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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Cleaning Guidelines for Conquering Home Clutter without sweating


Clean your home clutter to enjoy more in 2013

This is my second part of blog on spring cleaning your home clutter. In the first part we saw how to clean stove and refrigerator. In this blog you will find some more cool tips organize your home without any hard work

Whether you're fighting clutter or looking for simple ways to stay organized, here are easy ways to make your home-and your life-into shape. Most of them I am using them in daily basis and find them very easy to do.


1. Chores with Rewards

Pair your chores with little rewards. Crank up your favourite music as you sort through things you need to give away. Pay your bills while you wait for a tray of cookies to bake. Iron your clothes in front of the TV.

2. Designated Area

Keep only the knick knacks you have room to display. Pick your favorite decorations to display in a designated area like a bookcase or a shelf and get rid of everything else that doesn't fit in that space.

3. Labeled boxes

Make your storage vertical. Organize your holiday decorations, bulk household products and little-used items into labeled boxes and stack them on sturdy shelves. That way you can find them easier when you need them.


4. Use Garage and Attic space

 Turn your unused garage, attic and under stairs space into storage. Keep bigger seasonal items out of sight when they're not being used

5. Clothes Organization

Organize your clothes by the way you wear them. You can hang all your dress clothes in one part of your closet, stack all your casual clothes on your shelves and keep all your gym clothes in a drawer. Store all cardigans with matching slacks, blazers with skirts, rather than by type. Then return hangers to the closet so the hooks face out. Once you’ve worn a set, hang them the other way

6. Use Portable Container for supplies

 Take your stuff where you use it. Craft supplies, tools, wrapping paper and bow .You don't always use these things in the same room of the house. Store them in a portable container and you can keep them organized everywhere you take them.


7. Clear Containers

 Keep small things where you can see them. Organize toiletries, craft supplies, electronics cables and more in clear containers so you can find the things you need quickly.

8. Group Organization

Organize your things into families. Towels, washcloths and hand cloths. Cleaning supplies, sponges and rags. Envelopes, paper, labels and stamps. Group like things together so you can find everything you need for a project fast.

9. Stackable bins

 Make it easy to get to the things you need. Organize your possessions in stackable bins so you can un-stack and restack and get to the things you need quickly.

10. Space-saving Containers

Store your things with matching containers. Even the biggest piles of clutter seem easier to sort through when everything is stored in matching, space-saving containers.


11. Remove out-of-season stuff

 Wash or dry-clean your winter gear, then bag or box it and stash out of the way.

12. Mismatched Hangers


Irregular shapes hangers take up more space and the wire ones that dry cleaners use are hard on your clothes. Try a coordinated set.

13 Appliances

Machines that are broken or aren't used are just taking up space. If your Crock-Pot has a missing lid that you say you're going to replace someday, or you're keeping the bread maker just because it was a gift, get rid of it.

14 .Food containers

All your plastic storage items should have corresponding lids. If you don't have one or the other, it's a recycling item.

15 Pots and pans

If there isn't a lot of space in your kitchen, use a pot rack. If you have the space, hang them along the wall for fast access.

17 Knives

 If you're short on counter space, consider the type of knife block that fits in a drawer.

18 Plastic bags

Everybody has a plastic bag full of other plastic bags. Use the ones you have for trash can liners, or take them back to the supermarket for recycling. Keep canvas shopping totes in the car so you don't accumulate more plastic bags. Mesh shopping bags roll up small enough to be kept in your handbag for unexpected trips to the market.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Free and Printable TOEFL test Sample Questions for 2013 Part VII (Other Math/Eng. Exams)


Free and New TOEFL test Sample Questions for 2013-14

This is 7th part of Free TOEFL test Sample Practice Questions for 2013. In this part you will see questions related to Structure and Written Expression. These questions can be practice for other math/English related Practice Exams too.

Free TOEFL test Sample Practice Questions: Q 62-75


  This section is designed to measure your ability to math and some English problem
 Q 62
 PRODUCE REDUCE these words:
A: Have similar meanings.
B: Have opposite meanings.
C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings.

Q 63
 SIEGE BESIEGE these words:
A: Have similar meanings.
B: Have opposite meanings.

C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings.
Answer key-Free TOEFL test Sample Practice Questions: Q 62-75

62 B
63 A
64 93
65 240 feet
66 C
67 C
68 A
69 A
70 A
71 B
72 D
73 B
74 24
75 B

Q 64
 Paper sells for 31 cents per pad. What will three pads cost?

Q 65
 A train travels 40 feet in 1/5 second. At these same speeds, how many feet will it travel in three seconds?

Q 66
 PUNISH SKIRMISH these words:
A: Have similar meanings.
B: Have opposite meanings.
C: Have neither similar nor opposite meanings.

