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text 2022-11-07 07:32
Six Strategies to Stop Yourself From Dating Emotionally Unavailable People

When you are investing heavily in a relationship with someone who does not reciprocate back, it can feel horrible. All of your affection and kindness are falling on deaf ears. And it can be even worse if it is a repeat pattern you go through repeatedly. 

The reality is that while it is not a good pattern to deal with, it is possible to overcome it. The issue comes from insecurity, a desire for validation (which rarely comes) and a general lack of self-esteem. If that feels like you, then read on for a few strategies to overcome this pattern: 

  • Identify the signs early on – if you have been in a relationship with an emotionally unavailable person, you know just how draining it can be due to the other person. At first, it may feel like they are mysterious and deep, which can only increase that feeling of attraction towards them. But soon enough, it just turns out they are closed off and detached. It is important to work towards a solid relationship with someone who can show a range of emotions immediately. If you notice the signs of unavailability early on, it is best to move on and spare yourself the heartache. 

  • Be honest about why you fall for the same type – if you find yourself dating the same heartbreaker, again and again, you need to slow down and self-reflect. It is fine if you have had bad luck once, but if it repeats, it is a pattern that needs some help. Perhaps a little consultation with a therapist or a coach can greatly help. 

  • Don’t fall for false hope – often, people get hurt because of false hope. You should steer clear of people who text a lot but never initiate plans. That is when someone they are interested in texts a lot and initiates some form of connection, but without ever planning a date or seeing the other. This is a great way to develop false hopes that a relationship can happen. 

  • Insist on identifying your relationship after a certain period. If you are dating an emotionally unavailable person, you may feel like they are stringing you along for a long period. You should be alert if they are keen on dating you but don’t want to call it a relationship. It is understandable if they don’t want to use labels initially. But if they don’t call the relationship label after an extended period, maybe they are just not interested in making things official anytime soon, if ever. 

  • You should not feel like their saviour – while you may be eager to help someone, it should not be your job. You need to ask yourself what you are getting out of a relationship with someone who cannot commit. If you feel like you are there to rescue them, to show them that people are worth caring for, you are only wasting your efforts. Instead, you should be focused on dating someone who will appreciate your work. 

  • Work on your sense of self – if you have self-esteem issues, you should work on yourself and develop confidence. How you feel about yourself reflects the relationship you will be in and the dating life you will lead. When you are ready and confident to meet a partner who will commit, you will never settle for anyone else.

These strategies make you more prepared to face the challenge of falling for emotionally unavailable partners and avoid this reality altogether. 

© Kate Mansfield Dating Coach

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text 2022-10-28 08:55
Cleaning Your Oven Without Harsh Chemicals


When was the last time you focused on cleaning your oven? If you preheat it and start smelling the burnt remains of your previous cooking sessions, you need to get it done. Follow the steps ahead to make cleaning less of a chore while also avoiding any harsh chemicals you may be allergic to:


Get Rid of the Charred Bits


First, remove the racks and use a dry scrub brush to break up any large and obvious charred areas or loose crumbs stuck to the surface. Use the brush to gather the crumbs into a corner, then use a dustpan or vacuum cleaner to remove them.


Make Baking Soda Paste


Next up, you can create a paste made up of baking soda, water, and dish soap. Mix it up as well as you can until it’s a paste with the consistency of mashed potatoes. Depending on the size of your oven, you may need quite a bit.


Use a household sponge to cover the inside of your oven using the paste; also, pay attention to the floor, back and sides, and the oven door. Make sure you cover the entire area; the thicker a coating, the better. Focus on areas where the mess is caked on the most. Remember that you must avoid the oven vents and be careful around the oven light, as it may get hot to the touch as it stays on while you work. Once you’re done, shut the oven door and let the paste sit overnight before you move on to the next step.


Take a damp sponge and wipe away the wet paste in the morning. You will probably need to do a few passes with the clean sponge to get rid of all residue, but you will be able to get rid of a lot of gunk off the surfaces. For the more challenging spots, you should take a scrub brush and steel wool to break them down; just be extremely careful not to damage your oven’s finish, as that may create issues like rusting.


For a final pass, use a clean, wet sponge to remove any remaining residue and bring your oven back to a pristine, sparkling state. Let it air dry for a while with the door open, or you can close it and heat the oven for about 15 minutes to air out any smells. 


