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INSIDE THE HOUSE

 

10 Things You Must Know: Home Security
Use these 10 tips to find out what you should – and shouldn’t – do to keep your house safe…..read more
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Home Security (video)
How safe is your home from burglaries…..read more
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Window and Door Safety Tips (video)
Learn crime prevention tips on securing your doors and windows…..read more
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How to Reinforce Door with Knob Reinforcer
Install a door reinforce on your entry and garage service door to help discourage break-ins. Reinforcers are three-sided metal plates that encase and strengthen the…..read more

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Choosing and Installing a Security Chain or Latch on you Door
Security chains are a good way to increase your door’s security. Obviously, they cannot take the place of quality entrance locks and properly installed deadbolts…..read more

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How to Rekey a Door Lock
Have you ever lost your house keys and been worried that a stranger could get in? Unless you’re the first occupant of the property, you never can be sure how many…..read more

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Stop Cold Drafts and Dry Air in your Home This Winter
If there are major temperature difference in your home during the winter months there could be a number of factors causing it. These factors could be associated…..read more

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How to Clear Clogged Sink Drains
Clogged sink drains? With a few inexpensive tools and a little practice you can clear up all but the most stubborn drain clogs in less than an hour. Save yourself…..read more

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How to Fix a Clogged Toilet
Clogged toilet? No problem. With a little practice, even a home repair rookie can get most clogged toilets back up and running in minutes, without flooding the…..read more

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How to Fix a Leaky Outdoor Faucet
 
A frost free leaky outdoor faucet, or spigot, is not just annoying; it can cost you a small fortune in water bills if left unchecked. In addition, a leaky outdoor faucet…..read more

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How to Know What to Look Out for When You Buy a New Home
Buying a new home is always exciting and a lot of work. There are so many things to think about, keep track of, and purchase. Every home buyer has a different list…..read more
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How to Share a Room
If you have to share a room with somebody, don’t worry. Below are some tips on how you can share a room with someone without any stress…..read more
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Preparing Your Home for Vacation
Avoid an empty looking house. Before you go on vacation, make your home look like you’re still there. Ask neighbor to park in your driveway and collect mail…..read more
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8 Steps How to Organized Your Garage
By: Siddharth
Only positive habit can support to clean, safe and well organized garage where it needs to keep the garage ground clean, use proper shelves, baskets, plastic…..read more

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Display Your Flag with Pride…The Right Way
Most people wouldn’t think of stepping out of the house with their shirt or pants on backwards. Why? Because it would be embarrassing… to say the least…..read more

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Repair Your Broken Drawers
Usually the scenario is something like this…The parent has inadvertently left some bait on the counter, but not near enough to the edge so their little joy can reach it. But Junior is no fool! He has seen how the…..read more

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Repair and Painting of Sprayed Popcorn Texture Ceilings
I think the person who invented spray texture was a genius… He combined a number of great qualities in a single product… and the builders and remodelers…..read more

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How to Anchor a Flat Panel TV Monitor to a Brick, Masonry, or Concrete Surface
It seems like everyone has a modern flat screen TV these days. Whether mounted on a wall, displayed on a TV stand or installed above a fireplace, these televisions…..read more

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How to Strip Wallpaper
Wallpaper removal is fairly easy, but quite messy. There are two ways to remove it, aside from ripping it off the walls with your bare hands….read more

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OUTSIDE THE HOUSE

 

Filling Asphalt Driveway Cracks
 
Asphalt driveway crack fillers can prevent further damage to your driveway by preventing surface water from seeping underneath it. When recently walking over a…..read more

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How to Clean a Driveway
How to pressure wash a driveway so that it stays cleaner for a longer period of time. The key is to use bleach before and after cleaning…..read more
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How to Remove Vinyl Siding
Has your vinyl siding become warped, damaged or stained over time? Is the exterior of your house in desperate need of a face lift? There are many reasons why it may…..read more
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How to Install Vinyl Siding
Installing vinyl siding can help to reduce the amount of maintenance you have to do to the outside of your house. If you decide to install vinyl siding yourself…..read more
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How to Clean Stucco
Exterior stucco walls are usually made of cement plaster, which makes the material both weather-resistant and very porous. This porosity results in the fast…..read more
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Low-Voltage Landscape Lighting (video)
Installing low-voltage outdoor lighting is an easy DIY project that requires no electrical knowledge or experience…..read more
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HOME REPAIR

