How to Deodorize Your Fridge

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The occasional household odor, no matter how unpleasant, is common. Maybe you let those onions sauté a bit too long, or perhaps you’re still hanging onto leftovers from 3 weeks ago. Odors like that are fairly easy to remedy. Some odors, however seem to come from nowhere and linger for days – or weeks – […]

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Do I Have a Sewer Line Problem?

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Household plumbing and related problems are bad enough when the cause is staring you in the face.  At least then you have some idea of what comes next…trying to fix it yourself, shutting off the water supply, calling a plumber, etc. But what happens when you notice certain problems but can’t see what’s causing them? […]

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How to Protect Against 6 Home Hazards

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Older home or more contemporary model, there’s always work to be done to keep it in the best possible shape. You’re tired of the kitchen paint color, your fridge ice maker doesn’t work, a strange noise is coming from your water heater…the possibilities are seemingly endless. But while the issues above are more annoyances than […]

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How to Develop Better Habits

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The secret to a healthy lifestyle is really no secret at all: get enough sleep, exercise, and eat right. Yet when you’re overwhelmed with life, work, and other responsibilities, new habits are easy to “back burner”. So take a breather, sit down, discover what you’re missing, and make a commitment to re-organize your time so […]

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Home Cost Cutting Tips

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Home ownership is not inexpensive; from basic utilities to routine maintenance, emergency repairs and more, sometimes you just shake your head in wonder. But that doesn’t mean you have to just sit back and take it.  Not when there several ways to cut your monthly maintenance costs. Here are some good places to start. Programmable […]

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How to Make Appliances Last Longer

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Large or small, top-of-the-line or budget-friendly, all household appliances undergo wear and tear.  The longer they run, the more susceptible they become to repair and replacement.  At the same time, there are certain bad habits that tend to speed up the process…habits you’ll want to avoid. Here are a few good examples: Don’t flush your […]

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Household Items that Expire

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While it may seem like some expiration dates are arbitrary at best, it’s widely acknowledged that the food industry does a pretty good job determining the shelf life of perishable items. But trying to figure out how long other household items are good for can sometimes be a head-scratching experience. You might be surprised to […]

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How to Prevent Basement Flooding

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There can’t possibly be a season more eagerly anticipated than spring…especially after a cold and snowy Omaha winter. Yes indeed, what’s NOT to like about spring?  Tulips popping up, birds brushing up their vocal chords, grass turning from brown to green, and being able to shed a layer or two of clothing. Spring is practically […]

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Tips for Home Security Lighting

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If you’re looking to beef up home security, one of the most practical, relatively inexpensive, and most stylish methods is lighting. The right outdoor lighting not only will provide a flash of ambiance but can help prevent accidents and deter crime. To help you get the most from security lighting, here are 5 important things […]

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The Best Time to Buy an AC System

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There are good, better, and best times to buy just about anything. There also are lousy times.  Take a new air conditioning system, for example.  It wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense to purchase one in January.  Not that you couldn’t find one.  You could find plenty, but it couldn’t be installed until the […]

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