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Musicians Who Sing the Most about Cars

Is there anything better than belting out your favorite song in the car? Whether it’s a road trip or just a solo grocery store trip, you’ve never felt so much like a rock star in the privacy of your own

Organizing your Kids’ Workspace

It’s time for the kids to go back to school, which has some pros and cons. Sure, your house may be quieter than usual during the day…but once homework time hits, you’ll be finding pencils, pink erasers, and papers scattered

Summer Activities for Kids: The DIY Car Wash

Looking for more fun and cheap things to do with the kids over summer break? Well, you’re in luck! With some water and a little soap, your kiddos will be having fun in the sun just steps outside your front

How to Clean Wood Furniture

Nearly everyone has some wood furniture at home. Whether it’s a nice dining table, a simple bookshelf, or an ornate desk, your wood furniture likely complements your house quite well. But that’s only if it’s clean. When wood is covered

How to Care for Wicker Furniture and Rugs

Wicker is one of the most popular types of furniture to put outside, since it’s durable enough to withstand the outdoors and still look nice. However, if you want your wicker furniture and rugs to last as long as possible,

Top 10 Flowers to Plant to Help the Bees/Butterflies

For Spring Wild lilac: These flowering shrubs are easy to grow and come in seven colors. Bees and butterflies love their sweet fragrance. Calendula: Also known as pot marigold, this flower has a long history of helping others out. Humans

How to Prepare for a Flood

Floods can sneak up on you, which is why it’s a good idea to be prepared just in case. Of course, if you live in an area where flooding is common, then flood safety and flood preparedness are essential. Know

Best Boat Trips 2018

The wide open water beckons. You’re ready to take your boat out or to rent one for adventures, but you don’t have all the time in the world. You gotta prioritize your trips wisely, so what are some excellent boat

5 Ways to Save on Car Insurance

Car insurance can be a big expense depending on your situation. The good news is there are plenty of ways to save, and even if you are paying a bit more than you want to now, that’s not always going

Why is My Cat Peeing in the House and How Can I Stop Them?

A question many cat owners have at some point is, “Why is my cat peeing outside the litterbox?” Unfortunately, there are several possible answers to this question, and it may take some time to figure out the right one. Once

When to Refinish, Repair or Replace Granite Countertops

Your granite countertops have been the centerpiece of your kitchen for years, but lately they have looked dull and scratched, even after you have cleaned and polished them. In that case, you need to take more drastic action to restore

Steps for Putting Together an Emergency Preparedness Plan

Planning ahead is key to surviving any type of disaster, and having an emergency preparedness plan for your household is a good start. Your plan should be specific to your family, and everyone in the house should be aware of

Hurricanes: States in the Eye of the Storm

Every June through November hurricanes pummel the south and southeast coastline with whipping winds, heavy rain and storm surge. They leave a path of destruction that can often take years to repair. For coastal cities, hurricanes and severe tropical storms

Most and Least Prepared States for Natural Disasters

From howling hurricanes to blinding blizzards, natural disasters take on many different forms, but they can strike anywhere in the United States. Life-threatening weather brings a path of destruction and a price tag of hundreds of billions of dollars to

5 Lawn & Garden Trends You Need to Know About

Many of us spend as much time as possible outside during warm weather. As a result, it’s important that lawns, gardens and patios are both comfortable and attractive. The following are five lawn and garden trends you should know about.

Getting Started with Emergency Preparedness for Pets

If you’re working on being prepared for a disaster, you’re likely setting aside items like food, water, medical supplies, and comfort items for your family. But don’t forget that your pets are part of your household, too, and it’s important

6 Tips for a Great Looking Lawn

Having an attractive lawn and garden will not only add value to your home but will make it more enjoyable. There are several simple steps you can take that will help you achieve a great looking lawn. 1. Reduce Thatch

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

If you live on the coast, you need to know how to prepare for a hurricane long before disaster occurs. After all, you may only get a few days’ warning about the impending natural disaster, at which point it might

Get Your Fishing Boat Ready for the Season

If you are a fishing enthusiast, you know that no time of year is better than fishing season. You have all your tackle ready to go, and you might have even purchased a new rod and some lures over the

What To Pack in Your Emergency Preparedness Toolkit

If you want to be ready for any disaster that might come your way, you need to make an emergency preparedness toolkit that includes all the necessities you’ll need for at least a few days. But what are those necessities?

