Wednesday, May 4, 2016

How to Speed Through Household Cleaning Tasks

April 26, 2016 by  
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Whether you’re pressed for time before dinner guests arrive or simply overwhelmed with the amount of items on your to-do list, just about everyone could use some help when it comes to cleaning. Here are a few smart ways to help you speed through household cleaning tasks.

  • Work in a circle. Instead of attacking things in each room at random, make a plan to work in a circle. In the kitchen, that might mean wiping down the refrigerator and tossing out expired foods, giving the stove a good scrub, wiping down counter and tabletops, then loading the dishwasher last.
  • Start with the worst first. If you dread cleaning the bathroom or tidying up the bedroom, start with that room first. By getting the hardest part out of the way when you have the most energy, you’ll speed through the rest of your chores.
  • Take inventory while cleaning. If you notice that something doesn’t need to be cleaned, such as the already-spotless windows, then eliminate it from the list to save time. Unless it’s something requiring sanitization, like the toilet, there’s no shame in leaving it be.
  • Do a final sweep. Once you’re done with the major cleaning tasks, give your home a final sweep, putting everything in its right place and creating an organized look.

Speed Cleaning [The Inspired Room]
30 Quick and Easy Cleaning Tips [Woman’s Day]
9 Tips For Speed Cleaning [About Home]
Clean Your Home in Less than 20 Minutes [SheKnows]

Kid-friendly Cinco De Mayo Sippers

April 21, 2016 by  
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Check out the kid-friendly Cinco De Mayo sippers for Park La Brea!

http://www.parents.com/recipes/holidays/specialoccasions/cinco-de-mayo/#page=3

Sand Castle Cake

April 21, 2016 by  
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Click here to check out this short video on how to make a sand castle cake for Park La Brea!

Farewell Kobe!

April 15, 2016 by  
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Farewell Kobe! Thank you for your 20 years.

Frame Wall

April 13, 2016 by  
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Adding a frame wall in my garden unit here at Park La Brea. Check out the pictures attached! Cool look for any apartment at Park La Brea.

Try this Trick to Clean Your Oven Without Really Trying!

April 12, 2016 by  
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Click here to learn more about cleaning your oven without really trying!

How to Keep Leafy Greens Fresher Longer

April 12, 2016 by  
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Don’t you just hate it when you attempt to buy a healthy batch of vegetables at the grocery store, only to have them go bad before you can even eat them? By using these simple tips, you can learn how to prolong the lifespan of your veggies and keep your greens fresher for longer.

  • Don’t leave leafy greens on the counter. While many types of produce (such as apples and potatoes) are okay when left out in the kitchen, leafy greens are much delicate and require cooler temperatures for safekeeping.
  • Wash them. As soon as you get your greens home, wash them with an all-natural vegetable cleanser and dry with a salad spinner to remove any chemicals, dirt, or pests.
  • Remove bad leaves. If you notice any brown spots on your greens, carefully remove them to prevent them from spoiling the whole bunch.
  • Don’t store them on a shelf in the refrigerator. Because everything in your refrigerator is not created equally, greens cannot by stored in the same way as, say, Chinese food leftovers. Instead, place them in the designated crisper drawer.
  • Plan how you’ll eat them. To prolong their lifespan further, plan to eat fresh salads using greens first and sauté or stir fry them once they near their wilted phases.

Leafy Greens [FreshDirect.com]
How to Store Leafy Greens in the Fridge [The Sprouting Seed]
How to Store Your Leafy Greens to Make Them Last Longer [Eat Local 365]

Agave Americana

March 28, 2016 by  
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These beautiful plants (that look like a giant pineapple) are called Agave Americana. Interestingly, once it starts to bloom they may take a year or more to finish. After the bloom, with shoots going as high as 30’, baby plants show up at the base. Eventually the mom will die but there will be a lot of babies in its place. Just some great interesting landscape facts from Park La Brea.

 


Color Changing Carnations DIY

March 28, 2016 by  
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Click here to see how to make color changing carnations.

Build a Family of Flying Birds!

March 28, 2016 by  
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Click here to see how to build a family of Flying Birds.

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