Hygiene Tips in the Kitchen

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Since the kitchen is the main place you handle and prepare food, hygiene is more important in this room than anywhere else. So, to help you stay clean and safe in the kitchen, we’ve got some hygiene tips that will come in handy in your kitchen. Wipe down surfaces regularly Bacteria can live on your surfaces in your kitchen for several days, so you should be cleaning them regularly. Wipe them down either with soap and water or an antibacterial cleaner. You can buy sprays or wipes to do this, whichever you find more convenient. Your kitchen countertops are the main area to focus on as this is where you prepare food, so wipe these down at least once a day. You should also wipe down your cabinet doors and…
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Time to Spring Clean Your Closet

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Is spring the time you vow to get your house in order? The season is all about fresh starts and new growth, so it can feel really fulfilling to and satisfying to literally start on a clean state within your home and garden. No more clutter, everything is organized, and all the surfaces sparkle. But forget about spring cleaning the whole house for now as that can seem overwhelming. Let’s just start small and think about your closet. Here are some simple tips to help you spring clean your closet. Make it a fun task Cleaning out your closet can be a chore, so why not inject some fun to make sure you get it done? Blast your favorite music (or find a spring cleaning playlist), play a podcast on…
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The Best Kitchen Countertop Options

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Just like your kitchen cabinets, your countertops take up a lot of real estate in your kitchen. This means they need to look good! And they need to complement the look of your cabinet doors. So, choosing the right countertop material is essential both for your budget and for the style of the room. Here are some of the best and most popular kitchen countertop materials to choose from. Laminate Laminate countertops consist of a plastic sheet attached to an engineered wood particleboard. Laminate is a popular choice because it is so inexpensive compared to most other countertop materials. However, the lower price also reflects its lower quality compared to natural stone, for example. Surfaces can easily become scratched, but it is easy to clean and comes in a variety…
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The Best Storage Systems for Your Shoes

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Does your storage system currently include a large pile of shoes at the bottom of your closet? It’s a common solution when people don’t know where to put their shoes or how to store them properly. But it’s definitely not a convenient problem. You probably spend too much time searching for a matching shoe and then find them dirty, dusty, and even damaged. It’s time to upgrade from the pile of shoes and add a storage solution that provides a suitable space to hold them neatly and efficiently. Here are a few ideas… A shoe rack Don’t overlook the simple shoe rack. You can find shoe racks in lots of different sizes and styles to suit your closet, made from plastic, wood, or metal. Simply pair up your shoes and…
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Storage Tips to Keep Your Clothes in Good Condition

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The way you store your clothes matters, especially if you’re putting them away for an entire season. Stored incorrectly or in the wrong place, your clothes could come back out with bad smells, stains, creases, or holes. To help keep your clothes in good condition all year round, here are some tips on how to store them properly. Make sure they’re clean and dry first Always wash your clothes before putting them away in the closet, even if they don’t look dirty. Over time, any residual dirt or sweat on your clothing will set in and can create stains and bad odors. Dirt or food debris may also attract pests to your clothing. Wash and then properly dry each item of clothing before hanging it in your closet. Putting away…
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Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

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Are you planning a kitchen remodel in 2020? There are lots of design aspects to consider when remodeling your kitchen, and it can be hard making your mind up on them all. To help guide your design plans and give you some new ideas, here are some of the up and coming kitchen design trends for 2020. Ditch the cabinetry hardware Those looking for a sleeker and perhaps more minimalist design will like this one. People are ditching bulky and obtrusive hardware for recessed handles or push-open cabinet doors. These are still easy to operate and create a smooth, streamline look across your whole kitchen. Bigger and better islands Islands are great focal points for kitchens, both stylish and functional. They’re continuing to grow in popularity as people are opting…
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Dark Woods vs. Light Woods for Your Kitchen Cabinets

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If you have your heart set on wood kitchen cabinets, then you are certainly not limited when it comes to color and style. There are lots of different types of wood to choose from, from dark woods to light woods. And even then, you can stain your cabinets with a wide range of different colors to create different finishes and to bring out the natural grain of the wood. Light wood cabinets Light woods are more commonly used materials when making features like kitchen cabinets. This is because they can easily be stained to produce any color on the spectrum of light to dark wood. On the other hand, it would be difficult to lighten a dark wood, unless you’re painting over it completely. Light wood finishes are popular in…
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Installing a Bathroom Cabinet Behind Your Mirror

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Bathroom cabinets in vanities provide great storage space for your toiletries, towels, and more. But what if you this doesn’t provide you with enough storage space? Or what if your bathroom is not large enough for a vanity? There are still space-effective storage solutions you can choose, such as a bathroom cabinet or medicine cabinet behind your bathroom mirror. What to store in a medicine cabinet Despite the name, a medicine cabinet isn’t just for medicine. It’s a good place to store items that you need easy access to on a daily or regular basis. So, you might store painkillers and other medications in there, especially if there are tablets you need to remember to take each morning or night. It can also be a good place for basic first…
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Keeping Your Cabinets Clean and in Good Condition

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When you spend money on good-quality, custom kitchen cabinets or bathroom cabinets, you want to make sure they stay in good condition. So, it’s important that you know how to take care of your custom cabinets properly so that they don’t become lined with dirt or mold. Here are our best tips for keeping your custom cabinets in good condition. Wipe down cabinet fronts This is something you can do easily and on a regular basis – a quick wipe down of your cabinet doors and hardware. Simply soaking a dishcloth in warm, soapy water or perhaps using a gentle cleaning solution will help you get rid of all the dust, grime, and any spills from the front of your cabinets. Thoroughly clean inside cabinets Cleaning the insides of your…
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The Best Organization Tips for Your Custom Closet

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Closets big and small often end up as dumping grounds. You throw things in there when they don’t have another place, then you can’t find anything in the heaps of belongings when you need something from there. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Whether you’ve got a small closet space or a spacious walk-in closet, there are lots of storage solutions to help you organize the space efficiently. There are lots of different ways to store the things that can help you maximize space, such as, ShelvesDrawersRailsHooksBoxes Using a combination of these storage methods is usually the best way to make the most of your space. The shape, size, and style of your closet will determine the best methods for storing your things. And you’ll also need to…
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