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Protecting Your Home: 3 Ways To Cover Your Windows for More Secured Living

Protecting Your Home: 3 Ways To Cover Your Windows for More Secured Living

Our home is the place where we feel most comfortable and secure. It’s where we associate the most with our parents, siblings and family pets. To this end, keeping it protected at all times, 24 hours a day, should always make our list of top priorities in life.

In today’s very dangerous times, everything in our lives can change in a split second when we neglect to protect a part of our home. Whether it’s the malfunctioning kitchen appliance, the broken lock, or even our dislocated windows, they should be given immediate assistance before accidents or crime-related mishaps occur.

Keeping our homes safe begins with ensuring our security. To that end, one should recognize the importance of maintaining a home with everything sealed with the correct safety measures. This includes making an effort to adjust to the varying changes we experience in life such as airborne diseases, burglary, theft, and other unwanted sources of headaches.

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Doors are the pathway where anyone makes an entry to our homes. They play a major role in keeping everything and everyone at ease when the sun sets down. Our windows, meanwhile, can be tricky. They are the entry ways for the sunlight to come in. Also, they come in glass and sometimes wooden surfaces which can be easily broken by a home invader or by a sexual offender. That’s why windows should be given an extra attention to make sure no one will attempt to enter our home uninvited.

If you’re thinking of marking you territory against unwanted crime seekers, you should consider fully-covering your windows to make sure they do not see the activities going on inside your space. By doing so, the level of your privacy will be heightened.

Check out the list below to give you some options appropriate for your own home:

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1. Curtains

This is probably one of the most widely-used cover ups for windows. While its primary feature is to give shade against strong rays of sunlight, covering up your windows with curtains can definitely provide more protection against outsiders. Not only do they help keep your life private, they are also excellent designing pieces for every part of your homes. Curtains come in different shades, color and textures that could complement the theme or motif of your living space.

For more privacy, you might also want to try cubicle curtains. These type of curtain come in two varieties: 1) standard disposable cubicle curtains with eyelets, 2) easy fit disposable cubicle curtains.

2. Blinds

These contemporary form of window covering come in different textures including: wood, faux wood, plastic, and vinyl among others. With easy to adjust features, blinds can be adjusted to your preferred angle for light and privacy purposes. They can be controlled with a cord that can be raised or lowered depending on your desired amount of visibility.

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Types of blinds:

  •       Vertical blinds
  •       Roller blinds
  •       Venetian blinds
  •       Wooden blinds
  •       Conservatory blinds
  •       Perfect fit blinds
  •       Roman blinds
  •       Panel blinds
  •       Pleated blinds
  •       Blackout blinds
  •       Picture blinds

For the more advanced types of blinds, you may also try:

  •       Remote control blinds – these high-tech kind of blinds allows you to control them via radio handsets/wall switch or even using your smartphones or tablets. Other manufacturers also offer them in different channels of power source including: battery operated, solar powers, 24 v and 230 v mains powered classes.
  •       Energy saving blinds – this come with a blind fabric feature which prevents heat to escape through the windows during winter, while also ensuring your rooms are cool during the summer season.

3. Insect Screens

If your home is always infested or surrounded with insects, choosing this type of window guard is perfect. Not only can it cover your window through a mesh, it also comes in door-size to protect your main entrance from annoying mosquitoes and flies.

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Choose from a wide-selection of insect screens:

  •       Mesh panel insect screens
  •       Roller insect screens
  •       Chain insect screens
  •       Mesh insect screens
  •       Hinged insect screens
  •       Framed insect screens
  •       Roller insect screens
  •       Sliding fly screens for doors
  •       Telescopic window fly screens
  •       Candy strip fly screens

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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