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A Highly Effective and Economical Combination

Residential reverse osmosis systems are used to purify home drinking water. Any basic system utilizes two of the best water filter technologies known today, multiple activated carbon filters, and a single reverse osmosis water filter. Together they provide exceptional performance in eliminating a wide array of contaminates.

Activated carbon filters are also known as activated charcoal. Carbon is charcoal. Charcoal is manufactured by heating wood to a high temperature in the absence of oxygen. Wood is placed in a sealed steel or ceramic box and is heated to about 1,000 degrees F. This process evaporates (burns off) carbohydrates such as the sugars in the residual sap within the wood, and leaves behind pure carbon and minerals.

To make carbon ‘activated carbon’, the charcoal is treated to create highly porous surfaces within the charcoal. Oxygen is used to create millions of microscopic pores in the carbon increasing the surface area of the carbon considerably, and with it, its ability to chemically attract and trap many substances that come into contact with it. Activated carbon filters for filtering water are most usually granulated, and are excellent at trapping odors, and carbon based organic chemicals like chlorine, benzene and glycols (industrial solvents), pesticides, herbicides, and even dioxins,
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as well as many other water contaminates.

As good as activated carbon is at absorbing certain compounds from your water, sodium, nitrates and other impurities are not chemically attracted to activated carbon. Carbon filters need to be replaced periodically as the chemical bonding sites within it are used up, making it less effective as a filter.

The second type of filter in the RO system is the reverse osmosis water filter. A residential RO filter is made from a thin film composite membrane (TFM or TFC), which is made out of sheet polymer and is comprised of multiple layers. These layers are semi permeable in that they have millions of microscopic pores of various sizes, the largest of which are only very slightly larger than water molecules. This allows the membrane to act as a molecular sieve that will allow only water molecules to pass through it, but is impermeable to larger impurities. The reverse osmosis water filter membrane is tightly wound in a spiral and fitted within a filter housing.

Water is forced through the reverse osmosis water filter. Contaminates cannot fit through the pores, and are flushed away to the drain. Many harmful chemicals, heavy metals, salts, minerals, and bio pathogens are effectively removed from the water.

Together, the combination of activated carbon and the reverse osmosis water filter results in a compact, economical and effective system that provides safe,
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The other day, while lifting up the comforter in search of a dropped earring, I started thinking about all the things people stash under their beds. Out of season clothing, table leaves, ironing boards, toys, foldable exercise equipment, rolls of wrapping paper, monsters .

It’s tempting Out of sight, out of mind! and retailers make it even more so.

That’s because the storage options are so many: Under bed storage boxes come in plastic, cotton canvas, linen, wicker and more. Some are see through; others are solid. Features to choose from include split lids, locking buckle or zipper closures, wheels, built in cedar wood and divided compartments including some specifically designed to hold gift wrapping supplies or multiple pairs of shoes. Archival garment storage boxes are made for storing items such as christening gowns and other collectibles.

In addition, some beds have built in drawers or even storage space that can be accessed by lifting the slatted base that holds the mattress.

Of course there are reasons not to use this space.

Will storing things under the bed interfere with creating this balance and harmony? I wondered.

So I called Linda Ellson, a local certified feng shui practitioner and owner and president of Feng Shui Your World.

“Ideally, in feng shui circles, you should have absolutely nothing underneath your bed. The whole thought and theory is that, whether we realize it or not, we’re very connected to our beds because, on average, most of us spend eight hours a night sleeping. Some lofty thoughts and ideas on feng shui are that whatever is underneath your bed goes into your consciousness. Ideally, there should be nothing under there so that the energy freely flows and circulates,” said Ellson, who stores nothing under her bed and uses a Swiffer on the hardwood floor once a week.

“When we have lots of stuff stored underneath our beds,
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it’s kind of like congestion down there. It’s confusion; it’s things that are ‘stuck.’ It can really contribute to people not having a restful sleep. I’m not a feng shui detective who comes in and checks every nook and cranny, but if I’m working on a person’s home and they’re telling me that they are having sleep disturbances, I’m asking what’s under the bed,” she said.

In one clutter clearing inspiration group she headed years ago, Ellson said a participant in the group stored, among other things, a clock that her boss had given her 20 years ago earlier. She had long left that job and, as it turned out, was looking to leave her current job for a new one.

“The clock was symbolic of a couple things. No. 1, the clock wasn’t working anymore so it was somewhere stuck in time. It came from a boss she never adored in the first place and she didn’t even work there anymore. Now, many years later, she was trying to get a new job. I said, ‘Get rid of the clock! It will move the old boss energy out. Let’s move forward in time.’ ”

Lo and behold a month later, the woman found a new job.

“Coincidence? Maybe. But it’s really, really interesting,” said Ellson, who is also a licensed real estate agent with Hunt.

Ellson also said that storing old bills and financial papers can be negative especially for those worried about money. “You’re always going to be thinking about money; whether you realize it or not. In the bedroom we’re trying to create this quiet, enclosed retreat space that’s really about connection, rejuvenation, intimacy and just checking everything else at the curb. Financial papers, an old gift from a boss, old love letters it’s not the space for it,” she said.

“The reality is we all have to put stuff somewhere. If you are tight on storage, I will say ‘Minimally, you can store bed linens or other linen y type stuff under the bed.’ But ideally, nothing is under there. It’s just free flowing space,
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” she added.

I confessed to once storing an ironing board under a bed. She laughed and said she would issue me a permission slip as long as I used the ironing board to press my linens.