Archive of March 2014
Things to Know before Installing Carpet
Posted by Alanah on March 30 at 01:02 AM
Carpets do look great in a house. It beautifies your interior, makes it look elegant and upscale, safe for toddlers and the like. However, are you prepared for the repercussions of having carpets?
Yes, there are repercussions. This is because there are costs and cons in installing carpets in your house. One of these would be about cleaning it. Of course, people step on it often, unless you want people in your house to float. After all, stepping on it, as part of your floor, is its main purpose. Hence, maintaining and cleaning it would be a major issue. With that, what you need as a resort is to have carpet cleaners.
One option would be to hire someone else to clean your carpet once in awhile. This is convenient since you will just call some service providers to do the nitty-gritty for you. However, it is costly in the long-run, most especially if you will require such service more often. Alternatively, you can invest on carpet cleaning equipment or devices. While their upfront cost is quite high or expensive, buying one is cheaper in the long-run than paying for the services of carpet cleaners. This is because you can use the device to clean your carpet as the need arises. Hence, you will have a clean carpet anytime you want.
3 Ways to Make Air Beds Last Longer
Posted by Alanah on March 29 at 10:20 PM
Air beds are very convenient to use as a replacement or substitute for an ordinary bed. If, for instance, you are expecting overnight guests, you can just fill it with air once they arrived and deflate it when they leave.
Can they be used for camping?
If you will be out with your friends and go camping, you can bring air mattresses as they offer more comfort than a sleeping bag. You can come across air beds that are specifically designed for camping. They are light enough to be inserted into a backpack.
There are things that you can do to make them last longer:
Re-inflate them regularly
This is especially valuable if you are using them for more than two nights. In order to keep the air mattress firm, you must re-inflate them by forcing air into it every few days.
Although most of these beds come with velvety material, laying a set of sheets offer more comfort at nighttime. Nothing beats the warmth and breathability of having sheets on top of these beds.
Place them on top of a box spring
Getting in and out of air beds can be a bit difficult, especially when they are placed on the floor. To alleviate this problem, you may set them up on a box spring or a bed frame, i.e. if you are planning to use it for long-term. Doing so will enhance their look and convenience.
When you're looking for the best air mattress for your guests, these are some of the things to think about. Just follow these tricks to make the bed last longer. Try it and you will see the difference.