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How To Clean With Vinegar

Did you know it`s possible to clean without toxic chemicals? There are many different ways, but cleaning with white distilled vinegar is the most used one and that with a good reason. It cleans up tough stains in no time, remove odors, bugs and weeds, eliminates most bacteria and gems and can be used on almost anything except marble and wood floors. The vinagar smell is gone once it dries, but you can also mix it with essential oil to get the fragrance you like.

 

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Here are some sites with A LOT of cleaning uses with vinegar:

From Reader´s digest:

How To Clean With Vinegar

From vinegartips.com:

How To Clean With Vinegar


Video

Clean My Space reveals some quick and easy vinegar tips:




Books:


Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, and Very Good Uses You’ve Probably Never Thought Of by Vicki Lansky

Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, and Very Good Uses You've Probably Never Thought Of  by Vicki Lansky


Homemade Cleaners: Quick-and-Easy, Toxin-Free Recipes to Replace Your Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom Disinfectant, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Bug Killer, Air Freshener, and more… by Dionna Ford

Homemade Cleaners: Quick-and-Easy, Toxin-Free Recipes to Replace Your Kitchen Cleaner, Bathroom Disinfectant, Laundry Detergent, Bleach, Bug Killer, Air Freshener, and more…


DIY Natural Household Cleaners: How To Make Your Own Cleaners Naturally. By Matt and Betsy Jabs

DIY Natural Household Cleaners: How To Make Your Own Cleaners Naturally. By Matt and Betsy Jabs


Products:


White distilled vinegar:

White distilled vinegar:


Essential Oils:
The oils in this box don’t just smell great -they actually help kill germs.

Essential Oils


Spray bottle:
An eco-Friendly glass spray bottle with UV Protection that is useful if you are adding essential oils into your vinegar mix.

Spray bottle

How To Make A Candle With Your Own Photo

Candles are a nice way to light up some dark corners, they fill the room with a comfortable light and a warm atmosphere. You can buy them in many colors and shapes, but wouldn´t it be cool to have candles decorated with your own photos? They also make great gifts!

Written

This is a written tutorial from Great PhotoFun that is really easy to follow, with pictures to guide you every step:

Written Tutorial How To Make A Candle With Your Own Photo

 

Videos

In this video Maria Ramos shows you how to melt a photo into a candle:


You can also use this technique with stamps and add some decoration if you like. Get inspired by Christie Daugherty and this video:



Book

This book, The Candlelit Home: Decorating with Candles Year-Round, by John Terrell Fry, will give you some amazing ideas for decorating with your candles:

The Candlelit Home: Decorating with Candles Year-Round

Light up your life!

How To Write a Crime Novel

How To Write a Crime Novel

Many of us feel the pull toward writing a novel at some point in our lives. Only a very few, however, decide to sit down and use hundreds of hours on actually writing an entire book. But those who give it their best and really do it, are often motivated to write a crime or thriller novel. Why? There might be multiple reasons why, but I guess some of the most important reasons might be that crime novels are suspenseful, mysterious, interesting to try and solve the murder case before the story’s sleuth, terrifying, action-packed, etc. Or the reason might be as is simple as this: you enjoy reading crime, so you’d like to write crime. Whatever your reason might be, we here at How To Do Whatever have taken a look at a whole host of websites, youtube videos and books – yes, in this case, mostly books, as most authors love books more than anything – that we deem helpful to an aspiring author, or even published authors looking to know even more about their craft.

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Let’s start with a couple of short, concise tips on how to write a crime novel taken from two different websites.

