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4 Tips for Cutting Your Home Energy Bills Even in Winter

Sponsored by GAF – You know it’s cold when it snows in Florida.Which is exactly how the new year unfortunately began thanks to a “bomb cyclone” that hammered much of the East Coast with heavy snow, howling winds, and temperatures so frigid that Niagara Falls on the Canadian border actually froze. Meanwhile, Embarrass, Minnesota – yes, that’s really the town’s…

Spring Cleaning Tips to Detox Your Body
Spring Cleaning Tips to Detox Your Body

If you like the idea of a lush, green lawn and garden but dread the thought of dragging around a hose or sprinkler all summer, then you may want to consider installing an in-ground sprinkler system.While some systems can get complex and difficult to install, others are affordable do-it-yourself projects.Not convinced this is a DIY project for you? According to…

Wall to Wall Ways to Clean a Carpet
Wall to Wall Ways to Clean a Carpet

Many homeowners love carpeting. Its look and comfort, as well as its insulating qualities, make carpet an essential home-decor element. Unfortunately, this creature comfort is prone to stains, such as red wine that accidentally gets spilled at a holiday party or a pet that didn’t quite make it to the doggy door. In the event mishaps like these occur (and…

Yes, COVID-19 May Be Having A Positive Impact on Household Dynamics
Yes, COVID-19 May Be Having A Positive Impact on Household Dynamics

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly turned the “new normal” household into hubs for all family life, moving the workplace, grade school, college, extracurricular activities, meals, gyms, and hobbies, all under one roof.Although this new “Full House” dynamic could forge family bonds, it will also cause energy use and utility bills to skyrocket with all home technologies, appliances and systems running…

Five Tips For Spring Cleaning With Kids
Five Tips For Spring Cleaning With Kids

You faithfully separate your paper and plastic recyclables and purchase phosphate-free laundry detergent, but a look at your cleaning cabinet reveals bottles displaying skulls and crossbones. Sure, you know that harsh chemical cleaners aren’t the best for the environment, but how else are you expected to clean your home? Luckily, it’s possible to make your home spotless with tgreen cleaning…

Speed Cleaning Tips From Professional Cleaners
Speed Cleaning Tips From Professional Cleaners

Paid cleaning is a wonderful short cut to an organized home – if the household budget allows. But what if your lotto ticket didn’t come in?  Take a speed cleaning lesson from the pros.   Paid cleaning services are masters in the art of efficient cleaning.  Watch them as they work – they don’t waste time or dawdle, but they get…

Minimizing the Mess: How to Keep a Clean Home With Kids
Minimizing the Mess: How to Keep a Clean Home With Kids

No doubt about it, Americans like their “stuff.”We like to accumulate and surround ourselves with material things.The late George Carlin summed it up when he quipped, “A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.”The problem is that stuff creates a mess, and most people also like to be neat and…

A Pest-Free Home Often Starts With a Clean Kitchen
A Pest-Free Home Often Starts With a Clean Kitchen

Kitchens have always been a familiar gathering place in the home. However, in addition to attracting family and friends, common household pests often stake out the kitchen as their nesting grounds due to the abundance of food and hiding places.As winter is typically the time of year many pests seek food and shelter inside homes, the National Pest Management Association…

New Appliances Make Laundry Day Easier
New Appliances Make Laundry Day Easier

Traditionally, the washer and dryer have been necessary annoyances in the home. They’re loud, inefficient and hard on clothes, but they’re the only way to tackle the ever-growing mountains of laundry that families produce week after week. Now, some innovations in laundry are changing the way people look at these appliances. New lines of front-loading washers and dryers save time,…