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Summer Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jun 30, 2013

Hey there, DIy fanatics! It's finally summer, and I bet you're enjoying time outdoors working on your garden and your house. There's so much to love about summer home projects, from...


Photo of a man disinfecting a kitchen counter by omgimages/istockphoto.com.

How To Make Household Disinfectants With No Bleach

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jun 06, 2013

I’m torn. I am a hippie at heart. I was raised by hippies. I grew up weaving yarn on a loom and dancing to drum circles. Some people are born with a silver spoon? I was born with...


Cleaning the pool is an important home maintenance task because people and animals are mostly disgusting. (Photo: -Oxford-/istockphoto.com)

Is it OK to pee in the pool?

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | May 27, 2013

Pool season has arrived. Suspicion will soon mount about that child who managed to swim for four hours straight. When grandpa jumps in the pool straight after his five hour drive to...


We Tested It: Windex Touch-Up

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 07, 2013

A couple weeks ago, a PR person contacted me to ask if I would do a write up of a new product by Windex. I offered to test the product and to write about the results if she would send...


The Dirt Devil stick vac. Photo by  rwkvisual/Flickr.

Spring Cleaning the Efficient Way

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 18, 2013

March is the time for spring cleaning, although some people wait until the official beginning of spring in April. I like to get a head start on spring cleaning so that it does not creep...


A man steps into his Shoe-Ins. Photo courtesy of Shoe-Ins.

Equipment Review: Shoe In Overshoes

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Oct 31, 2012

As a pathological DIYer, I do a lot of projects in and around the house, including all of the dirty jobs. I also live in Colorado, where the weather loves to go from blizzard to balmy...


LOOK. AT. THAT. FACE. I'm melting. (Photo: Max Moreau/Flickr Creative Commons)

Ferret Odors 101: A Guide for New Ferret Owners

Posted by Cris Carl | Aug 17, 2012

Perhaps you’ve had a similar experience as Renee Mendez of Sunderland, MA. One day she saw a ferret’s little head popping out of someone’s backpack and thought, "Wow,...


I'd bet money that this guy has some pretty fierce fish breath. (Photo: Ben Earwicker/sxc.hu)

DIY Bad Breath Cures

Posted by Noah Garfinkel | Jul 24, 2012

Breath is always a little bad. If you catch a whiff of someone’s everyday, normal, no-unusual-food breath, it still smells a little weird. Basically what’s going on is you’re...