The first one is taken from The Writers Bureau, goes through a few good tips:

tips on writing a crime novel

The second one is a great blog post that goes through a more specific sub-genre of the crime story, namely the detective story. Since most crime stories includes some sort of detective, we thought you might find this interesting. It’s found at fictionwriters:

write a detective story

 

Books

We’ve checked through many books on writing crime, mystery, thriller, suspense novels, and these are the ones we’ve found to be the “best”. If you’re a beginner wanting to write a crime novel, then reading only a couple of these books will surely put you in a much better position to writing a great novel than if you just sit down and start hammering on the keyboard without knowing anything before beginning. As usual, click the image to get to the book you’d like to check out:

Ebooks:

The Easy Way to Write Crime Fiction That Sells, by Rob Parnell:

the easy way to write crime fiction that sells

How to Write a Murder Mystery – Seven Steps to Success, by Jeffrey Marks:

how to write a murder mystery

How to Write a Great Crime Novel, by Rebecca Lake:

how to write a great crime novel

Writing a Killer Thriller – An Editor’s Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction, by Jodie Renner:

writing a killer thriller

 

Physical Books:

And to those of you not interested in reading electronic books, but would rather get your hands on some juicy, physically existing reading material, here are two great ones:

How to Write Killer Fiction: The Funhouse of Mystery & the Roller Coaster of Suspense, by Carolyn Wheat:

how to write killer fiction

How to Write a Mystery, by Larry Beinhart:

how to write a mystery

 

Videos

At last we’ll put up a couple of youtube videos we think walk us through the process pretty easily and nicely. They’re not as in-depth as the books – how could they, being only a few minutes long? – but they’ll give you a good idea of the most important aspects of the writing to keep in mind when beginning this awesome journey.

Here’s a video from the channel figmentdotcom with a video named Crime Writing Workshop with Robin Wasserman:

She shows how to start generating story ideas by using this method:

crime novel idea creation

 

Lastly, here’s a look at the video How To Write A Murder Mystery, found on the channel lancenporter:

 

Good luck on your writing career. Hope you’ll be able to use some of the sources found here, and create a nerve-chilling, suspenseful crime novel of your own!

How To Lose Belly Fat

Christmas season is now over and many of us have been eating a lot of good food, maybe a little too much? If you want to lose that extra Christmas belly fat or you have made a New Year’s resolution of starting a healthier life, the following is a must read!

 

Written:

Med-Health.net (Health News Written by Medical Doctors) has summed up the best ways to get rid of belly fat, which include training and diet tips:

How to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat


Personal trainer and weight loss coach Traci D Mitchell is sharing with us some food that can speed up your loss in belly fat:

Foods that fight belly fat

 

Video:

This video from FitnessBlender is really easy to follow and shows you exercises you can do at home. It includes 7 groups of cardio + abs exercises in 2 rounds and the hole workout last 38 minutes.

 

Video Game:

How about getting in shape while playing a video game? Many video games are now offering different kinds of work out to do while having fun, one of them is Zumba Fitness Core from Nintendo Wii that shows you how to dance that belly away 🙂

Nintendo Wii

 

Books:

If you are tired of endless sit-ups then this is the book for you. ABS! 50 of the Best core exercises to strengthen, tone, and flatten your belly. is full of different exercises with photo instructions.

ABS! 50 of the Best core exercises to strengthen, tone, and flatten your belly.


The next book we recommend is Belly Fat. Diet Tips, Recipes and Exercises to Cure Belly Fat. This book gives you tons of practical tips on how to lose belly fat, it´s a #1 Amazon bestseller and you can read it everywhere on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

Belly Fat. Diet Tips, Recipes and Exercises to Cure Belly Fat.

How To Create a Professional Homemade Board Game

How To Create a Professional Homemade Board Game

Board games can be fun – even for adults. What can be even more fun, if you have the interest and time to spend, is to create your own board game. We’ve traversed the internet for information about how to do something like this. There are a LOT of more or less good information about how to create a homemade board game plus homemade cards for the game etc. out there. Most of these ideas, however, does not end up looking professional. Therefore, we’ve prioritized those few that seems to be offering some of the most professional-looking options for getting one’s own game into this reality:

Videos

From the channel HomeMadeGameGuruwe found some videos to be of great help. These are actually so good you’ll probably only need these to get the perfect look and feel of your own board game.

