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How to Build Awesome Home Theater

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How to Build Awesome Home Theater

Posted on September 3, 2012 · Posted in DIY Projects

When it comes to the Home Decorating Ideas, the most important design for mens is how will their Home Theater look alike. There are thousand other things like home theater seating, surround sound system, television or projector and a lot more to have on mind. In the following article you will be able to check the step by step guide on how to make outstanding home theater from one simple room. You wil need extra $15k in your pocket, but once you see the end result you will know that it was worth every single penny. 

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Colorfully Steppin’

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Colorfully Steppin’

 There’s nothing better than smart use of color where it’s least expected.

 

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This space makes me exceptionally happy. From the white plank floor to mix of new and old, coloring the stairway gives a seemingly plain space tons of charm.
 
 
 
Because turquoise makes everything better.
 
Not so much color, subtle?
 
 
 
But when you can’t decide on one color, do them all!

 

 

 

 
So there you have it, should be your dose of color for the day!

27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible

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27 Ways To Make Your Groceries Last As Long As Possible

If you love cooking but are tortured by the cruel, limited shelf life of fresh foods, these tips are for you.

Peggy Wang BuzzFeed Staff
 

1. Onions stored in pantyhose will last as long as 8 months.

Onions stored in pantyhose will last as long as 8 months.

Put onions in pantyhose, and tie knots between onion. Plus it makes a freaky wall art installation!

 

2. Freeze green onions in a plastic bottle.

Freeze green onions in a plastic bottle.

Make sure the green onions are completely dry before storing or they’ll get freezer burn.

 

3. Get an ethylene gas absorber for the fridge.

Get an ethylene gas absorber for the fridge.

A set of 3 costs $16. These little pods absorb the ethylene emitted by fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh up to 3x longer. Here’s a handy list of ethylene-producing and ethylene-sensitive foods.

 

4. Store delicate herbs like flowers, then cover with plastic, secure with a rubberband, and refrigerate.

Store delicate herbs like flowers, then cover with plastic, secure with a rubberband, and refrigerate.

This is the best way to keep delicate herbs like parsley, basil, cilantro, and chives fresh the longest.

 

5. Treat oily herbs differently.

Treat oily herbs differently.

Oily herbs like thyme can be tied loosely together with string and hung in the open air.

 

6. If you use a lot of fresh herbs…

If you use a lot of fresh herbs...

Invest in an Herb Savor. Supposedly, it’ll make your herbs last up to three weeks.

Source: amazon.com
 

7. Use a vinegar solution to make your berries last longer.

Use a vinegar solution to make your berries last longer.

Prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water. Swirl the berries around in the mixture, drain, rinse, and put them in the fridge. The solution is diluted enough that you won’t taste the vinegar. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.

 

8. Spray leftover guacamole with cooking spray before putting it back in the fridge.

Spray leftover guacamole with cooking spray before putting it back in the fridge.

There are a number of ways to keep avocado green, and oil is one of them. You should also keep the pit in the guacamole.

 

9. Don’t store onions with potatoes.

Don't store onions with potatoes.

They’ll spoil faster. In a cool dry place with good air circulation, onions will last 2-3 months.

 

10. Store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting.

Store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting.
 

11. One rotten apple can spoil the bunch.

One rotten apple can spoil the bunch.

It’s not just an old wives’ tale.

 

12. Add a dab of butter to the cut side of cheese to keep it from drying out.

Add a dab of butter to the cut side of cheese to keep it from drying out.
 

13. More cheese rules:

More cheese rules:

Wrap in cheese paper or wax paper (NOT plastic wrap) and then place in a plastic baggie. Keep in the warmest part of the fridge (vegetable or cheese drawer).

Source: thekitchn.com
 

14. Freeze and preserve fresh herbs in olive oil.

Freeze and preserve fresh herbs in olive oil.

The herbs will infuse the oil while freezing, and the ice cubes are very handy for cooking: just pop one out and use as the base of a dish. Works best with rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano. Dill, basil, and mint should always be used fresh.

Source: thekitchn.com
 

15. Follow these rules on where to place items within your fridge:

Follow these rules on where to place items within your fridge:
Source: squawkfox.com
 

16. Store asparagus like cut flowers.

Store asparagus like cut flowers.

Sort of. Cut the stems, place in water, throw a plastic bag over ’em and refrigerate. They’ll stay crisp for a week or longer, and you can use this trick on cilantro and parsley as well. See here for more details.

 

17. Wrap the crown of a bunch of bananas with plastic wrap.

They’ll keep for 3-5 days longer than usual, which is especially helpful if you eat organic bananas. Bananas also produce more ethelyne gas than any other fruit, so keep them isolated on the counter.

Wrap the crown of a bunch of bananas with plastic wrap.
Source: snapguide.com
 

18. This trick using a paper towel will keep your salad lettuce fresh all week long.

The paper towel will absorb the moisture. Get more info here.

Also, you might want to invest in a salad spinner. It’ll get rid of moisture, which is the culprit of wilting leaves.

This trick using a paper towel will keep your salad lettuce fresh all week long.
 

19. Wrap celery, broccoli, and lettuce in tin foil before storing in the fridge.

It’ll stay crisp for 4 weeks or more.

Wrap celery, broccoli, and lettuce in tin foil before storing in the fridge.
 

