Friday, 22 April 2016

How to get the most out of online shopping

With summer temperatures soaring, there is nothing like shopping for things online, sitting in the comfort of your home. From being a novelty just a couple of years ago, online shopping is slowly but surely gaining trust. We depend on it for ‘serious’ stuff and not just those things we would order to tell friends we’re online savvy. Of course we need to watch out to ensure we get the right product and the best deal – to make it all worth the while. Here are a few hacks to make your shopping exactly that – more pleasant and profitable!

source: theshopaholic-diaries

·         -While shopping for garments, always check the size chart there are usually variations in this among brands. Also use size filters to avoid the pain of choosing an item only to discover that it is not available in your size.

·         -Try sites that offer free shipping both ways and order for extras – for example you could buy multiple sizes of the same piece to ensure you get the best fit. Of course you could return the one that doesn’t suit you at no extra cost. Do understand the return policies before making your purchases.

·         -Not sure about an item? Just put it in your cart and exit the site without making the purchase. Sometimes brands will get back to you and offer you a special discount. All you need to do is to have an account set up before you close. Also ensure you the ‘OK contact me’ for special offers option when you register.

·         -If you have any favourite items you wish to buy but are undecided, make a shopping list and then get to aggregate shopping sites like Polyvore and Shop Style. Search for those items to decide on the best deal. It is possible that different sites could be selling the same product at different prices.

·         -Use online wallets like Paytm, MobiKwik, etc to pay on sites which has these as payment methods. You will get at least 10% cashback and depending upon wallet and merchant site it might be more.

Just follow these simple hacks and you will realize online shopping can save you time and money. Of course more time and money means more shopping!

Sunday, 27 March 2016

5 cool DIY hacks to perfectly revamp your living space

Human mind is always at a one arm distance from the word “satisfaction.” Right when you think you are done with everything that you needed, you find another new thing to acquire and it becomes a vicious cycle, leading to abundance of things coming on, and of course, your house running out of space.

Hence, in this post, let us quickly explore some really easy yet effective DIY hacks that can help you remodel your living space—

1.       PVC pipes for hair appliances

Use PVC pipes inside your cabinets to make an easy storage for your hair appliances such as curling iron, hair straightener, etc.

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1.       Crown molding for high heels

Make your own little shoe closet by using crown molding that can help you hang your high heels in an organized fashion making it easy for you to choose from whenever you want to match your footwear with your outfit.

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1.       Command hooks for jewelry

You can put adhesive hooks or command hooks to perfect use by sticking them inside your closet door so that you can perfectly hang all your jewelry items on them, especially all your necklaces and wristlets and anklets.

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1.       Baskets racks for toiletries

Instead of having separate spaces for shower accessories and other toiletries and cleaning items, you can have a big rack with hanging baskets outside your bathroom for ease as well as proper utilization of space.

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1.       Curtain rods for kitchen accessories

To have maximum space and ease at the kitchen, you can use curtain rods to create divisions in your racks and put flat appliances like cutter board, trays, etc.

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Thursday, 3 March 2016

3 DIY projects every tech freak must try

It is often said that people with an intense dedication towards technology and gadgets are most likely to be the creative ones. And when its creativity that we are talking about, how can we forget DIY projects—that only aims at boosting one’s creativity!

So in this release, we enlist some simple yet significant DIY projects that every tech freak mind should and would love to try—

1.       Cassette Tape iPod Case

source: geeky-gadgets

The trend of cassettes might be out and iPods in, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a bit of the antiquated trend and blend it into present to make something meaningful and creative. This iPod case made of old cassette cases is surely a creative tech freak mind’s proud innovation. For the tutorial, click here.

1.       Solar oven

Source: off-grid

Tech freaks are by default science lovers, and what better way to profess their love for science than using one’s primary school science tactics for building something innovate and also environment friendly? This simple DIY solar oven is a wonder of how sun’s rays can be beneficial in so many ways, in this case, being able to cook in your porch or backyard. Here’s the tutorial:

1.       Earthquake detector

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Living in an earthquake prone zone can be tough, and prevention is always better than cure. So you can build up your very own earthquake detector with your knack for technology and creativity, following this tutorial:

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

5 really cool DIY hacks to help you keep your house clean

If you are a cleanliness freak, then even a puny spot or stain in your house can get you irked. Even if you are not a complete Monica Gellar from Friends, then too who likes to endorse untidiness?

So here are some really cool cleanliness DIY hacks that will make your house tidier and you happier—

1.       Lipstick stains on your clothes


To remove lipstick stains from your clothes or bed sheets, simply spray some hair spray on the affected area. Wait till it dries well and then wash it with normal water.

1.       Greasy stains on walls

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To get your home’s walls rid of greasy stains, simply cover the area well using chalk. After you are done, use a wet towel to wipe off the entire area covered with chalk.

