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Oct 23, 2019
17 Things Everyone Forgets to Clean
Refrigerator: Your fridge could make you sick if you don’t clean it every once in a while. NSF International swabbed 20 Michigan kitchens as part of its 2013 Household Germ Study, and two of the germiest places were the vegetable …
Taste of Home
Weird Cleaning Tips Using Household Items
Did you know you could clean using strange household items? Due to the condiment’s acidity, ketchup makes a terrific cleaner for brass …
RIS Media
14 House Problems That Don't Require a General Contractor
As most homeowners are well aware, problems can strike a house suddenly and without warning: a leaky roof or a fallen tree, a burst …
Bob Vila
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Kitchen Windows Guide — Find the Right Choice for You
From sipping coffee in the morning to cooking family dinners at night, we spend a lot of our day in the kitchen. For most homeowners …
Fresh Home
Warning Signs Your Roof Is Damaged
Many homeowners are unaware of roof damage until they notice leaks. But there are earlier warning signs to look out for… Walk around …
RIS Media
How To Clean Granite Countertops
Granite countertops have proven their reliable position in the kitchen. These durable, hardworking stone surfaces are heat resistant …
Southern Living
Transform Your Home into a Haunted House
Home renovations and decorating don't have to be scary, but sometimes it's fun if they are! Setting a spooky scene for Halloween just …
Today's Home Owner
Test For Asbestos In Your Home
Asbestos was used in many construction materials between 1930-1990. It was used so heavily due to its plethora of properties making …
Homebuilding & Renovating
9 Tips for Mixing and Matching Tile Styles
For tile fans such as myself, the more tile, the better. But though I'd happily cover every surface with it, there are certain things …
Fireplace Maintenance Tasks to Complete Every Fall
As days get shorter and the weather gets colder, we retreat indoors to the warmth of our homes and hearths. If you have a fireplace …
Bob Vila
The Twice-a-Year Checklist that Will Keep You Safe at Home
Home maintenance efforts with a visible result are, if not exactly fun, at least rewarding. Even cleaning the bathroom feels good when …
Apartment Therapy
"I found a 12-bedroom egg carton in you price range, Mr. Dumpty."
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What was the first consumer product purchased on the installment plan?
See the answer below.
8 Tips to Save Money on Heating Your Home
The 2020 Farmers' Almanac predicts "yet another freezing, frigid, and frosty winter for two-thirds of the country." The …
Today's Home Owner
What Year Was It?
Hostage Crisis in Moscow Theater
What Year
About 50 Chechen rebels storm a Moscow theater, taking up to 700 people hostage during a sold-out performance of a popular musical.
The day was Oct 23. What year was it?
Quote of the Week
"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us."
Western Union internal memo, 1876
Trivia Answer
What was the first consumer product purchased on the installment plan?
Answer: A Singer sewing machine