Tuesday, January 25, 2011

How To Make a Bed Very Nice

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 How To Make a Bed Very Nice...bed making... Making a Beverley Bed
 A bed ruffle will help to keep dust from collecting under the bed while providing a decorative accent.

The bed ruffle goes on top of the box spring, covering the box spring and bed frame. It does not require washing as often as sheets.Follow the video
Can put  your favorite book or anything you want in a Hanging Bedside Caddy
for you like
Hanging Bed Organizer
Sidekick Home Organizer Bedside/Arm Chair Caddy, Light Khaki
Bedside Caddy - Black
OR your kids

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

clean stainless steel sinks with a lot of options

 clean stainless steel sinks with a lot of options...clean stainless steel sinks....how to clean stainless steel sinks
Try using  the cheaper home remedies first.. Instead of using harsh chemicals that smell terribly, cost a fortune, and donot completely remove the streaks,

There are a lot of options
 First Routine cleaning Soft Scrub with Bleach:
always wipe it with a dry paper towel when every it is wet and it makes it look like it had been polished.
Be careful

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Organizing Kitchen Drawers:Before & After

Organizing Kitchen Drawers:Before & After

Kitchen Drawers Storage Strategies
  Here's how to do it in just  five steps: 

1. Empty all the

 contents of the kitchen drawer onto tthe kitchen table, large countertop or in a box. Start with your potpourri of kitchen utensils, oven mitts, and random objects spread , Empty everything .

2.Use Organizational tools that are so readily available

3.Place utensils that you use on a daily basis in a small crock on your countertop next to your stove or in the area you do the most prep work.

4. Fill the silverware drawer. This usually goes directly below the cupboard storing your dinnerware, so fill up this drawer next. A silverware organizing tray helps to keep this kitchen drawer even more orderly. Make sure you don't put anything else besides silverware and serving spoons in this drawer. Chopsticks also belong here.

5.Throw out items that just need to go.Into Beth’s trash can went things like the empty cottage-cheese containers , old dishes, threadbare towels, partially melted plasticware or broken utensils.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

How to Remodel Your Kitchen.. Before & After

How to Remodel Your Kitchen.. Before & After.. Remodel Your Kitchen without Spending a Fortune

there are a few easy ways to update and spruce up your kitchen without having to make a major investment. Start with the least cost,look online for affordable .

 what  helps to give your kitchen a new look?

1ـNew lighting

Kitchen lighting affects the mood of a room,New lighting can make a kitchen look larger, warmer and cleaner. It's a small way to make a big impact.
Replacing outdated light features not only gets rid of an eyesore, but also has the advantage of adding more light. Consider adding track lighting. They come in a variety of widths, are prewired, and are easy to install. Many feature halogen spotlights that can be pointed at key areas of your kitchen like the stove or workstation. 
scavolini's cool crystal modern kitchen island
2ـ Add a kitchen island

Adding an island or a new rolling workstation can be very attractive and useful for your kitchen , kitchen islands can provide you with more storage room for more kitchenware.It provides a suitable place to congregate and eat.
Clearly your budget will have an impact on your choice of kitchen island but also the dimensions of your kitchen will play a part

The two basic types of kitchen island are:

Portable Unit
A portable island offers versatility and convenience to a kitchen. It can be a freestanding or rolling worktable. Often, a portable island has a steel, tile, or wood countertop. But you can have one custom-built to blend with your cabinetry.
Portable Kitchen Island Design
2ـ Custom Built fixed unit.


ـHow Much Space For A Kitchen Island?

should be sufficient space between the island and other work surfaces to allow for opening cabinet and appliance doors, and for two people to work without jostling one another
A kitchen island can be as small as 2-feet by 4-feet, as large as 4-feet by 6-feet or even larger
The size and shape you choose should compliment your kitchen design and the way you use the space

The walkway between island and stationary cabinets should be about 36 to 42" wide . If the kitchen island will be located near a plain wall, 36" is sufficient clearance
But 42" or more are required if the kitchen island stands near a stove, refrigerator, or dishwasher to allow for safety and ease of use. You want to be sure that you can easily open and close doors of appliances without hitting the new island


The area of movement between the sink, stove, and refrigerator is called the work "triangle". When thinking about installing a kitchen island, try not to interrupt this efficient movement from appliance to work center.

