10 Must Read Home Improvement Blogs To Inspire You

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” It turns out that Anne Frank was right. She might have been speaking about something else entirely, but she certainly hit the nail on the head when it comes to home improvement projects. So if you are planning … Read more

How To Clean Bath Toys – Get Rid Of Mold Easily!

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It’s bath time for the kids. You fill up the bath, chuck them in (not literally) and get out their bath toys. Then you remember – you forgot to clean them again! They are all dirty, moldy and to be honest a little slimy right? Well time to throw them out… NO… WAIT! There is … Read more

Types Of Firewood – A Simple Guide To Burning The Right Fuel

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Whether you’re buying or burning, knowing a few things about the different types of firewood can maximize efficiency and save you trouble when it comes to your wood stove, fireplace, or fire pit. Not all firewood gives the same results, so understanding the characteristics of different types is key to choosing the best firewood for … Read more

Pellet Stoves Vs Propane Heaters – Which Is Right For You?

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The next line up in our series of articles comparing heating types is pellet stoves vs propane. These two heating types are a bit more difficult to compare because they are actually quite different. They do, however, each have their pros and cons. Propane heaters will suit some of you while, for others, pellet stoves … Read more

Battery Backup For Pellet Stoves – 3 Ways To Keep The Heat On

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Pellet stoves are one of the best space heaters available: they are efficient, cheap to run and they provide that comforting radiant heat. But they do have one downside: when the power goes out, your pellet stove stops operating. For this reason, you will want to seriously consider installing battery backup for your pellet stove. … Read more

24 Plants That Keep Your Skin Looking Young

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Do you love high-quality skin-care products, but hate the expensive price tag? Do you favor natural remedies over chemical solutions? Perhaps you just want to be more in control of what you put in and on your body? Many top beauty brands boast botanical and plant-based extracts as the principal ingredients in their high-priced products. … Read more

Pellet Stove Vs Wood Stove – Which Should You Choose?

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There is nothing quite like the radiant heat of a wood or pellet stove, the immediate feeling of warmth you get when sitting close to the heater is one of the most comforting things I have experienced. But when it comes to making the choice between a pellet stove or a wood stove – which … Read more

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth For Pest Control – Indoors and Outdoors

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What a lovely word – “diatomaceous”. It’s one of those words that roll off the tongue once you know how to pronounce it. But what the heck is it? Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally-occurring silica compound made from the fossilized, skeletal remains of diatoms – minuscule aquatic organisms. Oh….I can hear you telling me “That … Read more

How To Replace a Lamp Cord Switch Quickly and Easily

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When your lamp stops working, the first thing to try is replacing the light bulb. If the lamp still does not work despite the new bulb, then it is likely you have a faulty lamp switch. If your lamp has an inline cord switch then you are in luck, because these are relatively cheap and … Read more

What is PEVA? Is It Safe And What Is It In?

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PEVA is a non-chlorinated vinyl that is often used a direct substitute for PVC. PEVA is in many common household items, and it is for this reason that you should educate yourself on how safe it is, and what products in your home may be made from PEVA. Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from … Read more

6 Natural Ways To Keep Pests Out Of Your Home And Garden

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The increasing innovations in the creation of synthetic herbicides, pesticides and insecticides have made people realize just how unhealthy these products are for humans, animals and the environment. Spraying chemicals to get rid of weeds and pests won’t just cause health risks; they are also ineffective most of the time. At first, they’ll kill lots … Read more

14 Plants That Repel Roaches

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Nobody likes cockroaches, unless of course, you are a frog or a lizard! And once you notice one or two roaches around the home, you can guarantee that there are more hiding away where you can’t see them. There are many ways to get rid of these pesky insects, but in this article we will … Read more

Use an Electric Air Pump as a Compressed Air Alternative

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Let’s get straight to the point: compressed air cans are not cheap… In fact, they are damn expensive! And even the most commonly used compressed air alternatives will still set you back a pretty penny. There are electric dusters, but they are still costly. Otherwise, you could go for a full-on air compressor, but then it … Read more

Make House Hunting Easier By Creating a Checklist

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Buying a new home can be a beautiful, but tricky experience. Sometimes people fall in love with a house and don’t focus on what’s important. That’s why you need to have a checklist, so you don’t get swept up in the hype. The checklist is something you should keep in mind but also be prepared … Read more

13 Shed Security Tips – Keep Intruders Out!

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It seems, these days, no home is complete without a shed. As an essential storage solution for homeowners, a shed can be used for tidying away everything from bikes to lawnmowers, and from gardening equipment to children’s outdoor toys.  They can be used to house other household items of value, and can even be used … Read more

Choosing the Best Outdoor Bench

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It’s nearing spring, and it is finally time to get the outdoor spaces ready – the perfect time to enjoy the crisp, fresh air without the fear of frost bite. And, yes, it is time to start thinking about summer! As you head out to the garden to tend to your plants, you shouldn’t forget to … Read more

How to Remove Mold From Drywall

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Did you know mold on drywall can lead to serious respiratory disorders? It is important to remove mold as soon as you notice it has started to grow. Methods for killing mold differ depending on if the walls are painted or not. In case the drywall is coated, it can be easy to clean by … Read more

The Ultimate Mold Foggers Guide

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If you have ever had a mold outbreak in your house then you probably know that the mold you can see is only the beginning of the problem. Believe it or not, only 10% of mold is visible – the other 90% is microscopic. On top of this, there is usually even more mold behind … Read more

Choosing The Best Steam Mop For Cleaning Your Floors

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Cleaning floors is never fun, and if you have to resort to strong chemicals then it can also be bad for your health. This is where steam mops come in – these ingenious devices mean that you can clean your floors with nothing more than water (well, extremely hot water – steam!). Steam mops are … Read more