Monthly Archives: February 2016

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How to Replace an Electrical Outlet

 

If an outlet (commonly called a receptacle) no longer holds a plug snugly, it should be replaced. The procedure for replacing a duplex (two-outlet) wall receptacle is similar to that of replacing a switch [more…]


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How to Create a Simple Compost Pile

 

Creating a freestanding pile is the easiest method to break into composting. Your freestanding pile must be at least 3 feet x 3 feet x 3 feet (1 cubic yard or 1 cubic meter) up to 5 cubic feet [more…]


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8 Tips for Organizing Your Paperwork

 

Coming up with a system of organization all the paper in your life takes thought and planning. And making use of it requires time and effort. In the short run, letting papers pile up is a lot easier. But [more…]


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How to Take Care of Roses

 

Roses have a reputation for being difficult to care for, but with the correct amount of water and sunlight and a little bit of grooming, your roses should thrive. Explore these basics of caring for your [more…]


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How Often You Should Change Your Oil?

 

Dirty oil just doesn’t do the job as well as fresh oil does. The additives in dirty oil boil out, contaminants form in the crankcase and eat metal parts, and water collects over time and forms sludge. [more…]


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How to Install Lawn Edgings

 

Edgings help give your lawn a very finished and manicured look. They help prevent grass from migrating onto any sidewalks, gravel, or mulched areas along the edges of your lawn. They also help keep ground [more…]


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How to Check a Vehicle’s Coolant/Antifreeze

 

The radiator in your vehicle cools your engine and needs water and coolant (antifreeze) to function. Keep the following points in mind as you check the level of the liquid in your cooling system and add [more…]


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What Is UBER?

 

UBER is a smartphone application for ridesharing that pre-calculates the fare, estimates a time of arrival, as well as offers the option to split the cost with additional riders; all while conveniently [more…]


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What Is lyft?

 

Lyft launched the original concept of rideshare in 2012. So what is a rideshare? The idea behind lyft and other rideshare companies is to provide a more technically advanced, cheaper alternative to taxi [more…]


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What is the Google Smart Home Platform?

 

The Google Smart Home Platform, a component of Google’s “Internet of Things,” provides a technological platform where all of your home appliances, electronics, and even vehicles are managed over one framework [more…]


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