3 Tips for Refrigerator Maintenance

Our desks, kitchen counter tops, drawers, shelves and cabinets may all look well organized, giving an impression of our impeccable personality. But how about those areas which may be hidden and concealed from outside like our refrigerators.

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Here are 3 useful tips on refrigerator maintenance:

Tip 1: Declutter

Clutter seems to find its way everywhere, including our refrigerators. The exterior and interior of refrigerators sometimes serve as a clutter zone. How many magnets do we usually stick on our refs? How many times do we quickly shove things inside our already full refrigerators?

Make decluttering your refrigerators part of your cleaning regime. Begin by unplugging your refrigerator before tackling the clutter. Check the expiration dates on all items, remove any vegetables and fruits that have ripened and rotted, throw away milk products that have turned rancid and get rid of anything that has frozen to the maximum. Clearing the clutter in your refrigerator will prepare you for the next step which involves organizing the items inside the refrigerator.

Tip 2: Specific Location

One of the biggest mistakes we tend to make while storing food in the refrigerator is being unaware of specific locations that serve specific purpose inside the refrigerator. For example, the upper levels or shelves usually have consistent temperature and they should be used for herbs, read-to-eat meals or leftovers as well. The lower level should be dedicated to storing meat and dairy products since the temperature at this zone is the coldest.

The vegetable drawers should not be mixed with fruits since it clutters them together and may result in over ripening and discoloration. Keep in mind that air needs to circulate around the space, so don’t congest your refrigerator.

Tip 3: Daily Cleanse

Although cleaning your refrigerator daily sound like a daunting task, crumbs and spills can be easily cleaned every day. Just the way you clean your skin to keep it healthy, you can also adopt some healthy cleansing routine like wiping, sponging and eliminating clutter.

Opening and closing jars, bottles, and containers often cause spills and drips here and there. Make sure you wipe the spills and drips, and clean the sticky jars and bottles. Throw away any leaking containers and jars, and eliminate any stale foods that could be emitting foul odors. Give a quick wipe every day with a damp cloth on areas where you see the need.

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How to declutter like a Japanese: The KonMari Method

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

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Marie Kondo is a Japanese organizing consultant who developed the KonMari Method, which consists of gathering everything one owns by category and keeping only those things that “spark joy.”

Kondo’s method transcends the typical “tidying how-to,” as it aims to cultivate a lifestyle that encourages one to cherish the things that bring true joy—a refreshing alternative to today’s mass consumer society.

 Her #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying-Up takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever.

The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

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3 Tips on Fireproofing Your Home

Newspapers and new channels on TV are frequently flooded with alarming stories of houses reduced to ashes by fire that seemed to have sparked out of sheer negligence on the part of the house owners. Yes, you heard it right. Negligence!

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Here are 3 tips on fireproofing your homes.

Fireproof Tip 1. Keep your house organized and clutter free

A house that is messy and filled with clutter could be a great ground for fire to spearhead. Sometimes items are carelessly placed around the house without paying heed to the fact that some items may be highly inflammable than others. So, sort out the items around your room and try to keep the room spacious and clutter free.

If you live in a small apartment, be mindful of the fact that you in case of a blaze you will need an escape route. Therefore, decrease the chances of fire hazards by eliminating clutters and mess.

Fireproof Tip 2. Monitor your electrical appliances

Electrical fire outbreaks are very common and quick to disperse. Check for faulty electrical cords and connections on a regular basis. Some electronic heating appliances like cooking stoves need to be annually checked for maintenance. Your kitchen areas especially need to be supervised at all times. If you leave electrical appliances on, make sure you switch them off or unplug them once you are done using them.

While cooking, don’t leave the burner on if you have to do other chores. Be fully attentive while cooking. Turn off the burner or the oven if you have to go to another room. Additionally, don’t over-burden an extension cord by plugging all electronic appliances and gadgets to the point that its heats the extension cord.

Fireproof Tip 3. Supervise children

Although it may seem like a very trivial tip, supervising children at home and educating them about fire hazards may be a step forward to fireproofing your homes. Children are often oblivious of the causes and effects of their little acts of play.

