BATHROOM BLISS

| Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | 21 comments |
Celebrating WORLD HAND WASHING DAY!!! 

This post will take you 55 minutes to have a sterile, sparkling and smelling of lavender soap in your BATHROOM. And to have that HANDS free of germs.  


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  • HAND AND BATH TOWELS.   If you're rubbing your hands or face on towels, possible you're doing more than just drying but also transferring virus.

QUICK SOLUTION:  Replace towel regularly, and its a BIG NO NO to share with your towels with other family members.  It is better to have its own towel, to make it more safer put embroidered name on it.  Or COLOR-CODE your towels per family members. Also use ANTIBACTERIAL FABRIC CONDITIONER before drying.

  • TOOTHBRUSHES.   When brushing, you are removing plaque and food particles, so this means that contamination with bacteria, blood and saliva are being brought here.  In time, these can germinate.  Especially if your toothbrushes are placed too close together the germs can transfer from one brush to another.
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QUICK SOLUTION:   Rinse thoroughly after using.  Place them at least an inch apart from each other.  Better to cover it and change them every three months.

  • TOILET BOWL.   It's not just the bowl per se that's the vial of germs, but the water inside it.  The very act of flushing after you do your thing results in polluted water particles rising into the air,  and landing on whatever is closest-the floor, the wall,and even newspaper you're using while inside the bathroom.
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QUICK SOLUTION:   Always flush with the toilet lid down. Make sure your towels and toothbrushes are located away from the bowl.  Otherwise, you will be wiping your face or brushing your teeth on whatever was inside the bowl.  And don't bring newspaper/magazine/book/pocketbook inside your bathroom, so that you cannot spread the germs outside as soon your finish doing your thing inside.

  • OTHER HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES. Faucets, door knobs, shower knobs, and toilet flush-all these are touched by multiple users in a day.  Remember that some viruses can survive for hours outside the human body, so every time you wash your hands, you may have just increased your risk of catching a cold.
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QUICK SOLUTION: Disinfect these areas regularly.  If you have colds or other contagious illnesses, disinfect your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer often, especially before and after you touch something.

Have a PERFECT BATHROOM.  This is the place wherein you get yourself clean.  So by washing hands and getting your bathroom clean you can be free from harmful bacteria.

Source: GH


    

PERFECT TWO

| Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 16 comments |
This will help you make an artistry design of your home.  I am giving you some perfect color combination with a twist.  I am not playing tricks here but this is my smartest pick of colors.

GOLDEN YELLOW and GRAY for your LIVING ROOM

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Tone it down with gray and all its different shades.  Golden yellow are fabulous to paired with gray.  Set the room with this neutral tone, add with some touches of black and white.  PERFECT!

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ROYAL PURPLE AND LIGHT BLUE for your BEDROOM

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Blue is cool and calming, reminds us of the sea.  Paint your walls light blue and cover your bed with blue or purple linens and decorations.  Purple makes your room cold.  This two colors really a GOOD MATCH!

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CHERRY RED AND APPLE GREEN in your KITCHEN


They say the best pairing is that of equals.  Match it with a vibrant red color with zesty green. Let white be the backdrop and red and green will be your accent.  This will keep your kitchen like it's decked for the holidays.  Both Merry and Fresh!

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PERFECT TWO means the POWER OF TWO indeed!

Source:GH


60 Minutes Laundry LowDown

| Friday, October 5, 2012 | 28 comments |
We want our clothes to smell fresh and lovely to use.  Here I will give you some of the MYTHS about washing clothes and its SOLUTIONS.


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MYTH #1:  THE MORE DETERGENTS YOU WILL PUT ON YOUR CLOTHES, THE CLEANER THEY WILL GET.

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FALSE:  WHY?  The more detergent you use, the more water you will need to consume to rinse off the suds(if you are washing by hands).  If you are using a washing machine, the machine will not be able to tell if the clothes have been rinsed right; you will end up with half-rinsed clothes, which will turn smelly once they dry.

A BETTER SOLUTION: First, try using half as much detergent as you would instinctively put; when the results aren't to your liking, you can always add a little more.  Remember, it's easier to add more, but you can never take away detergent that has already been poured into the wash.

MYTH #2:  HOT WATER WILL REMOVE ALL DIRT AND KILL ALL GERMS.


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FALSE:  WHY?  Unless the water is boiling hot-which you can't very well pour on to your clothes because you'll end up damaging them- it will not be enough to kill all germs and bacteria.

A BETTER SOLUTION:  use a detergent that has anti-bacterial properties to effectively sanitize your laundry.

MYTH #3:  THE MORE BLEACH, THE BETTER.

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FALSE:  WHY? Bleach is primarily made of an acidic component, and it can cause your clothes to tear.  Also, pouring it directly onto a piece of cloth is more damaging than helpful.

A BETTER SOLUTION: Liquid detergents that are concentrated makes clean clothes better and are more cost-efficient because you can wash more clothes with them.

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Hope this will help you ease your laundry chores.  Take a few moments to rest and enjoy its fragrance perfectly.  No hassle.  No worries.

Source: GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Food and Kitchen Safety 101

| Monday, October 1, 2012 | 5 comments |
For only 30 minutes let your kitchen counter tops and grime-free gas ranges inspire you to a domestic goddess greatness!



We all know that our kitchen is where we do our chopping, slicing-and cross-contaminating.

And we should know about kitchen hygiene isn't just about cleaning up after we are done doing our chores; it's also how we SELECT, STORE, and PREPARE our meals.

This will help us on some ways we can keep our food-and family SAFE.

BUYING SAFE FOOD


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  • In buying food, buy only from reputable food sellers.
  • Buy the chilled or frozen food.  This way they are still within their ascribed temperatures by the time you reach home.  Do not stay long in perusing the grocery or in a mall.
  • Inspect your food for damaged packaging; holes and tears increases the chances of food to get contaminated with bacteria.


STORING FOOD PROPERLY

Refrigerator
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  • Keep the raw food on the lower shelves and the cooked food above.  This way the drips won't contaminate ready-to-eat food.
  • NEVER put hot food in the ref, this will cause the temperature to rise inside.
  • Cover food well to prevent it from becoming contaminated and from drying out so that its quality will be maintained.
  • Always CLOSE the ref door immediately after you get something inside.  This will help maintain the correct temperature inside the ref.


Freezer
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  • Never re-freeze food which have been thawed but was not used.  This is because the food will have risen in temperature, which could allow bacteria on it to become more active and begin to multiply.

KEEP EVERYTHING CLEAN-INCLUDING YOURSELF
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  • Tie your hair back, wash hands, and scrub your nails clean.
  • Never cough, sneeze, spit, or smoke over the food.
  • Cover up skin infections, cuts, and grazes.
  • Wear a clean apron.
  • Do not lick fingers or spoons and then touch the food.  A big NO NO.
  • Regularly wash and clean work surfaces/area.
  • Keep utensils clean and well stored.
  • Wipe spills as they occur.
  • Use different chopping boards for different food to prevent cross-contamination. E.g if you are cut with a blades/knife, a tiny grooves left in the cutting boards.  These grooves can harbor germs and bacteria, which can be transferred to the next type of food that you place on the board.