Creative wall treatments, comfy and fashionable furniture, bright colours, and the ever-present family is what makes a house a home. A lively affair such as this one definitely calls for some inspiration to be drawn from the ever-changing trends which I absolutely adore this year. And since the living room is the heart of the home and the spot to gather and unwind, you want to create a space that feels relaxed, but at the same time shows off your awesome style credentials. Now let’s take a look at some of the hottest interior design trends for 2018 that you can easily incorporate in your comfort zone. Read More
Going through a great deal of planning on how to carry out a makeover process with the outdoors, at the same time get the curb appeal and value that would inspire others and moreover, make me feel proud, I’ve had my share of reading about different types of plants.
Wanting to get the much needed privacy, and at the same time lush greenery, I knew I had to implement the beauty of shrubs and what most caught my attention was the variety of pittosporum for sale.
With over 200 species, the pittosporum plant is known as an evergreen shrub, that serves as a screen or hedge based on the types of variety. In other words, it’s ideal for landscaping.
It’s also a plant that doesn’t make it difficult to maintain it, and tend to its needs, so what’s not to love right? Due to being native to parts of Australia, Africa, and Asia, pittosporum can be found under many names, such as Australian laurel, Kaikaro, and Japanese cheesewood among others.
You can expect fast growth, especially when it has the required conditions, in the likes of slightly acidic to neutral acidic soil, that’s also well drained, then kept in full sun spots, regularly watering it all summer and spring, but remembering to let the soil dry out between the watering, and reduce the amount throughout winter.
Since it has the ability to grow fast in containers too, it makes well as an indoor plant too, but you have to mind not to keep it in direct sunlight – indoors the pittosporum for sale prefer partial sun.
Though you may not think of applying fertilisers, slow fertilising and mulching in spring is advisable, because it’s the growth period and these plants need proper nourishment. You can have fun preparing their food even at home using organic material that you can find in your outdoor area, like leaves.
As it grows quickly, it can get up to 4m or even higher, and dense at that, it’s good to start with the pruning early on. The right period to do so is before flowering. Though it’s resilient, it can still get affected by diseases, mostly fungal, something you can easily prevent with the use of fungicide.
Now that I have them at home, I love them even more, so much so I’ve been inspired to use them as gifts for all occasions. I no longer have to think of the perfect gift, the pittosporum is a joy for both the interior and the outdoors.
Even though a surface might appear clean, it can still be contaminated with bacteria and numerous other pathogens. While this may not be something that most homeowners would address, people who run hospitals, food service businesses, schools, etc., where the cleanliness needs to be at the highest level, need to consider investing in high-quality, commercial grade cleaning materials and supplies.
There are several factors that can decrease infection rates, and the main one is improved cleaning and disinfection practices. Proper disinfection with a quality disinfectant can not only reduce infection outbreaks, but curb unnecessary costs and enhance satisfaction among the people in your facility. What distinguishes great cleaning materials and supplies from bad ones are the following things.
The Disinfectant Should Have a Realistic Contact Time
The disinfectant should stay wet and in contact with the pathogens for as long as it’s recommended on its label, and if possibly – a bit longer. However, the problem with most disinfectants is that they dry up before the contact time is up, especially the ones that contain high levels of alcohol, or have long contact times. Many members of the cleaning and maintenance staff in facilities does not reapply the disinfectant, which means that not all surfaces are adequately disinfected. That being said, your best bet is to look for disinfectants with shorter contact times.
The Disinfectant Shouldn’t Harm Assets
Facility equipment and furnishings can be expensive to replace or even repair. Some disinfectants can be harmful to some types of surfaces, or shorten their useful lifespan. For that reason, it’s important to thoroughly read the contents of the disinfectant you’re buying to see whether it’s compatible with the surfaces you intend on cleaning with it in order to reduce unnecessary costs and damage.
Is It Compatible With Other Cleaning Tools?
