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Roof with damaged shingles.

Roof Repair for Low Income HomeownersLow income homeowners often can not afford the cost of roof repairs. Searching for agencies or organizations that might help with the costs may be their only solution. This is a page about roof repair for low income homeowners.

 

A repair man fixing a leaky roof.

Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income FamiliesThere are times when household repairs just can not wait until you have the money to complete the project. This page is about finding home repair help for low income families.

 

Close up of a roof being installed

Finding Roof Repair Assistance for SeniorsMany senior citizens are living on fixed incomes that often are insufficient to meet the maintenance needs of their homes. This is a page about finding roof repair assistance for seniors.

 

Man sitting on couch looking through phone book in flooded room with water up past his ankles

Finding Plumbing Repair Assistance for...This is a page about finding plumbing repair assistance for low income homeowners. Having working plumbing is a necessity. However, some families can not afford the cost of hiring a tradesperson to make the necessary repairs.

 

A man cutting down a tree.

Selling Trees on Your Land for LumberIf you own acres or even a larger residential lot you may have trees that you would like to have removed and be able to sell for the lumber. This is a page about selling trees on your land for lumber.

 

A man performing roof repairs.

Getting Financial Assistance for Roof...When your roof is starting to fail it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. This page is about getting financial assistance for roof repairs.

 

Woman Using Scunci Steamer

Scunci Steamer Doesn't SteamA clog or a faulty heating element are the most likely reasons your Scunci steam has stopped steaming. This is a page about Scunci steamer doesn't steam.

 

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Rubbing Alcohol for a Hand SanitizerInstead of buying bottle after bottle of hand sanitizer which can go fast with a lot of kids, I save old spray bottles that give a mist like hair spray pump bottles. I refill them with rubbing alcohol.

 

Miniature of a house, which is being covered and surrounded by cockroaches

Moving and Leaving The Cockroaches BehindWhen leaving a home or apartment that had a cockroach infestation, you will need to be careful not to take them with you to your new residence. This is a page about moving and leaving the cockroaches behind.

 

Insect Problems on Houseplants

Solutions for Insect Pests on HouseplantsInsects and mites can appear on houseplants at any time of the year and they are not always easy to see. This page contains solutions for insect pests on houseplants.

 

Ladder leaning against a gutter

Leaning a Ladder Against a Roof...This is a page about leaning a ladder against a roof without crushing gutters. When you need to make repairs or clean gutters, your ladder needs to lean on the house often against the gutters.

 

Itching from a bug bite.

Identifying Little Black Biting BugsIdentifying biting bugs is the first step in trying to eliminate them from your home or to repel them when outdoors. This is a page about identifying little black biting bugs.

 

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Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

Troubleshooting Why a Circuit Breaker Keeps TrippingDetermining the cause of the overload of the electrical circuit is essential. This page is about troubleshooting why a circuit breaker keeps tripping.

 

Fresh peppermint and oil on wooden background.

Using Peppermint Oil for Mice ControlThere are a number of methods used to get rid of mice without the use of poison or traps. This is a page about using peppermint oil for mice control.

 

Mascara

Removing Eye Makeup Stains from FabricThis is a page about removing eye makeup stains from fabric. Eye makeup can leave messy stains on clothing and linens.

 

Small black bugs smaller than the tip of a match.

Getting Rid of Tiny Biting Black BugsMany types of bugs are small and black, if they are biting bugs they can be annoying and a health hazard. This is a page about getting rid of tiny biting black bugs.

 

A brown rat outside.

Dealing With Rats Outside Your HouseThis is a page about dealing with rats outside your house. Rats are very much at home around people, even if we wish they would find a new home.

 

A bunch of ants on a white background.

Identifying Small Black BugsHaving unidentified insects infesting your home can be annoying. It helps to know what kind they are when determining the best way to be rid of them. This is a page about identifying small black bugs.

 

Electric Smoke Detector

Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop BeepingIt can drive you to distraction, the constant unexplainable beeping of an electric smoke detector. Often it just needs the battery replaced but it may be a signal that it needs greater attention. This is a page about troubleshooting ideas when an electric smoke detector won't stop beeping.

