4 Ways to Enhance Your Home & Garden Before Summer is Over

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When your home or garden doesn’t fill you with joy because it lacks a few things or needs some TLC, you may not be able to enjoy summer to the fullest. In which case, isn’t it time you did something about it? Here are four ways to enhance your home and garden before summer is … Read more

17 Easy Ways to Make a Homemade Fire Starter

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Just imagine coming off a long trail only to spend hours on end trying to start a fire. By the time you’re done, it’s already nightfall, and you’re shivering your bones off, trying to keep warm.  That’s why creating your homemade fire starters are essential. These not only alleviate the unnecessary stress and effort of … Read more

How To Fix a Noisy Ceiling Fan – 11 Things To Try

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Is your ceiling fan making noise?  A noisy fan, especially in the bedroom, can make it difficult to sleep and relax. Luckily, there’s usually an easy fix. In this article, we’ll look at the most common problems that cause ceiling fans to make noise and how to address them. Ready to tackle that noisy fan … Read more

How to Clean Oil Off a Concrete Garage Floor

how to clean oil off a concrete garage floor

Garage floors take a beating. Between heavy tools being dropped, dirty cars being parked, and all the things that spill on them, it can be difficult to keep them looking like new. But without a doubt, one of the hardest things to clean off concrete garage floors is oil. Whether from a leaky car, DIY … Read more

20 Uses for Wood Ash Around The Home and Garden

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Wood burning fireplaces are a great way to heat your home, but they come with one plentiful drawback: ash. If you use your fireplace frequently throughout the winter, odds are, you have accumulated a lot of wood ash by spring. Most people are happy to throw this byproduct in the trash. But wood ash is … Read more

How to Speed Up Composting

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Compost is a valuable addition to any garden, but an unbalanced and untended compost pile is like a stew left simmering on low heat. It takes a long time to finish, and even with patience, the texture will still be pretty chunky. While you can make compost slowly — throwing yard waste and kitchen waste in a … Read more

What Causes Low Hot Water Pressure and How to Fix It

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Low hot water pressure in your home is not only an inconvenience, but it can actually signal something is wrong with your water systems. Left alone, it could turn into a serious issue that may cost a lot of money to fix. That is why you need to get low hot water pressure sorted out … Read more

10 Tips For Waterproofing Your Cabinets

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You probably know that waterproofing your kitchen cabinets is an essential step in protecting your new investment and avoiding mold in your home. From kitchen to bathroom, any cabinet will benefit from this process. But did you know that it’s also simple and easy on your wallet? Read on for some great ideas to waterproof … Read more

How To Generate Your Own Electricity

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Have your home’s energy costs been increasing lately? If they are, you may now be looking for a fresh opportunity to save some money on one of your home’s most important utilities. “But how much will generating my own electricity cost?”, you may be asking. Interestingly enough, at-home electrical generation is becoming more accessible and … Read more

12 Laundry Detergent Alternatives

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What brand of laundry detergent do you use? Most folks have a brand they prefer, either for its effectiveness or its scent. Nowadays, there are plenty of laundry detergent options to choose from at the store, with big names like Tide, Bounce, Gain, Cheer, and more remaining popular picks. But what if none of those … Read more

Double vs Triple Pane Windows

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Energy efficiency is a great way to save money each month, something every homeowner is looking for ways to do. The reason that many new homes and renovated old homes are opting for multi pane windows is for their ability to save energy – and therefore their monthly bills. But is it worth investing in … Read more

How To Fix Common Refrigerator Problems

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There is one particular appliance in our house from which many of us seek comfort multiple times a day. Whether it is for a quick afternoon bite, a midnight snack, or just a random case of the munchies, we often turn to our refrigerators to serve as a therapist and restaurant combined.  But, all joking … Read more

How To Clean Toilet Bowl Stains – 7 Methods

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No-one likes cleaning toilets, and it’s even worse when there are hard water stains (or other types) in the toilet bowl that just won’t come off. These stains look unsightly, and they also make it feel like you haven’t done a good job of cleaning the toilet bowl! Well you probably haven’t tried everything just … Read more

How to Remove Scratches from a Glass Stove Top – 7 Methods That Work

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Fancy glass stovetops have become the latest craze in kitchens because they are easy to clean, require little maintenance, and go with a contemporary kitchen style. But what happens when someone is careless while cooking and scratches the exterior? If you used the wrong cookware and accidentally caused damage, there are options available. While large … Read more

The Different Types of Roof Vents

types of roof vents

So who cares if your roof space or attic is hot in summer and cold in winter…right? WRONG! Both of these issues can cause problems which will end up hitting you right in the bank balance at some point down the line. It just may be that the solution to these issues is the installation … Read more

How To Heat A Basement In Winter

how to heat a basement in Winter

Not only are basements are the most logical place to extend your family living space, but your basement is probably the most versatile space in your home.  So it really comes as no surprise that a full 30% of new homes built in the US in 2013 are built on a full or partial basement. … Read more

A Quick Guide To Slate Kitchen Countertops

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Slate kitchen countertops are affordable, versatile, durable and attractive. They are easily recognizable and add style to any modern kitchen. Therefore, these are one of the most popular countertop materials for both residential and commercial properties.  It is easy to recognize a slate worktop due to its cleft texture that offers a unique touch to … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Humidity In Your Basement Without a Dehumidifier

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So you think you have a moisture or humidity problem in your basement, but you don’t want to spend the money on a dehumidifier? That’s fine, there are ways you can get rid of the humidity in your basement without a humidifier. Whether you are looking for the quickest and easiest fix, or more of … Read more

How To Style A Room With Floor Cushions

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Decorating your home is the best way to make it feel like it’s truly “home.” One of the great things about decorating is that you can drastically alter the look and feel of your home even through simple decorative changes, like the colour of your curtains in each room. Floor cushions are a great option … Read more