A couple of weeks ago I helped my brother pick out an apartment in Northern Virginia. We found a great one-bedroom in an older apartment complex, recently remodeled, it has ample storage, a large patio, and it's close to his work. One little problem: we started to move him in and found a roach hanging out in the kitchen cabinet. Then we found another by the sink. And a tiny one was running across the pantry door. Uh-oh, there's a bug problem.
We regularly ask readers to share how much they spent on a given item, service, project, or upgrade in the home. We hope this information proves helpful to anyone needing to get a basic sense of how much something costs, and how much you can expect to pay.
How Much Did it Cost to Remove a Tree From Your Yard?
Cleaning the house not on your list of favorite ways to spend your time? You might want to check and see if you're unintentionally making things worse on yourself. From spending more time on cleaning tasks than you need to, to just not being efficient, peruse this list of seven things you could be doing that's making it harder to keep your house clean, and see if you can eliminate one to make cleaning the house easier or faster!
A title with a bold claim and a lot to ask from these simple DIY projects, but it's true. In their own small way, each of these eight DIY projects will make life just a little bit easier for you. From chasing bugs away, to keeping kitties occupied to giving you a place to hang and toss your odds and ends, these DIY projects also share something else in common: They all look good!
Sure, there are matches, candles, baking soda, and air fresheners, but sometimes there are some lingering odors that just won't go away. We're all friends here, so let's take a second to talk about how to get rid of some of these pesky hangers-on.
When this topic came up as part of our monthly focus on "renters solutions" I jumped at the chance to write about it. I recently had the good fortune of having a washing machine in a unit that I lived in for a few months, and that was a serious luxury. But currently I'm living without a washing machine in my apartment... or anywhere within a city block.
If your playroom is currently looking more like a play pile, and your kids' bedroom more like a giant closet full of ill-fitting clothes, a thorough clean out is probably in order at your place. But wait! Before you throw it all out, have you considered having a yard sale for it...online?
Nothing makes me want to avoid the outdoors in summer more than mosquitoes. Which is a darn shame, considering those warmer, more casual nights are the perfect time to invite folks over to enjoy a dinner party outdoors. And of course, mosquitoes aren't the only bugs out to ruin your good time. Here are our favorite ways of keeping bugs out of your outdoor areas.