Fix It

How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink, Naturally

How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink, Naturally

Heather SolosSeptember 17, 20155 min read

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…

Potential Sources for Mildew Odor in a Bedroom

Potential Sources for Mildew Odor in a Bedroom

Heather SolosSeptember 2, 20153 min read

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…

The Ants Come Marching One by One

The Ants Come Marching One by One

Heather SolosAugust 19, 20154 min read

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…

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

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

Heather SolosJuly 24, 20153 min read

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…

Emergency Preparedness Refresher

Emergency Preparedness Refresher

Heather SolosJune 26, 20153 min read

Heather says This is my dad’s neighborhood. No one got hurt, but it took me a couple of days to finally reach him to hear this first hand. The cell towers…

It’s Time Again for Hurricane 101

It’s Time Again for Hurricane 101

Heather SolosMay 28, 20155 min read

Heather says: June 1st marks the beginning of hurricane season. For those of us on the East and Gulf Coasts, we know this means anxious meteorologists glorifying every thunderstorm that…

Help! The Laundry Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Help! The Laundry Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Heather SolosMay 20, 20155 min read

Dear Home-Ec 101, I followed all of the advice in your how to deal with stubborn body odor in laundry article and my clothes still stink. There’s sort of a rotten…

Home Ec 101 Hits Home

Home Ec 101 Hits Home

Heather SolosApril 20, 20153 min read

Heather says Does anyone remember the movie The Money Pit? I now watch this with a knowing chuckle. Many of you know that I moved into what I refer to…

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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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