Spring is here! Open up those windows, air out your house, and tackle those spring cleaning projects. Make sure you add these 5 often overlooked spots to your spring cleaning list.
The paint will spatter onto the paper while leaving the outline of the objects you placed on it. Let your piece of art dry, then you can frame and hang it. This can be done with all types of leaves, flowers or objects you love.
But what of the prediction of a series of killer hurrcanators aiming for the evil US for not signing onto Kyoto? I have battened down the hatches. I am ready to go. I have laid in years of canned food. I have had my windows boarded up since 2005 ya know! My vehicles are always full of gas and my emergency kit is raring to go, yet there it sits lonely as Hell. And what of the thousands of sandbags I have surrounding my property? They are dry-rotting for Heaven’s sake! Where is a tropical depression when ya need it?
Well, we hate to have to exercise and cut out sweets to lose weight. So the diet pills, or books explaining how to lose fat without any effort, are an easy fix. Sure, it sounds too good to be true, but just what if this one really works? The same is true for any quick solution to our social, albeit, sexual issues. Then there are all the instant-millionaire schemes. Like working at home, buying foreclosures, stuffing envelopes, or starting a website. They are all sure-fire successes just begging for you to buy the details in a DVD, book, or online download. The problem is that when you get it home and read the fine print, it’s mostly bullsh*t or a rehash of stuff you already know.
Check out a counter depth refrigerator. These refrigerators are planned not to exceed the depth of a common work top and will provide more kitchen floor room than typical refrigerators that are 30 plus inches in depth. Remember to use the area above the refrigerator. Install full depth cabinet atop the refrigerator into the kitchen plans rather then a standard 12 inch deep cabinet.
If you loose power you want to make sure you have food to least at least a few days in the event that power is not restored. Consider canned food and juice, non-black and decker can opener, non-perishables, snacks, dry cereal, peanut putter & jelly sandwiches, and paper plates with utensils. Be sure you have propane gas for those grills if you plan to use them in your garage, etc.
Twist ties and “press to close” food storage bags are too hard to use if your fingers and wrists are swollen and painful. Switch to the zipper bags. They may cost a little more, but they’re worth every penny. Exchange those plastic containers with the tight lids for lightweight, easy-open containers. Put your flour, sugar and other staples in lighter containers and keep your pretty but heavy glass or ceramic canisters for decoration only.
The Energy Saving Trust is an organization that advocates using appliances that conserve energy. Washers, refrigerators, and energy meters which must have electricity to operate but which can be designed to conserve energy as well. Some of their proposed energy saving devices are energy-efficient windows and lights as well as better overall house insulation. However they’re totally silent on the subject of clothes airers and the money saved in energy costs.