Prepare Your Oven for Thanksgiving With These Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Prepare Your Oven for Thanksgiving With These Cleaning and Maintenance...

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and many of us are preparing for opening our home to friends...

Common Apartment Problems - How to Be Your Own Handyman

Common Apartment Problems - How to Be Your Own Handyman

One of the main benefits of renting rather than owning is the fact that when something needs fixin’,...

DIY Industrial Ceiling Fan [With Garden Planter Cage Lights]

DIY Industrial Ceiling Fan [With Garden Planter Cage Lights]

See how we saved a ton of money by creating our own Industrial Ceiling Fan with Garden Planter Cage...

How to Replace a Faulty Gas Stove Igniter

How to Replace a Faulty Gas Stove Igniter

For the past few months, my oven has been taken longer and longer to heat up and cook. I did not...

Make your washer clean itself!

Make your washer clean itself!

It sounds funny that you have clean a machine designed for cleaning, but the washer does need some...

Fridge Organization Tips and Tricks

Fridge Organization Tips and Tricks

I have some easy tips and tricks to help keep your fridge organized, clean and bright.

How to Get A  New "Ice Maker" for Under $4!

How to Get A New "Ice Maker" for Under $4!

Oh those ice makers are a life saver if you love having ice in your cold beverages! But when they...

10 Ways Technology Has Changed Your House

10 Ways Technology Has Changed Your House

From Judith Flanders' The Making of Home (available at: www.JudithFlandersBooks.com) here are ten...

How to Correct Your Oven's Temperature

How to Correct Your Oven's Temperature

Have you ever noticed that food cooked in your oven comes out overcooked or undercooked, even though...

How to Clean the Washing Machine Without Harsh Chemicals

How to Clean the Washing Machine Without Harsh Chemicals

It’s quick and easy to clean your washing machine using natural products.
For this cleaning job we
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Is Your Bathroom Properly Ventilated?

Is Your Bathroom Properly Ventilated?

We've seen it probably more than 100 times. In an attic, the bath fan discharges directly into a...

Blow It Out Your Roof: a Guide to Replacing a Bathroom Fan!

Blow It Out Your Roof: a Guide to Replacing a Bathroom Fan!

They say nothing is certain but death and taxes, but I'd like to add a third: repairs! Last week...

Household Items: Save or Splurge?

Household Items: Save or Splurge?

Domestic CEO asks a panel of QDT experts about when should you save, and when should you spend, when...

Replacing & Cool Weather Operation of *Heart* a Ceiling Fan

Replacing & Cool Weather Operation of *Heart* a Ceiling Fan

The Story :: Most folks are unaware that a ceiling fan may be set in the winter to optimize your...

Is Your Dryer Taking Too Long to Dry Clothes?

Is Your Dryer Taking Too Long to Dry Clothes?

Have you noticed recently that your dryer is just not drying your clothing as quickly as it used to?...

Thrifty, DIY Outdoor Fan Makeover

Thrifty, DIY Outdoor Fan Makeover

Our back porch outdoor fan/light fixture was badly in need of some TLC. So I took some paint and...

Clean and Lube Your Tower Fan to Keep It Running

Clean and Lube Your Tower Fan to Keep It Running

Did you know that your tower fan needs regular maintenance to keep them running? Tower fans are...

Angie's List: How To Caulk Your Shower

Angie's List: How To Caulk Your Shower

There's no expiration date on caulk, but when it begins to peel and turn different colors around...

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

This past summer we were introduced to a new type of ceiling fan by Stile. We thought it would be a...

How to Season A Brand New Cast Iron Pan

How to Season A Brand New Cast Iron Pan

The purpose of seasoning the pan is to create a non-stick surface. But without all the nasty...

Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger

Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger

This is the coolest trick to unclog a toilet. It's so much cleaner than using a plunger. I can’t...

Unjamming Your Garbage Disposal

Unjamming Your Garbage Disposal

A paper clip once fell into my garbage disposal without my knowledge. The whole thing seized up and...

Stop A Drafty Fireplace With A Top Sealing Damper

Stop A Drafty Fireplace With A Top Sealing Damper

This customer needed to stop their drafty fireplace. My suggestion was to install a Lock-Top II...

Replacing our bathroom exhaust fan

Replacing our bathroom exhaust fan

Both of our bathroom exhaust fans are shot. The one in our guest bath was a beast at one time; it...

HOW TO FIX A RUSTY OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

HOW TO FIX A RUSTY OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

Our Chimenea (or Outdoor Fireplace or fire-pit-thing or whatever they are called in your area) is...