Temperature Controls-Why are they so wacky?

On cold mornings, my wife Jen, gets into the car, and immediately cranks the heater temperature up to 112 degrees or whatever the highest setting is. She wants the car to get toasty as quickly as possible. I don’t utter a word (because I know when to shut up, most of the time). But the […]

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You Are Loading Your Dishwasher the Wrong Way!!

Silverware up or silverware down? That’s just one question to ask about loading your dishwasher. How about whether to pre-rinse or not? What do you do, and why? What the heck is rinse aid for? On the silverware question, I agree with the segment on the Today Show. You can watch it here: http://www.today.com/home/do-you-load-dishwasher-wrong-t29566 They […]

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So, you want to move your appliances??

Contributed by: Attention 2 Detail Moving One of the hardest parts of a move is getting the appliances out of your old home, and into your new one. They are big, bulky, and some of them are incredibly difficult to lift, like a refrigerator. You have two options. You can try and figure out how […]

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DIY Appliance Repairs-They are the bomb!

Along with the consumer public in general, I think appliance repair costs are too high. Maybe in a future article I’ll go into the details of why this is the case.   One way to combat this expense is to do some repairs yourself.  Google and YouTube are your friends.  Today, you can look up […]

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Heat up your Holiday Meals. . . and avoid psychotherapy

Here’s a great tip to make you less nervous about your holiday meals: If you are having guests for a holiday meal, or some other big gig, you may get a little stressed (I know my wife does).  She is always running around, making every detail perfect for our guests.  Even for those relatives that […]

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The Quick and Easy way to win the Lottery-it’s right under your. . .

A lot of people say “When I win the lottery…”, followed by the fantastic, generous, greedy, philanthropic, misguided, whimsical, etc., things they will by or places they will go.  I had a friend while I was living in Southern California, who faithfully bought his lottery tickets twice a week.  He told me “Rich, I hope […]

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Home Warranty Insurance-Is it the bee’s knees?

Is pulling a youngster out of the dryer a repair covered by your home warranty??  What good is that home warranty insurance policy you just got with your new home, or bought as your ‘repair anything’ policy?  Is it fool’s gold, or better than sliced bread? Most people learn about home warranties when they buy […]

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Un-sexy remodeling tips everyone should know

    Lately I’ve run into a couple of situations that lead me to give you some invaluable tips when you are planning or executing either a remodel, or building a new structure. I know you’ve heard the saying “plan ahead”, and I also know that remodeling sometimes has to happen “on the fly”. I […]

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