Grilling on the Safe Side for Independence Day

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Fourth of July is tomorrow and that means cool fireworks and family parties. It’s a no brainer that everyone is going to be turning up the grill all day to celebrate. Just keep a reminder to be cautious with your grill or you might end up having to ignite a fire.

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A Guide to “Going Green” in Honor of Earth Day

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“Going Green”, or leading a more environmentally friendly lifestyle to protect the environment and sustain natural resources,  is a lifestyle many of us may enact on a regular basis–or we at least try our best to do so. Changing your lifestyle completely to do this, however, can be difficult.  Many of us know the basics, like the importance of recycling, turning off our lights when we leave a room, and trying to reduce the amount of waste we create.

What you might not be familiar with is how to use your appliances in the most efficient way possible.  Not only do these methods save electricity, water, or natural fuels, they can save you money as well. There are ways to change the way you use all of your main home appliances in order to be more “green”, and you can start doing them right away.  With Earth Day less than two weeks away on April 22nd,  this is the perfect time to make these small changes in honor of your planet.

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Washing Your Washer

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It may sound weird to wash your washing machine, but it can be beneficial for you! Many washing machines never get cleaned but there are some reasons we should do it.

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How To Clean and Prevent Mold in Washing Machine

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Washing machines take on the task many people wouldn’t enjoy doing by hand: LAUNDRY! Just like it is important to clean out your refrigerator or your oven, it is important to give your washing machine a scrub down to avoid mold and bacteria that grabs onto your clothing every day.

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Why Is My Stove Smoky? How To Clean Your Electric Stove

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In a previous post we discussed how to clean your electric glass stove top, but the same rules do not apply to an electric stove top with coiled burners.  Typically the burners will smoke due to excess grease and excess food from cooking on other burners. For those who love cooking, this could put a damper on your daily routine and favorite past time. So, here are a few ways to clean your electric stove top and also how to prevent that excess grease from sticking in the future. Continue reading