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Have you ever experience that moment where you never remember if you’ve locked the front door, switched off the iron or put your keys in your bag? Now, Science has discovered he explanation for that.

Why can’t we really remember whether we’ve done these simple yet vital everyday tasks that we have?

Experts say that you cannot really remember those things together with the commute home from work, or the walk to the station because you have completed those have-to tasks on autopilot.

The fact that you usually do them every day is one of the major reasons why you don’t have to think about them. When you don’t think about those things, you can’t recall whether you did them or not. Until the anxious part of your brain activates and questions whether you really did those stuffs.

Idriz Zogaj, Co-Founder at personal development and mental wellbeing app Remente said that, “The main reason why we forget small things, like if we locked the door, switched off the oven or the lights in the kitchen, is primarily because these are tasks that we complete on auto-pilot.”

He added, “You will lock your front door every day before you leave, but you will also do this while you are focused on making sure that you have everything you need, trying not to miss your bus and even probably worrying about the day ahead. Because you complete the task on autopilot, the brain doesn’t focus on it as much as the more pressing concerns, like being late for work.”

So, what can we do to be assured that we do the important tasks of our everyday life?

Zogai suggested that being mindful enough of the tasks that we do will make us remember those things. He said, “The best thing that you can do to prevent the forgetfulness is to be mindful and focus on each task that you perform to make sure that you don’t have to run back to check if your door is shut!”

Another suggestion that came from Startsat60.com was every time you do your usual tasks, simultaneously do a clever act that will make you remember those tasks. One clever act that you can do is to do a crazy dance or announcing out loud that you’re locking the door. This may look weird for your neighbors but doing this will stop you being on autopilot and force you to think about what you’re actually doing.

So whenever you are bothered of the questions like “have I locked the door?”, “did I unplug the electric fan?”, or  “did I close the bathroom window?”,  you don’t have to go back and check, all you need to do is remember the silly dance that you did while doing such stuffs.

Antiques furniture even if they are old already have a great value to its owners. With that, to preserve the lives of these furniture, we have to clean it from time to time. Here are some ways to clean your antique materials.

*Care is needed when cleaning dirty antique furniture

Wipe away the dusts and cobwebs. For your cabinet, take the drawers out. This way, you can check clearly whether there is/are something to repair in your furniture. If there are some things to repair, be ready to stick down any loose veneer using a reversible glue.

*Cleaning antique furniture are time consuming but was definitely fun

In addition, you will have to repair the feet and moldings. Also, taking off the moldings will make it easier to varnish the furniture.

A wood soap or a wood floor soap mixed with warm water is better to use in your antique furniture. Apply the soap to the side of the furniture that you want to start with.  Leave it for a minute and after, using clean water and clean wet cloth, wrung well out, wipe off the soap.

Reminder, do not use too much water and do not rub the furniture too hard.

If the dirt is too great that it was not wiped away, use vinegar to resolve the problem.

Finally, to coat the furniture with a new wad of shellac. But before that, and down with a good quality fine sandpaper. When you have an even surface free of dust, then go over with a rubber of shellac.

Now, your antique furniture look better now and it will surely last for more years.

 

Buying a home was very exciting for a person and you are tempting to buy it as soon as possible. On the other hand, it is a little bit bothering especially if you don’t know that much thing about buying a home. Here are some helpful tips for you to consider before buying a home. 1. What type of home best suits your needs?

What are you looking for a home? Do you need a a traditional single-family home, a townhouse, a condo or a multi-family building with two to four units? Each of the type of home stated above has its own advantages and disadvantages and you have to be aware of that.

What specific features will your ideal home have?

Buying a home will always be one of the great wishes that you have so as much as possible, it should fit to your dream house. The features that you want should be there if possible.

How much loan do you qualify for? How much home can you afford?

Before choosing the house that you want, make sure that you know exactly the amount of money that is qualified for you to lend. Of course, you also have to know the monthly payment is also important, along with how much down payment you can afford, how high the property taxes are in your chosen neighborhood, how much insurance will cost, how much you anticipate spending to maintain or improve the house, and how much your closing costs will be.

Who will help you find a home and guide you through the purchase?

Make sure that you find a trusted real estate agent that will sure help you and guide you in every step that you have to take in buying a home. A good real estate agent’s expertise can protect you from any difficulties you might encounter during the process.

Make an offer.

With the help of your real estate decide how much money you want to offer for the house along with any conditions you want to ask for, like having the buyer pay for your closing costs. If noth parties will agree with the set conditions, you’ll make a good-faith deposit and the process then transitions into escrow.