 

Repairing Squeaky Floors
You can do something about squeaky floors, but let’s put the cards on the table right away. There are no miracle cures here. Because squeaks are mechanical, they…..read more

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How to Deal with a Contractor if You’re a Single Woman
Check the license numbers on your list of potential contractors against your State’s Contractors Board and eliminate those contractors whose licenses are…..read more
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Tips on Hiring a Contractor
There is a time in everyone’s life when they need help. Home repair help, that is! I pride myself on being self-reliant (to a fault I have often heard), but even I…..read more

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How to Avoid Home Repair Scams
Home repair scams represent one of the unsavory pitfalls associated with home ownership. These types of scams can be conducted in a number of ways, but often…..read more
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How to Save Money on Home Repair Bills
One of the unfortunate and unpredictable aspects of home ownership is the expense of performing upkeep and repairs yourself. Buying building materials and…..read more
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Soundproofing for Apartments and Condominiums
Do you have a loud neighbors? Does the lady upstairs stomp around her apartment? Do the folks next door play their TV too loud, or do their kids constantly scream? If…..read more

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Slow Bathroom Sink Drains and Foul Odors…..
Most bathroom drain slowdowns and blockages start at the popup assembly, not at the trap or in the other drain lines. The culprits are the pivot rod and the stopper…..read more

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Duct Tape… Uses and Abuses
I was, at one point in my career, a duct tape addict. I would last together lumber, repair hammers, fix my trusty wooden tool box…..read more

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Vinyl and Linoleum Repair and Removal Tips
The problem with vinyl and linoleum is that they are not designed to be repaired so any defect is likely to still look like a defect till you replace the entire floor…..read more

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How to Repair Holes in Drywall
Drywall damage can be fixed easily with minimal equipment. (Drywall is also known as wallboard, plasterboard, gypsum board, or sheetrock.) To repair and…..read more
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GREEN LIVING

 

Save on Winter Home Heating Bills
 
With home heating energy costs continuing to rise, many homeowners are searching for ways to save on their oil and gas utility cost this winter. Listed below are…..read more

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How to Make Your Home Greener
Making your home greener will not only help the environment, it can also ease the strain on your household budget. But whatever your reasons for wanting to make…..read more
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Lower Your Water Heater’s Temperature… and Save Some Bucks
There’s nothing like a hot shower to wash away the worries of the day. And despite the proliferation of low-temperature detergents, hot or warm water really…..read more

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How to Use Natural Cleaning Products
For those who want to eliminate or reduce the toxicity in their lives, cleaning with natural or plant-based products can contribute to healthy living. Typically you’ll only…..read more
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How to Convert Any Toilet to a Low Flush Toilet
Toilets use the most water in our homes. Every day, Americans flush 4.8 billion gallons of water down the toilet. Reducing the amount of water that your toilet is…..read more
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How to Lower Your Water Bill
When it comes to conserving water, small adjustments can have a big impact. Here you can see ways to conserve water and lower your water bill…..read more
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How to Wash Your Car Using Less Water
Washing your car on you own is a great way to save money and not to waste nearly as much water as you’d use in a car wash. However, there are still many steps…..read more
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VEHICLE

 

