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What are you waiting for? Summer? – Winterization tips for your home.

No, not yet. We’ll be yearning for summer soon enough. For now, you should be well into WINTERIZING YOUR HOME. With that, here are a few tips to get the place that you call “home”, ready for Old Man Winter; Turn off outside hose bibs (faucets) and drain them. As an added precaution, wrap it […]

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Clean Your Car’s Windshield

To clean the road pitch from your car’s windshield, use a dose of Cola on a rag and wipe away. The acids in the Cola eat up the gunk on the glass and leave a clean window to see through.

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Nail Polish For Repairs

Got Nail Polish? If you’ve got cats that like to jump at bugs (and whatever else) through the screen on the patio door and have (more than once) caught their little claws in the screen – enough to tear the screen. Here’s a quick mend for the small nicks and tears. Apply a drop or […]

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Egg Drop

Breakfast Time! Dropped the egg on the floor? Apparently, drop some salt on it, wait ten minutes, then SWEEP it up. The salt does something cosmic to the egg and makes it easier to pick up. That “beats” smearing it all over the floor – that is unless you have radiant floor heating to cook […]

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Holiday Advice

Some holiday advice. If someone isn’t stopping by every day to check on the animals and plants, collect the mail, e.t.c., then take this piece of wisdom that’ll save you a call to the insurance company when you get home. Most of us know the problem with vandals, the garden hose and the mail slot, […]

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Christmas

At Christmas time, avoid putting all of the packaging from the big ticket items out to the curb at one time. A thief will see this and consider it an open invite to your house the next time you’re not at home.

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Cutting Onions

Does cutting onions make you cry even if you cut them under running water or the hood fan? Try stabbing a piece of bread and push it to the handle before you cut. The bread will absorb the fumes.

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Caulking or Sealant

A word about caulking. In the industry, we throw the word “caulk” around as a general word for “sealant”. It is imperative that you get the right sealant for the right job. I’ve been in a lot of houses for repairs to the bathroom and kitchen areas because of water ingress or leakage. The most […]

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Vinegar For Drywall Dust

To clean up the dust created when sanding drywall mud, add vinegar to the cleaning water. Without the vinegar, the dust will just smear everywhere.

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Waste Disposal

With this you really will be able to give the waste disposal a good clean. Make vinegar ice cubes and feed them down the disposal. After grinding, run cold water through. The grinding effect of the ice will sort out any stubborn items and it will remove the odours and smells as well.

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