So it’s been a crazy work day out there and I’d love to keep myself snug and comfy when I get home. Ready a nice cup of my favorite sip, and lounge. As I get inside let me just lean on the wall for a bit while I take my shoes off– wait, why are my walls all wet? Ack! It’s even got some molds?! And where’s that smell coming from?!
KEEP YOUR HOME DRY AND COMFY
Sometimes it’s not just the heat and the harsh winds that need to be kept out of your home. Moisture is a problem to most households and it produces multiple ways of ruining your home’s warm and comfortable feel. You’re supposed to be safe, relaxed, and secure in your home. This is why a waterproofed home or waterproofing your house deserves importance.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT’S NOT WATERPROOFED?
Here are a few things that might occur if you don’t have a waterproofed house or your waterproofing is improperly done:
• Moisture and Wetness seep through – When a home is properly waterproofed, you can assure that your walls stay dry as they are supposed to be. Do you know that feeling of a window getting wet on both sides because of a cold day outside? That will also happen to walls when it’s not waterproofed.
• Molds and Algae will grow in places you don’t want – Because there’s a steady supply of water and moisture, that’s going to be a favorite place for algae and molds to cultivate themselves. Imagine your walls lined with that icky green-brown stuff, you’d be embarrassed as much as you’re grossed out!
• Your home’s structural Integrity will get compromised – Internal moisture can accumulate inside your walls, this is very dangerous as depending upon the material used, water can slowly erode the inside structures and in worse cases bring down the whole building on your heads!
ALWAYS REMEMBER WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
Waterproofing is an essential process that ensures the safety and comfort of a home. Always remember you won’t have regret when you’re not wet! Special thanks to http://ttwaterproofing.co.za for the information.
Long distance moving can prove a hassle if you do it yourself. Even with a help from a friend, you will still face the challenge of packing and putting into place all of your belongings. Sure some of your furniture may be able to handle a long trip from Johannesburg to East London, but are you sure the fragile (and sometimes expensive) others face the stress, too?
Handling your stuff, especially the valuables
Proper packaging is the key to a successful moving trip. A trick mastered by all moving companies to keep everything in place, secure and protected to ensure safety all throughout a long and bumpy ride. Even a 13-hour drive from Polokwane to Port Elizabeth won’t pose a problem if movers handle the boxing well.
Boxes are a mover’s best friend
Nope, neither the underwear nor the sportsmen, though it does sound funny when we say it, boxers are indeed a mover’s best friend. Companies love that customizable cardboard box to the point that their smell accompanies moving company employees!
Cardboard boxes are what they rely upon to package stuff to be moved. Did you know there are different kinds of boxes for every kind of object to be moved? Check out the kinds of boxes used by almost all kinds of moving company that exists:
Kinds of boxes
• Bookworm or Book Box – This is the smallest of the boxes, but don’t underestimate its size! These are often used to carry heavy books and small belongings. Popularized by being able to carry a bookshelf’s worth of books hence the name.
• Multi-Purpose or All-Purpose box – Slightly larger than the bookworm, the Multipurpose box is used to store all kinds of medium-sized objects, such as toys, appliances, small furniture, etc.
• Large box – For the big guns. We have the big boxes! Large boxes can carry stuff like refrigerators and washing machines.
• Custom boxes – These usually are made to suit a certain type of object to be moved that won’t fit in either of the boxes.
• Wardrobe box – A box with a pole for hangers! This assures clothes or curtains remain prim and proper after the journey! Credit: Active Transport Removals
There’s this new trend for beginners and veterans alike when going out kayaking! Sure some hardcore and old-school extremists prefer a traditional kayak for their adventures, but when you’re that modern kayaker that wants a cool and comfortable experience, then the sit on top kayak seats are for you!
What’s a sit on top kayak?
This variation of a kayak removes the need for you to insert half of your body inside the vessel. When it was once required you only expose your upper body while the rest is cramped inside the kayak, with a sit on top kayak seat, you can ride your boat minus the uncomfortable hassle!
Imagine a kayak that has no hole, and instead, the seat is modified so it doesn’t cover anything, providing more leg room and adding space for everything else.
Why was it developed?
