postheadericon Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Paper Bags

Most people, of course, acquire paper bags through shopping, or collect larger promotional bags from events. In most instances, the bags will be disposed of fairly quickly, hopefully through recycling. But some creative people like to put their paper bags to another purpose.


Let’s look at a few examples:


Household Cleaning


If you like to keep your home as free from unpleasant chemicals as possible, then you will be used to the concept of using white wine to clean the windows. Simply mix with a litre of warm water, and apply to the glass using crumpled-up brown paper bags. Easy, effective, eco-friendly and inexpensive.




Alongside shoes and jewellery, handbags are one of women’s best friends. They are an effortless aspect of fashion and can enhance an outfit in seconds. There is a signature collection ‘Picnic Group’ from Marie Turnor Accessories designer Beth Goodman which look like paper bags, but if you can’t quite afford the hefty price tag, why not consider creating your own to look equally as unique and beautiful.


Scaring Wasps


Winter 2013 was quite a harsh one, so the number of wasps spoiling British picnics this summer was quite small. But their numbers are sure to grow again and this most annoying of British pests will be back to terrorize people once more. Wasps also have a nasty habit of making nests in our homes. It has been noted that when you scrunch up large paper bags and hang them from the ceiling that they resemble wasp nests, so try doing that if you’re worried about a invasion – it may just work!


Cooking Breakfast


It’s long been known that you can cook with special paper bags – they hold flavour in, and mean less washing-up. One neat little trick used by campers is to line a bag with strips of bacon then crack an egg into it. Fold the top of the bag over and pierce it with a stick, then cook it over a fire. Quick fry-up, made even tastier if you toast some bread as well.


Halloween Costumes


Particularly relevant as this time of year! If you have an art-y streak to you, then buying some large plain paper bags can help you create some fantastic Halloween costumes for the kids – all you need is some big marker pens and a few other bits like sellotape and string. Create spooky skeletons, vexatious vampires, worrisome witches, with a black marker and a spot of creativity.


Ripening Fruit


Another useful trick around the home is to plonk unripened fruit into a paper bag, seal it, and allow the concentrated ethylene gas to ripen it double-quick. Brilliant if you have people coming over for dinner and the ingredients for your fruit salad are looking like they won’t be ripe in time.

postheadericon Understanding The Kegel Balls And Kegel Exercises

Kegel balls are constantly growing in popularity and it is really easy to understand why since they are incredibly useful for a woman’s body. They were highly publicized because of their mention in Fifty Shades Of Grey and this automatically brought in a lot of interest due to the use by Anastasia at Grey’s orders. While we are not here to talk about books, we had to make that introduction as that is why a lot of women are nowadays thinking about using the balls. However, they have been around for a long time and now they are a lot better than they used to be. Different benefits can be gained and you may want to actually consider using Kegel Balls especially in the event your PC muscle is not as strong as it should be.

Kegel Balls Versus Kegel Exercises

One thing that you may not know is that in different situations we see the gynecologist recommend Kegel exercises. That happens whenever the woman has problems with the pelvic floor muscles. In case you do not know what these muscles are, you might want to learn that they are a muscles set that will support pelvic organs like the bladder, rectum, uterus and urethra. You can easily imagine how important these are.

The Kegel balls are basically small and are inserted inside the woman’s vagina. This helps in the increase of the strength of the muscles in the region. It might seem like something that is weird but it is not the case since most women are already used to using tampons. The material of choice is usually silicone but more revolutionary options appeared at the moment. Sometimes green materials like metal or glass are used. We also use the term Kegel Exercisers to define the Kegel balls, which is much more suitable in the sense it highlights what the item is for.

Kegel exercises are extremely simple. All that the woman needs to do is contract the muscles in the pelvic area and maintain them contracted for a period of time. That will help her out in constantly increasing strength in the region. Gynecologists recommend them but the balls are better in the sense that their use will make the exercises easier and more effective.

Benefits Of Using Kegel Balls And Kegel Exercises

There are many different advantages of using both. It is obvious that the woman will be able to have better orgasms because of the increased muscle strength but this is not the only advantage. The aspiring mothers should also know that the vagina would be protected by the fact that muscle control and relaxation is increased, thus improved for delivery. Swifter postpartum recovery is achieved and tightness is regained faster after giving birth.

It should also be mentioned that older women benefit a lot from the use of Kegel exercises or balls. The body becomes better prepared for menopause while also gaining an improved vaginal wall thickness. Bladder control will be a lot better and natural lubrication is increased.

postheadericon Choosing The Best Handbag For Working Women

Men often wonder why women s handbags are so heavy and impossible to leave behind. The reason is simple, we want to fit everything we can possibly need during the day. Working out the office for a day makes you want to take all your files, business cards, emails and probably the entire business phone system just in case an important client calls.

A similar situation happens when trying to leave the house in the morning. Which is why it is completely acceptable to find food, personal items, phone chargers, sewing kits, medicine, brushes and plenty of other things. Additionally, being a busy working woman does not mean lacking sense of style. So accessorizing every outfit with the same handbag just because it s comfortable is not an option.

The mobile work predicament was solved when VoIP phones were invented, because they provide remote access to the office. But what about personal effects? Getting multiple lockers perhaps? Buying 3 or 4 units of everything we need at any given day? We didn t think so.

Based on basic working women needs, here s a checklist for choosing the best handbag for you:

1. Internal pockets: they will save time when you look for something in a hurry and minimize the stress factor of trying to find something in the button.

2. Comfortable material: remember that your handbag will spend most of the day on you. Hard straps or pointy edges will only make you want to toss it away.

3. Quality pigments: finding a handbag shaped stained on your clothes at the end of the day is definitely not a highlight.

4. Eye catching design: few women have the time to change handbags as frequently as they would want to. Powerful pieces can be worn with different outfits and even enhance them just by being there.

5. Fits your surroundings: think of the places you frequent, the streets you walk by and the kind of transportation you use. Try not to give yourself a moving obstacle.

Practicality does not mean lack of taste. Look for the perfect handbag for your personal fashion sense and lifestyle.

What about you? What is your perfect handbag criteria? Feel free to share your wisdom as a comment!

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