How to Get Your Pool Ready for Summer

Few things are more enjoyable than lounging in your pool on a hot summer day. Knowing exactly how to clean a pool, however, can be confusing. There are several steps you should take when getting your pool ready for summer.

How to Polish Granite Countertops

When guests enter your kitchen, they probably compliment you on your granite countertops, as well they should. Your granite counters are beautiful, durable, and expensive, but like most countertops, they can show some wear and tear. Having them installed was

Why Is My Dog Peeing in the House and How to Stop Them

Is your dog making the inside of your house a maze of wet spots and pungent smells? Sometimes even a longtime house-trained dog can regress and begin routinely relieving themselves inside your home, wrecking your carpets and your peace of

7 Ways to Organize Your Garage

If your garage is so disorganized that you can’t safely park your car in it, it’s time to make some changes. You deserve more functional space at your house, and organizing your garage is a start. So if you’re wondering

Why Is Emergency Preparedness Important?

An emergency can happen anytime, anywhere. This means there’s no real way to ensure your safety unless you happened to plan for the worst before the emergency occurred. Fortunately, more people these days are realizing how critical it is to

Granite & Stone Countertops: A Buying Guide

The kitchen remains one of the most important rooms in your home. Not only does your family gather there, potential buyers are attracted to or repelled by it. Your kitchen countertops play a big role in that room’s appeal. When

Mold Vs. Mildew: What’s the Difference?

It’s easy for people to mix up mold with mildew, considering both are fungi known for thriving in warm areas that have a lot of moisture. But there are some differences between the two that people should know before trying

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas: The World’s Largest Cruise Ship

More than 100 years ago, the Titanic was the largest cruise ship on the water. But today, a ship that’s twice as high and twice as wide is the new queen of the sea. With 18 decks and seven “neighborhoods,”

Lawn Care 101: Prepping Your Yard for Spring

Spring is technically here, but things may still be a bit cool and gray throughout March and sometimes into April. While you are waiting for the full effect of the sunshine and warm temps to arrive, you can take the

When to Refinish Hardwood Floors?

20+ years without sanding Visible scratches and nicks Dull finish isn’t revived with polishing Uneven coloring Even the best floors eventually need some serious work. If your home has hardwood floors, they should stand up well for a long time

Are Hardwood Floors Waterproof?

No, they will incur damage if a pipe bursts or if the home is flooded. Most floors will stand up just fine to spills or water tracked in from outside as long as the water is dried up quickly. Hardwood

A Guide to Hardwood Floor Finishes

What hardwood floor finish is best? Finish Type Main Pros Main Cons Wax Low Cost, DIY application Time Consuming, High maintenance Polyurethane Highly Durable, Cost-effective Odor, potential discoloration Acid-Cured Sealer Great looks, extreme durability High Cost, long curing time Penetrating

Dream cars vs. real car

If you could drive your dream car, what would it be? Picture yourself with the windows down, music up and hands gripping the steering wheel. There’s nothing but open road in front of you. When you step on the gas,

Fun Kitchen Gifts for Chefs at Any Skill Level

Just getting started in the kitchen Maybe this person is a recent college grad or a friend who is deciding to try saving money by eating at home more. Either way, they need all the help they can get in

How to Clean Your English or Western Saddle

Barns are not known for their pristine conditions. And your saddle comes in contact with all kinds of different elements, from dust and hay, to sweat and cold weather. Make sure you’re taking proper care of your equipment – keep

The Changing Rules for Buying a Car

Car buying has changed over the years and so have most of the old rules. In the past, you may have looked for a low-mileage car with good tires and thought that was good enough. Gas efficiency may have been

10 Weird Ways to Get Caffeinated on Amazon

Tired? Aren’t we all. In continuing with our ode to caffeine, here are 10 strange ways you can get caffeinated if you don’t like coffee: Mints What an obvious choice! After coffee, you want to freshen your breath, but the

What Does Coffee Do to My Brain?

