How to Protect Your Home from the Summer Heat

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Your A/C is your first and last line of defense against the heat of summer. Preparing your AC for the dog days with preventive A/C repair and maintenance can go a long way towards making sure that it uses as little energy as possible. If you’re also looking for other ways to minimize your reliance on that power-hungry appliance, here are a few ideas.

Don’t let in any more heat than you have to

From drapes to shutters, awnings and high-reflectivity film, there’s a lot that you can do to keep the heat outside from entering your home through windows that face the sun. Awnings are one of the best ideas to try. While drapes let heat in and then attempt to trap it close to the window, awnings stop heat from coming in to begin. It is also a good idea to install a couple of ventilation fans at …

How to Retrieve a Wedding Ring Down the Drain

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In 2007, CSI star Jennifer Garner lost her wedding ring down the drain. According to her interview on Live with Regis and Kelly, her insurance could have paid for the ring that her husband Ben Affleck gave her (a $5,000 ring usually costs around $60 to insure against such risks), but she decided to hire a professional to get it back. Certainly, plumbers called out to retrieve rings worth thousands of dollars charge a little more than they do for regular calls. Such expertise isn’t a luxury meant for the rich and famous alone, however. It’s for everyone.

What’s the worst that can happen with a DIY attempt?

Attempting to retrieve jewelry from the depths of a drain isn’t just an unpleasant task, it’s a plan that often goes wrong. People tend to try all kinds of ingenious tricks to do the job themselves, and end up with problems far …

Things You Must Know When Fixing Your House’s Interior

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If you are thinking of redecorating but don’t know where to begin, this is the place to be! Consulting and planning with design experts can help, especially for people on a limited budget. Keep reading this post for more great tips!

When designing rooms, everyone should consider the mood. Know what type of mood you have in mind for the room before choosing the items that will go into it. If you want your room to be calm and quiet try some flowing warm colored patterns.

It’s important to choose furniture for maximum versatility when your dealing with a limited space. For example, instead of using chairs or sofas, use ottomans. An ottoman used in this way can provide extra seating or a table surface in a cramped area. If you use some things that can be decoration and also you can use you can make the best of your …

Choosing The Right Furniture For Your Home: Some Helpful Advice

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Do you enjoy languishing on your sofa at the end of the day? What do you sleep on? It adds color to your life and comfort to your home. A home devoid of furniture can be downright depressing. The following tips will help you with all of your furniture questions.

Always check the underside of any furniture piece before you purchase it. A lot of times, furniture will look good but be in terrible condition. Old furniture may have rust or dry rot.

When purchasing a sofa, seek out one that is made very well and long-lasting, rather than deciding solely on comfort. Supported by springs is what the cushions lay on top of. The best type of springs are eight-way, hand-tied springs. However, if serpentine springs are made properly, they can also be effective. Test them out by feeling and poking at them through the upholstery. The good ones …

10 Useful Tips for Superior Household Vacuum Cleaning

Provided that your vacuum cleaner has already undergone proper maintenance and due checking beforehand, the following are some useful tips to achieve the maximum cleanliness possible with your vacuum cleaners.

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1.       Create a regular schedule.

Sticking to a vacuum cleaning schedule is far better than just vacuuming randomly. In random vacuum cleaning, the tendency is either you will over-clean or under-cleanparticular areas in the house; some areas in the house need to be vacuumed more frequently than others. So, creating a vacuuming schedule for each part of the house is well recommended.

2.       Determine the traffic of each area of the house.

High traffic areas such as entrances, hallways, and pet places should be vacuumed daily to effectively prevent dirt buildup. Medium traffic areas such as dining area, living room, and stairs should be vacuumed at least three times a week. Low traffic areas such as bedrooms and spaces under …