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9 Houseplants That Clean The Air And Are Virtually Impossible To Kill

9 Houseplants That Clean The Air And Are Virtually Impossible To Kill

Scientists say the world could use some serious clean up. Despite this, it seems like some of the population isn’t ready to give lifestyle choices that contribute to the mess. The good news is, when it comes to the quality of your living space, there are small changes that let you work together with nature to clean up the air toxins in your home you never knew you were breathing in.

That’s right. The air in your home is likely more toxic than the air outside of it, especially if there is any stagnancy. There can be toxic chemicals like formaldehyde (yes, that’s basically embalming fluid), benzene, and a host of other nasty inhalants. There are even some natural elements that can cause illness when they build up in a home, like pollen, bacteria, mold, and various outdoor contaminants.

Not to worry, nature has provided some green friends that will not only lighten up the mood...

6 Must-Haves Every Homeowner Needs For A Safe Home

6 Must-Haves Every Homeowner Needs For A Safe Home

When it comes to your home, you want to make sure you have everything on hand you need to create a safe environment for you and your family.

But what exactly do you need to make your home safe?

Here are 6 must-haves you need to ensure your home is safe for your family and yourself:

1. Smoke and carbon monoxide detector

A smoke and carbon monoxide detector is a must to keep you and your family safe. You can either buy each detector separately or purchase a model that detects both. Either way, you need to make sure that you have a detector monitoring the air in your home for both smoke and carbon monoxide at all time.

You should have at least one smoke and carbon monoxide detector on each level of your home (so, for example, one in the basement, one in the ground floor, one upstairs, and one in the attic). Test them regularly and replace the batteries at least twice a year...

3 Ways To Give Your Kitchen A Mini Makeover

3 Ways To Give Your Kitchen A Mini Makeover

Your kitchen is often the heart and soul of your home. It’s where many homeowners spend a significant amount of their time – preparing meals for friends and family, trying out new recipes or just gathering their loved ones for a glass of wine and a conversation. Doesn’t it make sense to keep the kitchen as up to date as possible?

Here are some tips to make your kitchen the very best it can be:

1. Declutter

The last thing you want in any room is clutter. Having too much stuff – especially stuff that you don’t use – can make your kitchen feel overwhelming, not to mention add frustration to the cooking process when you have to spend 15 minutes digging through a mountain of assorted pots, pans, and cutlery to find your pasta strainer.

Take a day and go through all the cabinets, drawers and closet space in your kitchen. The goal is to get rid of anything that...

The Lifespan of 20 Essential Household Items

The Lifespan of 20 Essential Household Items

Has your air conditioner ever failed on a hot summer day? It’s a struggle no homeowner wants to deal with. When you own a home it’s important to budget annually for repairs that might be needed and anticipate when things might need to be replaced.

If you take care of your home, your appliances and fixtures should last longer. This means keeping them clean, performing regular maintenance and preventing unnecessary wear.
Even the most well-kept homes will need repairs at some point and it helps to know how long you should expect your items to last. We’ve put together a list of how long certain household fixtures and appliances should hold up.

Check out each of the rooms below, or ...