All posts by Michael Keshen

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
hidden cat litter box ideas

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
swimming pool cover removed

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
cottage terminology in canada differences

What Word Do You Use For A Country Weekend Summer House?

A long weekend is the perfect time to get away to the cottage — if that’s what you call a “house in the country where people go on summer weekends.” When Charles Boberg from McGill University conducted a nationwide study from 1999-2005 asking 1,800 Canadians to list the term they...

/ May 15, 2017