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KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - LET’S GRILL!
There are two meats that work great on the grill that some are often hesitant to try thinking they are too hard to get right. Here are a couple of shortcuts to ensure juicy delicious meat every time. Butterball ® makes a boneless breast of turkey Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - EASY BATH CLEANING
The easiest way to keep a bathroom clean is to make sure you don’t let things get carried away during the week. After you shower the bath is wonderfully steamy. Keep dry rags or paper towels under the sink. Wipe down the sink, counters, faucets Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - TOOL LIST FOR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS OR NEWLYWEDS
Now is the time of year when newlyweds, first time home buyers and even college graduates will be starting in a new home. Following is a list of basic tools that will definitely help them save money by doing small jobs around the house. • 14-volt Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SPRING TREE CARE
Even established trees need care after a long winter. People seem to forget about mature trees and shrubs but they need our attention as much as young plantings. First do a good clean up. Now is the time to remove any lights and decorations left over Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - USE NATURAL BAKING SODA TO CLEAN
Baking soda is a great deodorizer. Buy the refrigerator packs and make sure you change every three months. Sprinkle on carpets and upholstery. Leave for fifteen minutes then vacuum. Sprinkle in gym shoes and bags to deodorize between uses. Tap out before Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BATHROOM MISTAKES WE MAKE EVERY DAY
Not closing the lid when you flush. If the lid is open anything inside like germy water particles and you know what can spray across the room up to six feet away!! Research has proven this time after time. So therefore, don’t use your cellphone Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SOLVING COMMON LAUNDRY ISSUES
We all sometimes get too busy and often forget to throw the washed clothes in the dryer or perhaps aren’t as careful as we need to be sorting. Here are a few easy solutions for these everyday problems. If you’ve left clothes in the washer Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - REMOVING CARPET STAINS
1. Avoid rubbing the stain. If you attack the stain too vigorously you can undo the carpet pile giving it a matted appearance. Blot from outside in (keeps the stain from spreading) with an absorbent cloth. Old cotton towels work great. Keep several on Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - CARING FOR WOOD FLOORS
Do Take care of scuffs using a clean sock, like the one on your foot! If that doesn’t work, try a clean tennis ball. For stubborn marks use a little baking soda on a damp sponge, be gentle. You don’t want to mar the finish. Wipe with a clean Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - PAINTING A ROOM
Yes, you can! Hiring a painter can be costly especially if you are doing only one room. With a few tips and proper preparation anyone can paint a room. Now there is time before the weather gets warm to do some in-house jobs. Preparation is half the job. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BEFORE SPRING CLEANING
Well the weather seems to be trying to get a little warmer here in the Midwest but most days are in the mid-forties at best so opening the windows for an airing out and a big spring clean are at least a few weeks out. There are some things we can do to Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SPRINGTIME JOBS AROUND THE HOUSE
With a little warm weather coming it’s a good time to tackle some of those jobs around the house and yard that can prevent costly repairs later. Flush out the water heater through the drain valve. Let the water drain out completely. This will remove Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - DISHWASHER TIPS AND MAINTENANCE
With a little help and care we can keep our dishwashers running well and use hot water the most efficiently. You’d be surprised how many people pay no attention until the repairman needs to be called. Nobody wants those costs. First we need to thoroughly Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BEGINNER VEGETABLE GARDEN
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran there needs to be some planning done before you get started. If this is your first garden, location means a lot. Most vegetables need at least 6 hours of full sun. I know this can be difficult especially Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - REDUCING ALLERGENS IN THE HOME
I have severe allergies that require several medications so I’m really trying to reduce the allergens in my home. You may not have allergies but these tips can also reduce the germs and viruses that cause illness. We can put allergens in several Read More...
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