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Avoid putting fresh-cut flowers next to fruits and vegetables. The ethylene

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Avoid putting fresh-cut flowers next to fruits and vegetables. The ethylene gas discharged by the vegetables can kill... Read More »

Avoid rubbing a carpet stain; blot it instead. This keeps the stain from sp

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Avoid rubbing a carpet stain; blot it instead. This keeps the stain from spreading. Read More »

Avoid spreading germs; let dishes drip dry instead of using a towel.

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Avoid spreading germs; let dishes drip dry instead of using a towel. Read More »

Avoid stacking firewood against a wooden building, since wood in direct con

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Avoid stacking firewood against a wooden building, since wood in direct contact with a building will encourage the... Read More »

Avoid using smooth-shank nails to put up drywall; gypsum drywall nails are

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Avoid using smooth-shank nails to put up drywall; gypsum drywall nails are stronger and are rosin coated to... Read More »

Baby oil and club soda are both good for cleaning smudges from stainless-st

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Baby oil and club soda are both good for cleaning smudges from stainless-steel flatware, sinks, or countertops. Club... Read More »

Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part I: 16-ounce nail hammer with

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Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part I: 16-ounce nail hammer with curved claw, 8-tpi (tooth... Read More »

Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part II: 12-tpi (tooth per inch) h

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Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part II: 12-tpi (tooth per inch) hand crosscut saw for... Read More »

Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part III: Electric drill and small

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Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part III: Electric drill and small set of drill bits,... Read More »

Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part IV: 2-foot framing square, ad

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Basic tools to outfit a home workshop — Part IV: 2-foot framing square, adjustable wrench (about 10 inches... Read More »

Be sure to apply both primer and the top coat within 2 weeks of each other.

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Be sure to apply both primer and the top coat within 2 weeks of each other. Do not... Read More »

Be sure to wear a mask to prevent inhaling the dust particles when sanding

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Be sure to wear a mask to prevent inhaling the dust particles when sanding drywall joint compound —... Read More »

Because it is an excellent seal against dirt and can be washed repeatedly,

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Because it is an excellent seal against dirt and can be washed repeatedly, enamel finish paint (either oil... Read More »

Beeswax candles tend to drip less than paraffin candles, won’t smoke, and h

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Beeswax candles tend to drip less than paraffin candles, won’t smoke, and hold their shape well during hot... Read More »

Before cutting glass, dip the cutter in light oil to lessen the friction. R

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Before cutting glass, dip the cutter in light oil to lessen the friction. Repeat the dipping process before... Read More »

Before cutting out a space for a sink in a laminate countertop, mark your c

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Before cutting out a space for a sink in a laminate countertop, mark your cutting line on the... Read More »

Before moving granite blocks or large stones on your property, consider how

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Before moving granite blocks or large stones on your property, consider how much the material weighs. Generally speaking,... Read More »

Before painting aluminum, wipe it down with a solution of equal parts vineg

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Before painting aluminum, wipe it down with a solution of equal parts vinegar and water to remove white... Read More »

Before painting old concrete, clean it with vinegar on a rag. There’s no ne

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Before painting old concrete, clean it with vinegar on a rag. There’s no need to rinse. Read More »

Before pouring paint into a roller pan, put a plastic bag over the pan. Whe

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Before pouring paint into a roller pan, put a plastic bag over the pan. When the job is... Read More »

Before pulling out a rusted nail or spike, hit it with a hammer to drive it

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Before pulling out a rusted nail or spike, hit it with a hammer to drive it in just... Read More »

Before shampooing a carpet, put plastic sandwich bags on the legs of all fu

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Before shampooing a carpet, put plastic sandwich bags on the legs of all furniture that’s too big or... Read More »

Before storing a wood-burning stove for any length of time, wipe it with ke

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Before storing a wood-burning stove for any length of time, wipe it with kerosene to prevent rust from... Read More »

Before sweeping a large concrete floor or patio, sprinkle slightly damp cof

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Before sweeping a large concrete floor or patio, sprinkle slightly damp coffee grounds on the surface. They will... Read More »

Before using a power sander to strip an old floor, use a hammer and nail se

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Before using a power sander to strip an old floor, use a hammer and nail set to set... Read More »

Before using the cooking stove in a summer house for the first time each se

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Before using the cooking stove in a summer house for the first time each season, check it over... Read More »

Before warm weather hits, clean your air-conditioner filter. Take the foam

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Before warm weather hits, clean your air-conditioner filter. Take the foam filter out of the grill and soak... Read More »



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