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If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of old stuff just lying around your house. It’s not doing anything but taking up space, but you’re either too busy (or lazy), sentimental or just have more important things to deal with. Well if you’re looking for a little inspiration or a new DIY project, here are 50 creative ways to repurpose, reues and upcycle old things. There’s a pretty broad range in this list but hopefully a handful jump out and spark an idea for you and your home! 1.
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photo: charles chan * The next time you find yourself in need of a household product like stain remover, shower cleaner or ant deterrent, check the pantry before heading to the store. You might just find what you need, in the form of a common kitchen ingredient. From a green perspective, going the DIY route eliminates some of the harsh chemicals in your home, reducing your family’s exposure to them.
Jan 16, 2013 Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr . There is also a great subreddit ‘ r/lifehacks ‘ with some fantastic tips as well.
This is a simple ingenious device that harvests the normally lost thermal energy of a candle flame (or an electric light bulb). The multi-core steel and ceramic radiator absorbs and concentrates the thermal energy of the candle and converts it into dry radiant space heat. Internal temperatures are over 500 deg. Fahrenheit and typical surface temperatures are 160-180 deg.
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Basic knots Welcome to Basic Knots The eight knots in this section are the most basic knots - the building blocks of knot tying. Select the knots from: the index above left; the pictures above; or the Basics Usage page. Selection
Fresh flowers make beautiful additions to any room, but bouquets can add up. Not to worry, though -- there are ways to use blooms to brighten up your home without breaking the bank. Carly Cylinder of FlourLA.com says flowers don't have to be a luxury. One idea is to buy inexpensive pre-made bouquets from your local supermarket or flower shop and then deconstruct them.
When we discuss food preservation, we are usually talking about canning, dehydrating, freezing or fermenting. But did you know that you can also preserve fruit in alcohol, such as brandy or vodka? It is a way of preserving the flavor or essence of the fruit for later use. This method consists of steeping fresh or frozen fruit in alcohol for several weeks.
In the late 1980s, NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America studied houseplants as a way to purify the air in space facilities. They found several plants that filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Lucky for us the plants can also help clean indoor air on Earth, which is typically far more polluted than outdoor air. Other studies have since been published in the Journal of American Society of Horticultural Science further proving the science . Here's our handy of list of the best air-filtering plants. (Plus, at the bottom of this story, you'll find links about plants that are good for the air and also safe for your pets.)
Planting a garden doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. But the fear of failure keeps many a gardener-wannabe from spending time and energy on planting backyard crops. Knowing the easy vegetables to grow for your region — in addition to when and where to plant them — is the best way to ensure success. When planning your crops, try to space out the planting of foods that have a short harvest season. An ideal garden will always have something to put on the table, rather than an abundant period and then a dry spell with nothing growing.
<a href="http://www.marisys.com/how-to-forecast-weather_2010-05-26/"><img src="http://www.marisys.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/How_to_forecast_weather.jpg" alt="How_to_forecast_weather"/></a> Ever wondered how to forecast the weather without actually using instruments? Check the Clouds: Clouds can tell us a lot about the weather. For example, they can tell us if it’s going to be warmer on a particular night by simply being there.
The airline industry has a serious image problem as many reports have shown it ranks towards the bottom of customer satisfaction surveys. The industry can blame high fuel costs for rising airfares, but they have no one but themselves to blame for the way their quality has gone down as they have antagonized their customers with a variety of fees that are constantly increasing. In response, travelers have been thinking of themselves less as customers and more as adversaries in a battle over their scarce business or vacation budget. Out of this new relationship emerges seven innovative ways to minimize your travel expenses while circumventing customer hostile policies. 1.
Got an interview coming up in a few days? Now’s the time to prepare. Sure, you can just wing it, and you might be fine—but taking the time to get yourself ready will put you a step ahead of the applicants who didn’t.