When you have a to-do list of home projects you need to complete, the decision to DIY or outsource is important. Whether the project is small (like replacing a porch board), or large (like adding onto your home), both DIY and outsourcing will present unique pros and cons. Before reaching a decision, thoroughly research what to look for in a professional. Also, carefully assess exactly what you’re getting into before you start a DIY project.
These days it’s as important as ever to find ways to reduce and reuse, and there are several sustainability projects you can do yourself that won’t take much time or effort but will make a big impact on the Earth…in a good way. The first step is to decide what you need, then look around your house, garage, or storage space to see what items you can use to make it happen. Get creative and force yourself to think a little outside the box in order to see things in a different way.
When you’re renovating your home or business, sustainability and environmental impact are important concerns at the forefront of your mind. Is it even possible or realistic to do an eco-friendly renovation?
Not many people enjoy a cleaning exercise, but cleaning the fridge is important task to keep your home fresh and hygienic. If you do not clean your refrigerator regularly, it is likely to grow bacteria which can contaminate your food and cause some serious illnesses to your loved ones. Also, it will fill your kitchen or the entire house with a pungent smell and make it uncomfortable to live in. Fortunately, you can use some tips and tricks to tackle your fridge and keep it smelling fresh always.
There are a few things you just don’t touch in Mama’s kitchen: her scissors, her wooden spoon, and her kitchen twine. Sure, kitchen twine can serve useful purposes beyond the kitchen but—get your own.
Do people still do the proverbial “Spring Cleaning” anymore? Or do we just hit the weekly checklist and hope that by maintaining the daily-do, we’re alright?
Spring Cleaning is for more than just clutter, or dust. We hit those with the daily list, do we not? Spring Cleaning will alert you that a mouse took up residence under the couch (cuz, well, you moved it–and when did you do that last?). It alerts you that there is mold under the kitchen sink (cuz, well, you pulled absolutely everything out of that cupboard–and when did you do that last?).
Spring Cleaning is like a reset button.
I love having people over. I detest the undue stress I place on myself when I have fair warning that guests are coming. I actually thrive with the unexpected variety, because no excuses shall be made: yes people, this is how we live…well, sort of. I do pull some last minute trickery, and I’m going to let you in on my secrets. But then I thought that perhaps I am missing a few great tricks, too! I put the question about last minute house guests to our facebook fans on the Pantry Paratus page…and wow–they’ve got some great advice I’m going to try next time.
Edna joins us again to share her tips for making the most of storage in small kitchens.
If you have a small kitchen, you should organize it so that the utensils and tableware in it take less space. Let’s discuss some ideas on how to store your pots and pans so that they will be handy without taking up too much valuable room. Use one of these ideas to make your kitchen tidy and functional. Once organized, cleaning your kitchen after use will take less effort and take less time.