Tips for Securing Your Home to Prevent Break-Ins

Did you know that break-ins happen hundreds of times each day all throughout the United States? According to studies done through the Department of Justice, the average homeowner can be subject to a loss of about $2,000 or more either … [Read more...]

How to Safely Store Precious Metals

A number of people are purchasing precious metals like gold, silver and platinum for investment purposes. While such investments can be made even without buying the actual metals, buying the tangible metal gives us a greater sense of … [Read more...]

How to Find Cheap Land For Sale

Among the few investment options that usually appreciate in value is real estate, and land in particular. Investing in land is not very difficult, if you have the money for it. Although buying land is relatively easier than buying a … [Read more...]

How to Purify the Air in Your Home or Office

Many people today consider the antibacterial gels that they carry in their pockets or purses, or keep in a pump on their desk to be an effective way to keep themselves from being exposed to harmful bacteria and germs. While to some … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Mattress

The figures will vary as to how much sleep is necessary for optimum health, but the general consensus is that most of us will spend up to one-third of our lives sleeping.  With the average American life spanning somewhere around eighty … [Read more...]

How to Remove a Tree Stump

If you are eight years old and in need of a large beetle for a bug collection or if you need a place to sit outside, and you are not too picky, a tree stump has its uses.   Otherwise a stump is not good for much of anything.  Let’s get … [Read more...]

How to Maintain a Wood Stove

In order to keep your woodstove from becoming dangerous to you and your family and to keep it from causing damage to your home, it needs to be regularly and thoroughly maintained.  The size of the stove and the chimney and how often … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Non-Slip Bathtub Surface

Thousands of people are injured each year while getting in or out of a bathtub after showering or bathing.  This number would be much higher if not for the wide variety of non-slip surfaces applied to bath and shower  floors.  While th … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Nail Gun

This is a question that must be answered with a question…at least one.  What is it you intend to nail? If you are a journeyman roofer acquiring tools for the first time the answer will be different than if asked by a home owner who wa … [Read more...]

How to Remove Pet Urine Stains and Odors

Whether you are a new pet owner or have many pets, it is inevitable that your pet will have an accident as they are learning to potty train or waiting for you to get to the door in time. Even though it is not pleasant, accidents … [Read more...]

How to Remove and Replace Caulk

Whether you are upgrading your bathtub or fighting mildew around your kitchen sink, properly removing and reinstalling caulk is important. Caulk is installed after installation of a bathtub or sink that fills the space between the wall … [Read more...]

How to Clean Window Blinds

Nothing makes clean windows look dirty than window blinds that have not been cleaned in ages. Even though they can be tricky to clean and even hard to remove from the window ledge, you should remember to add the blinds to your monthly … [Read more...]

How to Kill Red Spider Mites

Prevent, Kill, and Remove Red Spider Mites Take a close look at your indoor or outdoor plants. Do you notice any bugs climbing around on the soil or on the leaves? Most likely, not. Do you notice any discoloring like yellow or … [Read more...]

How to Seal a Garage Floor

Sealing a garage floor is a great way to protect the floor from stains, and a more consistent surface makes for easier cleaning and sweeping in the future. In addition to sealing the floor you may consider adding a layer of epoxy with … [Read more...]

How to Prevent and Control Mosquitos

Preventing and Controlling Mosquitoes When you think of pests, mosquitoes usually make the top ten list—especially if you live in a humid area or if there bodies of still water nearby. Mosquitoes are more than pests, though. Because t … [Read more...]

How to Remove Wallpaper

Simple Tips for Removing Wallpaper Your home is your haven, so its appearance needs to reflect your personality! Unfortunately, sometimes the previous tenant’s personality is lingering in the form of unflattering wallpaper. There a … [Read more...]

How to Cut Down a Tree

Cutting down a tree.  It seems pretty easy.  Take a chainsaw or an axe, find a good spot near the bottom and go to town right?  Clearly, this is not the case.  Thousands of people are injured every year using chainsaws, thousands more b … [Read more...]

How to Clean and Dust Houseplants

Keeping Houseplants Clean and Healthy Houseplants can enhance the appearance of your home and keep the air that you breathe pure by removing nasty toxins like ammonia and carbon monoxide.  They also tend to make you feel calmer and … [Read more...]

How to Create Curb Appeal

How to Enhance your Home's Curb Appeal and Make it Worth More A well-manicured lawn can increase your home’s worth and make it more appealing to neighbors and buyers.  From sculpted bushes to a bright and attractive flower bed, you c … [Read more...]

