Home & Garden

My Old Dishwasher Runs Like New Again… After Cleaning Out All That Black Gunk!

This isn’t the first time I’ve had to clean out all of the black gunk and slimy food debris from the dishwasher basket in the far back. The first time, I was able to fix the dishwasher not draining. THIS time, there was no water backing up… just a bunch of food and grime buildup which was making our dishwasher run poorly. Here’s how to clean a clogged dishwasher and remove the black gunk quickly & easily.

Should You Trim Your Dog’s Hairy Toes And Paws?

Some dogs grow lots of fur on their paws — on top of the paws, between the toes, and even on the bottom (between the paw pads). Keeping all of that paw fur neatly trimmed makes your dog look well groomed. But you don’t have to pay a dog groomer! I always trim the fur on the tops (and bottoms) of my dogs’ paws when I trim their nails. Here’s how to do it yourself, step by step…

Homemade Poo Pourri Recipes: How To Make DIY PooPourri Toilet Spray & Toilet Drops Using Essential Oils

Poo Pouri is a GREAT poop spray! I’ll never buy traditional bathroom sprays again – because it’s so much more effective to use a toilet spray than an aerosol bathroom deodorizer. Here’s how to combine essential oIls & water to make your own homemade Poo Pourri recipe. The original Poopouri before you go toilet spray makes a great gift, but this homemade poo spray is what I keep in each of the bathrooms in my home.

Do’s & Don’ts When Making A Rain Barrel For Rainwater Collection

Tired of paying high water bills? Have you heard of the ways you can use a rain catcher to lower those bills? You probably also didn’t know that 623 gallons of water can be harvested from 1 inch of rain on a 1,000-square-foot roof and as far as rain barrels are concerned, a typical 1/2-inch rainfall will fill a 50- to 55-gallon barrel. I’m sharing everything I know about making rainwater collection an efficient way to lower your bills and help the environment.