Never Use White Vinegar for Cleaning These

When you look up for an easier, cheaper, more accessible, chemical-free and environmental-friendly cleaning product online, you no doubt will pop into the white vinegar. Together with the baking soda, the lemons and a few other things, this type of vinegar is described as the most miraculous cleaning product ever. It copes with any kind of cleaning situations. It removes stains and odours. It washes windows and walls.vinegar-234340_960_720 It is cheap and you have it almost always in your house. It is the ultimate solution in a bottle. Or this is how many people and numerous articles say. But what they fail to tell you is that though it is so efficient, it just cannot cope with a few simple tasks and, moreover, if you use it for cleaning them, it will cause great damage. So better never use the white vinegar for:

The stone floors or counterparts

The stone is a natural product and it is not obtained as an output of an industrial process. Having stone in your house makes it look fancy, but trying to clean it with white vinegar could spoil it and make it look awful.

The iron

No matter where it is, you should now from your Chemistry classes in High School that metals and acids should never be mixed or should never have any kind of interaction. And in real life this means that you should not try cleaning the iron, which has a layer of metal at its bottom, with white vinegar, the simplest natural acid.

The hardwood floor

It is beautiful and makes you feel cosier in your own home. However, if you clean it with white vinegar, you risk its well-being. This type of flooring requires special care and even cleaning it with warm water may damage it a lot.

Renting a home in an unfamiliar neighborhood could be that easy

Renting a home in an unfamiliar neighborhood could be that easy

You lived in one and the same neighborhood for too long and now you are somehow confused and a little bit scared by the fact that you should change it. The reasons might be so different – you don’t like your recent neighborhood or you have a new job and it would take you too long to get there from where you live now, you want to be closer to somebody or something or you simply want a change in your life and as you live in a rented property, it is nothing that hard and you will jump into the unknown. Right, the unknown, it is usually scary and no matter how brave you are and how illogical might look, you are worried about what follows next. The good news is that you can make this whole situation easier, you can make a little research and choose the neighborhood which is mostly you and fits your needs and desires. But please, do not look online for some reviews or whatever, it is totally unreliable and it is the worst option, because you might get too high expectations and be disappointed when you arrive there. The better plan is to:

Walk through the neighborhood

I am more than sure that there is a place you want to live in and another you will never set foot in. So, sift out and choose the best neighborhoods for you and then get on the car, or a taxi, or the tube and go there. Walk through the streets, feel the atmosphere, take a look at the buildings and check if there is, for instance, a good supermarket nearby. Meet the people, who live there, talk with them, ask them what they think about this area. In the end of the day you will be left with so many impressions and you will hopefully be able to decide if this is a right place to be, if this is simply your place. Just after that check in the web, if there are good schools there or right on the contrary if there is a high criminality. These are things you better know in advance.

Meet the real estate agent

Here it is really important to find a real estate agency that is specialized in the area you have already chosen. If you are looking for homes in Wapping, for instance, just find an agency which offers houses to let in Wapping and they will surely offer you a great variety of wonderful places to rent in this neighborhood only. Meet the real estate agent and explain him precisely what you are looking for. If you go there with no particular wishes and requirements, he won’t be able to show you the place that you will most probably like and you will have to visit a lot of houses. However, while he is working in this neighborhood only, he could give you precious advice and offer you service that no one other could.

The best weekly cleaning routine

The best weekly cleaning routine

Through the years I have been living alone I have tried many different cleaning methods and routines. Firstly I took care of my house once a month, which unfortunately led to a messy and dirty home, uncomfortable and not cozy at all. I then decided that maybe cleaning once a week, at the weekend, will be the best option and I spent my free days instead of relaxing, having some lovely The best weekly cleaning routine1time out, shopping and chilling and reading, just cleaning at home. The result was logically a lot better, but I was more than unsatisfied by the fact that while my family and friends are having fun, I am stuck at home removing the stains from the carpet. I hired one of the London’s professional cleaners then because I was moving out and I couldn’t cope with the whole end of tenancy cleaning alone. And as the lovely experts from the team which came and performed the perfect clean-up gave me some really useful advice, I made for myself some conclusion and a cleaning routine that works flawlessly and leads to a property in an always perfect condition. The first cleaning rule I learned is that you should never ever procrastinate. Everything can be cleaned much easier at the moment you dirty, and with the time all stains can be hardly removed. With this in mind and my amateur, but useful experience as well, I made this routine, which I perform until today.

