3 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Actually Stick To This Year

This is it. This is the year. I’m gonna lose weight and eat healthier. I’m gonna drink less and quit smoking. I’m gonna save money, get rid of my debt, and finally go on that trip I’ve been dreaming of.

But it’s tough. And I get it. New Year’s Resolutions almost never last, destined to become the latest joke you can’t wait to Tweet out. But I’m definitely not here to judge. I completely understand the temptation of that Monday morning doughnut screaming your name. It’s nearly impossible to resist.

And as much as I encourage every single one of you to make a drastic lifestyle change for the better, maybe it’s possible to enhance your life by changing just a few aspects of your day-to-day routine. And you can start in the bathroom

The bathroom you say? Yes, the bathroom. Most likely, your day begins and ends in the bathroom (I hope). And all it takes is a few quick updates to your Lou to potentially get the ball rolling on your other resolutions.

1. Organic Bath Products

Did you know that most commercial soap companies leave out essential ingredients in order to make room for artificial scents and unnecessary chemicals? And these chemicals actually result in cracked and dry skin. Rid your life from the shackles of consumerism and make the switch to organic bathroom products. Your skin will become undeniably fresher and you’ll never imagine a world without handmade products. And who knows? Maybe you’ll find yourself converting to organic food as well.

Cucumber Melon Soap

Cucumber Melon Soap

Mediterranean Soap

Mediterranean Soap

Visit Etsy.com to check out their wide array of products, or even run down to your local Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s to see what they have to offer.

2. Eliminate The Clutter

Bathrooms lay home to an endless amount of products: hair products, face products, toothbrushes, toothpastes, razors, and who knows how many more. The problem is, many bathrooms tend to be small, so finding adequate storage for items may seem impossible.

Lucky for you, there are plenty of creative storage ideas that you can do yourself with items that are already laying around your house. And a clutter free room will create a clutter free life, free of stress and aggravation.

Check out some bathroom storage ideas below:

Create toothbrush holders out of bottle caps

Create toothbrush holders out of bottle caps

Use a candle holder filled with coffee beans to hold your makeup

Use a candle holder filled with coffee beans to hold your makeup

And for even more incredible DIY storage solutions, check out this amazing article from Buzzfeed here.

3. Update Your Fixtures

How many times have you longed for a hot shower? To be drenched in an array of powerful sprays. A good shower goes a long way. But a luxurious shower goes even further. It’s scientifically proven that when you take a truly amazing shower, your mind is at ease, your sense are subdued, and you are given the time you need to actually relax.

This year, take your shower to another level. Treat your mind, body, and soul to a high pressure shower head. You’ll be amazed by it’s benefits. Check out some incredible options below:

Icon Anystream Shower Head

Icon Anystream Shower Head

Anystream Vintage Shower Head

Anystream Vintage Shower Head

And all January long on SpeakmanShowers.com, all of our signature shower heads will be 15% off when you use the promo code “2014”. To browse our large selection of powerful shower heads, please visit here.

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10 Ways To Easily Organize Your Bathroom For 2014

It’s 2014 people! And that means it’s time to get your life together. No more excuses. No more saying “tomorrow is the day.” Make tomorrow today! And start by eliminating the clutter in your life.

Your friend who is constantly posting pictures of their lunch on Instagram… Gone. That one Facebook friend who continually feels the need to alert you on how many “burpees” they did at Crossfit… Gone. The person you follow on Twitter who Tweets a live play-by-play from every professional sporting event… #Gone #SorryNotSorry.

Your life needs less clutter. Less clutter leads to less stress. And a great way to start eliminating clutter is by getting organized. And where better to start than in the bathroom? Home to an endless array of products that never seem to have a proper home, the bathroom is a location that needs organization.

Below, check out these quick, cheap, DIY bathroom storage ideas that do not require any remodeling or expensive furniture pieces.

1. Attach a magnet to the inside of your cabinet to store tweezers or nail clippers

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2. Use a magnetic rack to store additional tools

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3. Use PVC pipe to hold curlers and hair straighteners

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4. Or use a magazine rack on the inside of your cabinets

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5. Make adorable, modern wall storage out of mason jars

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6. Use old glass bottles to hold hair ties and bracelets

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7. Put a shelf on the top of your door for extra storage

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8. Hang baskets on a rail to hold towels

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9. Use old bottle caps to hold up your toothbrushes

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10. Take an old votive holder filled with coffee beans to hold makeup accessories

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For more amazingly creative storage ideas, make sure you check out this awesome Buzzfeed article here.

