vinegar as a cleaner

Home Wash

To clean you home during  and after an illness to help with healing. 

One of the things I do after there has been some kind of illness or cold in my family/home is clean my home. Open the windows, let the sun in. Burn some sage and rosemary. Burn some lemon verbena. Wash the sheets and then hang them out in the sun. Most of all I wash my walls and floors. Like any modern witch I do use your standard cleaning liquids, but I also like to mix up a little something more to put in my wash water.

You will need some rain water if you have it and some clear and rose quartz. (Rose quartz will fill the home with a warm positive energy. I use clear quartz as a purifier.) I start the stone water at the beginning of my cleaning so that the stone water can sit out in the sun for a few hours to charge.

After a few hours

I take out the stones and mix in my herbs.

 Peppermint to cool things down and promote healing. Also Mint can be used as a purifier.

Rosemary is also a purifier and  promote healing, but is can also be used for protection from new illnesses.

Lemon Verbena cleans the energies of an area very well and I have found the it can add to the power of spell very nicely. (I once had a friend say that I will put this herb in just about anything…it kind of true. I love this stuff and even started growing it myself :3

I let it sit in the sun for a few more hours

Once done it’s a lot like a sun tea. I strain it out and now mix it with my wash. (If you are not a fan of chemical cleaners. Mix the herbs in vinegar in one jar, and make the stone water in another. Mix the tow jars when they are ready. Wash)


One way I charge my mix is every time I pass it as I clean, I give it three taps with my fingers. Pushing in my intent of washing away what made us sick and protecting us from new illnesses. 

anonymous asked:

how can i do my room to encourage positive energy to enter?? thank you!

There are lots of things you can do to encourage positive energy flow in your room! Here are just some of my top 25 personal favorites, these are totally personal:

  1. Use soothing, happy colors - warm, welcoming tones will bring positive energy to your room. Try only using colors found in nature, nothing too bright or garish 
  2. Use soothing lights -  Using natural light whenever possible will evoke positive energy, but candles and salt lamps are a good alternative
  3. Place your bed facing the doorway yet as far away from the doorway as possible - personally I feel negativity when I cannot see the door from my bed but that is just a personal preference
  4. Get rid of clutter - make your space as simple as possible. Clutter will only bring chaotic energy. Minimize your possessions to only what makes you happy. 
  5. Hang positive imagery over your bed - pictures of nature are a good option, as well as positive quotes or sayings
  6. Do not place too many mirrors in your room - One large mirror should be enough, but it should be covered at night. 
  7. Eliminate electronics - Only have what is necessary in your room. Too many electronics or extension cords fall under the clutter rule. 
  8. Use windows instead of air conditioning or fans - natural air flow brings positivity, so if you can get away with it just use a window to cool down.
  9. Use an oil diffusor, incense, or smoke cleanse - Cleaning out negative energy is a must. Cleanse your space as often as possible.
  10. Play soothing music - nature sounds are great for bringing healing, positive energy into your space
  11. Bring animals into your home - animals bring joy and happiness to us all. Fish are considered very soothing pets to watch, if you can afford to keep them.
  12. Add plants - plants clean out negative energies and impurities
  13. Add crystals - Adding crystals to all corners of your room and everywhere in-between is a great way to cleanse your space so that positive energy can enter. My favorite for room decor is amethyst. 
  14. Clean with safe, natural cleansers - Use vinegar or a simple soap instead of chemical-heavy cleaners to bring in positive energy.
  15. Set up an altar/meditation space - having spaces that evoke spiritual healing definitely help!
  16. Add happy pictures of friends and family - this one is a no brainer, happy images bring in positive energy
  17. Speak no ill words in your sleeping space - your words have power, don’t bring negative words into your room
  18. Use bells - bells can be used to ring in positive energy and cleanse a space of negativity
  19. Make sure your space is airy - though heavy brocades are quite pretty, light fabrics and furniture will allow air to flow through a space. Use more cotton! 
  20. Add decorations evoking the blessings of spirits - nature imagery as well as traditional witches tools and religious imagery seem to please spirits 
  21. Use as much wood as possible, eliminate metal decor - metal can dampen the flow of energy, use wood or natural stone or pottery
  22. Organize organize organize - if something does not have a place, eliminate it. It will just become clutter.
  23. Create a room where company will feel welcome - add seating and an area where you can entertain company. Positivity follows friends!
  24. Only allow beautiful things in your space - positive energy comes from loving what is in your space. If you do not find something beautiful in some way, it is clutter.
  25. Add welcoming scents - scents that speak of home cooking and lovely flowers evoke positive energy! My favorite is vanilla but all are good

You can also Feng Shui your bedroom to add positive energy flow! I am not an expert on Feng Shui but I do use some of its principals in my own space. I would read up on the topic and see if Feng Shui is right for you.

Hope this helps! 

