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Quick Fix: How to Clean Grout With a DIY Cleaner

Oct 29, 2018

Dirty grout can put a damper on that spick-and-span bathroom or kitchen. But with a little elbow grease and a few household items, you can remove dirt and grime in a snap. This DIY cleaner will take grout from dingy to delightful! Step 1: Make your cleaner. To remove moderate stains on your grout, BobVila.com recommends […]

How to Jump Start a Car: Helpful Tips

Oct 24, 2018

It’s a sinking feeling that many drivers have experienced at one time or another — turning the key in the ignition and the car won’t start. Whether you left the lights on or it’s simply that the battery is old, even the most reliable car won’t start if the battery has been drained. With a […]

Easy, Natural Ways to Keep Bugs Away From Your Yard

Oct 17, 2018

Gathering with friends and family for barbecues and backyard parties is a hallmark of summer. But warm weather doesn’t just bring people out — it also brings out pesky little bugs. If mosquitoes, flies, ants or other insects are hindering your backyard fun, try these simple, DIY bug repellent ideas. Preventive Measures One of the best ways to keep bothersome […]

The Buzz About Backyard Beekeeping: How To Start Your Hive

Oct 5, 2018

If you’re hoping for a lush garden or would love some homegrown honey, backyard beekeeping may be your next hobby. There are benefits to becoming a beekeeper, according to BackYardHive.com, including fresh honey, a potentially bigger harvest from your garden and helping to increase the honeybee population, which has fallen due to disease and pesticides. If you’re […]

Quick Fix: 3 DIY Car Air Fresheners

Oct 4, 2018

Does your car still smell like that fast food you picked up a few days ago? Is the aroma of your kid’s hockey gear still lingering after being carted around all season? Unwanted odors can turn any car trip into an unpleasant experience, but there may be easy ways to get rid of them. Try these three […]

Assembling an Emergency Car Kit: The Basics and Beyond

Oct 3, 2018

Whether it’s a summer road trip, a winter commute or just a little excursion with the kids, it’s never a good time to be stranded on the side of the road. That’s where an emergency car kit can help. Filled with essentials to help you weather a range of calamities, it’s a stowaway in your […]

Know the Laws and Etiquette for Parking Your Scooter

Sep 27, 2018

Motor scooters can be a great alternative to a car. They’re typically less expensive, often get better gas mileage and normally require less space to park, according to Kelley Blue Book. But that doesn’t mean you can park a scooter anywhere. Here’s a look at the legal requirements, common etiquette and some tips to help you sort it out. Know […]

Quick Fix: How to Remove Stickers From a Car Window

Sep 24, 2018

When you get a new vehicle registration sticker or parking pass, you know what that means — it’s time to remove the old one. But peeling those stickers off your car’s windshield can be a pain, and it often leaves behind some pesky residue. Better Homes and Gardens suggests three ways to remove that sticker with supplies you probably have at […]

How to Recycle Your Appliances

Sep 7, 2018

Whether you’re renovating your home or just upgrading to a more energy-efficient model, deciding to recycle an old appliance may be a good environmental move. Not only can it help find a new life for many of the metal, plastic and glass parts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says recycling may also help ensure that any harmful […]

Quick Fix: How to Organize Your Kitchen Using Office Supplies

Sep 4, 2018

When your kitchen is disorganized, cooking even the simplest meal can feel like a chore. But there are ways to rein in the clutter without spending a fortune on organizing solutions. The key? Office supplies. Whether your problem is an unruly freezer or unorganized cabinets, there’s an easy fix. Check out these three simple tips […]