3ـ Paint 
Paint is the best way to make an easy and inexpensive change to your kitchen.
Picking the perfect color for your kitchen is a difficult decision to make. Painting a kitchen is time consuming with all the little nooks and crannies. You want to pick the correct color the first time. Take your time and do not be impulsive when deciding on your paint 
color because you are tired or fed up with the entire process.
There's no shame in not having money for those new cabinets you've been dreaming of. Consider painting them instead. 
Take the time to prepare the cabinets for painting by cleaning their surfaces of grease and dirt that need to be thoroughly removed. After the cabinets are completely clean, you've got a good surface upon which to add some color
Read more 

cabinets Painting Kitchen Cabinets
kitchen vinyl floor raleigh cary carolina fci
4ـ Flooring Nothing can make a kitchen look dirtier or more outdated than the wrong kitchen floor.  Make sure you choose a tile style and color that you enjoy because it's going to be a fixture in your kitchen for a very long time.
 vinyl and linoleum, look better , vinyl is even easier (and quicker) than tile. Vinyl now comes in self-adhesive tiles that can cost less than a dollar per square foot. It comes in a wide range of patterns and styles and is virtually indistinguishable from sheet vinyl if installed correctly. 
 5ـ And adding new curtains

How to Sew Curtains

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Make Over Living Room Before & After Video

Make Over Living Room Before & After  Video 

Living rooms should be a place to relax,decoration can 
help create those separate spaces within one,

Kitchen How to CleanYour Kitchen easily Video

Kitchen How to CleanYour Kitchen easily VideoModern-interior-design-small-compact-kitchen-with-black-kitchen-cabinets-modern-sink-kitchen-appliances-and-kitchen-furniture

Go into your kitchen and overlook a starting point where you want to begin

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Kitchen Design idea

Kitchen Design idea
People now treat a kitchen not only as a place to cook, but also as a place to dine together and socialize

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Decorating on a Budget

Use candles in the decor, it gives a beautiful feeling and comfort
You can change the shape of candles using colored paper or Colored strips, such as video

Monday, January 3, 2011

Moving Plans - Checklist Moving Tips Video

Moving Plans - Checklist Moving Tips

Week By Week Move Planning Guide

6-8 Weeks Before Moving:
· Organization is the key for a smooth move and this is the time to start getting the details of your move.
· This is the time to decide what items you wish to transport to your new home. If you decide to dispose of items that you don’t need you should either donate them to a charity or consider having a garage sale. Contact a local charity or pick a date at least two weeks before moving date for the garage sale. Advertise the garage sale locally. Team up with your neighbors who want to sell some of their old belongings, and plan a large neighborhood "sale".
· Start collecting suitable moving and packing supplies if you plan to do your own packing or partial packing. You can purchase all these materials from your agent or a moving supply company. All boxes that you purchase from us or a moving supply company are specially designed for the moving industry to prevent any damages to your belongings. Getting boxes from other sources may create some difficulties when packed in the van. These boxes may be unusual sizes and they may not be strong enough to prevent damages to items packed inside.
· Think about your new home layout and start thinking about where you'll place the furniture. Create a floor plan of your new home that will prevent the stress of making decisions when your furniture arrives at your new home.
· Get familiar with your new community. Request information on schools, community programs, parks and recreation from the local Chamber of Commerce.
· All travel arrangements (hotel, flights, car rental, etc.) for your family should be made at this time. Try to keep your plan flexible as possible to accommodate any schedule changes or delays.
· Keep all receipts for moving related expenses in a designated moving folder. Many moving expenses are tax deductible. Obtain an IRS Change of Address form, Form 8822, by calling (800) 829-1040 or click here on IRS. You will be able to download and print form 8822 and most other IRS tax forms; e.g., Form 3903 to help deduct moving expenses.
· Finalize all real estate and rental needs.
· Contact your insurance agent to transfer medical, property, fire and auto insurance.
· All medical and dental records should be placed in a safe and accessible place. Be sure to include prescription, vaccination records and eyeglass specifications.
· Plan on taking all important documents, such as wills, stock certificates, and other one of a kind items (jewelry, coin collection, photos etc.).

4-5 Weeks before moving

· Contact the Post Office for the Change of Address form to tell of your move. give your new address to:
    • Friends and Family
    • Post Office
    • Utility Companies
      • Telephone Company
      • Trash Company
      • Cable Company
      • Water Company
      • Electricity Company
      • Internet Provider
    • Insurance Companies
    • Banks and Financial Institutions
      • Checking
      • Savings
      • Loans
    • Creditors
    • Local Government agencies, Federal agencies, the IRS
    • Health Providers
      • Doctors
      • Dentist
      • Veterinarian
      • Pharmacy
    • Schools
    • Subscriptions
      • Magazines
      • Book Club
      • Record Club
      • Newspapers
    • Travel/Auto Club
    • Church

· It is the time to take a look at what you own, and decide what must go and what can be left behind. All items such as old books, magazines, broken items, old toys can be left behind. Remember-adding more weight to your shipment costs more money.
· Organize your move by deciding and making lists of what items you will not transport, what items your van line agent will move and what items you will move yourself.
· Make a decision if the items not going that will be sold at a garage sale, picked by a charity or trash it.
· Make a decision on who will do most of the packing or all the packing. It is a good idea that you let the van line agent do most of the packing. The van line agents know the best methods for keeping items safe; that's what they do for a living.
· Get your kids involved with the moving process. Let your kids do some packing and let them suggest a layout for their new room. Make it fun and exciting for them to move.

