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If you’re in the dark about how to install a light fixture, set your worries aside—you can learn how to tackle this simple project in a flash, using just a few household tools. As long as there is the wiring in place from a pre-existing fixture, you don’t need a degree in engineering to install a new one. Just follow our simple step-by-step guide to light fixture illumination.
The way we feel about TV cords is a little like the way we used to feel about prom chaperones – we know they’ve got to hang around, but we’d really prefer not to see them. Fortunately, when it comes to cable concealment, we’ve actually got a choice in the matter.
It might be tempting to just slap a couple of coats of paint on your home’s exterior and call it a day. But, like rolling off the couch and grabbing a stone cold slice of pizza from the box sitting out all night on the coffee table, there are some shortcuts we just don’t take anymore.
Trust us, you don’t want to wait until suds are spilling across your laundry room floor – if you hear your washing machine making noise (at least, noise it’s not supposed to be making), it’s time to get proactive.
Most carpet care experts estimate a carpet’s lifespan at around three to five years – and even less if you’ve got high foot traffic or pets. Since that’s a relatively short amount of time, we’ve put together a few carpet care tips that can help keep your carpet around longer.
Most TV wall mounts that you’ll find on the market are dual stud mounts, meaning they are designed to connect with two separate studs in the wall. They use a horizontal bracket to reach a stud on each side, with about 16 inches being the standard between studs.
If not cleaned properly, your carpet can contain four thousand times more germs than a toilet seat. Yes, that’s definitely cause for concern.
Believe it or not, if you install a new dishwasher, you’ll actually waste less water than washing dishes by hand. That’s good for the earth and for your wallet. According to CNET, buying a new dishwasher model can save you money, even after factoring in the added electricity use.
This blog post is part of our home maintenance for first time homeowners series. Read the previous post on plumbing tips for more helpful information!
Lint traps tend to get the lion’s share of attention around the laundry room, and with good reason—a full lint trap can prevent your laundry from drying quickly and poses a fire hazard. While it’s easy to forget the humble dryer vent which sits in the back—out of sight, out of mind—it’s actually just as important, if not more so, to keep that dryer vent clear and free.
We’re not going to pretend that shattering your iPhone screen is any fun (and if we did, would you believe us anyway?). It can be a costly and time-consuming ordeal, especially if you’re going into it without prior knowledge of what you’ll be dealing with.
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve got a device with a flashing Apple logo sitting in the palm of your hand right now. First things first: relax – we’ve got your back.
Regardless of what your friends and family might say, if you think you need a 65 inch television to re-watch Downton Abbey for the third time, then by golly, that’s what you need.
Unlike that person you messaged on a dating app, if your iPhone won’t respond to you, there’s something you can do about it. Whether you’ve got a black screen, an app is frozen, or the thing simply won’t turn on, there are a number of causes that could make an iPhone unresponsive – and a number of ways to fix it.
One good thing about owning an iPhone is that you can be sure that your data is very secure, as long as you have a passcode in place. If someone gets ahold of your phone, they can theoretically make use of it, but only after all the data has been deleted—which means the photos of you doing that silly pose in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa will never be seen by the public eye (it’s better that way, really).