How to Increase Fuel Mileage on a Car
As gas prices continue to climb, increasing the fuel mileage is the best way to protect your pocket book. Here are a few ways to spend less money on gas by increasing…..read more
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How to Perform a Basic Tune Up for Your Car
You don’t need to be a mechanic, or even a car enthusiast, to perform basic maintenance on your car. You can save money and hassle by learning a few easy…..read more
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How to Choose Used Tires for a Car
If you are considering buying a set of used car tires, there are a few things you should know about tires in general and a few things to consider before you buy. And, if you…..read more
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How to Outfit Your Car for Emergencies
Whether you are stranded or in an accident, knowing how to outfit your car for emergencies ahead of time could possibly mean the difference between life and death…..read more
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How to Escape From the Trunk of a Car
Being trapped in a car’s trunk can be a harrowing, sometimes deadly experience. Sometimes a criminal will force a person into a trunk, and sometimes…..read more
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How to Bring a Car in From Europe
Importing a European car into the United States can be a complicated and expensive process. While it’s possible to do it yourself, it’s best to enlist…..read more
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How to Avoid a Scam from Auto Mechanics
It’s important to keep your car in good repair, for safety, efficiency, and the longevity of your car. Unfortunately, some shops are more interested in making money…..read more
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How to Cook Food on Your Car’s Engine
Nothing puts a damper on a road trip like having to stop the car, pop the hood, and check the engine – unless of course you’re just checking to see if your pork…..read more
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PAINTING

 

Painting Basics
Got a painting project on your to-do list? Learn these basic painting tips to ensure the project goes smoothly and looks great…..read more
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Latex Paint vs Oil Paint…
The chart below gives a great overview of the differences between latex and oil paints. These differences can be used to your advantage! And what difference…..read more

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How to Know When to Use Oil Based Paint Instead of Latex
Many home centers are only selling water-based paints these days, because most DIY homeowners are not familiar enough with the advantages of…..read more
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How to Paint Over Existing Oil Paint in Your Home
When repainting in an old home, you may need to take special steps to ensure that the old paint won’t bleed through or blend with the new pain…..read more
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15 Painting Tips to Paint Like a Pro
Learn how to make your painting project look like the pros…..read more
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How to Create Decorative Paint Techniques
Some paint effects are used to add detail, such as stenciling, distressing, and some trompe l’oeil effects. Others are used to decorate whole walls or rooms, using…..read more
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Interior Painting Tips
Learn tips before you buy, how to prep, the essential tools and clean-up…..read more
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How to Prep Walls and Trim
Learn skills for prepping a wall before painting to give an interior paint job…..read more
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How to Reuse Paint Rollers
When working on a home improvement project, costs can add up quickly. One easy way to save money is to reuse paint rollers, rather than use new ones each time…..read more
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How to Stain Wooden Furniture
Applying stain to wooden furniture can restore a new look to old pieces as well as creating beautiful color and luster on unfinished furniture. When staining is done…..read more
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GARDENING

 

Growing Vegetables in Containers
It is possible to grow a huge range of vegetables and herbs successfully in pots, which means that anyone with a patio, balcony, or even just a sunny windowsill…..read more
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26 Design Ideas for Beautiful Garden Paths
Anchor your garden with a pretty walkway and savor the rewards of all that digging, planting and weeding…..read more
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How to Conserve Water in Your Garden
Water is an everyday necessity that we often take for granted. Our survival depends on water, and yet we waste it every day, and often just by watering our…..read more
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How to Prepare a Gas Powered Lawnmower
A how to on preparing and starting a gas-powered lawnmower…..read more
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How to Maintain a Lawn Mower
Regular routine maintenance is an important part of caring for your lawnmower. By regularly inspecting for (and repairing) wear and damage, you will…..read more
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How to Get Green Grass
Getting green grass can take time, but you may find it worth the effort. A green lawn can be inviting. It may provide a relaxing atmosphere for family and friends or serve…..read more
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SAFETY TIPS

 

Preparing For Severe Storm (video)
Get ready for hurricanes and other disaster with a home emergency kit…..read more
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Quick Tips to Avoid Accidental Home Fires
With summer vacation and hotter weather just around the corner, homes across the country will be more occupied than usual over the next few months. This means more…..read more

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Safety Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools
Swimming pools should always be happy places. Unfortunately, each year thousands of American families confront swimming pool tragedies…..read more

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Do-It-Yourself Ladder Safety Guide
In 2004, the United States Department of Labor reported that the number of injuries and fatalities from falls from roofs and ladders had increased. This report…..read more

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Take Care of Your Smoke Alarm
Tragedies can be prevented simply by testing your smoke alarm once a month and by annually replacing smoke alarm batteries…..read more

