Helpful Hints

How to Keep Your Stainless Steel Clean

Protect this popular kitchen material with a consistent but gentle cleaning routine For the past few years, designers have debated whether or not stainless steel will continue to reign supreme in kitchens across America or lose its popularity to glossy black or white appliances boasting sleek,
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How To Beat Jet Lag

If you're a frequent traveler, you know what it's like to jump between time zones and get hit with jet lag. It's a predictable and annoying problem, but there are ways to minimize the time it takes for you to adjust to a new time zone and rewind your body clock.Here are some of the ways
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Random Household Tips That Really Work

Mothproof clothing by wrapping them in newspapers. Moths apparently dislike the taste of printer’s ink. And newspapers smell a lot better than mothballs.If you have poured too much washing powder into the machine, sprinkle salt into the water to settle the soap suds.Put candles in the freezer
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HGTV’s 10 Best-Kept Secrets for Selling Your Home

HGTV's Buying and Selling offers up the industry's best-kept secrets to help you get top dollar when selling your home.Selling Secret #10: Pricing it right Find out what your home is worth, then shave 15 to 20 percent off the price. You’ll be stampeded by buyers with multiple bids
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HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Here’s an easy, doable preventative maintenance checklist to keep your HVAC in top shape.Buy a better filter if you haven’t already. The new high-efficiency pleated filters have an electrostatic charge that works like a magnet to grab the tiniest particles — even those that carry
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Moving and Packing Tips

Looking for moving and packing advice from the experts? You’re in luck! Two Men And A Truck spent more than thirty years collecting tips and tricks to save you money and improve your moving experience! Moving tipsMake your reservations for movers two to four weeks before your move day.For
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Mortgage Tips for Potential Buyers

Consider these tips as you jump on the home buying bandwagon.1. Improve your creditworthinessYour credit profile is important to a lender. While you're preparing to buy a home, be sure you're responsibly managing your current debt. Always pay your bills on time and chip away at your
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What Is the MLS? The Multiple Listing Service, Explained

Whether you’re looking to sell or buy a home, you will no doubt encounter the multiple listing service, or MLS. This is, in many ways, the very lifeblood of the real estate business. But just what is the MLS? Sure, it’s a huge database of home listings, but there’s a lot more to it
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How To Remove Wallpaper Without Going Bonkers

Once upon a time, when your grandmother was in her prime and decorating her first home, wallpaper was all the rage. Wallpaper everywhere! It’s made the occasional resurgence since then, so perhaps you’ve still got rooms festooned with daffodil, elephant, or paisley prints right now
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How to Prevent Food Waste

Reimagine your refrigerator to help freeze the footprint of your foodNext to the dryer, the refrigerator is one of the easiest places in your home to lose things. Have you ever opened your fridge and found yogurt you misplaced a month ago? Or bought ketchup because you forgot you already had some?
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