Nov 6 2015

10 Essential Food Ingredients That You Do Not Refrigerate

With Thanksgiving coming at the end of the month, we’re be planning on going grocery shopping in the coming week to better prepare ourselves. However, while researching ingredients and recipes, we’ve learned that there’s food ingredients that you do not refrigerate.

Some of these foods surprised us! So if you’re planning on shopping early and preserving your ingredients, be sure to not include these into your fridge!

1. Potatoes

do not refrigerate potatoesWe figured that keeping potatoes in the fridge would slow down the process of them going bad. However, what happens to potatoes in the fridge is that the starch will turn to sugar even quicker, so the potatoes become sweeter and grittier instead of the ideal taste.

Alternatively, storing them in a pantry, or anywhere that’s in darkness and within a paper bag. This will help allow the potatoes to breathe (so they don’t rot quickly) while not trapping its own moisture within the bag. If you can, store them as close as possible in a 45 degrees temperature. Continue reading »

Nov 3 2015

Leaf Craft Ideas for Children As a Fun Fall Activity

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Last week we have written about safe and efficient strategies for leaf cleanup, however, with all these falling leaves, there’s several leaf craft ideas you can share with your child to spark the creative fire in them.  Here are our top favorite leaf crafting activities to share with your children this fall!

The Classic Leaf Rubbing

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Via CreativeChicksAtPlay 

This activity has long been passed down for generations, and it is our duty to pass it forward onto our children. All you have to do is lay paper on top of the leaf, and with a crayon (be sure to remove its paper label) rub against the paper to have the leaf’s shape appear!  Continue reading »

Oct 29 2015

Fall Cleanup Tips: Safe and Time-Efficient Strategy for Picking Up Leaves

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It’s finally here, that magical time of year where all the falling leaves litter the ground with beautiful colors. However, with beauty comes hard work and picking up leaves has become a life-long chore that we face each year.

We at Crucial Vacuum understand your pain, so we’ve compiled some friendly tips for picking up leaves this season so you can efficiently, quickly and safely finish your yearly chore. Continue reading »

Oct 27 2015

5 Healthy Uses for Coconut Oil That’ll Make You Stock Up!

uses for coconut oil mainIf you had told me a few years ago that coconut oil is nature’s best medicine, I would’ve laughed and poured more coconut juice into my piña colada. However, after some persuasion, and heavy Internet research, the amount of uses for coconut oil astounded me.

From moisturizing, to boosting brainpower, Coconut oil is really one of nature’s greatest medicines!

Here’s our top favorite uses for coconut oil that will eventually make us stock up and ensure to have its place in our medicine cabinets. Continue reading »

Oct 23 2015

5 Vacuum Troubleshoots to Common Vacuum Problems

vacuum problems mainOver the years, we at Crucial Vacuum have received many of the same asked questions and we’re always available to help our customers at any moment. However, we feel that having a blog post of the answers to your frequently asked questions would help any of you for any future vacuum problems!

Today, we’re answering these questions:

  • Yuck! There’s a foul odor coming from my vacuum’s bag! What can I do?
  • My vacuum’s doesn’t have a strong enough suction! What can I do to fix it?
  • I’ve heard from everyone that I need to change my vacuum’s filters, but how often should I change them?
  • Why isn’t my Vacuum picking up all the dirt and filth? I hear the suction going just fine!
  • I’m ready to fix my vacuum! But I have no idea what my model number is. Continue reading »