Monday, 2 January 2017

How to clean a washing machine?

How to clean washing machine

Every washing machine needs a clean to its drum preferably once a month. The simple procedure will help tackle mold and limescale buildup as well as unpleasant smells.
Just put 500ml of white vinegar, about 50g of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) inside the drum of your washing machine and run 90 degrees washing cycle.

You can clean detergent drawer and rubber gasket around the door opening by leaving there a small old towel or cloth soaked in 50:50 mixture of vinegar and water (or 50:50 mixture of bleach and water) and then rub it off with an old tootbrush (if you have stubborn marks), use sponge with some washing up liquid and water to do the final clean.

This method works best for front loading washing machines.

Monday, 11 July 2016

How to get free mobile phone service? (United Kingdom & US)

Free is really Free, no gimmicks or games. FreedomPop believes mobile access is a right and not a privilege and is committed to offering basic levels of mobile service 100% truly free. If you need more than basic, they hope you will pay for their bigger plans that are priced well below the market rates.

Services are currently available in the U.S. and U.K., with plans to expand to a dozen more countries this year.

100% Free Basic Plan - 500 texts, 200 minutes, and 500MB each month
Premium Unlimited Plans up to 80% off other carriers
No contract. No commitment. Cancel anytime
Wifi calling and texting from anywhere
Free Unlimited calling & texting between FreedomPop phones
Free international calling from over 60 countries
Access over 8 Million hotspots with nationwide roaming
Get virtual number from anywhere in the world

Simply slide in your FreedomPop SIM, download the FreedomPop messaging app, and start getting free service.

Get yourself a FreedomPop SIM card online here.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

What are these strange signs on London Underground?

Labyrinth art project

You may have seen these strange signs on London Underground and wondered about their purpose etc.
When I saw one such sign very first time I thought it looked like a tube map for aliens...
But in reality these signs are Labyrinth art project by Mark Wallinger to mark 150th anniversary of the London Underground.
More information about Labyrinth art project can be found on TFL website.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Where to get Cycling Insurance? (United Kingdom)

You can get Cycling Insurance for You and Your Bike online from PedalSure.
They offer comprehensive cycling insurance built around you first then your bike, from only £5.99 per month.
Features of the cover:
  • Competitively Priced
  • Cover for Amateur Racing
  • Personal Injury up to £150k
  • Physio and Dental Cover
  • Theft & Accidental Damage
  • Lloyds Coverholder
  • Up to 28 Days Global Cover

Friday, 30 October 2015

What is the alternative to blasting?

MBX Bristle Blaster

MBX® Bristle Blaster® is the alternative to conventional abrasive blasting worth looking into.
First of all it eliminates the need for costly abrasive blast equipment, while capable to remove corrosion and create a 2.5 - 3.3 mil surface texture/anchor profile.
MBX Bristle Blaster is portable power tool, looks like a small angle grinder, available in electric and pneumatic versions.
The tool is ideal for spot repairs, for difficult to reach areas, in places where grit blasting is not possible or is not allowed or is not economically viable.
Please see more information at the official website.

Sunday, 25 October 2015

How to raise money online?

Raise money online

Anyone can create fundraising online campaign for their own cause, be it medical, educational, volunteerism, personal emergencies or sports & teams etc.

It can be done quite fast and easy by using one of the most popular personal fundraising websites - GoFundMe.

Currently, you must reside in one of the following countries in order to use GoFundMe:
    United States
    United Kingdom

Saturday, 17 October 2015

How to get UTR number? (United Kingdom)

get UTR number

To get UTR number (i.e. Unique Taxpayer Reference) you need to register with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for Self Assessment tax return.

Most people would get their UTR numbers after becoming self-employed.
To register as self-employed and for Self Assessment tax return (this gets you UTR number) follow the steps on HMRC website.
The letter with your UTR number would normally come in about 7-10 days to your address.

Please bear in mind that you would need to have your National Insurance number to register as self-employed and for Self Assessment tax return (this gets you UTR number).

If you feel this is too complicated for you, just ask your accountant (or find one) to do it for you.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Where to buy car parts online? (United Kingdom)

buy car parts online

Car Parts 4 Less is one of the largest online car and van parts store in the UK.
They have a complete selection of high quality car parts for a wide range of makes and models - offered at the lowest prices.

Car Parts 4 Less are proud to be run with the Top UK distributors for many famous, original equipment manufacturers such as – Pagid, Normfest and Continental Contitech. In addition, they are distributors for brands like Bosch, Lemforder and Denso to name a few!

Their product range spans across categories ranging from
  • Car Parts (Service Parts, Brakes, Engine Parts, Suspension & Steering, Transmission, Exhaust etc.)
  • Car Accessories (Car Cleaning products, Lubricants and Fluids etc.)
  • Performance and Styling products (Suspension, Filtration, Brakes, Exhausts and Tuning)

Friday, 13 March 2015

How to remove print from a plastic bag?

It is done so quite easily using a piece of cloth or paper tissue and a bit of methylated spirit i.e. rub couple times over the printed area of the plastic bag with slightly soaked in methylated spirit piece of paper tissue and you should see the print removed in no time!

It should be mentioned that this method works well for clear plastic bags (like on the picture above) with ink type printed text or picture that needs to be removed (i.e. unwanted brand name, logo etc.).

You can buy methylated spirit in many local hardware/convenience stores or chain DIY supermarkets.

Methylated spirit is chemical solution with strong unpleasant smell, it is advisable to use it outside or in well ventilated areas.

Friday, 20 February 2015

How to prevent cold sores?

prevent cold sores

Cold sores are one of the world’s most common diseases. Many people suffer from this form of herpes and have blisters and sores regularly.

Herpatch Cold Sore Prevention Stick is an innovative lip balm which actually prevents cold sores from happening.

Specially developed to prevent cold sores, it contains a high sun protection factor (SPF 30), for an optimal sun protection.
Thanks to its super-nourishing formula with natural waxes and aloe vera, Herpatch Cold Sore Prevention Stick soothes, moisturizes and revitalizes sensitive and damaged lips, but also provides long lasting relief.
When applied regularly, it will help reduce the number of outbreaks.

You may also consider a range of handy cold sore treatments available online if you already have signs of a cold sore.