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25 Things you can turn your garden shed into:
January 15, 2018
Whether you have a wooden shed, a metal shed, or a plastic shed, you can turn your dilapidated, moss covered, dirty old shed that has been an eye-sore and embarrasment up to now into any of these amazing things listed below. Just have your shed professionally cleaned first.
Then, depending on what type of shed you have, and what you want to turn the shed into, you can have your shed treated, painted, insulated and electrical cables run to your shed. If you don't have a shed, then you can consider buying or building a shed - the bigger the better! Some extra space always comes in very handy.
You might want to consider having some windows installed and having the existing door replaced with a lockable door that will be covered by insurance. You more than likely need all kinds of fittiing and installation and modification work done on the inside as well as the outside of the shed.
Then, before you go any further, you should decide what you would like to turn your shed into. Once you have decided what you want to do, then only can can think about decor on the inside as well as the outside of the shed, including the garden area around it. Let your imagination run wild! Let your creative inner-child run free! Plan exactly to the finest detail what you want, where and how and see all of the detail completed in you minds eye. Do you love what it looks like in your minds eye? If you do, then why don't you turn your dreams into a reality right now? Turning your shed into the stunning haven you desire will not only add to your enjoyment, it would also increase the value to your property.
Here is the list you can consider of things you can turn your shed into:
How to remove stains from your Carpets
February 14, 2018
What You Should Know Before You Start
To remove a stain, you need to:
For more specific advice to remove a stain from your carpet, look at the list below to find the type of stain you want to remove. Over and above these methods lited below:
Very Stubborn Stains:
OxiClean® is bleach free and with its abilities to oxygenate most carpet stains, it is ideal for blood stains, but use cold water (instead of hot water) to dilute it and mix as well as you can. Spray this on the blood stain on the carpet then blot until dry, rinse, and repeat if necessary
You can use a combination of Method 1 and Method 2 to remove stubborn blood stains and keep on until the stain is gone
These stains can leave a carpet looking absolutely filthy if not removed promptly and correctly.
This procedure is only suitable for carpets such as Polypropylene that will respond safely to a carpet stain treatment of water and bleach.
Cranberry Juice Stain
This type of stain is one of the hardest to get out the carpet.
At the same time do the following two things (simultaniously)
If the stain is still visible then do the following:
You could also consider using method 2 instead, or maybe use method 2 first and then try method 1 afterwards untill the stain is removed.
You will need:
Repeat steps 1 to 3 untill the stain is removed - it may be neccessary to use quite a number of towels, depending on just how severy the stain is. Be assured that eventually the whole stain should come up out of the carpet!
Ink stains can wreck carpets, even destroying it.
If you don't have isopropyl alcohol In the house at the time, replace it with any one of the following - but FIRST test on an inconspicious small area of the carpet to see if it will perhahps damage your carpet:
When using any of the above, use the same method described above except rinse the stained area with water first before you vacuum it with a wet-vac
and repeat the procedure untill the stain is removed.
Kool-Aid can create absolutely horrific carpet stains on any kind of carpeting. With the right treatments, however, you CAN remove Kool-Aid carpet stains from carpets, even from white carpets. To remove the tough carpet stains caused by this colored beverage, carefully follow the procedure outlined below:
There are methods that can get rid of the odor familiar with these types of stains as well as completely remove these types of stains from a carpet
Metod to remove pet stains:
If the stain has already dried:
Spray this mixture onto the stained area until the stained area is thoroughly soakedLeave to soak for 4-5 minutes
Special Water-Soluble Stains (in alphabetical order):
On Wool (or wool-blend) carpets:
On all other carpets:
Water-Soluble Stains (In Alphabitcal Order):
wet or latex paint
Use a cleaning solution consisting of 1/4 teaspoon of non-bleach detergent (or white vinegar) mixed with 32 ounces of water.
Fat, Oil, and Wax
To remove any Fat, Wax or Oil stains from a carpet, place an absorbent paper towel (or even brown paper) over the carpet and iron on warm setting. - NOT too hot! The fat, wax or oil should be absorbed by the papertowel as it melts from the heat of the iron. You might have re repeat this process a few times untill all of the Fat, Wax or Oil has been lifted from the carpet and absorbed by the paper towel due to the heat of the iron. Make sure the iron is not to warm!
This can be removed by gently rubbing the pile with the edge of a hard and flat surface of a dull knife for instance.
Moisten a soft cloth with rubbing alcohol and press it on the affected area until the glue residue is thoroughly moistened. Then gently wipe it off and repeat until all traces of the glue is removed.
Rub the gum with ice cubes, freezing the gum and then shatter the frozen gum with a spoon or any other blunt object. Then vacuum this up immediately before the pieces soften again. You might have to repeat this process a few times to remove all traces of the gum. Lastly blot the carpet with an absorbent paper towel.
Blot (but don't rub) the stained area with a cloth that is dipped in nail polish remover.
You should always have your carpet thoroughly cleaned at the very least least once a year. There are many professional carpet cleaning services. If you wish to you can always rent a steam carpet cleaner - usually available at your local supermarket.
If you decide to do it yourself rather than hiring a professional, you need to keep a the following in mind:
• Make sure the cleaning equipment you choose has enough vacuum power to allow the carpet to dry as soon as possible - the sooner the better - but preferably within 4 hours and maximum within 12 hours. If not then you may risk damaging your carpet.
• Always use fans as well as a dehumidifier if possible to expedite drying time after the carpet is cleaned. Be aware of the danger of running the risk of mold or bacteria growth if your carpet is wet for24 hours or longer.
• Always use a cleaning solution with a pH of 10 or less
• Always thoroughly remove all traces of detergent after the carpet is cleaning by rinsing the carpet with pure clean water untill all traces of detergent is removed.
• Double-check your warranty. This is very important as carpets with stain resistance must be cleaned with products is specifically formulated to use with these carpets as you might risk impairing their effectiveness of the stain resistance treatment and voiding your warranty altoghether.
What is the best way to deal with your Food Waste?
March 15, 2018
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