Fix It

Where the dryer vent leads, I follow

Home-Ec GuestApr 16, 20073 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101, I cannot figure out where my dryer vent leads. Seriously, the washer and dryer hookups are in the middle of the house, where there is no wall…

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Itching to be rid of fleas?

Heather SolosApr 8, 20073 min read

Dear HomeEc 101: My wife and I live alone, no dogs, cats, children, or other pests. Until recently. Immediately after a painter touched up a ceiling, and protected our hardwood…

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Learn from Crystal – Home Dryer Repair

Heather SolosApr 4, 20072 min read

Heather says: Let’s give my pal Crystal a round of applause. She saved herself $95 by tackling basic home appliance repair. Not too bad for 1.5 hours worth of work,…

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How to Get Rid of Clover Mites: Clover? I hardly know her.

Home-Ec GuestApr 3, 20072 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101, We are currently dealing with an invasion of clover mites in our two bathtubs. The current method of eradication involves flushing them down the drain with hot…

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Smelly Garbage Disposal Problem Can Be Fixed

Smelly Garbage Disposal Problem Can Be Fixed

Heather SolosMar 22, 20072 min read

Dear Home Ec 101: How do you de-stink a garbage disposal? ~Gagging in Glendale Heather says: If you Google the problem you’ll find 101 different remedies for your stinky situation.…

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How to Repair a Moldy Dishwasher

Home-Ec GuestMar 19, 20073 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101, I keep finding mold in my house at every turn – first it was the sippie cups that for over a year had been mold-free. Next, my…

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Where to Find Your Main Water Shut-off Valve

Heather SolosMar 10, 20071 min read

Dear Home-ec 101: My son’s school had an earthquake drill; they sent him home with a worksheet to fill out.  We need to locate the main shut off valve for…

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  1. We wintered in the South this year and just prior to leaving last year we had a trail of ants in our kitchen. They were coming up from our basement where the tile and wood meet in our family room. I sprinkled 100% pure Canada corn starch across this are (1/4" X 50") and when we arrived home months later there was NO sign of any ants. I vacuumed up the corn starch when we arrived home and have never seen another ant inside.


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