Quick Fixes 2012

15 Stories • Available April 2012
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When Erin Buckingham wanted to tone and sculpt her arms, she chose The Hundred Pushups program, which, she says, "seemed like a great way to challenge" herself "and get results." She completed the

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Silence The Squeak

Silence The Squeak

Squeaky floors can be annoying and embarrassing when your home sounds older than it is, and loud squeaks can wake sleeping family members when you're on your way to the kitchen for a midnight snack

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Smooth Sliders

Smooth Sliders

Is your sliding glass door not living up to its name? Well, don't fret -- a few tips and tricks will have any stuck sliding glass door or window back on track in no time. First, if the door isn't

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Removing Stickers From Glass

Removing Stickers From Glass

Whether you've bought a glass serving platter as a gift or a marked-down mirror for yourself, if it's not boxed you likely will have to remove at least one sticker. Two glass experts share their ti

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Stain Busters

Stain Busters

Wouldn't it be great if your home never saw a spill on the carpet or a smudge on the sofa? And your clothes, wow, just imagine if they always had that brand new, just-off-the-rack look. Most homes

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Cooking And Cleaning

Cooking And Cleaning

Your microwave speeds up your food prep time and can even reheat your morning coffee in a hurry. But when the scents of your garlic-and-onion-laced dinner leftovers or your morning java linger insi

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Just Add Water

Just Add Water

Having a particular furniture arrangement for a long time can get boring. So every once in a while, it's time for a new look in the living room. But once the furniture is in new groupings, there wi

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The Persistent Flush

The Persistent Flush

How do you stop a toilet from running? Take away its track shoes. Plumbing jokes aside, fixing a running toilet can be a fairly simple job that most people can do themselves. The first step is t

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Kitchen Tips

Kitchen Tips

If you love coffee, it's best to love your coffee maker by giving it a good cleaning. After all, the interior of your coffee maker collects oily residue from brewing, and hard-water deposits accumu

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Mean, Clean Dishwashing Machine

Mean, Clean Dishwashing Machine

In order to get your dishes, glasses, platters and utensils clean, your dishwasher needs to be clean. Over time, the interior of a dishwasher can accumulate food particles, dirt, oils, lime deposit

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Cleaning The Inside Of A Washing Machine

Cleaning The Inside Of A Washing Machine

How clean is the inside of your washing machine? You might be surprised to know that even though your machine runs regularly with detergent, bleach and hot water, it still may be very likely that i

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Nature's Pests

Nature's Pests

Though most mosquito bites and insect stings are mild, some people can have more than the usual irritation. The reaction to a sting or bite is caused by the injection of venom or other substances i

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Quick Fix Fashion

Quick Fix Fashion

Mick Jagger may have said it best: "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need." And when it comes to spiffing up your wardrobe on a budget

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Burned Counters

Burned Counters

Plastic laminate countertops are attractive and very durable, except for one thing: high heat. If you place a very hot pan on the countertop, the glossy surface can be permanently damaged. You can

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Wet Electronics

Wet Electronics

Throwing uncooked rice at the bride and groom on their wedding day is an age-old tradition. But today there's a more modern use for the absorbing grain: It's a quick fix for cellphones, iPods, lapt

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Supporting Files

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