Keep your own dog's protection in your mind whenever giving modifications.
- So, the first tip is to use charcoal briquettes to eliminate odors. In case you have any odd smells in your house, one good way to get rid of them would be to simply go out within the garage, dig into the bag of grilling with charcoal, take one briquette and stow this near where you scent the odor. Grilling with charcoal naturally eliminates smell. The only catch is that you simply shouldn’t do this along with charcoal that has lighter in weight fluid already drenched in, as you will start smelling that will lighter fluid almost everywhere. There’s another small exception to the grilling with charcoal trick: the rubbish disposal. Here’s a much better strategy for eliminating all those odors.
- Clean the particular refrigerator coils. Nearly every refrigerator gradually accumulates a thick coating of dust around the rear coils. Fridge use tends to draw that dust within over time. As it develops, it can actually affect the effectiveness of cooling, producing your refrigerator operate less efficiently plus gobble up even more energy, which will possess a direct impact on your time bill. You can take proper care of that by softly cleaning the dirt from the coils. Indeed, it does involve shifting your refrigerator a little so you have access to the rear, but it’s the doable task after some bit of help. Vacuum pressure can easily remove the dirt from the coils, you can also remove it by hand or even with other cleaning products depending on what’s hassle-free for you.
- Make your own cleansing solutions. When you are scrubbing down areas, windows, floors along with other parts of your house, it is inevitable that you will need to buy a few cleaning supplies. In our house, we simply pull out a container of all-purpose solution from the pantry, which usually works for almost every thing. Not only that, we allow it to be from just a few components, which we purchase at the store within large containers, decreasing the overall cost of the cleaner down to several cents. You can do this, as well. Take a spray container that holds regarding 2 cups of water. Add 1 tsp of castile cleaning soap, 1 teaspoon associated with borax and fifty percent a teaspoon associated with washing soda. After that fill up the container with warm water, plus mix it softly until thoroughly mixed. This stuff cleans from windows to tabletops really well.
- Collect all the stuff you haven’t used since final year’s spring cleansing and get reduce it. Most of us find yourself saving at least a few things we do not really need. We keep items for nostalgic reasons or due to the fact we believe we will find use for all those items down the road. The issue is that a lot of those products just become mess - they sit down there unused, collecting dust. Don’t allow that happen. The very best strategy I’ve discovered is to simply eliminate everything I haven’t used since the final spring cleaning. Basically haven’t touched a product in a year, I really have zero reason to keep it close to. This usually means a number of big bags associated with trash, but it also often means a little bit of profit.
- Warm water Extraction
- Vehicle Mounted Extraction: This utilizes a huge cleaning machine installed on a van or truck. The water is warmed up to a higher temperature and is shot into the rug at the high velocity which is possible in portable machines.
- Portable Removal: The rug is washed by a little machine applying hot tap water and operated by the electric power source in the house.
Typically rented to handyman, many specialists utilize portable devices.
- Rug Dry Washing
Dry Chemical substance: After a cleaning solution is used on the rug, a machine spins a large bonnet from side to side to absorb dirt and grime in the rug. As soon as the bonnet will be saturated with grime, it can be replace by another, clean bonnet and the procedure moves on.
Dry Compound: Strong absorbency mixture similar to wet sawdust will be spread over the rug. The machine brushes this mixture into the rug to absorb the dirt and grime. Once the mixture dries, it can be vacuum-cleaned away, taking the grime with it.
Dry Foam: A shampoo is utilized to the rug in order to dry out, than vacuumed up, taking the dirt and grime with it.
I gotta be honest...when I first got started, I was very leery of playing around with the HTML of my blog. I was so intimidated. I was worried that I was going to mess something up and lose my current template. So, what I did was create a separate blog whose sole purpose is to try new things out on. I now have a safe place to play!
Here's how to create a practice (test) blog:
Go to your dashboard. Click on 'create a blog'. Personalize it to your liking. I would recommend selecting 'minima' as your template. Most of my blog tutorials are based on my experience working with a blank minima template. You'll need to select another template to begin with, but will be able to change to minima easily once the blog is created.
