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To Achieve the Perfect Pool Experience, Just Add Salt
Ever hear of Salt Chlorination? You can put away your pool chemicals after you read this article.
Jul 9, 2008, 17:10
Cleaning Up Can Be Child's Play
The Cleaning Game-Getting children involved in the household upkeep is a great way to teach them about responsibility.
Jan 2, 2008, 21:48
Start the New Year on a Cleaner Note
Did your cleaning routine make it through the holidays? Even if January 'blahs' have set in, a clean house makes you feel good. Cleaning may not be your favourite pastime, but it can be enjoyable if you're prepared for it.
Dec 27, 2007, 02:06
Conquering Closet Clutter
Sometimes it's hard to hang up favorite old outfits. In fact, we've probably all been guilty of it: Hanging on to flip-flops from summers ago; keeping a favorite dress from college; wearing bras that are itchy and don't fit.
Dec 23, 2007, 01:23
Extra Warmth: When And Where You Need It
You can save money on your heating bill during colder weather by turning on an energy-efficient space heater.
Dec 20, 2007, 23:46
Bag Those Unpleasant Food Odors
From garlic and onions to greasy foods, the smells from even the most delicious dinner can linger in a house for days.
Nov 17, 2007, 01:30
Holiday Cleaning Tips from 'Dr. Mom'
With all the joys of the holiday season approaching, keeping your home in top-notch shape can be quite a challenge with family, friends, colleagues and unexpected visitors stopping by.
Oct 27, 2007, 19:22
Common Health Hazards Lurk in U.S. Homes
Many Americans feel safe once they are behind the closed doors of their home. However, you and your family may not be as safe as you think and may be vulnerable to common environmental threats.
Oct 3, 2007, 22:04
Summer Stain Solutions
Summer adventures may bring smiles to kids’ faces, but for parents they can mean laundry marathons. Grass stains, grease slicks, pink lemonade puddles, and ketchup smears can mean spending more time in the laundry room, and less time basking in the sunshine.
May 5, 2007, 22:40
Tips for Organizing Your Closet Space
Closets look great in model homes, but when it comes to upgrading or redesigning a closet yourself, the result can sometimes be less than thrilling.
Apr 10, 2007, 21:08
Organizing Tips for the Inner Pack-Rat
Resolving to clean up your clutter? Easier said than done for those not willing to part with their much-loved "stuff." "De-cluttering doesn't just involve throwing away, it's a combination of letting go and effectively organizing," says organizing expert and motivational speaker Monica Ricci. "It's about smarter storage and products specifically designed for the compulsive collector in us all."
Oct 19, 2006, 19:34
Keep Your Home Clean and Green
While “going green” may seem like a marketing fad or a throwback to the ‘60s, it really is nothing more nor less than living mindfully and giving careful thought to what we consume and how it affects our environment. If that still sounds too new-agey for you, think about it in these concrete terms: going green can save you money while at the same time providing cleaner, healthier alternatives to the products you use on a daily basis.
Feb 19, 2006, 01:53
Keep Your Home Safe While You're Away
Is your house enticing to burglars? If you have travel plans this holiday season, it's important to think about your home's security while you are gone. Burglaries can happen anytime but increase when homeowners are away from their properties for extended periods of time, commonly during holidays and other peak travel times.
Sep 27, 2005, 22:36
Keeping Up With Trends In Home Efficiency
Keeping up with seasonal trends in home comfort is often a time- and money-consuming challenge. There are a few trends that are here to stay, however, and some of those options can also help reduce your energy bills year after year. The company that brings you Tempstar brand heating and cooling products has the following suggestions to help you save money now and for years to come.
Sep 17, 2005, 22:30
The Dish Detectives Track Down Hard-to-Find China
Is the set of dishes you inherited from your Grandmother missing a gravy boat? Or perhaps a plate from your wedding china was broken last Thanksgiving. Maybe you lost an entire place setting during your last move. Trying to track down those missing pieces can be aggravating and time consuming, especially if the china pattern is no longer made.
Sep 13, 2005, 22:51
When It Comes To Cutting, Sharper Is Safer
Keeping blades sharp may be one of the best ways to avoid cutting yourself when working with utility knives. While that may seem counterintuitive, experts say dull or sticky blades can break or cut unevenly, causing do-it-yourselfers to injure themselves.
Sep 8, 2005, 22:59
Tape 101: Put Your Roll To Good Use
There are probably a million and one uses for duct tape and, chances are, you have at least one roll lying around somewhere-in the garage, on your tool bench or in a drawer. Now, it's time to put that sticky stuff to good use.
Sep 8, 2005, 14:14
Emergency Power At The Flip Of A Switch
During blackouts and hurricanes, homeowners are turning to gasoline-powered generators for emergency power. A portable generator won't replace all the electricity provided by the power company. But it can make life safer and more comfortable until power is restored. Getting the most from a portable generator requires some simple planning.
Sep 8, 2005, 01:02
New Help For Home Heating
Sawdust. Once just a by-product found in lumber mills and woodshop floors, it is now a popular fuel for heating homes. According to the Pellet Fuels Institute, more than 600,000 homes in the United States and Canada use wood pellets as an economical and environmentally-friendly heat source. Made from 100 percent wood sawdust, wood pellets rose to fame during the 1970's energy crisis. Since then, numerous pellet stove and pellet fireplace insert manufacturers have emerged to meet the growing demand for this clean, cost-effective heat source.
Sep 7, 2005, 23:48
How To Make Fall Even More Spectacular
Fall is such a great time to decorate and making the most of seasonal possibilities may be even easier with some tips from the experts.
Here are some questions about seasonal decorating answered by Dr. Bridget K. Behe, a professor of horticulture at Michigan State University:
Sep 7, 2005, 23:40
Prepare The Fireplace Now
Homeowners should act now to bring warmth and ambience when cold weather arrives. Whether it's maintaining an existing fireplace or freestanding stove, enhancing its appearance, or shopping for something new, a jump on the "burn" season usually means a better deal, as well as faster service. For those with existing hearth products, the time to start refurbishing and cleaning is now. According to a survey by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), 10 percent of fireplace and stove owners plan changes involving new accessories, mantels or surrounds.
Sep 7, 2005, 23:22
Tips To Make Being Prepared Easier For Families
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services such as water, gas, electricity or telephones were cut off?
As the 2005 recipient of the American Red Cross National Good Neighbor Award and corporate friend for more than a decade, Target and the American Red Cross join together to help prepare families across the country for life's emergencies.
Sep 7, 2005, 23:18
Five Simple Steps To Get Organized
According to a recent survey, 78 percent of Americans clean their homes and get organized in spring. As a mom, businesswoman and founder of www.executivemoms.com, Marisa Thalberg has had to become an organizational expert. Thalberg offers these tips to help you get started:
Aug 15, 2005, 21:03