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Add a few drops of ammonia to your pail of soapy water to cut any grease in

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Add a few drops of ammonia to your pail of soapy water to cut any grease in the... Read More »

Add Citronella to Paint to Deter Flying Insects

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Add a few drops of citronella to each gallon of exterior paint to keep away flying insects such... Read More »

Add whole cloves to bags of stored clothing to keep out moths and silverfis

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Add whole cloves to bags of stored clothing to keep out moths and silverfish. Read More »

After removing old tiles, always scrape off any dried remnants of adhesive

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After removing old tiles, always scrape off any dried remnants of adhesive left on the subfloor. Make sure... Read More »

After you polish an object with sandpaper or steel wool, always wipe the su

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After you polish an object with sandpaper or steel wool, always wipe the surface with a clean cloth... Read More »

After your lilac bush has finished blooming, spread some lime and well-rott

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After your lilac bush has finished blooming, spread some lime and well-rotted manure around the base. Trim the... Read More »

All varieties of vinegar (white, cider, etc.) contain about 5 percent aceti

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All varieties of vinegar (white, cider, etc.) contain about 5 percent acetic acid. For a stronger solution, you... Read More »

Always buy the best tools you can afford, and keep them sharp and properly

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Always buy the best tools you can afford, and keep them sharp and properly adjusted. Better tools and... Read More »

Always cover a paint can with a rag before tapping it shut. This prevents s

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Always cover a paint can with a rag before tapping it shut. This prevents spatters. Read More »

Always dry metal objects carefully with a soft towel after cleaning. A damp

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Always dry metal objects carefully with a soft towel after cleaning. A damp item tarnishes quickly. For added... Read More »

Always keep your work area well ventilated when you are using solvents. The

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Always keep your work area well ventilated when you are using solvents. Their strong odors can be dangerous... Read More »

Always paint window sashes white or another light color. This will make the

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Always paint window sashes white or another light color. This will make them last longer. Wood that’s painted... Read More »

Always pull a glass cutter swiftly and continuously along the line to be cu

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Always pull a glass cutter swiftly and continuously along the line to be cut. Never go over the... Read More »

Always store slate roofing tiles on edge, like a stack of phonograph record

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Always store slate roofing tiles on edge, like a stack of phonograph records. There’s less chance of breakage... Read More »

Always store vinegar in a glass container. Combined with lead or copper, vi

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Always store vinegar in a glass container. Combined with lead or copper, vinegar produces a deadly poison. Read More »

Always use natural-bristle brushes with oil-based paint and synthetic brush

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Always use natural-bristle brushes with oil-based paint and synthetic brushes with latex. Read More »

An easy way to clean a barbecue grill top is to remove it after it has cool

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An easy way to clean a barbecue grill top is to remove it after it has cooled and... Read More »

An easy way to remove bloodstains from white cotton fabrics is to soak the

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An easy way to remove bloodstains from white cotton fabrics is to soak the stained area in cold... Read More »

An old-time way of filling surface scratches in wooden furniture is to rub

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An old-time way of filling surface scratches in wooden furniture is to rub the scratches with a piece... Read More »

Anxious to give your new copper weather vane the green tint characteristic

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Anxious to give your new copper weather vane the green tint characteristic of antique copper that’s been outside... Read More »

Any deck with a penetrating finishÊ(such as Cuprinol or stain) should be t

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Any deck with a penetrating finishÊ(such as Cuprinol or stain) should be treated at least every 5 years.... Read More »

Anything you can do to dry out a musty basement or closet will help ward of

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Anything you can do to dry out a musty basement or closet will help ward off mildew and... Read More »

As a rule of thumb, plant flower bulbs to a depth that is at least three ti

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As a rule of thumb, plant flower bulbs to a depth that is at least three times their... Read More »

As a rule of thumb, the thickness of the concrete foundation for a chimney

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As a rule of thumb, the thickness of the concrete foundation for a chimney should be 1/26 the... Read More »

As a rule of thumb, the vapor barrier in any insulation always goes on the

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As a rule of thumb, the vapor barrier in any insulation always goes on the side toward the... Read More »

As a softener for laundry, add 1 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle.

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As a softener for laundry, add 1 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle. Read More »

Avoid adding plywood or pressure-treated wood to your burn pile. The fumes

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Avoid adding plywood or pressure-treated wood to your burn pile. The fumes from these materials can be toxic. Read More »



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