All posts by Michael Keshen

how to clean common household stains

The 10 Most Common Household Stains (And How To Clean Them)

Household stains are a fact of life. No matter how pristine your home may look right now, sometime soon — in a week, a few days, or maybe even as you’re reading this article — you’re going to spill something. If you’re anything like me, your first reaction is to mourn...

/ September 5, 2017
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How To Prioritize Your House Renovation Wish List

When it comes to renovations, there’s always something that could use an update. Even if you’ve already renovated your home from top to bottom, by the time you finish your final room the first one may already be starting to look a little too old fashioned for your liking. If...

/ August 31, 2017
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How A Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System Works

There are many options for keeping yourself hydrated around the home, but nothing is simpler than filling up your glass directly from the tap. If you’re skeptical of the cleanliness of tap water, however, then a reverse osmosis water filtration system may be the ideal solution for you. What Is...

/ August 3, 2017
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How To Baby-Proof Electrical Outlets In Your Home

When your phone or laptop has 1% battery left, the sight of an electric outlet can be incredibly satisfying; however, when there’s a baby crawling around your living room, that same outlet becomes a major source of dread. Think about it from the point of view of a baby or...

/ July 27, 2017

How To Clean A Grill With Everyday Household Items

One of the joys of barbecuing is how simple its components are. All you need are a flame, grill and some meat or vegetables, and you’re all set for the perfect summer meal. To ensure your food tastes its best, it’s important to regularly clean your barbecue grill so that...

/ July 19, 2017
backyard composting

Beginner’s Guide To Backyard Composting

The key to a successful garden is feeding it the right ingredients. You may not realize it, but these ingredients are already lying around your house (or perhaps your trash can). Thanks to backyard composting, you can transform your food scraps and other organic waste into free soil for your...

/ June 27, 2017
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7 Enormously Impressive Small Travel Trailers For Your Next Road Trip

There’s nothing quite like loading up the car and taking off for a long road trip. There’s also nothing quite like the comfort of your bed at home. That’s why many travellers opt for small travel trailers, which let you tow many of the comforts of home behind you, so...

/ June 20, 2017
phantom energy appliances

15 Home Appliances That Use Energy When Turned Off

It’s no surprise that electronic appliances use electricity when they’re on. What may come as a surprise, however, is that all of our devices continue to use electricity when they’re switched off. In fact, up to 10% of your electric bill is spent on appliances while they’re not even being...

/ June 6, 2017
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The 10 Best Hidden Cat Litter Box Ideas

There’s a lot to love about cats, but there’s one thing that even the biggest cat whisperers out there can’t stand: litter boxes. Unfortunately, a litter box is an unsightly necessity that will stick out like a sore paw no matter what room you try to hide it in. That’s...

/ May 31, 2017
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How To Remove, Clean & Store A Swimming Pool Cover

There’s nothing that signals the beginning of summer quite like opening up your pool. Before you can take your first dip, however, there’s an important first step: removing your swimming pool cover. With high-quality pool covers pricing ranging anywhere from $800 to $1,400, you’re going to want to make sure...

/ May 19, 2017