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5 Reasons Why You Must Clean And Maintain Your Car

5 Reasons Why You Must Clean And Maintain Your Car

Of course, the main reason that we all keep our car clean is so that it looks nice. And if one of the neighborhood kids writes “clean me” in the dust and filth that has built up on the back of your

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shag rug vaccuming

How To Clean A Shag Rug Or Carpet

A thick and fluffy shag rug can really bring a room together and there are some people who like to go all in and have a shag carpet! The thing with a shag rug or carpet is that they look fantastic and

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cleaning your vaccum cleaner

How To Clean A Bagless Vacuum: Upright, Canister, Or Stick

Many people get caught up in the convenience of having a bagless vacuum cleaner and how it does its job, that they never ask if or how they should clean it! What brought this on was when I was vacuuming

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How To Get Ink Out Of Clothes: Remove Fresh Or Old Pen Stains

How To Get Ink Out Of Clothes: Remove Fresh Or Old Pen Stains

I have lost a few items of clothing over the years thanks to ink. I am talking about putting a pen in the pocket of my hoodie, a work shirt that got covered in ink while working, and as I am a parent felt

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How To Use A Steamer To Kill Bed Bugs: A Definitive Guide

How To Use A Steamer To Kill Bed Bugs: A Definitive Guide

Ugh, bed bugs!!!! Just the thought of these things gives me the creeps. Have you ever seen a close up photo of one of these things? It looks like something out of the movie Alien!  Bed bugs are just

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Why Does My Shark Vacuum Not Have Any Suction?

Why Does My Shark Vacuum Not Have Any Suction?

You really cannot go wrong with a Shark vacuum. They give you a similar kind of power and functionality to a Dyson, but at a fraction of the price. If your Shark vacuum is lagging in the suction department

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How To Empty, Clean, And Take Apart A Shark Vacuum Cleaner

How To Empty, Clean, And Take Apart A Shark Vacuum Cleaner

I would be lost without my Shark Vacuum. People tell you there is no going back once you have used one and with two kids and two dogs who love to make a mess I can wholeheartedly agree with that.The model

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Is It Possible To Have A Clean Home When You Live With Pets?

Is It Possible To Have A Clean Home When You Live With Pets?

Having a pet is awesome, but if you are a pet owner, you know firsthand just how much of a mess they can make in your house! From kicking over their water bowl, accidents, tearing stuff up and of course

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How Does a Central Vacuum System Work?

How Does a Central Vacuum System Work?

If you are sick and tired of lugging around a vacuum cleaner to each and every room of your house a central vacuum system could be just what you need.While a central vacuum system may sound like something

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How To Clean Laminate Flooring: Best Way To Wash Your Wooden Floors

How To Clean Laminate Flooring: Best Way To Wash Your Wooden Floors

Laminate floors look fantastic when they are nice and clean. However, with two pets a couple of kids and a partner who likes to walk half the garden in with them, it is safe to say that the laminate floor

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How To Clean A Clogged Shower Head: Cleaning With Vinegar Is The Best Way

How To Clean A Clogged Shower Head: Cleaning With Vinegar Is The Best Way

Have you ever been having a nice and relaxing shower when you look up at the shower head and notice it is all black and gross? Or have you been in the shower and notice that some of the holes in the shower

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4 Ways To Clean A Kitchen Sponge: Disinfecting Using Microwave And Other Methods

4 Ways To Clean A Kitchen Sponge: Disinfecting Using Microwave And Other Methods

Have you ever picked up the sponge in the kitchen and just before you go to town on the dishes you notice that horrible, horrible smell?The smell of dirty sponge is something that you never forget. It

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How To Clean Brass Guide

How To Clean And Polish Brass: The Best Homemade DIY Brass Cleaner

Brass was really big back in the day, but it is making a comeback. Not only that, but some of you guys like me may have some old-time brass ornaments or decorations in your home. Well no matter what you

