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September 2016

Flat Screen Tv How To Take Care Of It

Because no one sees anyone else actively caring for their television set, people automatically assume that there is no maintenance necessary. However, your LCD TV lifeline can be greatly extended with only a few precautions and slight changes to the way you care for and use your set. Instead of looking for yet another flat screen TV or the going rate on current TV deals because yours is on the fritz, why not maintain the set you have for as long as you can? Listed in the article below are some of the best tips for caring for your LCD TV.

1. Cut many problems off before they occur by reading the owner’s manual. This may seem obvious, but it is sometimes so obvious that people forget to do it and end up spending hours on a problem that should really take minutes. The manufacturers know their TVs better than anyone, so take advantage of that knowledge from the very start.

2. Maintain a comfortable environment for your TV set. Both high humidity and high termperatures can damage your LCD TV, or shorten its lifespan, with high humidity especially bad for the interior workings, leading to corrosion. Also, do not operate the television set in temperatures below 50 degree Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) because you can lose picture quality.

Do not fluctuate the temperature in the room containing your TV in drastic ways. Your TV can get the “flu,” believe it or not! And finally, keep excessive amounts of dust away from the set. It should be dusted regularly just like your other furniture.

3. Clean the LCD TV according to these directions:

— Turn off the TV before beginning.
— Use microfiber or 100 percent cloths only.
— Use distilled water and isopropyl alcohol or pure distilled water to clean the screen. Do not use tap water or other cleaners, as they contain chemicals which could be potentially harmful to your LCD TV.
— Do not clean in a straight line. Use circular motion of the hand.
— Do not turn the TV back on until the screen has completely dried off.

4. Do not attempt to disassemble the LCD TV under any circumstances. Doing so can void the warranty, activate protection mechanisms which will severly damage your LCD TV, and this is aside from the damage that an amateur can potentially cause the set.

5. Turn the TV off when not in use and do not leave the TV on pause for long periods of time. Doing so with a DVR or other device can cause image sticking, which will affect the brightness of your set. Record the program fully and watch it later instead of hitting pause.

Crafting With Glitter Tips For Sparkle Lovers

From card making to furniture restoration, glitter is perfect for any number of crafts… Scrapbookers adore glitter for its ability to make anything pop out. And children everywhere light up whenever glitter is involved. Really, nearly any craft, from floral projects to candle making, can take a layer of glitter. Its sparkle and shine makes glitter is a blessing to any crafter. However, like any material, successful glitter crafting requires a bit of know-how. This article covers what you need to know about craft glitter. It describes the different types of loose glitter. Application tips, including which glues to use, are also included. Read on to get your glitter on.

Types of Glitter
All glitters are not created equal. The first distinction is the material: glitter is generally made from plastic or metal, or a combination of the two, such as a polyester glitter with a metal core. There are exceptions to the plastic-or-glass rule; for instance, Martha Stewart is known to use vintage glass glitter, which is very pricey but adds an old-fashioned touch. In general, plastic glitters are chunkier, and provide more texture, while metal glitters provide more sheen.

Another important characteristic to keep in mind is the size of the glitter particles. Larger particles create a rougher surface.

Micro-fine glitter is best for body application including nail polish. It’s also wonderful for adding a subtle shine that preserves the underlying color. Micro-fine particles reflect less light but give a more consistent appearance.

Fine glitter is twice the size of micro-fine glitter. Because it’s a bit larger, this glitter can turn out smooth or textured depending on how you use it. Both micro-fine and fine glitter look a bit like fairy dust. Paper projects, canvas art, and fabric collages are excellent applications for micro-fine and fine glitter.

Regular craft glitter is what kindergarten classes use. Generally made of plastic, low-grade craft glitter creates a rougher looking surface with more reflection and less color intensity. This kind of glitter is perfect for kids’ projects. Sometimes this is also referred to as “chunky” glitter.

Large glitter is very choppy and quite reflective. As it looks like sequins or confetti, people use large glitter when they’re looking to highlight the particles themselves.

Glitter Application Tips
Many people use a spoon to sprinkle glitter over whatever craft project they hope to cover. While this method works, it’s much easier to buy or create a glitter applicator. To make one yourself, buy a plastic bottle with a very thin, tapering top. To provide a clearer image, these are the types of bottles used to apply hair dye. Leave a little air in the bottle; don’t fill it up all the way. This way, you can use the air to push the glitter out at the rate you choose. You can cut the size of the bottle’s opening if you like; the larger the “mouth” of the applicator, the more glitter that will come out.

Glues for Glitter
Any water-soluble glue will work when applying glitter. You can water it down, mix in the glitter and paint or spray it onto your surface. Craft stores often sell spray-on glue, which is very easy to apply. There are also special glues for applying glitter to cloth. However, keep in mind that different glues dry differently. For this reason, whenever you’re using a new glue, you should test it first. This will show you whether the glue will dry to the color and hardness you want. My favorite glitter application product is Judikins Diamond Glaze, which dries completely clear and provides a durable, hard surface.

