Creating Your Own Man Cave? Don’t Forget the Floor!

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Have a cozy man cave made

A man cave has always been considered as the special corner of the house and is allotted for the man to carry out his pursuits including spending some time with his friends. Generally a man cave is loaded with the things you appreciate such as leisure activities, game watching, or pool table, foot ball, other game stuff, well stocked bar and a mini home theatre. There are a ton of things to do before you start making a man cave. The ideal place to make a man cave is an attic, the shed, the basement or the garage. Any unused place that has sufficient elbow room can be converted to a man cave.

Make it soundproof and add bright shades

If you got the corners of the house and have to work on it then you need to plan accordingly. You can make it cozier with sound proof by introducing fiberglass or other protection materials between the divider studs. However if you have been consigned to the smallest and dull looking room in the house, then brilliant hues will give a feeling of all the more light coming in, and will look more spacious. Further to that, dark shades are perfect for casual bar like ambience or for a mini home theater setups.

 

Add curtains and additional lighting

If you want to watch a movie in the man cave, then install low voltage lights as it will create the perfect ambience to enjoy a movie along with your buddies. If that room has windows, then have fancy curtains which make the man cave more cozier. Hence you can have a drink or watch movies, even at two in the afternoon. In addition to that, purchase comfortable recliners, beanbags or a couch that goes well with the man cave.

 

For great floor, use epoxy flooring

If you want to protect your concrete floors, then opt for epoxy flooring. When making a man cave, the floors will be stained due to oils or fluids and it will damage further due to the corrosive effects. When you coat your concrete floor with epoxy it forms a protective layer on top, hence fluids or oil will not penetrate into the floor. In addition to that, it forms a much harder and durable film when compare to other paints and it beautifies your floor.

 

Add a big TV and other electronic gadgets in the man cave

If you a sports fan, then add a big flat screen TV. if you are not inclined towards watching TV, then install a cheap radio or small projector. Put in a fridge or a bar in your man cave. If you want to class up your experience, then think about setting up a suitable bar with your favorite drinks in place.

 

Finally, set up gaming supplies that can range from card games to pool table or tennis table anything which make you more relaxed. The man cave is an awesome place to hang out with friends or it is even apt for small family games.

 

Cleaning advice In Between Your Games

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Uh-oh!

You are in charge with chores around the house again? What have you done to deserve such a fate? Well, there’s really no need to get depressed, you can actually turn this into a fun day. There are a lot of things to do, so stop wasting time pouting. In fact, you can hire a company with a spring package or in order to make this as easy and as enjoyable as possible, here are some useful pieces of advice you might want to take.
Baking soda: Baking soda should be your best friend right now. It’s actually a miracle worker and you should definitely find out what it’s capable of. First of all, you can use it in the kitchen for a number of things. You can clean your cutting board with it, so that you can make it brand new again. You only need to sprinkle some baking soda on your cutting board then rub it with a wet cloth. You can also use it to clean your kitchen sink and your stove. Try to dissolve it in some water then gently apply it on the surface so that you don’t leave any scratches. You can also use baking soda to get out different stains. It is great for tea, juice or even ink stains. You only need to dissolve some baking soda in water then rub the stain until it’s gone. And it will be definitely gone, because baking soda is amazing!
Dishwasher: Don’t be that naïve as to believe that you can only use the dishwasher for dishes. No way! There are loads of things you can use it for. For instance, you can clean anything from the microwave plate, plastic toys, oven trays, grills, the detergent tray from the washing machine and even thermo resistant vases. So whenever there’s some space left in your dishwashing machine, don’t waste it! There are so many things you can clean at once. You just need to put your mind to it in order to be as effective as possible.
Microwave: A great way to make the microwave cleaning easier is to heat up a bowl of water in it first. You can even throw some lemon slices in it so that you can completely freshen up the microwave. Let the bowl heat up until the water begins to boil and even a minute after that. This is incredibly effective because most of the cleaning is already done by all of that steam, so after you take out the bowl you only need to wipe the microwave with a soft piece of cloth. There will be ne scrubbing and no rubbing involved. It will really be as easy as wiping the dirt off. Not to mention the fact that the lemon slices will make everything smell better – not only your microwave, but the whole kitchen.

