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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 [...]

Tips on Purchasing and Cleaning Microfiber Couches

Microfiber Sofa

The furniture industry has been revolutionized with the use of microfiber material. Microfiber is a man-made material made up of tiny synthetic fibers. The mix and match of the fibers (the microfiber material could contain polyester, silk, nylon and more) will result in different texture in microfiber furniture. Ultimately, the furniture is durable, comfortable and [...]

3M Command Strips – Use with Caution

3M Command Strips

I used 3M command strips after recently painting my guest room.  I decided that after all of the pre-painting prep work of spackling and sanding and getting rid of nail holes, I didn’t want to re-create the same problem. Although I had quite a few pictures to hang on the walls, I didn’t want to [...]

Work at Home and Save on Heating Costs

Selk Bag

There is no doubt that working from home is not only convenient, but it is a money saver. No more commutation costs, eating lunches out or having to buy the work clothes for making a presentable appearance. Working from home does have its financial drawbacks, however. It’s especially noticeable for folks who live in areas [...]

How to Kill Spiders Naturally with Diatomaceous Earth

No More Spiders

It is possible to kill of spiders, ants and other yucky bugs the natural way. All you need to do is buy a bag of diatomaceous earth. That’s pronounced – dahy-uh-tuh-mey-shuh s earth. It’s a mouthful, but it’s a great all natural, non chemical item to have around the house for killing all types of [...]

What to Look for in Carpet Padding

Carpet

When deciding on the color and type of carpet to put in the family room, people seem to overlook a very important component . . .the padding. How often do you discuss carpet padding when decorating a room? Not very often. The padding, however, is a vital part of your carpet installation and long term [...]