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How to Select a Portable RV Water Softener

For a season RV traveler like me, it is not easy to adapt to different environmental changes whenever we travel. We often come across waters with different levels of dissolved minerals which are responsible for its hardness. Such water can sometimes be inconsumable even when you are thirsty. Do we have a solution to this problem? Yes, use a portable water softener when you’re travelling. You can have soft water on the go. But, how do you make the right choice of water softener for your RV? Stay tuned.

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  1. Check for capacity and weight

You are looking for a high capacity but a portable system to go into your recreational vehicle. The capacity of a water softener is measured by the number of grains it can process. Depending on the amount of water that you consume on your trip, you will need the right capacity that will efficiently serve the purpose. A water softener with a low capacity might just fail to serve you as expected.

  1. Size of the unit matters

How big or how small the whole water softener system is will affect your choice. In many cases, we don’t have enough space in the recreational vehicle. As such, we need a small yet very efficient unit as a big unit will occupy all the precious space for carrying other valuables. To know the right size, get to know the space you have in your RV and then do your math as appropriate.

  1. Type of water softener

You will find four different types of water softener systems in the market namely: salt-based, salt-free, electronic, and magnetic water softeners with or without water softener grains. A salt-based water softener is preferred for its effectiveness. However, you may go for a salt-free one if you have health concerns with salt. The other remaining types of water softeners are not recommended for their various downsides.

  1. Available built-in features

Different water softeners have different built-in features. Try to find out if these features are of great interest to you. For example, Some RV water softeners are technologically designed to do an automatic regeneration and refreshing while others require manual operation. The former is more convenient as you will be worry-free knowing that the process will be initiated automatically when there is need.

  1. Maintenance and cost

An easy to maintain water softener is great for your RV. Also, try to keep away from systems that require you to do maintenance more often. You may miss a date that you scheduled for it. Some systems can work for long before the need for maintenance. And if there is a need, the system itself will alert you. This is a cool feature but is likely to cost you a little more. However, frequent maintenance might prove to be more costly in the long run. Therefore, do a tradeoff between these two parameters and get the best system.

  1. Installation process


Different water softener system comes with different installation instructions. Read through them to ensure that you can easily complete this process quite easily without much experience. You don’t need specialized skills in every gadget that you use, do you? SO, ease of installation is another important factor to consider.

How to Pick Kitchen Appliances for Remodel

Learn how to pick kitchen appliances for big kitchen appliances and know how a small change can make a big difference.

Home and Kitchen Appliances are important for us as they make our life easier. Many of you might be looking for a change but due to many options available in the market get confused. People often ask us how they can remodel their kitchen. What are the essential appliances that we should pick? What is trending designs and technologies?

A little homework of yours can save you from spending money in the wrong way. Well, if you believe in health is wealth we have prepared this needy list that will help you to choose the right appliances. For example: If you had a salt based water softener it’s time for you to pick salt free water softeners as they are healthier and eco-friendly. Also, they are available in different designs and specifications to meet your standards.

This list includes the top big appliances that can entirely change your kitchen appearance. They are:

  1. Oven
  2. Refrigerator
  3. Dishwasher
  4. Water Filter
  5. Cooktops
  6. Range Hoods
  7. Sinks

Oven: A high performing convention oven is best than a traditional oven as it circulates heat evenly to cook faster to serve food on the table. It is good for the household but for bakers traditional one for a roast, broil or bake is fine. If you are rustic as well as modern get them side by side.

Refrigerator: If you have enough space you can go with freestanding refrigerator. With short space, a counter depth refrigerator is good to go as they get mounted and feels built-in. Now the next thing to evaluate is performance. In a single compressor, the freezer works double time to keep food fresh for long in comparison to double compressor unit. This is why the French door fridge is popular.

Dishwasher: A drawer dishwasher is easier and can be installed in heights. Traditional one has doors that pull down from the top that gives a cohesive look. Stainless steel is a good option in the same.

Water Filter: Water filters are needed. A smart RO system with advanced technology is a fair pick. It has the ability to retain minerals and eliminate harmful bacteria. Also, they are available in different designs and power saving modes.

