I know you'd rather this post was about Christmas decorations (pretty!), DIY gift ideas (fun!), or cozy holiday recipes (yum!), but the truth is, home maintenance should be part of your fall routine, too. Spring has its cleaning, so it's only natural that fall has its prep. And, oh boy, should you prep. Here are a handful of tips to help you make the most of this season of transition, and help your home stay safe and warm all winter long.
Those are just a few things you can expect if you have squirrels or rodents in your attic. Since I’m in the process of evicting several squirrel families from my home (they never pay their rent on time), I wanted to learn everything I could about these little rodents. Hopefully this post will help you keep these freeloaders out of your space! First, let’s find out who we’re dealing with.
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SolarDay is June 19, 2010, and to celebrate the folks behind the event forwarded some invaluable tips on how to save money on our energy bills this summer. Here they are, straight from the source.
- Cleaning the dust from your refrigerator's compressor coil once or twice a year will help it last twice, if not three times as long.
- Use a special coil brush, around $5 from the hardware store
- Lacking this, use a broom or compressed air.
- First remove the grill, then clean the coil.
- Then, clean the grime and dust on the fan blades, then replace the coil.
- Replace your gasket: if a dollar bill slides freely between the rubber gasket strip and the door...
"These days, you can outsource almost any job—but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study [this] master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way."