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How to Clean Your Microwave

July 02, 2015

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 90 percent of homes in the United States have a microwave. Clearly, we Americans appreciate its fast-cooking convenience. Yet, who among us hasn’t had a few microwave food explosions that left a disgusting splatter of food particles or boiled-over liquid to clean up? While cleaning…

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Easy Ways to Organize Your Entryway

June 19, 2015

Like George and Weezy Jefferson in the old TV sitcom “The Jeffersons,” my family and I recently moved on up to a shiny new apartment on the East Side of Manhattan. And it’s a beauty. I love every single detail about it — except the entryway, which is practically nonexistent. Before we had a child,…

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Get Your Home Hurricane-Ready

June 01, 2015

It’s hurricane season, and you know what that means: You’d better be ready. If you live in a hurricane-prone region, now is the time to stock up on supplies, prepare your emergency kit, and create an evacuation plan. It’s also a time to prepare your home for the possibility of damaging winds and water. So…

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3 Ways Dehumidifiers Make Summer More Bearable

May 27, 2015

Ah, summer. Sunshine, trips to the beach, cookouts, vacations—what’s not to like about the all-too-short summer season? Unfortunately, we do have to deal with the occasional bit of summer discomfort: mosquito bites (itch), the occasional sunburn (ouch), and skyrocketing humidity levels (ugh). The good news is that while we can’t eradicate mosquitoes or completely shelter…

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