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How to Remove Blood From Carpet

4 Easy Ways To Get Blood Out Of Carpet: How To Clean And Remove Stains

No matter if it is bloody nose from an unauthorized game of touch football in the living room or a small cut, the only thing worse than getting hurt is when you then have to clean up the mess it makes!Blood

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Silver Cleaning

Best Way To Clean Tarnished Silver: Easy Homemade DIY Silver Polish

No matter if you have a prized centerpiece for your table, a special family heirloom or even something cool like my Mickey Mouse silver bell from the 70’s, anything that is made from silver will eventually

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How to Get Rid Of Mice

Best Way To Get Rid Of Mice In Your House, And Keep Them Away

While mice may look super cute when you see them on TV or in animated form on the Disney Channel, the fact of the matter is none of us want Mickey and Minnie setting up home in our house! Getting rid of

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Wine Stain on Carpet

3 Simple Ways To Remove A Red Wine Stain From Your Carpet

No matter if you have had some friends over for a little party or if the kids have been driving you nuts all day and you needed a glass of red wine once they went to bed, red wine is tasty and just generally

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How to Remove Coffee Stains

How To Get Coffee Stains Out Of Your Carpet: Step By Step Guide

Nothing wakes you up in the morning like a cup of coffee and nothing makes dealing with the kids screaming at 7 AM or the thought of going to work less brutal than a nice cup of coffee! The problem with

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Let Fresh Air In

9 Simple Ways To Make Your House Smell Good Instantly

All houses have their own smell. You know what I am talking about, you go to visit your parents or grandparents and you are hit by a wave of nostalgia as their “house smell” hits you.We all want our

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How To Remove Vomiting Stain

Cleaning Up Vomit – How To Get It Out Of Your Carpet

There is nothing worse than vomit on the carpet! I have two kids and two dogs so my carpets have had more than their fair share of vomit on them over the years.From the kids being poorly to the dogs eating

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How to Get Rid Of Flies

How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

I love the summer months. Going to the farmers market to get some nice fresh produce and even trying my hand at growing my own in the backyard. I love this time of year as the food is the best! However,

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How To Clean Microwave

How To Clean A Microwave With Natural Ingredients – Use Vinegar, Lemon, Or Baking Soda

A few years ago the in-laws bought me a fancy microwave. This thing was awesome and it got a ton of use. I kind of took it for granted, never really cleaned it properly and then one day one of the kids

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How To Remove Hardwood Floor

How To Remove Hardwood Floor – Method, Tools, And Pictures

While some people love DIY, my partner and I are about as far from having our own DIY TV show as you can get! Well, we wanted to do a little decorating in the hallway. We had been putting this off for

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How to Clean Wood Flooring

How To Clean And Sanitize Hardwood Floors With White Vinegar And Water

Using vinegar for household chores is one of the best-kept secrets in housekeeping. In my house, we have a long hardwood floor when you come in the front door. With two kids, two dogs and a cat, this hardwood

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Clean Water Stains From Toilet

How To Clean Hard Water Stains In A Toilet

Hard water stains look awful no matter where they are, but when they are in the toilet they look particularly nasty. They look rusty and brown which makes many people think that they are, well let’s

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How To Clean A Pool Table

How To Clean Felt On A Pool Table: Step-By-Step Guide

A pool table is one of the most awesome and cool things you can have in your game room, basement, man cave or wherever you have it in your house. It can be the place that you hang out with your friends

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Down Pillow Cleaning

How To Clean Down And Feather Pillows: Wash, Dry, And Maintain

I once read an article that claimed there are some people out there who can go years and in some cases never actually wash their pillows! I am not talking the pillow cases, but the actual pillow itself.There

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How To Clean A Porcelain Tub

How To Clean A Porcelain Tub: Remove Stubborn Stains With These Tips

The bathtub can really bring the whole bathroom together. The thing is after a while it can get a little grimy. Along with my other half, we also have two kids so our bath sees a lot of use, but even a

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Dry Cleaned Suit

How Often To Dry Clean A Suit?