Obtain a home inspection.

Also, to make sure the quality of home that you are going to buy and to see if it really fits your needs and wants, inspect the home, meticulously. Make sure also that the home is safe and it has no terrible defects.

 

Close or move on.

If you’re able to work out a deal with the seller, or better yet, if the inspection didn’t show any significant problems, you should be ready to close. Closing basically involves signing a lot of paperwork in a very short time period, while hoping that no problem will rise up through at the last minute.

Fruits are important to our lives because of the nutrients that it give us. It is a healthy food that Doctors recommend to eat it every day. As much as possible, we want fruits in out tables every meal but sometimes we fail because it will cost somethings from us. Now, here are 7 fruits that you can now plant in your backyard or in your pots. Once your plants grow in your pots, you can now transfer it to better space and prune it every year.

 

GRAPES

 

Unlike some other plants, grapes need proper drainage, so make sure to put stones at the bottom of the pot, then top it with soil and some mulch. Also, grapes need to be planted in a well-ventilated place.

 

2.    STRAWBERRIES

To grow strawberries at home, you’ll need 5-6 inches’ deep container that contains soil with a pH between 5.6 and 6.3, and you’ll need a quality fertilizer as well. Start growing the fruit from seeds or a sprouted plant, but be careful to give enough space for these plants. Strawberries need a lot of sun, so put them in a sunny spot, or use artificial lightning if your home if necessary.

3.    PAPAYA

Growing papayas at home is not ] difficult as you may think – the tropical fruit can grow well in areas with 65 F or higher easily. Papayas need a lot of sun and watering, and they also need to be trimmed regularly. They are slow growing fruits, so you really have to be patient waiting for 6 to 8 months for it to bear fruit.

4.    FIGS

Start growing your figs from a pre-started tree. The pot needs to have drainage holes, and the plant likes a lot of sun, although you shouldn’t put it in direct sunlight. Figs flourish at 65 degrees and should be watered regularly. However, make sure not to let the plant sit in excess water at the bottom.

5.    MULBERRIES

Mulberries are a joy to watch, but they need a lot of time to grow. Instead of waiting for 10 years, you can grow your mulberry tree from seeds, or but a semi-dwarf tree and grow it on your own. The mulberry tree should be kept in a sunny spot and requires a large pot with big drainage holes. The roots need to be kept wet, but don’t let the container under the plant to be full of water all the time. Water the plant when the soil is dry, and add fertilizer every 6 months for best results.

6.    APRICOTS

Apricots are soil-less plants that need a pot with proper drainage and good compost. They love the sun, so make sure to keep them in a sunny area. The plants can be hand-pollinated with a paintbrush and easy to maintain.

7.    WATERMELON

Watermelons need a big pot due to their size and a moist and sandy soil. They need a lot of sunlight, so make sure to keep them outside in a sunny area. Create a support system for the vines with some wire and framework in order for them to grow vertically.

Curtains are important factors in your houses. Aside from it adds beauty to your house, it also blocks dirt and other particles in the air. Here are some suggested curtains that could match your house’s design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We don’t know when accidents will come in our household. With that, we should be knowledgeable enough about what are the correct things that we can do to prevent too much damage to happen or to prevent damage to happen at all. Fire accident is one of the frequent accidents that happens in our community nowadays. To prevent that loss of love ones and important things during a fire accident, here are some tips that we should bear in mind. Check all electrical wirings regularly.

At least every month, let’s make sure that our electrical wirings at home will be checked by a knowledgeable person or by an electrical engineer if possible. Damage electrical wirings is one of the top reasons why fire accident happens.

 

1.    Avoid electrical overloading. Avoid using extension cords to use several gadgets at a time to avoid overloading. Also, large appliances such as air conditioners and refrigerators should have their own outlet. Therefore when your appliance are not in use, make sure that you unplug them. It will help to decrease your electrical consumption and will prevent fire as well. 2.    Install smoke alarms.

Even if it will cost you something, installing smoke alarms are one of the effective ways to know if there will be a chance for a fire accident to happen.

3.    Do not smoke inside the house.

Use an ashtray and crush your cigarette stubs thoroughly to put out the flame. Douse it in water to make sure the fire is out.

4.    Keep matches and other flammable objects out of your children’s reach.

Put matches or other flammable materials in a high place away from your children’s sight.

