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DIY No Slip Hangers

by bfranklin on 03-12-2013 at 03:51 PM
We all have that wide-necked shirt or dress that just will not stay on a hanger. Every time I go through my closet, there is at least one piece of clothing that ends up falling off its hanger. I waste half of my morning rehanging clothes.

Imagine my excitement when I found an easy fix to this never-ending annoyance while browsing online the other day. Luckily, I had just the tool I needed on hand....a hot glue gun!

All I did was apply

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10 Household Multitaskers

by bfranklin on 02-25-2013 at 01:09 PM
There are tons of household items on the market that you can use in different ways around your house. A great way to save money and reduce clutter in your home is to find other uses for the stuff you already have. Below are some of my favorite multitaskers you probably already have on hand.

1. Paper Clips




- Keep your ties straight
- Put bracelets on without a fight
- Handle tiny USB drives
- Crack a padlock

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Good Wallpaper Tips to Know

by bfranklin on 12-28-2012 at 03:40 PM
According to the popular home design gurus, wallpaper is, once again, becoming a popular trend in homes. Are you in love with the idea of picking out new wallpaper for a home remodel but don't know where to start? Here are a few tips that are good to know before you get started.

1. Test your wallpaper first. Most wallpaper samples are small, so they don't really give you an idea of what the room will look like when completed. The best way you can try out the design you have chosen

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Updated 01-10-2013 at 12:04 PM by abaumann

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How to Clean Your Oven Door

by bfranklin on 12-12-2012 at 01:04 PM
After moving in to a new house, I found my new oven in this condition:

I guess the previous home owners never got around to cleaning it. Therefore, work had to be done before I was going to even consider cooking anything in that mess.

After researching different ways to clean an oven, I found that it was fairly simple. All you need is water and baking soda.

Add about 1/2 cup of baking soda to a bowl.

Mix just enough

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Updated 01-11-2013 at 02:43 PM by abaumann

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Tips for Maximizing Heating Efficiency

by bfranklin on 12-03-2012 at 04:27 PM
This winter, prepare your home to ensure that you are getting the most out of your heating system. Here are a few tips that will help increase the efficiency of your heating systems and possibly save you some money.

1. Get your furnace inspected by a professional. Professionals can tune your system and make sure you are heating at maximum efficiency.

2. Look for cold spots in your home. Use a hand-held thermal sensor device to locate places where you may have missing insulation

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