6 May 2015
Everyone knows what bed bugs are: small, dark brown bugs that infest your home. What you might not know is that there are lots of other bugs that look almost the same. To effectively control an infestation, you need to know what you're dealing with, since different pests require different control methods. Take a closer look at the bugs you found because it could be one of these four look-alikes.
17 April 2015
Moving your household from one home to another can be a time-consuming, stressing affair. Proper preparation is key to minimizing the mental and physical strain on everyone. One aspect is estimating how much it will cost to move your belongings. Here are some tips for calculating what the cost of moving will be. Factor in Time When professional moving companies provide you with an estimate for your belongings, one factor that is used to calculate the estimate is time.
31 March 2015
Taking care of your home and garden yourself can be a difficult task, so you might have decided to hire a few people to help you with maintenance, repairs and other household and lawn care services. Although you might be excited about whipping your home into shape and having the help that you need, however, one thing that you might be worried about is maintaining proper security. Although it is obviously always risky to invite others into your home, there are ways that you can help prevent security-related issues when using the services of hired help.
20 March 2015
If you have drapes but want to add a little more creativity to the room, you might consider simply changing the tiebacks instead of the entire set of drapes. You can use many things to tie back your drapes instead of the same old tassels or expensive gold or silver clasps. One idea is to use teacups with your monogram. This guide explains how to create teacup drape holders. Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
5 March 2015
Tent caterpillars are moth larvae that spin webs in the crotches of trees and shrubs. These unsightly webs or "tents" can shelter hundreds of caterpillars, protecting them from the rain. Caterpillars leave their tents on sunny days to feed on tree or shrub foliage. In high populations, these pests can defoliate trees, making them weak and unhealthy. Detecting Tent Caterpillars Tent caterpillars begin spinning webs in early spring when their favorite trees begin to grow leaves.
25 February 2015
So you have made the jump and decided that the investment in an air purifier will be a great investment for your home and family. It goes without saying that an air purifier provides great benefit to the average household. However, there are some things that you should not expect from your portable air purifier. The easiest way to find disappointment in the unit you invest in is by expecting way too much.
17 February 2015
Bath and spa gift baskets are great ways to tell people to slow down and take care of themselves. There are many spa baskets that you can order online and you can also create one yourself. Focus on Presentation Presentation is an important part of creating a spa basket. Do not simply place all of the presents lumped together in the basket. For example, you might place each of the spa items in a separate container so that they remain organized.
6 February 2015
If there's one thing that people use every single day, it's water. Because of that, it's important to make sure the water is high quality. Unfortunately, many people have hard water in their homes: water that's filled with minerals and chemicals. The minerals in hard water will cling to anything they touch, including clothes, dishes, pipes, and even your hair and body. When that water dries, it leaves behind residue that can cause permanent damage over time.
30 January 2015
Garbage is becoming a very big problem in the United States since the average person produces about 4.3 pounds of garbage per day. This translates to about 220 million tons of waste for the year with about 72 million tons of this being paper or paperboard material. Even though much of this paper is recycled to make new products and reduce the amount of new material that would be required to meet the demands of modern life, that is still a lot of trash to contend with in the garbage collection system.
27 January 2015
If you have internal doors in your home that need to be painted, this can be an easy DIY project to take on. Whether doors are old or recently replaced, painting doors and door frames can immediately upgrade the look of your home. Here are five tips for painting doors and door frames within your home. 1. Keep Doors Installed Painting inside while doors are installed is the quickest, most simple way for your painting job.