Your dog is happiest when you’re home. They are social animals, and living in a group is part of their nature. However, not many of us can spend all day with our dogs, although it would be great if we could. We all need to leave at home especially when going to work and for school. You don’t need to as long as you follow these tips.
How long can you leave your dog Young puppies should not be left alone for long periods during the day – around two hours a day is the limit. And Adult dogs those over 18 months of age can be left alone four to six hours a day. However, it is now advisable to leave your dog for a long time.
House Training Make him feel that being alone is okay. Your pet should learn that being on his own is normal and safe, so give him a treat when you leave the house but not as a reward when you return.
Make your dog tired Before leaving give him some good, hard, morning exercise. This will give you the chance to leave the house without troubles.
Keep your dog busy Put away his food bowl and use food-dispensing toys instead. And make sure he has constructive ways to occupy his time when you’re not around.
Encourage your children to come home right away Teach your kids that going home early are for their pet’s needs and jump into a fun game of “fetch” or “cat and mouse” before starting other after school activities.
WARMER BEDDINGS Prepare now your warmer weather beddings and down comforter or wool blankets. It will feel you extra comfort and warmth at night.
WARDROBE CONVERSION Change your wardrobe of stored sweaters, and packing up your shorts and tank tops.
CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS Go to your roof and get rid of all the buildup and any blockages to the gutters. Or if you can’t go to the roof you can hire an expert to do it for you.
REPLACE OUTDOOR GEARS Find time in scrubbing down all your patio furniture and either cover it or store it away. PREPARE YOUR WINDOWS Cover up small holes or other entrance that might cause the entrance of the cold air. Upgrade to heavier curtains in anticipation, or seal up windows with one of the many temporary products designed to increase energy efficiency.
PREPARE YOUR FIREPLACE OR WOODSTOVE Find time cleaning out last year’s ashes, and stock up on new wood for the winter.
WINTER ESSENTIALS As soon as possible prepare your snow removal gear and salt. Because the snow and ice will be here before you know it
PEST PROOF YOUR HOME Rodents, spiders, cockroaches, and other pests also seek shelter from the winter elements and unfortunately our warm homes make the perfect so find time to keep those pest at your house cause they will cause you headache.
People spend the first and last minutes of their days in the bathroom. So here is the trends for bathroom designs and decors for 2017.
Usually considering putting a chair or ottoman might add a beauty to your bathroom.
Clean cabinets with simple knobs and handles ensure that the space doesn’t feel too crowded, It also adds a cozy effect to your bathroom.
Combining multiple types of tiles promises to be a cool and simple way to get a totally custom bathroom.
A small bathroom can rock a dark wall, especially if you paint the cabinets to match. Contrast with natural textures and a plain touch to achieve the style.
Round Mirrors manage to make space feel much more grand than their square counterparts.
Fish Scale Tiles
A fun variation on the popular subway tiles that still maintains a fresh, feminine vibe.
Spending time in nature is linked to reduced stress levels and tension relief. These houseplant listed below are easy to take care of and effective at increasing oxygen and clearing out toxins for cleaner breathing air. ALOE PLANT
This plant help to monitor the air quality in your home, and it soothe skin burns and cuts. And also serves as good ornamental design ENGLISH IVY
Ivy was listed by NASA as the air-filtering plant. It is incredibly easy to grow and adaptable — try hanging it or a floor plant. Grow in moderate temperatures and medium sunlight. RUBBER TREE
It is a good plant and low-maintenance plant is a powerful toxin eliminator and a good air purifier.
This plant do well in shade and cooler temperatures, and they can reduce the levels of a number of toxins in the air. Also a wonderful low-maintenance flower to keep in the home. SNAKE PLANT
The plant absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen during the night. Snake plant don’t need much light or water to survive, so they’re an easy choice for any corner of your home.
A popular plant choice for indoor areas that are easy to take care. Also a good air filter at home.
Quirk up the kitchen interiors
Use colorful and innovative designs to make the mundane tasks more fun.
Keep the dining table plain or put up a dinning cloth of a pastel color, which will help accentuate your food. Use colorful tablemats to perk up your dining experience.
These curtains are not just only dry quickly but are also easy to wash. It is very useful this rainy season to avoid a hard time drying your curtains. Wind Chimes
Decorate your home with monsoon-friendly accessories that make your home bright and striking. And try adding fun furniture like hammock and swing to your favorite music or book.
Different Shapes of Candles
Setting shaped candles and incense sticks with mild fragrance that helps to prevent your home from musty smell.
Gardens have changed a lot in the last few decades, morphing into multifunctional spaces where we eat, cook, work out, bathe, as well as grow plants. Here the garden trends you must know The rise of indoor gardens
Most herbs can be grown indoors as long as they have good light for 6-8 hours a day. Some varieties such as basil and thyme need a sunny north-facing window while shade lovers like mint are alright with lower light levels. Make your own indoor herb planters using recycled tins, jars, wooden pallets or guttering. Drainage holes are essential and you might need a tray beneath your planter to catch excess water. Make sure you plant herbs with similar watering requirements together.