5.    Keep the burning candles within your sight.

As much as possible, never let a candle burning overnight. Make sure that you will keep burning candles within your sight. It might burn things in your house accidentally that might cause a fire accident.

6.    Keep an eye on your cooking.

While cooking, make sure that you are focused in what you’re doing especially when you are using fire.

7.    Do not store any flammable substance or any corrosive liquid in the kitchen.

Make sure that no flammable substances will be kept in your kitchen. This might be a cause of fire especially that it is hot in your kitchen that might cause corrosive liquids or substances to explode and build a fire.

8.    Make sure to inspect your kitchen before you go to sleep.

Check your kitchen before you sleep. Check if the LPG is not open and if there are no kitchen appliances plugged in in your kitchen.

 

9.    Check your LPG tank.

As part of checking your kitchen, you should know how to check your LPG tank. It should have the safety cap and security seal. Make sure to use the correct hose and that the regulator is attached securely to the cylinder valve. You can check for leaks by applying soapy water.

 

10. Have a fire extinguisher on hand since the kitchen area is where most fires start.

To be prepared always, make sure that you have fire extinguisher in your kitchen where most fire accidents usually happen.

 

11. Know where the main emergency fire doors are. 12. Make a fire escape plan including escape routes and meeting places.

If you are living in a condominium or in a building, make sure that you know the way going to the fire exit. Especially during emergencies, we should always know the fastest and the easiest way out.

 

13. Have emergency numbers ready.

For emergency purposes, you have to save emergency numbers to call for faster way of asking for help.

Vinegar is considered to be a miracle cleaning fluid. Its power is proven in cleaning dull, cloudy glasses and tough toilet bowl stains before. Now, it could be use also in a fridge dispenser! Here is how you can vinegar anywhere that white gunk shows up.

But or get a vinegar Put it in a cup where your silverware can be put as well Left in there for few seconds After few seconds, took the silverware out. Use a clothed to wipe them down.

After this five simple steps, your silverware are as good as new!

Indeed, vinegar is our new best friend in maintaining things in our house clean.

            We always want us and our families to be secured all the time. Yes, there are policemen to guard us and to maintain peace in our place but we can never tell when an accident is about to come and would risk our family’s security. With that, we should be more careful and do things that would make us safer inside our house. Here are some tips that you can consider doing to make you and your family feel safer.

1.    Change the locks – make sure to replace your locks when you are about to transfer to a new house.

 

 

 

 

2.    Install a security system – homes are best protected by alarm systems. This are great ways to scar those people who plan to do bad things to your household. Also, it will immediately inform the authority about a potential danger. Keep your security wirings hidden so that bad people won’t have the opportunity to cut it. 3.    Always make your house look occupied – usually, homes that seems to be unoccupied invites thieves or other bad people to enter it. Light the entrance of your house always to keep thieves away. Also, if you are about to leave the house, see to it also that you will not leave your keys in your mailbox or under your doormat. 4.    For doors, use deadbolt locks, make interior hinges and use metal bars on sliding doors – even if this one will cost you higher than other locks, this will surely make you safer inside your house because it is stronger and more protected. Also, make sure that your hinges are not place outside for it will just be easy for thieves to pull it off. For those using sliding doors or sliding windows, make sure that you put metal bar along the bottom track of the door or window. The metal bar will make it hard forcing the door or window to open. 5.    Protect your windows – when your doors are so much protected, the way of thieves to enter your house are your windows that’s why you also have to protect it by installing window locks or use high quality windows that would prevent them from entering in it.

For houses with limited space, they find it hard to decide putting up a staircase for it will sure eat a lot of space in the house. But another problem will arise, how will they reach the upper level of the house? Now, putting a staircase in your house is not a problem anymore. Here are some ways where you can minimize the space covered by staircase.

Having a hard time cleaning your mattress pee odors and stains? It will not be a problem anymore because of these simple steps. All you need are these things:

A roll of paper towels or rags Baking Soda Distilled White Vinegar Spray bottle (optional)

Here are the simple steps that you have to follow:

Spray the mattress with vinegar extremely. Vinegar is a very strong liquid that could take away the odor of the mattress. Soak the vinegar in the mattress using rags. Press the rags in the mattress for some time. Spread baking soda all over the mattress. For several hours, let the baking soda sit in the mattress. After, the baking soda will be seen coagulating as it soaks the odor of the vinegar in the mattress. Vacuum up baking soda in the mattress.

With that simple 4 steps, your mattress is now odor and stain free!