Category: Housekeeping

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The Shift to Renewable Energy

Everyone talks about saving the environment through renewable energy, but what exactly does that mean, and how will the shift be made? Changing over to renewable sources is, of course, something that is already happening throughout the world, and in some places the transformation has been an ongoing process that started many years ago out of...

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Room Makeover Tips That Fit Any Budget

Knowing what’s hot and what’s trendy in interior design is easy. Cable television offers subscribers channels like HGTV and Discovery Home, which provide plenty of “how to” decorating shows. The Internet also gives the non-professional access to numerous web sites that offer tips and resources that will make your home look as though you had it done by a...

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Practicing Fireplace Safety

As the weather turns colder, many homeowners rely on fireplaces to keep a family room warm and comfortable. However, improperly using your fireplace can make your home vulnerable to a fire. The leading cause for these types of house fires is a buildup of creosote in the chimney. Creosote is a byproduct of the burning process....

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Painting A Room: The Color Challenge

You’re tired of looking at those drab walls, and you really want to make a change. The easiest way to do that is to paint — or is it?  Painting means making decisions and assembling equipment, all of which can seem a little overwhelming. The reality is that with a little planning, and some insider expertise,...

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10 Essential Tips to Improve Bathroom Safety

Whether you are a senior, a person living with limited mobility, or someone who is simply having a clumsy day, the bathroom is an area of high risk, packed with potential accidents just waiting to happen. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that over 230,000 people are annually injured in this very...

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Upgrading Your Quality of Life With The Right Property Additions

Having a healthy, balanced and comfortable lifestyle means you need to focus on a few important things. While your daily habits and actions are the ones that influence your quality of life in general, your home can have a powerful influence in this department, more than you would initially consider. Your home should be the place...

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How Do I Create a Vegetable Garden that will Provide Produce All Summer Long?

Having a vegetable garden that is productive for the entire growing season can not only be a good way to cut your grocery bill, it can also be a way of getting your family to eat enough vegetables. The taste of produce fresh from the garden can often entice even the most devout vegetable hater to...

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House Overtaking You and Your Family? Clean and Organize

Does your house depress you? By that I mean, every time you walk through the door you’re overwhelmed by the clutter; the stack of mail and paperwork has grown so tall, it is now toppling over and papers are layering your floor; clothes, shoes, and book bags are everywhere and you can’t remember the last time...