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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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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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Unstick Your Stuff

Unstick Your Stuff
• Remove pesky price stickers – with vodka. The alcohol in vodka dissolves the adhesive on the sticker. Pour a little on a clean cloth, then dab on to sticker. Let sit for a minute, then gently rub the sticker with the cloth and it should come right off. • Slide a drawer smoothly with a candle stub. First remove the drawer and wipe the two wooden rails that support the drawer with a damp cloth to remove any dust, dirt or wood shavings that might be making the drawer stick. Next, rub the candle stub over the rails to apply a thin layer of wax. It should now slide smoothly. • Get rid of...
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Clutter Bust Your Home

Clutter Bust Your Home
To be a clutter buster you’ve got to be able to identify which items are truly clutter, and which are not. Clutter can be insidious, because it can be almost anything, from obvious trash to the most expensive antiques. The same object that may be clutter for one person is most certainly not for another person. Here are five guidelines to use to decide if something in your space could be CLUTTER. 1. Clutter Can Be Anything – Cheap Or Expensive, Sentimental Or Throw Away Know what is, and is not, clutter. Many people’s preconceived notion of clutter is true trash and cheap junk that we don’t...
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