Rattan Furniture and Your Home
Today there are many ways to decorate a home with exotic furniture for a unique design. Whether you prefer Asian or Western d?cor, you may be interested in using bamboo or rattan furniture or flooring to give your home a unique look and feel. A member of the grass family, bamboo is a slender hollow stock that has been used by Easterners for their home furnishings for centuries. Rattan, on the other hand, is more of a vine-like structure, although quite sturdy. It has an outer skin, unlike bamboo,
which makes it more suitable for welding or screwing furniture and flooring pieces together. This is why many customers nowadays ask for rattan rather than bamboo furnishings. Bamboo grows in Asia, parts of Africa and North America, and northern Australia. However, neither bamboo nor rattan has been significantly developed
for commercial purposes. Still relatively new and cost-effective, both bamboo and rattan add gracious touches of Eastern culture to a carefully cultivated home.
You can start with a little to see how you like it, and later add more to round out the comfort and beauty of your homes design and decorating scheme.Bamboo rugs, mats, and flooring provide an essential foundation that is less costly than traditional woven carpet. However, some people dont care for the look or texture of these materials. However, in the hands of a careful decorator and in a home where modernity is not the be-all of existence, one might do a lot with either product to create a comfortable, attractive environment that savors oriental themes. Since largely young women and children harvest bamboo,
using these products helps to provide regular work and income for individuals involved in the industry.For light, elegant touches throughout your home or in selected key areas, you may wish to shop for bamboo settees, tables, or even baskets to create a faint but discernible Eastern presence in the bathroom, den, sun room, or other area. Decorator wall fans of oriental design, an Eastern sari draped over a sea chest, and a framed art piece of shells or pearls can give the impression of a faraway fantasy world as well as a home that is simply furnished in high style.A room that contains large rattan furniture conveys the impression of comfort and style with simplicity in design and modesty in cost. Silk draperies, linen throws, and a host of other added accents help to finish the display
of Eastern art and ingenuity. Shop the latest catalogues from website sales firms that offer a wide selection in bamboo and rattan products at competitive pricing.
Be careful that your rattan furniture purchase does not clash with the other items in a given area, or indeed, the rest of the house. Everything should coordinate
not only in size, style, and color, but in d?cor, theme, and taste. Rather than use bamboo for the sake of using bamboo, look for ways to make it fit with your furnishings rather than forcing a look that your home is not ready to accommodate.
There are always things that every little girl must have. This changes every few years. I remember when I was in sixth grade, the ‘have to have’ item was a Cabbage Patch Kid. I never had one, but everyone else I knew did. A few years before that, the trend was to have a very large comb sticking out of your back pocket. That trend was infinitely cheaper than the Cabbage Patch, but was just as important. Before that trend, I remember the toy to have for a while was the Barbie Dream House. That was a long time ago, but I hear they are still around.
I remember having a sleep over at a friends house, my first one actually, and she had a Barbie Dream House. I was jealous, and spent a lot of time playing with it. She didn’t seem to care about it, but now that I have my own daughter, I kind of understand why. The dream and the desire to have something that everyone else has is much stronger than the actual will to play with it once the item has come home. It’s a lot like anything else. Sometimes the chase is more exciting than the end result.
Her Barbie Dream House was a lot of fun, but I think I would have lost interest in it rather quickly. Though I can’t really say that I had a very short attention span, I did prefer to play outside. I would have loved to have it, but I suspect it would have gone unused for long periods of time. In fact, I have a suspicion that my younger brother might have gotten more use out of it than I did. I preferred to be outdoors, and the Barbie Dream House is not really something you want to haul in and out of the house to play with each day.
Whatever the case, I see that some children can still get the Barbie Dream House. I know that I will probably not buy it for my daughter until she is really into having one. Many toys that she has ‘had to have’ have ended up unused and taking up space in our rather small home. Girls who love Barbie will love it though, and I remember that it was a thing of awe for me when I was a girl. I suspect they are much different, but the idea is much the same.
