Articles for author: Lynnette

My Old Dishwasher Runs Like New Again… After Cleaning Out All That Black Gunk!

This isn't the first time I've had to clean out all of the black gunk and slimy food debris from the dishwasher basket in the far back. The first time, I was able to fix the dishwasher not draining. THIS time, there was no water backing up... just a bunch of food and grime buildup which was making our dishwasher run poorly. Here's how to clean a clogged dishwasher and remove the black gunk quickly & easily.

Do’s & Don’ts When Making A Rain Barrel For Rainwater Collection

Tired of paying high water bills? Have you heard of the ways you can use a rain catcher to lower those bills? You probably also didn't know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof and as far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel. I'm sharing everything I know about making rainwater collection an efficient way to lower your bills and help the environment.

First Time Chicken Owner Tips From Someone Who’s Been Raising Chickens For Over 20 Years!

Thinking of becoming a first time chicken owner? I've been raising chickens for over 20 years. I've put together this comprehensive guide to help you prepare and care for your new backyard chickens! All my best tips for raising chickens + Answers to the most common questions beginners usually ask. From what you need to know before buying egg laying chickens... to how many chickens you need for eggs, how many chickens to a coop, and how to keep your chickens healthy. Start here for beginner tips!

Outlet Cover Night Lights: These Space-Saving LED Night Light Outlets Replace Your Regular Outlet Covers (Leaving Your Outlet Plugs Free For Other Things!)

I found the most modern night lights ever! You can replace a regular wall outlet cover with an LED night light outlet cover... using just a screwdriver. I did! No more plug-in night lights -- so all my outlets are still free for other things! Here are 3 things to know before you get an outlet cover night light.

Have Trouble Reading Small Print? Me Too. Here’s An Easy Hack That I Use All The Time (And It’s Already In Your Kitchen!)

If you can't read small print up close and need a quick (and FREE) DIY hack when you're at home, read this! This easy hack works every time. (I use it when I'm reading instruction manuals, recipes, the mail, and dosage instructions on prescription bottles.) I've also found a great magnifier for reading small print and tackling other household projects (like removing splinters and ticks, fixing jewelry, etc.) See the 7 reasons I think it's the best magnifying glass for reading small print.

How Effective Are Robot Vacuums On Dog Hair? (I Have 3 Dogs And 2 Robot Vacuum Cleaners… See How Well They Work!)

See how well Roombas and other robot vacuum cleaners work on stairs, hardwood floors, with rugs and other obscacles. I like iLife robot vacuums because they're more affordable. (Actually, I have two -- one upstairs and one downstairs!) These photos and videos tell the whole story about the iRobot Roomba and other popular robot vacuum cleaners -- HOW they work, how WELL they work, which are the BEST ones, and how to CLEAN them. My personal experience with robot vacuum cleaners and pets.