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Basement

Springtime means out with the old clutter. But for those living with cluttered garages, basements, and closets, cleaning up can be a hassle. What should people do with their old kid’s clothes, ancient tube TVs, and beat up couches? Consumer Reports offers these quick and easy tips on how to...

Decks and Patios

Is your wood deck looking winter worn? Laundry detergent can be used for more than just colors or whites. Here is a great outdoor use for your laundry detergent. As the weather gets warmer, you may want to clean all traces of winter from your wood deck. Powdered laundry detergent and hot water...

Stain Removal Tips for Picnics

A number of tough food stains come with the fun of picnics and other outdoor dining events. These food stains can be messy for your clothes, tablecloths and upholstered outdoor furniture.

To keep the fun in your festivities, here are some stain removal tips for the most common picnic stains...

Electric

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are a smart, energy efficient way to illuminate your home, but due to the small amount of mercury they contain, they require special handling to be disposed of properly.  To keep you and your family safe and green, the EPA recommends you follow these tips...

Doors

Fifteen minutes may not seem like a lot of time to get things done around your house, but with a hectic schedule you need to make the most of every minute. Fortunately, there is much more you can do in just a quarter of an hour than folding a load of laundry, making your bed or brewing a pot...