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“Clean It! A to Z Guide of How To Clean Your Home” by Colette Leigh
Let’s face it: cleaning your home can be a major frustration. There are spills to clean up. Endless surfaces to dust. Rugs to vacuum. Add all this to the busy life you lead with work, family, and friends, and it’s no wonder you need quick and effective tips on housecleaning.
That’s exactly where “Clean It! A to Z Guide to Cleaning Everything” comes into play!
From tough stains to delicate surfaces, from cherished family heirlooms that need restoration to common, everyday objects that can be recycled and reused, there are 667 topics, organized alphabetically, for your convenience in this special housecleaning guide.
What’s more, the cheaper and eco-friendly methods you’ll find in this guide are generally preferred whenever possible. We did this to ensure you don’t throw good money down the drain on high-end commercial products, when the solution was right in front of you all the time.
So, what do you need in order to keep your home spotless and your family safe and healthy? Everybody should have a healthy stock of laundry detergent (at least one mild, for delicate garments, and a heavy-duty one), two types of dish detergent (a non-abrasive and an abrasive detergent), stain remover, white vinegar, baking soda, washing soda, ammonia, bleach, rubbing alcohol, and an oven cleaner. Make sure you store these products away from the reach of children, since many are toxic.
Before we get into these cleaning tips, it’s important to learn how to use these items responsibly in order to protect yourself against accidents. For instance, bleach should never be combined with ammonia, as it releases toxic fumes. Many substances, such as kerosene or turpentine, are highly flammable. Oven cleaners are very effective on stains, but they’re also very damaging to your skin. Lye causes severe chemical burns, and should never come in contact with skin. Your closet of cleaning supplies should therefore also include several pairs of gloves, latex ones, but also a chemical-resistant pair, safety glasses, and clothing that cover your hands and legs completely, and a first-aid kit, just in case.
You also need a collection of sponges (soft and abrasive), brushes, paintbrushes, and wire brushes, rags and cloths – in particular micro-fiber, lint-free cloths, which can save you hours of work – mops and dusters, cotton swabs, and several buckets of different sizes. Do not forget to clean these items regularly; otherwise you’ll just be transferring germs to the cleaned objects!
Last but not least, there comes a time when you have to accept that an object is beyond rescue. Some spots that appear to be stains are in fact scratches or deep damage that cannot be removed. In other cases, the material is so delicate that any scrubbing will completely ruin the object. Finally, every cleaner has to admit that once in a while you come across a stain that simply beats the most advanced techniques in the world. There’s no shame in turning to professional help when you need it, and there’s no reason to sweat and scrub for hours when you’re dealing with an item that should have been replaced years ago.
In the end, the key to maintaining a spotless house is to combine patience and common sense. Be prepared to wash, rinse, repeat many times, but not to the point where you end up spending twenty hours a day with the mop and the sponge!
Making a Masterpiece of Your Life” by Charles Collins
“Flying by the seat of your pants” (aka) managing life by ‘intuition’ is the norm for most people, every single day, all over the world. Hundreds of millions of people flying blind, hoping and praying not to crash and make it home for dinner once more at the end of the day. So, what’s the alternative to ‘life management’ by intuition?
For millions, the alternative is the mass consumption of a daily diet of ‘motivational quotations’ taken like a dose of aspirin, caffeine or sugar snacks delivering that ‘jolt’ of inspiration, or relief from the emotional pain they’re suffering. For most it never lasts. It’s a temporary fix leaving them unsatisfied and hungrily chewing through inspirational slogans, ‘life coaches’ and ‘self-help gurus’ looking for ‘something’ that will stick. Something solid and authentic they can build on.
Life As a Craft
The alternative to the glut of ‘fix my life quick’ motivational ‘fast-food’ flooding the marketplace, is to make a masterpiece of your life the ‘old fashioned way’; take the time and do the work with skill and quality. After all, no mission is more important and no adventure is more rewarding. To practice the whole of ‘life-as-a-craft’, the way a craftsperson mindfully practices the trade of textile weaving, medicine, or carpentry, requires that the myriad activities of the ‘craft of life’ be systematically organized, managed, taught and learned similar to the ways in which we organize, manage, teach and practice our trades, occupations and professions.
