8 tips and tricks for painting your home’s interior

Painting a home’s rooms is a rite of passage for many homeowners and an affordable alternative to hiring professional painters. However, while cracking open a can of paint and slapping a fresh coat on a wall can be easy, doing a professional-looking job isn’t always so simple.

How to – set your fridge and freezer temperatures correctly

Is your refrigerator running? More importantly, is it running properly? These may be set-and-forget appliances for many people, but to keep your food safe and flavorful, it’s important to ensure your fridge and freezer compartments are maintaining the proper temperatures. Here’s how to check, adjust and maintain the right level of cool in your refrigerator. 

How to – build an emergency supply kit

Your home provides safety and shelter most of the time, but during an emergency, that can all change. Last year saw parts of the U.S. hit by devastating storms, floods, fires and other events that forced thousands to evacuate, sometimes with little or no warning. That’s why it’s important to have an emergency plan, which ...

How to – wash your pillows

It’s important to wash your pillows every three to six months. Not convinced? According to one statistic, skin cells and oils and dead insects like mites (and their droppings) can make up one-third of your pillows’ weight after two years. That should be more than enough motivation! Here’s how to wash your pillows so you ...

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