HOE PRODUCTS

Here are a few of my fav products+their uses that makes every hoes life a lil easier

Coconut oil -
• Oil pulling
• Sunblock / tanning oil
• Lube (THIS DETERIORATES CONDOMS)
• Deep conditioner
• Shaving cream
• Makeup removee

Jojoba oil -
• Skin moisturizer
• Hair moisturizer
• Lip moisturizer
• Make up remover
• After shave

Castor oil -
• Eyelash/eyebrow thickener
• Makeup remover
• Hair mask (helps hair grow faster)
• Laxative
• Wrinkle preventer
• Split ends repair

Tea tree oil -
• Itchy scalp treatment
• Acne mask
• Cuticle softener
• If yo feet stank this is the shit for you

Baby oil -
• Makeup remover
• Shaving creme
• After shave (FOR LEGS+ARMS+NOT VAGINA)
• Makeup brush conditioner/cleaner

Apple cider vinegar - • ½ cup for detox bath (resets your pH balance) • Makes hair shiner
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Hi hello this is your friendly neighborhood (almost) chemist™ here to remind you to ALWAYS double check online articles when it comes to mixing chemicals. I happened upon this one last night that suggested mixing hydrogen peroxide and vinegar together in your washing machine. N O P E. Flag on the play. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Mixing these two creates an über corrosive acid which can be harmful when mixed in a closed container such as (you guessed it) a washing machine.

tl;dr: don’t believe everything you read on the internet, and fact checking is always good practice.

anonymous asked:

I'm going to be moving into my own apartment for the first time (!!!) and I was wondering if you had any tips on small apartment life?

Congrats! And… I have NO idea! I don’t know about your situation or your finances or even what current things you have/know/do! So let’s come at this from another angle.

Originally posted by princessbubbletom

Here are the tips I would give MY past self when I first moved into an apartment:

Originally posted by regularshow-adventuretime

Cleaning:

  • Make a cleaning schedule. You can do different things on different days (ex: Wednesday: clean bathroom, Thursday: clean kitchen) or make it a standing date to clean your entire apartment on one particular day of the week. Either way, it will make your living environment healthier and make you less stressed in the long run. You don’t want to let everything pile up to the point where you stare into the abyss of your home and say “I could just… ..burn it… all… down…”
  • Wash up dishes/put them in the dishwasher right after you eat – it will save you a TON of time and dishes piling up. If you’re too busy to stick to that, wash up dishes every night before bed – the warm water may help soothe you into a more relaxed state. Or it may make your carpal tunnel less noticeable.
  • Don’t forget to take out the trash often. Try not to make eye contact with your neighbors as you throw your garbage into the dumpster and loudly shout at it “NOW STAY DEAD.” It never stops being funny.
  • Buy extra vacuum bags now so that you don’t wind up like me, screaming in your living room at 11AM before a guest comes over to see your dusty filth-pile of a home.
  • Have multiple trash cans. That way your hopes and dreams have several areas of the home to be collected in.
  • All-Natural Cleaners are great (like vinegar, baking soda, borax, Nature’s Miracle, Seventh Generation, etc.) because they’re not harmful to the environment and they ensure that you’re 4AM suicide thoughts aren’t THAT easy to go through with.
  • Wood polish always smells like a lemon had sex with a very irritated fairy, use it liberally to impress guests into thinking your home is clean.
  • Febreeze: For when your anxiety gets so bad that trekking down to the laundromat just isn’t an option.

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Originally posted by f-inn-and-jake

Cooking:

  • Cook for yourself  – not only will it save you in costs but it will also help your health to know what you’re putting into your body. Because when the doctor says “What the fuck have you done to yourself?” you want to know exactly what to counter with.
  • Learn to cook some simple meals if you don’t know how to already. YouTube is a great place to learn recipes if you don’t have family or friends to teach you. Because they’re all too busy with more important things, like Not You.
  • Invest in a decent set of knives. You don’t need anything fancy starting out but two very nice knives (one bigger and one smaller) will take you a long way. Try to keep them sharp enough to stab the occasional robber.
  • A crockpot is great if you have a busy schedule. There are tons of recipes you can just throw in the morning and come home to at night. Because that’s your life now. One long string of whatever is easiest to survive on.
  • Invest in a few nice pans – you can actually usually find cheap sets of pans at thrift stores, especially cast iron pans that just need to be seasoned. Like you, they need to go through the fire a few times before they’re ready to get a'cookin’.
  • Spices are your friends! Don’t be afraid of trying new ones – try to use them liberally, just like the college degree that put you in $120,000 worth of debt.
  • If invited to a friend’s home for dinner, bring a bottle of wine or a pre-made side dish. Your friends will think that you’re actually a person who knows how to shop at a market and somehow this is important.

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Originally posted by adventuringbros

Organizing/Household:

  • Organization is FUN – don’t be afraid to organize your clothes, your art supplies, your photos, etc. It will save you time and effort in finding things, which is priceless and ultimately the soulless necessity to owning objects.
  • Learn to do use some simple tools – a hammer and an electric drill are your friends – if you treat your friends like tools that you weld at your leisure to hang a vanity mirror in your bathroom so you can see how big your pores have gotten.
  • Never underestimate the value of labeling. Even if you can’t organize the minutiae of your life, you can organize the minutiae of your stuff. It’s fine… It’s fine…
  • Call maintenance when you need them. That’s what you pay your rent for. Your hard earned dollars, slowly rolling back on themselves to give you half-assed labor that shows up at the worst possible time of day and tracks mud through your home is definitely worth it.
  • Get the new CFL lightbulbs. They’ll cost you less and last longer. Because there’s always hope for another year, I guess.

