Propane Gas Fire Pit

Propane Fire PitIf you’re anything like me, you love having friends over in the backyard and entertaining them with a barbeque and some night swimming Imagine how you’re ordinary backyard is going to be transformed with a propane gas fire pit. It will be much more fun for everyone when you have a fire pit which is a source of warmth in the area while providing space to place your food and drinks. Propane gas fire pits have replaced the usual fire pits that use wood or charcoal as fuel. Propane fuel saves you from worrying about smoke and also the crackling of burning wood.

How to enjoy the cold winter nights? Having one of those propane gas fire pits will allow your family to enjoy its warmth and comfort in the backyard or patio. With propane gas, you no longer have to bother cleaning the wood ashes the following day. It is clean, convenient and perfect for long winter nights. It changes how your traditional background looks like and will make every family dinner a truly enjoyable one.

If you are thinking of buying a fire pit for the backyard, be sure to measure the size if it would fit in the space provided. There are many styles and designs to choose from that may certainly complement another accessories or even the structure of the home itself. You can choose a rustic or a more contemporary one or a square or round, depending on your choice. Placing some lounge chairs over the fire pit can make your backyard look even more elegant. You just have to ensure that the propane gas fire pits won’t come across flammable materials such as curtains and other accessories.

Always consider the safety of your pets and children when buying a fire pit. There are available fire pit covers and screens that will keep your family safe while using the fire pit. Always check for any leaks when you are cleaning the fire pit. Clean the burners regularly because dust can accumulate on it without proper maintenance and can cause problems on your pit.

You can surely make a fire pit if you know how to but if you want it fast and perfect, you can just order one from an online site. Although it can be quite pricey, you will realize that the price is worth it whenever you see how your backyard looks fresh and elegant with it.

Water Saving To Save Some Cash

A few months ago as I was having a few drinks with a couple of friends, we all agreed that we seriously needed to start economizing if we had any intentions of retiring comfortably. After a few ideas, one of us came up with a very interesting idea where we all had to vow to use all means possible to save water which we decided would not only benefit our wallets, but would also do a whole lot of good for our environment.

Today, I can confidently vouch for the idea, not only have I managed to save a decent amount; I also take pride in the fact that in my own little way, I am conserving the environment. Whenever we choose to use less water within our households, our energy bills come down too since we also don’t use as much energy for heating water. In addition to this, we end up putting less pressure on our facilities that treat water and sewage therefore doing a lot of good for our environment.

There are various ways you can save water today and they include the following:

Kitchen

You can save a lot of water in your kitchen if you start doing your dishes the smart way. For example, you can start by always filling your dishwater before running it. If you normally do them by hand, let them soak in warm soapy water overnight. This will make it easier to wash them and will also save a lot of running water.

kitchen messThose who have double basin sinks can fill them up and use one side for scrubbing and the other for rinsing. Those with a single basin sink can place their soapy dishes in the dish rack and spray them clean with a spraying device. A plastic basin can also be used to rinse the dishes in for those who don’t have a spraying device in their sinks.

Bathroom

The bathroom is definitely one place where water wastage is practiced the most in all homes. Fortunately, there are endless ways to conserve water even in the bathroom. The first step should be to install water saving shower heads and faucets.  Today, most faucet manufacturers like KOHLER have come up with specific faucets and taps for saving water like the Purist® Tall single-control lavatory faucet.  You can also find detailed information if you need new taps for your home here.

A clever trick would be to fill an ordinary bottle with water and to place it inside the toilet tank. This will decrease the flushed water by about 150 gallons every month. Also, avoid washing your clothes daily; instead, let them accumulate until they are enough to fill your washer. Soak stained clothes with detergent for a few hours or according to their instructions to avoid having to wash them twice.

Another water-saving tip is to avoid running faucets carelessly, this will eventually save gallons of water. You should also take time to look out for leaks in all faucets and pipes in your household. Make sure to repair any leaks immediately.

Cleaning My Work Truck As Fast As I Can

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Nice Clean Truck!

Today I’ve got a few handy tips for quickly cleaning your car or truck on the go. I work as delivery truck driver and sometimes when we don’t have orders to fill, us drivers get sent out into the yard to clean our trucks. None of us like this so we’ve found a way to clean as fast as we can and still get the trucks looking great. I actually have a stash of home cleaning products in my truck and if I know there are no deliveries for me in the afternoon I’ll pull up at the beach and clean my truck there. The boss thinks I’m an angel for cleaning my truck before he even asks but he has no idea that I book the entire afternoon out for a job that I can do in under an hour!

I’d like to stress that we have guys that regularly take the trucks in to be cleaned properly so all I have to do is make sure the truck “looks” like it’s been cleaned. Then I can put my feet up and relax without looking lazy.

