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Avoid Fighting Over Who Does The Dishes By Making It A Competition

Doing the dishes is a simple chore, but for some reason, nobody ever wants to tackle it. By making it a competition with something at stake, everyone in the household might want to make an effort.


De-Stink Your Humidifier With Borax

Over time, humidifiers can pick up odours because of bacteria, mildew, or just stagnant water. You can get your smelling fresh again with borax.


Clean Your Electric Kettle With Citric Acid Powder

Some electric kettles have narrow openings that make it difficult to get a scrubbing brush inside. Fortunately, you can get them clean with some boiling water and a little citric acid powder.


This Graphic Shows The Best Air-Cleaning Plants, According To NASA

Houseplants are awesome indoor air cleaners, but some of them are more effective than others at filtering out pollutants and toxic chemicals in the air. This infographic highlights the best air-filtering plants, according to a NASA study.


Rotate Your Rugs For More Even Wear

If you have a rug that extends under furniture, part of your rug is getting a lot more foot traffic and vacuum exposure than the rest. Extend the life of your rug by rotating it periodically.


This Graphic Shows How To Clean Your Kitchen With Everyday Ingredients

Cleaning all the appliances in your kitchen might not be your definition of fun, but a sparkling kitchen is nice to have. You can refresh your kitchen with common ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.


Soundproof Your Room With These Cheap Building Techniques

Adding a laundry next to a bedroom may be convenient, but you better get used to hearing every door slam and washing cycle. During a remodel or new build, there are some inexpensive steps you can take to mitigate the sound travelling from one room to the next.


Make Dishes Fresh And Sparkly With A Lemon Wedge In The Dishwasher

Lemons have the power to remove rust from your knives and de-stink your garbage disposal. They can also make a load of dishes smell great and shine like they’re brand new.


Repair Broken Jalouise Windows Yourself With A Screwdriver

Glass jalouise windows provide excellent ventilation, but they are susceptible to damage. Anyone with a screwdriver can repair these windows by sourcing the right parts.


How Did You Find Your Lost Pet?

Losing a pet is a heartbreaking, scary experience. But the good news is a surprisingly high percentage of lost cats and dogs are recovered. If you found your lost pet, we want to know how you did it.