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How to Clean Grout

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How to Clean Grout

Cleaning the Grout of Your TilesWhen choosing how you want the floors of your hose to look like, a very warm and inviting material to use that in itself entails certain prestige and the idea that you care about your floor’s appearance is tiles. Tiles have been used to express class and refinement for many years, hence why it’s so expensive to install and maintain tiles looking shiny and clean every day. There is however a part of having tiles and cleaning them that can cause real stress, and many people don’t tell you about, and that is learning How to Clean Grout.

But what is grout? (Hint: it’s not a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy) and how does one go about learning How to Clean Grout? Today we shall have a look at a couple of proven ways to clean grout in your home. Let’s start!

What is grout? Grout is the mixture of water, sand, and cement that keeps tiles in place, and can be difficult to keep clean. Grout lines easily pick up dirt and stains, and can turn from white to black very easily. And if you don’t clean them with the proper brush or the proper cleaning products, you can end up corroding the grout and having to replace it sooner than needed.

Using Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda

This is a very useful way of doing the deed and learning How to Clean Grout. For this you will need:

  • A toothbrush you can throw away later
  • Baking soda (the amount depends on how thick you want the paste)
  • Hydrogen Peroxide (one again, the amount depends on how thick you wish the paste to be)

First off, start by just cleaning the general area with a broom and mop with water, no detergent. Then, in a small bowl, mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to form a thick paste. Use your toothbrush to spread the paste onto your grout. Start in a small area only, no larger than 1-2 square feet. Keep the solution thick and completely the coat the grout. Allow it to set for 5-10 minutes.

Use the toothbrush for scrubbing at the grout. Apply firm pressure over a small area to liftTreat Your Grout Right! dirt and stains. If the grout is still dirty, add more of your paste and scrub again after letting it set for a few minutes. If you have access to an electric toothbrush, the results will be slightly better. Continue adding the cleaning mixture to the grout and scrubbing it off. Work slowly to ensure that you have gotten all your grout cleaned up. Use a damp rag to wipe off the remaining paste on your tile. Finish by cleaning your tiles as usual with a spray cleaner for counters or a mop and soap for floors

There you have it! We hope this piece has helped you understand How to Clean Grout in a better and more efficient matter. Be sure to share this with family and friends and we hope you have a nice day. Goodbye!

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How to Pack a Moving Truck

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Moving Truck PackingHow to Pack a Moving Truck

A move always requires a lot of planning beforehand, such as the timing, the packing, the stacking, and the placement of the furniture among others. One of the most important things concerning a move or relocation is how to properly put things away in the vehicle you will use for transportation of your personal belongings. But is there a proper way to know How to Pack a Moving Truck?

So today we have for you a couple of tips on what to do before and after the packing, so you can have a better grasp at the correct way of figuring How to Pack a Moving Truck. So let’s begin!

Before the move

Firstly, if you’re doing this move by yourself, you have to get a couple of things before moving day, such as a dolly. This will help you move your heaviest furniture as well as your boxes. You should also get paper padding, plastic stretch wrap, or furniture pads, so you can protect your furniture from damage.

Packing tape is a must, since it will hold the padding over your furniture together. Also get some straps, they will help your furniture stay together and will keep it from shifting. Finally, get a large tarp or plastic wrap. This should cover the floor of the truck to keep your furniture from getting dirty.

Get a second car, apart from the truck you’re using for moving most of your valuables, have a friend, relative or a member of your immediate family take a bunch of essentials in a different car with them to your new home. This includes a toolbox to reassemble furniture, fragile items include valuable plates, and anything made of glass and even light bulbs from disassembled lamps. Your overnight items should include enough for you to live with for a day without having to unpack. Have them take your computer and small electronic items, or even a television, in the car if they will fit. You can add these items later during the packing process.

Packing the TruckPacking the Truck

Load the heaviest items and appliances into the truck first. You should have two people in the truck who will be the designated “loaders,” while the rest of the people will carry the furniture to the truck or hand it to them if it’s light enough. Pack these items into the front of the truck to maximize your space and to keep the truck from dragging if the back is too heavy. If the truck drags, you could be in a dangerous driving situation, so it’s best to avoid it.

The heaviest items include your appliances, such as the stove, washing machine, fridge, and dishwasher. Keep these items in their upright positions and distribute the heavy items along the back wall of the truck. If you have a washer and dryer, position them on the opposite side from the fridge. Next, load large pieces of furniture, such as sofas, living room chairs, and entertainment units.

There you have it! We hope these tips on How to Pack a Moving Truck have been useful, be sure to share this with friends and family. Have a nice day!

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Christmas Party Ideas

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3 Christmas Party Ideas for the Holiday Season

shutterstock_231019957When thinking about holiday traditions around December, what first comes to mind is being with your parents, wife and kids or close relatives. However, with Christmas right around the corner, in many offices and among longtime friends, Christmas Parties constitute a tradition almost as strong as the holiday itself. Many view it as a chance to show co-workers and friends that we care about them too, and so everyone starts thinking of the best Christmas Party Ideas for that year.

However, ideas for Christmas parties always fall into the same categories, and are lacking in creativity. Not to let our readers down, today we shall look at a couple of Christmas Party Ideas that will help you treat your guests to an awesome time come December, so let’s get started!

Christmas Karaoke Night

One of the great Christmas Party Ideas to keep the tradition of Christmas Caroling alive without actually having to listen to Christmas Carolers is to sing Christmas classics with your friends and co-workers. You can organize a night out at the karaoke bar with private singing rooms or buy a home karaoke set, either way singing classic and contemporary carols is a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit, and it can become something to do every year.

Christmas tree decorating: One of the most nostalgia-filled Christmas Party Ideas

It is truly a sign of maturity to buy and decorate your own Christmas tree. It shows that you are both living independently and have the means to buy a Tree, which can be expensive. A good party to have is to tell friends or co-workers to help you decorate the tree, but also to bring the decoration of their choosing to make the tree have an extra meaning: friendship. You could also make them tell a story about the ornament they chose, and why they chose them. End the evening by putting the star or angel on top and light it up!

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Watching classic holiday films like Rudolph, Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!, It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street, your holiday film fest is sure to be a memorable affair for your co-workers or friends. Just keep it to less than five to avoid merry movie fatigue. And it doesn’t have to be people sitting around silently watching the movie, either. You can sing along with the actors, or come up with a drinking game for a specific film. Take a shot every time you see a Christmas tree in a movie. Or just take a shot, we won’t tell.

There you have them! We hope these Christmas Party Ideas have been of your liking, to share this with friends and family and if you’re looking for some professional moving service this holiday season, contact us! Until next time, Happy Holidays!

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