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Removing Nail Polish From Carpet: Important Dos And Don'ts

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Oh no! You’ve discovered a nail polish stain on your carpet. Surely, you’re going to have to replace the stained section of carpet, right? Not necessarily. While nail polish is a notoriously difficult stain to remove from just about anything, the good news is that by following a few simple steps, you can have it removed from your carpeting in no time–even if it’s already had a chance to dry. Read More»

Learn How To Clean The Condenser Coil If Your Window A/C Unit Is Freezing Up

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If the front of your window air conditioning unit freezes up when it is turned on, a blockage in the condenser coil may be to blame. The condenser coil is responsible for transferring warm air into cool air. The following steps will teach you how to clean the condenser so that your unit works properly.  Use The Following Materials plastic sheeting towels wire brush wet/dry vacuum cleaner fin tool coil cleaner lint free cloths rust inhibiting spray ​Remove Dirt And Straighten Metal Pieces Read More»

How To Create A Garden Pond Using Stone

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You don’t need a lot of space to create a water feature in your yard. You can create a beautiful garden pond using a small corner of your yard. Your pond can have natural stone, Koi fish to help eat algae and even a beautiful water fall. Creating this garden pond just takes a few materials and a little bit of time. See below for instructions on how to create a garden pond. Read More»

Outoor Lighting Options For Renters

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When you are renting a home, it can be difficult to customize your outdoor space considering the limitations often placed on renters. You are probably not allowed to make permanent changes such as painting, paving, landscaping, or concrete work. However, there are many things that you can do to make your rented yard, patio, or other outdoor space feel like an extension of your home. Lighting is one way to make a yard more functional and beautiful. Read More»

A Penny Pincher's Guide To Creating A Stylish Entertainment Center

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Whether you have an older model television or a nice flat-screen, there is one piece of furniture you will want to use to display your television and that is a good entertainment center. The entertainment center is a functional piece of furniture that not only allows you a place to display your television, but keep your other television-related items contained. While you can buy new entertainment centers to coincide with just about any style preference, when you are on a tight budget, you may not want to spend your money just yet. Read More»

Pros And Cons Of Low Flow Toilets

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If you’re like most people, you want to do your part in helping the environment. This includes using less water. There is no doubt that water conservation is one of those activities that the experts want everyone to do. One way to do this is to have your plumber install a low-flow toilet. This guide explains the pros and cons of low-flow toilets, so you can decide if you want to have one installed or not, but keep in mind that any new construction is required to have low-flow toilets. Read More»

Some Tips For Pruning Your Neglected Trees Into Shape

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If you have some neglected trees in your yard, it’s a good idea to prune them into shape before they get too big to do the job yourself. Once the trees are mature, and you need to climb up on a ladder with a chainsaw to prune them, it’s probably best to call in a pro. Another reason you don’t want to delay pruning is because your tree may grow wild limbs that affect its strength and appearance. Read More»

4 Tips For Taking Care Of Your Heirloom Furniture

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Owning heirloom furniture is like owning your own piece of history. Heirloom furniture is a unique way that people can stay connected to older generations that have gone before them. Properly caring for your heirloom furniture can ensure that it stays beautiful and functional for many years to come. It’s one way you can preserve a little bit of history for your children. Here are a few tips for taking care of antique furniture: Read More»

Extinguishing Common Fire Alarm Issues In The Residential Setting

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It is no secret that a fire alarm inside the home is one of the most valuable safety features you can have. They give you a line of alert during a fire that is hard to match by any other type of home security feature. However, if you have an outdated fire alarm system, it is likely that you will see an issue from time to time. Before calling a professional for an all-out system overhaul, it is a good idea to take a look at some of the most common problems. Read More»

How To Use Furniture To Make A Small Room Look Larger

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Not everybody has the budget to knock down walls and make a smaller room larger. However, you can do a few things with furniture that can certainly give a smaller room a lot more breathing space. Here’s a few ways you can do it. 1. Less is More The most obvious thing you can do is to de-clutter the space. This is difficult for many people, but if you look at everything in the space, you’ll likely find quite a few things you can do without. Read More»