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How to Vacuum a Pool

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People have a common notion that pool cleaning is difficult. This should not be hard if you know the basic of pool vacuuming. Your pool is an investment. Take care of it by knowing how to vacuum a pool. With this article, you will know how to vacuum your pool easily. It should not be that difficult.

The Steps in Pool Vacuuming

1. Prepare a pool hose

This is the first thing that you need to do. Make sure that the pool hose is long enough. It has to reach the far side of the pool in which the host needs to be connected to the inlet.

2. Get an expanding pool pole

This is the next thing that you need to do once you had the pool hose already. This expanding pool pole should be long enough as well that it can reach the center of the pool. Then after, work on the side too.

3. Check on the attachments

These attachments are brush, wheels, and a leaf adapter. All of them can be found alongside with a skimmer basket.

4. Gather your tools

Checking your tools in essential to know everything is in place. See the suction line valve too. Know if it is properly equipped. Select the port before you even begin to vacuum. Make sure to select the port that you will use in vacuuming. This can either be skimmer or lower.

5. Assemble everything

In assembling, you need to connect your vacuum head to your hose. The high-end hoses will have swiveling ends eventually. To prevent problems with drawing air, you need to join the swiveling end to the head. Make sure that they are attached properly and firmly. They need to be well secured.

6. Check the connections

This is done to make sure that everything is in place. Try to lower the head, hose and pole. Do it into the deep end. This will leave one end of the pole floating above the water.

7. Take free end of the hose, fill with water

This step should be done while preventing the air from coming into the pump. This is termed as priming. This is the part where water is being sent through the hose. While doing this, you will notice bubbles which are rising from the head of the vacuum. Once the hose is filled with water already, you will notice that no bubbles will come out. If this happens, suction has been created already. The head will be flat and tight on the floor of the pool.

8. Switch the filter nozzle

This is the step when you switch the nozzle into the intake mode instead. Intake mode is the time when the water is being sucked. You need to guide the head of the vacuum in this. Use the telescopic pole on the floor. You will see the dirt which is being sucked in. Vacuum properly and enjoy the process! Make sure to maneuver the vacuum on the sides of the pool!

Pool vacuuming can be easy if you know what you are doing. This is a task that you need to prepare regularly. With this, you will no longer have a hard time cleaning your pool!

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How to Fall Asleep

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Sleeping is necessary for one to keep up with his daily activities. However, there are people out there who are having a hard time sleeping. If this is the case with you why you are reading this article, it will be a good idea for you to search for ideas on falling asleep fast.

How to Fall Asleep Fast?

1. Do not let your mind think of something else

You need to be firm about sleeping. When you say that you are going to sleep, sleep then. You need to stop thinking about things that happened over the course of the day on your bed. In this case, it will be very useful to empty your mind. Think of the color white instead. Imagine that everything you see around is white. Be relaxed.

2. Keep distractions away from your bed.

This may do by putting away your TV. You also need to make sure that there is no similar thing that will keep your attention for hours. You know what will work instead? A book. Read a good book or might as well a boring one. This will put you to sleep in no time! Magazines are different though! They will not work the way books do. So, stick with the books instead!

3. Turn the lights off

This is one of the most effective steps in falling asleep fast. Melatonin would be responsible in making you fall asleep fast. It will knock you out because Melatonin is being activated during dark environments. You will really sleep like a baby without the lights on.

4. Cut Caffeine Intake

This is not a myth. Cutting your caffeine intake will really help if you want to sleep fast. Whenever you drink caffeine, your adenosine receptors are being bounded. This is the reason why people cannot sleep whenever they drink coffee.

5. Pretend to be sleepy

Yes, it is all in the attitude! You need to pretend that you are sleepy in order to be sleepy! At the beginning, you would not feel sleepy at all. This is the part where you need to do your best in thinking of things that will make you feel sleepy. And eventually, one thing is for sure, you will fall asleep afterwards. Do this everytime you cannot fall asleep! This will work for sure!

6.  Stick to good remedies

Yes, this may sound funny but you can always count sheep if you want! This works! Just make sure that you do not make fun of it! Count sheep seriously and you will really feel sleepy. You will not be able to finish counting! This is for certain!

7. Feel good

Most of the time, people cannot sleep because of stress. So, if you are to feel good about things, you will most likely be free from stress. Do this as a start. Then after, make it a habit and do it every day. You will notice that you will not even struggle in sleeping. The stress will be gone. This is for certain.

