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For some, a car is more than just a way to get around - it's a tool of expression. Your car may mean a lot to you, and if it does, you want to keep it looking good. However, it can be hard to pinpoint exactly what may be damaging your car. These tips may help keep your vehicle looking as fresh as the day you got it.Exterior This is the most noticeable aspect of...more
Make no mistake - building a treehouse can be a massive undertaking if you're aiming for the best possible results, but the entire process can teach you and your kids a lot about construction. According to TreehouseGuide.com, there are a few basic skills you'll need to go forward with the project, but as long as you can cut wood to specific measurements, work on top of a...more
Have you recently moved into a new home only to discover that its former occupants were smokers? Perhaps you've quit cigarettes for awhile and have just now realized how much your house really stinks. As it turns out, tobacco toxins can stay in dust and on surfaces long after smoking is eliminated from the area. This is also known as "thirdhand smoke," and, even the smell and...more
There are a number of basic maintenance techniques you can perform simply by raising up the hood of the car. Perhaps the most important thing you can do under the hood is checking the car's oil levels. In order to ensure that your engine isn't grinding itself to death, it's vital that you stay on top of changing your oil regularly (about every three months or 3,000 miles,...more
Sometimes all a home needs to look as good as new is a fresh coat of paint! If part of your spring cleaning involves sprucing up your house's exterior, why not make a weekend project out of it? With a little bit of help from members of your family, you should have no problem getting it done quickly and easily. If you don't have much experience painting, here are some tips to...more
Are you intimidated by the idea of hanging your own drywall? Although it may seem like a difficult task, it's not that bad! It does take a little bit of practice, but after a few attempts, you should have no problem getting the job done. If you're not sure how to do so, here are some tips on installing drywall, courtesy of the DIY Network. The first thing you'll want to do is...more
Do you absolutely adore your hardwood flooring? There's definitely something to be said about the simple, regal appeal. Unfortunately, over time it can start to lose its luster - literally! After years of foot-dragging, spills and various household accidents, hardwood floors require a bit of maintenance in order to return to their former glory. Although you can call a...more
Is it time to change up the décor in one room of the house? Perhaps the wallpaper that was installed back in the 1970s has lost its luster. If you're thinking of taking care of the work yourself, it's understandable to dread having to remove wallpaper. After all, doing so can be a huge pain if you're not sure how. However, with a little bit of knowledge and a fair amount of...more
How good are you at changing your windshield wipers whenever needed? If you're like many of us, you put off doing so until the first big snowstorm of the year or a particularly nasty rainfall makes you realize it simply has to be done. And while you may be content to have your mechanic do it the next time you take your car in for an oil change or inspection, doing it yourself...more
Why rotate your tires? It all comes down to the fact that your front and rear tires wear down differently - those in the front carry more of your car's weight, which means they're going to degrade faster than those in the back. Your front tires are also used for turning, which puts friction between them and the rough asphalt. This may not matter very much in the short term,...more