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Have you ever wondered what triggered that pesky warning light in your car? Modern cars are capable of monitoring themselves and storing error codes when something is amiss, but you have to extract that code to figure what’s going on.

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Alongside our house, we have a big section of variegated Liriope (a.k.a., monkey grass or spider grass). Liriope is a great groundcover that requires little in the way of upkeep, though you’ll want to cut it back once a year to keep it looking nice.

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One of my favorite things about our house is the huge front porch. Sadly, birds love it as much as I do, and we’ve had a hard time stopping them from nesting out there. After a bit of testing, however, I’ve found a way to keep them from coming back.

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Ever since we moved into our house in 2006, we’ve noticed a cold winter draft around the gas fireplace in our living room. During the winter, we can actually feel a light “breeze” through the vent above and below the fireplace. Very annoying.

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I’m a big fan of 3M’s Command adhesive strips. If you’ve never used them, they’re great. They stick like crazy, but release without damage when you stretch them out by pulling the little release tab on the end.

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One of my projects for holiday break has been to fix the under-cabinet lighting in our kitchen. We have a series of fluorescent fixtures that use the skinny little T5 bulbs. Some have started flickering and flashing, while others just won’t turn on.

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Not long ago, a burned out bulb was the bane of the Christmas decorator’s existence. While a single bad bulb can’t take out an entire string of modern Christmas lights, there are still things that can go wrong with your lights.

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Have you ever considered making your own laundry detergent? If so, then you’ve come to the right place… What follows is a quick rundown of how to make your own powdered or liquid laundry detergent and save a bunch of money.

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