Creating the board itself:

Creating the cards:

This game-guru-dude has even made his own template for a gaming card box, which looks perfect:

Here’s another video on how to create the board for a board game, this time from the channel TheToyCreator:

 

The pieces for your board game can be bought, among others, at the nice online store gameparts.net:

gameparts logo

 

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This is a perfect and very detailed from-nothing-to-everything guide on how to create your own board game, by Ted Alspach on opinionatedgamers.com. He walks us through the following 11 steps:

  1. The Tools
  2. Setting Up The Files in Illustrator (or other Software)
  3. Printing Components and Rules
  4. Trimming for Double-Sidedness
  5. Apply for Adhesive via Xyron
  6. Stick Sheets from Front to Back of Cardboard
  7. Trim All Long Straight Lines with the Paper Cutter
  8. Cut Out Irregular Pieces with Scissors
  9. Count Items
  10. Bag and Box
  11. Setup for Playing, and Take it for a Test Drive!

Click image to read the tutorial:

suburbia prototype homemade board game

 

Books

There weren’t really that many books to be found, but at least we found one potentially helpful ebook with the hilariously long and descriptive name of Make Your Own Educational Board Games, Crossword and Word Search Puzzles, Card Games, Toys and More For Free Using the Internet and a Printer!

game book

 

The Easy Way Out

If you have a great idea for a homemade board game, and you’d really like to play it in a professional-looking package, but really don’t care to actually sit down and create every little thing by yourself, then we were able to find a very, very good source for this. At TheGameCrafter you can utilize their easy tools of designing your game board, cards, the dice, and even the game parts, and they’ll print everything up and send it to you. You can even sell the game on their online store if you’d like.

the game crafter logo

 

Here’s a video from sboyajian1337 showing what it looks like when getting the package from The Game Crafter. And to be honest, it looks pretty damn smooth:

 

Now, this should be enough information to keep you busy for a while. Remember to subscribe to How To Do Whatever, and enjoy your life!

How To Care For Rabbits

How To Care For Rabbits

This is a huge subject with tons of information available. There are a lot of good information out there, but also some that should be avoided due to misleading tips. We’ve tried to plow through a bunch of it, and have come up with a few sources to get you started.

Recommended Books

The first thing to know is general information on how to take care of your rabbits, and in that regard, we’ve found some books that might be of interest:

Care for your Rabbit is a very good basic book for first-time owners on rabbit care. Check it:

care for your rabbit

 

Next one up is a great book, Looking After Rabbits (Pet Guides), aimed at children:

looking after rabbits

Videos and writtens

There are a lot of good videos about rabbits on youtube, covering all aspects of owning a bunny. Here are our current favorites:

Rabbit Housing

On housing, we’ve found a vid from MonkeySee:

 

Rabbit Diet

The next video is about rabbit diet, which is a very important aspect to have good knowledge about as there are quite a few things they must NOT eat, and there are also much they can eat, but should not eat too much of, and so on and so forth. So here’s a video from Manchester West Veterinary Hospital‘s channel:

In order to supplement this video, we’ve found a few written sources on what’s good food and toxic food for rabbits. An extensive safe food list can be found at riseandshinerabbitry.com:

safe food list rabbits

And to make sure you won’t feed your precious little bunny any toxic food, a good list can be found at rabbitadvocates.org:

toxic rabbit food

Here’s an example on how to create a homemade Rabbit snack dispenser toy from the youtube channel Jesus the Budgerigar:

 

Cutting / Trimming Rabbit’s Nails

A nice, concise little video from BananaManaTV on trimming your rabbit’s nails:

In this regard we’ve found a couple of products that might be helpful in the clipping process:

Rosewood Soft Protection Salon Grooming Nail Clipper

rosewood soft nail clipper

And to stop bleeding if you cut too deep, the Gimborn Kwik Stop Styptic Powder is perfect:

styptic powder

 

 

Good luck and happy bunnying! 🙂

PS: This post will surely be updated with more information later.

How To Make A Santa Costume

Christmas is closing in, and so what’s more fun than to learn how to make a Santa costume? Well, most people would probably prefer to just buy one, but for those of you who like the creative process, we’ve dug up some videos and a couple of articles helping with this endeavor:

Written

The first article comes from www.life123.com, which is a simple little explanation of what’s needed for the costume:

santa 1

 

The second one goes into more detail in suggesting different fabric types to use etc., and was found at www.jandofabrics.com. A great article:

santa 2

 

Videos

Next up are a few videos that might help you get started, either with ideas as to what possibilities you’ve got, or simply follow them step-by-step.

