Want to get rid of that white film on your dishes?

So dirty dishes don’t make a glamorous topic of discussion do they?  But lots of people are having trouble with that nasty white film that coats your dishes and the inside of your dishwasher. About a year ago I wrote about a solution to the problem, but it turned out not to be a permanent solution.  Since the recommendation to run the dishes through on a vinegar only cycle does work, I can’t say the solution failed.  But, I’m not willing to run every load…

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Thinking About Selling Your Home? Think About Paint!

If you’re thinking about selling your Tehachapi area home, think about how to make your home the one that sells. We all know that getting houses sold in this market is tougher than it used to be.  Your competition is no longer the house down the street that is basically the same but has a little nicer backyard.  Now your competition is the 6 distressed sellers on the street that are listed for significantly lower prices than yours.  So, how do you compete? One of…

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Are Ants in Your Area?

Summer is coming to Tehachapi and so are the ants.  Everybody is familiar with the marching armies that seem to be everywhere.  There are lots of ways to battle ants. Sure, you can spray poisons to kill them, but those can be harmful to people, pets, and the environment.  How about some more eco-friendly ways to deal with them? Myles H. Ba der provides some natural solutions in his book 1001 All-Natural Secrets to Pest-Free Property. Did you know that Cream of Wheat is a…

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Cash for Caulkers: Appealing to Home Shoppers?

Congress is about to approve a program to put contractors back to work doing energy retrofits. If “Cash for Caulkers” passes, home owners will be eligible for a tax credit worth up to $12,000 or half the cost of the retrofits, whichever is lower. A home owner who spends $24,000 to cut his energy use in half will save an average of $100 per month, estimates Lane Burt, manager of building energy policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council. With a $12,000 tax rebate from…

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