goods and loose items packed inside the moving crate or carton boxes after
moving to a new house may sound like an easy thing to do. But trust me, it’s
not. In fact, I can tell you from my personal house moving experiences that
packing and moving is just the 70% of the complete relocation process, and rest
30% includes unpacking and getting settled in comfortably in your new home.
And therefore, I never consider moving as a one long task, rather I consider it like a process that includes several important tasks including unpacking and getting organized and settled after moving to a new house.
whether you live in a big apartment or a small house, there come a time when
you feel the need to have additional storage space. That’s because, whatever
storage space you may have, you keep buying items and storing it. So, even if
you have a lot of household storage space, a time will come when you feel the
need to free up some space so that you can get rid of all the clutter.
So, let me
ask you. Are you finding it hard to store all of your household goods in your
home properly? Are you afraid that your home is slowly turning into a clutter?
Well, if the answer is yes, then all you need is a few smart storage space
saving tricks and ideas that can help you to free up storage space, and get rid
of all the clutter in your house.
In a Do-It-Yourself
move, packing seems to be the most difficult part because most of the time we
remain confused about what to pack and how to pack it right. And, it is
actually very normal because household includes different types of items and packing
in general becomes tough and tiring.
But, if you want to move safely and conveniently, without increasing the overall house moving expenses, then you have to do the sorting and packing right. You got to choose items as per their usefulness and the importance they hold in your day to day life.
Today, flat culture is becoming very popular even in smaller cities and district towns. Prices of properties at premium locations are increasing every day, and hence we get to settle in smaller apartments and flats. And one of the major challenges of living in smaller apartments and flats is the lack of storage space. If you are living in an apartment and you are running out of storage space to store day to day household goods and articles then I have got you covered. Today, I am sharing a few of the smart storage ideas and hacks that’ll easily help you to maximize storage space in small apartments and flats.
Snakes are something that I will never want to see in or around my home. Even if I know that most species of snakes are non-venomous, but still the very sight of snakes give me goosebumps. And, I am sure this is the case with most of us. Most snakes have nothing to do with humans and that, they come out in the open in search of their food but while doing that, they at times come in or around your household and scare the hell out of you. Actually, they themselves get scared and in defense, they often attack humans which at times get deadly. Therefore, to avoid such situations, you can use snake repellents to repel them out of your home and gardens. And if you are not sure how then continue reading this post. As today I am sharing some easy and interesting tips on how to keep snakes out of your house and garden easily. So, if you are scared to face snakes and never want to see them in and around your home just like me, then this is the post worth reading.
Dealing with cockroaches, especially when it’s badly infested in your kitchen and home is not going to be easy. But preventing cockroaches from entering your kitchen is way easier than eradicating. Today, I am sharing a few quick and easy hacks that’ll help you to prevent cockroaches from entering your kitchen easily.
Cockroaches can eat practically anything left over and hence they are commonly found in the kitchen. Also, they love to dwell in dark, warm and moist places. Naturally, the kitchen is one of their favorite places to roam and breed freely. But we all know how terrifying the sight of cockroaches running here and there in your kitchen can be. It is nightmare to even think of cockroaches contaminating your foods, utensils, crockery and kitchen appliances. I mean it is very unhygienic as kitchen appliances are something, we regularly use to make food and so, if cockroaches’ dwell even near them, it can be really frustrating and disgusting. And, the tough part is you cannot even think of using harmful chemicals to prevent cockroaches in kitchen. As after all, it is your kitchen and using the harmful chemicals will increase the chances of you getting directly exposed to the chemicals. And if you are tired of cockroaches in the kitchen and want to get rid of it without using chemicals, then here’s the post worth checking. Today I am sharing the 9 best and easy to apply tips to prevent cockroaches from entering your kitchen and home. Apart from preventing cockroaches from entering your kitchen, you can also use these tips and idea to prevent roaches entry in other rooms as well.
Kitchen is the heart of our home and all of us want to prevent cockroaches in the kitchen. Cockroaches are not just ugly and disgusting to look at, but they are also the carriers of germs. So the more efficiently we are able to prevent their entrance in the kitchen, the safer for us. And, if you are wondering about how to prevent cockroaches from entering in your kitchen, then continue reading the post as we discuss several natural tips and hacks to prevent cockroaches from entering your kitchen and home. And if you implement these hacks and ideas correctly, I am sure you will be able to get it right.
