Help Around the House

Dec. 30, 2015

Homemade Scrubbing Cleaner

Homemade soft scrub cleaner is one of the quickest and easiest cleaners to make. It is so easy you won't be spending lots of money of expensive store bought cleaners anymore.

Here is an easy recipe for scrubbing cleaner:

Ingredients:

3/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup borax ...

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Nov. 25, 2015

Quick and Easy Kitchen Remodel

Kitchens are often the hub of the home and when it comes time to put your home on the market it is often said that kitchens and baths sell homes. A kitchen remodel can be expensive and time consuming. There are things you can do to give your kitchen a ...

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Nov. 18, 2015

Asbestos in Your Home

If you live in or are buying an older home you may be concerned about asbestos. Asbestos was banned in 1978 because of the health risks associated with it.

Asbestos fibers are dangerous when inhaled.  The microscopic fibers can become lodged in the respiratory system and lead to asbestosis ...

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Sept. 2, 2015

How to Make a Room Look Bigger

If you are selling your home or just looking to redecorate, one thing you may want to do is make the rooms look bigger. Here are some tips on how to make the rooms in your home appear larger:

Use an oversize mirror to enhance the effect of light. Mirrors ...

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Aug. 19, 2015

Uses for Beer Around the House

You may enjoy drinking a glass or two of beer, but did you know that beer has many other household uses? Beer's many uses range from getting rid of pests to making you more beautiful.

Here are just a few of the more handy ways to use beer around ...

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July 8, 2015

Make Your Own Jewelry Cleaner

Have you ever taken your jewelry to be cleaned? Having your jewelry professionally cleaned will set you back quite a bit of money.

Making your own homemade jewelry cleaner can give you the same results for a fraction of the cost. Here is recipe for homemade jewelry cleaner:

Ingredients:

1/4 ...

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June 3, 2015

Easy Tips for Keeping Clean in Your Yard

Planting, weeding, mulching and raking are all activities that come hand in hand with the warmer weather. This also means that mud and grass are staining your clothes, your tools and your body. Here are some tips on how to keep things a little cleaner.

  • Keep your fingers free from ...
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May 13, 2015

Houseplants You Can't Kill

Plants bring life to all living spaces. If you don't have a green thumb you may have had bad luck with a plant or two. Here are some healthy, hard-to-kill, houseplants that thrive in spite of you:

Sempervivum: This succulent known as Hen & Chicks loves a sunny window, but requires little ...

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April 29, 2015

Ten Ways to Save on Groceries

If you are looking for ways save money, cutting back on grocery expenses is often an easy way to reduce your spending.

Here are ten tips to master frugal grocery shopping. A little planning can save you some big bucks over the long term.

1. Make a list.

Before you ...

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April 22, 2015

How to Plant a Rock Garden

Rock gardens can offer a relaxing and beautiful space in your yard. Rock gardens can also be low-maintenance. Rock gardens can be used to plant in hard to grow areas or awkward spots in your yard.

The location of your rock garden is key. You might choose a location that ...

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