23rd of November

Powering Up Your Home with the Energy of the Sun


As the whole world is facing the threat of having fossil fuels running out, many people are looking at other alternatives for getting power as that will help in the process of conserving energy for our future generations. One of the most popular alternative energy sources is none other than ‘solar energy’ and the recent technological innovations and developments in this area has made it a very sustainable source of power which can be easily used to power up our homes as well. Although some might think that the stored energy from the sun itself is not enough to power up the big electric consumption devices like refrigerators, televisions with big screens, etc. they could not be more wrong.

 

How it Works

The main devices that make it all possible are the solar panels that are usually made out of special materials that can absorb sunlight, like crystalline silicon. Each panel will usually consist of around 30-40 solar cells and a series of this panels will be connected together in a shielded enclosure. Their clear surfaces will allow the sunlight to enter them and will be stored efficiently. They will also be sealed so that any degrading that is caused by moisture will be prevented. The sunlight absorbing part of the cell will have a negative electrical charge while the bottom part of it will have a positive electrical charge. When the cells absorbs sunlight the charged electrons will loosen up and travel from the top layer to the bottom one and this energy flow is then passed through the top layer contacts, through an array circuit, thus successfully generating electrical power.

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Where to Look for Them

If you are planning on installing solar panels for your home too then the best place to look for a reliable place to buy them would be online. There are many shops on the internet that sells these panels and with a little bit of research you will be able to clear any doubts you might have regarding their usage and acquire them for a good price as well. As an example, let’s say that you want to find out a good place that sells these panels in Australia then you need only to type as: “solar panels Australia” in any search engine which will show you all the potential sites that are dealing with them so that you can make your pick according to your requirements and budget.

 

The Proper Usage

Solar panels will usually be installed on your home’s surfaces where the highest amounts of sunlight fall and the more solar exposed areas have on your house the less number of panels you will need and vice versa. In order to get the maximum use out of the solar panels they will mostly require around six hours of average exposure to sunlight which will be more than enough in powering all the electrical and light appliances in your home. The solar energy that is saved in the batteries can be used during the night and at times where the skies are cloudy with no sunlight in sight.

 

Using solar energy at your own home can be the best alternative when it comes to reducing high expenses spent on the traditional energy consumption methods, being eco-friendly and doing our part on the essential cause of preserving energy.

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17th of November

A List of Thing You Must Have For Your New Kitchen


If you are moving into a new house or redoing your kitchen, it is important that you are aware of the items that you will need to start fresh in a new kitchen. Don’t wait until you start using the kitchen to figure out what’s missing. Get a shopping list sorted and get equipped so that you can enjoy the time spent in your new kitchen cooking your favourite dishes.

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Food Storage Devices/Containers

This is a basic requirement for every kitchen. Since you have the luxury of rethinking your kitchen strategies, be smart about what you choose for storing food. Think broadly and choose ways that would serve multiple purposes. For instance don’t just think about how to store carrots. Think of all your fruits and veggies as one category to take care of and purchase produce bags that will be sufficient for at least a few months. It’s best to go for a reusable product to minimize how much you buy.

Garbage Containers and Waste Disposal Strategies

You don’t want your trash piling up in a sink or on the ground of the kitchen. Make sure you have a strategy to segregate your waste effectively and efficiently. Having three bins for organic waste, plastic and paper would be the best way to go. If you have a little extra space just outside your kitchen, you can even put the organic waste to a compost bin and directly use in your home garden.

Basic Utensils and China

Knives, forks, spoons…and the list goes on. Jot down all the utensils that you will be using on a regular basis and exactly how much of each that you’ll need.  It isn’t a good idea to go to the store and then think about how many spoons you’ll require!

If you plan on entertaining guests at some point, you should also get the utensils and china appropriate for that purpose. Buying all these items in bulk will also be more cost effective for you.

Scales, Measuring Devices

If you are someone who follows a recipe every time you cook, scaling equipment are a must have. Depending on your requirements, buy the measuring cups, spoons and scales. When buying your scale, make sure to invest on one that is durable and easy to clean.

Cleaning Products

Another set of essentials that are easily forgotten is cleaning products. Don’t wait for a big mess to happen in your kitchen to realize that you don’t have the required cleaning products. Get the cleaning liquids, mops and wipes that you need and keep them in a place that is easily reachable and memorable. Don’t lock them away in a cupboard and then forget that they exist – this happens more often than we think.

