Category: Housekeeping

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No-Cost and Low-Cost Tips for Saving Money on Electricity and Home Heating Costs

Saving money on electricity and home heating costs is as simple as changing a few habits and investing in affordable ways to make your home more energy efficient. By making these simple changes, you can reduce your energy consumption immediately, resulting in lower utility bills without sacrificing comfort or convenience. To display just how easy it...

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Four Ways a Clean Home Can Promote Health and Happiness

There are few things more satisfying than having a clean home. But, how many people are actually willing to put in the effort to achieve that satisfied feeling? If you need a little extra motivation to keep your home clean, perhaps knowing the various ways that a clean house can improve your health and make you...

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Little Gardeners

During the summer months when the sun is shining bright nothing can be better than enjoying it in the comforts of your own garden. What’s more children playing can be a wonderful sight, but watching them interact with nature is something else, and it always ceases to amaze me the things that they pick up. Not...

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How to Act Fast When You Find Mold in Your Home While Remodeling

There’s nothing more exciting than remodeling a home, except for maybe when you buy a completely new home. When my husband and I first bought our home, I didn’t think that I could be any more excited than was at that moment. I definitely surprised myself along the way. While I knew our home was in...

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Gardening: Our Journey

We’re all getting a little tired of winter, so why not consider getting excited about some of the spring activities we have to look forward to in just a few short months? With the economy as it is, many of us have turned to gardening as an alternative to save a few pennies and help the...

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Gardening for the Apartment Dweller

The benefits to having your own garden are pretty limitless. The garden does ask a few things in return – sunlight, soil and a willing soul with a watering can — but not too much else. Surprisingly, maintaining a small vegetable or herb garden doesn’t take much more effort than that sad plant in the corner...

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Composting at Home

I was almost arrested over my compost pile but an intervention was necessary. Banana peels, egg shells, corn husks, wilted lettuce and apple cores; the list goes on and on when it comes to the organic trash that our family used to throw out. I always felt a little guilty about it too; sure we didn’t...

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Clear Your Yard with Eco-Friendly Pest Control

If you’ve got a house and a yard, you know that it’s almost impossible to keep them totally free of annoying insects and other household pests without a lot of hard work or keeping your local pest control company on speed dial. However, traditional pest control relies largely on harsh chemicals to kill and repel insects,...