If you have a prized suit that you love to wear for big meetings or even just for special occasions, you know how hard it is to take care of it. A really good suit will need to be dry cleaned but knowing

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How To Clean A Mirror

How To Clean A Mirror Without Streaks: The Best Guide To Streak-Free Glass

How many times have you been cleaning the bathroom, living room, bedroom or any room that has a mirror and you have noticed that the mirror in the room has streaks!You have given it what you class as a

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How To Clean Cat Or Dog Pee Out Of Carpet And Remove The Smell Of Urine

How To Clean Cat Or Dog Pee Out Of Carpet And Remove The Smell Of Urine

I love my two dogs and these days we are accident-free for a couple of years now, but it was not always that way. Loki, we got as a pup and we had a hard time teaching him that the back room was not his

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How To Clean A Shower Curtain: Washing A Plastic Or Vinyl Liner

How To Clean A Shower Curtain: Washing A Plastic Or Vinyl Liner

There is nothing worse than having a nice hot shower, you are all relaxed and then all of a sudden, you look at your shower curtain and see the nastiest looking stain right in front of your face. Is it

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Carpet Paint

Remove Paint From Hardwood Floors Or Carpet: Easy Tips And Tricks

No matter how careful you are when you are painting the walls, the roof or even worse, the skirting board, it seems like getting paint on the carpet or your prized hardwood floors is something that always

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Dishwasher Doesn't Clean Dishes? Here's What To Do To Avoid Expensive Repairs

Dishwasher Doesn’t Clean Dishes? Here’s What To Do To Avoid Expensive Repairs

A dishwasher is one of the most unappreciated appliances in the house. It is the kind of thing that we all take for granted and I know that I am certainly guilty of this!I just let it do its job; I slam

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How To Use Baking Soda As A Carpet Cleaner

How To Use Baking Soda As A Carpet Cleaner

No doubt you have that one relative that will tell you how you can pretty much rebuild your house after it falls down with some duct tape, soap and a little bit of elbow grease.Well, one old-time remedy

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How To Get Candle Wax Out Of Carpet

How To Get Candle Wax Out Of Carpet

Candles look awesome, right? Well if you are like me and have a few “fancy” candles and burners around the house, you know the pain of candle wax dripping on things all too well, especially if you

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How To Get Mold Out Of Carpet

How To Get Mold Out Of Carpet

While the first reason you want to get the mold out of your carpet is no doubt because of how awful it looks, the fact of the matter is mold can smell really bad, spread like crazy and it can actually

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How To Get Silly Putty Or Slime Out Of Your Carpet

How To Get Silly Putty Or Slime Out Of Your Carpet

Slime is all the rage these days! You cannot go into a toy store, grocery store or whatever without there being some cheap slime or some kind of silly putty for sale!This is nothing new as a kid, I remember

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How To Get Motivated To Clean When You Feel Overwhelmed By Mess

How To Get Motivated To Clean When You Feel Overwhelmed By Mess

Like most of you reading this, cleaning the house is not exactly my idea of a good time. However, it is a necessity, with a dog that seems to shed every five minutes, kids who would rather shove a piece

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How To Clean Unfinished Wooden Floors

How To Clean Unfinished Wooden Floors

Unfinished wood floors can add a rustic appeal to your home that looks completely natural. However, it is important to know how to properly clean unfinished wood floors so that they do not become damaged.A

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How To Clean Bathroom Tile Grout

How To Clean Bathroom Tile Grout

Cleaning bathroom tile grout can feel like an overwhelming task. It is most definitely not the most exciting way to spend time, but someone has to do it. Because of the position and light coloring of grout,

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How To Clean A Cast Iron Skillet With Salt