3 Weeks before moving

· Notify your agent if there are any changes in the dates of your move. If you will need any additional accessorial service such as piano moving, packing and unpacking, storage you should inform the van line agent for pricing information. Also inform the van line agent if you add or subtract items from your planned shipment.
· Decide how much packing your will handle yourself. You should inform your agent of any items that you decided for him/her to pack.
· Whether you move your car with the us or a car carrier, you should make your final reservation for a car pick up at this time.
· Consider giving your plants to friends or a charity if you are moving from one state to another. Some state laws prohibit the moving of houseplants.
· Make transportation arrangements for your pets. Take your pets to your veterinarian to ensure proper up to date health certificates and rabies inoculations. Some states will require these documents.
· You will need to carry all valuable jewelry with you. If you have any valuables around the house, be sure to collect them before leaving.
· Return any borrowed items such as library books. Also collect all items that are being repaired stored or cleaned (clothing, furs, shoes etc.).

2 Weeks before moving

· Transfer all prescriptions to a drugstore in your new city. Call your bank to find out how to transfer your accounts. Clear all your safety deposits boxes.
· Disassemble and disconnect your computer system before your move. Back up all your computer files on a disk. Consider taking all back up files disks with you in the car. Exposure to extreme temperatures can damage your software.
· Make final packing decisions. Clean and clear your home including closets, basement and attics and the items that you will take.
· Dispose of items that represent a hazard and are not allowed to be shipped.
· Tape and seal all cleaning fluids that are non-toxic, non-flammable in plastic bags.
· Drain your lawn mower, snow blower, power tools of all the oil and gasoline to ensure safe transportation.
· Schedule appliance disconnection and preparation with a service provider.
· If you need to store anything call your van line agent about storage options available.
· Inform gas, electric, cable, and telephone services of your move. Arrange to have them disconnected from your present home the day after your scheduled moving day. Sign up for services at your new address and connect them on your moving in day.
· Have your automobile serviced if your travel is by car.

1 Week before moving

· Make sure to mark which items you'll take yourself, so the movers won't take them or have any questions.
· Make sure you haven't overlooked anything in the house.
· Mark your boxes to be shipped with "Fragile", "Do Not Load", "Load Last" stickers.
· Empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator, freezer and clean your stove, all at least 24 hours before moving to let them air out. Try using baking soda to get rid of any odors.
· Prepare items you will need while your goods are in transit. Pack your suitcases and confirm travel arrangements for you and your family. Try to keep plans as flexible as possible in the event of unexpected delay or schedule change.
· Make sure your agent knows the address and phone number your new home. You should also provide an address and phone number of where you can be reached until you will get to your new home.
· Arrange for payment to your van line agent. Contact your van line agent to inquire about methods of payment accepted.
· Inquire with your moving company or van line agents about protecting your goods.

1 Day before moving day

· Pack a box of things you'll need as soon as you arrive at your new home. (This might include non-aerosol cleaning supplies, disposable plates and cups, light tools, snacks, bathroom items and trash bags.)
· Take this box with you or have the driver load it last and unload first. This is usually the day packing is done.
· Make sure all packing services have been performed before you sign for them.
· Defrost, thoroughly clean and dry refrigerator.

Moving out day

· Be on hand when the driver arrives and throughout the loading process. (If you won't be there, make sure someone will be there to direct the movers. Make sure the driver has in writing the name and phone number of that person.)
· Accompany the driver during inventory. Check on the condition of your goods as they are loaded.
· Make a final tour of your home. See that nothing is overlooked.
· Sign the bill of lading and make sure your new address and phone number are correct.
· Lock all windows and doors, and turn off all switches.

Moving in day

· Arrive at your home a day ahead of time, if possible, to make sure utilities are connected and to plan placement of major items in your home.
· Be on hand to pay the driver with cash, traveler's check, certified check or money order prior to your goods being unloaded.

Sorting Items While Moving

Avoiding Clutter While Moving

Recycling Moving & Packing Material

Packing Home Office Materials in Bags
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