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We happen to live in an area with a ton of birds. We are out “in the country” with lots of open fields, and birds just come and go all day, every day. While we like seeing all the birds, we don’t like when they occasionally find their way into our garage. As I covered in a previous article, there are plenty of effective ways to prevent birds from entering your garage in the first…

Up until a few years ago when my wife and I had our first child, I never knew how versatile baby wipes could be. Sure, we use them to wipes our kids’ bottoms when changing them, but they also work great for picking up just about any mess. If you go through as many baby wipes as we do, and you’ve started going through the potty training process, you’ve probably asked yourself at some point…

We’ve replaced the mesh screen on the screen door to our back deck at least a few times, and as anyone that has done so will probably tell you, it’s not a fun job. Sure, you can get a little tool to make it a bit easier, but nothing’s worse than replacing the screen only to find a new hole in it a week later. At our house, we have two toddlers, two large dogs,…

We moved into our current house a few years ago, and as you can imagine, we used a lot of cardboard boxes. Still to this day, some of those boxes are full… For the ones that we actually emptied, we ended up putting them in our curbside recycling. While curbside recycling is a great option for your used moving boxes, it’s not the only option. In fact, there are plenty of other options that might…

Most residential toilet seats these days tend to be made of plastic, but that’s not always the case. A popular alternative to plastic toilet seats is wood. Growing up, I spent a lot of weekends at my grandparents’ house. One thing that always stood out to me when I was there was their wooden toilet seat. I don’t know why it made such an impression, but I still remember it to this day. While wooden…

Having a current infestation of fruit flies in my house, I know this pain all too well. Fruit flies in drains, on fruit, on plants, on my cell phone screen as I’m scrolling social media before I go to sleep. Everywhere.  Are all of these tiny bugs fruit flies? If you are seeing lots of tiny bugs in your kitchen, they are most likely fruit flies. However, they could be gnats, drain flies, or if…

We moved into our current house about four years ago. Before then, I didn’t even know that having birds fly into your garage was a thing. Well, after dealing with it first hand for the last several summers, I can assure you that it definitely is. We live out in a very open area where the houses are only on one side of the street on two-acre lots, with a large corn/bean field across from…

As I write this, my wife and I are currently dealing with a minor fruit fly problem in our kitchen. We only have a few of them and know what to do to get rid of them, but it’s still a nuisance. Unfortunately, your kitchen isn’t the only place that you may encounter fruit flies. Your compost pile is another prime spot, and it’s not much of a surprise, considering you constantly fuel it with…

In this day and age, you’d like to think that traditional mail is a thing of the past, but if you’re like me, you still get a lot of mail that contains personal information. While most of it is junk mail with only your name and address on it, some of it, like bills, may contain a bit more private details. In a perfect world, you’d move as many of the legitimate accounts to a…

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