20. Mason jars are your friend.

They provide a healthier and longer-lasting alternative to plastic tupperware, which deteriorates and stains easily. Produce will keep a few days longer if stored in a jar.

Mason jars are your friend.
 

21. Clean your fridge.

Clean your fridge.

Once something goes bad in your fridge or cupboards, it leaves behind a nice gang of mold ready to eat up your new food. Disinfect the fridge — it’ll make everything last a little longer.

Source: google.com
 

22. How to store tomatoes:

How to store tomatoes:

Don’t store tomatoes in plastic bags! The trapped ethylene will make them ripen faster.

Unripe tomatoes should be kept stem side down, in a paper bag or single layer in a cardboard box in a cool area until they turn red in color. To ripen faster, store with fruit. The gases emitted will help ripen the tomatoes.

Perfectly ripe tomatoes should be kept at room temperature, on the counter away from sunlight, in a single layer, not touching one another, stem side up.

Overly ripe tomatoes should be put in the fridge, but let them come to room temperature before eating them.

via Yumsugar.

Source: yumsugar.com
 

23. Reuse plastic bottles to close up your plastic bags.

Reuse plastic bottles to close up your plastic bags.

Make sure your produce is absolutely dry before putting the cap on.

 

24. Keep ginger in the freezer.

Keep ginger in the freezer.

It grates much more easily, and the peel grates up so fine that you don’t actually need to peel it. Plus it lasts way longer.

 

25. Roast nuts as soon as you get home from the store, then store them in the freezer.

Roast nuts as soon as you get home from the store, then store them in the freezer.

Nuts that are roasted have more flavor, keep longer, and can always be used in recipes that call for nuts, roasted or otherwise. Spread them in a single layer on a sheet pan, bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant.

 

26. Keep mushrooms in a paper bag, not a plastic bag.

Keep mushrooms in a paper bag, not a plastic bag.

A plastic bag will trap moisture and cause them to mildew. Put them in a paper bag in the fridge or in a cool, dry place.

Source: 123rf.com
 

27. Follow this handy guide on what to store on the counter, and what to put away in the fridge:

Follow this handy guide on what to store on the counter, and what to put away in the fridge:

25 clever ideas to make life easier

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25 clever ideas to make life easier

Posted on November 01, 2011 in Bed, Bath & Kitchen, Decor & Furniture, Organise & Personalise by Simone

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Clever ideas: hull strawberries with a strawVia: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com

Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarrantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw).

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Clever ideas: use a walnut to heal furniture scratches Via: apartmenttherapy.com

Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes.

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Clever ideas: WD40 for cleaning crayon off TV screensVia: unplggd.com

Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls).

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Clever ideas: keep a cut apple from going brownVia: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com

Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band.

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Clever ideas: store bedlinen sets inside their pillowcasesVia: marthastewart.com

Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.

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Clever ideas: bowl as iPhone sound amplifierVia: realsimple.com

Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.

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Cleaver ideas: wet wipe dispenser as plastic bag storageVia: savvyhousekeeping.com

Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.

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Clever ideas: baby powder to remove sand from feetVia: iheartnaptime.net

Add this item to your beach bag. Baby powder gets sand off your skin easily – who knew?!

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Clever ideas: velcro strip on wall to hold soft toysVia: realsimple.com

Attach a velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.

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Clever ideas: gift wrap storage on cupboard ceilingVia: flickr.com

Look up! Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the floor.

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Clever idea: stocking over vacuum to pick up lost itemsVia: instructables.com

Gotcha! Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a stocking over the vacuum hose.

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Clever idea: box lid cupcake holderVia: realsimple.com

Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting crosses into a box lid.

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Clever idea: how to fold a fitted sheetVia: stephmodo.com

For those who can’t stand the scrunching and bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.

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Clever idea: magnetic bobbypin storageVia: sprwmn.blogspot.com

Forever losing your bathroom essentials? Use magnetic strips to store bobby pins (and tweezers and clippers) behind a vanity door

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Clever idea: use shower caps to hold shoes when packingVia: realsimple.com

A tip for holiday packing. Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel!

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Clever idea: muffin pan craft storageVia: familyfun.go.com

A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy. Magnets hold the plastic cups down to make them tip-resistant.

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Clever idea: bread tags as cable labelsVia: unplggd.com

Bread tags make the perfect-sized cord labels.

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Clever idea: cook cupcakes in ice cream conesVia: kiboomu.com

Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones – so much more fun and easier for kids to eat. Definitely doing this!

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Clever idea: microwave your own popcorn in a plain paper bagVia: squawkfox.com

Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper bag. Much healthier and cheaper than the packet stuff.

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Clever idea: use a tension rod to hang spray bottlesVia: jengrantmorris.blogspot.com

Brilliant space-saver: install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles. Genius!

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Clever idea: how to make heart-shaped eggsVia: 9gag.com

Win friends at breakfast with this heart-shaped egg tutorial. Aww shucks!

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Clever idea: use upside-down muffic pan to make cookie bowlsVia: wilton.com

Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough over the top and voila – you have cookie bowls for fruit or ice-cream. Click here for recipe.

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Clever idea: freeze aloe vera lotion for soothing burnsVia: realsimple.com

Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief.

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Clever idea: gutter veggie gardenVia: lifehacker.com.au

Gutter garden: Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.

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Clever idea: egg cartons for Christmas ornament storageVia: re-nest.com

Use egg cartons to separate and store your Christmas decorations.