Cockroaches in the kitchen is a serious concern
so it is always better to take some preventive steps from early on rather than
later thinking of ways on how to get rid of them after they have already made
your kitchen their living space. In this respect, I have some amazing tips to
share with you that will help you prevent cockroaches in kitchen much easily
How to prevent cockroaches from entering
Prevention is always better than the cure and
that is true in case of cockroach prevention in the kitchen as well. It’s much easier
to prevent cockroach from entering your kitchen in the beginning than getting
rid of roaches once it is deeply infested. So, here is a list of natural tips
and easy hacks to prevent cockroach from entering your kitchen. Take note of
them and see how things go in your favor.
Eliminate all sources of food
know the dirtier your kitchen is, the more apt it will be for the cockroaches
to feed, breed and thrive. After all, if they are getting so many spilled foods
and grains, or food residues without struggling much, why will they not stay in
such a place? But, the fact is, the more they feel comfortable staying in your kitchen;
the more difficult it’s going to be for you to eradicate them.
So, make it
a habit to get rid of any food residue, food spills or leftover foods after you
have completed your cooking. This is like mandatory if you want to prevent the
cockroaches in your kitchen. You will have to eliminate all sources of food and
keep your kitchen as clean as possible to keep the cockroaches away. Even, you
should try to get rid of food stains and food odors; otherwise these can also
attract the cockroaches and you may not be able to prevent cockroaches from entering
your kitchen easily.
cabinets are usually used to keep the kitchen appliances or store the
non-perishable food items (by this, I mean to refer to those items which need
not get refrigerated) or the spices we use while cooking or some other useful
items. Now, most of the time when you are cooking, you will take out the item
or the appliance you require, use it, clean it and then keep it back again
inside the cabinet. But, obviously you may not thoroughly clean the cabinet
daily. Well, this is OK to a certain extent as I understand that you run out of
energy after so much cooking and cleaning and washing stuffs. But if you want
to prevent cockroaches from entering your kitchen, then it is necessary for you
to at least clean your kitchen cabinets once weekly or every alternate week.
because, cockroach may be hiding in one of your kitchen cabinets and you may not
be even aware of it. So, to avoid such a situation it is necessary that you
take out all of the items from each of your kitchen cabinet and thoroughly
clean the space every week or alternate week. By keeping the kitchen cabinets
clean and clutter free, you will be able to eliminate a hiding place for the roaches
and that helps in preventing them from entering your kitchen.
unwashed utensils overnight
See, when I
tell you to keep your kitchen clean after finishing the cooking every single
day, it also includes washing of all the utensils. For some it is very obvious
and is a daily habit to clean the utensils immediately after cooking. But for many,
that’s not the case and they often leave unwashed utensils overnight and hence
the need to mention it separately.
many a times if you are working and have no time, you keep maid servants at
home who come for washing clothes and cleaning and dusting your home etc. Now,
the rest is fine, but when you keep the last night’s kitchen appliances or utensils
to get washed by your maid the next day, then that is a bit risky because it
may attract the pests like cockroaches inside your kitchen especially when you
keep them in the sink. So, it is important that either you clean all of the
used kitchen appliances and utensils immediately or keep them in a safer place
(if possible), instead of keeping it in the kitchen sink.
full of clutter is like an ideal place for the cockroaches to live. And why
not, amidst all of the clutter, you will never find where they are hiding. So,
one of the best remedies to prevent cockroaches from entering your kitchen is
to get rid of all the unnecessary stuffs from your kitchen starting from old
stacks of newspaper to unused cardboard boxes, plastic bags, old crockery and
glassware to all other forms of clutter. This will also benefit in easy cleaning
of your kitchen on a daily basis as well as will help you locate if by chance
any cockroach is hiding and then get rid of it as early as possible.
of even a single cockroach just when you locate it is necessary as cockroaches’
releases aggregation pheromone in their droppings which acts as a signal for
the other cockroaches. This works like an indication that one of their friends has
found a safe harborage for all of them. And eventually, they all gather in that
space to feed and thrive. Hence, better not take chances and kill or drive away
any cockroach from your kitchen as soon as you see it.
natural cockroach repellant
kitchen is a very sensitive place of the home and you just can’t use the
commercially found insect killers to prevent the cockroaches from coming to
your kitchen as they themselves contain harmful chemicals which may cause harm
to you and your family members. That is why I would suggest you to use natural cockroach
repellants to keep your home especially your kitchen safe from getting
contaminated by the cockroaches.
may use some elements like lemon juice or bay leaves to prevent cockroaches.
This is because the smell of these natural ingredients repels the roaches and
they prefer staying away from places where such odors are lingering around. So,
you can use these very safe and natural cockroach repellants to keep the
cockroaches at bay in your kitchen.
