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[21 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 8,076 views]

If you smoke or if the previous homeowner/tenant smoked, you may be finding it quite difficult to remove the smell from the home. It is not the easiest odor to eliminate, though there are a few tips that can help you.
Tip Number One – Wash Fabrics
The first tip that will really help is to wash all of the fabrics in the affected room. The curtains, sofa cushions and carpets should all be cleaned. You can hire out a carpet cleaner or simply using a little shampoo or washing up liquid …

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[17 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 4,275 views]

In most American households you will find a jar of mustard. While its primary use is to add flavor to food, it can also be used around the home too. If you have a jar of mustard in your kitchen cupboard then here you will find a few tips on how to use it.
Tip Number One – Remove Odors from Bottles
Used bottles can come in useful around the home. They can be used to keep candles in, on their own as a decoration or they can be used as a …

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[16 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 17,055 views]

Changing the look of the bedroom does not have to be difficult. In fact, you can change the look of the whole room just by changing the look of your bed. If you cannot afford to fully replace the bed then there are several ideas that you can use to improve it.
Firstly changing the duvet cover will help to give the bed a complete new look. It is advisable to own at least two duvet covers so that you can update the room whenever you like. You can also use …

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[14 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 2,036 views]

If you do not own a detached home then noise can sometimes be a problem. Unless you want to intentionally annoy your neighbors, it could be a good idea to make the home more soundproof. This is particularly useful if you like to play your music really loud
When you live in an apartment, hardwood flooring is not typically a great idea. It may look nice but it can cause a lot of noise if there are people living below you. Instead consider carpets to eliminate the noise.
Doing it yourself
You can …

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[7 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 3,215 views]

If you have made the decision to build your own home then you will need to spend a lot of time planning. You need to plan exactly how it will look, how much it will cost, the potential problems that could crop up along the way and which builders/architect you will use. All of these things need to be given careful consideration. After all, this will be your new home and therefore it should be built to the highest standards.
Will You Need Planning Permission?
This is something that you really need …

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[26 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 1,604 views]

There are several items in your cupboard that you might be able to use right now to solve problems around the home. Vinegar is an excellent example. You can use vinegar as a strong cleaning solution practically everywhere in the home. Here you will find a few tips on how to use it.
The first thing that you can do with vinegar is you can use it to unblock your sink. First pour a cup of baking powder into the plug hole. Then add a cup of vinegar. Leave it for …

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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,826 views]

There is often no nicer way to enhance a room than with a bunch of fresh flowers. They not only look fantastic, but they also smell nice too. They brighten the home and they can really help to lift your mood. The only problem is, sometimes they only seem to last a day or two. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could make fresh flowers last a little longer? Well now you can and below you will find a few tips on how to do it.
Strip Leaves and Foliage
It is …

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[24 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,434 views]

Are you interested in saving money on cleaning products? Maybe you would just like to limit the amount of chemical cleaners that you use? Or maybe you are just searching for tips on keeping your home clean and organized with natural products? If so then here you will find a few great tips on using cornstarch around the home. This great ingredient can be used for a number of different purposes and the best thing is – it is really affordable!
Using Cornstarch around the Home
One of the best ways to …

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[23 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 3,973 views]

If you are running out of storage space then it may be worth de-cluttering your garage. Not only will de-cluttering the garage give you more space, but it will also help you to get to anything that you have stored in there. However, the thought of sorting through all of the junk in there can seem like a nightmare. Luckily there are some tips that can help you.
Tip Number One – Break the Job Down
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when sorting out any part of their homes …

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[20 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,402 views]

While there are many jobs around the home that should be left to professional, there are also things that you may be able to do yourself. Making DIY home repairs and updates can save you a lot of money. Here you will find out more about the different types of jobs that most people can attempt by themselves.
Plumbing Problems
Plumbing problems in the home can be very expensive to repair. The trick is to catch problems as early as possible. It is recommended that you try to change washers once a …

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