How To Clean A Cast Iron Skillet With Salt

Cast iron skillets are great items to own because they can last the test of time. However, if you want your cast iron skillet to last you will need to provide it with the special care that it needs. Cast

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5 Ways An Air Purifier Can Improve Your Health

5 Ways An Air Purifier Can Improve Your Health

The world we live in today has more contaminants than ever before. We have to live with an ever increasing level of pollution, mainly from exhaust fumes, factories, and other industrial activities.This

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SharkNinja: The Company Behind the Shark Brand

SharkNinja: The Company Behind the Shark Brand

One of the most famous vacuum cleaner brands is Shark. Sitting alongside the likes of Dyson, Hoover, Bissell, and iRobot, Shark has been consistently producing top-quality and reliable machines since 1995.Shark

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Cleaning Mattress

How To Clean A Mattress: All In One Plus Tips From A Professional

Here is an interesting fact: you spend one-third of your life sleeping. To put things in perspective, on average, the time you spend on top of your mattress is: 318 months or 9670 days or 232080 hours Even

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Dust Mites

The Truth About How Dust Mites Are Sneakily Ruining Homes

Dust mites are some of the most insidious irritants to have in the home. Unlike obvious parasites, their effects are initially subtle for many people.Their effects can snowball over time, causing lung

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Cleaning Equipment – What do I Need to Start My Own Cleaning Business?

Cleaning Equipment – What Do I Need to Start My Own Cleaning Business?

Keeping a clean house can be a real chore for some, while for others, they like to clean as it brings them a sense of peace knowing that everything has its place. They feel more at ease in a spotless home.If

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Holding Small House

Air Pollution: 3 Ways To Improve The Quality Of Indoor Air

When we think of air pollution, we usually consider the outdoor smog, haze, and ozone hanging in the air. Nevertheless, the truth is, the air we breathe inside our homes is more harmful than the air outside.

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Cleaning Suede Shoes

How To Clean Suede Shoes With Household Products

Many of us own a nice pair of suede shoes that we would love to keep as clean as they were the day we bought them. However, we all know that once the shoes get dirty, they just don’t look as good as

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Carpet Vacuuming

What Type Of Vacuum Cleaner Is Best For Cleaning Both Carpets And Rugs?

Before we cover the pros and cons of each vacuum cleaner and the various types of flooring textile, it is important to outline the difference between carpets and rugs.Many people believe that carpets and

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Pots And Pans

How To Clean The Outside Of Pots And Pans: A Step-By-Step Guide

Taking the time to properly clean your pots and pans is well worth the effort. When you spend money on a set of cookware, you want it to stand the test of time.Most people clean the inside and forget about

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Travertine Tile Shower

How To Clean Travertine Tile Showers

Travertine showers often have a classy but subtle finish, but cleaning them isn’t always as easy as you would hope.Travertine is more delicate than granite and other stone surfaces, and it can be sensitive

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Cleaning With Tea

3 Surprising Ways You Can Use Tea To Clean

Tea isn’t just one of the most popular drinks in the entire world with a history dating back thousands of years, it’s also a surprisingly useful tool for cleaning your home. Granted, it’s not

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Cleaning Upholstered Furniture

Tips For Cleaning Upholstered Furniture

Upholstered furniture is comfortable and looks very attractive, especially when you first purchase and install it in your home. If you keep this furniture clean, you don’t have to worry about germs,

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Woman Looking Out Window

Top Tips To Consider For Curtain Cleaning: How To Clean And Vacuum Your Drapes

Curtains play a major role in determining the aesthetic appeal of our living space. Additionally, they also protect us as well as the furniture from harmful UV rays.Nowadays, you can choose from a wide

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Baking Soda On Spoon

Green Cleaning: 6 Natural Cleaning Products That Won’t Harm You Or The Environment

In this article, I’ll discuss some of the natural cleaning products you can use that aren’t harmful to yourself or the environment. When cleaning, it’s important to make sure that what you’re using

