Friday, April 14, 2017

Humidors Why You Need One

top cigar humidors


Just like you keep your fine jewelry in a jewelry box, and other valuables in a safe place, you need to keep your cigars safe.

 Enter the Humidor, if you're a serious cigar smoker then I'm sure that you have a fine humidor to keep your beauties safe.

Temperature humidity controlled humidor:

This means keeping your cigars in a controlled dark environment, an environment that controls the climate. You need to keep your cigars in the same humid tropical environment that the tobacco plants grew in.

Some people believe that keeping cigars in a refrigerator will keep them fresh, this is a huge misconception, as the refrigerator will actually draw the moisture out of your cigars.

Humidity in a humidor:

Cigars are best stored at temperatures between 68-70 degrees, and 70-72 percent humidity this mirrors the climate that the tobacco was grown in.

 This environment will keep the cigars from becoming dry and brittle. So if you're new to the pleasure of smoking fine cigars you'll want to invest in a humidor.

Take your time and do some research. You don't have to spend a lot of money on a humidor. Your new humidor will probably come with a humidifying system to keep the air moist, and a hygrometer to measure the humidity. 


personalized cigar humidor
This picture is my personal humidor. Some of these cigars I've had for years in my humidor.

I prefer to unwrap my cigars before I put them in my humidor.

 In my opinion, the flavors of the different tobaccos seem to meld together.

Here are some great choices for beginners or the serious cigar smoker. These make great gifts for any occasion.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Benefits of using a Steam Mop

Bissell Steam Mop

There are so many benefits of using a steam mop to clean your floors. We had a Shark Steam Mop for years and it finally wore out.

We didn't buy a new one until recently and I really don't know why because steam mops are so much easier to use.

These are my benefits of using a steam mop: 
  • Oh, my aching body, scrubbing the kitchen floor on my hands and knees is really hard work. The older I get the harder it became. Well, I could always have Fran do the floors but that wouldn't be fair.
  • Then there are all of those cleaners that you have buy. So, we are saving money on cleaning supplies.
  • All of those cleaners contain chemicals of which may not be safe to be breathing in. When we're finished scrubbing the floor we have to dump a dirty bucket of water with those chemicals in them. Is this really good for the environment?  
  • A Steam cleaner leaves a nice fresh smell and sanitizes the floor at the same time.
  • My favorite is that the floor dries really fast, and I don't have Fran yelling at me to not walk on the floor yet.
What are the Best Steam Mops:

The best steam mop depends on your preference. You can easily type a search for steam mop reviews and become overwhelmed with the choices.

Fran did a lot of research on the best steam mops and came up with the Bissell PowerFresh as our choice. We put this to use as soon as we got it out of the box well, Fran did not me. It was very easy to assemble at least that's what Fran told me.

You can look up all of the features of this Bissell Steam Mop. The one we like the best is the fragrance pads they leave a nice clean smell throughout the house.

Here are some choices of the best steam mops:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Storage Solutions for your Home

home storage solutions

Home Storage Solutions

Do you have coats hanging on chairs?  Are you tripping over shoes on the floor? Is this a familiar site in some parts of you home? 

Well, I think we're not all as bad as the clutter in this picture, but you get the idea.

Clutter in certain areas of your house can certainly be overwhelming at times. Sometimes we just need to come up with some simple home storage solutions to keep the clutter to a minimum.

Our entrance to our basement was a mess, we had coats and shoes all over the place. After taking a look at the area I saw a blank wall so, I thought what perfect space for a coat rack. Then underneath the coat rack, I put a shoe rack, problem solved.

There really are some cheap storage solutions if you think about it.

Here are some bedroom storage solutions:

How about some storage for the kids' rooms. We have four grandchildren and I gotta tell you that I've never seen so much stuff. Games, books, toys, clothes, you name it and it's there.

Our daughter picked up a couple of neat wall storage units with cubbies and cloth drawers. They are not very expensive and very easy to assemble.

Tip: If you buy a tall wall unit for storage and have small children I recommend anchoring it to the wall with some "L" brackets.

Then there is the entrance way in your home. Wouldn't it be nice if you had a storage bench to sit on and take off your shoes and still have room to store some things inside. 
I really wish that we had the room in our entrance way for one of these, but we don't.




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