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Would you like to enjoy the beauty of flowers, fruit and vegetables all year round? Would you like to grow fresh vegetables and beautiful flowers right in your own backyard? Don’t worry if you don’t have the space. Plant a container garden instead!
What is the best about such container garden is that it can fit almost anywhere! You can place a few planters on a deck, terrace or patio. Satisfy your green thumb with these ideas.
How to find the right planter? There are a lot of planters that will do, but here are some things to consider:
Oftentime people choose plastic containers as they are cost-effective. These containers are easy to move around because of their light weight. Unfortunately such containers aren’t durable. Plasic containers tend to deteriorate in the sun.
Terracotta planters are durable and readily available. However, such planters tend to dry out very quickly, that’s why you will be forced to water your plants more often.
If you care about the outdoor decor glazed ceramic pots are exacty for you. They are available in almost any colour and style. But you should consider the fact that glazed ceramic pots are expensive one.
There is no doubt you can try out other options instead of using a standard or expensive pot. Among the substitutes are wheelbarrows, watering cans, metal tins, wooden buckets and teapots.
When choosing containers for container gardening, consider your outdoor decor, available space, what you will be planting, the frequency of watering. Flowers can be grown in almost any size planter, herbs require small or medium-size pots while most vegetables will need the room of a large container.
If you want to skimp on garden containers dig out your previously used plant containers and simply clean them. It is very important to clean and disinfect old pots each time you use them. Proper cleaning and disinfecting of pots requires a minimum amount of effort and time, still makes a huge difference in successful container gardening. Give your garden containers a fresh new look and enjoy your new garden in the shortest possible time.
No matter are you rushing to work or not, make sure you have made your bed. You can make your bed right before or after your morning shower (breakfast). The well-made bed will definitely inspire you to deal with other messes around your house.
At first sight a made bed may not seem like a high priority, but with some time you will notice the difference. You will enjoy your smoothing sheets and plumping pillows, when you will slip back under the unruffled covers.
To keep your bedroom clean you should have some supplies at hand. Store your dusting mitts and microfiber cloths, mops, disinfecting, glass and surface wipes in a night-table drawer. You will use these supplies for dusting your electronics, floors, furniture, and other knickknacks. You will need some duster for tackling cobwebs behind your bed and other hard-to-reach places.
Don’t forget about cleaning your mirrors. Sparkling clean mirrors add beauty and elegance to any room. So, gather your mirror cleaning supplies and clean your mirrors. You can use white vinegar, a spray bottle, a plain soft cloth, a microfiber cloth, or a towel. After you finish cleaning all the glass or mirrors in your bedroom, switch to cleaning your windows. Clean and sparkling windows can enhance the appearance and add beauty to your bedroom.
Use your blow-dryer to remove dust from your lampshades and curtains. Put everything into its place. Hang clothing and put away jewelry. This will also take a few minutes. Throw out old magazines and newspapers. Wipe and disinfect your telephone.
Spend some time on cleaning your computer. Clean and disinfect the keyboard using an all-purpose wipe. Don’t forget to unplug the keyboard before cleaning. Wipe down your monitor except the screen. Take a dry or slightly damp microfiber cloth and remove fingerprints from the screen. It’s recommended not to use any chemical cleaners on the screen.
At the end, clean the dust that has fallen on the floor. Mop the floors or vacuum the carpeting.
Bathroom may be one of the smallest rooms in your home, still it requires the highest level of attention. It’s very important to thoroughly clean and disinfect your bathroom on a regular basis to keep it sparkling clean. So roll up your sleeves, get out your cleaning products and tools and follow the next steps.
People think that toilet is the dirtiest fixture in the bathroom, but they are wrong. The bathroom sink actually has more bacteria and germs than the toilet! Use a scrubber and some all-purpose cleaner to scrub the sink. Get down to the very last detail. Wipe the sink with a damp cloth and cleaner. Rinse completely and repeat. Scrub the drain with a toothbrush. Don’t forget to scrub around the faucet and handles. Leave no spot uncleaned.
Shine the mirror. Use towels and glass cleaner to clean your mirror on a weekly basis.
Clean the tub and shower. Spray with cleaner and scrub the walls and the basin. Spray the entire area with plain water to rinse off the cleaner.
Now move on to the next bathroom fixture, toilet. Always wipe the toilet lid, seat and rim. Try to clean and sanitize your toilet bowl every week. Use anti-bacterial cleaner and bleach. Also, you may choose to clean your toilet using baking soda.
Clean the medicine cabinet. Empty the contents. Then mist the walls and the shelves with cleaner and wipe with a cloth. Scrub any dirty areas with a toothbrush.
Dust or vacuum the air vents.
Mop the floor. Using a sponge and cleaner diluted in water, start from the corner of the room and work toward the door.
Clean the wastebasket. Spray the wastebasket with all-purpose cleaner, and wipe it down.
If you decide to skip some steps, make sure your bathroom is clean indeed. Sometimes even the easiest cleaning procedures decide it all. In addition, not everyone has the same standards of cleanliness. So, it’s better to complete all the cleaning tasks and know that you have done everything possible to make your bathroom sparkle. And remember, the more you do during the week, the less you‘ll have to do on cleaning day.