How To Buy a Rent-To-Own Home

Purchasing a Rent-To-Own Home People end up renting "rent to own" homes for a variety of reasons. Maybe the renter can't get together a down payment of 10% to 20%. Perhaps you have bad credit at the moment, but you want to work … [Read more...]

How To Afford a House

How To Afford a New Home Buying a house in this economy seems like an insurmountable goal for a working man, because banks aren't giving out loans to many prospective homeowners these days. But with the housing market deflated, that … [Read more...]

How to Carve a Turkey

Carving Your Own Thanksgiving Turkey Thanksgiving is here and remembering how to carve a turkey is once again at the top of your mind. Nobody wants to spend hours cooking a tender, juicy turkey, then completely butcher the turkey … [Read more...]

How to Choose a Home Alarm Monitoring Company

How to Choose a Home Alarm Monitoring Company Choosing a home alarm monitoring company system can be expensive and difficult. You're making a decision that could have a huge impact on the security of your family and your home, and … [Read more...]

How to Kill Ants

How to Kill Ants You wake up one morning and find a skinny tail of ants across your kitchen counter, or maybe it's time to throw the football around in the backyard and you discover a fire ant infestation. Ants are difficult to … [Read more...]

How to Sell Your House

Wondering How to Sell Your House? If you think you don't know how to sell your house, you're wrong. Selling a house is a simple matter of cleaning and preparing your house for the scrutiny of Realtors and buyers. People have all … [Read more...]

How to Buy a Condominium

Wondering How to Buy a Condominium? Condominiums are a good idea for single people or married couples without children who are tired of keeping up a yard and a full house, so knowing how to buy a condominium is something you should … [Read more...]

How to Buy an Air Conditioner

A Buying Guide to How to Buy an Air Conditioner When the heat of summer gets too much to bear, you depend on your air conditioner to keep you sane. Being hot causes stress, illness, and a general feeling of outright insanity. Luckily, … [Read more...]

How to Clean Leather

Learning How to Clean Leather - Tips and Tricks Leather is one of the most versatile products in fashion and design. Leather is used in furniture and in car seats. High-quality leather can be sophisticated or rustic, sexy or adorable, … [Read more...]

How to Start a Home Business

Learning How to Start a Home Business From Texas to Tennessee the economy isn't in very good shape. With a few exceptions, the state of our current economy is making it necessary for a lot of people to find alternative ways to make a … [Read more...]

How to Compost

Composting - A Natural Way To Savings - How to Compost Everyone wants to do their part to reduce organic household wastes. Think about the amount of household waste disposed of daily. This could be better served as organic mulch for … [Read more...]

How to Simplify Your Life

How to Make Your Life Simpler Life can be stressful at times, and this day-to-day tension can lead to relationship difficulties and even health problems. That’s why it’s important to learn how to simplify your life. According to a … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Batteries

Ways to Save Money on Batteries Between television remotes, video game controllers and other electronic devices, most people spend far more on batteries each year than they would like. This doesn’t have to be the case, however, e … [Read more...]

How to Get Satellite Television

Satellite TV Tips Thanks to satellite television companies, customers no longer have to rely on a handful of channels for their entertainment. These days, hundreds of television channels are available for a reasonable monthly fee, and … [Read more...]

How to Keep Roaches Out of your Apartment

Cockroach Control Tips People living in apartments are constantly on the lookout for roaches. Even if you get rid of an existing roach problem, there must be roaches living in nearby apartments. Like the War on Drugs, the battle is … [Read more...]

How to Pick Cabinet Hinges

Tips for Picking Cabinet Hinges Repairing or redesigning cabinets can be a satisfying way to improve home décor. There are many options when selecting a set of hinges that will match new cabinets or provide greater utility than the … [Read more...]

How to Keep Roaches Out of My House

Keeping Roaches Out of Your House Let’s be honest here. Roaches are nasty little creatures. They crawl all over your stuff and hide in all those areas that are hard to reach. It’s not just that roaches are creepy with those long ant … [Read more...]

How to Install a Sun Roof

Steps for Installing a Sun Roof If your car does not have a sunroof, don’t resign yourself to the dark. You can have a sunroof easier than you think. This is a do-it-yourself project that most people can do. You can get a sunroof k … [Read more...]

How to Know if You Have Hard Water or Soft Water

Hard and Soft Water The best way to tell whether water is hard or soft is the soapy factor. Soap and toothpaste do not lather up as quickly in hard water as in soft. Hard water contains all manner of insoluble minerals. A list of … [Read more...]