Monday
The beginning of the week is always stressful, you have a lot of tasks at work and your day is usually tense. When you go back home, however, you can spend some time relaxing on the couch, watching TV, and also take care of the appliances in the kitchen – the coffee maker, the oven, the dishwasher, the microwave. You now think that this it’s so time-consuming, but if you do it weekly, you will be amazed how easily you will cope with it all.
Tuesday
Today you can take care of the bathroom – wash the sink, the toilet bowl, the tiles and in between, change the towels and arrange the cosmetic products and makeup stuff you store in there.
Wednesday
This is the day of the fabrics and you can change the main task every week – this Wednesday is the deep carpet cleaning, the next one – the chair fabrics, after that comes the sofa and at the end – the curtains. Take them in turns and you will succeed.
Thursday
You are coming home more and more tired from work and you are not so keen on the idea of cleaning. The task for today is for that reason facile – change the bed sheets.
Friday
Oh, it’s time for relax and a why not a dinner out. No cleaning this day!
Saturday
You have some more time this day so vacuum-clean the whole house and get rid of the dust. Simple and fast.
Sunday
It’s a day for a late wake-up, coffee in bed, easy brunch and total idleness. Enjoy it!

How to: cleaning the TV screen

How to: cleaning the TV screen

There was a time when the people came home after work and school and they started talking about their days, chilling, having dinner, discussing everything that excites them. There was a time when at the weekends the whole family was playing baseball and having BBQ in the backyard. And yeah, today we are still doing this from time to time, but the master of the entertainments plays the main part in our everydayness and can be found in the center of our living rooms – its majesty, the TV. And soon you hired one of the London’s professional cleaners for a deep carpet cleaning and they advised you to finally take care of the TV screen, which was then covered by 1cm dust. And only then you pondered over it and realized that you haven’t taken care of it since you moved in. Oh God, it is seriously about time for a clean-up.  More →

3 reasons why you should choose guest blogging for SEO

3 reasons why you should choose guest blogging for SEO

It was not long ago, when Matt Cutts stated that guest blogging is dead and not long thereafter it turned out that he was wrong. Today the whole marketing industry is directed to the web and as the blogs personal or multi-author ones, blogs of universities, newspapers and companies take up a lot of the web space, there is no chance something connected with them to die so easily. The desire of one to invite another for a post in the personal blog, or the desire of the author of blog to invite a professional for an expert opinion cannot be effaced so easily. And though some Google representative claimed that guest blogging for SEO needs is out of date, these days it is maybe the most efficient marketing form online.uest blogging and extend your reach.

It is a perfect way to raise a domain’s search ranking

It’s all about the links. And the content, of course. In fact it’s all about the article and its quality. Google doesn’t like repetitive content and the use of guest blogging for SEO needs was said to be spammy, but indeed there are marketing companies like SMYK who not only do not post materials if they are not 100% original, but they also offer to write an article instead of you – a nice, unique and purposeful text where the holy links won’t come in the middle of nowhere, but will be inserted naturally. The whole secret about the guest blogging used as a marketing tool is hidden in the usefulness of this same post. If an article is created for the links only and it’s not of some interest for the readers, it’s not working. Only a text that answers the questions of the audience, those which people normally ask Google for can reach its goal and bring some links from authoritative sites and better search engine positions.

It brings a helpful social sharing

All social networks create something like a second parallel life of ours and we spend too much time browsing in them. So if you want to promote a company, you better find a way to include the social networks in the whole process, because otherwise you will peculiarly fail. Therefore the prosperous marketing companies nowadays offer a social sharing as well. And if you notice an advertisement of a website, you will probably skip it, without paying any attention, but if there is a blog post shared in the network which attracts your notice, that’s completely different.

Develop relationships

We have to admit that our whole life is full of some kind of relationships and guest blogging very well connects you with other people, which is to a certain degree priceless. And another fact of great importance is that this method not only provides you more traffic, but you reach more people, you extend your audience.

The top 3 disadvantages of living in a home to rent and how to deal with it

The top 3 disadvantages of living in a home to rent and how to deal with it

When we are talking about a rented home and a life in one of those, we almost always mention the numerous advantages only. And, yeah, they are all true and sound so nice, but as we know the reality is not full of rainbows and butterflies only and is not that nice, we have to mention the disadvantages as well and not only that, but we have to find a way to cope with them all. So let’s stop deluding ourselves, trying to be convinced that there is no heaven other than the rented property and face the ugly truth – sometimes living in such a place can be hard, sometimes unpleasant and sometimes you will want to leave so desperately much, to go somewhere else, to never go back there again. And then, the clouds will break up and everything will be sunny again, you careless and free and your home the best place to go back to after every long adventure and after every day spent at work. So, my friends, the truth is that if you learn to deal with the disadvantages, your life will be a lot nicer.

