Top 4 Dust Sprays + Tips For Choosing The Best Dust Control Spray For Your Home

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Dust spray is one of the best ways to control the dust and allergens inside your home.There are many different dusting sprays to choose from. Some work better than others.Choosing the right one is key to having a home that remains dust free longer without a sticky residue or waxy build-up which actually just attracts more dust.  Here are the top 4 dust control sprays on the market right now:   … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Moving A Computer – 8 Things You Need To Know Before You Pack Computers For A Move

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There's nothing quite as scary as trying to figure out how to pack up your computer before a move so that you don't damage it.When I moved from Portland, to Seattle, this was my main concern because my computer represented a portion of my livelihood. Without it, I was not only out a computer, but out of money as well. So I went the extra length to make sure my computer was packed just right.I've since learned some tips from people in the know -- people who pack computers for a … [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...]

Recycling Companies & Recyclable Materials You Might Not Think Of

These days, everyone is looking for new ways to recycle items that may not have previously been thought of as recyclable -- in hopes of avoiding the landfills. Some things are no-brainers when it comes to recycling -- such as paper, plastic and glass. But what are some of the things you can recycle that might not be so obvious? There is actually more than you might realize. In fact, a number of businesses are taking a lead role in recycling everyday items. For example, clothing stores like … [Read more...]

6 Free Ways To Learn More About Your Neighbors… Legally

The truth is with a little careful research online, you can find out just about anything about anyone these days. In fact this is one reason that some people (about 6%) decide not be Internet users at all. Still, there are times when it is critical to find out information about your neighbors. 6 Reasons You Might Want To Know More About Your Neighbors:1. The possibility that a neighbor may be a convicted sex offender.2. Your neighbors always seem to know what is going on in your house and … [Read more...]

Jim’s New Computer & Desk

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Few things depreciate faster than computers.Did you know that computers double in speed and halve in price every 18 months?Jim's 4-year-old HP computer has been operating on its last legs (and quickly declining on a daily basis) for months now.  … [Read more...]