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DIY Doorknob Repair Instructions for the Hardware Challenged

A doorknob that jiggles or doesn’t lock can be a minor annoyance. But a doorknob left unrepaired can eventually become a safety hazard. Fix a loose or non-working doorknob with the DIY doorknob repair instructions below. The first step in doorknob repair is determining what type of doorknob you currently have installed. In residential homes, two types of doorknobs are typically used and held in place with screws: Knobs with hidden screws, and Knobs with […]

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Flooring Options for Your Busy Kitchen

Has your old, tired kitchen floor seen better days? Or maybe you’ve inherited an ugly floor from the previous homeowner? Make your kitchen beautiful as well as functional with these flooring options below. Decide Which Flooring Material is Right for You Here are a few questions to consider before choosing new kitchen flooring: Room dimensions – What is the size, shape and square footage of your kitchen? Do you have a galley kitchen or a […]

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5 Tips to Taking Care of Orchids in Your Home

Orchids- Exotic and beautiful, these fascinating flowering houseplants add a tropical rainforest feel to your home. If you’re an orchid enthusiast or if you’ve received an orchid plant as a gift, see below for five quick tips for taking care of orchids indoors. What type of orchid do you have? The first step is to determine your orchid’s type, called “genus” in horticulture terms. If you know the botanical name of your orchid, great! But […]

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5 Handy Tips to Hanging Christmas Lights Outside, Plus Storage Ideas

One of the most enjoyable Christmas projects is stringing colorful outdoor holiday lights. But planning and hanging a Santa-worthy display can take some time. Bring bright, holiday cheer to your family and passers with these tips to hanging Christmas lights outside. Here are a few holiday safety tips to keep in mind: Choose waterproof, outdoor lighting. Don’t use indoor Christmas lights, outside. Outdoor lights should have a UL tag (underwriter’s laboratory). This means your light […]

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5 Fabulously Fragrant DIY Christmas Scents for the Holidays

Enticing Christmas scents are an integral part of the holiday season. Can you imagine Thanksgiving without the captivating smell of roast turkey or pumpkin pie? Below is a proven selection of DIY Christmas scents perfect for crafting in your kitchen. Holiday Potpourri This deliciously scented holiday potpourri looks as good as it smells! Keep this festive blend on a slow simmer from morning ’til night to impart a lovely Christmas fragrance throughout your home. The […]

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7 Dazzling DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas Sure to Impress

Buying the perfect Christmas gift may be simple, but creative wrapping can be a challenge; especially if your present has a few lumps or bumps. Read on for seven impressive DIY gift wrapping ideas that will wow your recipient. Kraft Paper Gift Wrap If you have a roll of brown kraft paper in your craft drawer, you can DIY your own beautiful wrapping paper with just a few supplies. (Photoed above) Cut your kraft paper […]

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How to Make Your Christmas Tree Last Longer

Taking the family to choose a fresh, green Christmas tree is one of the joys of the holiday season. But how do you keep your Tannenbaum beautiful and hydrated at home? That’s the question. Read on for tips on how to make your Christmas tree last longer this holiday season. Dry, indoor heating can cause your Christmas tree to shed needles almost immediately. There are several ways to help prolong the freshness of your Christmas […]

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Gift Wrap Organizer Options: How to Declutter Your Gift Bags, Paper Rolls and Bows

Are your gift wrapping supplies in a jumbled heap? Are your paper rolls teetering on the edge? Make gift wrapping simple with these organization ideas and information on creating a DIY gift wrap organizer. Basic Gift Wrap Organizing Ideas Idea 1: Corral those long rolls of gift wrap shoved in the back of a closet by making a handy holder from PVC pipe. Visit your local home improvement center for 3-inch PVC pipe and PVC […]

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Composting Leaves and Twigs for the Newbie Gardener

If you’re new to gardening, you’ve probably heard about the mysterious process of composting leaves and twigs. Composted leaves, twig and kitchen scraps add vital nutrients to the garden soil. Plus, it’s more eco-friendly than using chemical fertilizers. To create a thriving garden, read on for home composting how-tos and tips: The benefits of compost include: A boost in soil fertility An increase in soil porosity; compost loosens compact dirt and assists with drainage Recycling […]

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Cleaning Baseboards: Tips to Keep a Tidy Home

When’s the last time you dusted your baseboards? It’s so easy to forget that small spot between the wall and the floor. Cleaning baseboards with those little curves and tiny edges doesn’t have to be hard work. Just follow these easy cleaning baseboards tips. Vacuum First Remove the collected dust and dirt from your baseboards (sometimes called skirting boards) with your vacuum’s long-handled brush attachment. Move the brush attachment across the baseboard, horizontally. Then move […]

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