To create a protective layer for your craft, so that the glitter doesn’t flake off later, add another layer of protective glue. Diamond Glaze works especially well for this purpose. Some people even use furniture lacquer to finish their products. Verathane is a good lacquer brand for protecting glitter because it dries clear and doesn’t turn yellow.

Just like crows, people are attracted to shiny objects. Everyone loves glitter because it is shiny; that’s why people love crafts with glitter. And because glitter makes everything brighter and more colorful, it is a mood-lifter. So, the next time life has you in the dumps, grab some craft glitter and get creative.

Ways To Use Bean Bag

Bean bags are comfortable, relaxing and fun to sit on. As you position your body on a bean bag, it begins to take the shape of your body. This offers you customized and comfortable seating that you can enjoy in many different rooms. The best part is that they come in a variety of colors so you can match it with your wall color, accessories and other items. Many people come to a bean bag and are not sure how to make it functional. Below you will find 5 creative ways to use bean bags for seating.

Lounge: Many of us have a room dedicated to lounge around with friends and have a few snacks. Seating options for lounges can be difficult to find and can be quite expensive. Bean bags offer unique and creative ways to create a lounge area in a room. You can coordinate the colors to match with the room. You can choose one color or have a color scheme going on. You can also get a low coffee table to place appetizers and drinks while lounging around with friends.

Game Rooms: Children and adults are always sitting on uncomfortable chairs while playing video games. Some even resort to the ground. A bean bag is a fun way to liven up a game room and offer seating for kids and adults. Sitting for a few hours to play can be hard on the back, but a bean bag is a comfortable option.

Nursery: One of the most unique ways to use bean bags for seating is to place them in nurseries. Mothers can feed their babies on bean bags in a comfortable and relaxing way. They also add some excitement and creativity in a nursery room. Children can grow up and use the bean bags themselves. Moms can read books to their children as well. Bean bags are also great support chairs for pregnant women as they offer a lot of cushion and conform to the body.

Dorm Rooms: Dorms rooms are small and can be dull. With bean bags, students can add some spark to their compact rooms where they can hang out with friends and talk. They also offer a great way to add color to the room. Bean bags can also be used in student apartments as alternative seating options.

Outdoor Seating: Today, you can find bean bags designed for the outdoors. These bean bags are colorful and ultra original. You can create an energetic and unique space in the backyard with bean bags. You can always change the arrangement depending on the event. They also make great poolside seats with bright summer colors.

The benefit of bean bags is that you can get creative with them. They are not only comfortable, but they are also versatile. You can use bean bags for seating in almost any room and in any arrangement. If you want to get creative with chairs, bean bags are the way to go.

Popular Furniture Trends of 2014

Changing the interior decor elements of your house, especially
furniture, can give it a whole new look. It can give you a feel of
living in another place, without having to leave the old one. Trends
change almost as fast as clothing fashion. The year brought many new
designs and re-introduced some old ones.

In with the Out

The most out of the box furniture trend of this year is, putting
outdoor furniture inside. You can lug your metal or wicker outdoor
furniture inside. But you have to be extra careful in the placement and
surrounding it with the right decor. Otherwise it will just seem like
that you are just plain old crazy.


‘Unique’ a word that is thrown around in the interior design community a
lot, people want to show their individuality in their decor. This has
led to an increase in the demand of custom made furniture. But ‘unique’
comes with a large price tag, so be prepared to pay the big bucks if you
want to decorate your home with customized furniture.

‘Green’ Furniture

Almost everyone in the world is becoming more environmentally conscious
now. They are realizing that they have to do their part to help the
planet. This has led to purchases of green or environment friendly
appliances, equipments and furniture. 2014 has seen a popular trend of
buying recycled or sustainable materials.

No more Matching

This year people have taken more risks as far as their interior decor
is concerned. In the past harmony was king, everything in a room had to
have at least one common design element. A shade of colour, texture,
designs etc anything that could tie the room together. But now people
are mixing up different types of furniture to achieve a fresher, unique


The more practical
consumers are buying furniture that serves more than one purpose. A sofa
that can be transformed into a bed when needed, a coffee table that
doubles as a storage space or a bed that can be turned into a table;
these types of furniture are becoming popular among the younger
generation. They need furniture that can save some space and can be used
for more than one purpose.

These are the most popular trends of
2014. When you decide to change your furniture this year, keep the ones
mentioned above in mind. These trends will give your house a unique and
modern look, so mix and match or show you individuality with the trend
of your choice.

Company Introduction

The Outlet Homewares & Furniture brings exciting products and
provides value for their customers’ money. They travel far and wide to
look for exciting yet practical products that can make a house feel like
a home. They have years of experience in South East Asian furniture
market, predominantly Indonesian, which allows them to ship furniture
from these destinations directly to their factory in Queensland. This
allows for decreased costs for their customers.