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This room-by-room declutter guide will take you through your home and office with very specific instructions on what to declutter in each room or space in your home, and how to do it.  This guide also includes resources for getting rid of clutter and organizing your keeper items. Focus on One Room or One Zone in a Room At a Time Zero in on a room, a space, or even a zone within a room like your kitchen cabinets and . You can wander aimlessly around your decluttering a little bit here and there, but it’s not as effective as focusing on one room or one small part of a room and finishing it. To that end, we’ve broken down all of the spaces in your home and the areas in each that you should plan to decluttering. From there it’s broken down by (potential) zones and a list of items you should declutter within each space. Giving away Give away one item each day to have a space. You suddenly feel that you space for your new items Trash bags Fill one trash bag. Early in our journey towards simplicity, one of my favorite decluttering techniques was to grab a simple large trash bag and see how quickly I could fill it. While much of what I collected was trash, this could also be used to fill a bag for Goodwill. Clearing Out Clear out and hang all your clothes with the hangers in the reverse direction. After you wear an item, return it to the closet with the hanger facing the correct direction. After six months, you’ll have a clear picture of which clothes you can easily discard. This experiment could also be applied to a number of clutter areas in your home Make a list Experts recommends creating a list of places/areas in your home to declutter beginning with the easiest… which doesn’t sound all that creative until she adds this note, “When you’re done with one area, STOP.” This list could be made as easy or difficult as you desire based upon what areas of your home make up the list. And it could easily fit into any schedule. Change your perspective. Unclutterer offers a powerful approach to decluttering when they offer a number of strategies to help you change your perspective and begin to notice some clutter you may have missed. Among their ideas: take photos of your house, invite over a toddler, or ask the boss to meet in your office. With all of the examples, the hope is to cause you to see your home in a new light. Use your imagination. Psychology experts recommends using your creativity and imagination to help declutter objects that may seem difficult to remove. Try asking yourself unique questions like, “If I was just buying this now, how much would I pay?” These creative techniques may prove to be very helpful for some with difficulties removing unneeded clutter.

 

Mr. Pung plunger was a clog remover device that uses Instantaneous pressure penetration technology. The device was designed to fit into curved drains. It can remove hard objects or things that cannot be dissolved by acids such as diapers, napkins, hairs, fatty food waste and many more. The device is very hygienic it helps you to avoid contact of the water in the drains and prevents overflow. The device uses the powerful turbo pressure spray principle that transforms liquid carbon dioxide to gas. It comes with three different attachments that were useful to all kinds of drains. The product uses a pressurized CO2 in a cylinder that will be put at the end of the device and by simply activating the device and putting it into the clogged drain the device will instantly remove the clog. MR PUNG will clear even the most stubborn blockages standard plungers or rods cannot shift. MR. PUNG can also be used regularly to keep pipes perfectly clear. Contains no chemicals, makes no mess, simple, safe and highly effective!

Having a hard time remove the clog drains in your kitchen and bathroom sink.  It’s something you need to deal with quickly, or face the wrath of a burst pipe or a useless bathroom. I’ve listed several ways that are useful and cheap.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Mix 1/3rd of a cup of baking soda with 1/3rd of a cup of vinegar in a measuring cup. And pour to the clogged part of your home. Flush with hot water. Alternatively, get as much of the dry baking soda as you can down the drain first, then pour on the vinegar.  And it will fizz immediately, and you should waste no time pouring it down the clogged drain. The fizzing action will help to remove the gunk, hair, and grime that has built up in the pipe.

The Wet & Dry Vacuum First, set it to vacuum liquids. Cover up the vent to prevent a mess. Then, create the tightest seal you can over the drain. You may want to get creative and adapt an old plunger head for this purpose. With the vacuum turned on its highest setting, it can be powerful enough to draw the clog up the pipe and into the vacuum bag.

Boiling Water Get your kettle and boil up as much water to remove the clog. Pour it slowly down the drain in two to three stages, allowing the hot water to work for a several seconds in between each pour.

Cleaning the Pipe First, place an empty bucket underneath the U-shaped pipe (the trap) beneath the sink.  The bucket will collect the water that will spill. Using a plumber’s wrench, loosen the slip nuts at both ends of the pipe. You should be able to finish the operation by hand. When the trap is free, remove it and turn it upside down, emptying the contents into the bucket.  An old toothbrush is good for getting the tough gunk out. Rinse the trap with water and then put it all back together.