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10 Rubber Duckies That Will Satisfy Every Person In Your Life

Perfect for Secret Santas, Stocking Stuffers, and of course, bath time company, these Rubber Duckies are unique, quirky, and potentially strange.

1. Book Worm Duck

61abWK8ifrL._SL1500_For the obsessive reader in your life. For more, visit here.

2. Foodie Duck

(214)chefFor the one who Instagrams every meal they’ve ever made. For more, visit here.

3. Bride & Groom Duck

31eBn7eigULFor the obnoxious couple who can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. For more, visit here.

4. Sports Duck

411KMib5DTLFor that die-hard sports fan that screams at the television. For more, visit here.

5. Rocky Horror Duck

rockyhorrorFor that friend who still goes to midnight showings and acts out all the scenes. For more, visit here.

6. Artistic Duck

31090For that non-conformist, artsy hipster in your life who will probably hate this present. For more, visit here.

7. Darth Vader Duck

(700)Duck VaderFor that nerdy, fan boy in your life. For more, visit here.

8. Rubik’s Cube Duck

rd_80scube_bd-2TFor the nostalgic, pop-culture fanatic who constantly quotes 80’s movies. For more, visit here.

9. Christmas Duck

CaptureFor the Christmas / Holiday lunatic who decorates their home like Clark Griswold. For more, visit here.

10. Mr. T Duck

mrtduckBecause honestly, who doesn’t love Mr. T? For more, visit here.

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4 Christmas Presents That Are Sure To Win Over That Special Lady In Your Life

The hunt for the perfect Christmas present for her… You mom, your wife, your sister, your girlfriend, your female co-worker, that annoying lady neighbor who complains about your dog. Us men weren’t built for this shopping thing. It’s as foreign to us as the Kardashians and Glee.

I completely understand the stress of shopping for women on Christmas. If you’re looking for clothes, just throw in the towel now. Jewelery is the generic, easy way out. And if you dare grab appliances, just prepare to be sent on a one way trip to the couch.

This year, think differently. Think outside of the box. Think about getting a gift that the woman in your life can enjoy for years to come. And the best place to start is in the bathroom.

It’s in the bathroom that your lady reigns supreme. So this year, instead of complaining about how much time she spends in the bathroom, encourage it with these perfect Christmas presents below…

1. Christmas Bathroom Candles

Sometimes, all your lady needs is a little rest and relaxation, especially during the stressful holiday season. Give her this beautiful Christmas scented candles and maybe attach a note that reads: “Good for 1, interruption free night spent relaxed in the tub.”

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2. Christmas Soaps

Nothing embodies Christmas more than the delightful scents associated with the holiday season. These Christmas soaps will leave her lost in serenity. And the fact that they are 100% organic with no unnecessary chemicals means her skin will be feeling refreshed and revitalized. Click on the images for more information.

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peppermint soap

gingerbread soap

gingerbread soap

3. Designer Faucets

Really show her how much she means to you with these luxury bathroom faucets below. Each faucet features an artistic, elegant design that will completely change the atmosphere of her bathroom. Click on the images below for more information.

Alexandria Centerset Faucet

Alexandria Centerset Faucet

Tiber Widespread Faucet

Tiber Widespread Faucet

4. Spa Inspired Shower Combinations

Instead of opting for a gift card for a massage or a day spent at the spa, give her the luxurious experience everyday with these combination shower systems below. Equipped with a hand shower and a fixed shower head, these versatile combination systems feature diverse spray settings to deliver a blissful bathing experience. For more, visit here.

Neo Rain Waterslide

Neo Rain Waterslide

Neo Combination Shower

Neo Combination Shower

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4 Christmas Presents That Will Change Your Man’s Life

A bottle of cologne. A shirt of his favorite sports team. A box set of some television show from years past. We get it. Men are hard to shop for on Christmas. Especially when a majority of them just grunt and shrug whenever you ask them what they want for the holidays.

But to really understand what a man wants, you need to get inside of their head. What do men love? I mean, what do they really cherish?

The bathroom.