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Originally posted by suspicious-innocence

Money:

  • Budget for your bills before everything else, especially your rent. You’ll need a place to live if things go to shit, even if you have to live in the dark for a few weeks. Hey, it’s like camping, except with considerably less bears! Win-win!
  • Work out a grocery budget and try to adjust your diet around the sale items. Going on food stamps is definitely an option if you’re below the poverty line but be prepared to spend a little bit of cash on fresher fruits and veg so you don’t get scurvy. There’s no joke here, that’s honestly just a depressing enough reality for most of the population.
  • If you can, budget some fun time! Even if it’s just chilling in a park for a few hours with some $2 wine and a load of awkward stranger-stares, it’s worth it to get out of your apartment now and then and find some fun.
  • Remember: people expect gifts. Put aside money so that you can appease their holiday and birthday appetites, like the Gods demanding sacrifices. If all else fails, bake cookies or offer virginal blood (virgin sourcing not my concern).

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Originally posted by kuwabaraaa

Random:

  • Hygiene is super important! Don’t be a stinky dinky. You can always make some shampoo stretch with a little bit of water and a good shake of the bottle.
  • A calendar hung somewhere prominent will help you keep track of this new and exciting time of adulthood, or as I like to call it “New Human Survival Skills.”
  • Water – It’s a thing people need, I think.
  • Buy better shoes and you won’t have to buy them as often. Not that you can because you’re probably poor, but it’s something to consider getting angry about.
  • Tank tops/T-Shirts work in all seasons when layered.
  • Remember to close your windows when it rains because water is damaging to your life and electronics.
  • Turn off your TV/electronics at night because now you’re an adult and welcome to the Twilight Zone of dead static silence.
  • Speaking of electronics, treat them all like tender angel babies. You don’t want a sudden $400 expense because you forgot to take your phone out of your back pocket before you went peepee.
  • Sweaters and robes are your friend in winter; heating bills are not. Budget accordingly.
  • Colleges have free or lower-cost health programs, such as free check-up clinics, free flu shots and even free dental care – most are students that are learning, so it’s fun that they don’t have a filter yet and will blurt out if you’re close to death!
  • Don’t get drunk without a sober friend to help you home because you REALLY don’t want to remember a wormy dude with a music note tattooed on his hand assaulting you later.
  • Wear condoms if you’re having sex. Yes, ANY kind of sex. If you’re not fluid-bonded, it needs a wrap-up – and even if you are, toys are always better with (toysafe)condoms for an abundance of reasons – including just being better lubricated.
  • Get some apps to help you stay safe. “Guardly” is great for alerting someone when you may be actually missing and not just bored listening to a friend’s record collection for hours on end.
  • Flannel sheets when it’s very cold out are basically a full-body orgasm. 
  • Just keep on keepin’ on.

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Originally posted by cudichildish

Giant Caveat: Yes, I’m aware some of this are darkly sarcastic verging on a touch troubling, but they’re what I would tell myself, personally, if I had it to to do all over again. Personally, I feel like they would have helped me and perhaps writing this out helped me get over a few of them now, or just to keep on keepin’ on with what I have to work with currently. So, keep on, no hate, just love. <3 My only final tip would be to accept friendships whenever they come along, even if they wind up hurting you, cut out toxic people from your life if they’re holding you back and to always try to come from a place of love before considering anything else. 

Originally posted by fyeahadventuretime

anonymous asked:

Hey friend, love the advice you give so thanks a plenty for that. I need a recommendation for a basic/all-purpose cleaner to use on the regs. I've been using water/white vinegar with some essential oil but im not a fan of the vinegar smell. Suggestions?

My absolute favorite all-purpose cleaner is Nature’s Promise Grapefruit and Lime spray. It’s all natural and smells AMAZING. 

Good for everything from stove tops to tiled floors to toilets! Go forth and purchase immediately! I get it from Stop and Shop.

Cage Cleaning Step-by-Step

Ok sorry I got distracted cleaning the rest of the apartment, but here are the pictures of how I clean my double unit Critter Nation. I do this once a week just in case anyone is wondering. It usually takes me about 40 minutes.

1. Get your supplies! I use a trash bag, Lysol Wipes, Odoban Spray Cleaner, a towel, and the green bucket from their cage (I use this to soak the binder clips). I fill the bucket up with a little bit of Odoban and warm water.

2. Take out all the hammocks and shake them into the trash bag to remove any poop, nesting material, fleece scraps, etc. Set them aside to be washed with the cage liners. Throw out anything that is smelly and gross including boxes, wood chews, chewable tunnels, etc.

3. Then, remove all the other cage accessories. I have litterpans, a space pod, a chinchilla dust house, granite slabs, food bowls, treat cages, and random other things like jingle balls and wood chews. I leave the rope toys, water bottles, and perches. Dump all the litterpans and shake everything out if needed.

4. Put all of this in a bathtub with a small amount of cleaner- Odoban, Nature’s Miracle, Bleach, Vinegar, etc. Fill the rest of the tub with warm water. You can use any cleaner as long as you remember to rinse afterwards

5. While this is all soaking, go back to the cage and start on the liners. Take all the binder clips off and put them in the bucket with your cleaner/warm water. Fold the liner into the center so none of the poop or other mess comes out and then hold it in a trash bag and shake it out. Set aside with the hammocks to be washed.

6. Dump any remaining poop or mess on the pans into the trash can. Wipe them down with your cleaner and some paper towels or Lysol wipes. Then go rinse them in the bathtub with water to get the cleaner off. Pat them dry and bring them back to the cage. 

7. Remove the binder clips from the bucket and pat them dry with the towel. Lay fresh liners over the trays and secure them with the clean binder clips. Repeat this with all the trays and put them back in as you go. 