 

Woman Pulling up Baby Wipe from Container

Turn Baby Wipes Into Sanitizing WipesThis is a page about turning baby wipes into sanitizing wipes. Normal baby wipes do not have sanitizing ingredients. Adding alcohol to your container of baby wipes, turns them into sanitizing wipes.

 

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Homemade Wall O' WaterI'm looking for something I can make or adapt for my tomato plants that would work like a Wall O' Water. I can't afford to buy the actual product so I was hoping someone can give me some alternative ideas.

 

Water running into a garbage disposal.

Unclogging a Garbage DisposalUnclogging a garbage disposal can be a nasty job. This is a page about unclogging a garbage disposal.

 

Cream colored roller blinds.

Removing Dried Paint from Roller BlindsIf your blinds are left in place when painting it is possible to accidentally drip paint on them. This is a page about removing dried paint from roller blinds.

 

Cracked handheld mirror laying on the ground

Repairing a Cracked MirrorThis is a page about repairing a cracked mirror. Mirrors can be expensive or difficult to replace if they get cracked. This is a page about repairing a cracked mirror.

 

Aphids on a plant.

Homemade Aphid Spray RecipesAphids thrive in temperate regions and feast on plants. They are one of the most pesky and destructive pests that gardeners have to deal with. This page contains homemade aphid spray recipes.

 

Fruit fly trap

Getting Rid of Fruit FliesYou just bought some bananas or other fresh fruit at the market recently. Now you are seeing tiny spots before your eyes. Your kitchen is enveloped in a haze of tiny flying bugs. You probably have fruit flies. This is a page about getting rid of fruit flies.

 

A dog scratching his fleas.

Home Remedies for FleasFleas can be extremely difficult to get rid of when trying to avoid toxic remedies. With perseverance home remedies can work. This is a page about home remedies for fleas.

 

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Squeaky Door Hinge

Making a Door SqueakThis page is about making a door squeak. There may be times when you want to hear a noise when a door opens.

 

Photo of a window made more private using contact paper.

Making a Window More PrivateWhen you don't want to lose the daylight coming through your window, there are ways to retain your privacy. This page is about making a window more private.

 

Well water running a in a sink.

Removing Rust from Well WaterWell water can contain rust. Not only does rust in your water make the water reddish, unappetizing, and possibly bad tasting it can also stain laundry and other items. This is a page about removing rust from well water.

 

fresh picked blueberries

Removing Blueberry Stains From ClothingThis page is about removing blueberry stains from clothing. After you enjoy the berries, cleaning stains from your clothes can be a challenge.

 

An old suitcase sitting open.

Removing Odors From a SuitcaseSuitcases spend a lot of time stored away until they are needed for your next trip. Sometimes the storage conditions are perfect for the growth mold, mildew, and bacteria. This is a page about removing odors from a suitcase.

 

Mold on Walls

How to Clean Mold on Painted Walls and CeilingBathrooms and other humid areas can begin to grow mold on the walls and ceilings. This is a page about removing mold from painted walls and ceiling.

 

Cat laying on the hood of a car.

Homemade Cat RepellentsThere are many areas of the home and garden that you may want to keep cats out of. This page features homemade cat repellents and strategies for keeping cats out of your yard.

 

Person wearing pink rubber gloves cleaning a toilet with a sponge and a brush.

Removing Toilet Bowl StainsWhatever kind of stains you may have in your porcelain toilet bowl, they can be difficult to remove. This page is about removing toilet bowl stains.

 

A stain above the water line in a toilet.

Removing Stains Above Toilet Water LineTo remove stains above the water line in a toilet there are a couple of good methods to try. Using a pumice stone may work. Also, shut off the water and fill the bowl to just below the rim and add a cleaner or vinegar, soak, and then scrub. This is a page about removing stains above the toilet water line.

 

Cleaning shiny counter top with a cloth

Restoring the Shine on a Formica CountertopOver time with normal usage and constant cleaning, your Formica countertops can look dull and worn. This is a page about restoring the shine on a Formica countertop.

