Category Archive: Home Stuff

Small Garden Wrap-Up

We live in an outer borough of New York, so our backyard is small. So, in the small section of our yard, we took it upon ourselves to create a small vegetable garden back on Mother’s Day Weekend. We’ve tried to do this before, but the throw seeds in dirt and hope for the best …

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95 Year Old Pipe – DIY PLUMBING

Remember that time that I spent several days, flushing chemicals and buying useless tools until I broke down and used a plumber? This is NOT going to be like that. This is how I tackled the biggest home repair project of my life, and it only took a day! A BAD DISCOVERY My family and …

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NO MORE ANTS!

To celebrate the release of Marvel’s Ant-Man ants have invaded houses all across the country. I’ve had an ant problem lingering on and off for the past year. I’ve used as many old wives tales as there are in the handbook that they give you when you become a Stay-At-Home Hero (written by Calvin’s dad …

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$3 Chair – Garage Sale Upcycle Project

Our family loves garage sales. You can get really good deals on high quality items, if you know how to spot them. During our town’s giant neighborhood wide garage sale, we found a cool little wooden children’s chair that was perfect for my daughter. It was just a little beat up, with the original finish …

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Easy DIY Fix: Broken Light Switch

To my surprise the other day, I went to turn on my living room light switch, and it didn’t work. Well, it kind of worked. The light would turn on when tapped down and then turn off when tapped down again. It didn’t even click up and down anymore. It was right before my daughter’s …

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Everything In The Bathroom Sink – Clearing The Worst Clog I’ve Ever Seen (PART 2)

Last time on the Super Amazing Stay-At-Home Hero Adventure Hour, I talked about how I battled a mystery clog in the sink. This article is about how I single handedly defeated the enemy and proved victorious. Except I didn’t. I failed. Miserably. I also resorted to something that I’ve never done in my life as …

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Everything In The Bathroom Sink – Clearing The Worst Clog I’ve Ever Seen (PART 1)

Plumbing has been around since ancient Rome, and my house’s plumbing has been around for almost 100 years. It’s expected to be backed up from time to time. What I didn’t expect was the doozy I was handed over the last couple of days. Two days ago, Sunday, we also had a fun date night …

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Easy Clean Your Stove Top: FAST & FUME FREE!

Although I love to cook for my family, I cannot stand cleaning my caked on stove top. Luckily, through a bit of trial and error, I have devised a way to clean my stove top extremely easily and in under 25 minutes. When cleaning up messes at home became a full time job requirement, I …

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