rid your home of pesky household odors
winter came to your neck of the woods, did you close your house up tight to
ward off the Antarctic freeze or did you take a tough guy approach and fight
winter all the way by keeping some windows cracked open? I am guessing you closed up your house
preparing for a deep freeze. When you
did that, did your house start to smell musty and stale? While fumigating your house with Febreze or
your select perfume might work for the short run, I am going to give you some
rock solid ideas on removing odors rather than covering them.
Is your lawn looking a little down and out. Here are 4 steps that will help get it back to looking good.
Step 1. Aerate the soil. This helps water, air, and roots to move around. You can rent an aerator if you do not have one.
Step 2. Mow the old grass as low as possible. To remove what they call thatch which prevents water from entering.
Step 3. Stop the weeds. So you need to fertilize with some weed and feed.
Step 4. Water, water, water
Spring is almost here and it is the time to start those
road trips again. It is important to be safe while driving, so carrying an
emergency kit with you at all times is very important. Here is a list of things that you
should consider putting in your vehicle emergency kit.
- A first-aid kit
- Work gloves or latex gloves
- Two quarts of oil
- Jumper cables
- Brake fluid
- A blanket
- A flashlight with fresh batteries
- A Phillips head screwdriver
- A flat head screwdriver
- Vise grips
- An adjustable wrench
- A pair of pliers
Ways to keep all those Lego's pieces picked up and organized.
Tired of painfully stepping on those little Lego pieces that
your kids keep leaving around the house. Here are a couple organizing ideas for
the hundreds of Lego pieces your kids own these days.
Here is a Lego bag you can make. This website tells you how
to make it step-by-step, and is an easy way for your kids to clean up after themselves
without you stepping on any pieces afterward. http://www.freshlypieced.com/2011/10/12-gifts-of-christmas-lego-storage.
Are you having a sudden itch to build something from stuff you
have lying around. Here are four really cool ideas that you can do with old wood doors and wood you might have, or could find really
Chalk board weekly duties
Here are some cute ideas you can complete with your kids, so they can have cute valentines boxes to show off to there friends at school.
- Paper lunch bag
- Construction paper
- Shoe box
- Red paint
- Red solo cups
- Box (any size)
- Construction paper
- glue stick
Easy ways to pull stains from your carpet.
Everyone gets stains in their carpet but not everyone has a
carpet shampooer, here is an easier cheaper way to get rid of those stains.
You will need:
-White towel NOT COLORED (colored towel will leave color in
-Carpet cleaning solution (you can use something store
bought or you can mix dish soap and water or water and vinegar)
Plug your iron in
next to the area where the carpet stain is located and place it on the highest
steam setting available.
Putting Away Christmas:
How to Organize YourHolidayDecorations
Ready to reclaim your house fromChristmas? This is your online instruction manual to get you started on thetask of putting away Christmas. Do it now, and you will be pleasantly surprisedwhen you go to access your holiday decorations next Christmas. Our five stepprocess to an organized holiday:
1. Groupyour holiday items into categories;
How to Clean An Artificial Christmas Tree
Christmas is coming closer. It is time to start decorating your house for the biggest festival and to welcome Santa. Every year it is not always possible to buy a new Christmas tree. That is why a lot of people wrap their artificial Christmas tree with covers and keep them in the store room for next year. What becomes a major problem is cleaning the artificial Christmas tree. You find it really hard to remove the dirt from the pine needles of the artificial Christmas tree.
What You'll Need:
- Candy corn
- Easy print Avery labels
Instructions:Place your candy corn in a tin. print labels,
and glue on to your stems. Then just
stick them right into your tin of candy corn and place on your table. You now
have a nice little treat for your guest, and decoration.
What You'll Need:
- Candle holders
Instructions:Paint your pumpkin any color you would like,
before the paint dry’s sprinkle your glitter all over. Then once they are dry off
set each pumpkin on some sort of stand doesn’t have to be candle holders.