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Bad Disaster Advice

Bad Disaster Advice

Heather SolosSeptember 8, 20174 min read

I’ve been paying a lot of attention to the information being spread with regard to how to prepare for a disaster, like a hurricane. Bad Advice I’ve Seen Circulating Hotels must…

Why Is the Ice in my Ice Machine Melting?

Why Is the Ice in my Ice Machine Melting?

Heather SolosAugust 4, 20172 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have a fairly new ice machine at the beach, a house we use roughly every other weekend. Lately, the ice machine does not seem to be…

Help, how do I get rid of drain flies?

Help, how do I get rid of drain flies?

Heather SolosMarch 28, 20174 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101, I have three window wells in my finished basement.  I am forever finding little black dead flies.  I have sprayed, thrown gallons of bleach and ammonia down…

Pantry Moths in Pasta

Pantry Moths in Pasta

Heather SolosJanuary 4, 20173 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101, I put my pasta in a new container to store in my pantry and still found moths. What did I do wrong and how can I prevent…

Hurricane Matthew – What We Learned

Hurricane Matthew – What We Learned

Heather SolosOctober 9, 20165 min read

Heather says I hope everyone is doing as well or better than can be expected. Last week, starting on Tuesday, it became readily apparent that Hurricane Matthew was coming for…

Help Washing the Walls – A reader question that wasn’t what I thought

Help Washing the Walls – A reader question that wasn’t what I thought

Heather SolosSeptember 27, 20163 min read

Hello. My name is [redacted]. I need some people, maybe 2 or 3 to help me wash my walls before we paint them and I’m wondering where I could look…

Let’s Talk Life Skills

Let’s Talk Life Skills

Heather SolosDecember 3, 20153 min read

Heather says: Over on the Home-Ec 101 Facebook fanpage someone asked: What would be on your list of skills to know for a homemaker and adult in 2015? This list…

How to Remove a Stuck Outdoor Flood Light

How to Remove a Stuck Outdoor Flood Light

Heather SolosDecember 1, 20154 min read

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 .…

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  1. We wintered in the South this year and just prior to leaving last year we had a trail of ants in our kitchen. They were coming up from our basement where the tile and wood meet in our family room. I sprinkled 100% pure Canada corn starch across this are (1/4" X 50") and when we arrived home months later there was NO sign of any ants. I vacuumed up the corn starch when we arrived home and have never seen another ant inside.

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