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How to Remove a Stuck Outdoor Flood Light

Dear Home-Ec 101, I cannot remove a burned out flood light. I guess I have to break it first unless you have another suggestion. Thanks, Donna, in the Dark . Heather says The good news is we have a couple of ideas to try before resorting to Hulk smash to remove the floodlight. Even if…

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How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink, Naturally

Dear Home-Ec 101, Is there a “green” way to unclog the kitchen sink? I really hate having to use heavy drain cleaning chemicals. I have used boiling water (2 pots full) then the drain cleaner set 10= minutes followed by a pot of boiling water again. Thanks! Signed, Clogged in Closter Heather says: Depending on the…

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Potential Sources for Mildew Odor in a Bedroom

Dear Home-Ec 101, There is a musty / mildew smell in my home, but I’m having issues locating the source of the smell. As far as I can tell, it’s restricted to one bedroom. I’ve examined all of my clothing, removed the air conditioner, checked all of the furniture, and even the air ducts. I’m guessing…

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The Ants Come Marching One by One

Okay, so. I hate ants. Hate. Hate. My realistic side knows the fact that I have ants in my house right now has more to do with the heat, humidity and rain than my house being messy or full of crumbs (otherwise they’d be in my kitchen, right?). I have been using a spray that…

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There’s Mildew on My Seatbelts, What Do I Do?

Hi Home-Ec101, I have been following your site for a while and am super excited about how well the chore chart is helping around my place; it has made a huge difference! Anyway, I have an odd question, I have an older car that was in storage for about three years, and in that time…

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