Are You Safe in Your Own Home?
Doors and Windows
Go Green Clean!
Natural Remedies to Clean your Home
There is no shortage of household cleaners out there boasting to make your life easier, more sanitized and fresher-smelling. Brilliantly executed advertisements depict animated germs carousing and multiplying within an unclean home, defeated only by a heavy dose of some chemical concoction. Feeling dirty, scared, and inferior, we plunk down billions of dollars each year on germ warfare for our own homes.
Feng Shui is the art and science of selecting and arranging a harmonious living environment that is in balance with the five elements (fire, metal, earth, wood and water). These elements take on implications of positive or negative energy and this energy is known as Chi (pronounced chee), or more colorfully, "the dragons cosmic breath", although no one really says that anymore.
Squeak No More!
Before that door drives you stark, raving nuts, try the following quick fixes in the order below:
1. Squirt a little household penetrating oil or WD-40 on the hinges. Be careful not to spray the door or walls. Work that door back and forth a few times. Lubricate again and wipe up the mess.
Whether it sticks a little or a lot, any door that challenges you to a wrestling match every time you try to open it needs to be dealt with. Prying with two hands while telling yourself it's good for your upper body strength is just enabling bad behavior on the part of the door. Humidity, sagging frames, and time are all contributors to this common problem. Here are some easy steps you can take to get that door back on its best behavior.
Baby it's cold outside!
How to Keep Your Windows From Letting In The Cold
Window into Warm