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Ceiling Fan Tips & Tricks to Save Energy

Everyone knows ceiling fans help keep you cool in the summer, but it’s less known that they can help you stay warm when winter winds blow. Also, changing the rotation of your ceiling fan may enable you to adjust the thermostat saving you money on energy bills. See below for info on changing the direction of your fan: Three Good Reasons to Use Your Ceiling Fan in the Summer Helps minimize the use of central or window A/C […]

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Pick the Best Pumpkin: How to Find the Right Pumpkin for Your Needs

One of autumn’s fun activities is a trip to the pumpkin patch to pick the best pumpkin. When you find that perfect orb to fashion into a jack o’ lantern or to decorate your front porch, you’ll know that fall has arrived! Read on for hints and tips on how to pick the best pumpkin for carving or cooking. Before You Go With the huge variety of pumpkin varieties, colors, shapes and sizes available, it’s […]

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Grow Ferns Indoors: A Quick Guide to Adding Greenery to Your Home

With their long, feathery fronds and lush, exotic appearance, ferns make beautiful indoor plants. The humidity and moisture from your daily shower make the bathroom the best spot to grow ferns. If you’re interested in growing ferns indoors, in pots, or learning to cultivate ferns from spores, read on: Ferns thrive in humid, moist environments. Some of the best fern varieties to grow indoors are listed below. Button Fern (Pellaea) Holly Fern (Cyrtomium) Boston Fern […]

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DIY House Numbers Decorating Ideas

If you’re a fan of Pinterest, you’ve probably noticed the plethora of pinned DIY house numbers projects available. From plaques to planters, there’s an astounding array of uses for the humble, hardware store address number. We’ve highlighted two of our favorite DIY house numbers ideas below. House Number Flower Pots Decorating with flower pots is an easy way to beautify your porch and make your house numbers more noticeable. Time With Thea’s golden house number […]

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Bathroom Transformations on a Budget

Is your bathroom boring? Are you itching to redecorate or redesign, but money is tight? Here are a few bathroom transformations to make your bathroom into a welcoming, relaxing space that you and your guests will enjoy. According to This Old House, a bathroom remodel can be accomplished with a budget of $3,000 or less. Bathroom transformations can also add to your home’s value. The good news is you may be able to recoup a […]

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How To Winterize & Clean a Grill in Minutes

Enjoying a thick juicy steak or burger fresh off the grill is one of life’s simple pleasures. Outdoor grills are rugged, but if not properly cleaned, they can quickly deteriorate. Make sure your grill is prepped and ready for the next party. See our tips below on how to clean a grill in less than 30 minutes. Cleaning A Grill It’s best to clean a grill after every use. Here are 4 easy steps to […]

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Late Summer Gardening Tips for the Home Gardener

In the dogs days of late summer, August or September, your garden and yard may look a little worse for wear. Now’s the time to tidy up, clean up, and consider putting in some late summer vegetables or ornamental plants. Read on for advice about end-of-summer gardening and landscape care. Garden Makeover -Tips for Late Season Annuals and Perennials Deadhead annuals and perennials of spent flowers. Any plants that are tall or leggy can be […]

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The Stickler’s Guide to Growing a Cactus Indoors

Looking for an easy-to-grow indoor plant that requires little watering? Do you like the desert southwest look of succulents? You’re in luck- a small cactus plant is particularly suited to most indoor, low humidity conditions. See below for tips and tricks for growing a cactus indoors. Cacti is a type of succulent, native to North America. Several varieties can be grown as houseplants and each are different in size, shape and color. A few of the […]

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Birdbath- Simple Tips and Tricks for Cleaning

Bird lovers enjoy watching their feathered friends flit about the garden- landing on a birdbath to take a drink or splash a bit. A clean, sparkling birdbath is a welcome site for garden visitors; goldfinch and human alike. Below are hints and tip on how to easily clean and maintain your birdbath. Cleaning a Birdbath: Materials needed: Water Protective gloves (to avoid contamination from fecal matter) Scrub Brush Mild dishwashing detergent or a chlorine bleach and […]

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Bathroom Plants That Thrive, With or Without Sunlight

It can be a bit difficult to find the right type of plants to grow in a bathroom because most bathrooms are high in humidity and low on light. The good news is, these conditions are perfect for tropical plants as well as many other plants. Are you looking for bathroom plants that don’t need sunlight? Adding flair to your bath is easy when you know which plant works best. Bathroom Temperature and Humidity Hot […]

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Berry Garden- Add Summer Flavors to Your Backyard!

Oh, the delicious fruits of summer- strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Who doesn’t enjoy a big slice of strawberry shortcake? Picnic heaven! Planting a berry garden is easy and fun.  Below are a few berry garden tips and ideas for your own backyard berry patch. It’s a berry good idea! Strawberries These bright red delights come in three varieties: June-bearing, everbearing and day-neutral. Strawberries are a hardy perennial that die back in winter, but then grow […]

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Clever Ideas for Organizing Your Linen Closet

When you open your linen closet is it tough to tell a fitted sheet from a pillow case? Are numerous bath towels, some faded and worn, taking over?  Baskets, fabric crates and other containers can assist you in keeping your linens neat and orderly. Straighten up an unruly linen closet with the below simple steps. Sort it Out Spending a little effort to organize your linens can save you frustration and time. First, remove all […]

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Where Do Spiders Hide in My Home?

Spiders…ugh! They’re creepy, they’re crawly and they may be inside your home. Common house spiders hide indoors; outdoor spiders live in the garden but will happily hitch a ride inside. There’s approximately 4,000 species of spiders in the U.S. Show them the door with Miss Muffet’s Revenge Spider Killer. The Common House Spider Several types of spiders are classified as house spiders but the common house spider (Latin name- Parasteatoda tepidariorum) is most often seen. What […]

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How to Remove Lichen From Roof Tiles and Outdoor Surfaces

There’s nothing to like about lichen. Especially when it invades on your home’s outdoor surfaces. This ugly growth spreads across roofs, walls and sidewalks with strands or “fingers” holding on with a powerful grip. Here’s the lowdown on lichen and how to kick it to the curb with Wet & Forget Outdoor. What is lichen? Lichen is a combination of an algae and a fungus. It can be found growing on roofs, pavers, rock walls, […]

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Why Are There Black Streaks on My Roof?

You take pride in your home’s appearance and then one day you notice ugly black streaks or splotches on your roof. Alarmed, you think, what’s that on my roof and where did it come from? Here’s a quick rundown of what it is, what causes it, and how Wet & Forget Outdoor erases those unsightly asphalt shingle stains. What is it? Although it may look like a mold or fungi, these unsightly black streaks or […]

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