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Wooden Furniture: Preventing Damage From Heat And Moisture

Wooden Furniture: Preventing Damage From Heat And Moisture –  Modern heating systems dry a house out. This is not too much of a problem with new furniture, which is designed for a dry house. But with antiques, or furniture  that is imported from other parts of the world, sudden transportation to a dry atmosphere can cause the wood to dry out and crack. Sometimes the problem occurs when old houses are damp-proofed; levels of  moisture in the house change and, as it dries out, so does the furniture. 

How To Make An Organic Laundry Detergent?

How To Make An Organic Laundry Detergent? – Laundry detergent washing powder as it is known in simple terms is a type of cleaning agent that is used for cleaning your laundry. Laundry is undoubtedly one of the ongoing chores of every household as washing of sheets and clothes become necessary due to dirt, sweat, and shed skin cells, contact with food and various other types of particles every day. There are various ingredients that are used in making a laundry detergent among which surfactants are the crucial ones that keep your clothes clean.

Since the commercial laundry detergents contain various chemicals that are harmful for the humans as well as environment, people have started using organic laundry detergent.

Domestic Use Of Dried Lavender Flowers

Lavender flowers and products provide soothing fragrance and relaxation. Some varieties of lavender maintain nearly their full aroma when dried. The Provence and Grosso lavender variety is has excellent fresh and dried fragrance: this is the type of lavender grown at Laura’s Lavender. Dried lavender flowers can be used in sachets or arranged in bowls for adding soothing scents to your home. Dried lavender flowers can even be used in cooking such as recipes for shortbread cookies. Dried lavender can also be added a bubble bath to make fragrant as well as fun!

Some of the choices you have for putting to use your dried lavender flowers are discussed here:

Furniture Cleaning & Maintaining Tips

A careful wash for hardwood furniture is in order when it begins to look clouded and scummy in spite of conscientious dusting and polishing. You can choose between warm water with a mild white soap or unbuilt synthetic detergent, or a furniture wash that you can easily mix yourself. Old wax can be removed by applying liquid wax generously and wiping the surface promptly. Special cleaners are also made for furniture but sticky accumulations must be dissolved with water.

Soap and water, properly used, will not harm most finishes, but de luxe lacquered furniture, such as pianos, require special treatment. For other finishes, squeeze a soft cloth out of light suds to make it as dry as possible. Wash a small area, rinse it with clear water, again using a well squeezed cloth, and wipe dry.

Kitchen Cleaning Tips: Washing Up By Hands (Part 1)

To wash up properly you need order, method and plenty of hot water. Try to get into the habit of washing up after every meal. When cooking, wash up as you go along as much as possible. That way, it is easier to deal with the inevitable last-minute items, such as roasting tins, which will have to wait until after the meal is finished. Soak dirty pans to make them easier to wash up later.

When ready to wash up, scrape the food off the plates into the bin. Do not let food scraps wash down the drain. Use a sink strainer, or consider installing a waste disposal unit.

Guide To Basic Cleaning Of Marble Surfaces

The beauty of a marble floor, imported tile and marble countertop is unsurpassed by anything. Ancients used marble in building temples and castles. Modern millionaires lined their hallways with it. Marble is a stone which, throughout the ages, has been noted not only for its strength and durability, but also for its beauty and character. Nothing invokes exclamations of appreciation like marble or granite, unless of course, it is not maintained, in which case you may find yourself with nothing but a heavy burden.

The main thing to understand about marble surfaces is that it, like granite, is a natural substance, which is porous.

Cleaning And Organizing Garden Sheds

Garden sheds come in all shapes and sizes and vary in price, but there is one thing they can have in common and that is clutter. The garden shed tends to be home for all the gardening tools and everything else that can not find a home in the house. So if you find yourself taking half-an-hour to locate something you need, it is probably time to take ‘the bull-by-the-horns’ and organise your garden shed.

Organising a garden shed can seem like an overwhelming job, but if it’s broken down into smaller tasks it can be achieved without you feeling discouraged. The first step is to make a plan, such as: the completion date, what’s going to stay in your garden shed, what needs to be thrown, and what type of storage equipment you need. Last but least plan the treat you’re going to give yourself after each task is completed!