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Learn About Fire Extinguishers with Kidde

Learn more about fire extinguishers with Kidde and Blain’s Farm & Fleet. October is fire safety month, and part of fire safety is learning about fire extinguishers. While most of us have one in our homes, it’s important to know how to use it and when to replace it. There are some common questions about fire extinguishers, and Kidde is here to help. Learn more about fire extinguishers with Kidde(…)

Natural Insecticides and Remedies

Summer is a great time of the year when everyone is excited to get outside, enjoy the nice weather, and make the most out of their time off. There are many pros that go along with summer, but like anything with the pros also comes the cons. As you would expect, humans are not the only forms of life that relish those summer rays. Pesky insects and rodents come to(…)

Cleaning Grout and Tile Care

Give your grout and tile a good cleaning with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If you have tile and grout in your home, you know how dirty grout can get. In kitchen, spills can cause your grout to become dirty. In the bathroom, soap, mildew and mold all take their toll on your once clean grout. However, there are actually some simple solutions for cleaning grout and bringing(…)

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(…)

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