Dec 06

Squash in the Garden

Janjan found this a few days ago from my father’s little garden. He was so happy seeing this young squash in the garden. He saw squash in the market and also when I bought just a small part of it, so he has no idea with the plant. He taught that it is like the fruit-bearing trees. Since the place has lots of dried leaves, I cleaned a little, and I was surprised with the vines of the squash. It covers with a sharp hair like a small and fine thorns. I don’t know how will you call it, but I stopped cleaning when I got hurt. I asked Janjan to finish it but I also told him to be careful on the small fine thorns. He refused at first, but when I told him that we will shop for a sound gear like a live sound for djs, he was then so excited and he finished picking up the dry leaves.

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Nov 29

Make Your Home Healthier

Here are few suggestions on how your home healthier

1. Clean or scrub your shower head weekly with a bit of water and a firm-bristled brush because shower heads are contaminated with mycobacteria. These are dark, wet and warm, an ideal environment for the growth of bugs. So, to make sure that these bugs won’t stay to your shower heads, clean your shower heads every week.

2. Sanitize your shower curtain. Bad bugs love to stay on fabric (whether it’s made of plastic or fabric) when moisture and mold are present. To eliminate those bugs, put the curtain to your washing machine once a week with lots of soapy water, and then hang it to dry back in the tub.

3. Clean your remote control. Clean your remote and other shared gadgets, like your play station controller, at least once weekly with alcohol-based disinfecting wipes.

4. Sanitize your salt and pepper shakers with an alcohol-based gel. It will destroy lurking viruses within two minutes.

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Nov 21

Ways to Remove Tough Stains Around the House

Wall Smudges that Don’t Wash Off
Rub the marks with a “gum eraser”, available at most art-suppy stores. Or try a piece of stale bread. This works on paint or wallpaper. For small grease spots, use a powder puff to rub white talcum powder over the offending marl. What the powder puff doesn’t rub off wil be covered up by the powder. If the spots are bad, mix cornstartch with just enough water to make a paste. Rub the paste over the spots on the wall and leave for one hour. Then brush off.

Washing the Walls
Wash from the bottom up, not the top down. When dirty water runs over a dry, dirty wall, it leaves streaks that are hard to get out. But dirty water will not stain a wet, clean wall. For surfaces that are textured, use a piece of burlap or old nylons for scrubbing.

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Nov 16

New Amplifier and Speaker for Home Entertainment

A few days ago, I went back to the mall where I saw an amplifier and a speaker on sale. I was glad that when I came back, the music store had these items available. Since I need a new speaker for my karaoke, I bought the speaker and the amplifier as well. I was so glad that I saved a thousand for the two items. If I have enough money, I would like to buy a DBX ZonePro 640 online. It looks more beautiful than the one I bought. Anyhow, I have not tried it at home because I don’t know how to set it up, so I am waiting for my son to set up everything. I bought these two items because my natal day is coming, and next month is another celebration. My home would be noisy again with the karaoke on my birthday.

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Nov 09

For Home Repairs

Develop a Plan
Think through all the related parts of the job you set out to do. Remember that it will cost less to do it all at once than to hire contractors a few years down the road for another round of work. Visit showrooms, home centers and lumberyards that sell furniture or materials for the specific room you are working on. While you take in ideas, see if there is a designer on staff who could give you a free consultation.

Establishing Relationships
There are long-term benefits to becoming someone’s customer. Once you have found a contractor you are comfortable with, this relationship can benefit you as long as you own your home. You will have access to a network of other contractors, and you will have someone who is already familiar with your home to call in case of an emergency.

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Nov 05

Protect Your Home From Disasters

Secure bookcases, furniture and appliances with bolts, and relegate large, fragile or heavy items to lower shelves, buy earthquake insurance.

Elevate the main breaker or fuse box and any heating, ventilation or cooling equipment, purchase flood insurance, keep insurance policy, important documents and other valuables in a safe-deposit box, install check valves in sewer traps to revent backflow.

Install storm shutters, reinforce roof with bracing and hurricane straps, bring lawn furniture inside when a watch or a warning is issued.

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Oct 30

Indoor Appeal

Cleaning house is one of the most important ways to prepare your home. Everything should be spotless and should stay that way. If someone wants to view your home, you will only have a few minutes to straighten up and make things look perfect. Nothing will turn off buyers quicker than an untidy or cluttered home.

Here are some tips for making the inside of your home as appealing as possible to buyers.

Rearrange or store some of your furniture to make the house seem larger. Also, clear out closets and remove some of the clothes to make them appear more spacious.

Try hanging a mirror in a small foyer or hallway to make it seem larger.

Clean all light fixtures and install the maximum wattage in them

Remove heavy curtains and open windows if weather permits. Light, sheer curtains will emphasize the spacious, airy feeling you are trying to create.

Make the house smell good and fresh. Try boiling cinnamon sticks on the stove, placing fresh flowers throughout the house or lighting candles.

Buy new shower curtains and throw rugs for the bathrooms.

Create more counter space in the kitchen by removing all unnecessary items.

Keep in mind that when it comes time to actually show your home, you should store all valuables in a safe place that cannot be accessed by potential buyers.


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Oct 25

Home Sweet Home

Essential oils, many of which are antibacterial and antiseptic can be used to clean the home instead of, or in addition to, chemical-laden products. When you are cleaning the fridge, freezer or oven, an aromatherapist recommends adding 1 drop of lemon, or any of the other citrus oils such as grapefruit, lime, bergamot, orange or mandarin, to the water used for the final rinse. It also suggests applying 2 drops of eucalyptus oil to a damp cloth and using it to wipe down the surfaces. You can also add 2 drops of tea tree oil and 2 drops of lemon oil to a bucket of warm water and use it to clean surfaces and floors.

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Oct 17


Replace a damaged acoustical tile

Most acoustical tile fits together with a tongue and groove. If the damaged tile isn’t at an edge, you can’t fit a new one into the surrounding groove edge, but you can get around that problem pretty easily if you have extra tiles or can buy a matching one. First, remove the damaged tile. You may have to cut the tile into pieces to get it out. Next, use a straightedge and a utility knife to cut off one of the tongues and the upper lip of the grooved edges of the new tile. Put a bead of construction adhesive on the furring strips at the edges of the hole where you removed the tile. Fit the remaining tongue into the adjacent groove, and then press the tile up into the adhesive. Hold or prop the tile in place until the adhesive dries.

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Oct 16

Build a Perfect Home Entertainment

If your home entertainment is not yet complete, or you need to replace some musical accessories to make your home entertainment a real one, you can order one at musician’s friend. It is an online store for all types of musical instrument and accessories. They ship worldwide and all their prices are very reasonable. There are also items that are on sale right now. So, if you have planned to shop for musical instrument or musical accessories, click the link that I have provided. I am sure you will love the site. Enjoy your shopping.

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