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How to reduce mold in your bathroom

How to reduce mold in your bathroom
How effective is your Bathroom Exhaust Fan? For obvious reasons, bathrooms can be major sources of moisture in homes. And where there is moisture, there is the possibility of growing mold in the bathroom. A bathroom exhaust fan can be essential in removing excess moisture and keeping bathrooms ventilated, but how do we know if our exhaust fans are working properly? Just because we can hear them doesn’t necessarily mean that they are effective. Ventilation is key to reduce Mold in the Bathroom A simple way to test your fan’s suction is to take a single square of toilet paper and place...
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Tips for getting rid of fruitflies

Tips for getting rid of fruitflies
Fruit flies are probably the most persistent pests in the pantry. These tiny flies breed quickly, and will stick around long after you’ve tossed your fruits and veggies. Getting rid of fruit flies requires patience and smarts. If you’re at your wits end with these nuisance pests, take a few minutes to read these tips for getting rid of fruit flies. You need to be thorough in eliminating all the potential breeding sites in your home. 1. DISPOSE OF ANY ROTTING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. First things first. As soon as you see a few fruit flies, you need to purge your produce. Anything that is...
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Tips to beat the holiday blues

Tips to beat the holiday blues
We’re supposed to look forward to the holidays and hope that they will be a time of happiness, friendliness, fellowship, and harmony. Yet often our anticipation and excitement turns into feelings of depresion, commonly called holiday blues. Symptoms can include headaches, insomnia, uneasiness, anxiety, sadness, intestinal problems, and unnecessary conflict with family and friends. Part of what happens in the holiday season, in terms of mood changes and anxiety, may occur because of the stressfulness of holiday events. Overdrinking, overeating, and fatigue may also cause it. The demands of the...
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August Is A Great Month To Plant More Seeds

August Is A Great Month To Plant More Seeds
August is an ideal time to plant seeds for a second gardening season that can be as productive as your major early spring plantings. Late summer is the time to plant these vegetables and herbs. Beans: Start planting both bush and pole beans now that the soil and air are warmed up. Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give you continual bean crops and not one large harvest with wasted crop. Early August is the last practical sowing date. Suggested variety: Contender, Kentucky Wonder, Topcrop Cucumbers Fast growing vine or bush cucumber plants can produce an abundance of...
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8 Ways to Keep Cool Without Air Conditioning

8 Ways to Keep Cool Without Air Conditioning
Even if you have an AC, reducing your need for it will save both energy and money. 1. Close your windows. It may seem counter-intuitive, but on hot summer days, opening the windows will often make your home warmer, not cooler. When night falls, if the air outside is cooler than inside, open windows wide, particularly those oriented toward prevailing winds so you can take advantage of cross ventilation. This will allow cool night air to circulate, and prevent a good deal of the sun’s heat from reaching indoors. Be sure to close them – along with blinds and shades – before the sun hits...
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