Baking Soda – or Bicarbonate of soda – is a hugely versatile substance. In fact, it has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes, including as a soap and body cleanser, in cooking, and as toothpaste. The great thing about Baking Soda is that it is eco-friendly, non-toxic and very cheap to purchase from the supermarket.
The versatility of Baking Soda makes it an ideal topic for hundreds of books, articles and online blog posts, and there are always new ways to use it being discovered. But, no book or article can possibly cover everything, and so we present ten more hacks for Baking Soda and prove why it must be in your shopping list. Note them down because they’ll be useful around the home each and every day! Читать дальше “10 Baking Soda Hacks For The Home” »
Microwaves are a common part of most modern kitchen nowadays. In order to cook or reheat food, a microwave utilizes electromagnetic radiation that falls in the microwave spectrum; hence the name microwave. After its invention, a lot of myths about the microwave started gaining popularity and people became hesitant to use it for their cooking needs. Although a microwave is extremely safe when it’s used as directed, there are still some myths around that cause reluctance in people’s mind about using it. Let’s separate the facts from the myths, so that you can use your microwave without any doubt. Читать дальше “Facts and Myths about Microwaves” »
Condensation is a common problem in homes that causes serious problems, yet most homeowners do not understand that they can prevent it in an easy manner. Condensation causes mold growth which eventually damages occupants’ health especially lungs and the throat. It also destroys property including causing wallpapers to peel, and causing growth of molds on furniture, walls, textile, mirrors etc. You will need to replace or fix these items regularly, and this means a long shopping list. Fortunately, you can cut the costs down once for all, if you take measures to stop condensation permanently.
Every day we consume resources of this planet and in one form or the other. Food, water, gas and even electricity is another form of product derived from the raw materials on this planet and since they are limited, we need to be careful about how we utilize them and that’s where the struggle of preservation begins. Engineers and scientists are always engaged in solving the dilemma to improve efficiency or to derive something cheaper and better. This war against wastage is never ending and so are the inventions that aid the cause of careful consumption of resources.
One of the energy consumption tasks me perform daily on a boisterous scale around the world is cooking. Even though it might not seem that much but it almost accounts for the 4% of the total energy usage of an average house. To cut this percentage even lower, induction cooktops were introduced in the market. Following are the pros and cons you’ll face if you adopt induction cooking. Читать дальше “Pros and Cons of Induction Cooking” »
If venturing into your kitchen is more stressful than fun, you need these kitchen organizing tips. From making the most of cabinets and shelves, to grouping the right products together, you can have greater peace of mind. Читать дальше “Kitchen Organizing Tips” »
If your living space is small and cramped, then you need to see our tips. We have some ideal storage solutions for your tiny apartment. No need to visit an expensive home goods store; with a reasonable shopping list, you can get all you need to open up the area and breathe freely. So what are you waiting for? Your dream apartment awaits! Читать дальше “Items Every Small Apartment Needs” »
Most people have to deal with narrow hallways, especially those who live in limited spaces. Sometimes, they tend to neglect how their hallways look, turning out to be a “dumping ground” of different things that you need before you leave, making it unappealing in the long run. If you are one of them, you have to understand that you must not settle on boring, narrow hallway. Also, you have to keep in mind that your guests usually see your hallway first as they enter your house, therefore, you must invest ample time in designing it to provide an impressive, homey feeling.
Moreover, a narrow hallway could possibly trigger claustrophobia, also known as fear of confined places. If you have left with no choice, simply because you have a limited space, designing your hallway to create an illusion of making it bigger can be achieved. Prepare your shopping list as you go through these amazing tips to ensure that you won’t have to worry about walking through the hallway, especially if you are alone. Читать дальше “How to Design a Narrow Hallway” »
Unlike other major holidays, particularly Christmas, there are no standard traditions for decorating at Easter. Whereas this does make the task more challenging, it also gives you the chance to get creative. If you’re stuck for inspiration, here are a few starting points and ideas. As many involve eggshells, remember to add “eggs” to your shopping list this week. Читать дальше “How to Decorate Your Home for Easter” »
Just like people and animals, plants require a variety of nutrients to stay healthy. If your soil lacks these nutrients, you plants have stunted growth or even wither and die. One option is to purchase chemical fertilizers; however, these can actually harm plants and are bad for the environment. A better option is to create your own natural fertilizer, which you can do by adding the following to your shopping list. Читать дальше “How to Make Natural Fertilizer” »
When it comes to designing your own kitchen, it can sound like an exciting task but at the same time, it demands patience, persistence and knowledge. Not only you need to have an idea of what you exactly want, but you also need to be familiar with things that you intend to include in your kitchen. A satisfying end result requires extensive planning and designing a layout. Only when you are done with the planning phase, you can present it to your contractor and keep an eye over the progress to see if it is being built the way you want it to. Читать дальше “Tips for Modeling/Remodeling Your Kitchen” »