• What Size Bed Sheet Should I Buy?

    I just bought a new memory foam mattress and it is 12 inches thick, so a bit thicker than a normal full size mattress. Should I stick to a regular size fitted sheet or do I need a queen size?
    I just bought a new memory foam mattress and it is 12 inches thick, so a bit thicker than a normal full size mattress. Should I stick to a regular size fitted sheet or do I need a queen size?
    8 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 2 days ago
  • What is the best way to move my new washing machine into my basement?

    Best answer: Obviously, paying the store to deliver is the smart way to go. That way, you aren't responsible if your expensive new washer gets damaged. Okay, I get it...you're going to do it yourself. There are a couple of options. Renting an appliance dolly makes the most sense, but you can probably make do with... show more
    Best answer: Obviously, paying the store to deliver is the smart way to go. That way, you aren't responsible if your expensive new washer gets damaged. Okay, I get it...you're going to do it yourself. There are a couple of options. Renting an appliance dolly makes the most sense, but you can probably make do with your standard dolly (assuming it is rated for the weight). Your washer probably weighs a little less...but within spitting distance of 200 lbs. Depending on the method you choose, the weight may be reduced by friction, but worst case is that each of you will need to lift (or hold back) no more than 100lbs.

    If you opt to use your regular dolly, you'll want to strap the washer to it (like on an appliance dolly). Then you get one person above, and one person below. Walk it down the stairs, one step at a time and take time to rest mid-way, if needed. Gravity will do the work. You just have to control it for 8 inches at a time. Make a few practice runs with the empty box to be sure you have the hang of going step by step, and that there is enough clearance. The last thing you need is to get stuck halfway!

    The other method is to slide it. In fact, just last week my wife and I slid a new water heater into the basement. I got a long 2x10 and laid it along the steps as a slide. Then we laid it down at the balance point on the top step and both of us got below it to guide it down. Friction helps reduce the weight, so it's quite manageable. Best if it's still in the box, otherwise it'll get scratched up. Sounds like the box won't fit through the door, but you could at least lay cardboard under it.
    9 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 3 days ago
  • What kind of plant is this?

    8 answers · Garden & Landscape · 2 days ago
  • Is it too early to hang up stalkings?

    I am trying to get my husband to get out the stalkings. It's already starting to turn off cold and I can't get the holidays out of my conscious. Is it too early for stalkings?
    I am trying to get my husband to get out the stalkings. It's already starting to turn off cold and I can't get the holidays out of my conscious. Is it too early for stalkings?
    9 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 3 days ago
  • Should it be a fire hazard concern to mount a point-of-use tankless water heater on a plywood wall?

    I am just thinking to install a shower in my shed which has plywood walls. The water heater I am going to get is a 5.5kw tankless from Home Depot. The manual says the heater must be installed in a place away from flammable objects. I don't think plywood is flammable, but it is uncoated wood that can be burnt.... show more
    I am just thinking to install a shower in my shed which has plywood walls. The water heater I am going to get is a 5.5kw tankless from Home Depot. The manual says the heater must be installed in a place away from flammable objects. I don't think plywood is flammable, but it is uncoated wood that can be burnt. So I just want to know if it is necessary to get a metal sheet or something in between the heater and the plywood wall. Thank you very much! Don
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • I hand wash my breakfast bowls and they seem to have a soapy residue left on them from my dish soap?

    How do I get this residue off? I'm using sunlight dish soap and so far after every attempt my breakfast has had a soapy lemony taste. Is there a dish soap that won't cause this residue?
    How do I get this residue off? I'm using sunlight dish soap and so far after every attempt my breakfast has had a soapy lemony taste. Is there a dish soap that won't cause this residue?
    8 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 3 days ago
  • Is there a 'life-expectancy' with microwaves? We've had ours for a long time now and although it's still working fine, I wonder if I?

    Best answer: No. Like all things they may conk out, but the level of improvement has stopped since 900 to 1000w models came out. Early models with painted interiors do go a bit manky, but the stainless steel ones seem to go on forever. The magnetron has a finite life but many manufacturers offer ten years on that, so it is... show more
    Best answer: No. Like all things they may conk out, but the level of improvement has stopped since 900 to 1000w models came out. Early models with painted interiors do go a bit manky, but the stainless steel ones seem to go on forever.

    The magnetron has a finite life but many manufacturers offer ten years on that, so it is probably the least likely thing to go. Suffice to say if it breaks down it is not worth repairing unless it is something simple like the fuse.
    13 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 5 days ago
  • What’s the point of making your bed?

    I don’t like the feeling of crawling into a made bed at night. It feels cold compared to an unmade one
    I don’t like the feeling of crawling into a made bed at night. It feels cold compared to an unmade one
    7 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 2 days ago
  • How do I get rid of the start of wasp nests? 🐝?

    I found a wasp in a back room today, no idea how it got there, while showing it out the door I noticed something above the door...three something's, like small parts of a wasp nest or chrysalis. I'm certain it's something to do with the wasp. I've seen wasp nests and initially they can look like... show more
    I found a wasp in a back room today, no idea how it got there, while showing it out the door I noticed something above the door...three something's, like small parts of a wasp nest or chrysalis. I'm certain it's something to do with the wasp. I've seen wasp nests and initially they can look like the structures I saw, I'm guessing there may be wasps in there. I can't just leave them as my partner is allergic to wasp stings but I'm not sure what to do... Can I just knock them off the wall?
    9 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 4 days ago
  • Is it safe to put a power strip inside a shoe box?

    Here’s the deal. I have my power strip plugged in and like 7 cords coming out of it. It’s a complete mess. So what I thought was if I just put it inside a shoe box, still allowing it to be plugged in, and all the cords still able to come out (because there’s those small holes on a shoe box on both sides). All of... show more
    Here’s the deal. I have my power strip plugged in and like 7 cords coming out of it. It’s a complete mess. So what I thought was if I just put it inside a shoe box, still allowing it to be plugged in, and all the cords still able to come out (because there’s those small holes on a shoe box on both sides). All of the cords would be contained in the box and it wouldn’t look messy. But is it safe to have the strip in the box? Can it cause a fire?
    6 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • How to get rid of tiny white bugs?

    They're so small and crawling all over! I found them in my room. I got rid of any moisture that could be in my room and we recently got our windows replaced and that got rid of all the mold growing around it. I started cleaning my room, vacuuming, and wiping down furniture with pledge and spraying Lysol. I... show more
    They're so small and crawling all over! I found them in my room. I got rid of any moisture that could be in my room and we recently got our windows replaced and that got rid of all the mold growing around it. I started cleaning my room, vacuuming, and wiping down furniture with pledge and spraying Lysol. I still find one or two crawling on my desk. How can I know for sure I got rid of them all? I don't want to start putting stuff back into my room just for them to start crawling all over my stuff. Any more tips on how to get rid of these things please
    5 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 10 hours ago
  • How much do you think it would cost to move the furnace to where the hot water tank is.?

    Looking to move a furnace to where the hot water tank is and install hot water on demand and install a shower for the powder room of the other side of this wall. If it makes any difference I m located in Canada.
    Looking to move a furnace to where the hot water tank is and install hot water on demand and install a shower for the powder room of the other side of this wall. If it makes any difference I m located in Canada.
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago