Freshen Up Your Home With Dried Lavender – The dried flowers of the scented lavender can be used in multiple ways around the home to keep it naturally scented and fresh. Beside the clean, sweet-sharp and slightly old-fashioned scent of lavender, all those toxic artificial things seem pretty pathetic.
Dried lavender and the scent of lavender have long been associated with linen cupboards and laundry. This is because lavender contains a natural insect repellent which helps to keep moths and other unwanted lodgers at bay, such as ants and silverfish (and probably cockroaches, at least to some extent). Lavender smells much nicer on clothes than mothballs by a long chalk. It may also be used in the vacuum cleaner to prevent the bad smell of dust when doing the domestic cleaning.
How to keep your kitchen clean? Kitchens are a crucial part of every cleaning regimen. The presence of all types of food, from raw meat to crumby cookies, makes it a particularly dirty place in the home. And, the fact that we cook and eat in the kitchen make the room’s bacteria particularly dangerous to your home’s inhabitants. So stay on top of your cleaning game and use these five tips to keep your kitchen a home for food and not bacteria.
1. Clean as you go, particularly while cooking. This is the best way to avoid huge piles of dirty dishes (in a home without a dishwasher, of course), which are great hiding places for mold and bacterial growth. Pots and pans are easiest to clean just after cooking, although it is advisable to let them cool down first.
Recycling Mistakes You May Be Making – The benefits of recycling are many, yet according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only 34.5 percent of what Americans discard gets recycled. What’s more, many people who regularly recycle may be unaware that they’re making mistakes. Are you recycling properly? Read on to learn what you may be doing wrong and how to become a recycling pro.
Mistake No.1: Thinking something cannot be recycled
Many people toss things in the trash that can and should be recycled or upcycled. With a little bit of investigating, you can drop certain household item at recycling centers, arrange to have your items picked up, or donate them.
Lampshades are a matter of taste and can be made in virtually any material – fabric, paper, parchment, plastic. The heat from light bulbs attracts dust, which could have a bearing on which shade to choose: fabric, for example, can get grimy very quickly and is very difficult to clean.
When choosing a new lampshade for a table lamp, a rule of thumb is that the width of the shade should be roughly the same as the length of the base. Fit a round base with a round shade and a square base with a square shade. A plain base can take an ornate shade and vice versa.