Category: Housekeeping

garage

6 Garage Improvement Ideas To Increase Your Home’s Value

There are a lot of reasons why homeowners decide to sell their property. While some do it because they’re moving out of the country, others are motivated because they want to make better and bigger investments. But regardless of your reason on why you’re planning to sell your property, one thing is certain – you should...

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7 Great Tips for Selecting The Best Growth Lights

In order to live and grow, plants perform the process of photosynthesis. This process begins when light energy is absorbed by the centers that contain chlorophyll pigments, therefore, converting it into chemical energy. The chemical energy is stored as sugars which are the food of the plants. The more sugars they create and consume, the bigger...

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Making Your Own Soap

Soap is probably one of the most taken-for-granted items, because you can’t remember a time when it wasn’t around. However, this under-appreciated grooming accessory has a rich history dating back to ancient Babylon. The earliest recorded soap-making recipe, consisting of water, alkali, and cassia oil, was found on a Babylonian clay tablet that dates back to...

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Layering Window Treatments Means Style and Warmth

Layering is a technique that fashionistas have long used to stretch a wardrobe, make basics transcend the seasons, and create a signature style. Well, as we all know, home decorating often borrows from fashion, so it was inevitable that such a useful tool as layering would eventually make its way into interior design. The first criteria...

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Is There Really Such a Thing as a Sustainable Backyard Garden?

The issue of sustainable agricultural practices is something most commercial growers find themselves grappling with. Preserving the land while preserving the bottom line is becoming increasingly important as more and more consumers are making purchasing choices based on the soundness of a company’s environmental practices. But minimizing environmental impact when growing plants isn’t just a concern...

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How To Refinish That Garage Sale Furniture Find

Furnishing a new home can be a costly undertaking if you only shop at furniture stores, whether they’re the quaint specialty shop or the the big-box furniture outlet. If you choose to go this route, and you don’t have your own trust fund, it may take you several months, maybe even a year before you can...

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How to Get Stuff Done When You Really Don’t Feel Like It

We all have those days when our to-do list seems long and overwhelming, while our motivation seems nonexistent. Whether it’s not knowing where to start, thinking of a few things we’d rather be doing, or just wanting to toss the list and take a nap, we know that at some point we will have to start somewhere. So,...