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Choosing a coffee table

coffee table

Instead of choosing a pre-made coffee table, choose something unique. An old chest or piece of luggage used as a coffee table can double as storage space. Put some high-brow magazines, coffee table books, and interesting decorations like geodes on the table to spice it up. You could also place teacups and add a tablecloth in order to have a country look.

Biological pollutants that affect indoor air quality..!

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Biological pollutants that affect indoor air quality include pollen, bacteria, dust, molds, animal dander, and mites. These pollutants can cause allergies and infections. To avoid these pollutants, HVAC technicians recommend that one should clean bedding regularly, keep pets clean, and disinfect and clean the home properly. To counter mold, homeowners should keep the moisture levels under check. A dehumidifier can be a perfect solution to the problem of excess moisture in the air.

Home Improvement – Flush it regularly….!

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To keep it smelling fresh it only takes periodic maintenance,”You can grind up ice or citrus peels to help clean the blades and remove odor.” And please, whatever you do, don’t let food sit in there — flush it regularly.

Improve the air quality inside your home..!

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Air quality isn’t just about the conditions outdoors. If you have older carpets in your home, they might be hiding contaminants and allergens. The first step to determine if these need replacing is to hire a professional company to test your indoor air quality. If the results prove that your carpets should be replaced, choose environmentally friendly natural products like tile or laminate floors. Hard-surface floors are much easier to keep clean, don’t hold odors, give your home an updated look and, in general, are more appealing to buyers.

Household Cleaners can be toxic to our lungs

Household-Cleaners

We do not realize that many of our actions involve working with chemicals that release fumes which can be toxic to our lungs. When you are using household cleaners, it is best to resort to herbal or non toxic household cleaning agents. These will not release harmful fumes which can affect the lungs and increase the chances of lung cancer.

Don’t Let The Garbage Lie

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Never let the garbage lie around for a long time in your home, as it invites unwelcomed guests like pests and rodents. Clean the empty garbage can once in a week with a solution of vinegar and lemon juice.

Know what you are using to unclog..!

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Know what you are using to unclog your drains. Some drain cleaners are extremely harsh. Do not use crystallized drain cleaners that will damage your pipes over the long run. If you have a septic tank, you have to pick a drain cleaner approved for that use.

Tips to keep your washroom clean

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* Scrubbing the counter of the sink and the toilet daily is a must, as these are used regularly and should be clean. If you do it every day, your weekly cleaning routine will be less tedious.
* If you have shower curtains, make sure you change them regularly. Plastic ones can we washed. Do the same with the hand towel above the sink. Put a clean one every morning.
* Never leave dirty laun dry or wet towels inside the bathroom, especially on the floor. Once you’re done using them, take them straight to the laundry or put them in a bathroom hamper.

How to Clean the Washing Machine Tub

Clean the Washing Machine Tub

Removing residues and mould:

While the vinegar and baking soda act on most available mineral deposits and mould growths, they fail to wipe off the last traces of more stubborn residues. For removing such spots of mould growth, especially in the far-to-reach corners of the machine, you have to use a clean scrubber for cleaning all affected parts to perfection. Wipe clean after rinse-offs with fresh water.

To preserve submerge the fruit in cold water..!

submerge the fruit in cold water

To preserve the freshness of cut fruit for a longer period of time is to place the fruit pieces into a plastic container and cover them with fresh, cold water. Cover the container with a lid.

  • The water needs to be as cold as you can get it to be without adding ice.
  • You also need to fill the container to the brim with water. The pieces of fruit should be completely submerged and should not be able to come into contact with any air.
  • You can store the fruit separately in this manner or you can mix the salad and keep the entire thing, minus the dressing, submerged in water.
  • Note that this is only necessary if you have fruit that will oxidize, like apples or pears. It is not necessary if your fruit salad only consists of citrus fruits or whole berries.

If you store rice and other grains in plastic bags..!

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If you store rice and other grains in plastic bags, be wary of meal worms. These can be perfectly fine ways of storing rice, but small holes can allow meal worms and moths to breed, ruining large amounts of food. It’s always best to keep them in tightly sealed jar

Store fresh bread in paper bags

Paper-Bag

Store fresh bread in paper bags on the counter. If you’ve purchased some freshly baked, crusty bread, keep it in a paper bag out on the counter to keep it as fresh as possible. Bread on the counter, properly stored, should be good for 3-5 days, which extends to 7-14 days in the refrigerator.