Your Trusty Microwave: A Jack Of All Trades

Microwave OvenIn keeping with the theme of versatile household appliances (see The Versatile Dishwasher: It Does More Than Just Wash Dishes), did you know that your microwave oven can do a lot more than just burn your food to […]

The Versatile Dishwasher: It Does More Than Just Wash Dishes

DishwasherIf you are like most people, you have used things around the house for purposes other than what they are intended for. How often have you used a screwdriver as a wood chisel or to open a can of paint?

I don’t know how many times we have used our gas […]

1955 Vintage GE Wall Refrigerator Freezer

1955 Vintage GE Wall Refrigerator FreezerHere is a blast from the past. In 1955, GE introduced the world’s first wall mounted refrigerator-freezer that hangs on the wall like a picture.

What, you never heard of it? Don’t feel bad, most people haven’t. Honestly, neither had I until I came across this […]

Top 10 Safety Tips When Using Space Heaters

space-heaterAs winter gets closer (it’s already arrived for many), the use of space heaters rises. but with the increase in the use of space heaters, the responsibility of maintaining safety standards should also increase,

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2011, 53,600 reported U.S. home structure fires can […]

Are Your Appliances Putting You At Risk?

Are Your Appliances Putting You At Risk?Every year, manufacturers issue hundreds of product recalls or alerts that go unanswered that could potentially be putting your home and family at risk. The main reason for this is carelessness on the consumer’s end.

Let’s face it; most of us regularly fail to register […]

What To Buy (and NOT Buy) This November

What To Buy (and NOT Buy) This NovemberIt’s that time of year again. Halloween has passed and we anxiously await Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

While all 4 will likely require invading your bank account, there are ways to lessen the impact.

Before you start digging […]

Household Hacks That Can Save You Money

beautiful-home-smWe are always on the lookout for ways to help you save money, increase the efficiency of your home, or just plain make your life easier.

Household hacks are simple tricks to save you time and money. But they are also ways of changing the way you look at things and […]

Are You Making These Silly Financial Mistakes?

Are You Making These Silly Financial Mistakes?I recently read an article that listed “10 dumb little budgeting mistakes you need to stop making”. I think that all of us have made one or more of these mistakes at one point in our lives. I know I have. With the Christmas […]

Beware The Energy Vampire

vampire-hiHalloween is the time of year for ghosts, goblins, and vampires, along with cowboys, superheros, and everything in between.

But while that little vampire trick or treating at your doorstep is all for fun, you may have real vampires in your home. Energy vampires.

These are appliances and electronic devices that continue […]

How To Extend The Lives Of Common Household Appliances

kitchenMost consumers are looking for ways to save on their household budgets these days.

Household repairs can nibble away at your savings, leaving you scratching your head and wondering where your money went.

A recent article from the website Wisebread identified several ways of getting longer life from frequently used items found […]