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What To Buy In June For Big Savings

Knowing what to buy in June helps save money by leveraging your purchasing dollars. Since manufacturers and retailers typically follow predictable sales cycles, timing your purchases can lead to big savings on everything from groceries to electronics and household goods. Check out the guide below to know what you should (and shouldn’t) buy this month. […]

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How To Get Rid Of Silverfish (and keep them away)

Trying to get rid of silverfish can be frustrating because they prefer scurrying around in the dark and are quick to hide when you turn on the lights. Rather than smashing them one-by-one, . What are silverfish? If you’re a Star Trek fan you know that the bugs Khan puts in Chekhov’s ear look a […]

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How To Eat Avocado Pits (and other uses)

Earlier this year, a friend was surprised to find out that I didn’t know to eat avocado pits or even that such a thing was possible. Since I love learning new ways to use kitchen scraps, I jumped at the chance to find out more about this. Health Benefits of Eating Avocado Pits Most of us […]

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How To Clean Blinds

If you’ve had little success reducing the amount of dust in your house you’ll want to know how to clean blinds. Most people metal, vinyl, or wood blinds are more allergy-proof than fabric curtains or drapes, but that’s only true if they’re cleaned regularly. Unfortunately, cleaning blinds can seem overwhelming but it doesn’t have to […]

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How To Clean Wood Floors

If you grew up in the 70s you probably didn’t learn how to clean wood floors because you didn’t need to — that decade’s home decor was as bad as its hairstyles. Fortunately, while flare-leg pants may be making a comeback, carpeting in the kitchen or bathroom remains as distasteful as poodle perms for men. […]

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How To Wash Dry-Clean Clothes

I still remember the day I found out how to wash dry-clean clothes. I’d been stepping around a growing pile of dry-cleaning for weeks, but our household budget was too strained to even think about dropping them off. Knowing there’s a “pink tax” on women’s dry-cleaning, I eventually weeded out my husband’s shirts and took […]

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How To Wash Bathroom Rugs

Knowing how to wash bathroom rugs properly will help you get them clean without destroying them. These practical rugs really do need to be washed regularly. They’re in your bathroom, after all, and depending on their location they collect a lot of hair, moisture, and misfires (especially if you have young boys). While their rubber-backing […]

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How To Use A Grocery Price Book

Knowing how to use a grocery price book can slash your grocery bills dramatically. Consider it your playbook for the game in which stores advertise prices that aren’t really sales, and price fluctuations can make you think you’re getting a good deal when waiting just a bit longer would give you a great one. Why […]

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How To Organize Receipts

With Tax Day behind us, now is the time to learn how to organize receipts to make next year’s filing less time-consuming. Which routine works best for you depends on how complicated your tax return is: the self-employed and those who itemize deductions need their old receipts more than those who take the standard deduction, […]

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How To Get Rid Of Mildew And Keep It From Returning

Knowing how to get rid of mildew, and keep it from returning, is important to the health of your family and the condition of your home. You don’t need fancy equipment or expensive cleansers. In fact, you may already own everything you’ll need! So whether you’ve just noticed slime growing in your shower, or a […]

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How To Clean Cast Iron Pans and Season Them

Knowing how to properly clean cast iron pans, and season (or re-season) them, is the key to keeping these wonderful kitchen investments in excellent shape. If cared for properly, a cast iron pan can last a lifetime. But keeping them from rusting, and developing the non-stick surface through diligent seasoning, means treating them differently than […]

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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Once you know how to cook bacon in the oven you may never go back to cooking it on the stove again! Not only does the oven minimize shrinkage and stops those painful splatters, it also produces crispy bacon in bulk so you can make an entire package at a time. That last bit, as […]

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How To Get Rid of Mildew Smell in the Laundry

You forgot about the load in the washing machine, and now you want to know how to get rid of mildew smell in the laundry? Don’t feel bad, it happens to all of us. Whether you fell asleep binge-watching Netflix or got distracted by some other chore, you’re not the only one who’s gone to […]

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How To Wash Windows Without Leaving Streaks

One of the more frustrating parts of Spring Cleaning is figuring out how to wash windows without leaving streaks. Truth is, most of us make it more difficult than it needs to be, and the result is often streaky windows still coated in grime. So before you reach for the glass cleaner or vinegar, newspapers, […]

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How To Clean Pet Stains On Laminate Floors

The real trick to clean pet stains on laminate floors is prevention, but sometimes accidents happen. Whether you’ve just found that Fido has been piddling or Fluffy hates her litter box, it’s possible to clean pet stains on laminate floors. Here’s how. Prevention is the best approach There are certain places in your home where […]