 

Human flesh with large read insect bite

Bugs Biting Me In My SleepThis is a page about bugs biting me in my sleep. Identifying the insects responsible for nighttime bites is the first step in getting rid of them.

 

Rodent Trap

Rodent Odor in Walls and VentsOnce mice have been in residence in a house they can die in the walls and heating system, making them difficult to find. This page is about rodent odor in walls and vents.

 

Pressure washing concrete pavers.

Getting Rid of Moss and Algae on ConcreteMoss growth can be a problem in shady areas. This page is about getting rid of moss and algae on concrete.

 

Removing Moss from Asphalt Roof Tiles

Removing Moss from Asphalt Roof TilesAsphalt or composite roof tiles can easily get moss growing between them. This is a page about removing moss from asphalt roof tiles.

 

Mold from Growing on House Siding

Keeping Mold from Growing on House SidingHumid climates and natural disasters can lead to mold growth on the siding of your home. This is a page about keeping mold from growing on house siding.

 

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Hand wiping white residue off wooden floor

Cleaning Haze on Hardwood FloorsThis is a page about cleaning haze on hardwood floors. Some wood floor cleaning products can leave an unsightly haze on your floors.

 

Faucet running in a kitchen that uses well water.

Removing Sulfur Smell from a Well Water SystemWell water can be the best water you have ever tasted, but sometimes it can have a strong, unpleasant sulfur odor. This is a page about removing sulfur smell from a well water system.

 

Insulated Winter Window

Insulating WindowsTo make your home more comfortable, both cozy in winter and cooler in summer, seal for drafts and insulate. This is a page about insulating windows.

 

Large area rug.

Cleaning a Large Area RugThere are many methods for cleaning a large area rug, from steam cleaning, to power washing. Learn how to clean an area rug in this page.

 

Tiny black bugs next to a penny for scale.

Tiny Black Bugs in the KitchenThe key to getting rid of tiny black bugs on kitchen floor is first identifying what they are. Check out what has worked for others in this page.

 

A pair of eyeglasses on an open laptop.

Removing Anti-Reflective Coating from GlassesWhen the reflective coating on your eye glasses is damaged you may need to remove it. This is a page about removing anti-reflective coating from glasses.

 

Ants on the wall of a house.

Homemade Ant Killer RecipesStore bought ant killers and pest control services can be expensive and toxic. Save money by making your own. This page has lots of green ideas for killing ants at home.

 

Bug Bites

Getting Rid of Invisible Biting BugsWhen you are having trouble identifying what insect is biting you, they can be difficult to get rid of. This is a page about getting rid of invisible biting bugs.

 

Squirrels outside.

Keeping Squirrels From Chewing on a HouseSquirrels chew on a variety of things to deal with the constant growth of their teeth. However, when they begin to use you house for this activity you will want to take action. This is a page about keeping squirrels from chewing on a house.

 

Black mold on a bathroom ceiling.

How Do I Remove Black Mold on the Ceiling?This is a page about removing black mold on the ceiling. Black mold can be difficult to get rid of anywhere in the home, but the ceiling can be one of the most challenging.

 

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Soap Dispenser on LG Front Loader Stuck ClosedI have an LG Tromm front-load washing machine that's about 5 years old. The soap dispenser drawer is stuck and I can't get it open. I've tried everything, it acts like it's locked somehow.

 

contact paper shapes being applied to small window

Privacy Window Using Contact PaperYou can create a sense of privacy without adding shades or curtains to a window. Get a frosted glass look using contact paper. It is an inexpensive way to create a privacy window in a bathroom or any other window you would like some privacy but not loss of light.

 

Mold on Floor

Can Mold Grow Under Laminate Flooring on a Concrete Foundation?If moisture gets between your laminate floors and the concrete underneath, it can be easy for mold to grow. This is a page about can mold grow under laminate flooring on a concrete foundation?.

 

Guy holding his nose because of bad odors.

Getting Rid of Mildew Odors in a HouseThere are a variety of causes for mildew odors developing in your home. Depending on the cause there are also several ways to get rid of this unpleasant smell. This is a page about getting rid of mildew odors in a house.

