How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Home: Terro vs. Amdro Liquid Ant Bait

How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Home: Terro vs. Amdro Liquid Ant Bait

These products worked better than a professional exterminator for us. We had a bad ant problem. It got to the point where if a crumb fell on the floor, in thirty minutes there would be an ant trail going to it. We tried some of those ultrasonic insect repellents. They...
How to Hide Embarrassing Bathroom Noises in Your Home

How to Hide Embarrassing Bathroom Noises in Your Home

It’s a common problem: you have a bathroom with thin walls and/or a flimsy door adjacent to a living room or other common area. Whenever someone uses the toilet, everyone can hear the person doing their thing. My condo has that problem. It’s embarrassing...
How to Re-Stain Your Front Door

How to Re-Stain Your Front Door

After years of sun and water damage (see above), my front door was in need of a re-stain and re-varnish.  I decided to save some money and do it myself.  Here’s my story and some lessons that I learned. Tools and Materials Here is a list of things you’ll...
Six Reasons Your House Plants are Dying

Six Reasons Your House Plants are Dying

If your house plants are in various states of near-death, this article is for you. I got the information for this article from my Mom, who used to own a plant store and loves gardening. Drawing from her years of experience dealing with plant customers and plant-owning...
How to Choose and Install a Programmable Wall Switch Timer

How to Choose and Install a Programmable Wall Switch Timer

I have a porch light controlled by a wall switch in my entryway. Rather than having to manually turn this light on at night and off in the morning (or worse, forgetting and wasting energy having it on all day), I wanted to install a timer where the existing light...
14 Killer Tips to Sell Your Stuff on Craigslist Fast

14 Killer Tips to Sell Your Stuff on Craigslist Fast

I recently had to sell a bunch of stuff quickly to prepare for a move.  I didn’t have time for eBay, so I put it all on Craigslist, and through some trial and error, was able to sell most of my items in a day, with a few taking two days.  Here are some things I...
How to Catch a Mouse

How to Catch a Mouse

I had never even seen a mouse until I moved to an older building on the East Coast. Workmen were doing some repairs on the outside, which I think disturbed a couple of critters and caused them to come into my apartment. Here’s how I got rid of them. Types of Traps I...

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