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How To Fix a Leaky Faucet

It isn't until you live with the drip of a faulty faucet that you realize how effective water torture must be! See how you can fix it yourself, often for just a few dollars.

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Staying on Budget

Help, this Renovation is Getting Out of Control!
Tips for Saving Time and Money on Your Remodel—Cost Busters

As projects go, it was about as big as they get: homeowner Maggie McGee had budgeted $400,000 for a major remodel of her New York house. She was expanding, yet trying to retain the home's architectural character. The project was projected to take four to six months to complete.

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What's the Perfect Gift for Mom? You!

Give your time and her home an upgrade.

Moms are sentimental by nature: who else would save clay imprints of your hands, your messy Valentine's Day card, or the woven potholders you made her in seventh grade? Whether or not they're still on display, you can bet that any project you did for her holds a special place in her heart. These gifts last because they come from a special place—the heart of her child.

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Get Green Clean!

Do you ever peer at that collection of all those cleaners under the sink and wonder if they're safe? See what biodegradable products can give you alternatives to toxic cleaners.

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What Stinks? Cheap, Easy and Natural Methods to Freshen up Your Home

Odor remover

You don't have to be an aromatherapy aficionado to know that smells have the ability to trigger strong emotions and associations. Baking bread can bring you back to the comfort of your grandmother's cottage while freshly cut grass can return you to childhood summer camp. Unfortunately, it also works in the other direction: a neglected garbage can under the sink may take your mind to the city dump on a hot day.

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How To Fix a Leaky Cartridge Faucet

It isn't until you live with the drip, drip, dripping of a faulty faucet that you realize how effective water torture must be! Irritation aside, just one leaky faucet has the potential to waste up to 7 gallons of water a day. That's more than 2,500 gallons a year, not to mention a huge chunk of change literally going down the drain.

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How To Fix a Leaky Non-Compression Faucet

It isn't until you live with the drip, drip, dripping of a faulty faucet that you realize how effective water torture must be! Irritation aside, just one leaky faucet has the potential to waste up to 7 gallons of water a day. That's more than 2,500 gallons a year, not to mention a huge chunk of change literally going down the drain.

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Maintaining an Invisible Screen

Once you have installed the screen, you may be inspired to check out invisible, retractable window screens. Kits are available for double doors and French doors. Here are a few tips on maintenance:

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Shoo, Goo! How to Remove Sticky Stuff from Surfaces

Now you can get all kinds of goop off surfaces quickly and completely. The key is simply using the right cleaner and a scraper.

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How To Unstick a Drawer

It's one of those common annoyances&a sticky drawer. Sure, it's a minor problem, but when the fix is so easy there is no reason not to take care of it.

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