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It happens to the best of us. We’re renovating or redecorating, only to turn around and find spilled paint on the carpet. You’ll need to act fast before your carpet is ruined and needs replacing. Before you start removing paint, it’s important that you know what type of paint you’ve used. There are different methods for removing oil or water-based paints as well as different techniques for removing paint that’s still wet or that has…

It can generally go without saying that nobody likes gnats. They are distracting, annoying little bugs that can be just as annoying as mosquitos when it comes to their bites. While they are bad enough for people to deal with, it can be tough to watch your dog struggle with gnats and gnat bites. If you notice that gnats seem to love your dog, you might want to consider ways to keep the gnats away.…

It can generally go without saying that most people can appreciate having a couch that doesn’t smell bad. However, considering the fact that people put their feet up on the couch, spill food on the couch, and probably let their pets on the couch, there’s a good chance that your couch smells less than pleasant. Whether you are trying to impress guests, friends, or family coming to your house later in the day, or you…

It would be ideal to have clean and fresh laundry ready to go all of the time, but life isn’t like that. Modern life is fast and unpredictable. We often get so stressed out and busy that we forget to wash things like jeans. And if we do it at all, it’s usually at the last minute. Sometimes, last minute plans come up too, and this is when we might need to explore that pile…

If you’re someone who enjoys burning scented candles in your home all year long, you know how quickly you can end up with a mountain of bits and pieces from old candles where the wick burned down to absolutely nothing. However, just because the candle is finished doesn’t mean that you can’t find new and exciting uses for that old wax. In fact, there are a ton of absolutely ingenious ideas for how to reuse…

In a previous article, I went over the steps for cleaning bird poop off of a wooden deck. While this is a common problem for us and many others, it’s not the only place birds choose to do their business. In fact, we deal with birds and their droppings considerable more in our driveway than on our back deck. As I’ve mentioned a few times in other posts, we live in an area with very…

As I mentioned in a previous article about keeping birds out of your garage, we have a lot of birds in our area. They’re in our yard, on the fence, on the kids’ play equipment, sometimes in our garage, and can be found just about anywhere else they can get to. While we like having all these birds around, it does come with a drawback. That drawback is of course all the bird poop. The…

If you’re like me, you hate the look of a freshly cut lawn covered in grass clippings. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution for that, which is to add a bag attachment to your mower to collect the clipped grass as you mow. This of course doesn’t come without its drawbacks, the main one being that you have to do something with all of that freshly cut grass. Even with a small yard, this can build…

At our last home, we had an unbelievable amount of leaves fall prior to winter. This was always a huge ordeal to take care of, and it seemed like every time we cleaned them up, another large batch would fall in their place. At our current house, we have a couple of acres, and while we don’t have many trees, we do have a compost area where we can put the leaves to good use.…

Is your curtain rod sagging in the middle? You’re not alone. For as long as I can remember, that’s been an issue in our house, but I never got around to doing anything about it. It even got to the point where the rod sagged so much in the middle that the two poles came disconnected and the whole thing fell to the ground. Not good. When you get to this point, you know you’ve…

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