Create Your Own Crafts Room

Everything should be kept in its place. At least that is how the saying goes. Even your arts and crafts should have a dedicated room to give you easier access to the materials needed, provide you inspiration, and serve as your go-to room whenever you want to complete a new project, similar to that of your husband’s game room, gym, or garage. With this in mind, here are the tips on how you can create a comfortable yet fully functional crafts room:

Proper Storage

Organization and storage are two of the top reasons why people who are gung-ho about crafts build a room for it. For this reason, it is important to get appropriate cabinets, shelves, or boxes. Everything should be neat, orderly, and properly labeled as you do not want to be lost in a room full of buttons, papers, or any other tool and equipments that you use for your projects.

Go Crazy with the Design

Crafts are always colorful, enticing, and eye-catching. This means that its room should be like that too. You do not want a boring and calculated room to put all your crafts materials. It will not give you inspiration, not to mention your crafts buddies will not believe that you are really passionate about it. So get crazy and paint, design, and style the room according to your taste.

Go For Comfort

People who are into crafts know that a single project may take several hours, even months to complete. This means that you will be spending majority of your free time in that crafts room. With that in mind, it is important to get a comfortable sofa or chair where you can do your project without feeling that back or neck ache.

Set-up Your Station

The table is where you sketch, or conceptualize any new project that you have in mind. It should be of the right level, and all the needed materials should be in arms reach so you will not be bothered to move around looking for it. You can also put a bulletin board where can post pictures, notes, and reminders about a present or future project.

For many crafters, or even those who enjoy the art of craft, having a crafts room is a dream come true. If you are ready to make that dream into reality yourself, be sure to follow the aforementioned tips to create a fabulous room for all your crafting needs.

Five Useful Information About Garlic

There is no secret that garlic, in spite its not-so-attractive-odor, is a miniature wonder that nature generously offered us to improve our health and well being, while still having some additional features that may come in handy around the house.

Any medical journal, including the high authority site WebMD, talks about garlic’s medicinal use and benefits lasting from ancient times: from treating cold and coughing to high blood pressure to preventing the risk of colon, stomach or rectal cancer and from preventing tick bites to cure fungal infections, garlic has a lot of medical positive effects on humans, provided we keep in mind the possible side-effects and interactions. But garlic can be used also as home-made cosmetics which usually include face cleansers and hair and skin lotions and medical magazines draw some attention over the beneficial effects of garlic over people’s libidos.

Outside the house, garlic is a very good pest control natural prevention method and treatment, as planted along some types of vegetable and flower crops (tomatoes, cabbage, cane fruits, fruit trees or roses) it helps repel and deter a lot of garden pests, such as the Japanese beetle, aphids, onion flies or ermine moths. But how about indoor, everyday mundane (or sportive) use of garlic? If you don’t suffer from a bad case of vampire infestation, you won’t use the garlic elsewhere but the kitchen.

1. Garlic is a natural glue

If you prepared garlic cloves for cooking and you crushed them, you certainly noticed that your fingers became quite sticky. Garlic juice has gluing properties so if you are in the middle of finishing a paper craft or to fix a paper-made object (like a lampshade for instance) and you ran out of glue, try sticking together the paper pieces with garlic juice. It will hold enough, don’t worry about it.

2. Garlic can repair glass

Also due to its natural gluing feature, garlic juice can prevent glass cracks to expand any further. Of course, we are talking here about hairline cracks, as a broken window will stay a broken window. But if you notice some fine cracks on a wine glass, a window, even your car windshield, rub some crushed garlic cloves on the cracks and make sure you remove any liquid or solid leftovers.

3. Garlic de-ices surfaces

Local authorities probably know that garlic salt de-ices roads or side-walks in the winter, but you should know this too if you want to de-ice some surface. Garlic salt is something good to have around the kitchen, especially when you cook something spicy and special and the good news is you can make it at home from minced garlic and large grain or sea salt, obviously. Keep it stored for exquisite dishes and from de-icing quickly some surfaces.

4. Garlic also cleans surfaces

Now you’re wondering how garlic can clean something if it is used to glue surfaces. Well, that depends on what you add to the garlic, just like in the cooking’s case. So in order to turn a surface clean and disinfected and not sticky, mix in a pulverizing bottle 4 or five very fine minced garlic cloves, white vinegar and lemon oil drops (a few will suffice). Shake and leave the ingredients to exchange information and properties, then spray the mixture on surfaces that need cleaning and disinfecting.

5. Garlic can be used as fish bait

It’s true you shouldn’t go on a first date after eating anything with garlic, aphrodisiac or not, as the only thing you’ll fish will be your lonely sad self, but you can use it if you enjoy the simple and exciting pleasures of fishing. Apparently, bass and trout are big fans of garlic-covered marshmallows, so before you embark the fishing trip, make sure you take along some marshmallows you thoroughly immersed in garlic powder or even minced garlic.