7 Simple Ways To Be A Cleaner Person

May 9, 2016

7 Simple Ways To Be A Cleaner Person

Here are 7 Simple Ways To Be A Cleaner Person. Even the smallest things that can provide you the deepest cleanest things in no time at all. Click on over and check it out.

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15 Unique and Innovative Wall Hooks

April 25, 2016

When it comes to doing things yourself or home decor, it typically comes down to what you have on hand. You can pretty much create any number of unique home decor ideas by recycling or re-purposing things you have laying around the house or the garage. So I decided today to focus on 15 unique and innovative wall hooks that you can make yourself with materials that you may have laying around. What’s great about these wall hooks is that they are both home decoration ideas and are also fully functional so you can use them to hang just about anything such as towels, coats, or even some decorative items.

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We have found quite a few different wall hooks that you can make on your own and are completely unique and very easy to recreate for your home. These wide variation of hooks can be used in bathrooms, kitchens, the kids’ rooms or anywhere in your home that you need them or just want more places to hang things.

Old-Fashioned Rake Wall Hook

Head into your garage and grab one of those old rakes because it can be easily turned into a really great hanger for either wine glasses or coats! Make sure you sand the rake down a little bit if there is some rust on it or even leave it if you prefer the rustic look, the choose is yours. Other option for reusing an old fashioned rake hanger is to put one in a bedroom. They make a perfect jewellery holder, and perfect for hanging necklaces. And to top it all off this idea will cost you very little if anything at all and it will only take you a few minutes to create this masterpiece.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Lifehacker

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Faucet Handle Wall Hangers

Whats a better hanger than those faucets handles you have for your water hose? A perfect hanger for your garden shed, garage or even inside your home! And even if you do not have any laying around, you can always head on over to a yard sale or thrift store to find one. The whole process of building these is quite simple. Basically, you just need to attach the faucet handles to a wooden board via a screw or just stick them directly to the wall. It’s all about being decorative and functional all at the same time!

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Thisoldhouse

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Recycled Wooden Hangers

Have old wood hangers laying around the house? So why not put them to good use by creating this really unique hanger. Hang whatever you like on these hangers including clothes, towels, scarves, belts or whatever your heart desires. What’s also great about this project is that you can use broken hangers as well since you only need half of the hangers, so this is a really great way to re-purpose them.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Alittleglassbox

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Unique Paint Brush Hangers

Have any paint brushes laying around the house? Well we have found a great re purposing project for you. This project turns a regular old paint brush into a whimsical wall hanger. And this project is really easy, you just have to leave just enough paint on your brush to harden it. therefor, the hardened paint is what makes the actual hook itself. If you have an office or art studio, this idea would suit your office just perfectly! You can even use this idea to hang things in your office like painting supplies.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Apartmenttherapy

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Bent Wrench Wall Hangers

Need some really great decor ideas and hangers in your garage? Check out this wrench wall hanger idea which takes your old wrenches and turns them into both unique decor and a hanger for anything laying around. The idea is very simple. Just bend the wrench upward then attach it to the wall. Wrenches are typically heavier than the average wall hanger so you can hang really heavy items on them. Some popular items you can hang are tool boxes or garden tools. Pretty much anything you would typically store in a garden shed or a garage. These also make great hangers for a boy’s room as well.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Etsy

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Flattening Trowel Re-purposed Wall Hook

Check out this unique trowel wall hook idea! The project is more or less just painting it whatever color you like and hanging it. If your looking for a more rustic look, you can sand it or paint it a bit of a white color similar to this image, but really, any color will do depending on your wall color. These wall hooks work really well for towels or inside closet doors for your bathrobes.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Mamiejanes

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Bed Headboard Wall Hangers

Who would have thought that an old headboard you have in storage could be used as a wall hanger! If you don’t happen to have a spare one, you can usually find one for a decent price at a flea market or yard/garage sale. This project requires you to stain it, paint it, and clean it up then add the hooks as required. This bed headboard wall hanger can be used for many different things including a coat rack, towel rack or you could even hang quite a few kitchen items from it as well. Whats great about this idea is that its very unique, decorative and you can get as creative as you like with this project by decorating them.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Knickoftimeinteriors

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Modern Spindle Wall Hooks

Once you are done with the thread on those wooden spindles, make sure you keep them for this great project. These beautiful and modern spindle wall hooks are pretty simple to design. All you need to do is attach a dowel to the wall with screws and just add the spool over the dowel afterwards. Change up the size of the spool for some different looks and designs. You will find that these are perfects for sewing rooms, reading rooms, or simply to hang things in your entryways or hallways.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Athomeinlove

