The Shelf Life Of Household Products & Cleaning Supplies – See How Long Things Last (Typically)

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Earlier, I wrote about the life expectancy of home components -- things like appliances, doors, flooring, faucets and fixtures.That got me wondering about the shelf life of other common things within our house -- like cleaning products and electronics.So I set out to see what I could find about how long other things last... How Long Household Products & Cleaners LastHere's what Real Simple says about the shelf life of common household products like cleaners and items … [Read more...]

DIY Home Security Tips – Simple Ways To Burglar-Proof Your House

Did you know that there is a burglary in a home, apartment or condominium every 15 seconds. In fact, according to FBI statistics, 60% of burglaries occur while the home is occupied! So, there's no time like the present to make your home as secure from thieves as possible. Right? Following are the best things you can do to prevent your home from being broken into...   … [Read more...]

Lots Of Fun Ways To Organize Shoes In Your Home + Tips For Keeping Your Shoes Organized Forever

Have you lost count of the number of shoes you have? Are there some that you've never even worn? Maybe there's more than just your shoes... but an entire family's worth of shoes that need some organization. Chances are, you currently have shoes in one or more of the following places: mudroom foyer or entryway of your home bedroom(s) garage porch (or deck/patio area) Of course, the ultimate goal is to have all of your shoes quickly available to you, while storing them … [Read more...]

Time To Replace Your Mattress? 8 Tips To Help You Find The Right Mattress

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Did you know this?... If your mattress is 5-7 years old, it might be time for a new one!But before you spend a fortune on a new mattress, here's an interesting tip from ShopSmart Mag:If your mattress is 8 years old or older, it's probably time to get a new one, especially if you aren't sleeping as well as you used to. In a survey of 5,900 ConsumerReports.org subscribers who had bought a mattress within the last 5 years, nearly 75% said they slept better on the new mattress. Price didn't … [Read more...]

Hampton Inn Pillows… Worth Every Down-Filled Moment!

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One of the craziest things we ever did... (also one of the best things we ever did!) was to purchase 2 sets of down pillows from Hilton Hotels.Yep, they're the same pillows they use in their hotels... plush, and huge, and over-stuffed. Ahhhh!Here's how it all happened...  … [Read more...]