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16 Fall Cleaning Tips

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Home Tips: Fall Chore Shortcuts 1. Clean painted woodwork with a solution of 1/2 cup white vinegar, 1... Read More »

Ask Brewski: What’s the Best Bowl for a Puppy?

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

My puppy chewed up his plastic food bowl, so I have to get a new one. What kind... Read More »

Ask Garden Blogger, Shelley Wigglesworth, Your Gardening Questions

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Garden blogger, Shelley Wigglesworth offers a broad range of botanical advice to our readers. Whether you need tips... Read More »

Bee and Other Insect Sting Treatments

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

One of the downsides to summer, bee stings can be pretty painful annoyances. And there are plenty of... Read More »

Building and Maintenance Tips: Patios

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

The outside living season is short in New England, so it’s important to make the most of it.... Read More »

Choose the Right Finish for Wood Floors

6 votes, 3.83 avg. rating (76% score)

When choosing the finish for your wood floor, you’ll need to select one of two basic types: penetrating... Read More »

Choose the Right Product to Refinish Furniture

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

When furnishing a home or apartment, deciding to buy used furniture and fix it up is a sound... Read More »

Clean China Dishes the Old-fashioned Way

6 votes, 3.83 avg. rating (76% score)

Follow these old-time tips for cleaning china to remove stains and add shine to your favorite dishware. From... Read More »

Clean Wood Furniture

8 votes, 3.62 avg. rating (73% score)

Remove everything from dirt to crayon marks from your wood furniture with our simple cleaning tips. Clean Wood... Read More »

Clean Wool Rugs with Snow

Clean Wool Rugs with Snow

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

Old-time New Englanders swear that the best way to clean wool rugs or blankets is with snow—it doesn’t... Read More »

Clean Your Bedroom in Five Minutes or Less

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Five minutes is all you need to tidy up even the messiest bedroom, says Barbara Webster, president of... Read More »

Cleaning Tips for Patios and Decks

4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)

Banish dirt and grime from outdoor entertaining areas by following these cleaning tips for patios and decks. Protect... Read More »

Crush-Proof Lunch Containers

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Brown-bagging presents a challenge: how to avoid squashed soft foods, crushed chips, and liquid leaks. Here are four... Read More »

Disinfect with Lavender

6 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

If you’re looking for a natural way to fight household germs, try lavender. In ancient Rome, people added... Read More »

Easy Ways to Clean Shower Curtains

1 vote, 3.00 avg. rating (69% score)

Wash the Shower Curtain Squirting and scrubbing a filmy shower curtain can take a lot of time, but... Read More »

Five Inexpensive Gift Basket Ideas

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Gift baskets are wonderful for many occasions. The best — and most frugal — is one you fill... Read More »

Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen

11 votes, 4.18 avg. rating (83% score)

This simple recipe using sugar, Borax and water will get rid of ants in the kitchen. Ants are... Read More »

Get Rid of Cockroaches

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Cockroaches eat bookbinding, paper, and starched clothing. They also contaminate food and — quite frankly — are just... Read More »

Get Rid of Musty Odors | Solutions Using Cat Litter, Newspapers & Charcoal

3 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Do anything you can to dry out that musty basement or closet to get rid of musty odors:... Read More »

Get Rid of Silverfish

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Silverfish aren’t only annoying, they’re also destructive. They eat glue, books, papers, artwork and clothing and can cause... Read More »

Get Rid of Skunk Odor | Methods to Deskunk Your Dog

Get Rid of Skunk Odor | Methods to Deskunk Your Dog

4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)

Everyone knows that tomato juice is handy for deskunking a dog, but it’s not the only old-time remedy... Read More »

Get Scratches out of Wood | Practical DIY Advice

45 votes, 3.20 avg. rating (64% score)

Over the course of time, furniture that gets a lot of use starts to show wear. Before you... Read More »

Greener Living at Home

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Whether it’s out of concern for the environment or for a desire to live a more natural lifestyle,... Read More »

Hide Living Room Clutter

4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)

Chances are you don’t live in a clutter-free house, but sometimes it’s nice to pretend you do. Like... Read More »

Hive Cures

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

You may think hay fever is bad until you join the one in five Americans who get the... Read More »

Homemade Silver Cleaner | Polish Silver without Harsh Chemicals

27 votes, 3.89 avg. rating (77% score)

Earl Proulx had a simple solution for practically everything — including household chores. A woman once wrote to... Read More »

How to Clean and Store Bedding | Tips and Advice

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Bedding is expensive, but you can protect your investment by keeping it in tip-top shape. Follow these tips... Read More »



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