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Perfume Lid Wall Hangers

Make sure the next time you finish up with that perfume bottle that you keep the lid. You can actually create some really nice looking wall hangers from the lids. But heads up, to complete this project you will also need a wine cork so make sure you keep some around the next time you finish a bottle of wine. The low cost of this project is what shines the most because it only requires perfume caps and corks which most women have. So stick that cork in that cap and screw it to the wall and be impressed with the unique design and innovation in this project.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Ohohblog

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Copper Pipe Wall Hooks

Here is another really great project which will give you that elegant and modern look for wall hooks. I find that copper is an extremely strong metal so you can hang some heavier things on these copper pipes. So once you do, add these to your kitchen and feel free to hang your heavy pans or pots. This project is relatively easy to complete and does not take a lot of time either.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Homemydesign

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Light Bulb Wall Hangers

When your light bulbs start to dim or burn out remember not to throw them away. Why you ask? Because this project is a great way to re-purpose them as wall hangers. You will need a little bit of concrete and time to accomplish this project but overall, it is not a very difficult or expensive project. The look and uniqueness of these Light Bulb Wall Hangers is amazing!

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Instructables

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Kitchen Cutlery Wall Hangers

Everyone has those old mismatched knives, spoons and forks laying in their kitchen drawers. Convert them into a beautiful pieces of art with a wall hanger! There are 2 options you can do with this project. Option 1: Attach the cutlery to a board then attach the board to the wall. Option 2: Attach them directly to the wall. These cutlery wall hangers work extremely well in kitchens or in hallways beside the kitchens and you can hang just about anything from purses, coats or aprons. Don’t forget to paint them as well to match the color or decor that is in your kitchen.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Realsimple

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Tree Branch Wall Hooks

Have a green thumb or you just love trees? Well this is just the project for you! Create a rustic looking branch wall hook for hanging your coats! You have the option of doing multiple branches or a single branch depending on how many hooks you need or things you would like to hang in that area. You can paint them to whatever color you like and don’t worry because if you mess up, with this project there is always plenty of branches outside that you can start over with. The cost of this project is extremely low as you are re-purposing a tree branch.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Scandinaviandeko

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Door Knob Hangers

Door knobs are one of the best hangers. They have the perfect shape for hanging little things and they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and designs. If you have old rustic looking ones, they would look great being placed in different rooms or even mix match them with more modern looking door knobs. You can hang anything from coats, to purses or simply to hang towels.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Thehouseofsmiths

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Nursery Toy Colorful Wall Hooks

Every kid typically has nursery toys they may not play with anymore, so why not paint them a bright color and re-purpose them into a wall hook which will work in any child’s room! This also works especially well for toys that are broken and you have no use for them anymore. You could use various types of toys such as animals or just a standard hard rubber toys. This is a very easy project to take on and honestly it will only take you an hour or 2 to complete.

DIY Project Instructions and Credit – Sayyes

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The Truth About Energy Saving Light Bulbs

April 2, 2016

The Truth About Energy Saving Light Bulbs

The problem with early lightbulbs was that they didn’t last very long, in 1880 Thomas Edison created a lightbulb that could last for up to 1200 hours. The Edison lightbulb contained a bamboo filament, contained in an oxygenless glass bulb.

In 1906 The General Electric Company began experimenting with tungsten filaments. This new type of filament and the lack of oxygen in the bulb meant that the new incandescent bulb lasted longer than ever before, this invention meant that everyone wanted electric lighting and incandescent bulbs in their house. Find the full history of incandescent lightbulbs here.

In September 2012 the EU the EU completely banned the sale of incandescent bulbs, the aim of this ban was to save energy. The European Union estimates that their ban will save 39 terawatt-hours of electricity across the European Union by each year by the year 2020. The old incandescent bulb has been replaced by energy saving bulbs, the move has been surrounded by much controversy, with claims the new bulbs cannot be used in certain locations and that they are even dangerous. David Ike claims the bulbs contain secret tracking devices, cameras or something.

