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Foods to avoid, garbage disposals

You may think that it's okay to put whatever kind of food down a garbage disposal. There are foods you should avoid putting down your garbage disposal so you do not get blockages. Here are a few of those foods to avoid. Many people know that you should not put down...

Avoiding these trees

Trees can be beautiful in your yard. If you have been shopping around for trees, here are a few trees you may want to avoid planting in your yard. A Lombardy Poplar tree can grow quickly and provide a nice screen, but these trees have a very short life of about 15...

Houseplants that are pet safe

Even though many houseplants are considered poisonous to cats and dogs, there are houseplants available that are considered pet safe. Here are a few examples of houseplants that are considered pet safe. A money tree plant is considered to be pet safe. This plant...

Baseboard heaters

If you are researching electric heaters, you may have come across an electric baseboard heater. Here is some information about what electric baseboard heaters are and a little about how they work. Electric baseboard heaters are heaters that are wide and short and are...

Ways to organize your closet

Is your closet spilling out? Or is your closet so full you cannot even close your door? If so, here are a few ways to help you to get your closet more organized. The first way to get your closet more organized is to remove all of the extra hangers. These can take up a...

Stopping cats scratching furniture

Stopping cats from scratching up your furniture can be difficult. Cats do need to scratch to help shed the outside of their nails, stretch their legs and muscles, and leave their scent. Here are a few ways to try to stop your cat from scratching up your furniture. The...

What time of day should you mow

If you are new to mowing lawns, you may wonder what time of day should you mow your lawn. Here are a few suggestions on when the best time of day is to mow your lawn. The first suggestion is to not mow your lawn if your area is experiencing drought or long periods of...

Tips for cleaning ceiling fans

Many people may avoid cleaning their ceiling fans because it seems to make more of a mess than when you started. Here are a few tips to help you clean your ceiling fans with less mess and to make the job easier. The first tip is to try to clean your ceiling fans twice...

Reasons for cleaning dryer vents

Many people know that the number one reason why you should clean your dryer vent is to prevent fires. It's a common fact that dryers can cause fires. People may not know that those fires can be prevented because a huge percentage of those fires are caused by clogged...

Composite decking benefits

Are you in the process of building a new deck or renovating an old one? You may be deciding if you should go with natural wood decking or composite decking. Even though composite decking can be more expensive, here are a few benefits of composite decking. The first...

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