June 8, 2018
Despite how much people love white walls, nobody loves how difficult they are to clean. They’re prone to getting dirty and sometimes seem impossible to clean, especially if there are kids around. There is good news, and that’s how easy cleaning them is once you know what to do. There is, however, a lot you need to know and do before you can begin. And here is how to clean white walls the right way.
1. Remove anything on your white walls and anything around them
Before you start, it’s important to make sure any pictures or shelves are away from the area. You don’t want to get anything on them. The same applies to your furniture. If you can’t move the furniture or you don’t want to, it’s a good idea to place a tarp over it and on the ground as long as it isn’t plastic. Plastic will become slippery when wet.
2. Dust your white walls
It’s important to dust your wall before starting. Wiping the walls with a broom covered with a towel is a good way to do it. Make sure you remove cobwebs or anything else that you see.
3. Find out what they’re painted with
You’ll need different types of cleaning products for different types of paint. Make sure you know what kind of paint is on your walls. If you need to, you can try testing out your cleaner on a small spot on your wall. That way you’re sure it won’t lighten or remove your paint.
4. Clean your white walls
While there are different ways to clean white walls, anyone can do these two methods. If it’s a latex-based paint, make sure you use warm water and a mild all-purpose cleaner. Put a tiny bit into a bucket of warm water and dip a sponge into it. Make sure to not only pass the sponge over the dirty parts but to clean the wall as a whole while you’re at it. Remember to give areas such as doorknobs extra attention since they’re touched so often.
If it’s an oil-based paint, a mixture of dish detergent and vinegar should do the trick. Put a teaspoon of dish detergent into a quart of warm water before adding a quarter cup of vinegar. You can use a rag or a sponge to wipe your walls down.
4. Be careful around outlets
If you’re going to clean your outlets, you should wring your sponge or ragout before going near them. If you absolutely need to clean them, you should first turn off your circuit breaker.
5. Rinse your walls
After your walls are cleaned, you should get a new, clean bucket of water. Dip a clean sponge in it and wipe your walls down. Again, be careful around outlets or other electronics.
6. Using a degreaser
At this point, you might find a few difficult spots left over. If your walls are still dirty, you may need a degreaser for those tougher stains. Whatever degreaser you get, make sure you read the directions carefully. They vary depending on which one you buy. You’ll probably have to rinse the degreaser out after leaving it on the walls for some time.
7. How to keep your white walls clean
Now that know how to clean your white walls, it’s time to keep them that way. Make sure you dust your walls every time you clean them. Make dusting a regular thing to prevent your walls from becoming dirty. Another way to keep them clean is to wipe down your walls after they get wet. This includes wiping down the walls of your bathroom. Since moisture can contribute to problems such as mold, buying a water repellent for your bathroom is a good idea.
May 25, 2018
Successful people are known to be great at practicing tips on time management. Chances are, if you want to be an extremely successful professional in your chosen field, you should also learn how to organize your day effectively.
So now, you’re excited.
You can’t wait to get started and organize your day right away. There’s a tiny problem, though: Where should you start? With all the tips, techniques, and tricks scattered all over the Internet, which tips are really going to be effective and convenient for you to adapt? With all the stress and the expectations during your day, how can you even get started?
The first thing that you should take note of is the definition of time. Simply put, time is an idea that’s relative, depending on how you define it. You may think that one hour spent on writing an article is a luxury, while other writers believe that you would need to spend at least two hours to do so. You may think that fifteen minutes spent on brainstorming your ideas is already enough, while some entrepreneurs even spend three days just to brainstorm. Also, you may believe that spending time with your loved ones should be done every day, while some people simply think it’s a waste of time!
You see, time is subjective. Your concept of time is different from other people’s idea of it. Therefore, everything that you read and learn about time management is irrelevant if you don’t believe that time needs to be managed. If you think that your time is worthless, if you’d rather watch TV all day than work on your personal growth, or if you’d rather spend all day in bed sleeping instead of trying to make a change in your life, organizing your day for success is not the answer. Focus on being inspired and pursuing your passion first.
If you think that your time is valuable, on the other hand, here are five tips to help you organize it successfully:
1. Plan your day the night before.
Before going to sleep, make sure that you’re going to start your day with a purpose. Whip up a journal or a planner and put your action plans for the next day in there.
To give you a guideline, you should have at least four plans for every day: one should be work-related, one should be for a personal activity like an errand, and two should be for accomplishing your life dreams.
2. Schedule for interruptions.
Get frustration out of the picture by setting up time allowances in your plan. If you say that you’re going to write an article from 08:00 to 08:45 and then you’re going to write a blog post from 08:46 to 09:30, you’re just setting yourself up for trouble!
Expect that not everything will go as planned. You will only be able to organize your day successfully if you plan for interruptions.
3. Start your day with accomplishing something big.
When eating a meal, you start eating the food that you don’t like first so that you can focus on enjoying the rest of the meal, right? The same goes for your day. If you have a big thing that you need to accomplish, do it first.
This way, even if you don’t accomplish anything else, you can still say that you did something productive at least.
4. Use a time-tracking application to help you stay on track.
Of course, you can still check on Facebook and Twitter — you just need to plan for it and track your time doing these activities so that you won’t get distracted.
Toggl, SlimTimer, and RescueTime are nice tools to help you get started.
5. Accept the fact that you’re not going to be able to do it all in one day.
You’re not Superman (or are you…?) so you can’t do everything in one day. Instead of working on a big project in one day and cramming it, arrange milestones instead. Don’t get frustrated if you weren’t able to finish everything you’ve planned.
Remember, you still have next time.
We hope that by that time, you’ll be wise enough to practice what you’ve read in this article and organize your day right.