Cooktops: Gas, electric and induction, these three are options when it’s about cooktops. Cooktop should be chosen by considering the amount of heat you lose from the burner. On the other hand, induction loses the least amount of heat. BTUs means British thermal units this should be asked before buying a cooktop as it is energy measurement that will let you know how much heat is lost.

Range Hoods: Good ventilation is the demand for a serious cooking system and a big foodie like me. It will vent out all the smoke and oil evaporated. As with AC the air circulates in the home which is suffocating though especially in small apartments. Get the most efficient and consistent with high end with low BTUs.

Sinks: Sink should be chosen the same as cabinetry it will give a cohesive and interesting look. If you have gorgeous countertops don’t skimp on the sink as it will hide the beauty. If sink needs a replacement call a professional for a clean job.

There is a lot of sink variety in the market like stainless steel, marble, acrylic; enamel, fiberglass, solid surface, etc. consider your budget and which will complement the interior of your kitchen.


Pheww! This was a lot of info from my side! Hope you enjoyed everything I mentioned in this post.

If you are upgrading your kitchen what will be your pick? Or anything worth to be mention that I forget? Let us know in the comment box below.

Next time we will organize the kitchen together with my tips and your valuable suggestions.


5 DIY Home Hacks for Storage & Organization

DIY Home hacks that you need to try!

A home is a place which reflects your personality. Creating a welcoming space needs a combination of artwork and neatness. Cleanliness is very important to amplify your room. Whether your décor is stupendous and topnotch if your home is messy then it will give a shabby look. For that, you have to store and organize your belongings in such a way that it looks great and are pocket-friendly too. You can check few images from Pinterest for reference.

Don’t let your home become a flea market where you are unable to find your misplaced things. Keep your home neat and tidy with these DIY hacks mentioned below.

5 DIY Home Hacks for Storage & Organization

Hanging Tank Tops with Shower Hooks:

Closet is the foremost thing that gets cluttered. Tank tops pile up and when you take out one, another comes in the chorus. If you are looking for a solution to manage them just take out some shower rings.

How to do it?

All you need is a hanger and a few shower rings. Take a hanger put rings in it and arrange your closet. Simple! Now you can buy as many tops you want. This can be used for various small objects like tie, scarf, belts, jewelry, hankies etc.

Mount a Pegboard

To save counter space, pegboard is the best way out. Your office staff, kitchen tools, and craft things everything can be sorted with it. Arrange books and use them as shelves as pegboard allows you to add rods and hooks easily.

How to do it?

Take a pegboard and fix it on the wall with help of screws. Later you can add hooks or rods and keep things on.

Recycling Tin Cans:

Using recreated tins into storage box is quite common. There are endless possibilities to get it done. You can paint, wrap wallpaper, embellished it or leave them as they are.

These cans are usually created as pencil or pen holder for office table. But it can be used for cutlery, toothbrushes or makeup brushes. You can even use them for basement purpose like screws, nuts, hammer etc.

How to do it?

Take a tin, remove the wrap and clean it. Either paint or stick a vibrant paper with the help of glue. To make it interesting include a few pearls and glitters to it.

Flaunt your jewelry to warm up your room:

When you keep necklaces in the box they tangle and mesh up with other necklaces too. It takes a lot of time to detangle and manage them. What if you hang them in your room next to your wardrobe?

Antique jewelry needs care; hence you can hang them in a hanger. It will be assorted and will enhance your space too.

How to do it?

Take a hanger rod available in the market.  Fix it. Now just hang your necklaces on it. You can decorate hanger by adding stickers.

Old Bread Tags for organizing chords

TV, laptop, mobile charger etc. all are plugged into one extension that creates a lot of confusion. However, with advanced technology, many devices are made wireless but there are many such types of equipment that need to be a plugin. Like your TV, laptop, refrigerator, desktop etc.  Use old bread tags to sort it out.

How to do it?

Just add old bread tags on the chords and write the name of the device on it. Easy, just plug out your laptop when it is charged. No confusion from now.


These DIY hacks are for multipurpose. Your creativity and artwork are needed to make it interesting and alluring. They are budgeted and will engage your idle time. Self-crafted things are precious and priceless. No matter how many things you buy from the market but they remain close to our heart.

Do let us know which hack was useful for you? And what you want to hear from us? Have a great day!