How-To

Choosing between a bagged or bagless vacuum.

Should I Buy a Bagged or Bagless Vacuum?

There are many things to consider when purchasing a new upright vacuum. There are different sizes, different styles, and different prices. Before you consider any of those things, begin with if you want a bagged or bagless vacuum. Ever since bagless vacuums have come along, there has been an intense debate as to which is…

Cool dad wearing sunglasses and a polo shirt.

The Anatomy of a Tool Dad

For Fathers Day, we’d like to unpack what makes a typical tool dad. I’m sure everyone immediately has an image in their head of what they think a tool dad looks like or the scientifically named Toolis Dadus. Dads are an interesting species that have a very distinct look and sound. Picking a bonafide tool…

A medium rare ribeye steak on a board with thyme and asparagus.

Achieving the Perfect Steak Temperature

Cooking a steak to the proper desired temperatures is a tough skill to master and can make you want to pull your hair out at times. There are so many things to take into account, such as hot spots on your grill, the thickness of your steak, and the type of steak you’re cooking. Once…

A dirty gas grill sits open.

How to Clean Your Grill

Grilling season is upon us, and you may have just opened the cover to your grill to find you forgot to clean it last fall before storing it away. Or maybe you want to ensure you’re always staying on top of keeping your grill looking spotless. Either way, the process is generally the same, no…

Lawn care tools and fertilizer sitting on a lawn.

Spring Lawn Care Guide

If you want that lush, green lawn in mid-summer, it’s better to begin working on it as early as possible. Spring brings warmer temps and melts off any snow, so it’s time to break out the outdoor power equipment and get to work. We’ll cover all the steps to turn your lawn from a yellow…

A walk-behind spreader is used to apply grass seed.

How to Overseed Your Lawn

It’s July, and you’re looking at your half yellow, half green grass full of crabgrass and other weeds, and you’re wondering how your neighbors have these lush, green lawns. There is a rather simple fix that will have you contending for the lawn of the month in no time, overseeding.  Overseeding is one of those…

A backyard on a nice sunny day

How to Clean Your Yard in Spring

As winter comes to an end, it’s time for the beautiful colors of spring. Unfortunately, winter can leave its mark, leading to the clean-up and repair of the mess left on your lawn. Cleaning your yard will help it look better and more colorful, and make it healthier for the rest of spring and summer….

Person dialing a smart thermostat

How to Install a Smart Thermostat 

Saving energy means saving money, and everyone wants to save money. Installing a smart thermostat will do just that, along with plenty of other benefits as well. Smart thermometers offer ease of use, allowing you to control them from anywhere using your smartphone. Its smart algorithm can learn from household habits and begin to save…

A humidifier being used in a house

How to Clean & Protect a Humidifier 

Humidifiers are great devices for comfort and health conditions. The moisture they propel into the air adds a therapeutic value that is excellent for dry climates, dry skin, congestion, fevers, and other irritations of the body. However, if humidifiers are left untouched for too long, their benefits will start to fade and can become harmful…

Refinishing hardwood floors

How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floors will ultimately need refinishing with the wear and tear of everyday use. Before you decide to call a refinishing service, consider learning how to refinish a hardwood floor effectively on your own and save hundreds.  On average, hiring someone to refinish your hardwood floors can cost upwards of $2,500, averaging out to $3-$8…

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