Category: How-To

How to Make Your Home Smell Great

The smell of your home is unique. Although it may not always be smelling the best, there are some steps you can take to boost the overall aroma on a daily basis. Start here to deodorize your house instead of burning a fragrant candle for a quick fix. Garbage Disposal Start with your sink. Drop lemon-scented dish soap into the disposal and run the water, then turn it on. You

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Grow Your Savings in 2021

2020 was tough. A massive economic fallout left many people with additional debt and economic anxiety. Increasing your savings in the new year can be easier with the right strategies. Try these effective ways to build up or replenish your savings account. Unsubscribe Start off by hitting unsubscribe from all those store email lists. Even if we have the intentions to save, seeing an email for 70 percent off at

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How to Install Cabinet Hardware

A new set of cabinet hardware is a quick and easy way to upgrade the look of your kitchen. Hardware is typically a low expense with little effort required. If you’d like knobs where none existed, it’ll take a little longer to locate and drill new holes. Here’s how to install new cabinet hardware. What You’ll Need: Ruler or tape measure Hammer Drill with 3/16-inch twist bit Straightedge Screwdriver Materials:

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How to Clean a Scorched Pan

Pans are bound to be neglected at times. Leaving something in for too long leaves food burned and your pan scorched. While there are popular store-bought cleaners, try these other easy solutions if you ever find yourself short on money or time. Vinegar & Baking Soda Vinegar is a great multi-purpose cleaner that can save your pans. Pour a small layer of equal parts water and white vinegar on the

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The Grilling Mistakes You Should Avoid

Grilling may be a summer pastime, but it’s never the wrong time to brush on your skills. Be ready the next time the warm weather rolls around by correcting these mistakes you may not be aware you’re making. The Grill. Lighting a fire with lighter fluid may get everything blazing faster, but it’s better to start things slow. Build your fire with charcoal and newspaper until they’re fully gray. Give

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Broiler

Broilers are like upside-down grills inside your oven. You can expose your foods to very high heat to effectively cook, like on a grill. Broilers are best used for thin cuts of meat, vegetables or foods that are fairly tender. Here’s everything you need to know for the best results from your broiler. First, it’s important to understand where the broiler is located inside your oven. Usually it’s the same

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Tips on Organizing Your Pantry

You may have already heard the common pantry organizing tricks such as placing similar ingredients together or using clear containers for dry goods. Here are some more tips you may be missing when it comes to building that well-ordered pantry you’ve always dreamed of. New Methods for Organizing A common way of organizing your pantry is the “like with like” approach. While placing similar ingredients together may be a good

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Ways You’re Ruining Your Nonstick Pans

Nonstick pans are great for every day cooking and the nonstick feature makes for an easy clean up. However, when used incorrectly these pans can be damaged and ruined completely. Here are some of the ways you may be ruining yours. Cooking Spray. Using cooking spray on nonstick pans is a big problem. The spray will build up on the pans over time and it’s near impossible to remove. Stick

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How to Clean Brass

Before starting, check if your brass is solid or brass-plated. You can test this by using a magnet. If your magnet sticks, your item is brass-plated. It’s important to note this since scrubbing brass-plated items can remove the plating. Clean these items with hot, soapy water instead and dry properly. Cleaning Brass First, check how tarnished your brass is. If it’s only lightly tarnished you can use hot water with

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How to Personalize Your Kitchen

Plants may seem like just a decorative piece in a kitchen, but if growing the right ones, they can offer tastier meals and fresher cocktails. Consider adding low maintenance herbs to brighten up your kitchen space. Here’s some tips on how to start your plant collection. Pots. Plant pots can add the most character to a plant and speak to your style. Choose pots with interesting colors and shapes. Combine

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