Himalayan Salt Lamp Decour Tips

If you keep up with social media trends, you’ve likely already seen one of the most popular trends in home decour, Himalayan pink salt lamps. These lamps perfectly complement almost any living space, and they even clear the air of pollution by emitting negative ions. Coupled with their unique, decorative look, it’s no wonder they’ve become such a popular trend. If you’re redecorating, remodeling, or just looking for the perfect fixture to spruce up your living environment, here are 5 great places to place a Himalayan salt lamp for maximum effectiveness.

1.) Bedroom

If you find the ambiance of a Himalayan salt lamp to be particularly appealing, consider placing it in your bedroom. You likely spend most of your time in your bedroom anyway, and the glow from the salt lamp can be very welcoming and sensual.

2.) Living Room

Take full advantage of the lamps health benefits by using it in your living room. The Himalayan salt lamp is perfect for combating positive ions produced by technology, and if you’re like most people, most of your electronic devices are probably going to be in your living room.

3.) Reading Spot

Love to read? You’re going to need light anyway, why not use a Himalayan pink salt lamp instead of some ugly lamp.

4.) Bathroom

Why not? 🙂

5.) Charging Station

If you don’t necessarily have a dedicated charging station in your home, a desk or work area works great too. You’ll probably spend enough time working from where you charge your devices to fully appreciate the lamp.

Don’t Include These Items in Your Move

Did you know there are items that moving companies won’t move? Some are surprising, but most make sense!

Alcohol

Bottles are easily broken in a move and the contents can damage your other items. If you only have a few bottles, give them to friends. An entire collection? Invest in a custom crate and pay a little extra to transport.

Animals

There are qualified pet movers, and extensive rules for international pet moves. Check the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association website for more info.

Cleaning solutions

Bleach, drain cleaner and other cleaners can be toxic and ruin other items if spilled in transit.

Cleaning solutions

Bleach, drain cleaner and other cleaners can be toxic and ruin other items if spilled in transit.

Cooking oils

Like other liquids, oils can leak out and create a mess and also ruin other items in the back of the truck.

 

Fireworks

Imagine that accident… an explosion not only in the back of a truck, but the truck containing all of your worldly possessions. Not a good idea.

Fuels

Flammable items, including gas AND propane, are no goes. If you have a grill, remove the tank and return it to the vendor for recycling. Drain the gas from your mower and other items to avoid combustion.

Latex or oil paints

Leftover paint in your shed, consider leaving it behind for touch-ups.

Houseplants

If you must move plants, check state laws online or call the department of ag to make sure it’s OK. You may have to inspect the plant for pests and re-pot it in sterile soil before you go.

Perfume

Glass perfume bottles can shatter and a perfume spill could create fumes, stink up the truck and ruin your other items.

Scuba tanks

Scuba or oxygen tanks are highly explosive and cannot be transported unless in a specialty transport.

 

Reminders For A Successful Move

Remembering the BIG stuff when you move is easy, it’s the little things you don’t want to forget.

Regardless of how far you are moving, here’s a list of things to add to your moving to-do-list. .

Contact your insurance company. If your insurance company is not changing with your address, it is imperative to let them know that you have moved so your mail comes to the right place.

You’ll also need to change your address with your car insurance company. It may be a good time to price shop, since different companies have lower rates in some areas. Don’t forget your life insurance and renters’ insurance companies, too.

Notify your bank and credit card companies.

Your local bank is easy to remember, just don’t forget to order new checks. You may also remember to change your info with your main credit card, but not the one you rarely use. Spend 20 minutes going through your wallet and changing everything online.

Online shopping profiles. If you have 1-click ordering on sites like Amazon, it’s important to change your primary shipping address. Automatic subscription services should also be changed.

Update your license. Usually, you need a state-issued ID to get local services hooked up like water and power. You also only have 30 days to change your address on your license once you move.

Prescriptions. If you use a chain pharmacy,  it’ll be easy to call up your new branch and have your prescriptions transferred. If you use an independent pharmacy, they’ll take care of getting your scripts from your old pharmacy once you make the request. Mail order pharmacies set to auto-refill need to be updated quickly so your meds don’t end up at your old home.

Get rid of anything flammable or toxic. There’s a whole list of things movers won’t take because they’re toxic, flammable or hazardous. There are lists available from your movers for what NOT to pack.

Managing Invasive Species

Here are a few prevalent varieties of invasive species and some management techniques to help contain them.

ALABAMA BASS

… has made its way from Northwest Georgia and Alabama to adjacent rivers, taking over by dominating  through active mating and eradicating of native species. Restocking native species, giving them a competitive advantage when it comes to population growth, is the current management technique.

CHINESE PRIVET

… was imported in the mid-1800s and can be pruned into a dense hedge which is detrimental to the surrounding plants that cannot tolerate shade. Area birds consume the fruit and distribute the seeds, facilitating expansion. It can be controlled, however, with herbicide use.

HYDRILLA VERTICILLATA (HYDRILLA)

Only a small fragment of a plant is needed to begin an entire colony of this submerged aquatic plant. It shades native submersed plants, resulting in altered water chemistry and dissolved oxygen levels. It clogs culverts, water control intakes, and pumping stations, and also interferes with recreation. Agencies conduct surveys to identify, map and assess the degree of spread, followed by an application of aquatic herbicides.

 

FLATHEAD CATFISH 

Native to the Mississippi River, this fish has been transferred east of the Appalachian Mountains. Growing large quickly, they are voracious predators and have decimated native species.There are few management options, with some states using electrofishing to actively remove adults from the population. It has proven effective in reducing the average size of adults.

 

Flowers That Are Almost Impossible To Kill

Marigold (Tagetes patula) takes the top honor for being one the most heat-tolerant, drought resistant blooms in the garden.

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

This drought-tolerant, purple beauty doesn’t have disease or insect problems and thrives in a wide variety of soil.

Daylily (Hemerocallis)

With a huge range of colors and great grassy foliage, the flowers only last for a day (hence the name). They provide an almost endless supply of blooms all summer. 

Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)

Not a part of the sunflower family, this Mexican Native still borrows the name. They produce beautiful orange blooms in even the hottest conditions.pixaby

Goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

This plant is drought-tolerant and can grow in a wide range of conditions.