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A DIY Way to Renovate Your Old Bicycle

Renovating an old bicycle is a perfect DIY project. It is useful, it saves money and it is as fun as it gets. The entire bicycle is mechanic with no electrical parts which means that it can easily be tackled by a layperson. If you are interested in refurbishing your old bicycle, here is what you can do. How much work will it require? Start your renovation process by assessing the damage  done to the bicycle over the years. A good thing about a bicycle is that you can easily put it apart. When you start renovating, it is very helpful to make sure that at least the frame is still in a good shape. Otherwise, this project is not a renovation, but assembling a whole new bike. If you are purposely purchasing a vintage bike, check the frame first and make sure that it is not broken, and if possible, not too corroded. However, even with some cracks, it is still not the end of the world. What you will surely need are new tubes and tires, as well as a comfortable seat. As with many ot

Move Like a Pro With These Moving Hacks

While moving into a new home can be an exciting experience, the actual "moving" part can be a drag. While many people hire professional movers they can get expensive and can require a lot of oversight. What if you knew their tips and trick of the trade yourself? These moving hacks from our friends at Simply Self Storage will help you move like a pro. They cover 50 of the best moving tips, tricks and hacks to help you pack and move efficiently. Here are some of the best ones: Moving Tips for Your Kitchen Use plastic wrap to keep utensils in their organizer. It makes unpacking super fast! Fill a pot with spices when you are packing. It saves space and makes it easier to transport them. Wrap your stemware and glasses in clean socks to keep them from cracking. Moving Tips for Your Bedroom Use wine box dividers to keep shoes organized while moving! Slide clothing on hangers directly into garbage bags, then secure them with the ties. It will ke

Starting a small business? What you should know!

I began a new business venture recently and I have learned some new tricks and hints that I figured I should share. There are a million and one different sites that will take you through the entire cycle of the "legal stuff" that is super boring but very necessary for starting your new venture. But what about the stuff they don't tell you? Like market research, pricing, budget, gaining clients, etc. I have found some fun techniques that will save you time and money when getting started. Research I have a sweet tooth like you would not believe. I have been a sugar addict ever since I could talk and it has followed me straight through to adulthood. So why is this important? Because I researched how big the market is for other sugar addicts and it is phenomenal. People love sweets and treats and they make people happy! I researched how much is spent each year on confections and how much people enjoy hosting parties with unique treats and tasty favors and once again the n

The Educational Benefits Of Hatching Ducks

Many teachers are bringing incubators into the classroom to give the children they teach an excellent hands-on educational opportunity. Taking care of an egg all the way through the hatching and early life of the duck is a wonderful way to learn important life skills and natural science. Of course, it is also very fun! Learning about the different changes a baby animal goes through and being able to see it happen is quite amazing. Children learn about: Lifecycles Nutrition Circulatory system Data measurement, collection, and analysis Biological Concepts Develop a deeper understanding of the life sciences  I have been doing duck hatches with my daycare for over 5 years now and each year we learn something new. We get to bond with these adorable animals and then they get to go and live long happy lives at local farms. The duck breed I hatch is called a Welsh Harlequin. To learn more and to see our ducklings check out our Facebook page! Did you know that you can see

Tips to help protect your home on social media this March Break

With March Break around the corner, Weiser is sharing six easy tips to protect yourself and your home on social media. “Social media has almost completely erased any notion of privacy. This March Break, when folks go on vacation, it will not only be the five people in their office who know about it – it’s their entire Twitter following.” says Steve Kolobaric of Weiser, one of Canada’s most trusted lockset manufacturers. “People often forget that a simple status update about their trip can act as a feeding frenzy for thieves, and can actually create a vulnerable and dangerous situation for their home, belongings, and also any family that they may leave behind.” Check out these simple tips for protecting your home on social media this March Break: 1.      Don’t update any statuses or tweet the dates that you are going to be away. Also, be sure to utilize the privacy settings on social media sites to ensure that strangers don’t see anything you don't intend

Win $10,000 on Monday playing Swag IQ!

On Monday, February 26th, Swagbucks is putting up over $10,000 that you can win playing fun trivia games! SwagIQ (available for iPhone and. Android) is a live, multiplayer trivia game show you play from your phone! Each weekday, Swag IQ broadcasts a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. If you don't have a Swagbucks account, you can sign up for one here and then download the app ! In celebration of Swagbucks's 10th Birthday, they're going to broadcast 4 shows throughout the day and give away at least $10,000! It will likely be more since the more people who sign-up via SwagIQ prior to each game, the bigger the grand prize!  1st Game Show: 1:00 PM Eastern Time/10:00 AM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $1500.  2nd Game Show: 4:00 PM Eastern Time/1:00 PM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $2000.  3rd Game Show: 7:00 PM Eastern Time/4:00 PM Pacific Time. Gran

Kitchen queens: simple tips for moms to master the home’s most important room

It may seem like a big statement to suggest that the kitchen is the most significant room in your home. But it is a place where you prepare (and potentially eat) meals, complete various cleaning duties, and generally spend many hours. Furthermore, it’s one of the few spaces that will be utilized by every member of the household.      As such, a happy kitchen provides the foundations for a happy home. Consequently, getting more out of this crucial part of the home should be top of your homemaking agenda for the weeks and months ahead. Here’s how to become queen of the kitchen with minimal fuss. Credit:   Safety First   Safety should be the priority in all parts of the home. However, this is especially pertinent in the modern kitchen as it is a room that holds many potential dangers. First and foremost, you need to install smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Frankly, it’s not an exaggeration to say that this could potentially be a matter of life and death.