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Air Conditioning Unit In Window

How To Clean Window AC Units: A Step-By-Step Guide

With summer in full swing, it is time to bring your air conditioner out of hibernation once again.If you have been using the same window AC unit year after year, it is only a matter of time before you

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Dirty AC Drain Line

How To Clean AC Drain Lines: A Step By Step Guide

Taking time to assess and find out how to clean AC drain lines usually has a great positive impact on the efficiency of your air conditioner.One of the primary functions of an AC system is to remove moisture

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Leked Battery

How To Clean Battery Terminals On Toys: A Step By Step Guide

Why exactly does battery corrosion happen in toys?First, batteries contain an acidic or an alkaline solution which is corrosive in nature and can be quite destructive to the metallic terminals of toys

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Clean Jacuzzi

How To Clean Bath Jets Easily: A Simple Guide

Do you have a bathtub at home? It's in the tub where most of us like to spend some time late in the evening, enjoying the warm sensation of water on our skin.Some tubs have bath jets, which create a spa

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Vacuuming Wool Carpet

How To Clean Wool Carpeting And Rugs: Essential Tips

Wool is a beautiful, luxurious fabric that requires finesse when cleaning. And while carpets and rugs often serve a similar purpose - covering your bare floor - you cannot clean them the same way. Here

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Asthma In Children: Symptoms, Triggers and Treatments

Asthma In Children: Symptoms, Triggers and Treatments

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Six Natural Cleaning Ingredients

Six Natural Cleaning Ingredients

When it comes to cleaning products, I’m sure you know that most of the products we buy contain harsh chemicals.These chemicals are not only bad for our health, but they are also extremely bad for the

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amazon echo hub

The Latest Smart Home Devices

How the world ever existed before the invention of technology is a wonder. It is impressive how we can perform various tasks at the same time without even lifting a finger.This enables us to do so much

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noisy vacuum cleaner

Why Are Vacuum Cleaners So Loud?

We’re all familiar with the fact that domesticated pets are often easily frightened by the loud activity of a thunderstorm. On the fourth of July, hundreds of dogs and cats go missing when they become

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Tips And Tricks On How To Clean Car Upholstery

Tips And Tricks On How To Clean Car Upholstery

Cleaning your car upholstery is a simple and easy way to help maintain the value of your car. Your car upholstery is the first thing that is seen when you and your passengers enter your car, so keeping

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How To Tile A Bathroom Floor

How To Tile A Bathroom Floor

Tiling a floor, especially if it's a bathroom requires more than just creativity. In fact, there's hardly any room for mistakes, as these errors can be extremely costly and time-consuming. Nevertheless,

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A Simple Guide On How To Clean Car Floor Mats

A Simple Guide On How To Clean Car Floor Mats

The season is upon us and spring cleaning is in full effect. This spring, you may even rearrange your living room furniture or finally tackle that hall closet that’s full of old wrapping paper, crumpled

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How To Remove Dog Hair From Your Car

How To Remove Dog Hair From Your Car

They say that a person who has never loved a dog has part of their soul still asleep, but they don’t tell you that a person who has loved a dog and still owns one, has a car full of dog hair to remove.Yes,

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mopping a floor

Why Tile Flooring Is Ideal for Your Kitchen

Whether you’re in the market for a new home or looking to renovate, you have the unique opportunity to choose the type of flooring you’d like in your kitchen. In most cases, tile is ideal for kitchens,

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Soundproof a Room

The Ultimate Guide on How to Soundproof a Room

If you are looking for a way on how to soundproof a room in your home, there are many aspects to consider.First off, consider the ways in which you want to go about soundproofing a room. For most people,

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A List Of Common Allergies Found In The Home

A List Of Common Allergies Found In The Home

If you are one of the countless people suffering from allergies, then you know that it’s the kind of life where the fight is on all year-round. Allergens come in many shapes and sizes, and unfortunately,

