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How to Remove Sticky Residue From Furniture

How to Remove Sticky Residue From Furniture

Heather SolosJan 14, 20215 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101,My furniture has become very sticky after years of polishing it. Sticky to the point of having to give it a little pull to lift it off the…

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The Microwave Glass is Broken, Can I Still Use It?

Heather SolosNov 11, 20205 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101,The microwave glass is broken, ugh. Not Me and I Didn’t Do It struck again. Do they ever visit your house? This time Not Me threw a ball…

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Why Do I Have Fruit Flies With no Fruit?

Why Do I Have Fruit Flies With no Fruit?

Heather SolosOct 28, 20204 min read

This week’s random pest question comes from Twitter: Calling @HeatherSolos and her @HomeEc101 knowledge: How do you get rid of fruit flies? Note: There’s no fruit in the house. Twitter…

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How to Clean Hardwood After a Toilet Overflow

How to Clean Hardwood After a Toilet Overflow

Heather SolosMay 3, 20182 min read

Q: How do I clean up my hardwood floors after a toilet overflows. This question appeared as a comment on How to Clean Up After a Toilet Overflows The difference…

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Bad Disaster Advice

Bad Disaster Advice

Heather SolosSep 8, 20174 min read

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the information being spread with regard to how to prepare for a┬ádisaster, like a hurricane. Bad Advice I’ve Seen Circulating Hotels must…

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Why Is the Ice in my Ice Machine Melting?

Heather SolosAug 4, 20172 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have a fairly new ice machine at the beach, a house we use roughly every other weekend. Lately, the ice machine does not seem to be…

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Pantry Moths in Pasta

Pantry Moths in Pasta

Heather SolosJan 4, 20173 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101, I put my pasta in a new container to store in my pantry and still found moths. What did I do wrong and how can I prevent…

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Hurricane Matthew – What We Learned

Hurricane Matthew – What We Learned

Heather SolosOct 9, 20165 min read

Heather says I hope everyone is doing as well or better than can be expected. Last week, starting on Tuesday, it became readily apparent that Hurricane Matthew was coming 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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