How to Easily Clean Automobile Headlight Lenses

Dirty Car Lens

I didn’t realize how dirty my car’s headlight lenses were until I got to chatting with a “car guy.” You know the type of car guy I’m talking about. He knows everything about all types of cars. He actually knew more than I wanted to hear, but when we walked over to my minivan and [...]

Blue Devil B3705 Above Ground Pool Cover Siphon Review

Blue Devil Pool Siphon

My electric pool cover pump (The Little Giant) died on me with just a few gallons of water left on the pool cover. Being so close to having the pool cover clear of leaves and water, I decided to forgo the time and effort of researching another electric pump for such a small job. I’d [...]

De-cluttering Your Home is Like Losing Weight


You go on a crash diet, lose a lot of weight and are super pleased with yourself. A few weeks later you notice you’ve put on a few pounds. A few months later you put on even more weight and a year later you’re back to where you started. Wash, rinse and repeat. This is [...]

Here’s How to Join Amazon Prime for Free

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a paid service for Amazon customers whereby you pay an annual fee of $79 in order to receive 2-day free shipping on all items that fall under the Amazon Prime qualification. Although not all items qualify for the Amazon Prime program, many of them do. Recently Amazon announced a price increase on [...]

Naturally Occurring Healthy Edible Pesticide

Diatomaceous Earth

Although the average consumer ingests pesticides daily in the non-organic foods purchased at the supermarket, the thought of intentionally whipping a batch of pesticide for consumption sounds depraved. Before you shake our head in disgust, you should know there is a naturally occurring substance called diatomaceous earth that is harmless to humans, but deadly to [...]

Pool Leak Detection – Found the Source (Finally)!

Pool Leak Detection

A couple of years ago I detected a pool leak. At first, it was barely noticeable. Every so often we added water to the pool but chalked it up to a dry season and rambunctious swimmers. The following season we realized it was a true leak. We filled the pool at the beginning of the [...]

Swimming Pools, Chlorine and Toxins

Pool Chlorine

One of the concerns I had as an above ground pool owner, is what does all that chlorine do to the folks swimming in the pool? Chlorine is great for fighting harmful bacteria and keeping the pool water clear, but what does it do to our bodies? Chlorine and Skin A strong concentration of chlorine [...]

Little Giant – Pool Cover Pump

Little Giant Pool Cover Pump

I now have a new toy that has become the object of my affection. It’s not actually a toy, but anything that makes pool maintenance easier I call a toy. I’m late in opening my pool this year because I have a host of other projects on my plate. During the offseason, the pool cover [...]

Cleaning Ink Stains from Microfiber Couches

Ink Spot

We have already discussed the fact that there are four cleaning codes for microfiber couches. The method listed below for cleaning ink stains from microfiber couches works on those with the codes of S, W and S/W. If you have a microfiber couch coded X, speak to a professional before trying this method. The manager [...]

Cleaning Microfiber Sofa Code X


If you purchased a microfiber couch with a tag that says it’s a code “X,” more than likely you don’t have children or the sofa does not get heavy usage. A couch with a code X tag means no liquid cleaners; the couch can be dry cleaned only. For those of you who are determined [...]