I used to spend a fortune on those foaming soap dispensers filled with Dawn dishwashing soap! Not any more. Now I refill those pump bottles with my own homemade foaming soap. Here’s how to make foaming soap. Plus, how to make your foaming soap bottles look much more attractive on your kitchen counter!
Earlier, I wrote about the life expectancy of home components — things like appliances, doors, flooring, faucets and fixtures. Now, here’s how long household products last — including cleaners, electronics, furniture, bedding, carpet & rugs.
Here are 5 home recipes to make your own natural fabric softener, plus 3 great tips for removing static cling in the dryer, and 4 ways to remove static cling on clothes as you’re wearing them!
If you’re tired of climbing a ladder to clean gutters, here are a variety of other tools and products that will make cleaning your gutters easier than ever before!
Heard warnings about the downsides of using fabric softeners and dryer sheets? It’s time to sort out the facts from the myths.
There’s a home burglary every 15 seconds. 60% of burglaries take place while the home is occupied. Here are the best DIY home security things you can do yourself to stay safe.
Cleaning the inside of your air tub’s elaborate collection of pipes, jets, and nozzles is really straightforward and easy. Here’s how to properly clean a whirlpool tub yourself in just a few quick steps.
Tips for choosing air filters for your home’s heating and cooling system. Are expensive air filters really better than the cheaper ones? What’s the difference between the all the different types of home air filters? Here’s what to look for.
How to keep ladybugs out of your home, as well as the reasons they invade your house in the first place. Avoid a ladybug infestation — or Asian lady beetle infestation — with these helpful tips.
There are 2 big reasons that most fogless shower mirrors fail:1) They don’t stay on the wall for long; 2) They don’t remain fog free for long. The ToiletTree Fogless Mirror addresses both of those concerns. As a result, it stays fog free… AND it stays on the wall!
If your roof has black streaks on the asphalt shingles or a green mossy growth on the roof, you’ve got roof mold or algae. See why it accumulates, plus how to remove algae from the roof of your house.
The following items pose a hazard to the environment and human well-being and, therefore, must be recycled in other ways. Usually, this means taking the item to a Household Hazardous Waste collection center in your community. Extra precautions should be taken when disposing of these items.
See how Roombas and other robotic vacuums work on stairs, hardwood floors, with carpet tassels, and around objects. These photos and videos tell the whole story about the Roomba and other popular robotic vacuums.
The advantages of using oxygen bleach products over chlorine bleach products far outweigh the disadvantages. Oxygen bleach is environmentally safe and non-toxic — reasons alone to switch from chlorine bleach to oxygen bleach.
See, point-by-point, why I — and lots of other people — prefer front loading washing machines. I’ve highlighted 7 key reasons here.
We have a stainless steel 13-gallon touchless trash can with motion-sensor that I absolutely love. But I spotted this one the other day, and I think it may be even better… it’s got 2 bins!
Want to keep your hardwood floors looking clean and brand new for years?!… Here are the tips I received from a hardwood floor expert, along with the hardwood floor mop I ultimately decided on… and why.
No matter where you live, or how much you like your neighbors, the minute a neighbor fires up a noisy leaf blower, you’re at their mercy and have to deal with the loud noise & air pollution. Still, leaf blowers are commonly seen as the simpler, faster option when it comes to gathering leaves. But are they really more efficient than raking?…
Stick a screwdriver into your lawn. If the screwdriver slides into the lawn with ease, then you do not need to aerate your lawn. However, if the screwdriver seems to resist your efforts, lawn aeration is most likely necessary. Here’s what you need to know about yard aeration
Tips for choosing the best rake for the job at hand. Hopefully, the following information about leaf rakes, garden rakes, and everything in between will open your eyes to a whole new and wonderful world of yard rakes. Indeed, the common rake has been redesigned many times over!
There are so many things that need to get done around the house before the snow starts falling. This list of reminders will help you get a head start on your fall chores…
Rob Cockerham at Cockeyed.com put a roll of Bounty paper towels to the test — like no one else can. Rob’s little household experiment with a roll of paper towels reveals just how many spills one roll of Bounty paper towels can really absorb!
See how I found the best dusters for cleaning ceiling fans and mini-blinds, and why I think these are 2 of the best dusting tools around. Especially the ceiling fan duster!…
Wouldn’t it be great to have your lawn mowed with no time or effort on your part? The Husqvarna Automower might be just the lawn mower you’re looking for! The Automower is an autonomous robot that mows your yard for you, on a pre-determined schedule. Here are reviews.
Following are some tips to guide you through your spring gardening chores and save yourself a lot of work later in the season.