DIY

Surprising Ways to Save Electricity (And $$$)

Is your electric bill eating the bulk of your monthly budget? There are many ways to conserve energy and save money on utility bills apart from using energy-efficient appliances. In today’s post, we are listing down practical ways to achieve an energy-efficient home: Unplug All Electrical Appliances/Devices Do you have …

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Sanding Tips for a Perfect Finish

Sanding is a critical part of achieving the perfect finish. It’s usually done if you’re working on wood, drywall joint compound or other lumpy or bumpy surfaces. You want to make sure the surface is free from imperfections that could affect the finish or stain. If you’re sanding for the …

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Affordable DIY Bathroom Updates Anyone Can Do

You don’t need to spend a fortune on a good-looking bathroom. By adding well-thought out furnishing and a little creativity, you can transform your bathroom into a luxurious, stylish space without spending more than you should. Below are practical tips on how to update the design of your bathroom on …

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Tips for Reducing Party Clean Up Time

Between inviting, shopping, cooking, cleaning, decorating and gift-wrapping, birthday parties and other social events require a tremendous amount of energy, time and creativity. Sometimes the clean up involved with having a party becomes a deterrent to the cause. The simplest solution may be to “have it at someone else’s house,” …

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Removing Mold From Your Home

Mold is present all around us – even in the air that we breathe – though we’re not usually aware of it. Its presence at low levels is typically harmless. There are about 100 species of mold that are known to cause various infections in people at higher levels, however. …

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Keep Your Vacuum Cleaner Performing Properly

No other cleaning tool can do as much to keep the house spic and span as the vacuum cleaner. Carpeting, hard floors, furniture, draperies, and even walls are kept spotless thanks to this wonderful invention. The vacuum works hard to keep your home free of the dreaded dust bunnies–is anyone …

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How to Clean a Microwave

Cleaning the kitchen is often described as one of the most burdensome housecleaning tasks exceeded only by that of cleaning the bathroom. While most people are fairly proficient at cleaning kitchen counter surfaces, and sinks, when it comes to cleaning the microwave, they’re at a loss. Something about cleaning this …

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How to Choose the Best Dishwasher Detergent

If you have a dishwasher in your home you know how convenient these appliances can be. Instead of toiling over the sink scrubbing dishes and irritating your hands, you can simply load the dishes in the dishwasher, add the detergent, and turn on the power. When you open the door …

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Tips for Preventing the Growth of Mold and Mildew

As the years have passed, new homes have become much tighter and energy efficient than the older homes they have replaced. While this is on the whole a very good advance, it does come with a number of downsides, one of which is the fact that moisture trapped within the …

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Creating Silk Flower Arrangements

Having a vase of flowers in your home can accent a table, brighten a dark corner, or add a touch of elegance. The flowers can bring a reminder of warm summer days on cold winter nights or just show somebody you care. Creating these flower arrangements take no time at …

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