Spacious Living DIY

Determining the best ways to use the space that you have is not as hard as it sounds. If you are tired of clutter and disarray, use these tips to get your home in order. Things will be easy to find, everything will have a place, and cluttered closets will be a thing of the past.

Lots of people like to buy extras of certain things so that they have them when they need them. While it is a good idea to be prepared, don’t fail to plan where you are going to put all of these extras. If you don’t have space for it, chances are it’ll end up in a heap or crammed in a closet. Inevitably, you won’t be able to find it when you need it and you will end up spending more money to buy another. This is a common problem in many homes.

A lack of storage space does not have to mean a lack of storage. Orderly cabinets, desks and closets take a little work, but you are capable of doing it yourself. First you have to get rid of whatever you do not use, even if it is new. Some people have office supplies ready to go for years and years without touching them. If you really think that you won’t use them, give them away to friends and family, or donate them to a local school, day care or non-profit organization.

Use big boxes to separate items into trash, give-aways, yard sale items and items to keep. Once you have cleared the space, make stacks or piles of things you are keeping to determine what categories you have to organize. For a desk, you may have office supplies, bills, letters, things to do, computer cords, battery chargers, CD’s and DVD’s, upcoming events, photos, books, software, printer paper and ink. That’s a lot of stuff to not have organized! Labeled containers that match or shelves dedicated to certain items can help you quickly find what you need and avoid the dreaded piles that are so common on people’s desks.

Take your boxes to the next area to be organized, the closet. Again, pull out everything. Quickly decide what can be thrown away, given away or sold. Fill your boxes until your closet is empty. Place your items that will stay on the bed. This will give you a big area to work with. Go through the items you are keeping and categorize. Large storage containers or moveable garment racks are a must for storing out of season clothing.

With what’s left, you can create the most space by hanging it according to length. You may choose to separate by use; work clothes, casual clothes, etc. Whichever you do, you will need to replace mix-matched hangers with space saving hangers. Cascading hooks or piggy backing attachments can turn ordinary hangers into specialty hangers, creating up to fifty percent more space. The best space saving hangers are called slim line hangers. Their thin design is accompanied by superior strength and a velvety surface that won’t let clothes slip off on to the floor. Getting your home in order will help you maximize space and get your life organized.

About Diy Houses

To date, the popularity of do-it-yourself houses is overwhelmingly increasing. More and more aspiring home owners are looking forward to live in habitable and environmentally friendly houses that they can build with their own houses, and DIY houses meet those needs. Also, these DIY houses are tagged at inexpensive prices and quality materials, which make them economically efficient especially on times of financial depression.

The idea of DIY houses was first conceived in the dawn of the twentieth century. Timbers cut to size and other home building materials were transported by trains to the housing sites and assembled in a short span of time. DIY houses were drawn into need at the wars upon realizing that they can serve as efficient ambulatory shelters, since the wars require great mobility in the field for the survival of the military officers and personnel.

DIY houses, however, were looked down by skeptics due to the foreseen failures that they will be having in the long run. Some home builders feel that DIY houses do not have much of varieties in terms of design. Others point out that DIY houses can be unstable and could collapse at any rate if not constructed by professionals.

However, the skeptics were proven wrong. DIY houses do come in various styles and designs, as there are a lot of companies that manufacture specialized home building kits that can be constructed and customized by people who know little about home building. Also, despite the inexpensive price tags, DIY houses are made from durable materials that can be on par with standard houses. They are strong and can resist destructive elements of weather and the land.

DIY houses provide people with inexpensive, less time consuming, eco-friendly, and durable homes. These houses combine the value of aesthetics, economics, and functionality into a solid and livable structure. DIY houses provide a cheap way to own a house, which is considered to be an American dream.

Before deciding to purchase DIY houses, people must check if the product conforms to different quality checks, controls and standards. Through verifying if the product has passed those assessments, the aspiring home owner can be assured that he will be having a house that will last for a lifetime.

DIY Solar Power

Is solar power a viable option for you and your home or is it just a marketing strategy to get you to buy a product that isn’t practical and doesn’t perform the way it is said to perform.

I must say that solar power is an option being strongly supported by governments and public alike and is being embraced by the building industry in many different forms. Some government bodies even have grants available for people to install solar power so it must be the way to go, or is it?

Solar power has been used in homes for heating water for some time now by capturing solar energy in the form of heat but the type of solar power under question is where solar energy is converted into electricity.

We know this form of power works because we have experienced it in such things as calculators, battery chargers, traffic signs and so on, but what about in a home situation where high currents are required 24hrs a day ?

I think we all know that the sun is the source for this power but nature dictates the time when the sun is available, the most obvious time is day time. Unless I have missed something we have a period of darkness called NIGHT so what happens then?

Solar power obviously cannot be provided during the night or even in quantity on a cloudy day, so the biggest issue with solar power is how to overcome these situations.

Power storage is the only answer and can be done in many different forms depending on your situation but for the typical residential home this is best achieved with batteries; and not the type that fit in your camera.

From a practical note can I say this; the greatest demand for electricity is during the winter months and at the height of the summer when air-conditioners are in use. Depending on where you live you need to consider the hours of sunlight available during these times.

Winter brings short daylight hours and in some parts of the world winter daylight hours can be very short indeed. Winter also brings with it more cloudy days than any other time of year and this reduces the power output from solar.

Don’t get me wrong here because I believe solar power is a great way to go in helping save the environment as well as having sustainable electricity, but I also believe to make any REAL savings on power you would need to combine solar with wind.

When you think about it there is often wind during the winter months and on cloudy days (rainy days) using wind power during these periods is very practical.