Scrub Daddy Uses: 50+ Creative Ways To Use A Scrub Daddy Sponge

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Much like the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser's many uses, I've found a number unique uses for Scrub Daddy sponges as well.If you're not already familiar with the Scrub Daddy sponge, it's a popular kitchen scrubber that changes texture in hot water vs cold water.When it's super-cold or perfectly dry, it's a coarse and powerful heavy-duty scrubber. When it's warm or hot, it's a soft and pliable light-duty scrubber.Scrub Daddy adapts/converts to the perfect texture -- either soft (hot) or … [Read more...]

How To Clean Stainless Steel Appliances And Remove Scratches

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Stainless steel is all the rage these days when it comes to kitchen appliances.However, as slick and shiny as stainless steel appliances are, keeping them that way isn't always easy.In no time, they seem to collect sticky fingerprints and smears. Unfortunately, you're left with a visible record of every time the refrigerator door has been opened.Stainless steel requires careful cleaning in order to maintain its luster. Abrasive cleaners or those containing chlorine can cause … [Read more...]

Fabric Softeners And Dryer Sheets: Myths vs Facts

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There are all sorts of bold statements -- both for and against -- using liquid fabric softeners and dryer sheets these days.Of course, those who advocate living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle typically avoid using fabric softeners and dryer sheets altogether, or they may advocate using only those that are made from all-natural products instead -- like these natural fabric softeners and these natural dryer sheets.Besides the eco-friendly reasons to stop using fabric softeners … [Read more...]

Tankless Water Heater Cost, Pros & Cons, And Installation Tips

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Tankless water heaters for the home are becoming very popular -- especially when you think about the fact that heating water accounts for 25% of the energy used your home. It only makes sense to heat water more efficiently, if you can. Unlike a conventional water heater that is constantly "on" in order to have hot water available when you need it, a tankless water heater is different in that it turns "on" only when it's needed and heats your water on demand. … [Read more...]

The Best FREE Home Inventory Programs To Keep Track Of Everything You Own

Do you have a record of all the high-ticket items you've purchased that are currently in your home?  If you suffered a fire or flood would it be easy for you to determine exactly what was lost or destroyed?  It's important to have a detailed inventory of all your belongings in the event of a natural disaster, accident, or theft. Your home inventory should include everything that you can personally itemize within your house.  It should also include all of your insurance policies, … [Read more...]

Before You Hire A Home Repair Handyman… 9 Things You Need To Know!

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Every now and then, you may need a little help with home repairs and maintenance issues.You've probably heard about handymen who come to your home to fix things that you may not have the knowledge or ability to do yourself.For the record, not all handymen are carpenters, electricians, or plumbers. Some confine their efforts to yard work, clearing brush, mowing grass, and general outdoor maintenance instead of indoor home repairs. Regardless, it shouldn't be too difficult to find a … [Read more...]

6 Ways To Have Efficient Hot Water ~ Energy-Efficient Hot Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are the latest buzz word when it comes to producing hot water efficiently. But they're not the only way! The best part about a tankless water heater is that it will only fire up when water flow is sensed. No longer will the burner ignite just because your supply of hot water has cooled to a certain temperature -- even though no one has opened a faucet. That's a good thing. On the other hand, traditional tank water heaters cycle all throughout the day wasting expensive … [Read more...]

Top Loaders vs Front Loaders: Why I Prefer Front Loading Washing Machines

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If you're thinking about buying a new washing machine, then you're probably wondering what kind you should get -- front-loader or top-loader.Most people are interested in the biggest differences between top load washing machines and front load washing machines.The truth is, each has advantages and disadvantages: Now see, point-by-point, why I (and lots of other people) prefer front loading washing machines...  … [Read more...]

Whole House Surge Protectors vs Power Strip Surge Protectors

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Odds are, a few items inside your home (like your computer, TV, DVD player and such) are plugged into multi-strip extension cords that also provide point-of-use surge protection.Most of those types of surge protectors provide the minimum level of protection for everyday household items.But is that really enough protection for your home electronics and appliances?Are power strips the best way to protect your things from lightning strikes and sudden jolts of electricity?The fact … [Read more...]

All About Portable Space Heaters – Which One Is Best?

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Generally speaking, space heaters are used for 2 reasons: to heat one room; or   to make up for the fact that the main heating system doesn't adequately heat a room. In both cases, a space heater can be used as a supplemental heat source. Whatever the reason for your choosing to use a space heater, there are some things that you should know about space heaters first. … [Read more...]