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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 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.
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).
If you’re looking to perform a ceiling fan installation of your own, or replace an existing ceiling fan, there’s good news: it isn’t as hard as it looks, and can make for a satisfying DIY project if you’ve got a spare afternoon.
Furniture assembly for IKEA products is such a nightmare that it’s become something of a running joke these days. Some people even blame IKEA for ending their relationships—and while we suspect they may have had their problems to begin with, a little part of us can’t help but wonder whether a company that puts out products with names like PÖANG and EKTORP might not have a bit of a sadistic streak.
There are plenty of things that are hard to get a hold of in 2019 – telephone books, Beanie Babies, teenagers who don’t lump Britney Spears into the “oldies” category. And, until recently, it may have felt like it was just as tough to find capable handyman services today. We’re about as passionate about technology as anyone, but even we get nostalgic every once in a while wondering if knowing one’s way around a toolbox is a lost art.
So you’ve purchased a new Nest cam and are raring to get it up and going. First off, pat yourself on the back. You’ve made a great choice – the Nest cam is unbeatable when it comes to keeping an eye on your home’s security from anywhere in the world, and has a laundry list of smart capabilities including sending alerts directly to your phone, and even allowing to you talk and listen to people at home via the camera’s mic and speaker system.
We can fix any brand of washing machine – but even though our expert technicians are versatile, we still consider ourselves specialists when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of each type.