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What are your thoughts on painted brick: yay or nay?
Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Answered on May 13, 2024

Painting bricks can completely transform the appearance of a home, giving it a fresh, modern look or adding a pop of color to an otherwise plain facade.On the other h... See more

Which room would you pick for a room makeover in your home?
Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Answered on May 13, 2024

We're curious, if you could redesign any room in your home, which is the room you would choose?Whether it's your cozy living room, your bustling kitchen, or even your... See more

What is your favorite season: spring, summer, winter, or fall?
Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Answered on May 13, 2024

Let's chat about our favorite seasons!Whether you're a summer lover, a fall enthusiast, a winter aficionado, or a spring admirer, we want to know: What's your favorit... See more

Growing garlic
Decor&Dine Decor&Dine Answered on May 12, 2024

Growing our first garlic, should we wait until the leaves are drying out before we pick it? Husband picked first one today along with our first potatoes.

How do I clean burnt apple cider off my pot?
Linda Marie Pollitt Linda Marie Pollitt Answered on May 12, 2024

How do I clean a burnt pot? There is burnt-on apple cider inside of my calphalon pot.

Please suggest container plants that repel mosquitoes?
Danielle Segev Danielle Segev Answered on May 12, 2024

Hi everyone,I am wondering which container plants are the most effective at repelling mosquitoes, and how can I use them to keep my outdoor space and home free from t... See more

What are some effective homemade mosquito trap outdoor ideas?
Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Amy Poulton, Hometalk Editor Answered on May 12, 2024

Hi there,I'm on the hunt for ideas to create a homemade mosquito trap to place outdoors by the windows until my current mosquito nets are fixed. I'd like to keep it a... See more

How can I get this paint off of my coat?
Lea Grossman Lea Grossman Answered on May 12, 2024

Any ideas how to get paint off of this winter jacket?

Sand in bird baths - mosquitos?
Tammie S Tammie S Answered on May 12, 2024

I heard recently that you can put sand in the bottom of a birdbath to help keep mosquitoes. Any validity to this?

Should I paint or stain my oak kitchen cabinets?
Lauren of Mom Home Guide Lauren of Mom Home Guide Answered on May 11, 2024

I was wondering if you could help me with something -- I have an entirely oak kitchen. I know it's the rage now to paint or gel stain cabinets. I've been considering ... See more

How to remove popcorn ceiling that has been painted?
Quilter2 Quilter2 Answered on May 08, 2024

Does having a paint over a popcorn ceiling change how I'd remove the popcorn ceiling?

Fruit flies in my office- Do I need to find the source?
Marcy Marcy Answered on May 10, 2024

My office has a ton of fruit flies. I'm not sure where they are coming from and how to get rid of the fruit flies. The garbage cans are all clean. We have some new pl... See more

What causes the top hem of a sheet to crease after washing and drying?
Yaine Yaine Answered on May 10, 2024

Every sheet set I have gets creases in the top hem of the top sheet. No amount of ironing takes out the wrinkles. Is there a solution? (Not sure this is a DIY ques... See more

Indoor compost bin keeps attracting Fruit Flies- what can I do?
Sonnie Sonnie Answered on May 10, 2024

I have a small bin in my kitchen with holes in it that has a biodegradable /disposable liner. I put my fruit and vegetable scraps in it when I am cooking. The only pr... See more

I have fruit nats, in my kitchen and bathroom, they seem to go to wate
Marcia McKee Marcia McKee Answered on May 10, 2024

they seem to go toward water, but I can't figure how to get rid of fruit flies, even when I get rid of standing water.

How to prevent fruit flies?
Sam🌺 Sam🌺 Answered on May 10, 2024

Please help..I did everything to get rid of the fruit flies, with no avail, do you have any suggestions?Thank you so muchSam🌺

Trail of dead grass mystery?
Joan K Joan K Answered on May 10, 2024

Trail of dead grass appeared two weeks ago that starts in neighbor's yard and goes to the sidewalk, then continues past the sidewalk in a line into the grass into my ... See more

How to get rid of fruit flies in my plants?
Mary Mary Answered on May 09, 2024

How to get rid of fruit flies in my plants?

I have flies can't get rid of them.no food left out. No fruit. Really
Carole Taurasi Carole Taurasi Answered on May 09, 2024

I have fruit flies and can't get rid of them. I don't even have any food or fruit out.

How to get rid of fruit flies in my drain
Pat11544256 Pat11544256 Answered on May 09, 2024

Bug spray doesn't work.

How do i get rid of these gnats or fruit flies?
Nancy gmitter Nancy gmitter Answered on May 09, 2024

Can someone tell me how to get rid of fruit flies or gnats?

What is the best way to clean a burnt pot?
Lea Grossman Lea Grossman Answered on May 09, 2024

I made a thick soup for winter and by accident left it on the fire for too long. Now my soup pot is basically ruined! Any hacks to help me clean the burnt pot? Need t... See more

I burnt popcorn on bottom of stainless steel pot. How to clean it?
Buddy Monetti Buddy Monetti Answered on May 09, 2024

It was burnt real bad so I have no little black chippy things to scrape off it's like burnt right into the steel.I tried the baking soda and vinegar soak and it did n... See more

Best way to clean burnt pots?
Jo Bowman Jo Bowman Answered on May 09, 2024

What is the best way to clean a burnt pot?

How can I get evergreen climbing vines that don't attract bees?
Isabel Isabel Answered on May 08, 2024

Need privacy screen I can train on trellises for my patio. There's lattice there, but not enough to block out neighboring home. This is a mobile home. Would love flow... See more