Cleaning the Racks


You should ensure your oven racks are clean, so give them an overnight bath. Take an old towel or rag, some dish soap and dryer sheets and go to the bathtub or a large sink and cover them with soapy water. Put the old towel down to keep the tub enamel from getting scratched. Lay the racks down and cover them with hot water. Add half a cup of dish soap to the running water and sink the dryer sheets inside. Let them sit overnight before you take care of them in the morning. By then, the grime should be loose, so rub a scrub sponge or even use the wet dryer sheets over the racks; this should allow you to remove the buildup easily. Drain the tub and use the showerhead to rinse the racks to a shine, then place them in your now clean oven.


You will now have a clean oven you can enjoy; just remember to clean it at least once a month to prevent buildup in the future.


©Fast Oven Cleaning


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text 2022-10-18 08:38
How to Prepare a Bountiful Autumn Garden Space


Summers are hot and dry, and the list of problems many gardens have to deal with is expansive. Still, you have an excellent opportunity to enjoy a growing season when summer eventually moves into autumn. As the season's change, autumn brings another chance for you to sow and grow your cooler seasonal vegetables, such as carrots or arugula. But what kind of a choice should you make regarding your crop choices? How do you fit all those choices into your garden, and how do you make a successful autumn solution? The following tips aim to give you a hand in that.


Using Four Step Planting Strategy 


You have four planting opportunities for your autumn garden, so you need to make the right choice of crops for each of those windows: you should start by determining your first freeze date, which in most cases is around three weeks after the first frost date. In this case, frost means the end of the warm-season crops such as basil and tomatoes, but it also benefits the cooler season plants like kohlrabi or bok choy. This triggers the production of sugars in the above-ground parts of the plants.


Step One: 14 to 12 Weeks Before Hard Freeze


There is enough time for you to put in late sowing of salad cucumbers, snap beans or summer squash for a fast-maturing crop. If you have the luck of mild weather, you should plant parsnips or beets in beds. Inside, where the crops will be sheltered, you should start with seeds of broccoli, collards, cabbage, kale, rutabaga, kohlrabi and the faster-maturing types of cauliflower. This is a great season to try on some new varieties of these plants and other types of cabbages. Other vegetables you can start growing indoors include parsley and bulb fennel.


Step Two: 11 to 10 Weeks Before Hard Freeze


If you don't have your seedlings, you should look up what you can in garden centres. You can set out cabbage family crops as they near transplanting size, then cover them using tulle to keep insects away. Sow a fast maturing type of carrot in a fertile bed, then cover it up with a shade cover or an old blanket. This should help keep the soil moist between each watering. If the weather allows it, you can sow cilantro, bibb, romaine or butterfly lettuce and radishes. You should start with large-rooted daikons or Chinese radishes, as they need more time to grow than salad radishes. This is also a great time to plant winter cover crops, such as winter peas, cold-resistant grains, crimson clover or hairy vetch.


Step Three: 9 to 8 Weeks Before Hard Freeze


In this step, it's time to choose from several greens - spinach, arugula, turnips, or Asian greens such as bok choy, tatsoi or Chinese cabbage. You can plant more lettuce and salad radishes, assuming you want that and have the space.


Step Four: 7 to 6 Weeks Before Hard Freeze


You can sow smaller winter crops, such as mache, spinach and cold-resistant lettuce, in beds outfitted with covers. The seedlings that grow to about 8 centimetres before the cold weather stop their growth, waiting under the glass or plastic, then resume growing once spring arrives. You can also plant shallots or garlic when the first hard freeze happens. The cloves will slowly grow their roots, with their tips emerging from the ground before the winter is over.


©Local Gardeners


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text 2022-10-17 08:44
End of Lease Rubbish Removal Tips


You may have already had the unpleasant experience of dealing with an end-of-lease clean, which is extremely important if you want to get your security deposit back in full. 


You may hire a professional cleaning company, but you don’t always have to. Visiting all the rooms, cleaning the toilet, mirrors, wall tiles and more can be done with a bit of proverbial elbow grease. Work from the top to the bottom of your home, and consider what you need and don’t need—set items aside into different piles to determine what you want to keep and what needs to go. You should focus on that to ensure you won’t be keeping any items that will just clutter up your new place; moving them would be a waste of resources and time.


To ensure the rubbish removal company will get the job done quickly and efficiently, you should be ready well ahead of time. Let’s point out the basics:




From tablets and computers to gadgets and TVs, moving will turn up plenty of obsolete electronics you may want to get rid of. Suppose you’re not using a rubbish removal company. In that case, you will need to see local disposal sites where they can recycle your old electronics, as there are toxic chemicals in old batteries.


