Should I Use My Vacuum on Construction Dust Clean-Up?

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Dear Home-Ec 101, I just found your site. I could totally read it all day! I was not given a lot of training on house keeping and still struggle in my 40s now on how to do things properly.I was reading your article about cleaning fine dust from construction mess and you said don't use your regular vacuum. This might sound lazy of me, I do like ...

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Garage Refrigerator / Freezers, Winter, and Your Food

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Dear Home-Ec 101, I have a refrigerator in my garage and for the last few weeks I have noticed the freezer isn't as cold as it should be. Should I be worried? More importantly, is the food safe? The vegetables seem a little soft. Sincerely, It's Frickin' Freezin' , Mr. BigglesworthHeather saysGarage refrigerators can be very useful for ...

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A Home-Ec 101 Guide: How To Clean Home Appliances

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They are our modern day servants and we are at a loss when our home appliances stop working. By taking care of them and keeping them clean you can extend the life of your appliances so they can help you through your daily life.To read more about the article just click on the title. How to Clean a Drip Coffee Maker Multiple ways to keep ...

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Can This Smelly Freezer Be Saved?

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Dear Home-Ec 101, Help! Due to a series of unfortunate events, my small chest freezer (that sits under the house) was left unplugged for 3 WEEKS! Of course the entire inventory was a total loss, but the real problem is the SMELL. It really smelled like something died down there, and it permeated the house for a couple of days.I have cleaned, ...

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Why Should I Run the Hot Water Before Starting the Dishwasher

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Dear Home Ec 101,I have always followed my Mom's advice about running hot water in the kitchen sink before (and while) turning my dishwasher on. She also says that if you run the cold water at any point while your dishwasher is running, the water in your dishwasher will be cold. My husband recently replaced our sink and garbage disposal and ...

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