How To Clean Vomit From A Leather Couch If Someone Has Been Sick On It

If someone throws up while seated on or near your leather couch, there’s no time to clean the couch thoroughly or call in professional couch cleaners. The cause of the throw-up could be anything from a severe stomach illness to an excessive amount of alcohol consumption.

Whilst leather is a robust and durable material, that does not mean it is invincible, and should someone vomit all over a leather couch, there are serious risks that the leather could be damaged and thus ruin the appearance of that couch.

Some reasons this is the case include any food colorants within the vomit causing the dye on the leather to discolor and the stomach acid within the vomit burning a stain into the leather. The lingering smell will remain on your leather couch should the vomit not be cleaned away correctly, no matter how small the amount is.

So, assuming you do not wish your leather couch to be damaged or, worse, ruined should someone vomit on it, below is our quick guide on how to clean vomit from a leather couch. Before we start, the essential medical point is that before you do any couch cleaning, please ensure that the person who has been sick is okay. Vomiting can be an indicator of something more serious, so attend to their welfare before your couch by seeking medical advice if you deem it necessary.


5 Tips To Ensure That Your Landscape Design Is A Sound Investment For Your Home

5 Tips To Ensure That Your Landscape Design Is A Sound Investment For Your Home

If you are contemplating a landscape design to reinvigorate your garden, there are likely to be several reasons that are driving you towards that decision. It could be you have moved into a new home, and you want to put your stamp on it with a newly landscaped garden. Or it might be that your garden is lacking aesthetics such as swimming pools and is not somewhere that you and your family can enjoy.

Another, and extremely important reason for having a landscape design created for your garden is once it has been fully installed, the value of your property is almost certainly going to increase. That could be anywhere between 1% and 10%, and some are even bold enough to suggest 20%. We obviously cannot guarantee you any of those figures, however, if the past is a guide, a beautiful, landscaped garden will certainly add, not detract from a property’s value.

Whatever that value might be, it is only of any positive effect if, when you come to sell your property, you have buyers willing to pay your asking price. A further benefit of a landscaped garden is that its existence is going to make your home a more desirable option for buyers than other properties that do not have a well-designed landscape garden.


Best Engagement Ring Metals for Durability 

An engagement ring can be one of the most valuable pieces of jewellery you buy – both in meaning and value. You want it to represent your undying love, but you also want it to be something you can wear daily without fear of it succumbing to wear and tear.

Therefore, buying a durable engagement ring is a must. Not all precious metals promote durability, so it can be worth shopping around before you decide. By asking jewellers and doing homework, you may put yourself in a better position to buy a ring that lasts the distance.

If affordability is as important to you as durability, a tungsten engagement ring may be worthwhile. This metal is one of the most scratch-resistant and has a reasonable price tag.


How to Fix Common Cooking Mistakes

How to Fix Common Cooking Mistakes

We’ve all done it – put too much food in a pan, didn’t read a recipe properly, or added too much wine to a dish. Whatever the mistake, you may just find there’s a way to correct the problem before it’s too late. Don’t throw your dinner in the bin just yet. Take note of these common cooking mistake remedies below.

You Added Too Much Salt

You may be surprised at how common this mistake is. You added too much salt or salty ingredients, and now your dish is barely edible. Not to fear – there’s a way to solve this problem! Try adding an unsalted stock or water to thin out the dish.

If you’re dubious about adding too much more liquid, consider a small amount of vinegar or lemon juice. While it won’t remove the salt, it can mask its potency.

You Burned the Bottom of Your Pot

Cooking a soup or stew can require a lot of attention, especially if you’re dealing with various temperatures throughout its cooking time. If you happen to burn the bottom of the pot, the meal is not lost.

Refrain from stirring your food and then transfer it to a new pot. The longer you leave it in the burnt pot, the faster it will take on the burnt flavours. You can then clean the burnt pot with baking soda and vinegar.


What To Expect Before, During, And After Lasik Eye Surgery

What To Expect Before, During, And After Lasik Eye Surgery

One thing  that make patients most nervous about any kind of surgical procedure, and that includes Lasik Perth eye surgery, is not so much the procedure itself, but a lack of knowledge about what will happen. We trust that the vast majority of doctors, surgeons, and nurses are open with their patients and give them all the information they need, but it may not always be the case.

If you have chosen to have Lasik eye surgery then no doubt you have done your research, however, if not, or if you are considering Lasik eye surgery and want to know more, then read on. We are going to explain to you what happens before, during, and after Lasik eye surgery in the hope that it reassures you that it is not only an effective treatment but also a safe one too.

Before Lasik Eye Surgery

First, you have a few practical matters to sort out, as, for a day or so after your surgery, your sight will not yet be 100% and you will need to recover. For this reason, you should arrange for a day or two off work, and if necessary arrange for a family member or friend to help you at home with regards to cooking meals and the like.

Also, you will need to arrange for someone to collect you from the eye surgery clinic as your sight at that stage will not allow you to drive safely.


How to Make the Perfect Compost

How to Make the Perfect Compost

If you have started to live a life of sustainability, eco-friendliness, and awareness, then you most likely have come across the beautiful thing known as compost. For the avid gardener or gardener-to-be, compost is the gold of the gardening world.

It enriches your soil, reduces the need for chemical fertilisers, and also encourages beneficial bacteria to break down organic matter into materials fit for planting.

If you haven’t yet seen the value in creating compost, then now might be the right time. Read on to learn how to create the perfect compost and never buy chemical-laden fertiliser again.

  1. Begin on the Land

While you undoubtedly went out and purchased a new compost bin, you won’t need it quite yet. To encourage worms to enter your compost, you need to start the foundation of your compost on natural ground. You will then be able to move both your compost and the worms into your compost bin once they have worked their magic to aerate your soil.

  1. Set the Foundation

The first layer of your compost on the ground should be straw or twigs. Add around 5-10 centimetres of these materials on the ground to aid drainage and aeration. You can then add thin, moist, and dry layers of compostable materials. (more…)

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5 Reasons to Get Leaky Taps Fixed ASAP

The chances are that you will have to deal with leaking taps at some point in your life. The simple fact is that they are one of the most common plumbing problems in the world, and they occur very regularly.

Unfortunately, a lot of people leave leaking taps until the last minute, not fixing them until the leak has got so bad that they don’t have a choice. However, this is never a good idea, because even the smallest leaks can cause a wide range of problems.

Because of this, we decided to outline our top five reasons why you should get your leaky taps fixed ASAP. These include:

  1. Leaks Can Be a Major Health Hazard

Although you probably don’t realise it, leaking taps can cause major health problems for you and your family. Since leaks generally result in areas being wet for a long period of time, they can result in a build-up of mould and mildew. And you probably don’t need us to tell you that these can seriously impact your long-term health.

With this in mind, it’s always a good idea to address leaks as soon as possible. Keep the area dry, and contact your local plumber for advice. They should be able to help you get the problem fixed in no time.

  1. Leaks Waste Water

Water is a precious resource in the modern world. Countries like Australia are suffering water shortages unlike any ever seen before, which means that you should do everything in your power to stop wasting water.