Avoid giving responsibilities to children which involve the use of fire like cooking, lighting matches to make bonfire, or even lighting birthday candles. Establish clear rules on usage of matches and lighters at home. Also, ensure that matches and lighters are out of your children’s reach.

Home safety first! So, stay clutter free, monitor your electrical appliances, and educate your children to make sure your home is fireproof.

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How to Go Green: Reuse, Reduce and Recycle

Going green is a global movement and it has to begin from us. Throwing trash and unwanted items in our household is a daily routine, but we hardly take time to make the following environmental decisions; reuse, reduce and recycle. Our greatest opportunity to “Go Green” starts from our homes.

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Here are some 3 tips on “Going Green”:

Tip 1. Reuse old items

Getting rid of broken and old items are always on our agenda. However, not all broken and old household items need to be thrown. All you need is some creative ideas to resurrect these items and use it creatively. Go online and search on Pinterest. You will find floods of great ideas on reusing household items.

Repurposing is also another great concept which allows every undesired item to be used as something useful again. This can serve as your own little contribution to waste management in your own house.

Tip 2. Reduce Mindless Consumption

In an age where shopping malls entice us to consume more than ever, we are mindlessly accumulating items in our homes. Things collect dust in our homes every day either because we bought it because it was cheap or we didn’t think twice before we made the purchase. Either way, we are only hoarding items that become our stumbling block on the way to “Going Green”.

Be willing to pass on items you don’t use to others who are in need. Have a garage sale once a year to clear the items that have been sitting in your garage. Be mindful of reducing waste going to landfills and be responsible for your own individual share of reducing waste.

Tip 3. Recycle more household items

Although recycling sounds very idealistic and time consuming, recycling at home requires a very insignificant amount of time. Create recycling stations at your home where your family can deposit general house wastes like metal, plastic, and paper which can be later transferred to your community garbage chute.

Be intentional with your recycling program at home and research on how you can maintain recycling at home. Determine what items you can recycle ahead of time, purchase recycled goods, save grocery bags, avoid using disposable items, and join your community’s recycling program.

Always remember, if you want to see the change in the world, it must first begin with you and your family.

“Going Green” is a lifestyle and it has to be maintained constantly!

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3 tips on choosing the best paint color

Some say “colors speak,” and sometimes they speak volumes about a room. If that is true then surely the paint color of our rooms should undoubtedly reflect our personality. You don’t have to be an expert to understand the psychology of how colors affect us because quite plainly a dull paint color does indicate a somber mood. On the other hand, a brightly colored room exudes positivity.

Here are 3 great tips on choosing the best paint color:

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Tip #1

Have a Clear Objective – Before you decide on a color, have a clear objective as to what would be the utility of the room itself. If it’s a room for recreation or play, a bright paint color like red or orange will emit great energy and liveliness. In addition, the type of furniture and show pieces would also influence the choice of color. Remember, after your removalists have helped you out with the house move, choose your colors wisely. Furniture which is in neutral colors would complement a brightly colored room. So, first plan out your objectives and then select the paint color to harmonize everything else.

Tip #2

Assess Lighting – Don’t be deceived by what your eyes see. Sometimes paint colors that look attractive on the palette may look different under the illumination of the interior lights of a room simply because light changes color. This interaction between the paint color and light should be evaluated. For instance, depending on the direction where a is room faceing, natural day light entering a room can either subdue colors or make colors bolder. The type of light bulb used in a room can also affect the paint color. Halogen lights make colors look bolder, but florescent light bulbs can mute some primary colors.

Tip #3

Don’t Blend Too Much – In trying to achieve your fantasy color scheme, avoid getting trapped into blending too many colors in one room. It’s only natural to let loose and try out wild color schemes, but avoid mixing too many paint colors. Pay attention to mood and ambience of the room by scanning through the room with your eyes before splashing another color on the wall. Try visualizing what the room would look like, or even try an online application with room visualizers where you can explore paint color combinations by trying it out virtually.

