Keep Cockroaches Away With Peppermint Oil

No one wants gross pests in their house, but you may not be that enthusiastic about using harsh chemicals around your home as a means of keeping them away. Fortunately, there are all kinds of home remedies for keeping your house pest-free, and essential oils play a big role. Specifically, if you want to repel…

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Keep Your Space Clean With Regular “Purge” Days

I am admittedly a pretty messy person. I persistently have stacks of items around my office, and sometimes my home that I plan to get to “later;” however, as my boyfriend can tell you, that later more often than not never comes. Which is why I recommend scheduling it.

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Keep Your Space Clean With Regular “Purge” Days

I am admittedly a pretty messy person. I persistently have stacks of items around my office, and sometimes my home that I plan to get to “later;” however, as my boyfriend can tell you, that later more often than not never comes. Which is why I recommend scheduling it.

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Before You Refinance Your Home, Calculate the Potential Costs

Mortgage rates are the lowest they’ve been since 2016. Does that mean it’s time to refinance your home? Well... maybe.

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How to Pick the Lock of an Interior Door

If your home has a lot of interior doors that lock, sooner or later you’re bound to lose the key, lock it inside the room, or discover your toddler has locked himself in and cannot get out. Calling a locksmith each time is inconvenient (and expensive); instead, you can learn to pick your own locks.

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How to Complain About Your Noisy Neighbors Without Being a Jerk

Unless you live in a pretty remote location, chances are you’ve heard at least some sort of noise, courtesy of your neighbors, whether it’s loud music, someone working on a car, barking dogs or screaming children. For those of us living in apartments, condos, row houses or other housing where everyone is in close…

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How to Buy in Bulk When You Live in a Small Space

Buying in bulk can be an empowering experience. The combination of the cost-savings, plus the satisfaction of not needing to buy that again for a while, can leave you feeling like you’ve managed to really cheat the system. Until you get home and realize that, uh, you don’t have room for this many cans of soup—and…

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How to Buy in Bulk When You Live in a Small Space

Buying in bulk can be an empowering experience. The combination of the cost-savings, plus the satisfaction of not needing to buy that again for a while, can leave you feeling like you’ve managed to really cheat the system. Until you get home and realize that, uh, you don’t have room for this many cans of soup—and…

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How to Find a Stud Without a Stud Finder

We’ve all been there at some point: anxiously trying to find a wall stud while you’re in the process of hanging a picture, shelf or TV mount. Most stud finders are inconsistent at best, and I’ve found the more I learn about how houses are built, the easier it is to find a stud through logic instead of equipment. In…

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How to Find a Stud Without a Stud Finder

We’ve all been there at some point: anxiously trying to find a wall stud while you’re in the process of hanging a picture, shelf or TV mount. Most stud finders are inconsistent at best, and I’ve found the more I learn about how houses are built, the easier it is to find a stud through logic instead of equipment. In…

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