Buying things for a new kitchen can be a fun task if you know what you are doing. Make a list, go to the right places and buy the right brands. Don’t compromise on quality, but also be mindful of how much you spend!

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16th of November

Give Your Most Boring Space a Makeover


Most homes do not focus on the looks of a storage room. Where you park your car and keep your unwanted things is usually not really impressive in most homes. But this does not have to be. Making use of this large space can be beneficial for any family. Whether you live alone or live with a large family, you are bound to have this part of your home filled with old things that you do not use, kids’ bikes that they pull out during the summer, your husband’s mechanical kits and your old handy crafts stash. All this can be just lying around waiting for a day to dawn on them to be used. If they were kept in better conditions and in a much more organized way you will find that you can actually enjoy your large storage space. Here are some tips on what you can do to make it interesting.

Fix the Main Parts

If you have an old creaky door, replace it or look to garage door repairs Seaford to help you out. This way you can get a nice functioning one instead. This is very important as you do not want to find moving in and out of this unit of your home become a task or even a chore. You and all the members of your family should be able to move in and out without any issues. So having a well-functioning entry way system is key.

Fix Paint and Add Storage

If the pain is old and mouldy then getting a new pain job will freshen up and brighten up the place. Make it a fun choice of colours. It does not have to be boring. Sectioning different walls for different storage would be a good idea. You can even colour coordinate so that your kids can have one section to store their bikes, toys and other items. Your husband can have his car and the many tools he possibly hardly uses stored in the right manner in one section and you can have a section to keep your random things. If you have pets, you might also want to keep a section to store their random items. Adding practical and spacious storage is important. You do not want to again pile things around.

Make It Easy To Access and Put Back

Making wall storage where you can hand things on the wall including the bikes is a great idea. This will open up your space well and make you feel like you have a fancy spot. Not only will the kids love to want to keep things neat, it will actually make it easier for everyone to find their things in a rush.

If you have a large space more than you need, you can even section portions of it off to create a mud room if necessary. This way you can keep the side from wet boots and other random stuff away from the rest of the space. Be creative, get ideas from professionals and make it useful.

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13th of November

Why You Should Re-Think Your Office Space


The fact that a majority of us are overworking ourselves is not exactly a secret anymore. 8 hours in the office has stretched to ten and twelve, perhaps in some cases even more. Needless to say, we are spending a lot of our lives immersed in our work. Which is all the more reason for us to encourage pleasant working environments all around. Not just with office culture, but also with the actual surroundings mind.

Drab, dull corporate offices are not stimulating, and whilst creative industries typically have more varied spaces, others too should look at doing the same. When done within the scope of their relevant industry, it can make a difference. Here are a few benefits of improving a corporate office space in general.

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Positivity

It is easy to get sucked into a vortex of doom and gloom at work. It happens to the best of us. Whilst we cannot really get our ‘Pollyanna’ on realistically, we can do little things to help change this. Would it not feel nice to walk into an office that feels welcoming and uplifting at the same time? Unless of course you just hate what you do, in which case you need to look for another job not think this will somehow magically change your situation. That said, it is about creating positivity, even if it is something as simple as using different paint colours.

Productivity

Probably after revenue and profits, the next most widely used term in the corporate dictionary is productivity. In fact, it is integral to both revenue and profits, as well as costs. Low productivity, higher costs, and lower revenue. High productivity, the exact opposite. For employees to be productive, however, the first point should be in place. Motivation and productivity are directly linked to each other, and so should be tackled together. For example, if your office in Queensland could do with a facelift, then look at Brisbane painting options to see who can give you what you are looking for. Something as seemingly insignificant as revamping your office’s appearance can be motivating.

Lower Turnover

Again, very simple. If an employee feels like they are going to death row every morning, then they are not likely to stick around. And if the office, in general, is a less than inviting place to be in, the chances of people being there are less likely. High turnover can be quite costly for companies, particularly small-scale ones. They cannot afford to keep hiring and training people. Hence, it is worthwhile making the investment in cheering up your office space, so employees feel happy to be there.

Better Relationships

The strength of a company is with its employees, and where there is discord, there is a failure. Departments need to function as teams, and teams depend on individuals. Each person is integral to the functioning of any company, and if any are more than disgruntled, it poses a problem in the chain. The weak link if you will. A warmer office space would help foster stronger relationships, not only among employees but also with clients.

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