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19 hours ago

Piano Dolly Rental - 5 Places to Hire a Dolly for Moving a Piano

If you are planning on relocating your upright piano, looking for a piano dolly rental option is a cheap means and easy way to go about it. However, the difficulty lies in actually first finding a decent dolly which is capable of moving your heavy piano and then finding

1 day ago

What are the world's best metro systems?

From the single, circular line of Glasgow to the cobweb-like network that is London, underground train systems have been a cheap, reliable and convenient mode of transport for decades.

The London Underground, also known as "The Tube," celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2013. Having stood the test of time it ranks as one of the greatest metro systems in the world. (Share with us your most memorable Tube journey.)

4 days ago

How To Remove Nicotine Stains from Walls

If you bought a house, moved into an apartment, live with a cigarette smoker or are a cigarette smoker, you may see a brownish yellowish film on your walls. This unsightly discoloration is from the nicotine content in cigarettes. The smoke leaves behind a horrid residue on surfaces. Can you imagine what it does to the lungs? Yuck! If someone smoked cigarettes inside the home, these nicotine-stains are on its. nicotine-stains are more apparent on light colored painted walls and wall paper. Darker painted walls, paneled walls and darker wall papers will also have the nicotine film covering them, but you won't see it as easily.

The nicotine film buildup and nicotine-stains should be removed before you decide to repaint your walls or just to brighten and freshen up the home. You may be surprised at how much nicotine builds up on its. Removing nicotine-stains from its will also help to cut down on the old smoke odor. The nicotine residue has a pungent stale cigarette smell and removing the nicotine from its will take away some of the stale smell. nicotine-stains need to be thoroughly removed from your walls before painting because the paint will adhere better to a cleaned and primed surface. Nicotine has an oily residue which inhibits the adhesion of paint. Thankfully, it is actually quite easy to remove nicotine buildup from walls.

To Remove nicotine-stains From Walls:

Fill a bucket with white vinegar.

Dip a sponge mop into the white vinegar.

Start at the bottom of it and go up towards the ceiling w

ith the white vinegar soaked mop. By starting at the bottom and working your way up to the top, you will avoid drip marks down your walls.

Rinse the mop in hot water after every pass to wash away the nicoti

ne on the sponge mop head.

After rinsing in hot water, dip the mop back into the white vinegar to make a second pass over it.

Line your mop up on it, next to the first pass and overlapping it by about an inch. By overlapping each cleaning pass, you won't have lines of nicotine-stains down its.

For Stubborn nicotine-stains:

Lay tarps or drop cloth on the floor.

Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar.

Fill a plastic tub or basin with baking soda.

Spray the nicotine-stain with white vinegar.

Dip a damp sponge or sponge mop into baking soda.

Rub the stains until they are gone. The mixture of baking soda and vinegar will foam up -- this is normal.

Nicotine Removal from Wallpaper

If its are covered with wall paper:

Use the same technique for nicotine removal as stated above.

Dry its with a clean dry cloth as soon as you complete one pass from floor to ceiling.

White vinegar will dissolve wall paper glue and your wall paper will lift and pucker if not dried immediately.

Stain Removal Tips

Depending on the amount of nicotine buildup and the nicotine-stains you may have to go over its several times.

Although overpowering at first, the smell of the white vinegar will dissipate fairly quickly, leaving behind a fresh clean scent.

To avoid nicotine-stains in the future, simply don't allow anyone to smoke cigarettes in the house.

4 days ago

Furniture Removers, Removal Trucks | Gauteng Removals and Storage

We strive to be one of the dominant furniture removal companies in the furniture removal industry by moving and relocating

Household furniture and Office furniture at the competitive rate using our reliable professional furniture removal staff and removal trucks.

We have over 2350 satisfied and loyal clients on our database.

Gauteng Furniture Removals and storage are based in West Rand, Roodepoort Johannesburg.

We are proud to say that we provide a furniture removal service in all 9 provinces in South Africa.

Our furniture removal trucks can transport you household furniture and office furniture from Johannesburg Gauteng to any of the 9 provinces.

We established the Furniture removal Company after the founder realise the lack of professionalism in the Home Removal Industry and wanted to address it and provide office removal services as well.

