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Around the House, Borax Is as Good as Gold Jan. 26, 2021

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Buried deep in the Mojave Desert is one of the biggest and richest deposits of borax on the planet &... Read More

What You Need to Know About Buying Carpet Sep. 08, 2020

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It's not something you buy every day. But when it's time to buy carpet, you need to know your stuff.... Read More

7 Ways to Use Borax Jun. 22, 2020

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A recent letter from a reader who used borax to solve her dishwasher woes got me thinking about all ... Read More

Shorten a Door Bottom Without Splintering Apr. 02, 2020

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Dear James: We want to replace old, crushed carpeting with thick pile-type carpeting, so I probably ... Read More

Install Your Own Wall-To-Wall Carpeting Feb. 20, 2020

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Dear James: I am planning to sell my house, and I want to install some wall-to-wall carpeting inexpe... Read More

Whistle While You Carpet Clean Feb. 15, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

As I sit here, on my bed, we are having our carpet cleaned in the other room. The carpet cleaner, a ... Read More

How to Buy Carpet: What You Need to Know to Make the Perfect Decision May. 22, 2019

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It's not something you buy every day. But when it's time to buy carpet, you'll want to know your stu... Read More

How to Get Sparkle in a Vase and Piddle out of Carpet Mar. 27, 2019

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The longer I live, the more convinced I am that there are at least two ways to deal with every house... Read More

How to Stop Hating Your Carpet Oct. 31, 2018

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When we remodeled our home, we replaced some of the carpet with dark hardwood. What a revelation. No... Read More

When All Else Fails, Carpet Surgery Jan. 23, 2018

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Carpet stains are near the top of my personal list of pet peeves. I'm not talking about an accidenta... Read More

How to Remove Latex Paint Stains From Carpet Aug. 14, 2017

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Want to get latex (acrylic or water-based) paint out of carpet, upholstery or any other kind of fabr... Read More

Got Red Carpet Stains? This Reader Has the Solution. Aug. 16, 2016

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If you've ever had a big ol' ugly red stain in your otherwise beautiful carpet, you know the meaning... Read More

Help! My Shark Vacuum Is Acting Awkward and Stubborn Jul. 13, 2016

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Did you hear about the shark incident in Florida? A young woman was bit by a nurse shark last month ... Read More

Can't Remove the Carpet Stain? Cut it Out! Jun. 20, 2016

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DEAR MARY: How can I fix carpet that has bleach spots on it? I tried using a fabric pen that's about... Read More

Got a Carpet Stain? Twist it Out Jun. 09, 2016

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DEAR MARY: Is there anything that will take a Crystal Light fruit-punch stain out of beige carpet? T... Read More


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My Love-Hate Relationship with Carpet Dec. 24, 2013

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Never in my wildest imagination could I have predicted the response I would get to the column I wrot... Read More