5 easy ways to keep your home spider free, pest control

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Home Spider Free

Spiders. If that word sends shivers down your spine, you’re not alone. According to a recent BrightNest poll, 85 percent of people Hate spiders with a capital H. But just because the eight-legged arachnids aren’t welcome in your home doesn’t mean they’ll always stay away.

cleaning tips hydrogen peroxide uses, cleaning tips, home maintenance repairs

9 Surprising Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide

Let’s play a word association game. When you hear “hydrogen peroxide,” what do you picture?
If it’s a first aid kit, you’re not alone. The vast majority of us keep hydrogen peroxide in the wings for scrape and bruise duty and kinda forget it exists 99% of the time. Tragedy! Hydrogen peroxide’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties make it one of the most valuable $2.00 purchases you can make at the drug store.
Here are 9 of our favorite uses:

downy dryer sheets uses tips, cleaning tips

12 Creative Ways to Use Your Downy Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets are like the Justin Timberlake of the laundry room. They’ve got talent to spare.
Downy dryer sheets cost about $3 for a pack of 100 and do a lot more than keep your towel’s soft. They can de-stink anything, remove static from screens and even scare bees away. Basically, they’re awesome.
Get your Downy dryer sheets out of the laundry room, and try these 12 tricks:

keep bed bugs out of your home, home decor, pest control

Keep Bed Bugs Out Of Your Home

Bed bug infestations are on the rise across North America, Europe and Australia. They aren’t known to spread diseases, but they do leave red, itchy bites on people, making them a major pain and frustration! On top of that, bed bugs are also very difficult and expensive to get rid of (an exterminator can charge upwards of $1,200!), so it’s worth taking these preventative measures.

there s more than one way to clean a toilet, bathroom ideas, cleaning tips

There’s More Than One Way To Clean A Toilet

Taking out the trash. Folding the laundry. Scrubbing your soiled toilet. You dread these household chores. Am I right? But one of these tasks, if left unperformed, can translate to 40,000 germs per square inch, including e-coli, salmonella and staphylococci. That would be your toilet. It’s low on the totem pole of things you want to do in your home, but high on the list of importance. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to clean a dirty toilet.
The best way to tackle the bad chore blues is to keep it interesting! Here are ten tantalizing options for cleaning your toilet so you can sit pretty on your porcelain throne. Feel free to mix and match.

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Pass the Salt: Five Uncommon Uses for Spices

Spices can do more than add sweetness to your cinnamon rolls or a little heat to your homemade chili. Next time you need to address an ant infestation in your kitchen or prevent pests in your garden, try turning to your spice rack. Common spices like salt and pepper can be used in place of harsh chemicals for everyday household problems.
Check it out:

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You’re 3 Steps Away From Faux Crown Molding

Adding crown molding to a room is like wearing diamond earrings with a basic outfit. Sure, it isn’t necessary, but it will make everything just look nicer. Unfortunately, just like diamond earrings, legit crown molding can be pricy.
We say, fake it ‘til you make it. Faux crown molding is a simple and affordable project, and adds that touch of je ne sais quoi to any room.
For this project, you’ll need:
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how to get rid and keep ants away, pest control

Pest Control: Ants

Why Do This?
Are there ants in your pants or are they crawling around your kitchen? Wherever the ants may roam, they can be a nuisance. Get rid of ants and prevent them from coming back with these pest removal tips.

the best way to wash your bedding ever, bedroom ideas, cleaning tips

The Best Way to Wash Your Bedding Ever

You spend a third of your life wrapped up in your sheets like a burrito. That makes it really important to clean them! Why? Because while you’re feeling snugly and catching some Zs, your body releases things like sweat, drool and dead skin cells. This can quickly lead to funky smells and allergy-inducing dust mites, so clean your sheets and pillowcases using this awesome (and easy) process.

remove rust stains, cleaning tips

Remove Rust Stains

WHY DO THIS?
If iron gets wet, the combination of water, iron and oxygen reacts to create rust. Remove rust from your iron furniture and garden tools before it starts to corrode to protect your iron and keep it looking great. You will also delay a costly furniture replacement by removing rust stains as soon as you notice them.

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