There are many benefits to having a built-in vacuum. No cords, less mess, more power, and an easier clean. It’s a convenient, high-performing, versatile, and all-around great value. Plus, it even helps to improve the indoor air quality of your house. If you haven’t yet considered upgrading to a built-in vacuum, we urge you to do so. For over three decades, at Gary’s Vacuflo, we’ve been making a difference in homes all around the Portland area by installing built-in vacuum systems.

You may be asking yourself what a built-in vacuum is. Essentially, it’s a vacuum that’s located in a central location in your home but works throughout all the rooms in your house, with pipes running through the interior walls. These pipes connect to the central unit of the system, which is stationary, meaning you’ll never have to lug a heavy portable vacuum around ever again.

Wondering how a built-in vacuum works? Let us explain it to you. There are four main components to a built-in vacuum that work together to function.


If you are enchanted with the idea of an antique bed, there is indeed much to consider. The styles are varied, and your first choice would be wood or metal. Timber beds go right back to the Renaissance period and a solid Victorian four-poster would make for a wonderful investment, while metal-framed beds came into play around the mid-19th century.


Is your home missing a bit of fluffy puppy or kitty love? Every home should have pets, and every child should have a furry companion! 

But do you know how to make sure your family is pet-ready? As much as we’d all love to go out tomorrow and come back with a lovable ball of fluff, how do you know your family members and home environment is safe and suitable? 

We’ve covered some top tips to make sure your family is pet-ready so you can go out and find the fluff that’s waiting for you! 


As the future is still uncertain with positive cases for COVID-19 rising every day, a lot of businesses have employed a lot of innovative ways to keep their operations running. While some have found success, some haven’t and since closed operations due to the pandemic. 

Especially for the real estate industry, it’s a struggle to fully adapt to the digital world as face-to-face transactions are vital. However, if BellaVita can do it, you can do it too. 

Skateboarding is considered one of the most exciting sports. Searching for the right skateboard can be a daunting task for the beginner because of its various styles, different shapes, and looks.

If you’re puzzled about what type of skateboard is best for beginners, you’re at the right place. We’ve made your trouble easy by preparing this guideline to buy the right type of skateboard according to the needs of your kid or yourself.

Keep reading the whole article to know the pros and cons of different skateboards so that you can decide the right one within your budget.


Your child is growing up and soon will be responsible for managing more aspects of their life. As they enter the workforce, finances become an important aspect of their emergent adulthood. You can help them navigate these increasing responsibilities and more adult realities by finding the best checking account for teens.

These accounts maximize savings while minimizing risk as your teen learns financial responsibility. Teach them the benefits of saving, building credit, paying bills, and responsibly managing cash flow while safeguarding them from overspending. As your teen learns financial independence, ease their uncertainties by looking for these optimal features.


If you’re one of those gals who always wanted to make some changes and upgrade her look, but have been afraid to do so – welcome to the club, you aren’t the only one here! Here are five ultimate tips on how to give yourself a complete makeover, so keep on reading and check them out. These will help you accomplish your goal in the blink of an eye, so – enjoy!


The Covid-19 pandemic has hit everyone around the world hard, and for many people they are suffering financials worries. There are a lot of people that are turning to selling off their valuable possessions, to be able to make ends meet and pay their bills. If you are struggling for cash and need some quick money, here are some ideas that you can use and turn your valuable items into that much needed cash.


The Philippines has a rich history, going back hundreds of years. The cuisine of this archipelago has been infused by the many cultures the islands have been influenced by over the years. Because of this colorful past, their food is as unique as it is rich with a dizzying array of flavors. From complex and umami to sweet and cloying, it's no wonder that time and time again, Filipino cuisine is the talk of food lovers.

But every meal is completed, nay perfected, by the condiments that seal in its flavors. If you want to know what makes Filipino food so enticing, you have to get acquainted with these four condiments.

  1. Soy Sauce

Brought to the Philippines by Chinese, soy sauce is probably the most recognizable ingredient to come out of East Asia. Soy sauce is ubiquitous in Filipino cooking, often employed in dishes that are wildly removed in a culinary sense from the Chinese origins of the sauce.

Notable dishes that incorporate soy sauce include the world-famous adobo, where it's used to marinate the tender meats. It's also used to marinate Filipino-style steak, commonly known as bistek. When infused with sliced green chili and onions, it's a dipping sauce for various fried food, such as crispy pork cutlets. This makes soy sauce a must-have in a Filipino kitchen.

  1. Bagoong

This pungent but umami delicacy is one of the Philippine's most unique products. Generally, it refers to a variety of fermented condiments made of either anchovies or crustaceans, such as shrimp and crab. The seafood is washed and packed in salt and left to ferment anywhere between one to three months. The resulting paste has a number of uses.

For example, Barrio Fiesta's sweet bagoong is often used as a dipping sauce for unripe mangoes, the umami of the bagoong bringing out the sourness of the fruit. Bagoong is also a key ingredient in kare-kare, a savory stew made of peanut sauce, oxtail, and various vegetables.

  1. Vinegar

You will never find a Filipino kitchen that doesn't have a bottle of vinegar. The sour liquid is sometimes made of rice wine and even infused with spices such as red chilies and onions to give it a more complex flavor. Vinegar is amazingly versatile as an ingredient in Filipino cooking.

First, it's used as a dipping sauce, usually with chopped onions, for vegetable rolls and the local variety of sausages. Vinegar is also used in cooking adobo, providing the sourness of the dish. It's also the key ingredient in kilawin, a local delicacy made of raw fish. The acidity of the vinegar cooks the fish without heat, making it the Philippine counterpart to ceviche.

  1. Calamansi

This small green citrus fruit is native to the archipelago and at home in any Philippine dinner table. The calamansi has a unique flavor, tarter than lemon and not as tangy as lime. Filipinos use calamansi to marinate meats, such as beef and pork steaks, infusing them with its sour but savory flavor. Calamansi is also used to add more tanginess to individual dishes, such as rice porridge, various noodle-based meals, and combined with other sauces for dips and marinades.

If you're curious about how to use these condiments, you should take the time to learn a few Filipino recipes. So long as you remember to stock up on these different sauces and delicacies, you can get the flavor perfectly.