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...]

Pros And Cons Of Renting A Self Storage Unit To Protect Your Stuff

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As a person who doesn't own a home of her own, as well as working the type of job that requires frequent moves from one place to another, I do tend to change places quite often.That wouldn't be a problem if my possessions only fit in one suitcase. But if you are in a situation like mine, where you have heaps of clothes, books, smaller interior pieces, etc., you would quickly see the necessity of using the services of a self-storage unit.These are a true bliss for anybody in a situation … [Read more...]

Organized Garages: Attached vs Detached & Finished vs Unfinished

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Over the years, I have owned about a half dozen different homes.What's the first thing on my priority list when I move into a house with no garage?Build one!...Usually before the last of the boxes is unpacked from the move.Living in the snowbelt makes it almost mandatory for me to have a garage to protect the family vehicles as well as other motorized tools and equipment.As Jay Leno would likely confirm, there's no such thing as too large of a garage!Did You Know?... By … [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...]

Unique Wheelbarrows For Special Purposes + Creative Uses For The Everyday Garden Wheelbarrow

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Guaranteed, there's been one in your life at some point in time. You may have sworn at it once or twice as you lost your balance and dumped your load at the worst possible moment, but nonetheless, that trusty 'ol wheelbarrow has been the mainstay of many household projects.Since there are always inventors who are looking to build a better mousetrap, the wheelbarrow has been improved upon in many ways. There are many variations of wheelbarrows these days.They're not just for construction … [Read more...]

How To Drain A Water Heater (…And Fill It Too)

It's a good idea to drain your water heater once or twice a year because sediment -- which is comprised of sand, and other minerals -- can collect in your water heater.When this happens, you have less hot water available, and your water heater will be less efficient. Here is how to drain and fill your water heater... … [Read more...]

How To Insulate Your Water Heater

Did you know that many people are increasing their energy bills simply because they haven't insulated their water heater? Well, it's true. Your water heater keeps 20 to 60 gallons of water hot (depending on the make and model) -- whether you are there to use it or not. Then, when you do use some of it up, it takes even more power to heat the cold water up to the proper temperature in order to replace the hot water that you used. However, there is one thing you can do to help save on your energy … [Read more...]

How To Deep Clean Your House – Inside And Out!

Some of the times when you might want to give your home a deep cleaning include:Prior to movingBefore guests come for an overnight stayAt the start of each season (fall, spring, winter, summer)Before putting your house up for saleThat said, sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what to do and where to start.Here are a few tips to help you deep clean your home -- inside and out. … [Read more...]

Garages Aren’t For Cars Anymore

You've read about my issues with parking on the street in neighborhoods before.Same with kicking perfectly good stuff to the curb on garbage collection day.Well, if you haven't already noticed... there appears to be some sort of trend here.Perhaps I'm building my case for wanting to move into a log home that's in a slightly more remote setting than the subdivision we currently live in?Alas, next on my list of "subdivision pet peeves" is this:People don't use their garages for … [Read more...]