Read about the Barbie Dream Townhouse.
Ask someone to name their least favorite household chore and you’re very likely to hear “cleaning the toilet” as a response. No one likes the dirty work that comes with keeping a commode clean, but it has to be done.
Here are a few tips that will make this painful process more efficient, tolerable and effective. Start following these suggestions today, and you’ll save yourself time, money and effort.
Alkaline Isn’t So Fine
Alkaline can cause rings to form around the edges of your toilet bowl. To remove unsightly rings, pour one or two cups (two cups if you have hard water) of white vinegar into the toilet each month to remove current rings and keep new ones from forming.
Removes The Odor
Baking soda has hundreds of uses, and here’s one that can help remove unwanted odors and keep drains clog-free: once a week, pour one cup of baking soda into the bowl, let it sit for 30 minutes, then flush. You’ll notice a pleasant smell and a clear drain after several weeks of repeating this process.
When cleaning the bathroom and/or toilet, remember to always follow the directions for use found on a product’s packaging. Be especially careful not to mix products in the toilet bowl, as it can produce harmful and/or toxic fumes. It’s also a good idea to wear rubber gloves and goggles if you use a manual or automatic toilet brush, in order to prevent splattering of water or cleaner on skin or in your eyes.
2000 Ways To Make Toilet Cleaning Much Easier
Want to make toilet cleanup much easier and more infrequent? Try 2000 Flushes, the longest-duration automatic toilet bowl cleaner you can buy. The concentrated cleaning power of 2000 Flushes keeps toilet bowls clean and sanitary for up to four months.
Available as a drop-in tablet or clip-on unit, 2000 Flushes products are easy and quick to install and provide continual, automatic toilet bowl cleaning. With its constant attack on dirty toilets and ability to freshen with every flush, you will have a cleaner toilet and notice a pleasant smell each time you enter the bathroom.
Anyone who has experience with carpet knows the types
of accidents that can happen. Carpet is very common
with most houses these days, making the risk for
accidents and spills higher than ever. No matter
what the spill may be, mud, blood, or milk – there
are ways to clean everything.
At your local department store or grocery store,
there are several products that you can pick up that
will work great. The only problem with these products
is the fact that they are normally very vague with
how you should use them.
The first thing you should know is that if you
have a red stain on your carpet, you shouldn’t try
to get this out yourself, but instead leave it to
a pro. There are certain procedures and very
effective methods that your local carpet cleaning
company can do to save you from ruining your carpet.
Keep in mind that red is the toughest stain to get
out. A professional carpet cleaner is the way to
go, as he is properly trained and equipped to
For everything else, there is always an effective
and cheap way to clean spots on both your carpet
and the upholstery. If you are only buying the
products that work for you, then you aren’t paying
much attention to the label or the technique in
getting the stains out.
The first thing to do is go to your local Auto
Zone or auto parts store and pick up the auto
upholstery and carpet cleaner in the can. Tuff
Stuff is one of the best you can get. Almost
all cleaners that come in a can are foaming
cleaners, which will make your work a lot easier.
The foam in these canned cleaners will penetrate
the fibers upon contact and as it foams, it will
release and suspend the stains and soils. You
may need to lightly scrub the areas with a
towel or soft bristled brush.
To help you clean the spots, the tips below may
come in handy:
1. You should only use white rags or
towels when you clean carpet and upholstery to
reduce the risk of ruining colors or color
2. You should use foaming cleaners to
clean your entire upholstery, even though it may
state to dry clean only.
3. You should always test your product
of choice first on a hidden area to save yourself
heartache and embarrassment in case things don’t
turn out the way you hope.
4. If you need the help of a professional,
you shouldn’t hesitate to contact one.
As long as you don’t have a red stain in the
carpet, you shouldn’t have any problems getting
it out. Stains and spots are a carpet’s worst
enemy, which is why you should always get them
out as soon as you can – to prevent things from
getting any worse.