White Goods


Rubbish removal companies can eliminate white goods for you, be it fridges, dishwashers, ovens, etc. If you are doing it alone, you must take them to a proper recycling centre or contact the local council for a special collection. Remember that this may take some time, so book this well ahead of your moving date.




If you have any old tables, couches, chairs or furniture that may still be in good condition but wish to donate, you will need help moving them. You could give it away to upcycles or donate it on the web, but you can also use a rubbish removal company to take them to a disposal site or recycling centre.


Garden Waste


If you have to deal with this sort of waste, it’s relatively easy to recycle. If this is about stones, rubble or concrete resulting from yard work, you may be in for a greater challenge. It will need to be sent to the dump, which means hard work and finding suitable transport. This is where a professional waste company can do things for you instead.




Rubbish is a term used for anything that doesn’t fall under the rest of these categories, be it old plastics, kitchenware, or something else - you name it. This may go straight to the dump if you can’t recycle it, but you can use a rubbish removal company to get rid of it.


Benefits of Using Rubbish Removal


They’re quick and efficient; as professionals, they know what may be recycled and what needs to go to the dump. You won’t need to worry about the details when you let them handle it. You won’t have to deal with heavy lifting. Rubbish removal companies can take care of all you need to get rid of, load it onto a vehicle, and that’s that. You will be able to save money in the process. Having a lot of rubbish to get rid of takes time and fuel to make different trips to various recycling centres. In many cases, that also requires you to have a rental trailer or a van to take the rubbish away. Let a professional company handle it for you is cheaper and safer.


©We Collect Rubbish


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text 2022-09-30 03:53
How to Move with a Pet Dog and Help them Adjust


Let’s face it – moving house is not a simple project. There are endless things to take care of, and all those errands could be overwhelming. However, no matter how busy you are, don’t forget to address the needs of your pet dog, as it will be much more difficult for your beloved pet to adjust.

To help your puppy get used to the change more manageably, try these five excellent moving tips:


  • Follow a routine – as a dog owner, you have already worked out a routine that you and your pet stick to daily. Walks, eating dinner and having a nap co-occur daily, forming your pet’s routine. To let your dog adjust to its new home smoothly, make sure you keep up with the same schedule as you usually do. It might make no sense to you, but even the slightest disruption of the routine can cause lots of stress to your pet, so try to stay on the same schedule. If you have just started arranging the kitchen or feel exhausted to go for a walk now, try to leave all aside and maintain your dog’s everyday lifestyle. Doing so goes a long way to minimise the stress of the change, as fewer things will be changing for your pet.


  • Prepare a dog-friendly space – once the movers are done unloading the van and have left your new place, you should first arrange space for your dog. Place its bed, blankets, toys and bowls so your puppy will feel at home right from the start. The smell of familiar objects will add a sense of security for your dog, thus allowing it to adjust faster to its new home. Even if you have to arrange the space temporarily, don’t postpone the task. Pack a bag with your dog’s essentials before leaving your old home to make things easier. This way, you can quickly find the puppy’s stuff without unpacking numerous boxes.


  • Pay attention to your pup – dogs need to feel loved by their humans, and when switching to a new home, it is more important than ever to show your affection. Whether you will take some time to play with your puppy or spend an extra minute to pet it, love and affection will relieve stress for the dog and yourself. Once the dog realises that it is still a top priority in your life, it will also figure out that nothing significant has changed and everything is ok.


  • Stay calm and patient – in the first couple of weeks at the new place; you may notice unusual behaviour of your dog – lots of barking or accidents inside the house. Such behaviour shouldn’t surprise you, as it is a natural reaction to the change. The best you can do here is to stay as patient as possible since losing your temper will undoubtedly prevent your pet from quickly adjusting to the new life. Once enough time has passed, this odd behaviour will disappear, and you and your puppy will feel at home again.


  • Don’t leave for too long – while the process of acclimating still lasts, try not to leave your dog alone for too long. If you have a task you can’t postpone in the first few days at the new place, try to take the dog with you when going out. If this is not an option, ask a close friend or someone your dog is familiar with to hang around with the pup until you return home. Just like the favourite toys bring the puppy a sense of security, so does your presence.


Count on these smart tips, and your dog will adjust to the new place before you know it.

© Fast Removal Services


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