Top Spring Cleaning Tips

Here are some spring cleaning tips for you and your family that will make your spring cleaning go more smoothly when you actually get the chance to do it.

1) Do not leave anything behind and do the dishes or grab all the necessities you want on hand before you go.

2) When cleaning do it as a family and clean up together, even the dishwasher.

3) Clean your bathroom – quickly so that you are notstarvein or dehydrated – for many families recipes are not even a priority during the winter months and making food is often the only thing that gets done for the family.

4) Cleaning your kitchen – Fill the bottom of the pot with a layer of peat, and then keep water on hand and a can opener close by. Then put on the ingredients you plan to use – ones that you can make at home. Make sure that you and your family know what is to be eaten and check the labels to be sure there aren’t any items that will cause a decline in your body’s ability to absorb them and to make the food safe to consume.

5) Clean your fridge – Again a super quick way to keep it looking stunning. Just remove any unnecessary items and recycle what food waste could go to waste.

6) Clean the plates and utensils you use – Any dish or any utensils that has been used for a while should be thrown away. Get into the habit of cleaning out the fridge and the dishes so that you can create a feeling of cleanliness when you cook.

7) Get a good night’s sleep as much as you can.

8) Clean your refrigerator – Make it an art exercise for you to set up each shelf and put away any items you want to keep after you’ve cleaned.

What is there in the yard?

1) Clean up the raking so that anything you have not raked before is not piled up on you.

2) Clear the snow from around your gutters and the gutters. Take a programme to clear the gutters from snow by using a net to pull it all together in one big pile. Put a pan of hot water on your garden for it to melt. It provides a kind of pathway for the water to pour down.

3) Do the unthinkable – and clean the trouble spot that is the lawn with a power rake and a snow blower. Throw them together and practice for a time where it will just be you and the power rake and spade on the lawn taking care that you are doing neither any damage to the other. It’s a safe exercise.

4) Have a go at the watering – It’s often overlooked as a role to take on, but before they get into a bad habit it pays to get the garden hose out in it and give it a good soak. And then after you have got used to it it’s a great feeling when you see it turn green. Keep on top of it too, preferably having your water metered.

5) Go out and take a walk together and from each of your little gardens, mark down the addresses of where you want to plant a tree or a bush.

6) Plan ahead and spend some time next year planting new things. Your green forethought will pay some huge dividends – not only in the look of your garden but also in the benefits you’ll derive just from having done this.

In these chilly months, we are all heating our water tanks about the house so that we can look forward to winter a little as winter comes and with anticipation.

© 2009 (Reviving Life)

10 Indoor Plant Decor Ideas

Decorating our home and the outdoors is an interesting hobby. Not only are we giving our interiors a unique and fashionable look, but we are also helping the environment we live in.

Add some color with flowering plants

Among the most popular hobby plants are flowering plants. These plants are easy to take care of and grow in most homes. With a little love and care, your flowering plants will bloom and grow happily. If you have an umbrella or a large flowering plant, place it in an area where your guests will see it as you are cooking. The aroma will definitely seep across the room, and the spectacular blooms will surely make your guests envious.

Add some spice to your home with kitchen herbs

There are a huge variety of cookware that already includes indoor spices. Spice racks like the clay pot stopper, spice racks with handles, and the special spice racks that come in the shape of a frog that you can use for quick drying and baking. Some of the other small cooking utensils that include the spices are utensils such as the corked chopping block, the corked toaster, and the corked grater. There are also cooking utensils serviced in different shapes, such as cubes and cones that are used in curries and other types of dishes.

Add the touch of humidity to a dry air in your home with cactus plants

Have you been looking for a colorful and exotic addition to your home but are afraid that you do not have the time or the money to indulge yourself in this hobby? Well, you might want think of creating a cactus garden in your home. There are a wide variety of cactus plants available online and at most gardening shops. Whether you want these plants to thrive like a real one, or you want to grow it in pots above the kitchen sink, cactus plants are the best choice for you.

A belly full of daily chores has left you with a horrible headache, but there is a simple solution! Make your home more humid by placing your plant pot (with the cactus inside it) inside a large jar. Fish emulsion is the best option you can try. The liquid will seep out the bottom and fill the rest of the jar with water.

Add your plants into the swamp

Plants love the warmth of the ground and the moisture in the air. Put your plants near your bed or into the landscape near your center table. If you can keep the plants in moist, than they will thrive. You could also place potted plants on your dining table as a centre of attraction. This is the easiest way to add live plants to your living environment and make your room more exciting and friendly.

Use your outdoors as your party place

If you have a backyard and you have never used it as your party or picnic place, now is your opportunity. If you do not have a space for a picnic table, use your weeping umbrella garden or any other canopy. Hunt for dependable friends to bring you dinner, or order a pizza for your friends.

Also try games such as bocci ball and badminton. Horseshoes are also good for outdoor use.

When your friends arrive, be ready by cooking tasty dishes and drinks. Be a good host and greet everyone by speaking to them. Be open for conversation and tell them about yourself, and get to know them. Remember, negative clapping is better than positive clapping.

Decorating the interiors can be done by simply placing beaded curtains on the windows. If you have a terrace or a patio, hanging baskets with colourful flowers will soothe the eyes of your visitors coming before they even enter your home.

Though mostly used for decoration, plants can also enhance a home’s interior space.