8. Drain the bathtub and rinse everything that was soaking thoroughly. Pat it dry with the towel and bring it back to the cage and set it all up. For me, this includes putting new litter in the pans and food in the bowls. I also dump the bucket where I was soaking the clips, rinse and dry it, and put it back in the cage. 

9. Put clean hammocks in! I have enough hammocks that I have two sets and don’t have to wait for them to wash and dry before I can put them back in. If you don’t have as many, the ratties will just have to wait until the wash is done!

10. Throw the hammocks and liners in the wash- I wash with detergent and Odoban on hot water. Sometimes I wash again with just detergent if they are still smelly. Once they’re done in the washer and dryer, fold and store until next week!

Every other week, I also vaccum around the cage since they like to kick stuff out. Once a month, I wipe down all the bars and cracks and crevices of the cage. 

I hope this was helpful. Everyone has their own routine and their own cage set-up, but this is what works best for me. 

14.Tell Your Friends - BTS Mafia Au

One - Two - Three - Four - Five -  Six - Seven -  Eight  - Nine - Ten -  Eleven -  Twelve  -Thirteen

Fourteen:

‘I don’t have a home, with you I could build one, but I’d still burn it down’

Yoongi kept whiskey in his kitchen cabinet next to drain cleaner and a liter of vinegar, which he opened, poured and then threw at Yugyeom who was carrying Hoseok’s feet.

“Don’t let him drink it in one go”

The boy didn’t seem to find the request strange and merely placed it under his own arm and continued towards the white rug in Yoongi’s living room.

The doctor chirped in with a cheery tone, overweight and balding, his shirt was wrinkled and his tie was strung around his neck, a black briefcase was held tightly in his hand.

He spoke to Yoongi with familiarity.

“That won’t be necessary, I brought all the mandatory medication. He’ll be-” his glasses were perched on the bridge of his nose, he looked out over them to speak to Yoongi.

“Medication?” Yoongi repeated, almost wincing at the word, the doctor almost winced when Yoongi finally looked at him.

“For the pain yes” 

“Keep that crap away from him. Don’t even let him know we fucking have it”

His suit jacket was gone, discarded on the island in the kitchen and he’d pushed up his sleeves, rolling them at the end, his hair was combed but unkempt, he looked normal, tired. He spoke like he’d gone through this many times before, and was coaching amateurs now, though you were sure this wasn’t the first backstreet patch up the doctor had done.

“With all due respect sir, his shoulder needs to be put back in place, it’ll be excruciating, he-” the doctor had a soft voice, one of reason, but his objection remained futile

“If you drug him, I’ll cut off your fingers” 

The short physician did not protest a third time.

It was then Yoongi extracted the packet of cigarettes from his suit jacket, slipping one between his fingers before taking a steel lighter from his pocket, it clicked as the flame appeared, sharp among the silence, your ears rang. 

He lit the cigarette with steady hands, took a puff and stared at the two carrying Hoseok.

They did not attempt to place him on the rug as they had previously intended.

“Stick a towel in his mouth and numb him for a while, if he gets a sniff of that anesthesia when he’s awake he’ll drink it”

They stared at him for a second before he cocked his head towards the guest bedroom and sipped from his glass, his cigarette resting between his index and middle finger.

His palms were spread out on the marble counter, stainless and glistening, like it had never been used, no sign of wear, much like its owner. The whole place looked untouched, newly bought, it seemed like a waste.

You watched from near the edge of the kitchen as the three men left the room, following the doctor down the hallway, leaving you alone.

He stared at the spot the three men had once stood for a moment or two before looking at you properly, his eyes trailing up your body before meeting your own, glassy and unconcerned. 

When he’d arrived, he’d merely glanced at you, kneeling, half drenched in blood from where you’d knelt beside Hoseok and bruised, half your face a canvas of blue and pink blotches. His car seats were warm and you sat in the front while he drove, holding Hoseok’s keys.

He stared at them in your clasped hands before trailing his tired eyes back down to your knees, the black opaque tights lacerated from a free-for-all with salt and grit, your hands stung and would have been shaking if you hadn’t been holding the car keys.

He saw little need to make conversation and allowed the ticks from the wall clock to fill the thundery silence, the snow outside noiseless weather, unsuited to your interaction, he was the type you’d look it while it rained so mist could be your reason for a momentary slip of judgment.

He seemed to overlook your collage of bruises and gazed over you once more before pressing the cigarette between thin lips, his eyes falling shut, his shoulders raising as he took a breath.The few seconds he stayed like that were euphoric before effortlessly, the smoke escaped his mouth, and faded, mixing in with the smell of new furniture and polish.

You held his gaze for as long as you could.

“I thought you lived in Gangseo”

“I don’t live anywhere” he snapped, his neck stiffening

He paused before continuing, taking a sip from the glass, swirling the copper drink around inside, chromatic brown, liquid life too sweet for some.

“Whichever bed I sleep in, depends on my mood”

He took another long drag from the cigarette, his eyes closing as he experienced a second of peace, alkaloid Eden, he enjoyed nicotine for the few moments the cigarette allowed.

“This place is out of convenience”

He’d always been casual but he looked less intimidating without a jacket, less uptight without a tie, but his face was guarded and he made no move to get comfortable. 

“And the others?” you asked.

He smiled like he always seemed to smile, wickedly.

“To show off.  Most people like the villa” he explained.

