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There are many, many reasons why you might decide to light a candle. It could be that you want to get rid of a smell that you dislike, or it could be that you want to save some money on electricity. However, there might come a time when you find that you don’t have a lighter to light your candle with. While you might not know what to do when first faced with a situation…

Have you ever worn clothes that have a musty kind of smell? It’s not uncommon at certain times of year for clothes to develop an odor that is not altogether pleasant. Sometimes this is because the washing machine isn’t cleaned. Other times, it’s because the clothes are damp and not properly stored. It can also be because other strong smells in the home, such as cooking or pet smells, seep into the fibers of your…

There are many different reasons why you might decide that you want your room to be darker. It could be that you want to sleep better at night, but you can’t get the room dark enough for your comfort. It could be that you suffer from migraines and light is a trigger for them. No matter what your reasoning is, there are plenty of ways that you can make sure as little light as possible…

Latex paint is fantastic to use because it dries quicker than oil based paints in the right conditions. This means that you can get on with your DIY painting job and not have to slow down for paint to dry. In fact, many paints around the country are latex based. This leaves another issue though: disposing of them in a responsible manner. Why Should You Use Latex Based Paints? There are a number of good…

Just about everyone prefers to have their own firewood, rather than needing to purchase the materials for a nice fire every single time you want one. With the weather becoming colder, more and more people are beginning to stock up on firewood so that they can have a comfortable fire going in their fireplaces. However, with colder weather often comes more rain and snow, which can end up soaking through any firewood that you have…

It can generally go without saying that nobody really likes wasps. Wasps have no real beneficial purpose on your property, unlike bees, and they can be actively harmful to your health. This is one of the many reasons why people hire exterminators to get rid of wasp nests as soon as they are spotted. Unfortunately, there are some cases when the wasps come back and try to rebuild their home in your home. While you…

Moving into a new house can be an exciting and exhilarating experience, especially if it is your first house. With that being said, many first-time homeowners will soon learn that there are many aspects to moving to a new house that are less than interesting. For instance, if you are moving into an older, pre-owned home, there’s a good chance that you are going to experience that dreaded “old house smell.” The smell of an…

A lot of people are using vinegar these days to clean their home. Vinegar is a strong acid and has fantastic cleaning properties. The problem is that no one really likes the vinegary smell that lingers around afterward. Even though the smell will dissipate on its own, this can take a while. Why Use Vinegar? The strong acidic properties of vinegar make it an excellent household cleaner and a fantastic substitute for harsh chemical cleaners.…

It can generally go without saying that most people don’t really want smoke in their house. Smoke smells bad, and it can leave stains on your walls and ceiling, depending on just how much smoke there is. Thankfully, there usually isn’t any reason for there to be smoke in your house. That is, unless you have been having issues with the oven lately. One of the many complaints that people occasionally have with their ovens…

I recently had a small gnat infestation in my house and know the frustration all too well. Gnats flying around my face, and worse, being woken up by the sudden feeling of a gnat trying to fly up my nose at night! Outdoors, you’ll usually see gnats in a swarm, also known as a ghost or a cloud. You’ll find them in areas like parks, walking trails, campgrounds, and near bodies of water. There are…

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