Remember, it’s important to analyze your paint color before succumbing to what you may see on those glossy magazines!

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Make the Best of Small Spaces

Do you live in a small place and are struggling with space? Worry no more.

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Here are three tips on how to make the best of small spaces:

Tip 1. Use the Unused Spaces

There are always unused spaces in a room that can be creatively altered into useful utility areas. The space behind the door can be used to hang towels, hats and even hangers. The space under your bed can be an excellent storage area or putting some baskets under the bed can creatively transform to closet area for shoes, accessories and even clothes. You can even get inspiration from IKEA and create your own cubbies to shelf some books.

Tip 2. Use Multi-purpose Furniture

As the name suggests multi-purpose furniture are excellent for small apartments. Since they are created to save space, most of the furniture will help with clutter control in small spaces. Most common multi-purpose furniture is sofa-beds, beds with drawers and other types of modular furniture. You save a lot of space that can be used for movement and activities.

Tip 3. Put things in Hidden Areas

 When clutter gathers in small spaces they create chaos. The best remedy for such a situation would be to create hidden compartments in certain area of the room where items that need storage can stay perfectly hidden. Areas like living area are likely to have items lying around which need to be concealed. Creating hidden areas can be very helpful in maintaining that clean, organized look you’ve always wanted to maintain in your small space.

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Mold Combat with These 3 Tips

Every time you hear someone sneeze and complain of allergies while walking around the house, you know you have to enter the mold combat. One of the greatest challenges of tackling mold is that you can’t see molds, yet they seem to be growing everywhere. The only way to win this battle is to keep them from growing.

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Here are 3 easy tips on combating mold.

Tip 1- Box Humidity

Humidity inside the house can be one of the major causes of recurring mold growths. Sometimes the humidity can be increased due to the weather or rains. The wet air inside the house then becomes a perfect place for molds to thrive. You can box out humidity with a blow of dehumidifier. Make sure you set your dehumidifier at the correctly by keeping humidity below 55 percent. Most importantly keep ventilation and exhaustion fans on in the kitchen and bathroom. Simple acts like keeping surface dry, watering plants sparingly, using air-conditioning and drying clothes outside can also be helpful in keeping humidity low.

Tip 2 – Kick the Leaks

One great place for molds to hide is where pipes leak. Some common signs of molds growing under the sinks and pipes can be the smell and sight as well. Grout between tiles, water stains, and strong stench are all indications of presence of mold. Locate the problem and fix the leaks and make repairs. Make inspections every now and then to check leakage as a preventive measure.

Tip3 – Fight the Dirt

Whatever the size of the mold may be, it has to be cleaned up. Gather your weapons of cleaning agents like bleach, borax, detergents and scrubber; fight off the dirt by scrubbing, washing, spraying and wiping. Strike the attack on surfaces that commonly catch mold and on areas where moisture needs to be controlled. Prevention is better than cure so make sure you eliminate any chances of mold invasion.

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Simple Ideas on Home Décor

Glossy home décor magazines, interior design websites, TV shows and creative window displaying gorgeous decor items all ignite a passion for home decoration. But to even entertain such thoughts, a homemaker has to consider the budget involved in executing these fabulous ideas. Instead of splurging on items that may turn out to be a liability, why not find joy in some simple methods which may give you the same results.

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Here are 3 marvelous Ms on home décor which you can apply to get exquisite results.

1. Manage space – Choose wall papers that give an impression or vastness or narrowness depending on the size of your room. Don’t display a lot of items as it may give the feeling of clutter to a space. If you feel the need of creating more space making sure you don’t eliminate the productivity of the space as well.

2. Minimalize – The saying “less is more” is very apt when it comes to home décor. A minimalistic approach to décor involves only keeping the essentials and maintaining a clutter-free appearance. Instead of having a lot of things to decorate the house, use only few essential items. Minimizing will give a Zen like harmony and balance to your home.

3. Move – Moving items that you already possess is not only cost-free but it’s a great way to experiment with your own interior designer skills. When you take upon this daunting task of moving things around, you may actually get a better stock of what you possess and how you can use them.

