Lock It Up

When we moved in to our current apartment back in 2006, we had the standard lock on the door which was ok but not what we were used to. When we were leaving Kuwait to settle back in India, we bought a few nice things for our house here. One of those things for our house and later in the apartment were these big door locks. You need  a good locksmith to set those up for you in your home. If you’re in the GTA area maybe check out these good folks at Locksmith Toronto.

So these locks that we have on my front door are a bit odd. They are really strong (from Italy) and pretty difficult to break into. Also the odd thing is they open the opposite way to all other door locks.  You can lock it three times for the strongest lock or leave it at 1 or 2. It is the best option that I have seen and better than most locks in other homes I have been to. You can find good locks here on Amazon India if you want to look for something similar.

I remember when I was kid, maybe 7 or so I managed to get myself locked in. The door that separates the main bedroom, bathroom and kitchen of our flat in Kuwait City from the living room and the key broke in the lock. I was panicking and my mother was panicking but finally she managed to get hold of my dad who called in the locksmith that he knew and an 90 minutes later, I was free. And given a Pepsi and a shawarma dinner to ease my worries.

Choosing A Washing Machine

We have always had a washing machine or washer. Nothing to it. It’s always been there as a necessary appliance in my family’s. Every couple of days, the clothes of the 4 of us and now 3 of us, are dumped into the washing machine and we let it run it’s cycle of cleaning. When I was young, most families did not have a washing machine. That has since changed and these thing even have long lives if you get it repaired and serviced right and don’t run it ragged. If you are looking for appliance repair London, Ontario these good folks can get it done for you. They also help in the installation.

If you are in the market to get a new washing machine why not try to get one with a deal? Here are some that you can look up if you want to get one. Remember to also take measurements and get the right size for your family but also one that will fit within the confines of the area that you are planning to keep it in your home. No one wants to buy a heavy appliance and then, once it is delivered, find out that it is too big for where you want to keep it. Also, if people will see them and it’s not in another floor than the main room, looking at pleasing designs will be a good choice.

The top loading, vertical axis cloth washer, is the dominant design in the United States and Canada. This design places the clothes in a vertically mounted perforated basket that is contained within a water-retaining tub, with a finned water-pumping agitator in the center of the bottom of the basket. Clothes are loaded through the top of the machine, which is usually but not always covered with a hinged door.

The front-loading or horizontal-axis clothes washer is the dominant design in Europe. In other regions of the world, most “high-end” washing machines are of this type. In addition, most commercial and industrial clothes washers around the world are of the horizontal-axis design. This layout mounts the inner basket and outer tub horizontally, and loading is through a door at the front of the machine. The door often but not always contains a transparent window. Agitation is supplied by the back-and-forth rotation of the cylinder and by gravity. The clothes are lifted up by paddles on the inside wall of the drum and then dropped.

Last thing you want is an appliance that just takes up room but you don’t use it. Or you overuse it. So make a wise choice and get the right one for you.