“I didn’t”

His only reaction was a sigh of amusement as he shoved his hand in his pocket, shaking his head slightly as he lifted the cigarette to his mouth again

“Neither do I” he shrugged, smoke trailing from his open mouth, his lips pulled back to reveal straight teeth, gummy, like a child’s, his eyes still dark, bitter.

A muffled shout came from the corridor as Yoongi flicked the cigarette ash into the sink, ignoring the ashtray on the counter.

“Well he woke up quickly” he commented.

“He’ll be okay right?” you asked briskly.

“I’ve never known Ahn to do a bad job, better than most hospital staff, quicker too.”

Another shout came from the bedroom, louder this time but Yoongi, as always, was unfazed and turned back to you, the cigarette missing between his fingers, discarded in the sink, probably staining the steel, reckless in its own way.

“Get out of those clothes” he requested

“What?”

“I’m not getting stains on these carpets,” he remarked, inconvenienced, shaking his head, glancing to the unlit living room, as if unsure why you found his demand so unreasonable.

“They’re new” he added.

“But I don’t have anything to wear”

“Well I don’t have a security deposit if you get blood on my couch” he countered, excessive, but adamant

“You expect me to strip and walk around half naked?” you demanded, your voice slightly louder than his.

“No, I expect you to shower and change and tell me why your face looks like it should be on the cover of a domestic violence campaign ” he responded, his tone wavering near the end, where he found it difficult not to shout back.

“You think I asked Suho to do this?” you challenged, too tired to care about who you were speaking to.

“No, I think you ask for reasons to get hit so you can feel like you’re worth something” he finished, pointing his thin finger at you as if twisting the thorn he already had in your side.

“Do you always have to be such a self-righteous prick?” you spat back, ignoring the shouts that echoed down the hall.

“I hate to break it to you sugar but that’s my job” he found little offense in your comment and merely threw his hands up to signify the little option he had in being the holier-than-thou condescending asshole he was

The clocks ticking filled the gap of sound your raised voices had once filled and your chest heaved slightly from your brisk argument, while he lit another cigarette with slightly unsteady hands, viciously flicking open the lighter before throwing it into the sink 

“I wanna go home” you voice was accompanied by the pang of metal on metal and seemed soft in comparison.

“Tough cause you’re not leaving my sight” he was softly livid and turned back around to glower at you some more.

“Take me or leave me, I’m sure Jungkook won’t mind a few scratches” you smiled instead of crying, your tone was almost desperate but he’d seen you beg enough times before.

“I mind” he spat back, tapping his cigarette, ash wafting the floor, like grey snow, making his floor dirty

A second passed as he stiffened his jaw, your hands in fists by your side, he glanced at them once, as if daring you.

“Why would you mind?” you spoke with an acidity you hadn’t known you’d been holding back.

He’d asked you the same thing about Seungkan.

“Common courtesy, damaged goods sell for less” he said it all in one breath, though it was the loudest you’d ever heard him speak, under high stress and little sleep, cracks in his facade shone through.

“I thought you said I wasn’t much of a possession” you sounded petty and it was because you were.

“Well, we all keep things hoping they’ll go up in value don’t we?” he sounded like you’d already disappointed him.

“What if I depreciate?”

“Our buyer isn’t that picky like you said” he spewed back.

“He’ll take you half broken” his voice was strained, loud.

“He’ll take you brand new” he looked careless, tousled.

“I’m just trying to be a good salesman” he finished blithely

Your hands were clasped tightly around Hoseok’s car keys, they left an imprint on your palms, which were scuffed from your run in with pavement, though minor in comparison to your knees. Slowly fuming, it angered you, even more, to see him still straight-faced, though slightly more disheveled from running his hands through his hair.

At least you had some sort of effect on him.

You stared past him, towards the dark sitting room, where the blinds were half open and everything seemed slightly overcast due to the grey light that came in through the windows as if it was ready to rain, ready to ruin his faux leather couch that you knew nobody sat on. 

Cause nobody was ever there.

It was such a waste it made you sick.

“You need to clean yourself up”

He spoke like a figure of authority, but not condescending for once.

“You look like shit”

This didn’t feel like a home either.

As he pointed to the bathroom and explained in his normal bored tone about towels, you wondered whether he actually had a home, rather than vacant, beautiful places he slept in for the sake of a bed, or whether a home was something foreign to him.

He walked away from you, back down the dark hallway, and you’d realised how thin he was, his white dress shirt clinging in unnatural places, folds of fabric slipping out over his waistband, tall and terrifying, he hadn’t turned back to look at you but merely stopped at the end of the hallway.

The gold trimmed mirror was hung above a fake potted plant and Min Yoongi stared at himself for a moment before veering off the left, towards the window, engulfed in his own darkness.

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Yoongi had leaned against the door frame, smoking cigarette number five while you sat on his sink, applying gauze to your knees, knowing he was watching you too carefully. He looked the worst you’d ever seen him and that was a stretch because he still looked pretty.

His eyes were half closed, slightly open, enough to make you uncomfortable.

“You don’t have to watch me you know, I’m not gonna jump out the window,” you told him, quietly, having mulled over your shouting contest in the shower, you’d realized you’d lost and he had barely raised his voice.

“Well your watcher is beaten to the pulp so I guess I’ll have to substitute”

You ripped the second bandage from the package at the same time he had spoken and he gave you a long look as if you were a disobedient child before he took another smoke.