Mercury Content

Energy saving bulbs are like the fluorescent tubes you may have seen in school, shops or offices. These new bulbs are actually known as compact fluorescent lamps, CFL bulbs for short. One of the main complaints about CFL bulbs is that they contain mercury, exposure to mercury can cause conditions known as hydrargyria or mercurialism, less than a gram of mercury can cause death. According to this study the risk presented by CFL bulbs is very low and the energy saving benefits they offer is great, CFL bulbs are up to 75% more energy efficient than the traditional incandescent type.

How They Work

The CFL bulb is filled with mercury vapour and electronic ballast, when the light is switched on and electricity flows. The electricity causes mercury vapour to give off ultraviolet light, the ultraviolet light stimulates the phosphorous coating on the inside of the glass CFL bulb and produces light in the visible range.

Less Heat

One benefit of CFL bulbs is that they generate less heat than the traditional incandescent bulbs and because of this reduced heat they are less destructive. A continuous buildup of heat in enclosed luminaires can cause cables or lampholders to become brittle and eventually they can crack.
Because of the energy saving lamps lower operating temperature, this type of damage is greatly reduced. If cables going into the light fitting that houses the CFL are sleeved and protected there will be absolutely no heat damage.

Other Benefits and Disadvantages

CFL bulbs last longer than incandescent bulbs did. They cannot be used in dimmable light fittings, if they are fitted into a dimmable switch they will flicker and not last very long. They will not work at all if it is too cold or too hot. CFL bulbs need to be disposed of properly but so did the old incandescent type of bulb.

This post was supplied by Mark Stubbles who writes for electrical wholesalers, Cannon Electrical Supplies.

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Building a DIY Sparkler Bucket

March 16, 2016

Building a DIY Sparkler Bucket

Using sparklers for the grand exit at your wedding is a popular choice these days, but sparklers aren’t always the most elegant looking thing you can display at your reception. Let’s face it; they are gray little sticks that are pretty boring to look at in a sea of colorful wedding decorations. However, there are a few ways you can dress them up to fit in, and the most popular way is by using a sparkler bucket.
There are plenty of places online that offer sparkler buckets for sale which are pre-made and ready to go, but it’s really hard to justify the price considering it’s just a bucket with a sign on it. Instead, consider building your very own DIY sparkler bucket to save money and give it that personal touch. Here’s everything you need to know to put one together.

Step 1: Materials Needed

The materials that you will need to build a DIY sparkler bucket are really common, so getting your hands on them should be pretty easy. In fact, there’s a good chance that you’ll have everything you need already laying around your home or garage, but everything else can be purchased at a drug store or hardware store for very cheap. Best of all, buckets come in all shapes and sizes, so you can really tailor the look to your own desires. Here’s what you need:
• A metal bucket
• Color construction paper
• Resume paper
• Scissors
• Markers
• Glue Stick
• Hot Glue Gun
• Sparklers
• Ribbon (optional)
• Spray paint (optional)

Step 2: Preparing the Bucket

The first thing you need to do is prepare the bucket for decorating. Make sure you clean the bucket thoroughly before you do anything else because you won’t be able to after you attach the paper sign to it. If you plan on painting your sparkler bucket, it’s helpful to scrub it down with some steel wool before you wash it so the paint can adhere better. Always use a good quality spray paint to paint your bucket, and make sure you read the label and give it ample time to dry before you proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Making the Sign

To make your sign, start by cutting a piece of resume paper to the size you want the main part of your sign to be. Then, cut a piece of color construction paper to be just a little larger than your piece of resume paper; usually about ½ inch larger on each side. Spread glue from your glue stick on the back of your resume paper and center it over the construction paper and press it down firmly.
Once your glue has dried, you can use your markers to write whatever message you’d like on the sign. Popular choices include “Light up the last dance”, “Let love sparkle”, or simply the names of the bride and groom along with their wedding date.

Step 4: Attaching the Sign

Once you have the sign complete, it’s time to attach it. Choose an area on your bucket where you’d like to attach your sign, and then use your hot glue gun to adhere it to the bucket. Be very careful to use only as much hot glue as is necessary to avoid your sign looking lumpy or having extra hot glue seep out the sides.

Step 5: Assembly and Final Touches

Now that the main components of your sparkler bucket have been assembled, you can finish the assembly and add any final touches you may want. First, you’ll want to grab all of your wedding sparklers and arrange them nicely in the bucket. Make sure they stand up nicely but are loose enough to be removed easily. Now the basics of your DIY sparkler bucket are complete, and you can add any finishing touches that you desire.