Q 67
What is 1130.932567 rounded to the nearest hundredths place?
A. 1100, B. 1130.9326, C. 1130.93, D. 1130, E. 1130.933

Q 68
Subtract the following numbers rounded to the nearest tenths place.

A.21.3, B. 21.25, C. -58.97, D. -59.0, E. 1

Q 69
 Over the course of a week, Fred spent $35.49 on lunch. What was the average cost per day?
A.        $5.07, B. $3.57, C. $6.51, D. $2.93, E. $5.41

Q 70
In the number 643.95 which digit represents the tenths space?
A.9 ,B. 3 ,C. 4 ,D. 5 ,E. 6

Q 71
(6 ÷ 3) x (8 ÷ 4) =

A. 1 , B. 4 ,C. 72 ,D. 576,E. 752

Q 72
 6 x 0 x 5

A. 30, B. 11, C. 25, D. 0, E. 27

Q 73
 -47 + -47 equals:

A.64 ,B. -94 ,C. 65 ,D. -75 ,E. -66

Q 74
 What is the next number in the sequence? 8, 12, 16, 20, ___
38 7.95 ÷ 1.5
A.2.4, B. 5.3, C. 6.2, D. 7.3, E. 7.5

Q 75
 -42 + 7 equals:
A. -35, B. 35, C. -36, D. 36, E. 37

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Free and Printable GMAT Practice Test Sample Questions 2013-14


Print, Practice and Pass GMAT Admission Entrance Exam 2013-14

Free and New GMAT Practice Test Sample Questions 121-130


GMAT Quantitative
A Problem-solving
Solve these problems and indicate the best of the answer choices given. All
Numbers used are real numbers.

Question 121
 If a = 3 and b = -2, what is the value of a2 + 3ab – b2?
A. 5
B. -13
C. -4
D. -20
E. 13
Question 122
34 is what percent of 80?
A. 34%
B. 40%
C. 42.5%
D. 44.5%
E. 52%
Question 123
 Jack and Kevin play in a basketball game. If the ratio of points scored by
Jack to points scored by Kevin is 4 to 3, which of the following could NOT be the total number of points scored by the two boys?
A. 7
B. 14
C. 16
D. 28
E. 35
Question 124
 Factor the following expression: x2 + x – 12
A. (x – 4) (x + 4)
B. (x – 2) (x + 6)
C. (x + 6) (x – 2)
D. (x – 4) (x + 3)
E. (x + 4) (x – 3)

Question 125
 The average of six numbers is 4. If the average of two of those numbers is 2, what is the average of the other four numbers?
A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 8
E. 9
Question 12 6
 What is the next-highest prime number after 67?
A. 68
B. 69
C. 71
D. 73
E. 76
Question 127
 Solve: 0.25 x 0.03 =
A. 75
B. 0.075
C. 0.75
D. 0.0075
E. 7.5
Question 128
Dean’s Department Store reduces the price of a $30 shirt by 20%, but later raises it again by 20% of the sale price. What is the final price of the shirt?
A. $24.40
B. $32
C. $30
D. $28.80
E. $26.60
Question 12 9
 How many 3-inch segments can a 4.5-yard line be divided into?
A. 15
B. 45
C. 54
D. 64
E. 84
Question 130
Sheila, Janice, and Karen, working together at the same rate, can complete a job in 3 1/3 days. Working at the same rate,  how much of the job could Janice and Karen do in one day?
A. 1/5
B. 1/4
C. 1/3
D. 1/9
E. 1/8

Answer Key-Free and New GMAT Practice Test Sample Questions 121-130


121. B. Simply substitute the given values for a and b perform the required operations.

122. C. This problem is solved by finding x in this equation: 34/80 = x/100.

123. C. Every possible combination of scores is a multiple of 7, since the two terms of the ratio have a sum of seven.

124. E. To solve this problem, work backwards. That is, perform FOIL on each answer choice until you derive the original expression.

125. A. A set of six numbers with an average of 4 must have a collective sum of 24. The two numbers that average 2 will add up to 4, so the remaining numbers must add up to 20. The average of these four numbers can be calculated: 20/4 = 5.

126. C. Prime numbers are those that are only evenly divisible by one and themselves.

127. D. Simple Multiplication.

128. D. Multiply 30 by 0.2 and subtract this from the original price of the shirt to find the sale price: $24. Then multiply 24 by 0.2 and add the product to the sale price to find the final price.

129. C. There are 12 inches in a foot and 3 feet in a yard. Four and a half yards is equal to 162 inches. To determine the number of 3-inche segments, divide 162 by 3.

130. A. If it takes 3 people 3 1/3 days to do the job, then it would take one person 10 days: 10

3*3 ½=10 thus, it would take 2 people 5 days, and one day of work for two people would complete 1/5 of the job.

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