Archive for March, 2011
Perhaps you’ve been wary about adding indoor fountains because you have animals in your home, and you are afraid that your cat or dog might start using the fountain as a second drinking bowl! While it’s easy to understand this concern, you don’t have to worry about it as much as you might think. As long as you make sure that your animals have plenty of their own drinking water, then they shouldn’t bother the fountain very much.
However, when your fountain is brand new and you first add it to your home, you can expect some curiosity from your furry friends. Cats may bat their paws at the water and dogs will likely take an initial drink or two. In most cases, as long as you correct the behavior upon seeing it those first few times, you shouldn’t have much trouble from then on out. Before long, the fountain will be just another part of the house to them, and they won’t concern themselves with it.
If you find that your dog or cat is a bit more determined to make your indoor fountains into playthings, then you still have some options. Wall fountains that are out of the reach of the animal are a good idea and you can find them in a variety of styles. Chances are that the animal will barely even notice it. Another option that you might want to consider is to buy indoor fountains that are for the tabletop rather than those for the floor.
These fountains will not be as easily accessible to most dogs, and cats are not likely to spend much time bothering the fountain – especially once they discover that they aren’t fond of water! You can find a number of different fountains for the tables in your home that you can be sure your pets will not bother. After you’ve had indoor fountains for a few days, you will likely find that even the most determined and curious dog or cat doesn’t pay them any attention now that they are just another part of the house.
You should not let having pets cause you to give up on the idea of having a fountain! Make sure that you get a fountain that you truly enjoy. Animals have more intelligence than most people give them credit for and you will be able to train your animals to stay away from your fountains in no time!
Living in a small apartment or in a studio type apartment can be difficult sometimes especially if you do not have enough space to put all of your items. Since it is a small area, you have to maximize what you have and just use the space that is available. This can be troublesome especially if you have some appliances you want to put in your home. These things can be bulky and may take up a lot of your space. Good thing though there’s a solution for this kind of problem. What you can do is instead of buying big bulky appliances, you can buy small ones instead.
For example, instead of buying a big two door refrigerator, you can buy a car fridge or a mini fridge with freezer instead. They are small and compact but they can give you the features of what these big refrigerators can give you. You don’t have to buy these big and bulky appliances and instead just use these type of furniture. It can save you a lot of space and at the same time it is more affordable than buying those big and bulky appliances. You can place it in area on your small apartment and you can even use the top part as a table.
Another thing that you can do to save on space is to purchase under the bed storage boxes. Many times these boxes can be found at your local department store. Most of them are plastic with a lid. In comparison they look like a big piece of Tupperware. They stack very easy and you can slide them under your bed. Some models even have wheels on them as well.
Lastly, rent some space from a nearby storage unit. These are pretty inexpensive and you can have a place to store things when your apartment or condo begins to get cramped and a bit cluttered. Another great idea is to go around your condo or apartment and see if there are any items that you have not needed in the past year. If not, place it in storage and this will free up some much needed space in your home.
These are tips that you can use when you live in a small space. Make sure that it fits and it has multiple purpose for you. This can save you a lot of space and can make the most of the space that you have.