“This is the second time you’ve left me into your house” you commented on this as if you’d won something.

“The first was for intimidation” he explained

“What’s this for?” you stared at him from your place against the mirror.

“Prudence” he commented, giving you a false smile, leaning slightly forward to place a large end on the edge of the sink.

“So Suho couldn’t pick me up?” you scoffed.

“No” he flicked the cigarette into the sink beside you.

“So I could “ his hands now gripped the sink edge and you weren’t sure when his feet had carried him so close to you.

“So I could remind you who’s putting money into your account. An account that would if I may add, be bone dry if I hadn’t so generously agreed to your demands.” his sudden proximity made it hard for you not to look at him.

“So I could remind you who’s making sure you don’t get shot again”

You stared up at him, through your damp hair, not lifting your head too much, just enough to watch him.

“This isn’t about Suho anymore it’s about respect”

“Or your lack of it” he pushed his palm off the sink, crossing his arms, his lecture having ended.

“What do you want me to do huh? Get down on my knees and thank you for ruining my life” your voice was befuddled and you stammered through the sentence in what sounded like shock to him but was disbelief for you.

Desperate and dazed, you’d spoken to him for the first time with no fear or restraint.

“I’m the reason you are alive” he retorted, his eyebrows knitted tightly together, he slapped his hand down onto the polished stone sink.

“You’re the reason I’m not dead, there’s a difference”

Silence.

His eyes were still half closed but you knew yours were wide and he waited, for you to cry, for you to hit him, you weren’t sure, but he seemed to anticipate a reaction and when he did not receive one he spoke again.

“You’re the reason he’s almost dead”

You stared down at the sink, speckled with bloody gauze, disinfectant wipes, and a single cigarette butt, your hands gripped the edges of the sink as you turned yourself away from the mirror to avoid seeing the growing number of bruises on your face.

His bathroom floor was cold when you sank to it, everything about him always seemed cold.

You didn’t look up at him but you knew he was watching you like he always was.

“You think I wouldn’t take his place?”

You could see his shoes from the corner of your eye, polished, unscuffed.

“Just for a fucking break from all this crap”

Your own lay on his bathroom floor beside you, scraped leather worn in comparison to his.

Everything seemed worn compared to him.

Silence.

He’d left you like that for a while.

You didn’t cry, you just stared blankly at the wall for a long time before he’d returned, caught your arm, softly, curving his arm under your legs, and picked you up from the cold floor.

You weren’t sure what you thought about, you just remembered the buzz of the spotlights in his bathroom and the sound of pacing down the hall.

“It’s almost 5″ he’d answered when you’d asked for the time.

In whatever state of hysteria you had been in, you laid your head on his shoulder, your eyes red, crazed from lack of sleep, and watched his earring dangle slightly each time he took a step.

You were both silent, his face stern, yours just sad as he carried you down the unlit corridor, past the room Hoseok lay barely alive, past the living room where an ashtray lay broken in shards on Yoongi’s fur rug, close to twenty cigarettes scattered, half smoked on the carpet.

The bed smelt of flowers and he smelt of ash and strong cologne and he cupped the back of your neck before he’d left, his hands colder than his eyes.

If you had been awake enough to ask his reason for moving you, he would have said convenience.

But he didn’t say anything.

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Thank you so much for reading!

stuff you REALLY need in your new apartment!!

I keep seeing that HUGE ASS post about all the ‘essentials’ for your new apartment and I call 100% bullshit on it. You don’t need all that crap. You’re on a budget. Either  a student or just graduated or its your first job and you just moved out from your parents’ house and now you’re on your own with barely any money after paying off the rent.

I’m a student in the UK. I moved into a new place literally 2 weeks ago. I know my shit about essentials right now. So here’s a list of stuff you REALLY need! Also where you can find it cheap b/c lets face it you won’t go buying at Marks&Spencer (UK peeps will get me, not sure about the rest of the world. Its basically a high end grocery shop but it also has like homeware n stuff.

Btw since I’m in the UK, I’ll mention specific cheap UK shops as that’s what I know. Americans you can go to Walmart or other cheap discount stores or thrift stores for some items!! Which you probably already know.

Still, there’s a lot of this you can buy gradually and not all at once so it won’t make you feel like you’re going for broke within seconds.