To clean the outside of my truck I have a special mix I which I make up using regular hair conditioner that contains lanolin. I mix it up with cold water and wash the truck down as fast as I can. This mix makes the truck look like it’s been waxed also and helps the rain slip off.

Another method I’ve tried in the past is to mix 1 cup of kerosene in a bucket of water. This is also good and is much easier to wash the dry truck with. It also gives the same look as if it’s been waxed.

The trick I have for the inside of the cabin is a very handy little hand held vacuum cleaner I picked up online. Most of these are crap so I got the tip to cheek online and read the reviews before buying one. If you buy a cheap one it will hardly pick up anything and the battery will last 10 minutes. The site I picked mine up from is actually a vacuum cleaner review website called The Vacuum Guy which is supposed to be about the best vacuum for pet hair but just be sure to read the reviews before you buy one.

I always take the time to dry the truck off with a chamois when I’m done washing though because that stops any dirt sticking to the clean truck on the way back to the shop.

Some tricks I have for the windscreen are to put a towel along the windscreen wipers and pour a bottle of coke over the windscreen. The coke eats away at all the dirt and crap on the window so I don’t have to scrub it off.

I use Windex window cleaner on the headlights and just buff it off with a rag. This makes the headlight glass look as clean as crystals.

For the mirrors I just use baby wipes which I always have handy in he truck.

The last trick I have is for the windscreen wipers. I mix up ¼ cup of ammonia with 1 cup of water and slap a heap of it on the wiper blades. This eats away all the crap that gets caught up in there and stops any lines from appearing on the windshield when the wipers are turned on. I use another rag to wipe off this mixture before I set the wiper back down.

So there you have it. Using all this stuff that I can find at any service station I can clean my truck down in a little over an hour and get the afternoon off work.

Cleaning My Work Truck As Fast As I Can

Today I’ve got a few handy tips for quickly cleaning your car or truck on the go. I work as delivery truck driver and sometimes when we don’t have orders to fill, us drivers get sent out into the yard to clean our trucks. None of us like this so we’ve found a way to clean as fast as we can and still get the trucks looking great. I actually have a stash of home cleaning products in my truck and if I know there are no deliveries for me in the afternoon I’ll pull up at the beach and clean my truck there. The boss thinks I’m an angel for cleaning my truck before he even asks but he has no idea that I book the entire afternoon out for a job that I can do in under an hour!

I’d like to stress that we have guys that regularly take the trucks in to be cleaned properly so all I have to do is make sure the truck “looks” like it’s been cleaned. Then I can put my feet up and relax without looking lazy.

To clean the outside of my truck I have a special mix I which I make up using regular hair conditioner that contains lanolin. I mix it up with cold water and wash the truck down as fast as I can. This mix makes the truck look like it’s been waxed also and helps the rain slip off.

Another method I’ve tried in the past is to mix 1 cup of kerosene in a bucket of water. This is also good and is much easier to wash the dry truck with. It also gives the same look as if it’s been waxed.

The trick I have for the inside of the cabin is a very handy little hand held vacuum cleaner I picked up online. Most of these are crap so I got the tip to cheek online and read the reviews before buying one. If you buy a cheap one it will hardly pick up anything and the battery will last 10 minutes. The site I picked mine up from is actually a vacuum cleaner review website called The Vacuum Guy which is supposed to be about the best vacuum for pet hair but just be sure to read the reviews before you buy one.

I always take the time to dry the truck off with a chamois when I’m done washing though because that stops any dirt sticking to the clean truck on the way back to the shop.

Some tricks I have for the windscreen are to put a towel along the windscreen wipers and pour a bottle of coke over the windscreen. The coke eats away at all the dirt and crap on the window so I don’t have to scrub it off.

I use Windex window cleaner on the headlights and just buff it off with a rag. This makes the headlight glass look as clean as crystals.

For the mirrors I just use baby wipes which I always have handy in he truck.

The last trick I have is for the windscreen wipers. I mix up ¼ cup of ammonia with 1 cup of water and slap a heap of it on the wiper blades. This eats away all the crap that gets caught up in there and stops any lines from appearing on the windshield when the wipers are turned on. I use another rag to wipe off this mixture before I set the wiper back down.

So there you have it. Using all this stuff that I can find at any service station I can clean my truck down in a little over an hour and get the afternoon off work.

How to Quickly Clean Up After a BBQ Party

A barbecue party can be a great way to get together, socialize and have fun. In spite of this, cleaning up remains your sole responsibility as the host, and as many a host have already realized, there is absolutely nothing enjoyable in cleaning up, especially when the barbeque happened to be a huge success.

steam mop barbecueIn spite of this, it is still possible to reduce your workload as long as you have the proper cleaning tools. According to the steam mop guy if you can get access to the best steam mop out there, you will definitely trim down this workload by half.

