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If you’re like most people, you wash your clothes on a regular basis. This is pretty normal, considering most of us don’t want to walk around covered in a thin layer of dust, hair, and all sorts of things you don’t want to know about. While washing and drying clothes are easy, what do you do about your shoes? Surprisingly, a lot of people simply don’t wash them. But, it doesn’t have to be this…

Why Tire Pressure Drops in Cold Weather and Rises in Hot Weather? While tire pressure drops can be a pain to deal with they aren’t uncommon.  This is especially true in climates with big temperature changes. For instance, those who live in Michigan deal with the drops in tire pressure every fall and experience an increase in tire pressure in the spring. To better understand this phenomenon we will need to get slightly scientific. According…

If you’re like me, when it comes to recycling, you want to do the right thing, but you don’t always know what’s acceptable and what’s not. One of those questions that I’ve always had in the back of my mind when getting back from the grocery store is whether or not receipts are recyclable. To be on the safe side, for the longest time, I simply threw these away. Fortunately (depending how you look at…

Have you ever wondered why tap or well water tastes differently? Whether you are enjoying a glass of water at your own house, at a neighbor’s house or even at a public restaurant, these waters will taste slightly different. You might begin to wonder why this would be case, as doesn’t all water come from the same place? The answer is yes, within each city water does come from the same place, but no, the water…

When you are setting up different rooms in your house, no doubt you want each room to have its own semblance of ambiance. You might purchase a few things to set the right tone, like some pictures, ceramics or even some books and a bookcase. You might even theme the rooms in a certain way, and nothing sets a theme or a mood better than some scented candles. The question becomes, when you start to burn…

If you own a gas-powered portable generator, then you have provided some security towards having power during a time it is needed the most. A generator is not something you should need to run very often, and even if you do use it for the occasional weekend project, the generator will typically sit in the corner of a garage or other utility room until the time comes when you have to use it. If and…

Worried about radon levels in your home? Rightly so because it is the second leading cause of lung cancer to smoking and there’s no way to avoid it. It’s a natural by-product of uranium found in all types of soils. The highest concentration is found in basements and crawlspaces closest to the soil beneath your house. It’s also high in homes with sump pump pits (especially if there’s no lid to seal it) as radon…

You likely know that some plants are toxic. Finding kid safe plants for the nursery, play room or a kid’s play area in your backyard isn’t the easiest of chores in a garden center. Especially if they have inexperienced staff. The good news is, there are a lot of child-friendly and fun plants around that will let your kid enjoy the benefits of plants, without you worrying to the high-heavens about safety concerns. For your…

Did you know that an average half a million pets are affected by house fires each year? Of those, at least 40,000 die from smoke inhalation, and up to a thousand of those fires are started by cute and loving pet fur-iends? That’s no exaggeration… Here’s how easy a dog can accidentally start a house fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiltxlUYLF4 That’s just one scenario. A greasy pizza box that smells luscious to a dog, attracting them to see…

You could be scarily surprised by the sheer number of flammable liquids you have stored around your home. Some are obvious that you need to take extra safety precautions, others, not so much. Watch this video showing the reaction of common household items when exposed to a naked flame… Younger viewers – these are done in a controlled lab. Not at home so don’t try it. https://youtu.be/YMCAqERyMxU Naturally, you’re not going to be doing that…

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