Black and charcoal-painted fences and exterior walls
Painting boundary structures one dark colour is a relatively inexpensive way to disguise a mish-mash of different materials so they read as one, and gives tired fences and walls a contemporary lift. The popularity of dark coloured fences and walls in gardens looks set to continue this year and for very good reason. Black, deep charcoal or dark grey fences and walls make those structures recede visually, focusing attention instead on the plants in front. It’s particularly effective with green foliage, highlighting the different leaf shapes and colours. Industrial-style garden structures
The industrial style is a popular interiors trend for contemporary apartments and houses, and now that look is continuing outside.
Cultivate your own micro greens on the window sill. Highly nutritious and easy to grow microgreens are seeds harvested a few days after their germination. You can grow an enormous variety of veges as microgreens from salad greens to herbs and beetroot. Outdoor baths
A growing number of homeowners are now installing outdoor baths or showers in their gardens so they can lie back and watch the stars overhead or listen to the birds in the trees while in the shower. A big advantage of outdoor baths over spa pools or hot tubs is you don’t need chemicals because you refill the bath each time.
The mixture of extravagant patterns, wild materials, and surprising furniture pieces is making a comeback this year in the bedroom trends 2017 department. Look for pieces that make a statement for themselves, creative tiling and geometric patterns with a wide array of colors to create something that feels out of this world.
Careful Mess Stacks of chaotically arranged books that seem about to fall off, asymmetrical lighting are one of the defining bedroom trends for 2017.
It is very elegant and soothing to our eyes. Many of the top luxury exhibitors displaying their golden bedside table models.
Beautiful clean pieces from the Italian designers of the 60’s and 70’s are on the rise, combine them with the overall white tones to enhance the wooden lines and you’ve got yourself one of the most talked about bedroom trends in 2017.
Concrete Walls There’s beauty in combining rough concrete walls with vivid modern furniture and light colors, the contrast makes it irresistible and from what we’ve seen this year, this is one of those master bedroom trends that’s here to stay.
Grey with a Glimpse of Color
We’ve seen it time and time again, but it looks like industrial bedroom design has come for real in 2017. Tiled walls, slim legged metallic furniture and heavy brown tones are everywhere. The antithesis of the previous white mid-century bedroom also seems to be defining the year.
Colorful Art over white
One has been on the high side of bedroom trends, but we couldn’t avoid talking about it since it’s been up there for so long and continues to do so. Pick some vivid, colorful art and make it even livelier through the use of white tones.
BAKING SODA Next time you empty your bin, sprinkle some baking soda at the bottom it will absorb those nasty odors.
REMOVING WATER RINGS Use hair dryer to dryout water rings, there are caused by trapped moisture in the wood, so using a hair dryer on low heat directed at the affected area causes the moisture to evaporate, removing the stain.
CLEANING OBJECTS AT YOUR DISHWASHER Try cleaning this objects at your dishwasher it will work; Vases, Toothbrushes, Makeup brushes, Plastic toys, Dish Racks
USING FLOUR TO CLEAN SPILLS The flour will absorb and control the spill quickly, making it much easier to clean up.
LIMP ROLLER TO CLEAN DUST lint rollers were designed to pick up the dust and debris from your clothes, and they work perfectly on other dusty areas.
MAKE YOUR OWN SOLUTION Save money (and the environment) by making your own home cleaning solutions with stuff that you probably already have in your cupboards.
FIND A GOOD PLACE FOR YOUR GARDEN
Be sure the location gets enough light, but avoid placing it in an area where too much scorching sun or hot summer winds will force you to constantly water.
TEST YOUR SOIL Test your soil if it needs a fertilizer or a Treatment Improve the soil by recycling materials such as grass clippings and leaves found around your home.
BE SIMPLE Strive to keep your garden simple. Simplicity is the key to a low maintenance garden. Adding some extras such as water features, wildlife feeders, and such, for example, requires more maintenance. Plant fewer types of plants, but plant them in mass. They will have the same requirements and you can provide necessities such as the proper amount of water and fertilizer all at once.
ADJUST THE FLOWERBEDS Keep your flower beds narrow so that you can reach the plants easily. If you have a wide bed, provide stepping stones or a path which makes easy access possible.
PROVIDE GROUND COVERS Consider using ground covers instead of grass to cut down on landscape maintenance. Lawns require constant mowing, watering and treatments for weed control and fertilizer. Using ground covers helps eliminate those chores. Ground cover is especially good for steep slopes on your property as it helps prevent erosion. Many ground cover plants do well in shady spots where grass often doesn’t grow well, yet requires little or no maintenance compared to grass. Most ground covers are low maintenance plants that can be grown easily and are simple to maintain. Ground covers that possess flowers also add color and beauty to your yard.
Provide edging around beds and trees to help make mowing easier. You might also think about planting ground cover or using gravel around the base of a tree to keep from having to weed there.
ENSURE GOOD QUALITY Purchase good quality plants that are either native to your area or easily adaptable to your climate. Check your plants for pest damage and be sure they are healthy. Strong healthy plants will grow more easily and make less work for you.