Caustic Soda You can pick some up from your local hardware store, but always use caution handling it. Pour 3/4 gallon of cold water into a mop bucket, and then add 3 cups of caustic soda. Stir it well with an old wooden spoon. It will begin to fizz and heat up. Pour it into the clogged drain and leave for 20-30 minutes, then flush the drain with boiling water. Repeat if necessary.

Make sure you keep your home, health, and sanity intact by taking the following preventative measures in this winter. Here are some tips to be prepared in winter.

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.

If cleaning your house takes a lot of time and you don’t want to spend a lot of money, Here’s the solution!

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.

DON’T PUSH THE FURNITURE AGAINST THE WALL If you have a larger space feel free to arrange furniture in such a way that conversation areas are created in the middle of the room, leaving several feet between the walls and the furniture.

CREATE CONVERSION AREAS If the room is too large, create multiple conversation areas as much as possible.

FIND BALANCE IN ARRANGING Balance is always important in decorating, and when it comes to arranging furniture and determining where to put items in your living room you’ll want to consider both size and placement of the various pieces.

USE THE RIGHT SIZE Choose what fits you the most and what is the most comfortable.

PROPER LIGHTING Lighting needs to be placed at different levels in order to be properly balanced so use it liberally throughout your room.

PLAN AHEAD When it comes to arranging furniture it’s best to plan ahead. Either use an online floor planner or old-fashioned graph paper to sketch out your desired floor plan. It’s the only surefire way to know whether or not things will fit the way you want.

Having a hard time eradicating pests? Here some things you should do to have a  pest free home. Make seasonal checks Rodents seek shelter during cold winter months, so it’s important to check your homes for areas that may be susceptible to entry by tiny animals. Remove any wood piles or debris Small animals and insects often take shelter in moist and dark areas. Don’t allow soil or mulch to build up around the foundation. Firewood should be stored away from the home. Trim tree limbs and branches near the home Animals like squirrels and raccoons can scurry across them to make their way into your attic. Hiring a tree service companyto cut back overhanging limbs can remove a possible point of entry. Seal holes or openings in windows and doors Seal holes or any openings to prevent insects to enter your home Secure containers indoors and outdoors Make sure garbage cans and recycling bins are sealed and placed away from the house. Always clean the kitchen Clear food from all surfaces, clean dishes every night, and sweep floors of crumbs. Always disinfect your kitchen Schedule regular inspections Even if you’re not aware of an infestation or pest problem, have a professional periodically inspect and treat your home before one occurs. Ask about potential problems with termites, bed bugs or rodents.

 

Worrying for the cleanliness of your house? Having a germ issues at your home? Here are some tips for a germ free home

Scheduled Cleaning Cleaning a little every day is the easiest way to clean your home. Utilize fans Concentrate on a high moisture area is the breeding ground of bacteria. Eliminating the excess humidity and humidity will help you Wash your beddings Wash the bed sheets, towels and other it is the home of dust mites. Clean curtains and ceiling fans these items can trap dust and germs you must clean it often Separate cutting boards Separate the cut boards for raw meat, it is also important to clean cut boards after use Store your toothbrush Leaving tour toothbrush in an open area In your bathroom counter can cause it to become infected with germs Disinfect your sponge sponges are filled with germs and bacteria so it should be cleaned or replaced often Change the filters you must clean your aircon and vent filter to eliminate germs in the air

Drawing on walls -try using WD-4O, prepare some clothe and spray on the affected part the scrub it

Cloudy Headlights – Use toothpaste, apply some to a microfiber cloth then scrub it on the head lights then rinse it with water

 

Hand stains from food color -scrub a slice of lime on your hands this will you to remove the stain

Clogged sink -prepare baking soda and put it on the hole and add some vinegar wait for one hour

 

Greasy stove filter -boil some water and put baking soda in it and put the stove filter

Strong odors To remove strong odors apply toothpaste at your hand this will take off the smell

 

Having a hard time smelling that bad odor at your house.

Here are some helpful tips to deodorize your home.

 

Stinky Bathroom Prepare essential oil and put it in on a small bowl. It will absorb the odor at the bathroom. Hang some clean socks filled with dry coffee ground.

 

Smelly pet Rub their fur with baking soda then brush it. This well help to get rid of the odor.

Toilet Put a vinegar on the toilet bowl let it sit for 5 minutes then brush it. The vinegar will remove the odor.

Sour smelling garbage Put lime rinds or lemons and cold water on the garbage.

To avoid fishy smell Put some vinegar on a bowl and put it beside the stove, the vinegar will help to absorb the fishy smell.

 

Musty freezer put a sock filled with dry ground coffee to deodorize your fridge