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Thanksgiving, Christmas : Cleaning up Holiday Oh-ohs

Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years; the next few months provide plenty of opportunities for parties. But with the fun of entertaining come the oh-ohs; the spilled wine, the candle wax on the carpet, coffee rings on the end table, and many other little spills and mishaps. You will find your holiday more entertaining if you know …

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17 Kitchen Hacks you Should Absolutely Know

I love to cook: filling my kitchen with the smells of fresh baking, then sharing the results of that baking with hopefully-appreciative friends. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t times when I dread stepping into my kitchen. Sometimes, even little things, like avoiding a mess, turn into a big headache. Thankfully, with these kitchen …

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Budget DIY Weed Killer

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When you’re trying to make your yard (or your garden) look it’s best, there is nothing more frustrating than weeds. They take over land that is really intended for other plants: grass in the yard, plants in your garden. All too often, weeds choke the life out of the plants you really want to have …

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How to Get the Most Common Types of Stains Out of Your Clothes

Stains getting you down? Are you tired of ruining your favorite clothing with a single mishap or, worse, putting on some of your favorite clothes, only to discover that there’s a stain you hadn’t expected? Fortunately, you can fix up your clothes and keep them looking their best, often removing even tough stains with these …

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Keeping Fruits and Vegetables Fresh Longer With These Tricks

Fruits and vegetables: they’re an incredibly important part of a balanced diet. Unfortunately, all too often, fruits and vegetables go bad before you have a chance to eat them. If you’re tired of throwing away fruits and vegetables that have gone bad in the fridge, try some of these tips to keep them fresh longer. …

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Keep Bugs Away: Scents That Mosquitoes Hate

Mosquitoes: they’re one of nature’s most annoying pests and with good reason. The last thing you want is bugs everywhere while you’re outside, spending time with friends and family. Fortunately, mosquitoes, in addition to many of their more annoying qualities, also have a great sense of smell–and by taking advantage of that sense of smell, …

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