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How to Choose a Home Security System

home security system When shopping for a home security system, there are several things you need to consider before making a decision. The aim is for your family and property to be protected, but you also have a budget that you would rather not exceed. The best way to find the right security company is to look at ...

Should You Convert Your Gas Engines to Propane?

Propane Powered Generator with capacity in mind, you have to think about whether or not it would make sense to convert your gas powered possessions to propane. Think about having your next camping trip with your Honda LP generator instead of a regular gas powered generator, simply for the convenience of not having to worry about filling the tank as often....

2 Things You Need to Know When Building a Home Entertainment System

home entertainment system Building out a great home entertainment system isn’t necessarily hard, but can definitely be overwhelming when you’re just starting out. Do I want a projector or a television? What about LCD vs. LED vs. Plasma? Why that that TV curved? Can I even get content for that 3D 4k TV? What about a sound system? ...

5 Home Appliance Hacks to Simplify Your Life

Appliance Hacks Most people have homes full of appliances that they use every day. You need your washer and dryer to clean your clothes, and you need your refrigerator to keep perishable foods from spoiling, but did you know that you may not be using some of your household appliances to their full potential? Whether you want ...

Carpet Cleaning Tips

upholstery cleaning Every once in a blue moon, your carpets will get nasty enough that you’ll need to get them cleaned. When you can see a defined path that leads from your front door and ends where the kitchen tile begins, or your home starts to smell a little musty, you know it’s time. Back in the ...

Tips for Hiring A Maid

maid service Have you ever asked someone what kind of solution they use to clean their floors…and they look at you with a blank stare as they stutter out the words, “I think we use a….” Yeah, she doesn’t clean anything at home. The maid profession has changed significantly over the years. People no longer find it ...

3 Fun Ways to Save Electricity at Home!

Save on Electric Bill in the Winter Electric bills are no laughing joke when it comes down to the bone-chilling wintertime, and everyone could use that few extra dollars from cutting their electricity or gas usage during this cold time of the year. In southern Arizona, you might say that I have no room to talk! I mean, it’s supposed to be ...

Decorating our Sons Newly Remodeled Room!

Trigg's Basketball wall  After begging and pleading with my husband to replace the old (fake) wood paneling in our sons room, for drywall, we are ready to start painting and decorating (my favorite part!)  WooHoo!! So, now I have fresh drywall to work with.  I looked all over the internet to find images of boys rooms that I ...

Bed Bugs, Everybody Run!!!

bed-bug Whenever I hear the words “bed” and “bugs” used in the same sentence, I almost immediately get the eebiejeebies! Understand though that I’ve never actually seen a bed bug, had bed bugs or really known anyone with a bed bug infestation. But from what I’ve heard, they’re pretty nasty little buggers! Naturally, when you hear ...

10 Sweet Garage Ideas (with pictures)

garage opener cover How’s your garage looking these days? Is it still serving its purpose as a safe haven for your vehicles or has it transformed into an eternal storage unit? Maybe it’s the new addition to your home and serves as the “all new” family room? Well, if none of the above are true, and you actually ...

Pest Control – A Simple Solution for Killing Ants

20 Mule Team Borax There are certain things about myself, or my home, I really don’t enjoy making public knowledge of….such as my struggle with ear hair or my daughters boy drama. I also don’t care to let others know of my pest infestations throughout the year. Certain things just don’t need to be shared outside the walls of ...

DIY Projects on the Rise Among Homeowners

hot tubs Doing home improvement projects once required the assistance and talented hands of a professional contractor. Thanks to some manufacturers, homeowners can now find a variety of materials and supplies that let them create their own projects. Whether you have a few weeks off from work, or you just have a weekend with nothing on your ...

Keep Your Heater Running Efficiently With the Proper Filter

heater filter This should be common sense to most people, but you wouldn’t believe the number of people on this planet that have no idea what a filter is, let alone, how to replace it. Ignorance is bliss all the way up to the moment your heater gives up the ghost due to lack of simple maintenance. ...

Lights, Action … Let’s Go Green

green lighting When it comes to lighting, I am jealous of our local town hall. In fact. the place has everything considered “green” in the world of modern architecture that is available for a simple town hall in upstate New York. That does not mean it was not built with heat from nearby hot springs. It does ...