 

Make Steps From Cinder Blocks

Making Steps with Cinder BlocksThis page is about making steps with cinder blocks. Whether making temporary or permanent steps, cinder block can be a useful building material.

 

A tear in vinyl upholstery.

Repairing Vinyl UpholsteryThis page is about repairing vinyl upholstery. There are a few ways to fix torn or damaged vinyl upholstery.

 

Removing Melted Crayon from Dried Clothes, Man removing clothes from the dryer.

Cleaning Melted Crayon from Dried ClothesReaching into the dryer to remove your laundry only to discover the violet crayon is now decorating your clean clothing is frustrating. This is a page about cleaning melted crayon from dried clothes.

 

Removing Cigarette Smoke Odors from a CarCigarette smoke permeates many materials of a car's interior, making it a challenge to remove the smell. This page is about removing cigarette smoke odor from a car.

 

Rug on a kitchen floor.

Removing Rug Backing Stuck to a FloorThis page is about removing rug backing stuck to a floor. Moisture and heat can cause a rubber backed rug to stick to a floor.

 

Pigeons eating bread on sidewalk.

Getting Rid of PigeonsThis is a page to getting rid of pigeons. Pigeons have been known be be called "flying rats." These birds can be pests if they have chosen to hang out near your home or office. Here you will find tips for humane ways to deter pigeons.

 

house with trees

Getting Rid of Roots in a Sewer LineThis is a page about getting rid of roots in a sewer line. Roots growing into your sewer line can cause a lot of problems including backed-up plumbing.

 

white vinegar

Is Vinegar Harmful to Septic Tanks?There are many household cleaners that are hard on septic tanks. In this page, discover if vinegar is harmful to septic tanks.

 

Looking out of a window at a pigeon on a balcony

Keeping Pigeons Off Your BalconyThis is a page about keeping pigeons off your balcony. Pigeons can be very messy visitors to your porch or balcony.

 

Cleaning Smoke Stains from Walls

Cleaning Smoke Off WallsKitchen fires, candles and other occurrences can leave smoke residue on your walls. This is a page about cleaning smoke off walls.

 

Sink drain with water running into sink.

Clearing a Clogged Kitchen Sink DrainThis is a page about clearing a clogged kitchen sink drain. A clogged sink drain is a common plumbing problem. Before you call a plumber, try cleaning it yourself. There are several things to consider before trying to clear the clog.

 

A pathway covered in sawdust.

Using Sawdust in Your GardenAdding sawdust to your garden can produce some benefits. This page is about using sawdust in your garden.

 

English Ivy on Brick Wall

Getting Rid of English IvyThis is a page about getting rid of English ivy. English ivy is a popular ground cover that is also very invasive in many areas.

 

Sofa being shampooed.

Removing Mold and Mildew From an Upholstered CouchThis is a page about removing mold or mildew from an upholstered couch. Stored furniture can develop mold or mildew on the upholstery.

 

Hoover Carpet Cleaner

Repairing a Hoover Carpet CleanerThis is a page about repairing a Hoover carpet cleaner. If you are handy and have a bit of patience, you may be able to make the needed repairs to your carpet cleaner.

 

Closeup of an ant hill.

Getting Rid of Ant HillsThere are a variety of ways both natural and chemical for getting rid of ant hills. This is a page about getting rid of ant hills.

 

Weeds Between Pavers

Removing Weeds Between PaversIf weeds are growing between your pavers, they are not only unattractive but can be difficult to eradicate. This is a page about removing weeds between pavers.

 

A bottle of blue Dawn.

Use Dawn Detergent to Unclog a DrainCooking grease and the residue from shampoos and conditioners can clog your drains. Many people have success breaking up the clog with Dawn. This is a page about use Dawn detergent to unclog drain.

 

Spray bottle of perfume.

Repairing A Perfume Spray NozzleOccasionally the spray nozzle on your perfume bottle gets clogged or simply stuck. This is a page about repairing a perfume spray nozzle.

 

Dog getting in trouble for pee on carpet.

Cleaning Urine Odors from CarpetWith the proper method you can get your carpets looking and smelling just like new. This is a page about cleaning urine odors from carpet. Urine odors in carpets can be difficult to remove.

