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


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...]

How To Fix A Dripping Toilet For Less Than $5 …No Tools Required!

This is all you need to repair a leaking toilet... if the leak is due to a bad seal on the flapper. Ours was. You'll recall that we had 2 toilets that were leaking profusely, even though we thought they were only small leaks at first. To give you some idea... our monthly water bill nearly quadrupled during this time! Here's how we fixed our leaky toilets... … [Read more...]

How To Clean A Toilet + Which Cleaning Products Work Best On Toilets


My recent purchase of 3 new toilet seats for our 3 old toilets has led me to now seek out "the perfect" toilet cleaning products. I'd like to keep these sparkling white toilet seating looking fresh & new for longer than 5-1/2 years this time! I've found a few interesting things (and one really cool thing!)... but others' opinions on this topic would also be welcomed. photo via Family Handyman   … [Read more...]

Replacing A Toilet Seat? Here’s How To Choose A Size: Round Or Oblong… And A Style: Wood Or Plastic


Who knew I could spend nearly an hour in the Home Depot just examining toilet seats?! Better yet, who knew I could write a 500-word article detailing the intricacies of toilet seats??? Hold onto your fuzzy toilet seat cover, people... here we go!   Ode To A Commode In preparation for our move (which is still many months away), we decided to replace our old toilet seats and lids with new ones. Three in all. We're hoping that they'll last long enough to still look good when it … [Read more...]

Top 10 Cool & Unusual Gift Ideas I Found on HGTV

I was watching HGTV the other day... probably an episode of "I Want That" or something similar. And I remembered seeing an interesting new product called the Purse Pal. What's cool about it is the fact that not only does it give you a place to put your purse -- so it's always within your sight and up off the floor -- it also gives you a place to put your other things like your hat, your scarf, your gloves, and your shopping bags when you're out & about. Plus, it's small and compact, so it's … [Read more...]

Little Known Facts About Bathroom Behaviors & Toilet Paper


All this talk about public restrooms, germs, and weird OCD-like behaviors got me wondering... is it best to have the toilet paper roll dispense from the top, or from the bottom? Over or under? According to Northern bath tissue, the majority of people (72%) prefer their toilet paper come from the top. Me? Over. … [Read more...]