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Home Emergency Preparedness Guide
Learn to meet home disasters – both big and small – head-on without panic. Take effective action on burst pipes, flooded basements, kitchen fires, power outages, tornadoes…..read more

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CLEANING TIPS

 

How to Remove Light Scratches and Stubborn Stains from Glass and Mirrors
Removing light scratches, scuffs or stubborn stains from glass and mirrors is a simple do-it-yourself procedure, requiring little more than a small felt buffing wheel that…..read more

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How to Clear Foggy Headlight Covers
Cleaning headlight covers is far a less expensive option than replacing them. It won’t take you long and the headlights will shine brightly again once done…..read more
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Removing Mineral Deposits from Household Surfaces
If you have hard water, you probably have more than your share of scum, film, and lime deposits on a number of household surfaces. These unattractive deposits…..read more

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How to Get Tape off of Glass
Adhesive tape is a great way to affix 2 or more substances together. For most uses, it can be stripped off and thrown away after a job is complete. However, getting…..read more
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Mold and Mildew Control, Cleaning and Removal
Mildew is a modern annoyance… a growing problem that is unsightly, odorous and unhealthy! With the advent of super-insulated homes and energy…..read more

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Carpet Stain Removal
Regular care is essential for maintaining the appearance and wear life of your carpet. The amount of cleaning required depends on how much traffic the area…..read more

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Simple Steps to Maintaining Outdoor Tools and Equipment with WD-40
Garden tools and equipment can last a lifetime if steps are taken to keep them clean and rust-free. Cleaning and protecting garden tools with a multi-purpose spray…..read more

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Use Grout Colorant Paint to Easily Restore or Change Your Grout Color
Imagine a tile floor that would be beautiful… except for the dingy-looking once-white grout that looks filthy even after cleaning! Or have you ever considered how…..read more

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SELF IMPROVEMENT

 

How to Be Best Friends with Your Adult Daughter
You’ve dealt with the young crying phase, the running around and happy phase, the independent years, and the teen years. Your daughter is finally a full…..read more
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How to Develop a Good Parent and Child Relationship
The relationships between the parents and their children should be mutual, void from anger, violence, discrimination, to mention but the least. A child is a gift to…..read more
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How to Get Your Husband to Help Out Around the House
The division of “household labor” is non-existent in many busy home. Between work, kids and social outings, housework usually falls on one set of weary shoulders…..read more
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How to Help Your Child Find a Suitable Online Hobby
Today’s advance technology may have made life easier, but finding an online hobby for your child is still so difficult. The many options available lead in paths that are…..read more
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How to Cope in an Emotionally Abusive Marriage
Ask yourself these questions: Are you in an “Emotionally Abusive Marriage?” Do you need to learn how to cope with it? There are no easy answers when it comes to…..read more
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How to Cook Like a Pro with these Simple Tips and Tricks
Learning to cook can be very difficult. Keep reading for a handful of great cooking tips to help develop your inner chef…..read more
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How to Become a Home Cook
It is worthwhile to learn to cook at home because it can save both money and calories. When you cook at home, you control which ingredients you use. This is…..read more
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How to Cook Steak in the Oven
Cooking steak doesn’t require a grill, six hours of marination time, or a kiss the cook apron. Even if you don’t have experience cooking steak, you can learn with this guide…..read more
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How to Bake Chicken Breast
Want to wow your friends, foes, and family alike with your awesome cooking skills? A superbly baked chicken breast can be the star of any meal. Follow these…..read more
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How to Cook Food in a Hotel Room
Lots of travelers, particularly those on business, find themselves stuck in hotels for weeks or months on end. The novelty of eating every meal at a restaurant or room…..read more
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How to Cook During a Power Outage
Power outages don’t have to mean cold beans and stale bread. Finding ways to cook during a power outage can be achieved if you know what to do. If you live in…..read more
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How to Get Rid of Female Facial Hair
If you find yourself with a sudden influx of hair in your face, you may want to remove it. But with all the information and misinformation out there about the best hair…..read more
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