The first one can be located at Peter Brauer’s youtube channel. This one is relatively easy to create, and a pretty convincing Santa suit:

The next one is a good, detailed step-by-step video aimed at the women of the world who’d like to dress up as a cute Mrs. Santa. It’s created by TheSorryGirls, and here it is:

 

The last video, from concreteallstars, will maybe not give a you “professional” looking Santa, but it’s a hilarious video and you’ll get your costume for less than ten bucks.

 

Costume Recommendations

Now, usually we’d recommend books on the subject in this section, but let’s face it, there’s really no books – at least we couldn’t find any – about the subject of how to create one’s own Santa Claus costume, so instead, here’s a few costume recommendations for those who’d rather just buy a finished suit:

Deluxe Santa Costume, including everything you need:

deluxe 10 piece

 

Miss Santa Claus, Mother Christmas costume for the ladies:

mother christmas

 

And a last Santa suit suggestion, Men’s Adult 7 Piece:

mens adult

 

Have a fun Christmas 🙂

How To Change a Tire

Do you wonder how to change a tire? Now that the winter season has come it might be more important than ever. Do you hire someone to do it, or do you learn how to change them yourself? We bet that when you stand alone on the side of the road one night with a flat tire, you really wish you had learned to do it yourself. This is your chance, learn it right now!

Written:

This is a really great step-by-step guide from wikiHow:

How To Shange a Tire

Video:

This video shows you how to perform the steps mentioned in the written part:

Book:

This top selling book, Auto Repair For Dummies, 2nd Edition, shows you how to take care of your vehicle. It´s written in a fun way with hands-on fix-it instructions, including how to change your tire. This updated version has also coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.

Auto Repair for Dummies 2nd Edition

How To Write a Resume, CV and Cover Letter

Are you in the process of applying for jobs and need a few places to learn how to write a good resume, CV or cover letter? Or perhaps you just need to freshen up your old skills a bit. Well, we’ve taken a look around and found a few sources of information we deem to be good and should get you going.

 

Written:

The first place you might want to have a look at is this page on jobsearch.about.com where they outline the difference between a CV and a resume (as usual, simply click the images to get to the place we’ve picked out):

cvresume

Next up, check out this article from mycareer.com sharing great information on how to write a “Killer CV”:

killer cv

 

Videos:

If you’re just finished your education and have no real work experience, and thus are uncertain how you will be able to stand out in the crowd, the TheRecruitmentGuy has a few good advices for you:


Moving on, AlizaOnline has tips on how to defeat the blank page eyeballing you and just get on with it and write your cover letter, and write it well:

 

Book recommendations:

We’ve looked through a bunch of different books on the subject and came up with these three:

You’re Hired! CV: How To Write A Brilliant CV

you're hired!

And the Kindle edition ebook The CV Book 2nd edn: Your definitive guide to writing the perfect CV

the cv book

The last one, which is also an ebook, Kindle Edition, How to Write a WINNING Resume… 50 Tips to Reach Your Job Search Target

winning resume

How To Use Jumper Cables On A Car

Today’s topic is something most of us at one time or another will need to know how to do, namely how to use jumper cables for our car if for some reason our battery is dead.

The first thing you will need is the cables:

jumpberCables

When using these kinds of cables, you’ll need to have access to another car in order to charge your battery. But there’s also possible to charge without another car, in which case you will need a portable battery charger, which might look like this:

battery charger

However, in this post we will only look at the first option.

 

Written:

Here’s a short and easy written tutorial found at goodhousekeeping.com

goodhousekeeping

 

Video:

Here’s a great, detailed video by EricTheCarGuy on how to use jumper cables. Enjoy!

 

Book recommendation:

We didn’t find a book dealing solely with how to use jumper cables, probably because it isn’t really that big of a deal that anyone would actually be capable of writing an entire book on such a small subject. However, we were able to localize a nice little guide dealing with a multitude of subjects related to – yes, you guessed it – car stuff. It’s called The Ride GuideWhat You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You! and we believe it is a good choice. Check it:

ride guide