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A forum to discuss Home Economics. Tips and tricks to run your household.

  1. I Hate My Bagless Vacumn

    A few months back Rick convinced me to replace our broken down vacumn with one of those bagless ones. So far I am not impressed. Seems I am spending all my time cleaning it out, getting junk off the filter and getting stuff unstuck from the hose.. I an honestly not sure if the dust from...

    Started by Marie5656, 08-06-2006 11:38 AM
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    09-10-2006 08:23 AM Go to last post
  2. Roofing Problem - how should this be handled ??

    New roof was put on June 1, 2005 - 1st leak around the fireplace, Company came right out to repair, which was applying Old Henrys Tar. 2nd leak, same area - Company came right out to replace Tar. 3rd leak, same area, and now trickiling further into the house & throughout all the large picture...

    Started by Patsy Warnick, 12-04-2007 03:36 PM
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    04-03-2008 07:56 PM Go to last post
  3. Poll Poll: You get to choose

    I cant decide. I like them all so you guys can choose for me.

    Started by Nomad, 07-08-2006 02:46 PM
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    08-28-2006 08:44 PM Go to last post
  4. Would you complain?

    We bought a new sofa, it was delivered today. On the middle seat the leather has a very small 'nick' in it so it looks like a white spot. I would say its not screamingly obvious but i do notice it. My husband will say i'm being overly fussy and not to bother about it. Would it bother you, would...

    Started by buttercup, 01-25-2010 06:50 AM
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  5. Do you talk to the ex-wife or husband?

    What a trip...............You know when you have to talk to the ex because of under 18 year old kids..............and it's the second contact with them. The first contact for me and BTS with his ex was his heart attack...........typical snippy remark about BTS. It was ignored. Now I'm making a...

    Started by nvalleyvee, 12-04-2005 05:02 PM
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    10-22-2006 03:23 PM Go to last post
  6. New Pad

    Musiclovers thread got me onto this, but tonight i have been to see a new place to live as i am really wanting to move out of my mums now and have more independence. I have been looking for a wee while and went to see one on Tuesday but that one didn't wow me as much as the on tonight did, I...

    Started by littlemissgiggle, 03-06-2008 01:30 PM
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  7. Slow cooking

    Should I buy a Slow cooker? Anyone got one? Does everything come out tasting the same, bland and dull... :thinking: Will I want to get up at 6am to chop veggies and brown meat so it can cook slowly all day? Decisions decisions...

    Started by Betty Boop, 10-31-2009 04:45 PM
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    11-08-2009 11:14 PM Go to last post
  8. When to call the electrician?

    Ok, the bf managed to fix the light switch that wasn't working with a bit of help from some guy at home depot :wah: But now he thinks he is an electrician and I'm worried about him. We have a light that doesn't work in the basement. I tried replacing the bulb but that clearly isn't the problem....

    Started by rainbowsmiles, 09-23-2006 09:09 PM
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    09-28-2006 06:15 AM Go to last post
  9. Lightbulb household questions

    do you have any? perhaps we can answer each others' questions.....i have two. one, my smoke detector is screeching because i have a candle lit! that's a first! i had to disarm it. second, i have 3 very big mag-lights. (torches to you Brits:D ) i wanted to change out all the batteries. well one...

    Started by lady cop, 11-15-2006 08:41 AM
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    12-27-2006 04:24 PM Go to last post
  10. What would you do?

    We have a small mortgage, if we sold the house and moved further north where property is cheaper we could buy outright and be mortgage free. pro's - We love the scenery further north and its closer to places Andy likes to dive, we have some friends up north and a nephew. con's - It would...

    Started by buttercup, 11-07-2009 11:51 AM
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  11. House smells

    Does your house smell? If it does do you notice it or just presume it smells due to what happens within it. I'm a smoker so presume it smells of smoke to some degree but dont notice it as i'm quite psychotic about opening windows ect. I have 3 dogs so presume it smells to some degree of dog but i...

    Started by buttercup, 06-03-2009 02:46 PM
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  12. Man about the house?

    Or is it really the Women that do all the 'Work in the Home', mend the tv, fix the plug, paint the home, mow the lawn ect?

    Started by capt_buzzard, 06-03-2005 12:54 PM
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  13. Men doing housework

    I've just read an article in the local paper here in Spain that a Law has just been passed to allow women to take men to court for not doing enough housework. What do you think? ps. My man will have to hoover now and again or I will threaten to take him to court :yh_rotfl:yh_rotfl

    Started by pina, 06-20-2005 03:59 PM
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    07-15-2005 01:14 PM Go to last post
  14. Poll Poll: Uncle Kram has...

    ... potpourri in his house.

    Started by SnoozeControl, 01-22-2006 01:50 PM
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  15. Cheapskates

    I've got this thing where I won't buy something if I can make it cheaper. Even though I know damn well that I'll never actually make it myself. Can being a cheapskate be good?

    Started by koan, 03-02-2007 03:57 PM
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    03-04-2007 09:20 AM Go to last post
  16. Clutter Buster Suggestion

    Get rid of 7 things each day. Get rid of paper you no longer need, email you're done reading, plastic containers that have been gathering dust, and basically anything else that isn't of any use to you. If you get rid of 7 things each day for the entire year, you will have lightened your load by...

    Started by SOJOURNER, 12-26-2005 02:54 PM
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    02-22-2006 07:37 AM Go to last post
  17. Wink fixing things

    i am so pleased with myself, i repaired a vacuum cleaner and a CD player today! :yh_whistl who's 'handy' and who's not? are you a brilliant domestic engineer or a hopeless hapless doofus? :-2 :-3

    Started by lady cop, 02-14-2006 01:29 PM
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    07-05-2006 05:47 AM Go to last post
  18. Help

    Im tiling the fireplace this weekend. Ive never tiled anything before so Im apprehensive. Im using 6" tiles with a 2" bullnose border, that means there will be some wall exposed on each side, after grouting there will be about 5" left over. 1st question is will that look weird not going all the...

    Started by Nomad, 07-13-2006 04:24 PM
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  19. How do you dry yours?

    Washing. I prefer mine dried outside, weather permitting. So much fresher, especially bed sheets then straight onto the bed, lush! I understand the use of tumble dryers, needs must an' all that but I don't get if you are able to, why not hang it outside? My friend has a huge garden but tumble...

    Started by crazygal, 06-05-2007 11:49 PM
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  20. Duct Tape It

    What is the stupidest fix it job you've ever done in your house? Some people duct tape a lot of stuff. I nearly blew my house up changing a light fixture. Tell me your story.

    Started by koan, 03-13-2007 01:57 PM
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    03-16-2007 05:57 AM Go to last post

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