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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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Help Washing the Walls – A reader question that wasn’t what I thought

Heather SolosSep 27, 20163 min read

Hello. My name is [redacted]. I need some people, maybe 2 or 3 to help me wash my walls before we paint them and I’m wondering where I could look…

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Let’s Talk Life Skills

Let’s Talk Life Skills

Heather SolosDec 3, 20153 min read

Heather says: Over on the Home-Ec 101 Facebook fan page someone asked: What would be on your list of skills to know for a homemaker and adult in 2015? This…

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How to Remove a Stuck Outdoor Flood Light

How to Remove a Stuck Outdoor Flood Light

Heather SolosDec 1, 20154 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101,I cannot remove a burned out flood light. I guess I have to break it first unless you have another suggestion.Thanks,Donna, in the Dark Home-Ec 101 Says: The…

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How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink, Naturally

How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink, Naturally

Heather SolosSep 17, 20155 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101, Is there a “green” way to unclog the kitchen sink? I really hate having to use heavy drain cleaning chemicals. I have used boiling water (2 pots…

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Potential Sources for Mildew Odor in a Bedroom

Potential Sources for Mildew Odor in a Bedroom

Heather SolosSep 2, 20153 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101,There is a musty / mildew smell in my home, but I’m having issues locating the source of the smell. As far as I can tell, it’s restricted to…

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The Ants Come Marching One by One

The Ants Come Marching One by One

Heather SolosAug 19, 20154 min read

Okay, so. I hate ants. Hate. Hate.My realistic side knows the fact that I have ants in my house right now has more to do with the heat, humidity and…

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There’s Mildew on My Seatbelts, What Do I Do?

There’s Mildew on My Seatbelts, What Do I Do?

Heather SolosJul 24, 20153 min read

Hi Home-Ec101,I have been following your site for a while and am super excited about how well the chore chart is helping around my place; it has made a huge…

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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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