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Household Tips Articles
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Household Uses for Candles and Candle Wax
If you burn candles in your home—especially around the holidays—keep in mind these household candle...
Superstitions and Old Wives' Tales Around the Home
There are many superstitions and old wives’ tales about the house and home. Are they fact or...
Homemade Bathroom Cleaners: Toilets, Tubs, and Tiles
To clean your bathroom, use items straight from the pantry! From a toilet bowl cleaner to tub, tile...
Holiday Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Here are some holiday kitchen cleaning tips because, at this time of year more than any other, the...
How to Fold Napkins for the Holidays
Dress up a holiday table by including special napkins at each place. Follow these 4 easy steps to...
Common Cooking Mistakes
Even the best chefs are guilty of something on this list of common cooking mistakes, and it’s time...
Recipes for Leftover Bread
Be sure not to throw out your leftover stale bread, as there are plenty of delicious recipes that...
Measurements and Conversions Chart
Here is a chart of household measurements and metric conversions. TABLE OF MEASURES...
How to Choose a Clothesline
Use a clothesline instead of a dryer to dry your clothes in warm, dry weather. You save money,...
One-Minute Fix for Loose Cabinet Knobs and Pulls
With a Phillips screwdriver and some inexpensive hardware-store washers that cost a dime or so, you...
DIY Fence Ideas
Thinking about DIY fencing? Here are traditional fence types made of natural materials. Whether you...
Upcycling Ideas: Reuse and Repurpose
Look at some of your regular household items differently! Here are ways to repurpose, reuse, and...
Thanksgiving Cleaning with Vinegar, Lemons, and Salt
It’s time to clean the house for Thanksgiving, so find out how to use the natural ingredients of...
How to Save Money in the Kitchen
In the kitchen, we tend to waste a lot of food, water, and supplies. Here are some ways to save...
How to Keep More Money in Your Pocket
How to keep more money in your pocket? Here are ten money-saving ideas from The Old Farmer's...
Reuse, Renew, and Refresh: In the Home
Don’t throw that away! Here are many ways to take something old and give it a second life. Give new...
What's in Bottled Drinks?
What exactly is in bottled drinks? Many bottled drinks advertise that they are good for you, but...
Spring-Cleaning the (Hen)House
April is the beginning of the busy season for me. The snow is gone and the garden beckons, but the...
How To Start a Fire With a Hand Drill
Notch a V in the edge of the softwood base (the fireboard) and rest the softwood on the ground. At...
Getting Rid of Paper Clutter
Getting rid of clutter makes your life a little easier. Doing away with paper clutter is so easy;...
Decorating With Curtains
Do you want to make a room in your house look fresh with a whole new look? One of the most...
Pet Proofing Your Home
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but he can certainly teach you some. You have to pet-proof...
Uses for an Old Toothbrush
Before throwing the old toothbrush out, take a look at what it can do to improve the small things...
Clean House with Tropical Plants
NASA calls it Sick Building Syndrome. I know it as a stuffy house that needs a good airing, as my...
How Much Do You Need: Wallpaper
If you want to put wallpaper in your room, but aren’t sure where to begin, follow our easy steps to...
How Much Do You Need: Tile and Vinyl Flooring
Use our handy tricks and tips for finding out how much you need to do your home’s tile flooring....
Organize and Clean Your Toolbox
Check out our tips for organizing your toolbox. You will never have to search for that handy...
How to Find a Good Roofer
Need a roofer? Follow these ten steps to make sure you find a good one! Ask at least three...
Kitchen Cleaning: Dishwasher, Freezer, Oven, Refrigerator, Sinks
Check out our easy solutions for cleaning your kitchen. If you have any great tips, please post...
How to Fix Those Little Cracks in Drywall, Plaster, Concrete, and Brick
Cracks, depending on where in the house they are, the material involved, and their size, can be...
Tips for a Speedy House Sale
Looking to put your house on the market? Here are tips for a speedy house sale. Eliminate...
Household Uses for Soap
A bar of soap serves more purpose than just cleaning us! Here are some of our favorite uses for...
Blog: Budget-Friendly Gardening
I have made a decision this year to have a small, thriving vegetable garden but to try to save...
Homemade Cleaners: For Carpet, Floor, Glass, Drains
Here is advice on how to make homemade cleaners and stain removers for your home. If you have any...
How to Use a Hammer
Here are a few hints on how to use a hammer. Don’t get nailed! Don’t buy a hammer with a visible...
Make Your Own Cleaners
Make your own cleaning products. Homemade cleaners are simple and a great way to save money....
Tips for Common Household Problems
At the Almanac, we've discovered some good tricks to cure those annoyng but common household...
Maintaining Your Vinyl Siding
I can hear it now: “Hey! What is this? I bought this vinyl siding because it’s not supposed to need...
In your home you are surrounded by items with obscure names as arcane as any you’ll find on a...
Blog: Saving Money
Since moving to New Hampshire a few years ago, I have been amazed by so-called Yankee frugality—and...
How to Buy Appliances Wisely
Appliances are often big-ticket items. If you're looking to save money, here are some tips on...
Saving With The Salvation Army
When you’re looking to save money, thrift shops are a good place to start. At The Salvation Army...
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