8 Easy and Simple DIY Home Repairs

As any homeowner can tell you, it seems that there’s always something that needs to be fixed.  Whether it’s a leaky faucet, a  squeaky door, or a stuck lock, it can start to add up.  Even if you’re not the handiest person in the world, there’s no need to allow certain household nuisances such as a leaky faucet to drive you crazy. Here’s a list of easy DIY home repairs and common fixes that anyone can do themselves.

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With a little bit of practice, and a trip down to the local hardware store, you can tackle these DIY home repairs andprojects on your own.

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7 Modern Design Tips for Bedrooms

modern design tips for bedrooms 7 Modern Design Tips for Bedrooms

Interior designers like to think they have a monopoly when it comes to design tips for bedrooms, but they are wrong. Anyone can transform their hovel into a contemporary masterpiece, thanks to the materials and technology available to us. You only need to have a clear vision of what you’d like to achieve to make it possible.

Learn some great tips and tricks to help turn your dull bedroom into a stylish space that will change your life. There are many design tips for bedrooms to consider when taking on such a project.

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Best Buy has Great Gift Ideas for Graduates

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Just about everyone I know has a recent graduate in their life. Whether it’s graduating from 8th grade and going into high school, graduating high school and going into college, or graduating college and entering the real world, you’ll need a great gift idea for this graduate.

I know when I graduated college, I loved the fact that people gave me “grown up items” for gifts. Moving in to your first apartment, without all of your friends, can be scary. Sometimes, too, there are sacrifices you have to make – like cable. Broadcast TV can get really boring, really quickly. The Amazon Fire TV, which is one of my favorite gift ideas for graduates,  is here to rescue you.

amazon fire tv Best Buy has Great Gift Ideas for Graduates

The Amazon Fire TV is a device, somewhat like a DVD player, that just plugs in to your TV, and allows you to stream over 200,000 TV shows, tons of music, and about 100 different games with Amazon Prime. Need more content than that? No problem! It’s compatible with the most popular subscription services like Hulu Plus and Netflix, too. As someone that hasn’t had cable for about the past 5 years, the combination of Netflix and Hulu Plus gets you almost everything you want to watch for about $15 a month. As someone who didn’t have cable for about five years, this is a lifesaver!

Other great gift ideas for graduates who are venturing out on their own:

  • Stone Bake Pizza Oven
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Ninja Blender
  • 4-Slice Toaster Oven
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Pill Portable Stereo Speaker
  • Samsung 32” Class LED 1080p Smart HDTV
  • Sony Smart Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player
  • Game of Thrones Season 3 Blu-ray & DVD
  • LG Microwave + Pizza Oven
  • Frigidaire 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator
  • iTunes Gift Card $50
  • Xbox One Console
  • Xbox One Titanfall
  • Keurig Elite Single-Serve Brewer
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 – 16GB Tablet
  • Zaggkeys Folio Keyboard Case
  • Asus Transformer T100 32GB Tablet
  • Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 16GB Tablet
  • HP Slate 7 Plus 7 Tablet
  • HP Envy Wireless e-All-in-One Printer
  • Tech21 Shell Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 Cell Phones
  • mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Mini
  • Hoover WindTunnel 2 Vacuum
  • Hamilton Beach Set & Forget Stay or Go Slow Cooker
  • Thule Crossover Backpack


Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting a Grads Twitter Party on Tuesday June 24 (6/24) at 7PM CST.

Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #GreatestGrad with your favorite Gift ideas for Graduates from Best Buy.

What are your favorite gift ideas for graduates in your life?

Winning the Mold Battle with Tilex

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The house I used to live in had a mold problem. It didn’t at first, but then a bunch of kids moved in, and, well, we all know how kids can be. Especially when they’re not supervised. The group of kids managed to pull off the part that kept the water and moisture out of the crawlspace of the building.

Before long, there was a noticeable sense of moisture in the apartment. Soon thereafter, we started noticing mold growing in the showers and bathrooms. This wasn’t the normal bathroom mold that just about everyone has, though. NO! This stuff was, like, nuclear powered super strength able to regenerate quickly mold.

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Great Solutions for Small Space Living

This conversation about living in small spaces was sponsored by Pottery Barn.  Great Solutions for Small Space Living

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When you are living in small spaces, like a dorm room or an apartment with many roommates, you need to invest in pieces that can do double duty. Storage is usually at a premium, and you have to be sure that your furniture pieces are in the right scale. Here are some tips to make the most of your small spaces. We’ll be using pieces from Pottery Barn’s PB Teen line to demonstrate the tips for small space living.

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Spring Cleaning Tips


Thanks to Febreze Spring Scents for sponsoring today’s conversation about Spring Cleaning Tips.

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I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for Spring.  The trees are budding out, the birds are chirping, and animals are coming out of their hibernation.  Know what else is happening?  Spring cleaning!

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Organize Your Closet with Rubbermaid All Access Bins

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One of the things that I can always use more of is storage and organization. I suppose that those are really two different things that go hand in hand, though, aren’t they? I have decided that one of my missions for 2014 is to get more organized. This, I need to tell you, is no small feat!

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How to Organize Paperwork

How to Organize Paperwork was inspired by Fellowes.   Samples may have been provided to facilitate this article.

How to organize your paperwork How to Organize Paperwork

One of the biggest clutter magnets is my desk, workspace, and home office.  There’s all these little pieces of paper that are hanging around, and I don’t know why.  Do I need to keep them?  Can I toss them out?  Oh, wait…maybe that’s a receipt I need for a deduction or a reimbursement at work.  I’ll set it to the side and decide on it later.  And later never seems to come around, does it?

I realized I needed to learn how to organize paperwork.

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