Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance

Plant-Watering Wisdom

You might think that a quick splash of water on your houseplants is better than nothing, but it can do…

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6 Common Home-Maintenance Goofs

They Can Cost You a Lot of Money Replacing an air conditioner filter…lubricating a lock…cleaning dust off a refrigerator coil—what…

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Handy Paint Touch-Up Trick

Do you have small spots of chipped-away paint on your beautifully painted walls? Don’t pull out a paint brush that…

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Hammer Any Nail Easily

You have to nail something at a weird angle, and it’s difficult to hold the nail in place while you…

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Open a Stubborn Drawer

Do you have a drawer that fights you whenever you try to open or close it? Here’s what to do……

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Revive a Dry Marker

Has your Sharpie just about lost its stuff and there’s not another marker in sight? Here’s what to do…  When…

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Make Cut Flowers Last Longer

We know how you feel. Fresh cut flowers are so beautiful...but they have woefully short lives! Here’s a way to…

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Easy Loose-Screw Fix

If you’re trying to replace an old screw, but the hole is worn out and uncooperative, here’s a way to…

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Salad Dressing Cure for Your Floors

Hardwood floors are beautiful…except when they start to look dingy. Detergents and one-step clean-and-wax products leave behind residues that trap…

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The Right Way to Fix a Running Toilet

And 4 Other Home-Repair Tips from the Pros Handling common home repairs on your own rather than bringing in expensive repair…

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Make Your Steps Slip-Proof

Ice, snow and other slick cold-weather surfaces are coming soon, and this tip will help keep you free from falls……

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Quick Fix for a Smelly Book

It’s time to tackle your overloaded bookshelves! Lack of circulating air around books encourages mustiness, mildew and silverfish….Ew! This is…

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No More Lumpy Down Pillow

Your fluffy down comforter or pillow needs a good washing, and you’re a little apprehensive. Will it ever be the…

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Easy Way to Sharpen Scissors

We love the Flintstones episode where Wilma is cutting something with a prehistoric bird and she declares, “These scissors are…

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How to Water Your Plants While on Vacation

Are you getting ready for a big getaway and don’t have someone to water your plants? Here’s what to do……