Category: Home & Garden

Prepare Your Room for a Paint Job

Prepping your room for a paint job can seem like quite the daunting task. If you aren’t prepared, then that may be the case. However, there are some key steps that will make the process easier. Remember, you want your paint job to be as stress-free as possible while saving time and money from hiring someone else to clear everything for you. Here are some steps to help you prepare your room for a paint job. Remove Your Personal Items and Furniture First and foremost, you want to remove these items so that you don’t damage them. What you can

Removing Coffee Stains From Your Carpet

There’s nothing like having an annoying coffee stain on your carpet. From darker to lighter tones, it can really seep in the fibers of your floor. If you don’t catch it in time, it can leave a permanent reminder that breakfast time was much more than your typical eggs and bacon. However, it’s not hard to remove the coffee with the right materials. Here’s how you can remove coffee stains from your carpet. Get A White Absorbent Towel to Clean the Mess One of the first things you need is a clean and white towel to help get the stain

Getting on Board With Your Annual Cleaning Tasks

When it comes to your home, cleanliness is the key.  You have your weekly cleaning tasks to keep a certain rhythm and motif going with the home. This is so you can have a regular cleaning regimen to keep your house organized. If you have pets or your home is susceptible to pests, then frequent cleaning is necessary. However, some tasks you’ll find that you only need to do once or twice a year; quarterly for certain obligations. We will show some of the tasks that need to be done once to a few times a year. Here’s how you

Do-it-Yourself Plumbing Repairs that will save you a Bundle

Plumbing repairs have to be some of the most expensive and inconvenient surprises a homeowner can have. However, if you know how to use a wrench and a screw driver you can save a fortune by doing basic repairs such as replacing a garbage disposal, repairing a leaking toilet, or installing a new faucet yourself. Garbage Disposal Repairs and Replacement Don’t call a plumber just because the old garbage disposal stops running; it could be something as simple as being jammed. If a jam occurs you should locate the garbage disposal tool that came with your disposal and locate the

Conserve Energy by Winterizing

With cold weather moving in, your energy bills may be at the forefront of your mind. All of those leaking single paned windows and doors may be costing you hundreds of dollars annually in lost heat as it escapes through cracks, crevices, and thin layers of poorly insulated glass. So what can you do to keep those dollars from figuratively flying out the window? Here are a few tips to get your money back into your pocket instead of the energy company’s bank account. Door Frames One place in the home that is infamous for letting heat out and cold

Completing the Home Theater with Style

So you’ve picked out the size and type of television that you want in your home theater, now what? There are many aspects to creating your home theater that go beyond the screen, such as lighting, seating, ambience, and sound. Often people get so focused on making sure that they end up with the biggest screen possible for the least money or best surround sound available that they forget about the rest of the viewing environment. Here are a few tips to make your home theater the envy of the neighborhood. Seating Area There is nothing like sitting for hours

Insulation

So many people try to fill in the cracks in their homes that might leak air and even replace old windows and weather stripping but usually what makes the most difference is a proper insulation installation. It’s one of the best ways to make sure you’re not wasting money on your energy bills. Making sure you have a properly insulated and sealed home can make all the difference when you’re working on your budget or even if you just want to make less of a mark on the environment. According to the environmental protection agency, typical homes have so many

How To Choose A Bed Bug Professional

How to Choose a Bed Bug Professional There are some pests that are very tough to control. Many people, as soon as they find out that they are having a pest problem in their home, they try all they could to get rid of them without having second thought about the cause and the effects. Bed bug is said to be one of the difficult pests to control in the world. The service of a professional bed bug killer is very essential in order to treat bed bug infestation. Bed bug is incredibly difficult to eradicate most especially if they

Want to Winterize the Outside of Your Home? Here’s How!

A lot of homeowners don’t know as much about caring for the outside of their homes as they should, particularly in adverse weather conditions. But Vince Clingenpeel has put together this video to show how to take care of the outside of your home, and in particular preparing it for the rigors of winter weather. Check it out The first thing that Clingenpeel recommends is that you take a walk around the house and take a thorough look at it. Pretend that it’s not a day-in, day-out familiar sight; look at the house as though you were seeing it for

Fight Back with Natural Mosquito Predators

Mosquitoes are one of nature’s most hardy and persistent creatures. They are capable of breeding hundreds of offspring in only an inch or so of water who will be feasting on you and breeding again in a matter of weeks. These pests are not only an annoyance; they also carry infectious diseases such as Malaria, West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, and parasites. Knowing this, what can you do to minimize mosquito infestations and interference with your outdoor activities? Here are a few tips to get you started. Eliminate Breeding Grounds Since mosquitoes require water to breed, the best