Some cleaning tools can impair the effectiveness of disinfectants. Some microfiber and cotton cleaning tools can absorb quaternary ammonium compound-based disinfectants, which basically prevents their release onto the surface. So when using a disinfectant, make sure it’s compatible with your existing cleaning tools, or you’ll have to buy new tools that don’t reduce the disinfectant’s efficiency.
It Should Be Safe and Pleasant
Some disinfectants can be irritating to the skin, eyes or respiratory tracts, have a strong odor, and may require the use of PPE (personal protective equipment). This may result in the cleaning and maintenance staff minimizing the use of the product, thus compromising its results. For that reason, you should look for a disinfectant that’s pleasant and safe for people to use, so that its use is encouraged and worker injuries are reduced.
Although not apparent, where you work has a great influence on the quality of your work. Yes, the work environment is more important than we give it credit. There’s a simple example we can use to explain it: how much work do you think you’d be capable of finishing when you find yourself surrounded by clutter in the office?
The answer: not much! Even if you do get to finish all the tasks, it would take you longer than finding yourself in an organised space. Not only this, but also your mood would be impacted. So now that we’ve established this importance, it’s time to talk about what can be done to make the office a productive environment. Where can one start if not from the choice of furniture for office?
The vast options don’t make it an easy purchase, however, you can’t go wrong by letting quality and functionality be your guide. Knowing the essence of ergonomics nowadays, you have to choose ergonomic furniture to ensure your employees’ health and well-being, having in mind aches and pains due to the sitting discomfort are the most likely to increase sick leaves.
Choosing ergonomics of furniture for office means choosing ingenious workstations, whether sit stand, open plan, hot desks, height adjustable, corner, or executive desks, as for chairs, depending on the area of the office, choose according to the time they will be used for. Ergonomics don’t just rid you off discomfort, and relieve aches and pains, but also save you the bother of frequent adjusting chairs and desks, the concentration thieves.
There’s always the worry this kind of purchase is going to break your bank, yet some suppliers have convenient cost-efficient package deals, and moreover they can carry out space planning designing the ideal layout that would work best for your office. Along with the right pick of furniture pieces, in terms of comfort, you also have to think of the aspect of organisation.
As mentioned, clutter and office aren’t a good combination, so you have to ensure you have plenty of storage, meaning getting desks with plenty of drawers, learn the art of organising, separating paperwork in confidential and the rest, as well as count on the help of accessories that are designed to save space, like the handy monitor arms. It’s needless to say they are just as handy with letting you have control of the monitor’s adjustment, the way you can avoid straining your neck and eyes.
Over the last few years, the nature of work has been constantly evolving and many of us find themselves spending more time in front of our computers. Consequently, in this new normal, the environment that we work in has a great importance, as we want to be inspired and feel more comfortable. And although we may not have free rein when it comes to designing our work cubicle at the office, when it comes to designing a home office, all bets are off. So if you are fortunate enough to work from home, you are in charge of your work space’s design and style.
Ah, the timeless question: what to wear to a formal event? If you’re a woman, formal wear usually involves a certain type of a dress or skirt, either floor or mid-length. But what if it’s a particularly chilly winter evening? Or, the idea of putting on a formal dress is just not appealing for you? Can a pant suit be an acceptable outfit to wear to a formal occasion? If you ask me, totally! And in some cases, pants can even be a much better choice than a dress. Check out some reasons why the pantsuit is the new elegant dress! Read More
I might be brave enough to leave electricity and the internet behind and venture into nature, but when it comes to camping, there are certain perks I refuse to go without. One of them is quenching my thirst with an ice-cold beer after a day of hiking. That’s why for years now, my small cool bag has been a permanent part of my camping list. If you too can’t imagine a picnic, camping, beach or boating trip without fresh food and cold drinks, you’re probably looking to get one yourself. In that case, these are the things you need to consider in order to make the best pick.