The bathroom is a destination that men obsess over. A place where peace and solitude come easy. So this year, skip the generic gifts and check out these amazing bathroom presents that will upgrade his bathroom into a kingdom below:

1. Dollar Shave Club

Chances are, the man in your life hates to shave. It’s a pain in the tuckus. And furthermore, shaving costs an arm and a leg. Four cartridges of your favorite blades can cost up to $20 bucks a pop! Dollar Shave Club is an incredible new company that sends high quality blades straight to your doorstep for just a couple of bucks a month. For more, visit here.

2. Manly Soaps

It’s tough for men to get clean. They’re dirty, sweaty, masculine creatures that are sadly subjected to a world of feminine, “tropical” cleansers. Check out these man inspired, masculine scented soaps below.

Primitive For Men

Primitive For Men

Black And Tan Beer Soap

Black And Tan Beer Soap

3. Designer Faucets

Men love to feel handy. It’s why they look under the hoods of cars even though they have no idea what they are looking at. The great thing about these solid brass bathroom faucets is that they are stylish, durable, and easy to install. But don’t let him know that you know that!

The Edge Single Lever Faucet SB-1511

The Edge Single Lever Faucet SB-1511

Trave Widespread Faucet SI-F021

Trave Widespread Faucet SI-F021

4. Powerful Shower Heads

Last, but certainly not least, the most important factor in your man’s bathroom routine… the shower. This year, upgrade your guy’s shower experience with these powerful, yet stylish, shower heads below.

The Edge Shower Head

The Edge Shower Head

Anystream Vintage Shower Head

Anystream Vintage Shower Head

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6 Unexpected Uses For Everyday Bathroom Products

Your bathroom is the home to an endless array of products. In fact, the average number of items sitting in a women’s bathroom alone tallies up to about 437. Yowzers. But little did you know that many of your products live a double life. Below, check out some totally unexpected, completely awesome, and even some bizarre uses for some of your everyday bathroom products.

1. Your hairdryer can instantly defog your bathroom mirror

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2. You can use your hair straightener to de-wrinkle your clothes

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3. Your hair conditioner can be used as an incredible, moisturizing shaving cream

Picture24. Deodorant helps prevent blisters when rocking those new shoes

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5. Chap stick instantly stops bleeding from a shaving injury

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6. Use you razor to easily depill your clothing

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And for even more tips and tricks in the bathroom, make sure you read “10 Essential Bathroom Lifehacks That Will Make Your Life Easierhere.

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The 5 Best Books Of The Fall For Serene Bath Time Reading

Light some pumpkin scented candles, pour yourself a tall glass of wine, leave your troubles at the door, and completely immerse yourself in the pages of a beautifully written book while soaking in the tub.

Because it’s bath season. And you’d have a hard time convincing me that there is anything more satisfying than a hot bath on a cool, fall night. Especially if it’s after a long, stressful day at work.

We order you to treat yourself to a night of rest and relaxation. Pick up one of these books below, fill up the tub, and forget about the world around you.

5. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

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Stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes, and an entire nation in an uproar, 17 year old Alexander Woods is fairly sure he’s doing the right thing. Remarkably written, The Universe Versus Alex Woods tells the story of a lovable, socially awkward teenager who survives a trying series of unfortunate events. For more, visit here.

4. Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt

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There’s only one person who has ever understood 14 year old June, her uncle and world-renown painter Finn Weiss. But when Finn dies after battling a mysterious illness, June finds herself lost and alone. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life – someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart. For more, visit here.

3, This Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

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Meet Harold Fry, a recently retired man living with his wife Maureen in a small English village. Nothing changes in Harold’s day-to-day activities except for Maureen’s level of irritation with Harold’s routine. Until, one morning, a letter arrives from a women he hasn’t heard from in over twenty years. This women, Queenie, is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. When delivering a letter back, Harold continues walking past the mailbox, and embarks on a journey across the country believing that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. For more, visit here.

2. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

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Judd’s father has sadly passed, his wife has cheated on him with his boss, and he’s now forced to sit Shiva with his family who hasn’t been together in years. The week quickly spins out of control, secrets are revealed and grudges resurface. And then Judd’s wife delivers the clincher, she’s pregnant. For more, visit here.

1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Louisa Clark needs a job desperately. But the only position she can find is care taking for ex-Master Of The Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life, big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel, and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Heartbreakingly romantic, Me Before You is a beautifully tragic love story that will captivate you from page 1. For more, visit here.

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