Creative Ideas for Empty Perfume Bottles

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After throwing away several perfume bottles I decided to come up with some ways that I could utilize them around my own home. As we all know, some perfume bottles can be plain to very orate. No matter how plain or fancy they are there can be another purpose found for them.

Here are some of my ideas:

Perfume bottles that have a small amount of fragrance left in them make great reed diffusers. Begin by removing the cap of the perfume bottle. Insert your reed diffusers, turning them over once to expose the perfume moistened reed to the air. The perfume will continue to wick up the diffuser reeds, scenting your room for several months. Turn diffuser reeds periodically to refresh scent.

Another use for perfume bottles with a small amount left in them is to once again remove the cap. Tie a fancy ribbon around the neck of the bottle and hang in your closet. Caution needs to be taken that the open bottle cannot be tipped and thus avoiding any spillage on your clothes. Keep in mind which fragrance you use as some perfumes are more powerful than others.

Have you ever searched your house for a small vase for that single rose or those few flowers that you picked from your garden only to find a vase that holds a whole bouquet? Take one of your empty perfume bottles, remove the cap, and thoroughly wash it out with soap. Add water and place your flowers in the bottle and set on any table. You now have a vase for a small bouquet of flowers.

Take several empty bottles and group them together on your vanity, a bookcase or end table. This is where some of the fancier bottles can make attractive display items. No more trips to the knick-knack shops looking for unique items to display. I find that my guests have copied this idea the most.

Remember the days when colored sand with popular? It still is. This is where the clear colored bottles are the best ones to use. Select your favorite colors or to match your rooms d├ęcor and fill the bottles with colored sand. Purchase small cork stoppers to prevent the spillage of sand, should the bottle be knocked over.

Hobby stores usually sell small colored plastic or glass beads, small seashells and other such items. These make great items to display in your empty bottles. You can even dress it up further by tying a colored ribbon around the top or when I am really creative I have added lace. The options are endless and make for great conversation pieces.

These ideas that I have shared with you not only have I done for my own enjoyment but have also shared with my family and friends. They are much more appreciative of something homemade and not the typical box store item. I hope this inspires you to get creative with your empty perfume bottles.… Read More

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Tips to Choosing the Right Plumber to Carry Out Pipe Repair to Your Home

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The first thing you want to check with all the plumbers you consider for pipe repairs is whether they are licensed. Only ever deal with a company that has the relevant licenses in place to show that they have completed the relevant training and that they are authorized to carry out plumbing work at your home or office in your area. A plumber who isn’t licensed is not one you want to take a risk with, so ensure you take the necessary steps to check their licensing before making any decisions on whether to hire their services or not.

The next step you are going to want to take is to identify what insurance the plumber has and whether it protects you in the event that he or she makes a mistake while carrying out the pipe repairs to your home. Whether the pipe is cracked or leaking above or below ground, you need to know that if the plumber makes a mistake and floods your property, that they have the insurance in place to carry out the repairs without any cost to yourself in the future.

Always take a few minutes to identify if the plumber offering pipe repair has a website. Read through the site, especially the about us page, identify how long they have been in business. If they don’t have a site, don’t’ be shy to ask, you have a right to know if they are a new company that opened only a few weeks or months ago, or whether they are a company that has been catering to the local community for years. Obviously the longer they have been in business the better, you will feel more confident using their services now and moving forward.

Now you are going to want to look at price. Even if you have a handful of plumbers who you are still comparing and reviewing, a price can help you. When it comes to pipe repair you may want to look for a trenchless solution which is faster, more effective and cheaper in the long run. The plumber will be able to repair your pipe within hours rather than days and the price will be a reflection of this.

Ensure that the company you choose offers a warranty. Trenchless pipe repair is a stronger and longer lasting solution, so you may find it comes with a longer warranty than if the plumber is to dig up your garden or drive to reach the pipe. The longer the warranty the more peace of mind you will have when booking their services.

Check to see what services the plumber provides. Once you have gone through this process and chosen a plumber, you will find that if you choose one who provides more than just pipe repair, you will be able to use them with confidence over and over again as and when needed.

The final thing to help you decide on who to use for pipe repair is to ask the plumber … Read More