Locked Antique Steamer? Five Possible Solutions to Consider


If you've bought an old steamer trunk, it may have a lock. That can be frustrating, especially if it's engaged and you want to open the trunk. Luckily, there are a few options you can try. Take a look at these ideas: 1. Explore antique trunk replacement keys. Your antique trunk may be rare now, but when it was first released, it may have been one of hundreds of trunks. If this is true, you are in luck, as it means your lock and its key was likely mass produced.

2 June 2016

The Beast Inside The Beauty: The Feral Pigeon


The question as to whether beauty is a subjective quality or it is objective often attracts varied responses. However, a large number of people (both objective and subjective-minded) would agree that the pigeon is a beautiful creature. From this point of view, it would seem that having a family or two of pigeons on the residential ledge or within the attic is not such a bad idea. This article answers a few questions about the feral pigeon in a bid to negate the above-mentioned notion.

13 May 2016

Practical Tips to Ease the Transition Into a Smaller Home


Living in a huge house all by yourselves once the children are gone is impractical, especially if you have no reason to hold onto the place (e.g. if it was rented or the children don't want to live there in the future). While sentiment can keep you locked in a big house longer than is necessary, you'll soon find that the maintenance and upkeep of a family home when you're left alone isn't worth the stress.

26 April 2016

4 Response Actions You Can Consider During an Asbestos Exposure Emergency

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Some new facilities managers may not know what steps they can take in case asbestos containing materials (ACM) are damaged and there is a risk that building occupants may be exposed to those fibres. This article discusses four actions that you can include in your asbestos management plan so that you are prepared for any asbestos exposure emergency in the facility. Operations and Maintenance Actions Operations and maintenance (O&M) actions should be aimed at cleaning up any asbestos fibres that have been released from ACM.

8 March 2016

Three Treatment Methods for Common Textile Pests


 The common textile pests in households include moths and carpet beetle species. They feed on keratin, which is found in clothing and other fabrics made from animal products. Keratin is a naturally-occurring protein found in wool, leather, silk material, bird feathers and even mohair. Textile pests are highly destructive because they will feed on upholstery, your clothes, the carpets and other fabric-based home products. If your home is infested, you will find evidence of the damage in the mentioned items.

13 October 2015

Tips for Newbies Investing In Real Estate

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The real estate market is considered a solid investment because the properties appreciate in value. However, opting to invest in this market does not simply mean jumping right in by buying a property. To become successful, you would have to ensure you know what you are doing while investing. Here are some tips for newbies looking to invest in real estate: Consider various strategies The most common strategy that newbies will opt for would be buying a rental property.

18 August 2015

3 Major Reasons Why You Need an Executive Office

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An executive office usually refers to an office inside a suite, rather than a suite itself. The office may include access to a shared conference room and kitchen and other such areas. Depending on the lease offered, it may also include a receptionist to answer phones and greet visitors and even signage at the front of the building. Rather than renting a full office suite or building for yourself, you might consider why it's better to choose an executive office no matter your career or industry.

31 July 2015