How to Grow Phlomis

Caring for Phlomis Phlomis is a genus of about 100 species of herbaceous plants, perennials, and shrubs that belong to the mint family Lamiaceae. Phlomis are all native to the Mediterranean region and spreading east across central … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid Of Moles

Getting Rid of Moles Moles can be a real nuisance for any lawn or garden. Sure, they may be kinda cute and fuzzy but that may change after you break your ankle by stepping in one of their tunnels. Moles can leave behind large … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Mice

Using Mice Traps and Other Mice Tips You hear them late at night when all is quiet; the padding of their tiny feet, the scratching and scurrying noises overhead and in the walls. At first you think it may be a branch from a nearby … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Flies

Getting Rid of Flies Tips Flies are vexing creatures. How is it that the buzzing beasts seem to know when you are after them? The same fly can flit on an around a table next to you for an hour, but the second you grab something to … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Cooking Smells

Advice for Getting Rid of Cooking Smells Knowing how to get rid of cooking smells is an important skill if you want to be a whiz in the kitchen. Otherwise, that exotic dish you made on Tuesday will still be lingering in the air on … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Getting Rid of Bed Bugs Tips Get ready for the worst case of the willies you have ever had. If you are lucky enough never to have experienced bed bugs, you may think of them as a mythical creature your parents mention at bed time … [Read more...]

How to Frame a Poster

Poster Framing Tips Knowing how to frame a poster might sound easy, but a lot of people never take the time to learn how to frame posters. Even those who love learning to mount posters on the wall have a first time for picture … [Read more...]

How to Find a Cool, Modern Fireplace Design

Considerations for Finding a Modern Fireplace Whether you’re looking to build a new home or just spruce up your old one, knowing how to find a cool, modern fireplace design can add that special decorative touch that you’ve been loo … [Read more...]

How to Eliminate Cigarette Smoke from Your Apartment

Dealing With Cigarette Smoke Smells Most smokers are unable to smell the lingering odors of cigarette smoke. Smoking dulls the sense of smell. So if you are interested in eliminating cigarette smoke odors from your apartment, you … [Read more...]

How to Stop Your Neighbor’s Dog from Barking

How To Handle Your Neighbor If Her Dog Won't Stop Barking A neighbor with a barking dog is a nightmare. You can't get any sleep, or have any peace and quiet when your kids play in the backyard. If the dog doesn't stop, then you are … [Read more...]

How to Cut Your Home Energy Use

How to Conserve Home Energy If rising utility bills are about to drive you crazy, maybe it’s time to reduce your average home energy use. Not only will you save money, but you’ll feel the pride which comes with being a smarter con … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Waffle Iron

Ways to Clean a Waffle Iron One of the great pleasures in life is cooking and eating waffles. When you’re done, however, it’s also important to know how to clean a waffle iron. Whether your waffle iron is a Black & Decker, Ham … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Hot Tub

Ways to Clean a Hot Tub Learning how to clean a hot tub is vital if you’re going to own one. Otherwise, your hot tub will become dirty and unusable, and it’ll be much harder to lure girls in bikinis to your home. With proper mai … [Read more...]

How to Clean DVDs

DVD Cleaning Tips Movie night in the comfort of your own home is a real treat. You’ve got your widescreen television, your surround sound, pop your popcorn, and finally get settled down to watch that latest DVD. Sounds pretty good, … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Computer Screen

How to Safely Clean Your Computer Screen Knowing how to clean a computer screen properly saves you from staring at a dirty picture or a damaged, speck-marked screen all day. There's nothing worse than using a computer with a damaged … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Chimney

How and Why to Clean Your Chimney Chim chiminey, Chim chiminey, Chim chim cher-ee! These are the words of the chimney sweep we all remember from childhood. But chimney sweeping is not so much fun as Dick Van Dyke made it out to be. … [Read more...]

How to Clean Ceiling Fans

Tips for Cleaning Ceiling Fans Ceiling fans help cool your house without using as much energy as an air conditioning unit. But did you know that dirty blades can make your ceiling fan wobble and shake? That’s why it’s important to kn … [Read more...]

How to Clean a Cast Iron Frying Pan

A Guide for Cleaning Cast Iron Pans If you’ve never cooked with a cast iron frying pan (also known as a skillet), then you’re really missing out. Properly cared for, a cast iron pan will last for generations, and it even uses the oil … [Read more...]

How to Care for Leather

Caring for Leather Tips Ah, leather. Always hip, forever cool and eternally sexy. Okay, it is made of animal hide, but nothing says “you rock” the way leather does. The look of leather does not come cheap, so you will need to know ho … [Read more...]

How to Build a Seawall

What is a Seawall? A seawall or "sea wall" is a coastal defense made of hard and strong material constructed to reduce the effects of strong waves on the beaches and inland along the coast. This definition is expanded in the United … [Read more...]