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How to Repair Household Appliances

Oven won’t heat? Clothes won’t dry? Fix the oven and clothes dryer yourself and avoid expensive service calls. Overview If you’re like most people, you expect to have to pay a repair professional when an appliance breaks down. After all, it’s pretty tough to be without an oven or a clothes dryer for very long, and most of us don’t …

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More Secret Tips To Save You Money At Home Depot, Lowe’s And Many Other Stores & Restaurants

As many of you already know, I am a consumer advocate and a frugal shopper.  My award-winning article “Secret Price Codes Will Save You Money At Costco, has gone viral and has over three million reads to date and I have been asked to write a book about some of my shopping secrets. As a consumer advocate I have stood …

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How To Remove Mold In Your Home

Almost every home gets mold. We’ll show you how to identify mold and eliminate the small infestations, as well as the big ones that have gotten out of hand. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine TIME – Multi-day COMPLEXITY – Simple COST – Varies Step 1: Overview Mold is a major-league nuisance. It blackens the grout lines in your shower, discolors drywall, …

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Gardening Under Lights – Learn How To Grow From Seeds and Propagation

As long as I can remember I have been gardening under lights in my home and basement.  Many years ago I used shop lights which were fluorescent and today I use the high output LED work shop lights that I purchased at Costco for $35 each.  I was actually able to take advantage of a promo they were running and …

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Starting Vegetables from Seeds Now

While winter wails outside, vegetable gardeners can get a jump on the growing season by starting seeds indoors. A careful gardener can extend production by starting seeds and planting seedlings after the danger of frost. The classic candidates for indoor starting are tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, melons and both winter and summer squash. For best results, begin with packaged seeds grown for the …

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Covering Your Air Conditioner Condenser Unit

Add a simple plywood cover for winter protection • Cover your air conditioner condenser with plywood Plywood Cover Plywood weighted down with bricks does a good job of protecting your air conditioner condenser in winter. Many homeowners are tempted to wrap their air conditioner condensers (the outside unit) to protect them over the winter. But wrapping an A/C condenser is never …

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Fall Garden Clean-Up Tips

From the Folks at Home Depot….Fall garden cleanup is an important step for the long-term health of your garden. Beds cleaned up now will be ready to plant first thing in spring, with fewer weeds and overwintering pests. Plus, there is no better time to be in the garden than a crisp fall day. CLEAN UP GARDEN BEDS: Make two …

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Fall Clean-Up – Planting Bulbs For Spring Color

My Tulips Spring 2014 If you are like me you have been out in your garden for the past month doing your Fall Clean-Up.  In September, I did my Fall fertilization, treated the lawn with Sevin to kill the moths that become sod web worms that would destroy next years grass production, and started to remove and/or cut back any …

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4 Most Common Reasons Why You Can’t Maintain Your Lawn

There are 4 basic reasons people don’t perform the proper maintenance on their lawns and they are Knowledge, Desire, Cost and Time.  So lets take a look at these reasons and see if they are really valid. 1. Knowledge…Sure not knowing what to do or how can be a big stumbling block for many.  Those that don’t have access to …

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Now Is The Time For Insect Control-Sod Webworms

Summer is known for a lot of things–picnics, fireworks, trips to the beach or pool, and moths flying over your stressed-out lawn. Have you ever seen those small, tan moths flying across your lawn as you mow or venture out into your grass? These small moths aren’t a problem, but their offspring are. These moths are the adult form of …

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