 

White Heat Stain on Wood Table

Removing White Heat Stains from a Wood TableWhether it's from a pizza box, a coffee cup or some other hot item, heat stains on a wood table can be difficult to remove. This is a page about removing heat stains from a wood table.

 

Multimeter

Troubleshooting Electrical Circuit ProblemsWhen the breaker is not tripped, but your circuit is not working, it can be a serious problem. It may be best to consult an electrician. This page is about troubleshooting electrical circuit problems.

 

beautiful wood floors

Removing Scuff Marks from Hardwood FloorsThis page is about removing scuff marks from hardwood floors. Certain shoes can leave black marks on your floors.

 

gravel driveway

Inexpensive Alternatives to Paving a DrivewayThis page is about inexpensive alternatives to paving a driveway. Paving a driveway can cost more than you can afford.

 

Removing Mold Stains from Linoleum Floor

How to Remove Mold Stains from a Linoleum FloorMold will stain just about anything it grows on and linoleum is no exception. Check out these ideas on how to remove mold stains from a linoleum floor.

 

Household Bug

Identifying Household BugsThis is a page about identifying household bugs. It can be challenge to combat bugs in your home, when you don't know what kind they are.

 

A textured popcorn ceiling

Cleaning a Textured (Popcorn) CeilingWhen cleaning a popcorn ceiling, it is important to determine what the texture is composed of. This page is about cleaning a textured (popcorn) ceiling.

 

Sofa Bed

Repairing a Sofa Bed FrameThis is a page about repairing a sofa bed frame. The frame on a sofa bed can become damaged from use.

 

Removing Smoke Odor After a House FireSmoke damage can be very difficult to remove even from a small house or kitchen fire. This is a page about removing smoke odors after a house fire.

 

Man scratching his head.

Getting Rid of Fleas in Human HairSometimes in the case of a bad flea infestation, fleas will also get into the hair of the pet's owners. This is a page about getting rid of fleas in human hair.

 

Repairing a Glider Chair

Repairing a Glider ChairThis is a page about repairing a glider chair. Repairing a glider is generally more cost effective than replacing it, besides it may be your favorite chair and well broken in.

 

Cigarette Left Burning in Ashtray

Removing Cigarette Smoke Odor from LeatherCigarette smoke permeates everything in a smokers household. Removing the odor of cigarettes can be difficult, especially from anything leather. This is a page about removing cigarette smoke odor from leather.

 

Getting Rid of Opossums

Getting Rid of OpossumsThis is a page about getting rid of opossums. Opossums are quite adaptable and can thrive near people, munching on vegetable garden produce and nesting under houses and sheds.

 

A window with water condensation.

Getting Rid of Condensation Between Glass WindowsMoisture can build up in-between the two panes of glass in dual pane insulated windows when the seal fails. There is controversy over replacing or repairing the window. Read about other homeowners' advice and experiences here.

 

Close up of a small hole in a grey t-shirt

Tiny Holes In ClothingThis is a page about tiny holes in clothing. Sometimes tiny unexplainable holes appear in our clothing, often near the waist. Determining the cause can help save the rest of your wardrobe.

 

Cleaning Urine Off Grout

Cleaning Urine Off GroutIf left too long urine can stain grout and will smell bad as well. This is a page about cleaning urine off grout.

 

older mobile home

Identifying and Eliminating Odor in Mobile HomeThis is a page about identifying and eliminating odor in mobile home. Excess moisture, pets and pests can create troublesome smells in a mobile home.

 

Close-up of Kenmore Sewing machine needle

Repairing a Kenmore Sewing MachineThis is a page about repairing a Kenmore sewing machine. Kenmore sewing machines, made for Sears, are found in numerous households. When your machine begins to preform badly or stops sewing altogether it is time for repairs. Some can be done by the owner and others may require the services of a professional repair person.

 

Mothballs

Removing Mothball Smell From Your HouseThe strong odor of these moth deterrers can linger in your home. This page is about removing mothball smell from your house.

