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Children tend to climb on furniture to get closer to something they can’t reach.  That’s why we need to secure all our furniture to prevent from injuries, or worst, death. Televisions should only be placed on furniture designed to hold them, and must be anchored to the wall or a TV stand that is out of reach of the child. When unplug, tuck the cords away to keep children from pulling on them. Place heavier things on the bottom of the furniture. Use straps and brackets to secure your TV. Install furniture with anti-tip devices. Remove fun things (such as toys…) that might tempt kids to climb. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to secure TVs and furniture properly.

Staining wood floor is not difficult as we may think.  We can do it at home by ourselves.

 

Materials:

 

stain paint tray paint stirrer mop floor sander clean rags

 

 

Steps:

 

Sand Floors

Prepare the floors by sanding and remove all sawdust thoroughly.

Mop the Floors

Use a wet mop or wet rag to remove the specks of dust and grains completely, and allow to dry for at least 30 minutes.  This will cause the wood to better accept the stain.

Test the Stain

Test the stain in a unnoticeable area of the floor or on a sample piece of wood before applying it to the entire floor.

Apply The Stain

Apply the stain with a rag, sponge or an applicator. Make sure it is applied evenly and watch for drops and pooling.  Work from one side to the other.   Let dry completely per the stain’s instructions.

Remove Excess Stain

Wait for at least at least 10 minutes to allow the stain to soak into the wood, then wipe out some excess stain.

Add Protective Coating

The stain only adds color or tone to the wood but does not protect the wood. Add a layer of polyurethane or another protection over the finished stain to protect the wood.

Allow To Dry

Let everything to set and dry completely before adding furniture or anything into the space.

 

We do agree with this believe that a happy, beautiful home is a source of confidence and joy in people’s lives. Thinking a new home decoration might stressful in you are boring, to create the ideal interior, you just need to know a few simple tricks. There is no need to begin a drastic repair or make a dramatic rearrangement. T he best part? Those minor updates are usually inexpensive and require practically no effort to complete.

Mirrors give the illusion of space

A colorful print on curtains can refresh any room

Hang curtains closer to the ceiling to create the illusion of large windows

Try to hide annoying wires

Easily build a bed canopy using curtain rods

Use drawers to increase storage space

Dark colors make a ceiling look higher

Hide a bed behind curtains

Play with colors to get the illusion of a high ceiling

Cover outlets and switches with colorful cases

Pests can be found everywhere, and they are annoying.  They are high risk to our health as they carry dangerous diseases.      There are different products you can buy in the market to rid these pests, but most of them are not effective and are containing dangerous chemicals. With simple and easy remedy, you can get rid of them naturally and effectively and budget friendly.        Just simply pour in a spray bottle: 1/2 cup of shampoo, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, and 1/2 cup of vinegar. Shake it well, then spray the solution where the roaches and mosquitoes frequently stay.  You can spray this solution everywhere in your home as it’s not dangerous for the family and pets.

House cleaning tools and equipment are one of the essentials in the house.  But, sometimes after cleaning, we easily forget to clean the tools.  Making a habit of cleaning and maintaining them regularly will keep your tools increase the service life, as well as the performance of the equipment.  This will also save you money from having to replace them quickly.

 

Broom and dustpan 

The best way to clean the broom is to comb the bristles regularly.

Occasionally, wash the entire broom and dustpan with a mild dish soap and water to keep it clean. Pat the tool dry or allow it to air dry afterward.

 

Store your broom off of the ground. Be sure to hang your broom against a wall or from a ceiling. Storing the broom on its bristles will result to a bent and split bristles.

 

 

Vacuum cleaner.  A vacuum cleaner needs more frequent maintenance.

 

Clean the the bag or canister on a vacuum cleaned and empty.

Be sure to clean the air filter.  Every few uses the vacuum cleaner’s air filter should be cleaned.

Clean the brush roll.  It easily becomes wrapped in hair and other long fibers. This hair and debris can be removed with your fingers.

 

Mop heads, cleaning cloths and rags.  All of these items can be cleaned by using a detergent or hot water and vinegar to sanitize. Be sure to air dry before storing.

 

 

Sponges.  These sponges can quickly become covered with bacteria.  Soak the sponges in a mild bleach solution, or for most bacteria reduction use an undiluted vinegar.

Add a decor to your house with these easy to maintain plants.

Large plants that grow inside your house will surely catch attention and add a green touch to your space.

 

Schefflera (umbrella plant)

It can grow between 4 to 6 feet tall.  This tropical shrub can tolerate a little bit of direct sun. Most professional growers prune this plant to increase growth and to have a better look.  It is easy to maintain, though it requires a large pot to grow.  Good light without direct sunlight will give you the best result for this plant.

 

Fiddle-leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

A native to western Africa.  These grow up to 5 feet tall and grows best in lowland tropical rainforest. Plant this in a bright indirect sunlight.  Let the soil dry completely before watering it.

 

Ponytail Palm

An eye-catching houseplant that doesn’t require a lot of watering, it can go for weeks. It holds a lot of moisture in its bulbous trunk.  Placing this plant in a  bright light spot will help it grow more healthy.  You should let the soil dry completely before watering.

 

Common Fig (Ficus carica)

A native to the Middle East and Western Asia.  It is now widely grown throughout the world.  Provided with enough sunlight, this plant can bear fruit.  It can grow to 7 to 10 meters.

 

Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)

A Native to Lord Howe Island (Australia).  This plant does not need pruning or repotting.  Even those who don’t have a green thumb can grow this because it is easy to maintain.  It also doesn’t need a lot of watering, only when the soil feels dry. It is seen most often in offices.  Place this plant in an area where it can receive indirect sunlight.

 

Croton (Codiaeum)

It can grow as big as 10 feet tall, have variegated leaves with shades of red, yellow and green.  This plant needs a very bright light location to keep their bright colors.  It needs a location with higher humidity.