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Cleaning

How To Clean 100% Polyester

Nowadays, there are a lot of clothes that are made in different shapes, sizes, and materials. There are a lot of materials made for certain conditions or seasons. There are certain fabrics that are bad for certain seasons. 

Polyester is one of the well-known fabrics today. What is great about it is great for traveling because it does not easily wrinkled. It is not great for summer though because it will make you feel hotter. Even if that is the case, many still tend to purchase it because it is easy to carry. 

Clothing is not the only thing that can be made of polyester. There are also bags and furniture. Because of that, you will have other problems aside from your own sweat. There will be also dirt, stains, and pet odors and it would seem that cleaning is too much. It is not really though. You will just do it in the right way.

1. See If It’s Necessary to Pretreat

The first thing you need to look for is stains. One thing about polyesters is that it easily stains and has to be cleaned right away because it may get absorbed and hard to be fixed therefore will be damaged. So if it is stained, you will have to fix it right away with the solution of vinegar, water, and detergent ( either laundry or dish will do). You could also have something store-bought, and their many kinds available that will tend to your specific needs or usual problems you encounter.

2. Machine Wash

After creating the solution, you can wash the polyester material in the washing machine. Make sure to have it in a normal cycle with warm water and use an all-purpose detergent. You can use some bleach if it is necessary. In fact, if you have a white polyester and would want to restore its whiteness, you will have to soak it overnight. If you want to soften the material and reduce static electricity, use a fabric conditioner.

3. Tumble Dry and Straighten

In order to dry it, you will need to have it tumble dried in low or medium temperature. It will cause shrinking if gets too much or hot. Remember that polyester does not really get wrinkled, so it does not really need ironing. If you want, you can do it with a low temperature or have it steamed.

Aside from washing, you should also take care of it. That way, it will last longer and also you will not spend much. Here the ways you can take care of it:

a. To store polyester, you can either hang it or have it folded.

b. Because it is sensitive to heat, avoid exposing it directly to the sun.

c. Avoid wearing polyester during the hot weather. Sweat can cause discoloration and may also stain it.

d. Oil stains will be hard to be removed, so try to avoid it. If it does get stained though, you will need to have it dry cleaned because water will not solve it.

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Interior

How To Fill Open Space In A Living Room

The living room is a place that guests to your home will see often. It is the place where you entertain your visitors. It is also the first place everyone will see. Because of that, it is important that it is visually pleasing.

At times, because of space, some areas and corners are empty. It will definitely awkward to look at. It is easy to fix, but you still have to do it right or else it will still look awkward.

Here some things you can fill up your space with. They can be nice to look at or functional or both.

1. Furniture

This must be the most obvious or easiest choice. You can put some side tables or shelves then fill it with decor or your collections. You can also place extra seating on it. It does not have to be obvious because you can put ottomans that can double as storage and also be used as a footstool. Another way you can do is to arrange your furniture accordingly. This means you will arrange your furniture in a way that will fill up space. That is why in choosing furniture, you should know the ones that will fit perfectly in your living room.

2. Artwork

If your space is against the wall, this will be great for hanging your artworks. It could be your collection or your own. It could also be photographs whether the artistic ones or something personal like of you and your family. Artworks also include sculptures, so you can have it fill corners or any empty space. You can even put some lightings to showcase it. 

3. Plants

This is also a great opportunity to add plants in corners and sides. It is a great way to add some color and decor to your home. Plants are not just great decor but also adds life to your home. If you are living in a city, this is also a great way for you to add some cleaner air and to have nature with you. If you are thinking you are too busy or not that good at plants, you can have succulents as an alternative. These plants do not require much watering but still have the benefits of other plants.

4. Extra Corner

Your living room must have a lot of space that you have an extra space fit for a room. Because of that, you can use this as an extra. If you are a reader and have a lot of books, you can make this corner a mini library or a reading corner with a seat and lamp. It could also be a corner for private conversations. If you have kids, it can be for them. You can install a playpen with a lot of toys. If you will be having visitors with kids, this will be a great way to keep an eye on them but still, have their own time. You can also put an office or a small workspace. The possibilities are endless for this, and it will surely cater to your needs.