From heavy machinery to delicate jewelry, bronze has many uses. A mixture of tin and copper, bronze is the most suitable material for statues and for many decorative objects. Despite the fact that bronze has been around since, well, the Bronze Age (3300 – 600 BC), we don’t see ancient bronze laying around the ruins of Rome or Constantinople. This is because bronze oxidizes when it gets old, leading to that green-tinted aspect. Think of the roofs and landscape of some of the world’s oldest cities. Whenever bronze rusted, from ancient times till now, people sold the old bronze to be melted and recycled into new objects. While recycling is very noble (we’re all for it), here is the complete lowdown on how to clean tarnished bronze, leaving it fresh, shiny, and definitely not green. Continue reading How To Clean Tarnished Bronze
They say the secret to adulthood is dealing with spills and stains as soon as they happen, but sometimes life is too messy to let us do instant cleaning. The average adult spills coffee on their linen, white shirts at least two hundred times in their lifetime (unscientific poll). Some of us have more pasta sauce in our clothes than on our plates. And if you are a clumsy cook, you certainly have lost many pieces of clothing to the rebound effect of cooking oil at high temperatures. And if you have kids… You are fighting an endless war against stains. To help you win some battles, here is our ultimate guide for finding which stain remover works best. Continue reading Which Stain Remover Works Best?
Pergo flooring is increasingly popular in home décor. It has all the style and class of hardwood flooring while instilling a sense of comfort in your nest. It comes at much more affordable prices and the benefits to the environment make it a LEED-approved construction material. With the rise of DIY home-owners, laminated flooring gained even more popularity as it is relatively easy to install. Laminate flooring is now an instant classic. You probably chose laminate floors for all the reasons above, but especially because of its durability. The thing is… without proper cleaning and maintenance steps, you might be shortchanging yourself. If you have been wondering what is the best mop to use on laminate floors, here are 5 tips for choosing the best mop for laminate floors: Continue reading What Is The Best Mop To Use On Laminate Floors?
The 50th U.S. state has a long history prior to its American incorporation. Evidence suggests that its earliest inhabitants migrated from Polynesia and other Oceanic islands to their new homeland approximately 300 CE. While the Polynesian culture remains Hawaii’s predominant ancestral influence, the state became the home of many other ethnicities and nationalities in the past 200 years—with large presences of the Filipino, Korean, Latino, Japanese, Samoan, and Chinese communities. Spanning over nineteen volcanic islands, this multifaceted culture expresses its creativity through many inspiring arts and crafts practices. If you want to bring some Polynesian decorating ideas into your home, come aboard! Continue reading Polynesian Decorating Ideas
Beeswax has been used for countless years for a wide assortment of commercial, cosmetic, and medicinal benefits. Originally, beeswax was the only form of wax that was used commercially in candles. In fact, ‘wax’ itself derives from the Old English word ‘weax,’ which exclusively referred to the European honey bee (Tulloch 47). Many people often ask “Is beeswax good for your skin?” Many ancient cultures used beeswax for dry skin. Produced only by worker honey bees, it is no wonder beeswax is often considered a high-quality ingredient for many different products on the market. Continue reading Is Beeswax Good For Your Skin?
If jewelry materials were high school kids, gold would be the most popular girl, with silver as her best friend. But copper and brass would be the cool, alternative kids. However, style and character come at a price. Copper and brass jewelry, like the good theater geeks that they are, need special care because they are very sensitive (to oxygen exposure). They can get badly tarnished without a proper cleaning routine, which can lead to discomfort when wearing your fabulous jewelry. For those prone to skin allergy, it is extremely important to give your jewel attention, love, and a good polish. Here is a quick rundown of the best tips on how to keep brass jewelry from tarnishing: Continue reading How To Keep Brass Jewelry From Tarnishing
Introduction: Quality Hardwood Floors
Looking to make the most out of your quality hardwood floors? Here are some ways to get that perfect and unique floor that you have always wanted.
Hand Scraped Hardwood Flooring
Historically, hardwood flooring was made using special draw-knives to manually scrape planks smooth. Today, you can still purchase hand-scraped flooring surfaces. The blade used to achieve this one-of-a-kind flooring is unique. It is attached to a distinctive-looking knife that has a handle on either end. The carpenters draw the knife towards their bodies to take shavings off. The end result has distinctive scrape marks that do not have the uniform appearance of machine-scraped flooring. This results in an old-time, artisan aesthetic that will be sure to compliment your living space.
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When we think of Italian food, the entire culture of Italy comes to mind. From large families to big, multi-course meals to bold, rich flavors, who wouldn’t want to dine like an Italian? Fortunately for you, it can be relatively easy to make some of the best Italian kitchen recipes for you and your family. If you want to go all out and serve up courses of a lifetime, then Italian food is a perfect option for you. On the other hand, if you’re not into long, confusing recipes, there are great options for every family chef out there. The best part is that many Italian recipes require similar starting ingredients, making it easy for you to get crafty in the kitchen and save money doing it.
In this blog, we will be covering the basic herbs and ingredients necessary for many of the most delicious and best Italian kitchen recipes, some of the most popular meals and drinks that originate from Italy, and how to make sure what you’re cooking leads to an authentic experience that only Italian food can provide. Let’s get started!
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Make your clothing stains disappear!
The inevitable has happened: your favorite shirt that you have lovingly worn for years finally got a stain on it. Fortunately, your despair will be short-lived. Depending on the type of stain that made its way onto your beloved shirt, there are a variety of ways to remove it, restoring the item to its former glory. Get ready to say goodbye to your clothing stains! So, what is the best home stain remover for clothes?
While you could run off to a major department store to get a home stain remover that is laden with chemicals that may or may not further damage your clothing, there are stain removers that don’t contain harmful chemicals. The best part is, removing stains from clothes doesn’t have to be a budget killer. In fact, there are plenty of products available, either exclusively online or in smaller stores, that provide you with top-quality ingredients.
In this blog, you will discover conscientious options for removing any kind of clothing stains. By the time you finish reading, you will learn how to identify the qualities that make an awesome stain remover effective, how to remove stubborn dyes, grease, oil, and blood from your favorite clothes, and can finally rest assured that even the trickiest of stains have their weaknesses.
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Keeping the house clean can be a chore for anyone. The worst part is that it never seems to end. It seems like it was just yesterday when you last finished cleaning the kitchen or the bathroom. It’s as if the house made itself dirty overnight! On the bright side, investing in a good set of cleaning supplies and quality cleaning equipment can save you time and money that would otherwise be spent scrubbing away at spills and dust.
In this blog, you will discover the best types of cleaning products and supplies for your household. While there are a plethora of items available on the market, we will be focusing on the highest quality, most-used items so that you’re spending your money on the most valuable products available.
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