Category: How to Tips

Numbers you need to have in case of emergency

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26 Oct

Emergency preparedness is critical, because when an emergency strikes, every moment counts and your time could be better spent than looking up important phone numbers. Having emergency numbers ready and handy for a potential emergency is a great way to avoid issues in the unfortunate situation that they ever need to be used. Whether natural disaster or personal incident, these phone…

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Design tips for making your kitchen feel more spacious

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28 Sep

  You spend a lot of time in your kitchen. Between cooking for your family and entertaining guests, it is one of the most high-traffic areas of your home. So it is important that it is designed in a way that facilitates utmost comfort and convenience. If you feel like the space is too cramped, outdated or simply not laid…

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How To Clean A Showerhead In 60 Seconds

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23 Sep

How To In 60 Seconds In this how to in 60 seconds, Doug demonstrates how to clean a showerhead without taking it apart. What you’ll need: – Ziploc plastic bag – White vinegar – Water – A piece of duck tape 1. Take some white vinegar and put it into a Ziploc plastic bag. - Hint: If your showerhead isn't that…

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How To Stop A Draft In 60 Seconds

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07 Sep

How To In 60 Seconds Ever wonder where that draft was coming from and how to stop a draft? Well, Doug Cornwell offers some tips to discover and plug those leaky drafts in his latest how to in 60 seconds. What you’ll need: – Flashlight – Flexible weatherstripping – A helper 1. Shut the lights on the inside and have someone on the outside with a…

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How To Clean Shower Doors In 60 Seconds

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29 Jul

How To In 60 Seconds Alure's Doug Cornwell is once again inside his favorite room in the house -- the bathroom. Listen to Doug preach about preventive maintenance as he shows us how to clean shower doors in 60 seconds. What you’ll need: – Water – Sponge - Soap - Squeegee – Clean rags – Shower and glass cleaner 1.…

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How to Clean Granite Countertops in 60 Seconds

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08 Jul

How To In 60 Seconds Doug is a big believer in "preventive maintenance." That's why he dropped by to show us all how to properly clean granite (or other stone) countertops in this DIY 60 second fix. For more 60 Second Fixes, visit our 60 Second Fix Playlist. What you'll need: - Bucket - Water - Dish Soap - Sponge…

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Knowing when (and how) to start a kitchen remodel

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29 Jun

If you're planning to renovate your kitchen, or any other area of your home, it is important to understand how essential the timeline is. Like most homeowners, you probably want to get started - and finished - with the remodel as soon as possible. But be careful to not let your eagerness drive you too quickly past the planning phase.…

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How to Hang a Level Shelf in 60 Seconds

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24 Jun

How To In 60 Seconds Alure's DIY expert Douglas Cornwell gives us a lesson in how to hang a level shelf. Supplies you'll need: - Level - Pencil 1. Grab the level and put it up to the wall. - Hint: Make sure the wall is level 2. Take a pencil and draw a very faint line. - Hint: Don't…

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How To Clean Cabinet Doors In 60 Seconds

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10 Jun

How To In 60 Seconds In this ‪DIY‬ 60 second fix, Doug Cornwell shows us how to clean cabinet doors in 60 seconds. Supplies you'll need: - Bucket - Soapy water - Sponge - Murphy's oil - Paper towels 1. Clean the cabinet with a little bit of the soapy water and a sponge - Hint: Make sure you get into the edges 2.…

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How to investigate your windows for air and water leaks [Infographic]

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01 Jun

When was the last time you inspected the state of the windows in your house? If you can't remember, you might want to add it to your to-do list. Why? Because improperly insulated windows may account for as much as 25 percent of your home's total heat loss. And water leaks can lead to thousands of dollars' worth of repairs.…

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