Archive for January, 2016

Change Your Garage And Change Your Life, Maybe

January 31st, 2016 No comments

Every time you go to your garage to you tell yourself that one of these days you
are going to do something about the eyesore that it has become? On the other,
maybe you are the kind of person WHO thinks there is no reason to give a garage
a facelift. It is only a garage! But what is the point of having a nice home if
the garage is a dump? What is the point of having a garage if you cannot even
park your car inside? A garage that is attractive and organized not only is a
pleasure to stay in but also adds value to our home.

START your garages facelift by taking a LOOK at the garage doors. A garage
usually takes up a significant portion of the front of the house. What is the
point of having a great design for your house but having only generic garage

Nowadays it is EASY to find the garage door that can be incorporated to match
the design of your house. For example, you could choose carriage-style doors
which LOOK like they open like old-fashioned doors in carriage houses, but they
open like normal garage doors.

You could choose wood carriage doors which are carriage doors are reminiscent of
the horse-drawn carriage days and they are very popular. You need not go as far
as to custom order garage doors because you can find many appealing garage doors
at most home improvement stores.

After taking care of the doors you can move on to the floor. In addition to the
doors, the floor of a garage gives style and can be integrated into the overall aesthetics of your house. Concrete floors serve the purpose of flooring but do
not LOOK good, even if you paint it, the floor will LOOK bare. You could try interlocking garage floor tiles that come in multiple colors and patterns. They
are made of polypropylene and are EASY to install and clean. Another interesting
and practical flooring choice is the coin shaped G-flooring.

The BEST TYPE of garage floor is made of specially formulated polyvinyl, this
special material for flooring conceals cracks and protects the floor from
getting stained. This flooring protects the floor from accidental spills: oil,
battery acid, grease and any other dirt that gets into your garage.

Not only is a garage for parking your car, it can also be used as a work shop.
Here are some ideas you can use to turn your garage in a perfect workshop:

1) Create your own workbench from an old door, a couple of sawhorses and scrap

2) Mount a pegboard on the wall to STORE your tools. Make sure that you mount
it above your workbench. Strategically place pegs to arrangethe TYPE of tools
you will be placing on the board. After hanging your tools, trace around them
with a marker so you will know where each one goes.

3) Use old jars for holding nails, nuts, bolts and screws.

4) Make a storage box for your rags because as they tend to accumulate in the
working area.

5) Use a small tackle box for transporting items such as screws and nails as
you move around the shop.

The garage is a very important PART of your house. It is not only the room where
you keep your car but it can be used also as a storeroom, a laundry, a workshop
or even as a home office. Garages are an integral PART of the house, adding to
the value and providing a space where you can be comfortable. Take care of your
garage so it can take care of you.

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Motorcycling Safety Tips

January 31st, 2016 No comments

Motorcycling is a FUN outdoor activity. Aside from it being an outdoor activity, motorcycling is now also becoming popular means transportation worldwide. With the vast growth of motorcycle riders, accidents related to motorcycle is also increasing. To keep you warned and help your keep yourself safe while driving, we have collection some EASY to follow TIPS for all you motorcycle riders out there.

* For those novice cyclers, it is of big help for them to attend a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course to keep the reminded of the safety measures that should be kept in mind.
* Beginners are also discouraged to drive in a highly populated area. If living in a populated area, one is advised to drive at a time when the traffic is low. It is more advisable for them to ride on their neighborhood streets or on a vacant parking lot.
* Black is cool for a motorcycle, but is less visible at night and will become one of the reasons fro accident. If you chose to purchase a black motorcycle, make sure that you have bright lights for maximum visibility.
* Aside from the riding pants, jackets, boots, gloves, and helmet, the use of a motorcycle hearing protection is perfect to keep your ears FREE from damaged caused by those noise created by air turbulence when riding.
* Beginners are also discouraged to carry passengers when riding. It will take a lot of experience FIRST before they can safely carry a passenger.

When having a long ride, fatigue normally takes place, which is not safe when riding. However, this unwanted situation can be prevented if you will take some of the few simple STEPS listed below.

* Having enough sleep or rest in between rides is the BEST thing to do to keep an alert mind and body while riding. EVERYONE is discouraged to use alcohol as a sleeping aid, for it will reduce both the quality and quantity of sleep.
* Exposing your body to wind sun longer will easily dehydrates and fatigues you. Wearing a vented or mesh jacket and a helmet will reduce the amount of wind and heat to go through directly to your body and will eventually reduce the fatiguing effect they bring.
* Before leaving for a long ride, it is important to make sure that your windshield or sunglasses is on its perfect fit to keep your vision clear.
* Drinking a caffeinated drink or cola may help you boost your alertness. However, one should take note that these drinks will never replace adequate rest.
* Having good habits also plays an important role in keeping your mind and body being at its BEST before riding. A well-Balanced Diet and exercise is a good thing that every cyclist should do to get himself or herself ready to fight fatigue for a safer long ride.

Motorcycling is FUN and exciting, but the excitement and FUN can be eliminated if one is riding without considering any of the safety measures mentioned above.

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