Prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can have dire consequences. It is important to know how to identify and remove them. There are many different occupations that will have numerous exposures to asbestos, the most familiar being the construction industry. One will not have lasting harm after one exposure, but consistent repetitions can lead to life-threatening […]

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Have you considered ways to cut down your energy bill? Such efforts are both good for the environment and your bank account. With so many savings routes to choose from, making your home more energy efficient can seem like an overwhelming task, and many homeowners are deterred by the perceived cost or time required to […]

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Making your home feel clean goes beyond wiping down countertops and making the bed.  Yes, these are important, but they are also just part of the overall big picture. To make your home feel comfortable and like a place that you can escape the chaos of the outside world, bring in clean air, generate pleasant […]

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Cleaning is a chore that many people simply hate to do. Because of the harsh chemicals used to create commercial cleaners, it can also be dangerous. Cleaning wooden floors or furniture requires special care because the surface can be quite sensitive and damage easily. The artificial lemon scent found in the wood cleaner that we’re […]

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When we think of our homes, we think of having a safe, comfortable space where we can relax. But there can be irritants lurking there, too. If you suffer from allergies, ranging from minor annoyance to high sensitivity, then you definitely want relief at home. Maintaining an allergen free environment is an important step in […]

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There are tons of life hacks out there that use simple, everyday things to make your life better. From reusing ketchup bottles for pancake mix container to using tennis balls to hold mail, there are a variety of ways to make your day go by smoother. Using fruits can also be effective for your home […]

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Most homes have carpet in them somewhere, meaning that there is always a chance to battle a stain. While cleaning carpets is not necessarily difficult, accidental stains can cause major stress since carpets and rugs are sometimes pricey to replace. Rather than jumping to chemical cleaners, try some of these non-toxic ways to clean up […]

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The joys of gardening can only be hampered by the irritation of keeping pests away. Even worse, it is difficult to find effective and safe pesticides that are also organic, making it a challenge to keep your garden truly organic. The good news is that there are some very effective organic pesticides that you can […]

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Bed bugs, bedbugs, or bed-bugs are an incredible nuisance, and can be lurking in almost any bed. Often you don’t know a mattress is infected until it is too late. As annoying as they and their bites are, they are even more difficult to get rid of. How to Eliminate Bed Bugs If you believe […]

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Cockroaches are never welcome guests, and they are some of the most difficult creatures to get rid of. Not only are they simply gross to look at, but they also track urine and feces wherever they walk. How to Get Rid of Cockroaches You might think that a whole can of RAID is your only […]

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Everybody is familiar with pepper’s lighter-hued mate and its uses in and on dishes. But you may be surprised to learn that salt also has a wide variety of uses outside of the kitchen. From killing ants to polishing metal, salt may just be your new go-to item for many fixes around the house. Uses […]

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After making yourself a much-needed cup of joe in the morning, you likely toss the expired grounds into the trash. But did you know that these coffee grounds can actually be used in a variety of ways around the home and garden? Ways to Use Coffee Grounds Check out the list of uses for coffee […]

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Essential oils have been in use for centuries for a number of reasons, including their health purposes, medicinal properties and often delightful scents. They can be used to aid in housework, provide aromatherapy, protect your immune system and care for your body. The oils are made using every part of the plants, from the flowers […]

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Along with warmer temperatures and longer nights, summer also brings mosquitoes. With the rising concern of diseases such as West Nile and the Zika virus, it is more important than ever to protect yourself from the bites of these obnoxious bugs. Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Here is a list of some of the most useful […]

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Flies. Everyone hates them and they seem to move with lightning speed when flying into the house or car. If you have a serious problem with flies, either in the house or the yard, it can be seriously irritating. You can hang those store-bought fly traps, but they never seem to work very well and […]

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