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How to Make a Vanilla Latte

I love a cup of coffee in the morning. It’s the perfect way to start the day. Though there are lots of types of coffee for you to choose from, I prefer to make a vanilla latte. Whether you have a special latte machine for home or not, there’s a variety of ways to make this mild-tasting, yet energizing drink. To help you enjoy...


How to Use Hedge Trimmer

Gone are the days when homeowners and realtors had to hire landscaping companies to maintain their hedges. Advancement in technology led to development of a broad range of hedge trimmers that make the task of maintaining hedges easy and fun. Just like any other powerful tool, you need to run the ropes before you start using it....


How To Install A Whole House Humidifier

Deciding to install a whole-house humidifier can be a great option for your home. It will often be easier than several smaller devices for each room. While it might be a more economical option, some people are concerned about the amount of work required to install it. Thankfully, it won’t take too long, as long as you follow a few simple steps. Let’s look at everything you need to know to install...


How To Clean Vicks Humidifier

I love my humidifier. It keeps the right amount of moisture in the air, stopping my skin from getting too dry. While my humidifier takes care of me, I wanted to make sure that I was taking care of it. But this posed a big question. What’s the right way to clean a Vick’s humidifier?

Why Is Cleaning A Humidifier Important?
Before we take a closer look at how you can clean your Vicks...


How to Fix a Recliner Footrest

After a long day at work, I love relaxing on my recliner as we chat with my wife and kids. My wife also loves the seat, and so I decided to purchase three for our living room.

Like any other household item, the recliner is prone to damage, and so it is imperative to take utmost care of it. From experience, one of the most delicate parts is the footrest. One of the seats had a problem with the...


How to Fix a Leaning Recliner

A recliner seat is one of the living room seats that can add value to your home and exhume your style and personality to everyone who walks into the room. Like other items, it is prone to damage and needs to be properly maintained.

One of the problems associated with recliners is that they tend to lean on one side over time. I purchased several recliners two years ago and was shocked when I...


How to Clean a Recliner


Like other couches in your living room, the recliner also needs to be cleaned. I'm one among the many homeowners who would hire a professional to clean the recliner for many years. In my locality, the service providers charge up to 15 dollars per hour and spend close to 4 hours cleaning a single recliner.

One day, my wife floated the idea of us cleaning ourselves to save money for...


How to Use Power Bank for the First Time

Power banks have gained massive traction thanks to advancements in technology that make them capable of storing more power for extended periods. If you love traveling like me, you understand the importance of having a fully charged power bank.

I love camping and spend at least ten days every month outdoors with my family and friends. Over the years, I have purchased four power banks; two are...


How to Pick a Door Lock

Door locks come in different sizes, models, and lock systems. To most people, learning how to pick a door lock used to sound like something that only people with intentions to break into neighbours homes should master. My dad is a retired military officer, and as you can imagine, my childhood was not fun. He tried as much as possible to teach me life lessons, and one of them that I found weird to...


How to Get Slime Out of Carpet

I grew up in rural Texas, and I remember hunting for rabbits and deer with my brothers and dad outdoors on weekends. It wasn't until I graduated from college that I relocated to New York to start a digital marketing agency. I used to live in a two-bedroom apartment with my wife, who at that time was my girlfriend. We didn't think we would end up marrying each other, but as fate would have it, we...