Although the word redecorating sounds elaborate and challenging, keep in mind that the goal is not just to achieve a “new look” but also find make décor items more functional. Elegance can be achieved through simplicity as well.

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How to organize your documents

A desk strewn with papers and a desktop littered with documents and files all over are often associated with disorganization. Most drawers and desks divulge a lot about the personality of the possessor. Most of the time unpleasant ones.

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Here are 3 essential tips that may help you maintain your organization skills while handling those unmanageable documents.

Tip 1 – Separate the documents

Documents can be in the form of receipts, transcripts, bills, and statements. When these papers gather in one place they create clutter and confusion. In order to avoid them from acting unruly, you can separate them into different categories and file them respectively. While separating, them remember the end goal is not to create more folders and bury all the papers in them. The end goal is separation which means separating current ones from old ones, separating monthly ones from yearly ones, separating legal ones from miscellaneous ones. Add simplicity to separation of the documents. Organize the files in a way they are simple to locate and simple to store.

Tip 2 – Clear the clutter

One of the easiest ways to clear paper clutter is to find the source of its origin. Usually clutter gathers when you either start hoarding papers or you care less to organize documents that seem to be sitting, gathering dust and keep piling up. Get to the root of the problem by being selective about what you want to save. If you do intend to save them, sort them into their respective folders. An active folder could be created for bills that you need to make payments for and a similar storage folder could be created to store bills for maintaining record. Another great idea for curbing clutter is to store some items digitally. Scanning and storing online can also alleviate clutter.

Tip 3 – Maintain a habit of organization

Every once in a while, either weekly or monthly, take time to go through your documents folders and files and sort them out. Some files may be out of date and they may even be irrelevant to your present circumstance. It can be an act of cleansing not just physically but mentally as well. When there is less clutter you feel more at peace. Taking this time of checking and sorting out is not a habit you can inculcate in a short time. Organization as a habit requires upkeep and maintenance.

And, in case you need to move to a new place, then packing for the move will be an easy job.

How to Find Investment Property Buyers and Close the Deal

As an aspiring real estate investor, it is important for you to know the ways to find property buyers and/or investors. You are looking for a buyer who has (or can arrange) the money and is ready to close. Since you are looking for the best price for the property you have bought or control, you need to highlight the strong points of the property and underplay weak points, if any.

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Research First

Look in the local newspapers if it has a listing of real estate buyers or investors. If you do not find one, get some help from industry professionals and ask them for a listing of real estate buyers or investors your area. Attend their meetings and build a network. Also, if they allow it, advertise in their newsletter. Another way for you to find investment property buyers and/or investors is internet marketing.

It is important for you to build an investor list. This is one list that you have to be particular about. Keep building the list without ever stopping. The more investors you have in that list, the better it is for your business. Whenever you have a property to sell, send out information to every investor. Take pictures of the property or create a virtual tour and send to all.

Once you have provided all the information about the property to investors, right there on their desk, offers are bound to flow in numbers. The highest bid may not always be the right price. What you are looking for is an investor who has the cash and is also ready to close.

Closing the Deal

Things often go wrong at the time of closing if you have not taken good care to complete all that needs to be done and complete the formalities required for a smooth closing. What needs to be done depends largely on whether you are in real estate as a wholesaler or investor. Remember that sellers as well as you have to do certain things for closing a deal successfully.

If you are wholesaling then you have to deal with a buyer as well. Sometimes the buyer is new to real estate investment and has overlooked getting a loan firmed up before your contract with the seller expires. You need to follow up and keep an eye on the entire process and make sure that everything is completed by the time of closing.

The reality is that most of the work is to be done by other people and more often than not they overlook one thing or the other. If you follow up diligently, you can identify them in time and get them corrected before it is time to close. This is all the more important because closing time is payday. You get your profits in your pocket at the time of closing and not before.

There are a few things you need to learn before you decide to invest in real estate. How you wish to go about it depends entirely on you: learn by experience or get some help from industry professionals who are ready to share real estate investment knowledge with the world.

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