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How to Hang Christmas Lights Outside Your House

Which lights should you use? How many are enough? The answers are here.

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5 Ways of Dealing with Your Trash

One man's trash is nobody's treasure if it just sits in your house.

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How Often Should I Vacuum My Carpet?

How often you should vacuum your carpet depends upon several factors. As a general rule of thumb, it

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How to Clean Your Air Ducts

There are several different reasons and ways to clean your air ducts. If you or someone in your family

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How to Clean Natural Stone Furniture

Natural stone outdoor furniture, such as tabletops and benches, is subject to stains from food, wine

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How to Clean Jewelry

A wide variety of metals and stones are used in the creation of jewelry and while the cleaning method

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How to Clean a Coffee Pot with Salt and Lemon

Is your coffee pot less than sparkling clean? Even if you don't leave on the burner and burn your pot,

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How to Clean Your Baseboard Heater

The electric baseboard heater system of your home can become clogged with human and pet hair, dust and

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How to Clean Lace Curtains

Lace curtains look elegant wherever they are hung-under curtains or drapes or alone as a window cover.

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How to Remove Motor Oil Spots on Your Driveway

Removing oil spots on your driveway from spilled motor oil can be a challenge. However, you can remove

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How to Clean a Chandelier on a High Ceiling

A chandelier can make an excellent focal point of any room. These amazing crystal light fixtures have

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How to Clean a Chocolate Fountain

After the fun and excitement of a chocolate fountain, cleaning the fountain can seem like a task best

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How to Repair a Tiffany Lamp

The Tiffany lamp is characterized by the many different sections of glass in the metal frame. While you

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How to Clean an Egg Crate Mattress Pad

Even if your egg crate mattress pad does not smell bad, it does not mean there are no germs or bacteria

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Comparing Volts and Watts in a Cordless Vacuum

If you are in the market to select and purchase a new cordless vacuum cleaner, you know that there are

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How to Troubleshoot a Central Vacuum

It can be aggravating when your central vacuum system decides not to work properly. Much more aggravating

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How to Avoid Breaking a Vacuum Belt

Unless you keep an auxiliary vacuum belt always on hand, having a vacuum cleaner belt break in the middle

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How to Clean a Vacuum Brush Roll

For optimal vacuum cleaning it is important to maintain and clean your vacuum brushes and roller. After

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Clean Fireplace Brick: How to Remove Soot

While a fireplace can add a lot of character to any home, burning anything in it will keep you from having

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How to Remove Organic Pool Stains

Owning a swimming pool can be wonderful but it also requires you to deal with pool stains. Some of those

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How to Neutralize Water Odor from Bamboo Plants

If you own a bamboo plant, chances are you may have experienced some water odor coming off of it. Bamboo

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How to Remove Well Water Stains

Several times well water stains remain on bath tubs, sinks and on other surfaces. Removing well water

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How to Remove Silicone Lubricant from Wood Furniture

Standard furniture polish often contains a high concentration of silicone lubricant or oils which, despite

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How to Mend Bleach Spots from Laminate Floors

There is a yellow dye in bleach spots that can stain surfaces. To remove this stain you will have to

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How to Clean Soot from Tile and Grout

If there has been smoke near your tiles, you may want to clean soot from them. The following is the best

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How to Clean Soot from Siding

Whether your siding has been damaged by a fire, smoke, a barbecue, or another source, you will need to

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Rust Stain Removal: Stucco

Rust stain removal on stucco can be frustrating. Even if you manage to remove it easily by washing it

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How to Remove Stains from Your Marble Countertop

A marble counter top can create a sense of elegance in a kitchen or bathroom. This porous stone is available

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How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Glass Windows

Hard Water Stains on windows are unsightly and can be tricky to remove. Hard water has a higher concentration

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How to Clean the Glass Panel on a Range Hood

If your range hood has a glass panel, it should be cleaned often to remove grease and make it sparkling

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How to Remove Rust from Your Battery Charger

If the battery charger for your cell phone, laptop computer or any other device has recently incurred

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Can I use ammonia to clean silver items?

You can use ammonia to remove tarnish and clean silver items. However, you must take precautions to do

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Cleaning Windows

There aren’t many downsides to the arrival of spring, but one that comes to mind is spring cleaning,

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How to Clean Suede Pants

When wearing luxurious leather-buffed pants, it is important to know how to clean suede in case you they

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Fixing the Cord Reel on a Canister Vacuum

Canister vacuum cleaners have a neat and tidy method of storing their power cords. The cords retract

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How to Clean a Fur Pelt

A soft, beautiful fur pelt can add its warmth and rich texture to your home for decades with the right