 

Old fashioned kitchen with white laminate cabinets and white Formica Counters

Transforming Old Formica CountertopsThis is a page about transforming old Formica countertops. After years of use Formica countertops can become dull and worn.

 

woman holding her nose

Getting Rid of Urine OdorsIt can appear clean, but sometimes the foul smell lingers. This is a page about getting rid of urine odors.

 

open washing machine

Spin Cycle Not Working on WasherIt is truly frustrating to have the spin cycle on your washer quit working, leaving you with a sopping load of laundry. This is a page about spin cycle not working on washer.

 

Sofa Bed

Finding Parts to Repair a Sofa BedThis is a page about finding parts to repair a sofa bed. The mechanical parts and springs on your sofa bed may need to be replaced periodically, depending on use and age.

 

glass canister and gasket

Finding Replacement Gaskets for Jars and CanistersIt can be difficult to find the right sized gasket for an older glass container or cookie jar. Here are tips for ordering a replacement for a vintage or family treasure.

 

Cleaning Nicotine Off Walls

Cleaning Nicotine (Cigarette Smoke) Off...A home occupied by smokers will collect nicotine residue on the walls and other surfaces. This is a page about cleaning nicotine (cigarette smoke) off walls.

 

Unmade bed with rumpled white sheets

Removing Odors From a MattressThis is a page about removing odors from a mattress. Through normal usage a mattress can develop noticeable unpleasant odors.

 

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Prevent Mold and Mildew on Shower Curtain Liners - liner clipped to the side wall of the shower

Prevent Mold and Mildew on Shower Curtain LinersIf you have a shower curtain or liner that comes in contact with the side of your shower stall or tub while it dries, you have probably noticed that where it makes contact is where you see mold and mildew. That's because it's not drying fast enough to keep those nasty critters at bay.

 

Two marked laundry hampers.

Sort Laundry As You GoSo as to run full loads only in my washing machine, which is most efficient, I keep 2 popup hampers in my bathroom closet. One has a little hanging tag marked "Lights", and the other "Darks". As I take off my clothes, they are put into the appropriate hamper. When one is full, I do a load of laundry.

 

Removing Sticky Adhesive Residue from Plastic - container with water inside

Removing Sticky Adhesive Residue from PlasticFill a container with pretty warm water (as hot as you can without it distorting the plastic container of course) and let it sit 5 minutes. This heats up the adhesive on the outside of the container. Don't get the outside (where the glue is) wet though. Dump out the water (still keeping the outside dry) and generously wipe the gluey spot with a paper towel soaked in vegetable oil.

 

Using Old Sinks As Planters - old sinks planted with succulents sitting up on a garden wall

Using Old Sinks As PlantersOne way to recycle old sinks from your bathroom or kitchen is to use them in your garden to plant succulents in. These sinks make a great border around your garden and add to the look of the garden. Succulent plants don't need much water. It is easy to use the sink and they have a drainage system. Just dig a hole in the ground and place the sink and the drainage pipe in the hold.

 

Replacing Your Laptop Hard Drive - laptop rebooted

Replacing Your Laptop Hard DriveHas the hard drive in your laptop died? Do you want to replace your hard drive with a larger hard drive? Today replacing hard drives is a straight forward process. Laptop manufacturers place the hard drive in different locations depending on the make and model of your laptop.

 

Succulent Plant Starter - bottle with leaves in place

Succulent Plant StarterThis is a great way to always have succulent plants available for your craft projects and decorations around your home. We all love to decorate and grow succulent plants these days. When we cut our plants there are always leaves that need to be removed. Don't throw them away. Make this easy succulent plant starter and within a few days you can plant those leaves to start growing new plants.

 

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A stuffed red lobster with a black eye patch covering where an eye is missing.

Stuffed Animal Eye PatchIf you have a beloved stuffed animal that loses an eye, an eye patch might be the best solution. Learn how in this short video.

 

Fixing a Lawn Mower That Won't StartWe have a Craftsman mower (with a Briggs and Stratton engine) that we have not taken very good care of.

 

Teak furniture on a deck outdoors.