Community & Economic Outcomes

Lets now talk about the community & economic outcomes.

Football clubs are able to harness the collective energy of the players, coaches, administrators and the volunteers and supporters, not only to deliver sports and social activities, all sorts of varied activities for members, but their respective communities. There are also many clubs out there that are increasingly engaged with communities, delivering a large range of service such as holiday clinics and awareness programs. Football clubs can also be a great medium to promote certain causes. I think this is a noble effort, there are plenty of examples where these clubs support health awareness and education campaigns, support disadvantaged members of society etc.

The reach of a football club is humongous and should never be underestimated. It extends beyond the players, coaches and volunteers. Lots of clubs can reach out to multiple members and generate lots of civic pride for everybody involved

Football clubs are always the hub of the community. There are many focal points for these community efforts, and the events held at these venues can deliver some pretty strong commercial gains. Sponsors also typically support these clubs to deliver benefits for us. The club leaders are usually considered community role models too.

We’ve already highlighted the employment opportunities that arise from these football clubs, but we should also touch on the other economic outcomes, such as the support they provide local businesses like bakeries, cafes, hotels etc. These businesses have thrived as a direct consequence of these events, and there is something to be said about how we love to support our local businesses.

Here at East Haddon, we are very proud of our local club! Come and support us every week and buy our merchandise from our stalls. We’ll be working on a web store very soon too!

The social and health outcomes of community football

We all know what the benefits of your local football club are, but what exactly do they bring to the table? Let’s quickly analyse some of the facts:

Football clubs provide a good environment (and to be fair, every sports club does) where people are more socially connected at every age group compared to the other East Haddon citizens. This is a great outcome where everybody gets together and bond.

Football clubs are way more useful and likely for developing social networks. This is a proven stat – you make more friends playing sport (or being involved in the process) than other community groups, work, or education.

Social support is also great too – they provide a large range of social support than through other social networks.

Develop key skills in public speaking? Check. Problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution and dealing with people from a large diverse background pool? Absolutely.

Football clubs provide these individuals an increased chance of securing employment as well – being connected to so many different people is great for networking.

But how about the health outcomes? Well, being a sporting club, these clubs are a great and important vehicle for delivering health and safety campaign messages for young people. Individuals that are actively involved in a football club have much better self-reported wellbeing at pretty much every age group, compared to the rest of East Haddon as a whole.

This much is pretty self expected, but individuals that are associated with a football club have lots of self-reported physical and mental health benefits you don’t get from other places. This is a fantastic thing – some studies suggest that going to sports training can be better for you than therapy.

Football clubs tend to help those at a greater risk of poor mental health too – i hope nobody is denying this.

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Global Football News – Sepp Blatter

In today’s stunning turn of events surrounding the controversy that is Sepp Blatter, former head of FIFA, Swiss authorities have opened up criminal proceedings against him in a dramatic escalation of the corruption crisis.

Michel Platini was also dragged into the corruption scandal, surrounding payments made on allegations engulfing the organisation. It is alleged that a payment (euphemism for bribery) was made to Platini back in 2011.

After arriving to question Blatter at the headquarters, it is now said that it has opened criminal proceedings against the man. I truly believe that this is a sad day for world football.

This all began back in 2011, where Qatar was controversially given the right to host the 2022 World Cup. To give you a sense of how ridiculous this idea actually is, Qatar reaches a scorching 40 degrees Celsius in the summer. Imagine playing football in that sort of weather!

I’m a huge football fan, yet I have no tolerance whatsoever for that kind of behaviour. I mean, how could you? This is corruption at its finest. The payment in question was not made until February 2011, 3 months after Qatar had won the right.

This corruption scandal goes back a long way – made investigations resulting the many Fifa officials being charged over the years. Terrabytes of data has been seized, suspicious banking transactions have been scrutinized and rightfully so and lots of data has been trawled through.

I’ll let John Oliver explain the full scandal:

And here’s an update video after it has happened: