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DIY Fence Ideas
Thinking about DIY fencing? Here are traditional fence types made of natural materials. Whether you...
Upcycling Ideas: Reuse and Repurpose
Here are some tips for upcycling, reusing, and repurposing old items, with everything from paper...
Make Your Own Laundry Products
“After the ecstasy, the laundry.” I’d say that famous zen saying also holds for agony. Yes, the...
10 New Uses for Coffee!
I’ll admit to a lifelong coffee addiction. I drink it strong, black, and unsweetened. We buy ours...
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...
Get Out and Hang Out (Your Laundry)
I don’t own a clothes dryer, which means using sturdy indoor and outdoor drying equipment. The year...
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....
Plastics Recycling Chart
This plastics identification chart should make recycling and sorting your plastic a little easier...
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...
How to Buy Clothes Wisely
We’d all prefer to have some money left in our wallets after paying for clothing. These handy tips...
How to Buy Groceries Wisely
Looking for ways to save money at the grocery store? Here are some practical money-saving tips that...
Repainting: Preparing the Surface
Proper preparation for repainting depends on preparing the surface properly. Here are some tips: To...
Carpet Types and Their Uses
Look to this handy chart for some expert advice on choosing types of carpets. Ready to spruce up...
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