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room with hardwood flooring

How To Install Hardwood Floors

It’s been decades now that flooring designs have been trying to replicate the look and feel of wood with other materials, but it’s all in vain.Nothing will ever truly come close to the resilience and

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A Step By Step Guide On How To Fix Squeaky Stairs

A Step By Step Guide On How To Fix Squeaky Stairs

Stairs are the kind of thing you can’t really afford to slack on when it comes to maintenance. If they give way you may not only be looking at a very dangerous fall, but also thousands of dollars in

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Carpet on Staircase

A Simple Guide on How to Carpet Stairs

Carpets are without a doubt one of the greatest inventions in human history. While at first they were synonymous with the social elite, carpets quickly found their way into the homes of regular folk, and

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Kid With Allergies

Do Air Purifiers Really Work for Reducing Allergies?

While the life of allergy sufferers may appear normal on the surface, the truth is that is that it comes with plenty of embarrassing problems and limitations that take a tremendous effort to manage effectively.While

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Vinyl-Flooring Solution

These Cheap Flooring Ideas will have your Home Looking Good on a Budget

For the majority of us, a home renovation project means pushing our bank account to the very limit, and that’s speaking of the best-case scenario.Many of us simply can’t afford the financial sacrifices

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Natural Allergy Remedies

Try These Natural Remedies for Allergies That Will Provide Relief

Every year, a lot of people deal with one form of allergies or another in every season. Whether it's from spring pollen, or autumn falling leaves, summer smog or hundreds of other irritants.These pollutants

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Dangers of Pet Dander

A Simple Guide on How to get Rid of Pet Dander in your Home

Pet ownership comes with a lot of obvious perks that you wouldn’t trade for anything else in the world; few things can compare to the warmth and happiness our furry friends can make us feel.However,

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Budget Cleaning Supplies

Top Tips for Cleaning your House on a Budget

Some people hate it, others love it, but the fact remains that virtually everyone prefers to live in a clean house rather than a dirty one. It takes some time, patience and effort to clean up any home,

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Air Purifier Benefits

4 Major Benefits of Air Purifiers

Air purifiers are great electronic devices that aid in getting rid of air pollutants in the air. They are sometimes referred to as air filters.Clean air results in good health and longer life. Unfortunately,

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Cleaning Schedule

How To Clean, Wash, And Vacuum Hardwood Floor Without Scratching It

If you have recently renovated your home’s floor or moved into a new house with hardwood floors, you may be thinking about home floor cleaning. As compared to carpeting which is easy to clean, hardwood

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How To Clean Carpeted Stairs

How to Clean Carpet on Stairs in 5 Simple Steps: Vacuum, Shampoo, Dry

If you live in a multi-story home and your stairs are carpeted, or you have a staircase with carpet runner, then you will know that it doesn’t take long before the carpet starts to look tired and dirty.In

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Different Types Of Wood Blinds

How to Clean Wood Blinds: A Definitive Guide on Keeping Your Blinds Clean

Wood blinds offer a warm and exquisite feel to any decor due to their natural looks and color. This enhances the splendor of any home. Cleaning the blinds regularly keeps them looking good and new. However,

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How To Sand Floor

How To Sand Wood Floors

Hardwood floors are generally good looking. Naturally, they add a lot of long-lasting home beautification to your apartment.Sanding the floors occasionally will get them restored to their original shine

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Cat With Flea Problem

What to do if Your Cat Has Fleas – 2018 Guide and Treatments

If you suspect that your cat may have fleas, there will be a few questions you will want to ask.During the course of this article I will try to answer these questions, and by the time you have finished

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How To Get Rid Of Beetles

How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles Permanently: A Step by Step Guide

If you have a carpet beetle infestation, don’t panic.These little pests are destructive and annoying, but they are relatively easy to get rid of.If you take the advice on this page and follow all of

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