My husband has always enjoyed cooking, and has done most of it for our large family of 8 kids throughout the last twenty years. One of his favorite things to cook out of is cast iron cookware. In our family, the brunt of the cooking is his, and the brunt of the cleaning is mine. As the primary person doing the cleaning, I’ve learned to maintain my husband’s cast iron cookware with his direction, and…"Maintaining Cast Iron Cookware"
Hunting for and apartment can be an exciting yet daunting experience. With a few good tips, however, finding an apartment, even your first apartment can be a rewarding experience. The following five apartment hunting tips are perfect for the first time hunter or a seasoned veteran. Read the tips, print yourself a copy and carry the tips with you as you go on your hunt. Keeping these tips in the front of your mind will…"Apartment Hunting Tips"
It wasn’t so long ago that washers, dryers, dishwashers, and refrigerators were thought of as luxuries that few could afford. As we all know, that this is no longer true today. These time saving devises have replaced the workhorse of yesterday and are just as critical in the running of our daily lives. So it isn’t surprising that consumers will run out immediately to replace one that died a sudden death. We may still balk…"Prolong the Life of Your Appliances"
All you really need to paint a room is the paint, the brush and the roller. Don’t let the paint store clerk talk you in to one-time-use gadgets that will easily run your card to its max! Below is a step by step guide, professional short cuts, and trade secrets to painting any room in a day. Choosing Colors: Don’t be afraid to use color! Look at any advertisement in a magazine; you’ll often see…"Paint Almost Any Room in a Day"
Well into the season now, this may be a great time to buy a leaf blower. Many merchandiser are already moving into the mode of moving these remaining items off the shelf, so you’re timing may be perfect. Still, like with anything else, you don’t want to just buy the first leaf blower you see. Here’s a little backrgound research before you make the plunge – and put the sore back days of raking leaves…"How to Buy a Leaf Blower"
It is expected in the next 20-40 years that consumption of natural gases like propane and gasoline will become obsolete. People are now faced with the very real truth that fossil fuels cannot last forever. One day, sooner than we may all think, we will be forced to find alternative sources of energy. One optional source of energy is solar power. Currently the world population is only harnessing about 1% of all available solar power.…"Solar Power: The New Way to Heat Your Home"
This winter promises to be long and cold and expensive so winterizing your home now will save you money on heating bills later as the icy winds blow. The first thing to do is a survey of your home with a notebook and measuring tape in hand. Look in your attic and note the depth and quality of the insulation. Look under your house in the crawl space or basement and again note the depth…"Quality of Insulation Key for Winterizing Your Home"
Looking for tips on remodeling your kitchen? Well, you’re not alone. Kitchens are central to just about every home. From a homework hub and after school snack stop to the home of candlelit dinners and holiday baking, the kitchen is one of the most important and most used parts of a home. Investing in a kitchen remodel is one project that can serve not only to increase the functionality and appearance of your home, but…"Tips on Remodeling Your Kitchen"