1.       Cleaning the tiles

Source: Wikipedia

To clean the dirt accumulated in the tiles of your home’s floor, or on the walls, simply make a mix of normal water and baking soda, dip an old toothbrush in the mix, and use it to wipe off the dirt.

1.       Getting rid of mirror stains

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To get a crystal clear reflection of yourself in the mirror, get rid of the mirror stains using potato peels. Make sure that you dab the potato juice on the stains, and as soon as you are done, take a spongy cloth to wipe it off, and voila! The stains are gone!

1.       Make your cookware shiny

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If your cookware is looking dull and lacking the luster, use some car wax to polish it and you can get them to look fancy and shiny again!

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Friday, 5 February 2016

5 Times Instagram Had Great Valentine’s Day Ideas

It’s that time of the year. Roses, hearts and dinner dates for two. Valentine’s Day brings out the best in us, we become a little more creative, add a lot more emotion into what we’re doing and it’s all in the name of love.

While some of you may be well versed in the art of gifting, there are still a few who tremble at the thought of giving a ‘bad’ present, especially if it’s your first time. Here are the top 5 Valentine’s Day gifts that we found that could inspire you.

1. Old School

If you want to go old school, you can always go for a gift hamper. They’re easy and full of lots of things that she or he will like. The best part with this idea is, you can never go wrong as there will be something in the hamper that she or he will love.

2. An All-Time Favourite

Flowers are an all-time favourite. This one may be focused more for the ladies but then again Valentine’s Day was meant for the ladies anyway. Always make sure your colour combinations are spot on.

3. For The Sweet Tooth
If this is your first Valentine’s Day with your partner, then don’t go over the top as you could scare them away. Chocolates are a good idea and what’s more important than the gift in this case is how you present it.

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4. A Love Bake?

If you are a whizz in the kitchen and feel that making something is always better received than buying something, a few quirky cupcakes should help you land in the good books.

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5. The Next Level

Now, if you’re a veteran in the love game then you’ve probably seen it all before. Flowers, chocolates, cakes these things probably don’t tickle your fancy or your partners. If this is the case you need to take it to the next level. Plan a getaway for two. Instant appreciation guaranteed!

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Friday, 29 January 2016

5 cool DIY crafts you definitely got to try this 2016

It’s 2016 and it’s time to get a little artsy and crafty!

Here are some super amazing and super easy DIY ideas that can help you transform your home into a creative and stylish space in no time! So without further ado, let’s get started—

1      Fork hooks

source: ofdesign

Use your old forks to create a brand new set of fork hooks to hang the newbie forks in the kitchen or dining space. You would only need old forks, a wooden board, nose pliers and a hammer to create this fun DIY craft. For the tutorial, click

1       A colorful wine rack

source: brit

A perfect and colorful wine rack to store your wine bottles! All you need for creating this are some old tins, spray paints, and glue. For a step by step guide, click

1      Beautiful wine glass lampshades

source: tamarajewelry

Use your old wine glasses to create these pretty little lampshades and decorate your bedrooms or gift them to your loved ones. Here’s the tutorial--

1       Painted pottery

source: pinterest

Porcelain mugs or bowls and paint pains—that are all you need to create this DIY craft! Here’s a step by step guide to help you—

1       Handy jewelry organizer

source: brit

Get yourself a perfect handy jewelry organizer in your room with this cool DIY craft. Here’s the tutorial--

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

5 amazing kitchen DIY hacks perfect for your daily chores

Some people are born to love the idea of cooking and eating, while others are not really that keen about it. Regardless of which of these categories you belong to, kitchen hacks are something that will be useful to anyone and everyone in life.

Time is precious and while in the kitchen, anyone in their sane mind would want to get done with the cutting, peeling, and cooking stuff pronto. So without further ado, here are five quick DIY kitchen hacks to save you time and also have an easy cooking session—

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Who likes tears? Rhetorical question, mates! Nobody would like to feel the water tanks flowing endlessly from their eyes. However, with cutting onions, it becomes dicey. DIY hack? Simply put the onions in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before cutting them and voila! No more tears and sobbing!

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Why use the peeler when you can use your hands that too in a lesser time? Boil the potatoes and then put them in cold water. You can easily peel off the skin in no time with your bare hands. Magic!

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Irked with the seeds of fruits in your fruit juice? No worries! Use cheesecloth to squeeze lemons or oranges while extracting their juices, and never be bummed by those unwanted seeds in the drink!

source: wikihow

Irritated with that smell of onions and garlic in your hands after cooking? Here’s a simple DIY hack: Rub your hands with lemon juice or baking soda and bid adieu to the tacky smell!

source: snap guide

The easiest way to make buttermilk at home is by simply adding one tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to your glass of regular milk.

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