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How to Clean Your Washing Machine

Posted by on August 19, 2014 at 15:36 pm

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Dirty clothes go in and clean clothes come out; it’s like magic! Only this magic is limited to how well you take care of your washing machine. Did you know you should clean your washing machine once a month? Dirt and grime that gets removed from your laundry during a washing cycle winds up trapped within the machine, and over time clothes may not come out as clean and fresh smelling as they once did. If you want to keep your washer running at its best and avoid buildup of mold, mildew, and scum that contribute to odor, you need to clean your machine. Here’s how:


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Mattress Buying Guide – What To Consider When Choosing The Right Mattress

Posted by on July 23, 2014 at 16:13 pm

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Any mattress that helps you sleep comfortably and wake up feeling refreshed, without pain and stiffness, is the best mattress for you. Unfortunately, there is no single mattress that works for all people, so finding your perfect mattress can be a challenge. Everyone’s bodies adjust to mattresses differently, and all have a preference to the firmness. Here is an easy guide to explain the various options you have to choose from.


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Keep Your Air Conditioner Running Efficiently

Posted by on June 20, 2014 at 15:02 pm

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As the temperatures rise, so do energy costs. We all know running the air conditioner during the summer months can be quite costly, but a cool home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here are some tips on how to keep your air conditioner running efficiently while keeping those energy bills low, without compromising your comfort.


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Simple Recipes For Campus Living

Posted by on June 17, 2014 at 10:33 am

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Making your own meals at college can be challenging. Most likely you will have a mini fridge that that stores less than you are accustomed to. You might also share this fridge with your college roommate, leaving you with even less space. This, along with your peers and time constraints, may influence you to just grab something quick at a fast food restaurant or your campus cafeteria. The truth is, this is not a healthy diet and can be much more expensive than preparing your own food.  Here are some simple recipes that are healthier for you than your local fast food chain.


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Get Your Grill Ready For Memorial Day Weekend!

Posted by on May 15, 2014 at 10:46 am

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Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and summer marks the start of grilling season. What better way to celebrate the warm weather than with some barbeque? Your BBQ grill has probably been sitting, unused, for months… and the last time it was opened was when you took off your final burger last summer. Did you clean it?


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Relieve Spring Allergies with HEPA Air Filtration

Posted by on April 14, 2014 at 13:08 pm

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Spring is in the air… and so is the POLLEN. While some are running into the great outdoors, others are running to the pharmacy for some allergy relief! And it’s not just pollen; there are other air pollutants in our home that can trigger allergy symptoms. The itchy eyes, runny nose and fatigue that come with allergies can be brutal. The use of HEPA filters can help relieve your home of these allergens and thereby reduce your allergy attacks.


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Spring Cleaning Tips for Allergy Sufferers

Posted by on April 10, 2014 at 15:33 pm

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For allergy sufferers, spring cleaning is a great opportunity to clean many over looked items that could be harboring allergens and help reduce symptoms. On the other hand, the cleaning itself may set off fits of sneezing, watery eyes, and congestion. Whether you dread this process or find it strangely satisfying, it’s got to be done especially if you suffer from allergies.


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Common Washing Machine Problems and Solutions

Posted by on March 13, 2014 at 13:26 pm

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The next time your washing machine isn’t working try checking all the simple things first before you call the repair man. Troubleshooting can save you a lot of time and money. If you still can’t resolve the issue after you have done these simple checks, then it might be time to call professional help.


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Keeping Your Devices Safe In The Cold

Posted by on January 27, 2014 at 10:19 am

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Stepping out into the bitter cold does not only have an effect on you, but the blast of artic temperatures could put your electronics on thin ice! Smartphones, notebooks, tablets, and laptops can all lose functionality as the temperature drops. Here are some problems that may occur during these chilly days:


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How to Mount Your Flat Screen TV

Posted by on January 2, 2014 at 10:30 am

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Mounting a TV on the wall frees up space in the home and gives a much cleaner appearance, but it can be an intimidating task. To help you out, we have put together a how-to guide with tips to mounting your TV so you can avoid the most common mistakes.


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