How to Clean CDs and DVDs, Tips, Advice

We’ve worn glasses with anti reflective, anti glare coatings for many years. We also have thousands of CDs and DVDs.  We find that both glasses and discs get dirty or damaged from about the same dirt sources. These include oily fingerprints, dust, and scratches.  So both discs and glasses demand the same gentle cleaning methods … Continue reading How to Clean CDs and DVDs, Tips, Advice





Installing Baseboard Heaters Tips, Help, Instructions

Installing baseboard heaters can be a fun project.  Why? Because it’s not too advanced (and therefore, not too disheartening). Then after it’s done, you get a much warmer room for your winter time naps. The theory of operation is easy to understand, and even the complexities of digital thermostats has been hidden from the end … Continue reading Installing Baseboard Heaters Tips, Help, Instructions





Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners, How To

Anyone living in warmer climates and seeking to cool their bedrooms, living rooms, and other small to medium-sized living spaces, has probably grappled  with the problem of noisy window air conditioners. Indeed, we’ve installed units from five to twelve thousand BTUs in our windows at various apartments, homes, trailers, and even basements, and have been frustrated by … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Window Air Conditioners, How To





Extension Cord Safety Tips, Help, Advice

Today’s electric extension cords give fast and easy ways of getting power around the home, garage, basement, and outdoors.  They allow you to run leaf blowers, weed whackers, and lawn mowers outdoors.  Plus, they connect  lamps, radios, and televisions inside.  But while these cords give instant power anywhere needed, extension cord safety should never be … Continue reading Extension Cord Safety Tips, Help, Advice





Charge 3 Firmware Update, How To, Tips, Help

Here, we demonstrate the Charge 3 Firmware Update on the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker. This upgrade can take up to thirty minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection. Plus, it cannot easily be undone. You won’t be able to return to the previous firmware version once you complete this software upgrade. So, … Continue reading Charge 3 Firmware Update, How To, Tips, Help





Cleaning Vinyl Kitchen Floors Instructions

The following hints, tips advice, and instructions describe cleaning vinyl kitchen floors.  Following these directions cleans spills, food, grease, and stuck on messes. They apply best to vinyl, linoleum, and ceramic floor surfaces. If your floor is genuine wood however, these instructions still apply. But use less water to prevent warping and curling. Tools You’ll … Continue reading Cleaning Vinyl Kitchen Floors Instructions





Fixing Squeaky Wooden Glider Rocking Chairs Tips

The glider rocking chair is the Cadillac of rockers, as it features a smooth and quiet, to and fro motion that is far better tan the spring type rocker recliners; that is, when it’s working well.  But as gliders age, and accrue hours of pacifying baby to music, and watching high-action TV shows where you just … Continue reading Fixing Squeaky Wooden Glider Rocking Chairs Tips





How To Replace a Toilet Seat, Install a New One

Toilet seats today, with typical to moderate use and no abuse, rarely break or otherwise fail.  Still though, you might wish to change up the one in your bathroom, just to get a different look or style, an oak seat to replace a plastic perch, or to replace one that slams with a quieter, no … Continue reading How To Replace a Toilet Seat, Install a New One





Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Tips, Advice

Electric baseboard heaters installation is a fun experience.  It’s not too technical.  So, it’s not too frustrating. Plus, once done, you’ll feel a much warmer room besides. We offer here the hints, advice, and tips we find work well in getting these heaters installed safely without major issues. How electric heating works is easy to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Tips, Advice





Alexa Features, Capabilities, Uses, Commands, Tips, and Tricks List for Echo, Tap, and Dot Smart Speakers

The Amazon Echo speakers, including the Tap, Dot, and the original Echo and its 2nd generation incarnation, are jampacked with an ever-growing list of helpful Alexa features and skills. Further, all of these features help make our hectic days a little less hectic.  Some of the most useful Alexa features we’ve discovered follow. Physical Echo … Continue reading Alexa Features, Capabilities, Uses, Commands, Tips, and Tricks List for Echo, Tap, and Dot Smart Speakers