SO ANYWAY

  • bedsheets. chances are, your mum might have like 30 spares stashed in her cupboard so if your new place has a bed that is the same size as a bed at home, you go ask your momma. if not, Primark and Wilkos has cheap ones AND they have cute designs too if youre into that
  • towels (have spares of each one you need!)
  • blanket of some sort. you can get some cheap nice one or bring your fave from home - it’s perfect for a binge watch session on the sofa or as a superhero cape
  • cutlery set. Wilko’s has a set of 16 for like £2 so get on that shit. Ofc you might only need it for 1 person so feel free to do that
  • dinner set. for one or for 4 depending on if you’re planning to have people over
  • Tupperware. for home made lunches and leftovers
  • mugs and glasses. you dont need a lot, but you might also not want to wash the only one you have every second
  • pots and pans
  • set of sharp knives. i got a nice one off amazon for £10
  • cutting board
  • wooden spoon, spatula, grater, can opener, ladle, whisk, kitchen scissors, strainer - all those little things that are super useful
  • baking tray - those oven bake chips have to go somewhere
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • microwave (chances are, it will come provided with your place if you’re in student accommodation in the UK. or you can use the oven)
  • kitchen foil and cling film
  • resealable food bags - its cheaper to buy e.g. meat in bulk and then freeze it in 1 meal portions. bags are helpful with this
  • kitchen roll
  • oven glove (safety first!!!)
  • tea towels, toilet paper
  • scourers, cloths for cleaning
  • mop and dustpan/brush 
  • clothes hangers - if your places comes with a wardrobe, i can guarantee you there’s like 2 there and that’s it
  • cleaning products: washing up liquid, bin bags, kitchen/oven cleaner, bathroom cleaner, white vinegar (this is optional! good for cleaning glass/mirrors, kettles (yes those need cleaning too) and refrigerators), window/glass cleaner (or white vinegar - its cheaper!), toilet bleach, laundry detergent, furniture polish
  • bathroom stuff: a small bin, tooth brush cup, toilet brush, shower rug
  • small mirror
  • some candles + lighter if the electricity dies on you
  • list of emergency contact numbers in an accessible place: so repairman, your landlord, your parents, close friends, police/ambulance/fire department (when you panic you forget the simplest things sometimes), gas and electric company, same with water. if you’re in the uk, the local council
  • waste bin
  • food: my suggestion for basics is a few  pasta sauces, large bag of pasta (like 5kg) or rice, bread, butter/spread, milk/milk alternative, eggs, vegetable oil, salt, pepper something for your sandwiches and a few ramens for when you really don’t feel like cooking. tea and coffee too, but that’s personal preference. things like chips, chicken nuggets, frozen mixed vegetables can be found cheap and are easy to make so keep those if you like them. fresh fruit and vegetables are a saviours, but they can be pricey. tap water is ‘free’ (you pay for the water so technically not but its cheaper than bottled) and if you don’t like the taste pick up a filter jug when you can.

I hope this helps someone!! I’m sure I forgot /something/ but this is the bare bones of it. 

Don’t get why there are all of these “first apartment buy this stuff posts.” Some of them contain some good, basic stuff. But most of that stuff I realized I needed. Like I know I should have somewhere to sit and some bowls. Tell me something anyone who has ever lived anywhere doesn’t know or doesn’t realize so quick. Like I would tell someone to buy vinegar. It’s the most versatile cleaner I know of. Dandruff? A vinegar rinse balances your scalp. Dishwasher not rinsing well enough? Use vinegar as a rinse agent. Also to always have quarters if you have to use a coinop. You don’t want to be stuck needing a piece of clothing and unable to wash it. Don’t buy the cheapest vacuum if you can spend a little more. I did and needed up buying a better one anyway. Go to dollar tree for kitchen utensils. They have a crapton of stuff. They also have dishes. And that works fine. Do splurge on a chef’s knife. At least buy a nice one from Walmart on sale. Buy a large cutting board. Little ones just don’t do it. Get plants for your windows, balconies, etc. I know that Roma tomatoes, lemon button ferns, and mint do well in containers. Having something else alive in your apt makes it hella homey. Also, get prints when they’re on sale at nations photo lab or adoramapix. Or make your own canvas art. Whatever you’re into, hang it up on the walls. Yard sale frames are cheap and easily painted. Make the place your home. Don’t go crazy buying costly furniture or appliances right off the bat. Even if money isn’t an issue, it will give you time to think about what would be best for your apartment. Unplug stuff if you don’t need it plugged in. The first month I kept everything plugged in. Coffee maker, toaster, all my lamps, tv, etc. Second month I unplugged all that stuff and saved seven dollars. It’s worth the small amount of effort. Oh, and HAVE LOTION. Sucks to be 3 am with dried out feet and hands.

Tips For Broke Babes

✨coconut oil can be used for over 100 different things

🍋lemon+vinegar+water= all purpose NON TOXIC🚫 cleaner

☕️tea can be used for multiple remedies

🍌banana bread is a healthy snack you can take on the go

🛁 a face cloth can be used to exfoliate your body

🎋bamboo can grow almost anywhere, and is low maintenance

💁🏼deep condition your hair once a week (coconut oil + olive oil, 25 mins minimum)

🌱save your toilet paper rolls for seed planters

📒bullet journaling is a life changer, all you need is a notebook and a pen

anonymous asked:

I'm about to start a weekend housekeeping job, any advice?

Always have spare cloths! Yellow polishing cloths are lifesavers. Dust surfaces with a dry cloth before spraying surface cleaner on it to avoid the dust from clumping up and sticking. Use kitchen roll to get rid of smear marks on glass and mirrors. Use the rough side of a dish sponge to get rid of limescale on shower screens. Invest in a squeegee it seems like something you can do without but it will save you so much time cleaning mirrors windows and shower screens. Also get a collapsible duster for surfaces w loads of objects on it without having to move them! Good luck ! Also white vinegar is the best surface cleaner :)

oy, ow, etc.

For all my mom is like NO GERMS, she’s incredibly resistant to bleach. She wanted to use vinegar instead, and I was like, nooo, that’s for minor stuff like wiping off a phone. There’s mildew all over the door of the washing machine because they use it at least once a day and always leave it closed, and she’s like, vinegar??? Use vinegar please? I just sprayed the whole thing liberally with the bleach cleaner her cleaning person leaves in the basement bathroom for me. I need her to pick up some more! Or bro-in-law, he can do it. He’s trying to convince her to use clorox wipes for the doorknobs and stuff, she just wants soap for everything. 