Refinishing Teak Outdoor FurnitureTeak is a common material for outdoor furniture because it is long lasting if cared for correctly. Learn how to do it in this short video.

 

A tent pole elastic that has been repaired.

How to Fix a Tent PoleMany tent poles are attached with elastic, which can break with rough usage. Learn how to fix it in this short video.

 

Dishwasher cubes on a white background.

Dishwasher CubesInstead of buying expensive and caustic dishwasher detergent, make your own version with simple ingredients and an ice cube tray. It will save you money and peace of mind. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

Someone laying down roofing tar paper.

Removing Roof Tar from Skin with Olive OilRoof tar and other sticky substances can be gently removed from skin by using regular olive oil from the kitchen. Learn how to do it in this short video.

 

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A circuit breaker in a house.

Breaker Keeps TrippingWe had this problem recently. A circuit breaker would trip as soon as we reset it. So, I set out to find the problem. I checked each outlet in turn through the dining room, down the stairs into the basement, and realized I was standing in six inches of water.

 

Foam To Fix a Leak in a Store Room - insulation up against the base of the wall

Foam To Fix a Store Room LeakSmall pipe insulating foam can help fix a floor moisture leak in a store room. When there is not much roof overhang, you can run into problems.

 

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Keeping Bugs Out of Sealed ContainersWhen storing goods, like flour or sugar, take a solution of peppermint oil and water and wipe around the top where the lid goes. It will keep the bugs away from trying to get in whatever you are storing. Do this whenever you open the container. I use a few drops of peppermint oil and water and vinager.

 

Repairing a Broken Dish Drainer - repaired silverware holder

Repairing a Broken Dish DrainerHere is how to repair a broken dish drainer. The plastic silverware holder clips on the wire rack and tape can help keep it secure.

 

A table runner on top of a washer and dryer.

Table Runner on Washer and DryerI have lots of 72 inch table runners, but because my dog likes to take a corner "and run with it", I have found another use for them. They fit the top of my front loading washer and dryer set perfectly! I put a rug pad beneath, cut to size, to keep in place. What this does is prevent scratches to my very expensive machines, and it dresses things up in the laundry. A win-win!

 

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Do Not Use Netted Bags for Feeding BirdsPlease do not use any type of netted bag(s) to feed the birds. I did this for a number of years without a problem. Then one time, I had to rescue a bird that had gotten its leg tangled in the netting. It was a horrible experience for the bird and me. If I wasn't home to help the bird, it would have died from stress, cold weather, or who knows what. Use the wire square holders.

 

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Reasons for Excessive Fuel ConsumptionI have Mercedes Benz C180. I just discovered of recent that the car is excessively consuming fuel.

 

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Headlights and Dashboard Lights Going Off and OnI have a 2006 Hyundai Elantra and 1 headlight, the turn signal/headlight switch, and dash lights act as if they have a short. When I turn my lights on, most of the time my driver light won't come on. I get out and smack it and it comes back on, but will sometimes or several times keep doing it as I drive. If I touch the switch, my dash lights go off and on too.

 

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Breville Br1 Breadmaster Bread Machine Won't Heat UpI have a Breville BR1 fan assisted bread maker. Recently I found that it doesn't heat up anymore. The dough is made perfectly. How do I open and repair it? Where do I buy the heating element?

 

Cleaning and Deodorizing Vintage Baby Shoes

Cleaning and Deodorizing Vintage Baby ShoesI'm expecting my first grandchild, a girl, in May. I saved most of my daughter's baby things and now want to give them to her as an heirloom gift for her daughter. I'm washing the clothes using a good strategy, but am stuck as to what to do with the leather baby zip and walking boots, as well as the little girl's Sunday shoes.

 

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Dashboard Lights Go Off and OnI have Mercedes Benz C180. My dashboard lights go on and off, especially when I accelerate on a high speed and sometimes when I press the car horn. I have taken it to several garages, but it could not be fixed.

 

Identifying a Tiny Bug - tiny bug next to a toothpick point

Identifying a Tiny BugIt's no bigger than the head of a toothpick. Unfortunately I coughed this thing up. Does anybody know? I live in Central Texas.

 

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