8. Stick to Low-Sugar Diet

What you eat reflects on your ability to fall asleep. High-sugar foods increase stress hormone levels. If this happens, you will be wide awake until the morning. If you can, remove sugar from your diet.

Sleeping should not be that hard. It is a need that you need to satisfy. Sleep tight and do not let the bed bugs bite!

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How to Remove Wallpaper

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Is your wallpaper starting to peel off? Or do you simply think that its design is already outdated and you want a new one? This article will show you how to remove wallpaper the easy way.

Step One: Protect your stuff.

You can protect your pieces of furniture by covering them with drop cloths or by simply moving your furniture out of the room. You can also place drop cloths to cover your carpet or anything else in the room that you don’t want to possibly get damaged.

Step Two: Cut the electricity.

You have to switch off the circuit breakers and cut the electricity to the particular room.

Step Three: Cover your power outlets.

Electrical outlets, even those without power, can be dangerous when they get wet during the process. To avoid the risk of electrical fire cover the power outlets in the room with tape.

Step Four: Make the solution.

Mix a 50/50 solution of hot water combined with any fabric softener. Put the solution in a large spray bottle.

Step Five: Score the wallpaper.

Use a scoring tool to make holes in the wallpaper. The significance of using a scoring tool is that it will allow the solution to seep in and reach the adhesive base of the wallpaper.

Step Six: Soak the wall.

Spray your prepared solution to a portion of the wall and let it soak for several minutes. Don’t soak the entire wall with the solution; saturate only the part that you can strip off under a 10-15 minute period.

Step Seven: Strip the wallpaper.

After waiting for several minutes, you can now start peeling it off. With the aid of a putty knife, you can strip off the wallpaper starting at the bottom corner. Repeat the previous step until the entire wallpaper is removed.

Step Eight: Clean your walls.

After your wallpaper has been removed, some traces of wallpaper adhesive may be left on your walls. To clean this, make another solution by mixing dishwashing liquid with hot water. Use a sponge soaked in the solution to scrub the walls. After scrubbing, you can rinse the walls with clean water and wipe it with a dry towel.

Final Words…

Removing wallpaper is a tedious task, but following these simple steps on how to remove wallpaper will spare you from too much hassle. What you need is patience, effort, and the right tools to be able to accomplish this chore.

Tips:

  1. You can use a paint roller instead of a spray bottle.
  2. Instead of putty knife, you can use plastic spatula.
  3. Commercially prepared solutions such as Polycell Wallpaper Stripper, DIF Wallpaper Remover, and Piranha Wallpaper Remover Pacs are available in the market.

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How to download music from YouTube

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YouTube is a very interesting video posting and viewing community that is free for all. It is so simple to find the songs you like with just a few clicks and sometimes, you like a song so much, you want to keep it on loop in your own computer or gadget.

Here is how you can download music from YouTube:

1. Find the song you want to download on YouTube.
2. Right click and copy the URL of the video that can be found at the top of the browser.
3. In a new browser window, type the key words “best YouTube to mp3 converter”.

Some recommendations are:

4. In the mp3 converter website, look for the bar where the URL is supposed to go.
5. Paste the URL into the bar.
6. Click the “convert video” button.
7. Wait as the file is being processed and the download is complete.
7. Find a link that says “download”.
8. Your computer will download the song. This may take seconds up to a few minutes depending on your internet speed and the size of the mp3 file.

9. Once the download is finished, click on the song for it to play on your media player.
10. Check if the file is playing smoothly.
11. Rename or move it around your audio library if needed.

Thanks to the technology that we have now, downloading songs from YouTube is easy as pie.

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How to roast garlic

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Other than being very flavourful, roasted garlic also has a handful of health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, lowers blood sugar and acts as antioxidant.

What you’ll need:

  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • knife
  • teaspoon
  • kitchen foil
  • cutting board
  • baking pan or muffin pan

Procedure:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400⁰F.
  2. Peel off the outer layer or paper-like skin of the garlic bulb but leave the skin on the cloves intact.
  3. Use the knife to cut ½ inch off the top of the cloves.
  4. Get the baking pan or muffin pan and place the garlic heads on it.
  5. Drizzle a few teaspoons of olive oil over every garlic head and make sure that each head is coated well. You may also use a brush instead.
  6. Cover the pan or each head with aluminium foil
  7. Bake for 30 minutes at 400⁰F. The garlic should be soft when it is done roasting.
  8. Let the garlic cool before touching it.
  9. Individual cloves should be easy to pop out using a fork when cooked properly.