Other than a floor mop, you will require the following:

  • Trash bags
  • Washcloths

Instructions

  1. Arm yourself with a few trash bags and gather all the trash in each and every room. Try to separate the recyclable from the non-recyclable. The non-recyclables include the disposable cups, plates and any other clutter while the recyclables could be plastics bottles, beer bottles and cans.
  2. Clear the glassware, flatware, china and any leftovers from the living area.
  3. Look out for any spills or stains on the carpet, floor or table cloths and attend to the accordingly. If you can acquire one of the best cordless steam mops in the market today, then steam mopping the floor will be easier for you because you will be able to access even the furthest corner of any room effortlessly. Remember that it will be easier to get rid of the stains if you can attend to them as soon as possible.
  4. Refrigerate any relevant leftovers and discard the rest.
  5. Use the dishwasher to clean all the heavy and bulky utensils you may have used for the party. Leave the rest for morning but make sure to soak them first so as to avoid bad odors and crusting.
  6. Clean up any messes on the kitchen floor right before retiring to bed.
  7. The next morning, wash all the soaked utensils and put them away. Disinfect the countertops and mop the floor. Remember that a steam mop is capable of disinfecting your floors by killing up to 99% of all household germs.

After you are done with cleaning your living room and kitchen, you definitely don’t want to forget your barbeque grill.

You will need the following:

  • Scouring pad(heavy duty)
  • Garden hose
  • Wire grill brushes or steel wool

Instructions

  1. By this time, the coals will have obviously died out. Use a stiff wire brush to brush the grill gate thoroughly.
  2. Remove the ashes from the collector pan underneath the grill.
  3. Use your wire brush to brush off the flakes on the interior walls of your grill.
  4. If you feel that you need to clean it further, take out the grill gate and use steel wool and warm, soapy water to scrub them to a shine and use your hose to rinse out the soap and steel wire residues.
  5. Use your steel wire and warm, soapy water to scrub the grates and the outer parts of the grill.

HCG Injection Kit – What Is It?

hcg injection kitIf you are reading this then you most probably already know what the HCG diet is all about but you may not fully understand why you need something called an injection kit. Well the truth is that if you are going to jump on board with this particular weight loss system you’ll be injecting yourself with these little droplets that help control you human chorionic gonadotropin level…. Hence the name of the diet.

So along with eating a heap of really healthy food you will need to get yourself a supply these little magic HCG droplets and a HCG kit to inject them into yourself. This may sound a bit over the top at first and this is why many people are not so keen on this particular diet. It is very un-natural to inject yourself with stuff in the name of weight loss but its really the only way you can control the levels of Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in your body.

Along with injecting yourself you will still need to follow a healthy eating plan. This weight loss diet is more about giving you an extra boost rather than just simply relying on good old fashioned healthy food and exercise. This is because when you inject yourself you are actually altering the natural state of your body and as a result of these altered HCG levels you’re body runs differently and burns more fat, thus making you skinnier.

While many people may a look upon this as a quick fix to their weight loss problem it should not be your first resort and you should really attempt to lose weight naturally before you resort to extreme measures such as this. If you look around the internet and find some healthy eating plans and stick to them, along with regular exercise you will almost certainly get results and you wont need to go to extreme measure such injecting yourself with HCG.

Cleaning Accidental Furniture Spills

There’s no doubt that at some point in every personal life, they accidentally spill something tat causes a large and difficult to remove stain on somebody’s couch or sofa. With any luck it’s not your own upholstery that needs cleaning and can simply return home and thank your luck starts that you don’t have to deal with the aftermath of either trying to clean the stain yourself or hiring the services of  professional upholstery cleaner.

While there is no real set in stone way to remove a stain from your furniture, all is not lost and there are some steps you can take to get your upholstery looking as good as new once again.

upholstery cleaning naperville ilThe first thing you need to do is to dab the stain with a cloth to stop as much of the stain soaking into your couch or sofa as possible. Do not scrub your furniture as this will only make the problem worse. You need to focus on limiting the damage at this point.

Once you have this under control you need to really think about the best way to precede. If you don’t want to risk ruining your furniture your should really call a professional upholstery cleaner and not mess around at all. This is because you probably don’t have the equipment required to actually remove the stain and whatever you do will probably just force the stain deeper and deeper into your couch or sofa.

If you’re willing to take a risk you can experiment with a few different t stain removers and try your luck. It’s always best to start with a water based solution to begin with and if that doesn’t work you can always work your up the chain to some more powerful chemical solution. You may have success with this but more often than not it will only lead to frustration so it often better to just pick up the phone and call a local upholstery cleaning professional and get the stain removed as quickly as possible.