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  • How To Construct A Durable Concrete Pad For Your Household Waste Container

    Many homeowners keep their waste containers outside their homes, but this can cause problems in some instances. For example, household garbage containers can be difficult to move around, particularly if they large, and placing containers in the grass or on dirt can make maneuvering them even harder. In addition, heavy containers can damage landscaping and even cause depressions in the soil that lead to flooding. Not everyone has a garage or wants to keep their waste containers on their driveway, so a good alternative is to construct a dedicated waste container pad so it's easier for you and your waste removal company, like Progressive Waste Solutions of FL Inc. [Read More]

  • How To Find High-End Furniture At Low-End Prices

    No one wants to spend more than they have to on furniture, but you don't want to settle on the cheap stuff either. So what's the secret to getting quality pieces without spending an arm and a leg? It's not as hard as you think. Here are a few creative and easy ways to get high-end furniture at low-end prices. Learn How to Negotiate There's an art form to negotiating, and it starts with learning what to say and how to say it. [Read More]

  • How To Prevent Weeds From Growing In Your Flower Garden

    If you plant a beautiful flower garden on your property every year, then you likely also spend your time weeding as well. It is generally unwise to use chemicals to try to kill and prevent new weeds, because certain substances can kill the flowers too. It is a much better idea to prevent the weeds from forming in the first place, so you do not need to spend any time pulling or otherwise dealing with the offending plants. [Read More]

  • How To Recognize And Treat Your Home For A Pantry Moth Infestation

    If you think having a moth infestation in your home is no big deal, think again. Having a pantry moth infestation in your home or kitchen can be as damaging and frustrating as having a mice infestation in your home. Just as mice leave their droppings all over your home and chew into packages of food, ruining their contents, pantry moths can chew through food packaging, leave sticky residue, webbing, and eggs in your home. [Read More]

  • Resourceful Ways To Deal With Heating System Failures

    Even the most well-insulated home can quickly cool down to an uncomfortable or even unsafe level when the heating system fails due to a power outage or repair issue. Although you hope this will not happen, being prepared for the possibility is an excellent way to ensure that your family is kept safe when frigid winter weather arrives. If the lack of heat will only be for a few hours, taking a few precautions such as keeping exterior doors closed, pulling the drapes and gathering together in one area of the home may be all that is necessary. [Read More]

  • Improve Drainage And Reduce Water Bills By Using Rain Barrels

    It never fails. Every time it rains, a small lake forms in your backyard. Though you may be tempted to ignore the problem, doing so can lead to serious issues developing such as damage to the home's foundation or problems with a septic system. One way to handle a drainage problem that could also reduce your water bill is to use rain barrels to capture some of the water that falls in your yard. [Read More]

  • Choosing The Best Materials For Outdoor Beach Furniture

    Choosing outdoor furniture should be dependent upon your climate. If you live by the beach or seashore, your outdoor furniture must meet certain criteria to withstand fading from the sun and damage from moisture. As you shop for your outdoor beach house furniture at places like Modern Home 2 Go, there are more aspects to consider than merely a nautical theme. The Most Suitable Materials for Outdoor Beach Furniture When selecting your outdoor chairs, tables and accessories, a major consideration should be the materials you choose. [Read More]

  • 2 Ways To Fend Off Washing Machine Damage

    When you are in the middle of your Saturday morning chores, nothing is more frustrating than a washing machine that calls it quits. To finish your laundry, you might find yourself hefting baskets of dirty clothes to your local laundromat or spending all evening at your in-law's house. However, you don't have to let a broken appliance ruin your weekend. Here are two ways to fend off washing machine damage: [Read More]

  • 3 Pacific Northwest Spiders That Are Beneficial For Your Garden

    As springtime arrives, you may start to see hordes of baby spiders coming out of their eggs. Luckily, in the Pacific Northwest, there is only one potentially harmful type of spider out of nearly 800 species: the Hobo Spider. Beyond that, the local spiders range from perfectly harmless to potentially beneficial, especially throughout the garden. If you can refrain from squishing the spiders you see outdoors, they may return the favor by protecting your plants from hungry caterpillars, aphids and ants. [Read More]

  • Steamy Structures: What You Need To Create A Steam Shower

    Steam showers are an over-sized shower structure that's sealed tightly to hold the steam inside. The core fundamentals for a steam shower include waterproofing, adding a steam unit and even choosing a finishing material to cover the walls with. If you want to create a steam shower, you can either hire a contractor to do the work for you or you can build a shower enclosure on your own. Here are some of the things that you'll need to have in addition to a standard shower enclosure if you want to add a steam shower in your house. [Read More]