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Two Eids a year! We have Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha. And among them, Eid ul-Adha, or Qurbani Eid, is an incredibly busy time. The house is full of guests and the kitchen, meat. No matter how you work, somehow the house becomes a complete mess. Your kitchen is probably ready by now, as it should! After all, a lot goes on in the kitchen during Qurbani Eid, from dividing up Qurbani meat to storing it in the refrigerator. However, cleaning the kitchen isn’t enough during your post Eid cleaning; other rooms need your attention too. Post Eid cleaning is an important step in getting your life back on track after a busy few days. So once the rush is over, pick up the cleaning materials and begin tidying things up one by one. Let’s see how you can do just that! Kitchen Dividing up Qurbani meat requires the use…

Eid is a busy time, Qurbani Eid even more so. It starts with the visit to the haat (Eid’s livestock market) to find livestock of our liking, taking it back home, caring for it till the day, performing Qurbani, distributing it to family and the needy, cooking; the list goes on. With all the things that need doing, it’s important to stay prepared to stay in control of the situation. Most of the tasks are home related and so can be done by yourself. All you need to do to prepare your home for Eid is find yourself some time and some drive. Keep your kitchen clean The busiest place during both Eids is without a doubt the kitchen and there are a lot of different issues you can handle there yourself. We’ve already covered the basics of cleaning your kitchen. The kitchen is already going to see a lot…

Preventing the spread of dengue fever has unofficially become a national emergency. Thousands of people in 59 districts have been afflicted with the dengue virus in just the first seven months of 2019, and the time to stop it from becoming an epidemic is almost running out. Dengue prevention, as it stands, can be difficult, but not impossible. What we need to do is take care of the problem at its source; mosquito infestations. Source of Virus & Current State “More than 7,000 men, women, and children have been admitted to the hospital solely in July” Aedes mosquitoes or as many refer to it as, dengue mosquitoes are the main carriers of this virus, spread dengue to humans through a bite. According to the World Health Organization, they are daytime feeders, and are especially active during early morning and just before dusk. However, a regular mosquito can also become a…

Nowadays, apartments are made so small that there’s just not enough space in the kitchen. Before, joint families were the norm. But now, most prefer a small family life. It’s normal for today’s apartments of between 750 sq. ft. and 1,500 sq. ft. to not have a huge kitchen. As a result, a common complaint about the kitchen is ‘it’s too small, I wish it was bigger’ or ‘there’s not enough room to maneuver’. So, how do you solve such problems? By simply applying the following kitchen storage ideas in your own home! Build Wall Racks When a kitchen is small, you need to come up with clever kitchen storage ideas to utilize every aspect. And it’s always a good idea to use the empty upper sides of the kitchen’s walls to create storage space. So by utilizing this space, your kitchen feels lighter, open, and larger. Put up wooden…

‘Home is where the heart is’ is more than just a saying. We feel most comfortable when we are at home, where we can be ourselves without having to worry about an intrusion from outside. Which is why creating a safe home is one of the primary concerns when we move into a new place. We want our family and loved ones to be safe & secure all the time. But how do we do that? How do we know which security measures are available and will keep them safe? Luckily, there are plenty of measures available for us to take, but which ones would be the best home security measures for us to take depends much on our needs and the type of property we live in. Choosing the Best Home Security Measures First and foremost, are you a tenant or do you live in your own property? If…

The wallpaper is peeling, the tiles have cracked and the kitchen sink is leaking. You really can’t stay in a house in this shape forever. Have you been looking after the house you’ve been living in for so many years? Perhaps it’s time for a house makeover. Delaying any longer could be regrettable. The house you’re staying in can be yours or a rental, but maintaining is your responsibility nonetheless; even if the landlord will execute the renovations of a rental apartment. But with your initiative, the renovations will take place when necessary and finish efficiently. And if you are the owner yourself, then knowing these methods is a necessity. If you don’t know which steps to take in which order, you’ll just be wasting tie and money. So to save you all that trouble, let’s take a look at the 6 steps to take when renovating your house. Make…

The tendency to share a room with others is slowly increasing among today’s youth. Whether to study or for a job, young people are coming to big cities every day from rural and suburban areas. However, the number of homes in cities hasn’t increased along with the growing population. Even rent in busy metropolitan areas like Dhaka, Chattogram, and Sylhet have increased at an unusual rate. As a result, sharing rooms have become common in the big cities. Sharing a room with someone you barely know can be difficult and uncomfortable at first. After all, everyone is different. And sharing a bedroom, kitchen, and even the bathroom can be quite challenging. But, humans are very social beings. By taking initiatives and compromising on some stuff, sharing a room might the situation enjoyable. So we are here today with 5 important tips on sharing a room that you should know. Have…

In this day of modern living, we are constantly coming up with new designs and ideas to make our living spaces look better. The design of your home can dictate your lifestyle. Unfortunately, the only thing that is stopping you from having your dream house is your imagination and budget. However, you can still bring changes to your living space if you know the right elements to incorporate in your decor. Read below to know more about must-have home decor elements for your living space. Designing the entrance So many people often avoid taking the entrance part of a home seriously whereas this part will dictate how the inside of your home is going to look. Having a well designed entrance will impress anyone who visits your home. A simple shoe-wardrobe with a framed-mirror hanging over it and a flower vase on top can actually make a difference. Instead of…

Thinking about renting out your flat? Then reading this article is a ‘Must’ for you! Investing in residential property is now considered a great investment. As a result, the popularity of renting out property is growing in equal pace with property selling. However, making a property ready for tenants isn’t a walk in the park; it takes a lot of hard work. This is particularly true if you lived in that property yourself, and deciding to rent it out for the first time. As the owner, you need to ensure a few things before it is truly ready to host a tenant. So let’s take a look at some dos and don’ts before you rent out your property. Set the Right Rent When setting the rent, keep in mind that there are several things that you need to consider. Things like utilities, service charge, repair cost, and building facilities are…

Who doesn’t like cleanliness? Keeping our surroundings is as important as keeping ourselves clean. Nowadays, more or less everyone has a helping hand. However, it’s tough to clean your house every day since some difficult stains just doesn’t want to go away – which is why you need this a few special tips that might help. A lot of people like cleaning their houses by themselves. I am pretty sure we’ve all thought only if there was a faster way to remove those stains! If so, these home cleaning hacks are for you. Read below to know more. Pour down Vinegar in a plastic packet and hang with your shower head Put Vinegar in a poly bag and hang it on the top of your shower head. The next morning, all the stains will be gone. Sprinkle some vinegar on the basin or in the corner of your door and…