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  • Softer Is Better: 4 Tips To Keep Your Water Softener Working Properly

    If you live in an area that has hard water, a water softener can be a real life saver. Water softeners remove harsh minerals that can damage your plumbing and water-using appliances. Another benefit of having a water softener is that you won't need to use as much bath soap or laundry and dish detergent. To remove the minerals properly, your water softener needs to be in good working order. Here are four quick steps to properly maintain your water softener.
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  • Fabric Scrap Craft Ideas

    If you've completed a big project, such as making curtains or a piece of clothing, and still have fabric leftover, you can put it to good use. No matter what size or shape the fabric scrap is, you'll be able to transform it into a one-of-a-kind item. Even if you aren't sure what to do with leftover fabric right away, save it for when craft inspiration strikes. Leftover Fabric Craft Ideas:
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  • 3 Economical Ways To Improve Your Window Insulation During Winter

    Keeping your windows tightly sealed is essential to keeping out cold drafts out of your home during winter. Any cracks or gaps in the windows could allow precious heated air to escape, raising your energy bill substantially.  If you have old, drafty windows, consider replacing them with new ones that are more energy efficient. However, if your budget only includes improving what you have other than purchasing new window replacements, read on for simple tricks that could help you insulate your windows this winter.
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  • Giving Your Bedroom A Makeover: Simple Ideas For You

    When you get home in the evening and head to your bedroom to relax and unwind, the last thing you want is to be bored or unsatisfied with the way your room looks. Maybe you have outgrown your current decor or maybe you just never got to design the room the way you wanted it in the first place. Whatever the case may be, there are some simple yet highly effective ways that you can give your bedroom a little makeover without having to revamp and change absolutely everything.
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  • Tips For Hanging Curtains In Your Home

    Hanging curtains in your home is fairly simple. You just drill a few holes and add a curtain rod, right? It can be this simple, or you can add other decorative elements to hang your curtains to give them some more appeal and maybe even make your curtains look a little more expensive. See below for some helpful tips on how to hang your curtains. Curtain Rod Placement When hanging curtain rods, be sure to hang them at least six inches higher than the window casing and extend your curtains so they are three to four inches wider than the outside of the window casing.
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  • How You Can Control Mice Population In Your Home By Learning About Their Habits And Abilities

    It's small wonder that house mice are so difficult to control. These pests are known for their climbing abilities. They'll scuttle away from you at fast speeds as they escape vertically while climbing on bumpy surfaces. If you try to chase them with a stick or broom on horizontal surface, they'll take off horizontally and squirm through very tiny spaces just when you think you have them cornered. There are things you can do to control their increasing population when you learn about their habits and abilities.
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  • What's Hanging At The Office? Replace Old Drapery Treatments To Refresh And Revive A Stale Work Place

    A simple way to boost productivity and job satisfaction is to redecorate your office to create a more pleasant work atmosphere. One of the most important considerations is the style of window treatments chosen for the space. Here are some factors to consider when selecting your new office drapery: Employ natural light if at all possible. Light affects emotions and energy levels, so the lack of natural light in an office setting could be detrimental to focus and productivity.
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  • This Little Light Of Mine: 5 Reasons To Let Lanterns Shine In Your Home

    When you think of a lantern, you might think about camping in the summer warmth. You might think of days spent on the back porch, illuminated by a single bulb in a lantern. You might not even consider putting a lantern inside your home, replacing fluorescent light bulbs or dull lamps. The truth is, you can definitely do that. Consider these five reasons to highlight the warmth of your home with the glow of a cheap lantern online.
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  • Two Natural, Homemade Cleaners That Remove Pet Odors From Your Home

    Are you having trouble getting pet urine smells out of your furniture or specific spots on your carpet or rugs? If so, you aren't alone. Pet owners regularly struggle with removing pet odors from their homes. However, there are some simple solutions that pet owners often overlook or don't know about. Learn how to make and use natural homemade cleaners that remove odors caused by pet urine.      Vinegar and Baking Soda Spray Cleaner
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  • 3 Creative Ways To Decorate A Chain Link Fence

    Chain link fencing from a company like Four Corners Fencing is a durable addition to any yard perimeter. But while some love the simple look of the open metal fencing, others yearn for something a bit more visually interesting. Luckily, it's neither difficult nor overly expensive to add a touch of creativity to your chain link fencing. Bamboo or Reed Rolls Head to your local hardware store and look in the fencing department for bamboo or reed rolls.
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