• There was a need to adjust to demands of creating kayaks for people with larger body sizes as the traditional sit-inside kayaks cannot accommodate these kinds of builds. Hence, the need for a kayak without much restriction was called for.
• It also poses a much safer design. A traditional kayak needed special training to get out of and was dangerously hard to escape when it turns over and leaves the person underwater. With higher mobility and a better mechanism for getting out during emergencies, this solved quite a lot of problems. This also favors beginners and is easier to manipulate.
• Comfort was a bit of a competition. Whether people wanted a relaxing ride or an exciting one, the seat was an issue as it needed proper support and comfort. Using sit on top kayaks proved to be favored as with the customizable seats, more room, and safer design increased satisfaction tremendously.
• They also discovered that this particular work of a kayak needed fewer materials and was inexpensive to manufacture compared to the other kind of kayak.
If you find that traditional kayaks give you a hard time, then trying out a sit on top kayak might make you feel better! We also suggest using one if you’re a first timer!
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO?
Ah, it’s the weekends and I’m aching to do something just to keep myself entertained, maybe get a few calories out, relax my mind, and do some stress-busting.
It has been a while since I’ve tried something new, and the heck with some free time before the next work day starts, I’m guessing starting something my friend suggested wouldn’t hurt. So I took out my mobile, did my research, set-up my garage and tools – and surprisingly, before I knew it, I was addicted to this new thing called Woodworking!
WHAT WOODWORKING IS
Just what is this “woodworking” you speak of?
Woodworking as properly named is literally anything that has to do with working on wood. Things like carving wood sculptures, making wooden furniture or cabinets, fixing wooden roof or floors, and even creating a classical wooden carriage (if that’s your thing) are examples of woodwork.
As early as before writing was invented and before history could trace anything – woodworking was claimed to have already been invented and applied. The man has made use of wood, an abundant resource material provided by nature, to the best of its usefulness, from tools to shelter to vehicles and even for aesthetic and decorative purposes!
WHY TRY IT?
There are multiple reasons for you to try it!
• Woodworking can help you with repairs around the house
• It may be income-generating
• It will help relieve stress by taking your mind off your worries
• It helps you get some much-needed exercise
• develops your artistic side and boosts your imagination
• improves hand-eye coordination, sharpens skills, and strengthens your body
• Is fun and exciting
• can improve you home decors and look
• can give you what you specifically need
• may be a cheaper alternative to things bought in the store
• Is impressive and you can boast about it to your friends and family! (Okay this last part is just about me, but that’s why I love it so much!)
Woodworking is diverse and covers a lot of things! I have never regretted trying it, and I suggest the same to you! Credit: Miter Saw Corner
TIPS! Your work quality can be effected by how high your workbench is. To find the best height, measure the distance from the floor to your waistline.
You may think doing woodwork with a best rated miter saw is a dark, difficult art, beyond mere mortals like yourself. If you know what you are doing, you can make something from wood. You just have to invest the time and effort into your project. This article will set you on the road to learning all you need to know about woodworking.
TIPS! Always select the correct wood for your project. When thinking of work with wood, there are some pieces of wood that aren’t able to handle the stress other woods can.
Safety is crucial when it comes to woodworking. Wear safety equipment and always use tools the correct way. Don’t take the guards off the tools you have as they were put there for your protection. You could get hurt if you do this.
TIPS! When using stains, a great product choice is gel. Liquid stains tend to run when they are applied, while gel stains stick to the lumber better.
Try using a stair gauge as a crosscut guide. Clamp these gauges to the carpenter’s square you have and be sure they’re matching up to the stair jack’s run and rise. Then put a mark on the notches. Putting them on the carpenter’s square tongue makes for a great guide for a circular saw.
TIPS! If you rent a tool, ask for a tutorial on how to use the tool. Specialists will often be able to teach you about the tool.
When using stains or finishes, be sure to stir them, rather than shake them. Some of the ingredients tend to settle as time goes on. Shaking can cause bubbling and prevent it from mixing well. Stir until the solution is even so that you get the best results.
TIPS! When doing woodworking with laminate, a good method of trimming the material is by using a pair of tin snips. These make cutting laminate much easier.
Make sure that you use the appropriate wood during your project. Different types of wood handle stress in differing degrees. If you don’t know how each wood type reacts to what you’re trying to do, spend a bit of time learning about it.