DIY Projects

DIY Cleaners: Cleaning Clothes With Borax

April 1, 2013

Did you know you could replace just about all your cleaning supplies with a few household items?

I won't lie and tell you that natural and non-toxic cleaners always clean as quickly or effectively as harsh chemicals, but a lot of the time, they really do. Keep some white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda (baking soda), borax and castile soap in your cupboard and you can …

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Garbage Disposal Repair and Cleaning Tips

March 28, 2013

Do you have a garbage disposal that is starting to smell? Does your garbage disposal have problems grinding up food? An older garbage disposal will need to be replaced. There are some simple things you can do each week or month to extend the lifespan of your garbage disposal.

Do Not Over-Use a Garbage Disposal

In many cases, a garbage disposal will stop working because …

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How to Install Kitchen Base Cabinets Yourself – DIY Guide

March 8, 2013

If you want to truly get your money's worth out of your kitchen renovation, you are going to want to do as much work as you can by yourself. It doesn't matter if you bought some top of the line, custom manufactured pieces, or if you bought the cheapest ones at the home improvement store, you will always save extra if you do the work …

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DIY Fixes Every Homeowner Needs to Know

January 22, 2013

Living in our own home is a dream for many; but when leaks, rust and decay begin to take over, this dream quickly turns into a nightmare.

It is our responsibility to maintain our home and keep everything in its proper order as a homeowner. Over time, normal wear and tear will damage the many working parts of our home. From leaky roofs to squeaky …

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Essential Tips To Maintain Your Home’s Heating System

November 21, 2012

It is not uncommon for homeowners to dread their energy bills during the cold months of winter, especially those who live in extreme temperatures. However, if you know and practice some energy efficient steps, you can help lower the overall costs associated with your heating unit and improve your home's overall heating system. While some areas of improvement are able to be done yourself, others …

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How To Paint Paneling: Some Unique Ideas

November 9, 2012

There are a lot of old houses that still come with wood wall paneling that was popular years ago. Those buying older residences, however, may decide to go for a little change. This is where great painting paneling ideas come in. It is up to you what kind of look you want in your new house. As well as this, there will be no need …

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Building A Deck To Complement Your Home

November 5, 2012

There is nothing quite like stepping out on a well-build deck and enjoying a summer evening. By adding a deck to any home, home owners are acquiring a relaxing retreat, as well as increasing the overall value of their home. When the deck is in the planning stages there are certain considerations to make to ensure the proposed deck does not clash or interfere with …

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Common Plumbing Problems That You Can Fix Yourself!

September 27, 2012

The Easiest Way to Cure a Problem Is to Prevent It

Plumbing emergencies are an inconvenience, and an expense you can certainly live without. Preventative maintenance by yourself or a dedicated Milwaukee plumbing company may help to deter potential problems, like plugged sinks, gas leaks, overflowing toilets, dripping faucets, and frozen water pipes. The more you learn about simple plumbing procedures, the more efficient your …

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Monthly Home Maintenance Schedule

September 22, 2012

Here is a monthly home maintenance schedule that can help you take care of overlooked home maintenance chores.

January: Inspect your water heater's anode rod.

The easiest way to inspect your water heater's anode rod is to smell the water located near the anode rod. If the water smells like rotten eggs, it's time to replace the rod.

February: Lubricate your home's door hinges.

A …

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DIY Bed Bug Removal Guide

September 21, 2012

While a large infestation of bed bugs will usually require chemicals to get rid of bed bugs, there are a few home remedies that will make a significant difference. If the problem is caught early on, these methods may be sufficient to deal with the problem. Best of all, these remedies call for little to no layout of cash, making them ideal if you are …

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Garage Remodeling Ideas

September 20, 2012

Looking Into the Past

Imagine Eric Foreman’s basement on That 70’s Show. The horrendous grey walls with the mismatched bright orange, puke greens, and the tacky patterned everything? Well with a little extra cash to spend, my husband and I decided to make some adjustments to our mother-in-law apartment above the garage. However, if you have ever seen Eric Foreman’s basement you can only image …

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