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How to spend less time washing dishes

Save time and energy
Friday, July 20, 2018, 10:17 AM

8 tips and strategies for reducing the time and energy spent in front of the sink and keeping your cooking workspace ready for the next culinary delight you create.

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31 Cleaning Uses of Vinegar

Natural cleaning solutions
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:21 PM

Every kitchen has a bottle of vinegar.

It’s great for your recipes, but it’s also a cheap, non-toxic and biodegradable household cleaner, deodorizer and disinfectant.

Although some tough germs will have to call for commercial disinfectants, vinegar is more than capable to meet the hundred simple cleaning needs of your home. » Read more

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Stephanie Dayle

How to Clean A Wood Stove

A DIY Tutorial
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 3:35 PM

A wonderful tutorial on the steps and process of cleaning and maintaining a woodstore for safe operation.

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Bruce McElmurray

Be Your Own Chimney Sweep

DIY chimney cleaning
Monday, July 28, 2014, 4:15 PM

A wonderful summary of the steps and precautions to cleaning your own chimney.

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Cleaning, Gutting, And Filleting A Fish

Basic skill development
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:24 PM

A great video tutorial on how to clean, gut, and filet a fish. » Read more

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Cleaning with Vinegar

11 simple recipes for natural cleaning with vinegar
Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 10:44 AM

A printable recipe sheet for using vinegar as your go-to cleaning solution.  Also check out the WSID article 20 Reasons to Keep Vinegar on Hand for other ideas and tips.

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Firearms Maintenance

A primer on upkeep and safe cleaning
Monday, July 9, 2012, 7:39 PM

Maintaining firearms is a simple task that adds another element of responsibility to firearms ownership. Similar to any mechanical device, firearms are prone to wear, breakages, and corrosion that accompanies any device that has moving metal on metal. Be it rifle, pistol, shotgun, or anything in between, there are some very common things you can do to prolong the life of your firearm and ensure its proper and reliable function. » Read more

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DIY Air Conditioner Cleaning

A simple cleaning can save energy and money this summer
Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 12:47 PM

If you have not had your home air conditioner serviced this spring and are looking to increase your efficiency on cooling, here is a DIY article to help get the most out of your system and money.

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20 Reasons to Keep Vinegar on Hand

A must-have solution for everyday living
Thursday, May 24, 2012, 10:36 PM

Vinegar is a wondrous substance that every prepared person should keep on hand. Whether it is for cleaning, salads, or getting the smoke smell out of clothes, having a few bottles of this multipurpose liquid in the pantry is a must-have prep. Its uses and virtues are so numerous, it is hard to select just a subset for this article. 

To start off with, vinegar is incredibly inexpensive compared to the products it can replace around the home, and can be purchased in one-gallon bulk contains to save even more. And the bottles can be easily reused for emergency water storage or freezer jugs.

Vinegar is non-toxic as a cleaner and has an almost indefinite shelf life. So 'explore some of the top reasons to keep vinegar handy and available. » Read more