Wanna hide your test blog? Simply go to your dashboard, edit profile, click on choose blogs to display and uncheck the box next to your practice blog. If you really want to keep people from eyeing your practice sessions, go to settings-->permissions and change your 'blog reader' setting to "only blog authors ". You could also change your basic settings for Blogger not to list your practice blog on search engines or add it to blogger's listings. Within minutes, you will have a secret place to practice your new skills away from the eyes of your readers.
Recently, one of my blogging friends contacted me with a problem. She has a three column template and her third column had dropped down below her post section. She had made no changes to her template or sidebar items. One day the column was in the right place, the next it was at the bottom of her blog. Weird!
I tried everything to get the third column back in the right place. I reinstalled her template, installed a different template on her blog, removed her sidebar items, tinkered with the widths of her post section and sidebars......nothing worked. I was stumped! It had to be a Blogger glitch...didn't it?
We gave it a little time and the problem did not correct itself. Finally, I started going through her posts and seeing if one of them had perhaps caused the problem. I went to the homepage of her blog and clicked on her first post title. The sidebar popped back up into the right place! Then I went back to her homepage and clicked on another title and so on and so forth until I found the post that made the column drop down again. I went in, saved the post as a draft, and the problem was solved.
Got a Twitter account? This tutorial will show you how to get the nifty little gadget above for the sidebar of your blog. Click on any of the images below to enlarge and open in a new window.
To get the Twitter gadget for your blog:
Sarah over at Clover Lane has written an awesome tutorial on how to create a beautiful (free!) photo header like the one above. Check it out!
In order to use this tip, you will need to download Picasa, a free photo editing program by Google. Many of you are probably already using Picasa to store and edit your photos. It's pretty user friendly.
What are you waiting for? Hop on over to Clover Lane and learn how to make a header collage out of your favorite photos! :)
You can use Blogger's video uploading tool or an outside source (like Photobucket or YouTube) to upload video to your blog. I prefer to use Photobucket to upload my videos. Why? Because the Blogger uploading tool takes several minutes (10+) to upload a 15 second video on my computer. It may be easier, but it drives me crazy.
If you are using the new editor, you will need to switch to the old editor in order to load a video via Blogger. You can easily switch to the old editor by going to your dashboard-->settings-->basic and scrolling all the way down. Select 'old editor' and save. When you are ready to switch back, just repeat the process selecting 'updated editor' instead.
Keep in mind that if you disable right clicks that people will NOT be able to right click on anything on your blog. If one of your readers wants to right click to open a link in a new window or to copy anything from your blog, they will not be able to do so. I experimented with this the other day and forgot to enable right clicks again, which prevented people from being able to right click and copy the codes and such in my posts.
This tip is a beginner tip. You will simply be adding a gadget on your page elements page. If you make a mistake, simply remove the gadget and begin again. Easy peasy. :)
To Disable Right-Clicking:
1. Copy the code in the big box on this post written by MaXimus over at Dynamic Drive.
2. Go to your page elements page (dashboard-->layout-->page elements)
3. Click on 'add a gadget'.
5. Paste the code that you copied in step 1 into the box. You can change the words 'Function Disabled!' to whatever message you'd like to display when someone right clicks on your blog. Be sure to leave the quotation marks!
You can also do this within the HTML of your template by following the tutorial that accompanies the code from step 1 over at Dynamic Drive.
Hope this helps! :)
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This tutorial will show you how to put your button on your blog as well as create and install an HTML scrollbox so that others can put it on their blogs. These instructions assume that you already know how to create button-sized images. There are no risks to your template, but it is a tricky tutorial. It was not written for the beginning blogger, but for those who feel comfortable working with html gadgets.
Follow these directions exactly. The first time I did this it took me well over a frustration-filled hour and I had to take several sanity breaks. Be patient and persistent. You will get this!
I am sure there is an easier way to do this. This is what works for me:
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Some of my fondest childhood memories are from the days when my sister and I would play “house” together. For hours and hours on end, we would dress, feed and walk our babies outside in their strollers, making up stories. I loved the idea of...
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I’m not entirely sure I’ll ever get used to the visceral transformation process that comes with changing homes. We are currently knee deep in boxes, clutter, and the overwhelming emotional and tangible chaos that has engulfed our lives since we began the process last week....
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