You cannot make it personal

You have just found a home you really like, and you have just started thinking that this one is the perfection itself, when you understand that you cannot hang something on the walls, you cannot paint them, so you are wondering, what would really make a change? This drives you mad, how come, for God sake? Well, if you like this home so much, you will find a way to make it personal by putting frames with photos and pieces of art on every table and shelf and free surface. You will add cushion and candles and other little things that are the spirit of the house indeed. More →

Home alone in a place to let: is it worth it?

Home alone in a place to let: is it worth it?

Let’s start with the simple idea of living alone, an idea, which seems to be pretty amazing in this absurd and sometimes too illogical world we live. You want freedom, right? But where could you find freedom today? At your work place where the boss is the one who creates the rules and you the one who is following them, on the streets, in the tube, in the supermarket, where simple signs are telling you what to do, there is no freedom there. And you are indeed a prisoner of your own phone, or laptop you cannot live without, because you won’t be able to check your Facebook million times a day then, you won’t be constantly texting and you’ll have to talk with people in person. Freedom is rare, my friends, but what I could guarantee, is that you can find it in your home, only if you are living alone. And that’s not a task too strenuous, a task beyond your strengths, so the only thing you should do is ask yourself a couple of questions. More →

Italy – the coffee-utopia land

Italy – the coffee-utopia land

I come back to this country again and again (thanks God) and I become more and more attracted by its spirit, its wonderful cuisine, its majestic history and polite, friendly and emotional people, by the Vespas and the fashion, and last but not least by the coffee. I wake up in the morning “with the sunlight in my eyes” and I am already dreaming of this first sip of the magical espresso or cappuccino. “Un caffe, per favore!”, I say only a couple of minutes later and tasting this bitterly perfect beverage, I am asking myself how the hell people all around the world are reconciled with the awful coffee they have to drink, how are they not screaming every time someone offers them a cup of something called Americano instead of espresso, how are they always walking with mugs full of suspicious black liquid and they are not miserably crying and mourning over their pointless existence. “She is so snobby”, you would think now, but hell no, I am so not, I am just a coffee-holic, who believes that life is too short to drink an instant one, it is indeed too short, to put up with something less than the best. And what hurts me the most is the fact that the whole world is full of totally obnoxious alternatives of this magical drink. But instead of silently suffering, I prefer sitting in one of the magical cafes, right there in Rome or Venice, or Naples, or in a small town you don’t know, and I am drowning away the misery drinking a cup of this pure perfection, because I know I cannot have it forever, but I have it now, and I can truly enjoy it. Italy offers coffee in its most flawless form. Go there order un cappuccino and un cornetto and do nothing… the Italian way.

Does the real estate agent really make your life that easier?

Does the real estate agent really make your life that easier?

The house hunting is stressful and tense, the initial enthusiasm too often dies with the first tour around 10 homes which were meant to be liked by you, but in the reality have nothing in common with how your dream house looks like. You were told so many times that looking for a home to buy is an unforgettable experience, something you will remember for a life time, but the ugly truth is that it is annoying and tiring and it is nothing like what you expected. Every time you start talking about the house hunting with a friend or a relative, they so enthusiastically say: “oh, lucky you”, that you are wondering, is something wrong with you or is something wrong with them? Not being able to give up, simply because you have reached that moment in your life when you need a house, you need certainty and you have a particular amount of money you want to invest right into this purchase, you are in two minds, not being sure, if consulting with a real estate agent is seriously that good and is it indeed worth it. Well, there are some pro’s for sure that will make your life a lot easier, take a look!

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You are going to Halkidiki. You have to know this!

You are going to Halkidiki. You have to know this!

You love it, don’t you? Ok, who doesn’t love the magical Greek peninsula Halkidiki? No one, right. But today we listen and read too much about the economic crisis and depression and the possible bankrupt of the whole country. Yes, these are all facts, but what happens in the reality in the northern part of the country and how can the crisis be felt there, is completely different question. So, the hotels are still working, the restaurants are still serving wonderful food, the real estate agencies are still selling properties and even on better prices now, because of the need of money in the country, the beaches are still brilliant and endless, the water – beautifully azure and clear, and a particular reason for cancelling your trip doesn’t really exist. So start packing and take a look at these things you better know.  More →