If you want to dress up your sparkler bucket a bit more, you can easily tie some ribbon around the bucket to add a touch of elegance. Some couples like to glue small fake flowers to the outside of the bucket or even attach balloons to the handle to make it stand out at the reception. You can add any number of decorations to your completed DIY sparkler bucket to make it blend into your wedding and make the statement that you desire.

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New Industrial Strength Plastic Razor Blade

February 25, 2016

New Industrial Strength Plastic Razor Blade

The makers of Scraperite plastic razor blades announce their brand new industrial strength scraper. This new tougher material is more resistant to breakage and wear.

For those applications where metal is unnecessary or would cause damage, the new Black Industrial double-edged blades from Scraperite are an ideal choice. Designed for use in industrial and trade applications where repeated heavy use is common. They are ideal for scraping off adhesives, sealants and other unwanted substances from hard surfaces. A must have safety scraper tool for every professional’s toolbox.

This is a professional tool to help get the job done safely and efficiently. Ready to use disposable blades fit most standard single edge metal blade holder or one of two holders designed by the company. Current packaging includes 100 packed blades and a second option with 2 blades and one 6 inch long holder. The cost of these recyclable products is relative to metal blades.
“It just keeps its edge longer”, says the manufacturer.

Whether you are a professional or an enthusiast, Scraperite blades are the ideal blade for whatever your use may be. Order now and experience the difference. https://plasticblades.com

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Doors For Fireplaces – Hot Fire Door

February 22, 2016

Doors For Fireplaces

The fireplace is the heart of the room. Hot fire door fireplace doors bring a new level of style to your fireplace that you and your family will enjoy for years. Nothing defines luxury as gorgeously as a hot fire door fireplace. Your hot fire door fireplace with the hand-picked details that reflect your taste, your home, your personality. Click on over and check out our hot fire doors today!

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10 DIY Storage Boxes, Baskets And Containers

February 18, 2016

Store-bought boxes and bins can be prohibitively expensive if you’re trying to get organized on a budget, but that’s no excuse – there are plenty of DIY storage container projects that won’t break the bank. Here are ten of my favorites.

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0:22 1. Make a set of colorful drawer organizers. http://www.iheartorganizing.com/2014/…

2. Crochet a couple of these beautiful storage baskets using leftover bits of yarn. http://www.1dogwoof.com/2014/10/color…

0:38 3. Here’s another gorgeous basket tutorial. http://ceci-bean.blogspot.ca/2013/09/…

4. Rolling storage containers are super versatile. http://www.womansday.com/home/crafts-…

5. This reversible fabric box could be used in the nursery – or the office, or the living room, and the list goes on.http://haberdasheryfun.com/fabric/diy…

1:06 6. Turn an old crate into a vintage style rolling storage bin. http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2014/09/d…

7. Tin cans could be upcycled to create one of these fun utensil organizers. http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2011/0…

8. Coffee containers can be reused too. http://ourdailyideas.com/cheap-storag…

1:37 9. Make this nautical box out of an empty kitty litter container (you could apply the same technique to another type of box, too).http://www.thekimsixfix.com/2013/10/c…

10. These boxes look high end – but they’re dirt cheap to make! http://www.hometalk.com/3922454/here-…

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7 DIY Organizing Tricks and Storage Solutions Worth Trying

February 16, 2016

Here is the perfect collection of 7 DIY Organizing Tricks and Storage Solutions Worth Trying. Everything from storage organizing with pretty plastic baskets to putting your towels paper organizers.

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1. Use an old sunglasses case to keep your phone charger and earbuds safe in your purse. http://goo.gl/xbuXAH
2. Roll up your washcloths and stash them in a file organizer to keep them tidy and easy to find. http://goo.gl/bREeR3
3. Set up a password manager for all of your digital accounts. https://goo.gl/GZafRH
4. Throw together a few freezer-friendly slow cooker meals that you can pull out through the week. freezer-friendly meals http://goo.gl/fNMQVK and 20 other slow cooker recipes http://goo.gl/rDzsk2
5. Repurpose a shoebox and a few pencils to make a quick jewelry organizer for your bracelets. http://goo.gl/BBSH8u
6. Then grab another box to corral your socks. http://goo.gl/8kWJHw
7. Use removable adhesive strips to make your under-sink storage instantly more accessible. http://goo.gl/9VzveL

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How To Open a Lock With a Soda Can – With Video Tutorial

February 12, 2016

Use an aluminum soda can to open your padlocks or combination locks in the event that you have forgotten the combination or lost the key.

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