Drawing upon centuries of knowledge and practical experience by master craftsmen and craftswomen, Charles Collins has skillfully organized a complete body of life knowledge into Five Elements, providing the guidance and motivation to practice ‘life-as-a-craft’.
“How to maximize your workout using high intensity interval training” by Marc Holden
Learn today how you can maximize your exercises and workouts.
How you can get more results in less time using high intensity interval training.
This workout is for people who really want to get the body of their dream WITHOUT spending many hours in the gym.
All you need are a few short workouts and you will start burning calories like never before.
Did you know that a group of people who only did perform 4 minute workouts, 4 times a week did showed a significant increase in aerobic & anaerobic systems compared to a group who did 60 minute workouts 5 times a week? All thanks to HIIT.
HIIT provides you with numerous benefits. In general, the benefits offered by HIIT include:
• Improved speed and athletic performance.
• Shorter workouts, which means more free time.
• Strength in muscles
• Strength in the cardiovascular system
• Muscle toning
• Weight loss through fat loss
• Higher metabolism
Overall, HIIT touches three main aspects of the human physiology.
It offers aerobic benefits, metabolic benefits and also works on the cardiovascular system by reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
“Photographing Children – Tips, Tricks And Ideas!” by Dan Eitreim
Revised and expanded edition!
Once you have digested this easy to read and easy to understand “On Target Photo Training”, you will be well on the way to shooting the amazing photos of children! Ones that win photo contests!
Or bring tears to the eyes of parents… isn’t that what you got into photography to do?
Within about an hour – you will not only understand all the photo theory – but you will know how to apply it as well!
This volume of the “On Target Photo Training” series, is not just about photographing children but, various types of light and light manipulation. These are key elements that affect most every shot and that most of us will encounter on an almost daily basis.
Here is a copy of the Table Of Contents to give you a feel for what is included…
Photographing Children – Tips, Tricks And Ideas
Children’s Photography Covers A Lot Of Ground!
The 18/18 Rule!
Keep Your Camera Ready!
Go For An Emotion!
Show Your Creative Intent
Complement Your Subject
Photo Projects To Save Your Camera – And Your Kids!
Finding Your Personal Style
Make Sure Your Photographs Tell A Story!
How To Find The Story
Shoot Like A Sniper!
Pros Of Using Natural Light
Cons Of Using Natural Light
Sunlight Directly Into The Face
Shoot When It Is Overcast
Natural Light Manipulation
Soften The Harsh Shadows Of Direct Light
Make Skin Tones “Pop”
Backdrops In Natural Light
Pros Of Using Available Light
Cons Of Using Available Light
For Best Results
Available Light Manipulation
On Camera Electronic Flash
Pros Of Using Electronic Flash
Here Is A Flash Photography Photo Tip That Will Save You Money – And Get You More Shots!
Freeze The Action
Cons Of Using On Camera Flash
How To Eliminate The Dreaded Red, Green and Blue Eye Effect In Your Photography!
Tips For Using Your On Camera Flash
You NEED Shadows!
Don’t Use Your Flash At Full Power
Pros Of Using Studio Lights
Cons of Using Studio Lights
Studio Strobe Manipulation
Lighting The Portrait
The Shadow In Portrait Photography
The “Short Light” And The “Broad Light” Patterns
The Split Light
The “Loop Lighting” Pattern
The “Rembrandt Light”
The “Butterfly Light” Pattern
The “Fill Light”
The “Lighting Ratios”
The “Background Light”
The “Hair Light”
The “Accent Light”
The “Three Light Set” Using One Light!
Additional Photo Training
Yes, YOU can do the sorts of Children’s Portraits that you thought were only done by the top professionals! Check out this photo training course volume right now and see for yourself!