We move and transport home and office furniture 7 days a week and on Public Holidays.

We can send ou moving trucks from City to city, town to town or across the road

Household (Home, Residential) Removals

Office (Workplace, Commercial) Removals

Professional packing, wrapping & crating services

Loading and stacking furniture at residence or offices

Offloading, unwrapping and setting up of furniture into new home or office

Removal of unpacked debris

Full supervised mobility management throughout the move

Short and long distance moving of home or office furniture

1 week ago

4 things about Joburg's history

It used to be a dusty, one-horse kind of place where a few farmers eked out a living from the land, although traces of early human habitation go back millions of years.

Modern Johannesburg was born with the discovery of gold.

Almost overnight, it became one of the fastest-growing cities in the world as fortune-seekers rushed in.

The stories that make up the Joburg's past shape its character today, rewarding visitors who venture beyond the sanitized streets of wealthy Sandton to discover the real heartbeat of Egoli, the "City of Gold," as it is also known.

It has golden foundations

The richest city in South Africa, Joburg is also one of the biggest economie

1 week ago

Corn Removal Surgery

Corns are callus like mounds, which appear on the sole of the feet, especially around the area where maximum weight and pressure is applied. Due to which the area gets chaffed and thickened. Calluses on the feet or foot corns tend to be painful especially when they form over nerves and sensitive tissues, which then tend to get further pressurized during walking. These mounds of dead skin are usually caused due to constant friction with certain parts inside the shoe. Though, there are some natural remedies that help in reducing corn, the most popular alternative is to opt for corn removal surgery. This is a very minor surgery that usually takes about half an hour or so to complete and the corn surgery cost is quite minimal.

Procedure of the Surgery

There are two types of corn with two very different types of surgical procedures. The first one is the normal corn that are not localized at the toes but are on or around the heals. These corns do not need a very invasive surgery. In these types of corns, the foot corn removal procedure involves, that the dead skin is first shaved off with a scalpel and then a small incision is made so as to remove the corn from its base under the layers of skin.

The second type of corn are also called soft corns, which appear when the joint of one toe bends in an abnormal way so that it causes the skin to rub against the shoe. It usually occurs when the bone of the 5th toe applies excessive pressure over the base of the 4th toe. The reason for the toe bending, in such an abnormal manner could be directed to wearing the wrong type of shoes for a prolonged period. For example, wearing ill fitted and tight shoes or stilettos can cause the toes to gets cramped together, which gradually shifts the bones closer.

During this surgery, the doctor makes a small incision over the top of the 5th toe. Then the head of the toe bone is exposed by letting the ligaments around the joint be placed apart. This head of the toe bone is called the proximal phalanx, it is this bone that usually tries to pressurize the base of the 4th toe. The next step is to cut off the head of the proximal phalanx in the fifth toe. If needed the doctor will smoothen the bone of the 4th toe by making a small incision on its base.


The total recovery period post surgery, takes about 14 days after which the stitches are removed. Complete rest is required during this period, which means that you should use your foot as sparingly as possible. Doctors recommend that for 3 days post the surgery, the foot must be placed at an elevated level, higher than the level of the chest. This helps in reducing the pain and throbbing felt around the stitches. It is advised to wear a postoperative shoe at all time, so that the bandages stay intact, loose bandages may postpone the healing as well as increase the chances of swelling and infection. Wearing the operative shoes until the stitches completely heal is a safer option. You should also avoid getting your feet wet, instead it's safer to clean it with a damp sponge or towel.

Surgery is one of the alternatives, though it may not always be a best option. It is very likely that corns may reappear if the feet are enduring excessive pressure. There are many natural remedies, which you can try at home which have proven to yield positive results.

1 week ago

Armed robbery (bank robbery, ATM attacks and CIT heists) as part of current Violent Crime in South Africa.


Armed robberies are topical and receive daily media coverage due to

the extent of violence used during such incidents and the cost

implications of the crime. The media accounts in newspapers not only to

the general public but also to the offenders. (1) Offenders are provided

with insight into future precautionary acts to safeguard themselves

during the criminal act. Others will use the obtained information to

'copycat' criminal actions. An example is the different modus

operandi used by different groups of offenders when committing attacks

on automatic teller machines (ATMs)