Collection of home utility and management ideas – Part 2

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Tombola recently discovered that over a quarter of Brits spend 470 days of their lifetime cleaning. So they are giving away all the tips and tricks to clean your white goods in under 2 hours, using household staples such as baking soda and white vinegar.

The “Great Outdoors” is your retreat when you crave a breath of fresh air. But thanks to vehicle exhaust, smokestacks, and chemical fumes, 90% of people lack quality air. The only alternative — your home — could be an even worse offender.

Keeping your house properly insulated is an oft-overlooked component of home maintenance. Even if you don’t feel the constant drafts, a lack of proper insulation is still having a negative impact on your old home.

Generally, people have a few spare tools around for minor home improvement fixes. Typically, you’ll find hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, and some extra light bulbs. While all those are good to keep around, here is some more basic equipment to have in your tool kit at home.

Laundry room renovation is not as elegant as a kitchen or bath remodeling project. But it can be transformed into a very important room if you have the space.

The year 2020 will always go down as a year of great suffering and monumental change. But it’ll also go down as a year in which we came to see environmental concerns as one of the most important global priorities.

What makes a smart home? And what will the future look like in smart homes? Imagine having your home controls and messaging at your fingertips and voice command. Whether it’s your lighting, appliances, shopping, or morning prep. The future is coming!

Global climate change has become a hot topic over the past few years. There are more severe weather, less rain, and unpredictable weather patterns. The question is, how do we deal with it?

As it is your castle, you try to maintain your home much as you can. You work on its landscape, its exterior, and the interior. However, do you also work on its sustainability?

Our home is usually filled with various appliances to make work easy and to save time. They have become an inseparable part of our life. However, many homeowners forget to value their appliances until it’s very late.

Winter is coming. Will you be ready? Look through this list of preparation tasks to complete in and around your home before the upcoming change of seasons.

With winter steadily approaching, homeowners are scrambling to ensure their homes are properly heated. Unfortunately, heating can be expensive. With money on the line, efficiency is important.

What should you look for in a new electric generator? While price is a consideration, you can’t afford a cheap generator that doesn’t work or requires more effort than it is worth.

Protecting the environment is vital as climate change, pollution, deforestation and many more problems are still on the rise. There are lots of changes we can all make to our everyday lives that won’t affect us that much, but will contribute to a greener planet.

Hurricanes wreak havoc on your home and your life. While nothing can completely spare your home and your wallet from the damage that the storm brings, there are some steps you can take to make your home more hurricane ready.

When people think of hazardous waste, they often don’t think of the materials that could be sitting in their own homes. A lot of materials, such as house maintenance and cleaning, can cause a lot of harm if people don’t handle and dispose of them properly.

Three-quarters of all American homes use some type of air conditioning. We consider a pleasant temperature to be an important aspect of household comfort. This in turn makes it important to get that temperature right.
That’s where your HVAC system comes in.

A lot of households all across the country have hard water. This is caused when the water in the area has a high mineral count. Unfortunately, hard water can be harmful to your home in quite a few different ways.

Remodeling and renovating usually focuses on things like economic bathrooms and new plumbing. However, technology is becoming more and more important, even to basic remodels.

Creating home storage solutions is both an art and a science. It takes vision to figure out how to optimize space and creativity to put those innovations in place. If you’re struggling to visualize storage solutions for your home, here are some inspiring ideas to get you started.

Almost 75 percent of American homes have air conditioning. So, when something as necessary as your HVAC system suddenly develops problems, it’s understandable to worry. The good news is that you can troubleshoot most common HVAC problems on your own.

July and August are noted as hot months – particularly in the Northern hemisphere. It can be quite difficult to keep active when temperatures get above 90 degrees fahrenheit (32 celsius).

As the temperature climbs this summer, you may be tempted to crank up the air conditioner. On the other hand, you may be concerned about the increase to your utility bill that may result.

Laundry – it has to be done. But thanks to technology, we can do our laundry in the convenience of your home. But many of us are limited to a small area. So what can you do to your laundry room to make it functional and easier to manage?

If you’re like most homeowners, you’re on a budget. You look for any way to save money that you can. Fortunately, there are some home additions that you can make that will save you big bucks over the long haul.

Admit it, the sight of your kid’s jumbled room is not an appealing endeavor. Toys scattered all over the place, clothes on the floor, beddings under the bed, well, it can be quite bothersome.

Did you know that bed bugs can grow up to 50% in length and 200% in weight after feeding with human blood? These pesky little insects are no bigger than an apple seed when mature, but they can cause a lot of restless nights and ugly bite marks.

According to experts, a solar energy system for a conventional home can cost between $35,000 and $45,000. You may think it’s too expensive. You’re probably asking yourself, why go solar?

Imagine having your own little grocery store down in the basement or in a specialized room near the kitchen. What we are referring to is a cold storage room (or root cellar) where you can maintain a cool temperature for storing all kinds of food.

It requires a lot of effort and time to find a house that’s everything you hoped for. But if you thought it’s going to smooth sailing after that, you’re in for a small surprise. The real challenge is now: moving in and converting a house into your home.