Archive | July, 2014

What Home Improvement Stores Won’t Really Tell You

They may be bigger, but they are not necessarily better Summer is when many people spend plenty of time working on home improvement projects. That inevitably means many will also be spending plenty of time and money at the big-box stores that have come to dominate the home-improvement industry. While many retail experts thought the big […]

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Beware of These Bugs in Your Homes and Outside

Summer’s insects can be more than annoying and some can make you sick. Ticks carry Lyme disease and mosquitoes spread serious illnesses such as malaria or West Nile virus. Mosquitoes alone spread malaria which is linked to more than 700,000 deaths a year. While few of those deaths occur in the U.S., several other tropical, […]

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How to Turn Any Room Into a (Part) Laundry Room

Even if space isn’t at a premium, a whole room devoted just to doing laundry can seem wasteful. In fact, given that when you’re engaged in this time-consuming chore you’re inevitably multitasking, why not place your washer and dryer in a location that makes it easier to double up on household duties or squeeze in […]

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