always be your home. They are your place of refuge and security, the place who offers you their hands when you feel lost and the place you run to when you need saving. No matter how much time and distance separate you, they will be the one’s that you always long for and they are the one’s that you will always return to.

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