One of the
other effective remedies to prevent cockroaches from entering your kitchen is
to seal up all of the entry points. This is really necessary as the cockroaches
can crawl through even the tiniest of spaces. So if there are cracks and holes
in any part of your kitchen, it is high time to track them and get it sealed
properly to prevent entry of roaches. Make sure you carefully survey between
the countertops, inside your pantry, in the baseboard and also do not miss out
examining your kitchen wall and window.
Well, I know
that the task is not easy and that it is definitely time-consuming but if you
live in an apartment and have neighbors who fail in the cleanliness department
then you need to do your job even better. And, if you take honest efforts on
your part, then at the end you are going to be benefitted.
already said that cockroaches love moist spaces and so in order to prevent cockroaches
from entering your kitchen; you need to keep your kitchen as dry as possible. To
get it right, you need fix the water leakage and seepage, if any.
can leave without food for months but they can hardly sustain for days without
water and that is why they are often found scurrying underneath your sink. So,
you got to take advantage of this weakness of theirs and fix your water leakage
and seepage as well as not let water stand anywhere in or near the kitchen. It
is also advisable that you do not overwater your indoor plants, because that
may also result in seepage and moist space.
Keep it cool
cockroaches also prefer a little warmer environment, so your aim should be to
keep your space as cool as possible. See, when you cook, the temperature in the
kitchen automatically rise which becomes favorable for the cockroaches to
thrive. But if you can cool down the temperature after completing your cooking,
it will help you a lot in preventing the entry of the cockroaches inside your
Well, it is
not possible to control the outside temperature but you can always use a cooler
or an air conditioner to keep the overall temperature in your home cool.
natural cockroach bait
try out the above-mentioned remedies to prevent cockroaches in kitchen, you can
also make and use cockroach bait, naturally. Making natural cockroach bait is easy
and it’ll help you tackle any cockroach which has crossed the borders and
entered your kitchen territory.
To make the
cockroach bait, all you need is one part of powdered sugar mixed with three
parts of boric acid. This is great bait as the sugar will lure them and once,
they get lured; the boric acid will kill them. However, you yourself got to be
a little careful with the boric acid. Although it is not that toxic to humans
or to pets, still try to keep it in a space where your fingers and nose won’t
make sure you sprinkle this bait behind the stove, refrigerator, dishwasher,
inside the cracks etc.
you: Which is your favorite hack to prevent cockroaches in kitchen?
For me, my kitchen
is the holiest place and I can’t bear the sight of seeing cockroaches in my
kitchen. But, sadly these creepy pests love to stay with the humans and the
dark, moist warm temperature of the kitchens give them the ideal conditions to
thrive. Cockroaches are not just disgusting to look at but are often the bearer
of germs. So if they stay around you, it is not much good for you and your
family members. Hence, the faster you drive them away, the safer it will be for
cockroaches enter your kitchen or home, you have no other option rather than
trying out ways to kill them or get rid of them. But we all know that
prevention is always better than cure. So, in this case as well, it is
advisable that you try out means to prevent cockroaches from entering your kitchen
rather than thinking of how to drive them away, once they have already infested
I know how
irritating the cockroaches are and so I have already shared with you 9 very
easy and promising hacks to prevent cockroaches from entering your kitchen. If
you follow these tips and hacks correctly, I am pretty sure that you will be
able to avoid their entry inside your kitchen to a great extent. And, even if
one or two has managed to sneak their way inside your kitchen, your natural
cockroach baits will hopefully serve your purpose by killing them.
But if you are too occupied and busy to implement these tricks and ideas to prevent cockroaches from entering your home, then you may like to take help from the professional pest control companies. Professional pest exterminators can get rid of cockroaches and other pests and bugs easily. And if you are wondering where to find expert pest control companies then you can use ServiceSutra to quickly check rates for cockroach removal services and hire a professional pest exterminator easily and for free.
are you putting in by the way to prevent cockroaches from entering your
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One of the biggest mistakes of evolution so far is winged cockroaches. According to researchers, cockroaches had been walking the Earth since the age of dinosaurs. Some of the fossils even indicate their existence even before the Jurassic Era! As disgusting as these pests are, they can survive without food for up to a month and without its head for up to a week! Not only can they fly but also move at a speed of 3 miles per hour. Amazing, right? But we seriously hate these roaches and we don’t want to see it around. And if that’s the case and you want to get rid of cockroaches, then read on this post. Today, I am going to share with you the super list of 19 best ways to kill cockroaches easily. You can use tricks and hacks to eliminate these nasty roaches from your home, office pantry, wardrobes, kitchen cabinets and everywhere else. Continue reading The Super List of 19 Best Ways to Kill Cockroaches Easily at Home