Kill Fruit Flies with Dish Soap

Do you have a fruit fly problem but hate using the sticky traps. Put a few drops any dishwashing liquid in a small dish of water and place it by the fruit on your counter. Fruit flies are attracted to it and will fly into the water and die. For an extra kick add a...

Maintenance Tips Lawn Care

Aerate the Soil ‘Aerating’ simply means making holes in the ground by removing plugs of soil. And it’s the single most important task you can perform to maintain a healthy, good-looking lawn. Nothing else comes close! It relieves compaction caused by...

Freshen Up Your Smelly Garbage Disposal

I love having a garbage disposal, but from time to time the smells radiating from our disposal become pretty unpleasant. Most of the time I can take care of the smell by plugging the disposal with the stopper, filling up the sink with warm soapy water, and running the...

Who Knew?

Dawn Dish soap kills fleas instantly. Add a few drops to your dog’s bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent¬†salve for burns. Honey is a remedy for skin blemishes. Cover with a dab of...

Stripped Screws? No Problem

Stripped Screws? No Problem A stripped screw can turn a 10-minute fix into a two-hour nightmare. One of the best investments a DIYer can make is a screw extraction kit. It comes with three different size bits and costs about $20. One side of the extractor bit reams a...

Microwave Cleaner

It’s easy to clean baked-on food and spills from your microwave Here’s how: Partially fill a measuring or coffee cup with water and add a slice of lemon. Boil the water for a minute, and then leave the door closed and let the steam loosen the mess. After...