Two out of every three adults in the US are daily coffee drinkers. Have you ever wondered exactly what all that coffee is doing to our brains? Active Ingredients Coffee is a complex liquid with hundreds of bioactive compounds, but

Your Myers-Briggs Totally Determines How you Clean

(Excuse me, what is Myers-Briggs? Myers-Briggs is an assessment that helps identify a person’s preferred way of doing things in four key areas. If you’re not familiar, you can scope it out here or take an unofficial assessment here.) ISTJ

9 Real Car Features That You Have to See to Believe

Invention requires failure, and we appreciate that you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet. That doesn’t mean a commercial kitchen should be sending shell-filled omelets out the door to customers, however. Here are 9 real-life features

Three Tips to Help Negotiate Buying a Car

Buying a car is a rite of passage, and for some, it can be intimidating. We reached out to a few former car salesmen to give us some easy tactics that can help save money and give you leverage in

Kitchen Renovation Ideas for Every Skill Level

You want the kitchen in your home to be an inviting place, even if you and the family usually just huddle together around the microwave. If you enjoy cooking, then the kitchen becomes even more important. In addition to having

What is Microfiber?

We hear about microfiber towels all the time, but few of us actually know what the heck microfiber is. Because we include premium microfiber towels with several of our products, we’ve assembled this brief introduction to microfiber so that you

7 Best Fall K-Cups You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now!

Fall is in full swing: Halloween decorations are up, leaves are changing color, temperatures are dropping, and you want your morning beverage to rise to the occasion. [If you haven’t finished decorating – check out our post on getting ready

Home Renovation: Should You DIY or Hire the Expert?

Your home is your castle, but the castle needs some sprucing up. The moat is overflowing, the dungeon is leaking, and the siding? Forget about it. Plus, your kingdom’s coffers are running a bit low. Can or should you tackle

How to Clean a Glass Cooktop

Flat top stoves add a sleek and modern element to any kitchen, as long as they’re clean and shining like mirrors. If you happen to use them frequently, you know that keeping them clean can sometimes be a challenge. Read

How Do Pet Stain Removers Work?

If you’ve been a pet parent long, you’ve likely heard about bio-enzymatic or ‘enzyme’ cleaning products. But unless you have a background in Biochemistry the ‘how’ behind the ‘what’ probably remains a mystery. No one wants to use a product

How to Care for Hardwood Floors

Caring for hardwood floors is an important part of maintaining their beauty and longevity. Read on for our guide to maintaining awesome looking hardwood! How do I clean hardwood floors? Sweep or Vacuum (1-2x per week) Grit from daily foot

When was Stainless Steel Invented?

The discovery of stainless steel is still a hotly debated topic among those who are familiar with its origin and history. The short answer is that it came into being in the early 20th century, and scientists in a number

What Hardwood Floors are Most Durable?

Hardwood floors can be a beautiful addition to any home, but as with any natural product, there are questions about durability. Durability is hard to pin down because it can mean different things to different people. Is a floor more

Getting Your Home Ready for the Fall

As temperatures drop and parents start breaking out their best “Don’t forget your coat” voices, it’s worth taking stock of your interior décor to see if some refreshing is in order. We reached out to some design experts to get

How to Seal Granite Countertops

Steps to Seal Granite Countertops Step 1: Clean the Counters Step 2: Apply your preferred sealer Step 3: Wipe on Wipe off Choosing a Granite Sealer Stone countertops bring an elevated look to any kitchen. The great looks often come

How to Clean and Polish Stainless Steel

Stainless steel, aka ‘where fingerprints have their vacation homes’ is striking and modern – but when it’s smudged it can be an eyesore. Let us give you a quick and simple primer on maintaining stainless steel. Best product to use

Which Color Granite is Best

Because most granite countertops have been polished and sealed – what you need to consider when shopping for your kitchen is the overall feel of the room. Read on for a beginner’s guide on what color granite counter tops are

How to Make Granite Shine

If your granite is looking a little dull, there could be a number of things going on. Here are a few things that happen to your granite that you can and cannot fix: You can fix it ✔ Soap Scum If

How to Clean a Keurig Machine

Unless you’re brewing with distilled water, your Keurig machine will develop lime scale and calcium deposits over time. These deposits are non-toxic, but they can impact machine performance and the taste of your coffee. The only true way to break

How To Clean and Protect Your Pool Table

A pool table is an expensive investment that should last for years. Whether you are a casual player who just enjoys the game or a competitive player, taking proper care of your table will ensure the best performance and the

Storm and Hurricane Preparedness

Weather can sometimes go bad in a hurry and it’s best to be prepared. Simple preparations for severe weather like storms and hurricanes can go a long way in keeping you and your loved ones safe. One of your most

Protect Your Outdoor Gear with 303 Products

Since 1980, 303® Products have been the gold standard for avid outdoor sports enthusiasts like yourself who want to protect their outdoor gear while keeping the equipment looking good as new. The wide range of 303 Products includes cleaners, protectants,