Tips:

  • Roasted garlic can be eaten as is or mashed and used for bread, mixed with sour cream, used in pasta or sauces.
  • Others prefer to remove cloves individually before roasting but it takes more prep time.

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How to iron a shirt

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Laundromats and dry cleaners offer ironing and folding services so a lot of people prefer to avoid these chores. What most people don’t know is that ironing a shirt is not as complicated and taxing as it seems. Learning how to iron your own shirt will save you money and trips to the dry cleaners, especially during days when you urgently need a particular shirt.

What you will need:

  • Clean washed shirt
  • Spray bottle
  • Iron
  • Ironing board

Procedure:

1. Shake out the shirt after taking it out of the dryer.
2. Hang the shirt on a shirt hanger. Smoothen out the creases and close the top button.
3. Plug your iron and let it reach the proper temperature.

  • The temperatures depend on what fabric needs ironing. Check the shirt label and adjust the iron settings appropriately.

4. Spray the shirt with starch or sizing spring before removing it from the hanger.
5. Lay the garment flat on the ironing board and begin ironing the collar first.

  • Iron the points first going inward to the back of the neck.
  • Don’t forget to iron the underside of the collar too.

6. Push the sleeves into the small part of the ironing board. Press the sleeves using the iron.
7. Turn and press to the other side. Then iron the other sleeve.
8. Position the body of the shirt on the ironing board and press the buttonhole panel first.
9. Move the shirt position each time and always iron from the tail going to the collar.
10. When you are done with the front, flip the shirt carefully and iron the back.
11. Return the shirt onto the hanger and let it cool before wearing.

Tips:

  • Using fabric softener can cut your ironing time.
  • Ironing board attachments such as covers that heat up a bit as you iron are available and will help you iron two sides at once.
  • Make sure to never leave your ironing unattended to avoid accidents and burnt shirts.
  • Damp shirts are the easiest to iron.
  • There are certain kinds of fabric that always appear wrinkled and there are also those that do not need to be ironed. Make sure to check the tag or manufacturer’s instructions.

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How to write a check

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Knowing how to write a check is the most important as everything moves on money and banks are the safest place to keep your money stored instead of keeping with you. So you need to know how to write a check to make a bank draft of rise money from bank using a check as it is an obvious to submit a check to make any type of exchange.

How to write a check

There are few steps to write a check which have to follow. Those are given below for your help.

Steps:

  • First you have to write the date and name of the payee.
  • Then write the amount of payment you want to pay.
  • Now you have to write the amount of payment in letters.
  • Lastly sign the check and if you want, you can add a memo.
  • You have to keep the track of your recent checks in the check resister book to keep the records of your account balance.
  • Make sure you are extra careful when writing a check because it is money related matter which is very important.

You have to learn every single matter how to write a check to use a check and being aloof from getting cheated by someone and we think now you know that.

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How to get rid of gnats

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Gnats are very irritating insect though it doesn’t do that much harm to people but its natural habit of flying most of time around people and sitting on foods make it unbearable as they fly around trash. There are some ways described below for your help if you want to know the answer of how to get rid of gnats, it will surely help you.

Some method of getting rid of gnats

There are some simple ways to get rid from gnats such as you can trap them to kill them and if you don’t want to kill them you can prevent them to come to your place also there are many sprays or foggers to getting rid from gnats.

Killing them

Spray

If you have got so irritate that you want to kill them then the best way to do so will be using foggers. These types of spray are mostly used to kill the gnats. There are different types of chemical base sprays to kill different types of gnats so you have to choose the suitable one such as you can use choose the fogger containing pyrethrum to kill the black gnats and or may choose hard mosquito preventing sprays to get rid of small gnats like eye gnats.

Trap

You also can make a trap for the gnats to catch them to kill. In that case you can use vinegar which is the main element to draw their attention to your trap. You can put some vinegar in a pot with a way to enter for the gnats. By this way you can easily trap them and kill them.

Prevent them to come to your place

Gnats are mainly watched to fly around any dirty a wet place. So you have to keep your house free from this nuisance which may attract them to your house. You can put off the house hold trash in a dustbin which is far from your house. Also you can keep your food covered to keep them aloof from gnats.

Now you know how to get rid of gnats, so try these simple steps first and solve your problem very easily.

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