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Category Archives: House and Home
Installing roll-out and/or drop-down shelving in household cupboards can eliminate much painful reaching. These are readily available from manufacturers (especially roll-out models), or you can purchase the hardware and convert your existing shelves.
The pillows, blankets, and curtains in your bedroom can trap all sorts of allergens and irritants that can contribute to poor sleep habits. Regular cleaning can help keep these substances at bay and help you get a better night’s rest. … Continue reading
Thinking about moving to a new home? Consider downsizing. Living with a smaller floor plan can help you keep your home clean and tidy with less work, and having fewer possessions means less chance for mess.
Keep a basic tool kit – a lightweight hammer, Phillip’s-head and regular screwdrivers, and needle-nose pliers are a great start, plus some nails and screws – on each floor of your home to make minor repairs easier. Otherwise, you’ll be … Continue reading
Spring is here (at least, technically), so it’s time to schedule seasonal maintenance. HVAC inspection, chimney cleaning, duct cleaning, landscaping, carpet steaming, painting, power washing – anything you need or want to have done but can’t manage yourself. Before you … Continue reading
Most curtains, window blinds, and drapes need be taken down and cleaned occasionally to remove dust, pollen, and other allergens from your home. However, the arm work involved in this process can be daunting. Try to manage just one or … Continue reading
How many pots and pans do you need? Many of us have cupboards cluttered with rarely-used cookware. If it’s an item you need only rarely, like a turkey roaster or a pressure canner, store it somewhere that won’t interfere with … Continue reading
Notice physical hazards in your home and find ways to overcome them. For instance, if you often bump your toes on heavy furniture or door frames, try attaching a layer of thick foam at toe level. If you trip over … Continue reading
Spring has officially sprung! Although it may still be chilly – or snowy – in your area, now is a great time to schedule seasonal maintenance, like an annual HVAC inspection or a chimney cleaning.