It’s difficult to come to terms with the fact that summer’s over when lately we’ve had record-breaking temperatures nationwide. As we ease into autumn, it’s important to prepare yourself for the colder weather and transition to the drastic change of season. Aside from cleaning out clutter and swapping out your wardrobe, here are some tips on what to do around your home to prepare for the fall and winter months.
I was doing laundry and folding my clothes last night when I realized that I’m a terrible folder. I don’t have a set way I fold my shirts or pants, and my clothes always bunch and get wrinkled after they’ve been put away. I decided to research some easy and unique ways to fold your clothing, and here they are!
1. Japanese T-Shirt Folding
A Japanese television show covered an amazing way to fold T-shirts that went viral a few years ago. People were so amazed at how easy and clean the folds look! Many videos have been made explaining this style in English, but here was the best one I found:
A mini fridge is a necessity for students going away to school. They’re a convenient way to store snacks and drinks while saving on trips to the grocery store… but do you know how to take care of one? Sure, a mini fridge might cost less than the textbooks you need for a semester, but you need to protect your investment. Here are some tips to make sure you get the most out of your fridge so you have it for your entire school career and beyond.
How To Pack & Move Your Mini Fridge: Keep It Upright!
Step one is getting your fridge into your dorm, right? The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep the fridge upright at all times. Laying your mini fridge horizontally could cause problems with the mechanics that keep your fridge cold when you plug it in. Should you really need to lay it down any other way, try to lay it flat on its back or tilted for as short a time as possible. When you are able to stand it upright, wait 24 hours before plugging it in to allow the system to re-correct itself should anything have shifted during transport.
Have you noticed recently that your dryer is just not drying your clothing as quickly as it used to? It may not mean that you need a brand new unit, but just need to give your current model a tune-up. You should inspect your dryer once a year to make sure everything is running efficiently! This could save you money over time.
Note: To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug the dryer from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
Clean the Lint Trap
As you probably already know, the lint trap at the front of your machine should be cleaned after each use. You should also wash the filter with warmy soapy water every once in a while.
The image to the right is a screenshot from news12.com today, showing that temperatures will get up to a sweltering 93 degrees today here on Long Island. This is one of the hottest days we’ve had this year during our unusual warm weather spell, but it leaves us thinking… just how hot is the summer going to be if temperatures are like this so soon?
May is a great month to invest some time into spring cleaning. Your refrigerator, with its expired condiments, corner grime and dusty condenser coils, should be one of your first candidates for cleaning. Here are some step-by-step instructions on making your fridge look and perform like new, and tips on how to keep it that way year round.
You’ll need to block out anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half of your day in order to really clean out your appliance. Scrubbing down your fridge right before you go to the grocery store is the perfect time, as it will have the least amount of contents in it. Because your refrigerator will be open while you are cleaning, you’ll want to power it down and conserve energy. Loosen the bulb in your fridge until it goes out. Then, set the temperature dial to “off” and unplug it.
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So, you have a point-and-shoot digital camera and like to take pictures while you’re out on the town, at family functions, and on vacation, right? I’m sure you’ve seen, either on your camera’s dial or in the menu system, a range of photo-taking modes. Do you know what each mode does? Do you use them? If not, you may want to explore these features to get the most out of your digital camera. Here are some automatic settings you’d usually find on your camera and how best to use them.
This should be the mode you’ve been using if you haven’t fully explored your other options yet. Automatic mode is just that—automatic. It determines the best focus, flash, white balance, etc. based on the environment lighting. This is generally acceptable in most situations, but your camera misses some key points of information in this mode. Are you taking pictures of a sporting event with fast movement? Are you taking pictures of fireworks? These specialized situations are when other modes come in handy the most.
Our customers always ask us questions about processors when choosing their computer models. A processor is an integral part of your system and is one of the things you should really invest in when choosing a new computer. This guide will help you understand computer processors, learn how to choose one, and give recommendations for your computer usage.