Heard warnings about the downsides of using fabric softener and dryer sheets? There are so many opinions out there about whether or not you should use fabric softener. You might’ve heard it can stain your clothes, start a fire, cause buildup in your washer & dryer, scare away mice, ruin sportswear, soften hard water, and cause acne — among other things. It’s time to sort out the facts from the myths about fabric softeners and dryer sheets!
If it could cause a fire in your house, we're talking about it here! Homeowners are sharing their personal tips and experiences with house fires caused by 9-volt batteries, lint in clothes dryers, old smoke detectors, and more.
I like to repurpose things whenever I can, and I’m always wanting a fast easy way to start a fire in our fire pit — so I came up with this simple idea for DIY fire starters using dryer lint, tealight candles, and toilet paper tubes. It’s a good way to repurpose dryer lint and cardboard tubes from paper towels & toilet paper. Plus, these dryer lint fire starters work really well! Here’s how I make them…
Battery storage is important because if battery terminals touch, it could start a fire. Definitely don’t store 9v batteries loosely in drawers or in bags!
There are all sorts of things you can burn in your chiminea or fireplace that will give off wonderful aromas. And the best part: many of them are items you can find right in your home or in your backyard! Here’s how to make your own fire fragrance for your fireplace or chiminea.
Clothes taking a long time to dry in your clothes dryer? There may be a buildup of lint that you cannot reach. Here’s what you need to do today to make your clothes dryer run more efficiently AND prevent a fire in your clothes dryer at the same time!
What’s the REAL difference between photoelectric and ionization smoke detectors? And how can you tell which one you have?