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A Guide on Cleaning your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner isn’t the kind of equipment where you buy and forget about it. It requires regular maintenance and cleaning. When you clean your AC, you are improving the air quality as well as efficiency. Below is a guide on how you can clean up your air conditioner. First Check the Instruction Manual Just before you open the lid on your AC, always read the AC’s instruction manual. There should be an entire section written about how to clean your AC unit. In case you don’t find the manual, you can always head to the manufacturer’s site and get…

What is Weaving?

If you’re interested in starting a new crafting hobby – and lots of people are, given the current change in all our lives – it’s well worth taking the time to do some research, and make sure your chosen hobby is right for you, before you commit to it wholesale. Even sewing and embroidery are very different hobbies despite using a lot of the same skills, tools and materials, and they produce very different results, and feel very different to practice. If you’re looking for a hobby where you can enjoy mastering a new skill, produce finished items you’re proud…

The Best Reasons to Select an Aluminum Ladder

Ladders continue to be some of the most important and popular tools for both home and business repairs and maintenance. They allow us to reach things and get to places where we could not otherwise. And they allow us to do it safely, as long as we use them correctly and follow common sense. Ladders are long-term purchases so when we are shopping for one, we should always look for good quality ladders that will meet our requirements for years. The most popular ladders today come in three different materials: aluminum, fiberglass, and wood. Each of these has its own…

Mattew Boente – Reasons to Grow Your Own Herb Garden

It was my colleague Matthew Boente who inspired me to start growing things in my garden at home, an avid gardener himself he would often chat to me about the many benefits of becoming green fingered. At first I though that this hobby would be a rather boring one, but very quickly I got the gardening bug big time. I have a very small yard out the back of my home so I am slightly limited, nonetheless I have managed to turn that space into a really exciting natural wonderland. I began the mission with a humble herb garden featuring basil,…

The best way to keep your house pest-free this winter

Even if you think mice are sweet the last thing you want to see is one sticking its head out of the bread bin or sat in with the cheese. Mice do look sweet, but they can bite and they create waste constantly, that’s why you can trace the path of a mouse by looking at feces. Unfortunately, their urine and feces do carry a number of viruses that can leave you ill. That’s a good enough reason to make sure the mice and other pests stay out of your home this winter. If you’re not sure whether you have a…

Tips on How to Keep Your Home Fresh and Clean

A home is usually the place most people feel safe. It is where fond memories are made that involve growing up and eventually building a family of your own. For many homeowners, maintaining a fresh and clean home is a thing of pride. Most children grow up seeing their parents, particularly mothers, seemingly obsessed with tidying up the house. Only when they become homeowners or rent an apartment, do they realise the work that goes into it, the joy of coming home to a clean space, and truly appreciate the health benefits for keeping their family safe and healthy. If…

How do I keep my kitchen pest-free?

The kitchen is still considered the heart of the home because this is where families meet and spend the most time together. It’s also the most desirable place for most pests because this is where the food and water is. If you have a pest issue then, in most cases, the first sighting of the pest will be in the kitchen. In fact, you can use the first sighting to locate a nest as there will always be a trail, you simply need to follow it back. If you’re not sure how to do this then your local pest control service will…

Why every handyman needs these two tools at home

A basic set of tools is essential for any handyman to get jobs done and get them done right (first time) – whether that be hammering nails or tightening screws. And for any self respecting handyman there are a couple of tools that they need above all others If you want help deciding what other tools you should be buying for yourself, click here to read.  After a long and hard deliberation on this subject, we finally settled on a quality hammer and a good set of screwdrivers as the first two tools that should go into your tool box.…

HOLIDAY HOME FURNISHING TIPS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

If you’re planning to give a new touch to your home during the holidays, this is the perfect time to start. Don’t you want to rock that Port de la Mer apartments  by Meraas? Here are some tips so you can get the best of your home on holidays. 1. DON’T BUY ALL YOUR FURNITURE IN THE SAME PLACE If you buy all of your furniture and decorations in the same store you’ll be risking your home to look too uniform; it can give a sensation to people that everything’s pretty much the same. Mixing furniture and home decors from…

Become Obsessed with Beautiful Ways to Incorporate the Artichoke Lamp

As far as aesthetic approval is concerned, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and indeed the Artichoke Lamp is an eternal masterpiece. Choosing the right lighting can really influence the appeal and functionality. Let us guide you on how to augment beauty in your lives because when done right, appropriate lighting can lend the perfect place to let your design shine, but when done poorly, it can devastate your aesthetic. If you’re looking in upgrading your lighting design, you’re in the right place as we will give you all the information you need: 1. A gold lining amidst a…