Home Guide: Getting Rid Of Squirrels

Wondering how to get rid of squirrels in your home, yard, or attic? Read on for our complete guide. 

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I think I'll burn down some houses today. Yes, that's what I'll do.

Fire, Flooding, and Poop.


Those are just a few things you can expect if you have squirrels or rodents in your attic. Since I’m in the process of evicting several squirrel families from my home (they never pay their rent on time), I wanted to learn everything I could about these little rodents. Continue Reading

How To Get Your House Ready For Winter: A Must-Do Maintenance Checklist

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I know you’d rather this post was about Christmas decorations (pretty!), DIY gift ideas (fun!), or cozy holiday recipes (yum!), but the truth is, home maintenance should be part of your fall routine, too. Spring has its cleaning, so it’s only natural that fall has its prep. And, oh boy, should you prep. Here are a handful of tips to help you make the most of this season of transition, and help your home stay safe and warm all winter long. Continue Reading

How To: Get Your House Ready for Hot Weather

SolarDay is June 19, 2010, and to celebrate the folks behind the event forwarded some invaluable tips on how to save money on our energy bills this summer. Here they are, straight from the source.     

1. To begin, change your filters in your heating/cooling system. Change them regularly – at least monthly.

2. Next change your thermostat over to “cool” and test the system by turning the temperature down. If the air conditioner does not turn on, first check to make sure no breakers are tripped. Continue Reading

7 Ways to Triple Your Refrigerator’s Lifespan.



  • Cleaning the dust from your refrigerator's compressor coil once or twice a year will help it last twice, if not three times as long.
  • Use a special coil brush, around $5 from the hardware store
  • Lacking this, use a broom or compressed air.
  • First remove the grill, then clean the coil.
  • Then, clean the grime and dust on the fan blades, then replace the coil.
  • Replace your gasket: if a dollar bill slides freely between the rubber gasket strip and the door, it needs replaced.
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