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Category: Around the Home

Get Rid of Bad Smells In Your Home!

Learn how to get rid of some common bad smells in your home with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Have you ever walked into a room and noticed that something was not right? Your nose immediately crinkled when you noticed the bad smells coming from somewhere in your home. Learn how you can get rid of bad smells in your home with our handy guide. Something Fishy In the Air You(…)

Tips for Caulking Windows

Follow these tips for caulking windows from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Weatherizing your home can cut down on energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint. One way to do this is by caulking windows and closing up leaks in your home. According to the Energy Information Administration, 65 percent of a home’s energy bill is from heating and cooling the home–and half of the conditioned air leaks out of the(…)

How to Install a Programmable Thermostat

Learn how to install a programmable thermostat with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. A programmable thermostat is a great way to save money and conserve energy–two things we’re all concerned about these days. Depending on the model you buy, you can program day and night temperatures, and even a setting for every day of the week. You’ll be more comfortable with your heating and cooling bill, too. Read the the instructions(…)

Add the Illusion of Space to Your Small Bathroom

Add the illusion of space to your small bathroom with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Not surprisingly, the average size of the home bathroom has almost doubled during the past few decades. Still, many of us live in older homes with considerably smaller bathrooms–those that are 75 square feet or less. While they might be short on space, these small bathrooms need not lack style, character or most(…)

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

Make your own homemade laundry detergent with help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. We all know the feeling–the dread of tackling the weekly laundry pile. Between the mountain of laundry and the money spent on laundry detergent, it gets old pretty fast. Save yourself some money and sanity by making your own homemade laundry detergent with this simple recipe from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. With just a few ingredients, you(…)

Where to Place Your Carbon Monoxide Detector

Install your carbon monoxide detector with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. At low levels, the symptoms of carbon monoxide at first are seemingly innocent and could be taken as signs of other conditions–headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness. Higher levels of CO poisoning resu in progressively worse symptoms, such as mental confusion, vomiting, loss of muscular coordination, loss of consciousness and ultimately death. To properly install a carbon monoxide(…)

How to Make Illuminating Luminaries

Create illuminating luminaries with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you need an idea for a quick, easy and inexpensive homemade gift, or if you’re looking for a new spin on a Halloween jack-o-lantern, try making a luminary. With just four easy steps, this project is ideal for beginners. So why not produce a piece that showcases your creative side? Make your own glowing luminaries with the help(…)

How to Clean a Mattress

Learn how to clean a mattress with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. We spend one third of our lives asleep. It is important to get a good night’s sleep but it’s also important to make sure that the mattress we’re sleeping on is clean. Not only will it help your mattress last longer, it can also promote a better night’s sleep. Instead of flipping your mattress twice a(…)

How to Make a Burn Barrel

Learn how to make your own burn barrel with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you live out in the country or you just have some trash to burn, a burn barrel is a simple solution for cleaning up your home and yard. Before you start making one, check your local ordinances to make sure a burn barrel is allowed in your area. The smoke and smell of(…)

How to Use Wood Filler

Learn how to use wood filler with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Repairing old window frames or chipped furniture might seem daunting, but you can actually do it yourself with wood filler. It’s an easy and affordable way to make quick repairs all around your home. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn how to fix surface imperfections with wood filler. Choosing the Right Wood Filler Stainable –(…)

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