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Do you make your bed every morning?

Topic: Around the House/DIY/Gardening ,    Subtopic: Organizing Tags: around the house organizing making the bed

I make my bed every morning. But I know a lot of people that don’t because they see it as a waste of time. My rationale is that making your bed can help clear your bedding from accumulating dust mites and also, it makes my room look more organized which helps declutter my mind so I can focus o...

asked: UTC 2020-10-13 05:58 PM
image Rose (96)
0 votes
4 answers
497 views

What are your favorite sheets?

Topic: Around the House/DIY/Gardening Tags: Bedding Sheet sets

Looking to re-stock the house/bedrooms with new sheet sets and wanted to know if anyone has any favorite sheets that they can't live without?...

asked: UTC 2021-06-06 03:07 PM
image Shari (145)
0 votes
3 answers
680 views

Fun

Topic: Around the House/DIY/Gardening ,    Subtopic: Organizing Tags: this is just for fun

What's the closest thing to real magic? ...

asked: UTC 2021-03-18 02:33 PM
image bill1234 (0)
2 votes
3 answers
628 views

What kind of planting/landscaping has the most curb appeal around a front walkway of your house?

Topic: Around the House/DIY/Gardening ,    Subtopic: Gardening Tags: curb appeal clay for soil planting

We are trying to up our curb appeal and the area around the front walkway from the street to the porch is just blah.   There are two mulched quarter-circle areas on each end of the walkway, and then a mulched strip on each side of the walkway leading up to the house with shrubs every 2 feet o...

asked: UTC 2021-04-05 04:12 PM
image m_godfrey (38)
1 votes
3 answers
781 views

What's the best at-home knife sharpener?

Topic: Around the House/DIY/Gardening

My knives are the pride of my kitchen. Naturally, they become dull over time and require maintenance. I sharpen them regularly, but I suspect my sharpener isn't the best on the market. What sharpener do I need to get my knives cutting like new? ...

asked: UTC 2021-01-30 11:55 PM
image SarahCzar (656)
1 votes
3 answers
651 views

What type of paint should I use on ceramic floor tile?

Topic: Around the House/DIY/Gardening

The tile flooring in my bathroom is made up of 1-inch hexagons in a black and white pattern. Each tile must have been placed individually because smack in the middle of the floor, one of the black tiles is out of place. It drives me nuts! I could peel up the entire floor and re-tile it, but that's d...

asked: UTC 2021-04-09 04:57 PM
image SarahCzar (656)
1 votes
3 answers
685 views

Should raised garden beds be planted on a gradual slope?

Topic: Around the House/DIY/Gardening ,    Subtopic: Gardening Tags: raised garden beds garden beds

My wife and I are planting raised garden beds for the first time this Spring. I had plans to level the ground where the raised bed was going to make it look nicer. But my mother-in-law, a master gardener herself, suggested a gradual slope for the bed because the dirt underneath where we were plantin...

asked: UTC 2021-04-16 01:44 PM
image peter_yeargin (1400)
4 votes
2 answers
637 views

How can I prevent organic scum in rain water barrels?

Topic: Around the House/DIY/Gardening ,    Subtopic: Gardening Tags: rain barrel organic scum recycled water

A few months ago I installed 3 50 gallon rain barrels at my house - one set of two, and a singleton.  We've been very happy with the results, but with the advent of hot humid weather we've gotten a fair bit of organic scum forming on top of the water when the barrels are full.   &nbs...

asked: UTC 2021-05-26 03:56 PM
image Chris_Martin (1824)