Anyway. I have such a headache. My mom looks pretty good, considering. Her husband looks awful. My bro-in-law is a literal saint. I think my mom may love this house more than she loves her husband – not really, but also not not. There are places they could go and be together, and she outright refuses to even consider it. 

Hour long melt down resolved by letting him hold the bottle of home made counter cleaner. It’s only dish soap, vinegar, water and lemongrass essential oil. He’s just holding it and watching Moana.

Alright kid. You hold that spray bottle.

Toddlers be crazy.

Spring cleaning your all-white kitchen? Check out these insider tips:

1️⃣ Remove tea and coffee stains from ceramic cups by filling them with warm water and dropping in a denture-cleaning tablet 😬 2️⃣ Boil lemon slices in a pot of water, and let your linens and cloth napkins soak for an hour to whiten them brand new 🍋👌🏻 3️⃣ White tile with white grout giving you nightmares? Baking soda with a touch of vinegar is an environmentally healthy alternative to cleaners that may scratch or damage 💕

Image via @betterhomesandgardens #kathykuohome #interiordesign #kitchen #inspiration by kathykuohome

@sheepkind said “the white flakes are crystallized battery acid. be very careful” (on this post)

Actually, the leakage from dead batteries is dried electrolyte, and is basic. It can still irritate your skin, but it’s harmless as long as you wash any skin it touches and keep it out of your eyes and mouth.

Batteries used in most electronics these days are alkaline (or “basic”, 7.5-12 on the pH scale). This is why vinegar is an effective cleaner, as alkaline substances and acidic substances generally neutralize each other.

Car batteries are the only batteries I know of that are acid-based, though I’m sure other heavy-duty batteries are too. Corrosion from acidic batteries is usually a shade of red, while alkaline corrosion can range between white, blue, and green.

Whispers AU: The Beginning

This is the first story in the Mob Psycho 100 crime drama AU ‘Whispers’ that @stickydoona and I created! You can see a full synopsis and some awesome pics over on her post!

It is a bit gritty, so be aware of violence and language ahead. Cut also for length.

Reigen was trying not to seem like he had no idea where to even start.

He had the facts, at least, and that was what he focused on as he walked the perimeter of the suburban home for probably the twentieth time: the woman’s husband had been found dead in his bed. At first, the police and paramedics had thought it was natural causes, but his wife had insisted that he had a full, clean bill of health. She insisted on an autopsy.

The results had shown he was poisoned.

There had, of course, been an “official” investigation, because the first person of interest was obviously the wife. But the police had found nothing to even suggest her as the murderer. After a full check into everyone they knew (which hadn’t been many), the trail had gone cold. Hell, it had never even been lukewarm.

That’s when she had called him: Reigen Arataka, Private Detective and Personal Investigator (he had broadened the title to get additional work during a particularly dry spell, which hadn’t been too long ago).

Keep reading

rowdysakura  asked:

i tried searching to see if i could find it already answered and i couldn't so im asking: does the baking soda/vinegar cleaning combo work as a general cleaner on everything? i got back from college and found my sister hasn't cleaned our shared bathroom that entire time. everything is disgusting. i guess i just want to make sure it'll clean everything off? thanks

So, baking soda and vinegar together is gonna fizz. That’s why it works so well for drain volcanoes. That said, plain white vinegar on its own is an incredibly effective cleaner in bathrooms for just about every surface, and a paste of baking soda and water makes a great mild scrub if you need something a little abrasive. My favorite multi-purpose cleaner is a mix of white vinegar, hot water, and a glug of dish soap in a spray bottle. (Proportions aren’t super critical here; just don’t use too much dish soap or it’ll need a lot of rinsing.)

Fragrance-Free 101


Here are some cheap fragrance-free alternatives for folks in the process of learning. Fragrance free can totally be done cheaply! In fact, it’s cheaper than using a variety of body products.

Note: Fragrance-free-ness is a Disability Justice issue!

–Baking Soda. Uses: cleaning (replacement for surface cleaners like “comet”), body deodorant, odor neutralizer, laundry soap.

--Vinegar. Uses: household cleaner, odor neutralizer, laundry soap (alternative to dryer sheets as it eliminates static).

–Fragrance-free raw shea butter. Uses: dry skin lotion, hair pomade, all-purpose moisturizer, chapped lip soother.

–Olive oil. Uses: wood polisher, household cleaner (mixed with vinegar), dry skin moisturizer, hair conditioner.

These are the basics! Also these are some products I’ve found that are naturally gluten-free and vegan. 

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*Note: This is a list based on my personal experiences. Feel free to add suggestions.

Additional resources:

–Dual Power Productions, “3 Steps to Organizing a Fragrance-free event." http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/26/organizing-a-fragrance-free-event/.

–10 Tips on Becoming Fragrance-Free (.pdf), Billie Rain:, billierain.com  http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/PDF/IMchemicalFREE.pdf.

–MCS Accessibility Basics (.pdf), Billie Rain, billierain.com:  http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/PDF/MCS-ACCESSIBILITY-BASICS.pdf.

–Fragrance Free Femme of Color Realness, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha:  http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html.

–Vanessa Huang, Fragrance-Free:  http://vanessahuang.com/fragrance-free/.

**You can also find the above compiled in: "Bad Ass Visionary Healers”  http://badassvisionaryhealers.wordpress.com/healing-justice-resources/.