Here’s How To Make Your Shoes Look Swanky

Women love buying shoes for no reason at all and they end up having many pairs that they don’t wear. Instead of having loads of shoes that you can’t wear maybe because they look to plain and boring, don’t throw them out yet I have a solution for you.

The solution is to make your old shoes look new, better, swanky and just maybe you can resell them for a better price. Did I mention that this tutorials are for nearly all types of shoes? because it is.

All you need is studs, glue, glitter, fabric, lace, string, spray paint, tape, ropes, Pins, earrings, beads and anything you may want. Before you brush me off, just take a moment and read through this article and see what the  above mentioned things have to do with revamping old shoes.

Flats – A pair of old or plain flats can get a new lease of life simply by adding a piece of jewellery on it. If the shoe is made of fabric you can use a broach to give it a new look or you can also use stick on earrings for the same purpose for shoes made out of leather or suede.

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 Heels – You can use glue and glitter, studs or beads to create a new look for the shoe. Apply the glue then spread the glitter around an area of the shoe that you prefer say the bottom of the heel or at the tip- toe. You can also poke holes all round and use a coloured string all round. You can also use bling to make your shoe look more appealing. Adding a bracelet or necklace will give it a much needed effect.

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Rubber shoes – Depending on what look you want, you can use studs,strings, glitter , crayon, permanent markers etc to revamp a plain pair of sneakers/ rubber shoes. For plain shoes you can use permanent coloured markers to change the way they look. You ma also use glue and glitters, or studs to give it a new life.

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Sandals – From fabrics, studs, to jewelry  making sandals funky has never been so easy.

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D.I.Y tricks to ease your laundry burden

For most of us doing laundry can be  a hard task especially when it comes to washing clothes for children or washing stained fabrics.

Sometimes it takes a while  for the stain to come off because of the lack of knowledge.

Here are simple Do It Yourself laundry tricks.

Blood Stain – You can soak the cloth in cold water for atleast 20 minutes then wash as normal. Rinse stain with cold water. Rub a bar of soap onto the stain. Work soap into stain vigorously, and rinse again with cold water. Launder as usual or lay out to dry if stain is completely gone. Or you can use meat tenderizer. You mix it with water into a paste and rub it on the stain, let it stay on a while then scrub and rinse off.

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Ink stain – Lay the garment on a clean rag or piece of paper towel. Blot stain with alcohol eg. Vodka or use rubbing alcohol. This will transfer the stain to the rag or towel. Continue blotting with alcohol until stain is very faint. Rinse and wash as usual.

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Alcohol stain -Rinse the alcohol stain from the clothing with cold water or use a cloth dipped in soap and water to dab the stain. Use a liquid detergent and rub gently into the alcohol stain. Allow the detergent to sit on the alcohol stain for at least 5 minutes. Rinse the alcohol stain thoroughly. Wash according to the clothing directions.

If the stain still remains, soak in cold water with a liquid laundry detergent for 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. If traces of the alcohol stain remain, apply a stain remover stick, gel, or spray and let stand for 5 minutes. When the alcohol stain is gone, wash according to clothing directions.

Food oil stain – Sprinkle powder on the stain and let it settle to absorb the oil for about 30 minutes then dust off. Or You may soak the fabric in hot water to remove the oil then clean as normal.

Mud stain – Let the mud dry thoroughly to prevent smearing. Do not attempt to wipe off the mud. It will only smear the stain onto more of the clothing.Rub liquid detergent into the stain and allow to soak for 15 minutes or until the stain no longer remains. Lightly rub the stained area between your fingers every 3-5 minutes to help loosen the stained area.

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How to get rid of that foul smell from your kitchen sink

Your kitchen seems smelly, so you take out the trash. You close the fridge. You spray air freshener, and you bake some cookies. But nothing improves.

Ever thought to peek down your sink?

The kitchen sink’s garbage disposal chops up food and washes away crumbs, but it can also collect bits of debris that linger, harboring bacteria and producing a fouler-than-foul scent.

For this reason, it’s important to give your sink a clean-out every week, whether you have a garbage disposal or not. Follow these easy steps (if you don’t have a disposal, skip the last two), and your nose will thank you.

  1. Pour one cup baking soda and one cup white vinegar down the disposal. Let the mixture bubble for up to 10 minutes.
  2. Boil a kettle or pot of hot water. Pour water down the drain to flush out the baking soda and vinegar mixture.
  3. If you have a garbage disposal, fill the drain with two cups of ice and one cup salt. Turn on cold water, and run the disposal until the ice is gone. This will get gunk off the blades.
  4. For extra deodorizing power, peel an orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit, and drop the rinds down the disposal one piece at a time. Unplug nostrils, and allow pleasant, kitchen-y scent to fill your mind with glee.

 – This article was written by Suzzy Strutner for the Huffington Post

Women want their partners to be tidier, more romantic and better at DIY: study

Women want their partners to be tidier, more romantic and better at fixing things – while men would like their other half to be better at managing money, cooking and sex, a study has revealed.

Researchers found while women simply want a partner to improve their cleaning skills and make more effort in the romance department, men would like better and more frequent sex.

It also emerged six in ten couples have rowed after pointing out the areas of their partner’s appearance or personality they would most like to change.

The study of 2,000 people in a relationship, found tidiness is the thing women would most like their partner to improve on, followed by being more romantic and better at fixing things around the house, listening and cleaning.

Cooking, socialising, managing money and DIY are also among the areas women wish their other half was better at, with talking completing the top ten.