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Hero Dog Saves Boy from Tragedy
November 30, 2013, 4:22 pm
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My Blind Repair

This story ends well, but it’s also a lesson learned in why kids and blind cords don’t mix:

Hero dog Buster saves Telford boy Charlie, 3, from tragedy

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare – a child gets a cord tangled around his neck in the middle of the night while his mother lies asleep unaware.

For Natalie Blake that horrendous scenario almost had a tragic ending after her three-year-old son Charlie got trapped in a cord for some blinds at their Telford home.

But little Charlie had an unlikely guardian angel looking over him in the form of the family’s pet dog Buster.

The two-year-old American bulldog saw Charlie struggling and the strings wrapped around his neck, and started barking outside Ms Blake’s bedroom door.

Once the alarm was raised, Ms Blake was quickly able to free her son – and today hailed Buster as a hero.

Charlie emerged relatively unscathed…

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10 Helpful Cleaning Tricks That You Should Try
November 30, 2013, 4:21 pm
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Are you sitting on your couch contemplating the lovely weather outside, but you can’t even see the sun through your dirty windows? Do you want to cook a delicious meal, but you have no clean dishes to start the job with because they’re all piled up in the kitchen sink? Do you feel as if you can’t even take a proper shower because you’re afraid you might touch those dirty bathroom walls?

If the answer is yes, it means you’re just as lazy and indolent when it comes to cleaning the household as the rest of us. Luckily, there are a few helpful cleaning tricks for lazy people that can make our lives easier and, of course, tidier.

1. Clean Your Bathroom Walls as You Bathe

clean bathroom    Spray a wipe-free cleaner on you bathroom walls before you get into the tub. Steam will dilute the cleaner and once…

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Three Home Staging Tips That Will Help Sell Your Home Easily
November 30, 2013, 4:21 pm
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The process of preparing the home to sell in the real estate market is called Home Staging. The purpose of home staging is to enhance the home’s appearance, using the top objective of selling your home much faster for the maximum price. Home staging was designed to give home sellers an aggressive benefit in their respective real estate markets. By utilizing the home staging tips and information offered you will find a much better potential in selling your property easily.


In the first place buyers want space; it is a good option to eliminate any mess you might have such as drawers and unneeded furnishings near the front door. The fewer belongings in a certain room, the larger the room may appear. Closet and bathroom space are another main consideration for possible buyers. These areas should be clear out.


This is the most essential staging tip. When the…

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Replacing Old Window and Door Screens
November 30, 2013, 4:21 pm
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Cindy Daniel Real Estate

Replacing Old Window and Door ScreensInsects can be very annoying when they enter your home. They spread many germs when they land on food, and some even bite you, which can cause painful sores and spread diseases to you.  Children are the most susceptible to these bad health conditions because their immune systems are not as strong as those of adults. By taking measures to prevent the entry of insects into your house, not only will you be able to enjoy an environment free of bugs flying around, but you will also protect your family’s health.

In order to prevent flying insects from entering your home, you must keep your doors and windows closed as much as possible or else install screens. Screens are a great way to protect the inside of your home, while still allowing fresh air to flow.  However, their effectiveness can be diminished when holes are present. It is very important…

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Making your Fireplace Safe for Kids
November 30, 2013, 4:20 pm
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Jennifer Fields Real Estate

Making your Fireplace Safe for Kids

Winter nights ware always cozier when you can snuggle up by the fire. As enjoyable as it is to have a fireplace in your home, however, curious little hands can make it a dangerous feature. If you have kids, it is important to put proper safety measures into place to ensure that you can still enjoy the comfort of a warm home without anyone getting hurt.

There are a lot of different ways you can make your fireplace child-proof. Here are a few examples:

  • Install a safety gate. Create a barricade between your kids and your fireplace, so even if they do come near, they are kept at a safe distance. Make sure that your safety gate fits perfectly on your fireplace, so that there is no risk of it falling down.
  • Keep your fire tools safely away from your kids. This includes matches, gas, lighters, and ignition tools. Create…

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Vane Savers & Post-it Notes
November 30, 2013, 4:20 pm
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My Blind Repair

vs-&-positSo you’re probably thinking “What the…?”, with a title like that, but stick with me.  Post-it Notes are one of those simple, yet universal items that make people say “why didn’t I think of that?”.  Post-it Notes have an interesting history, and were created quite by accident.

From Wikipedia:

In 1968, Dr. Spencer Silver, a scientist at 3M in the United States, was attempting to develop a super-strong adhesive, but instead he accidentally created a “low-tack”, reusable, pressure-sensitive adhesive that has been characterized as “a solution without a problem”. For five years, Silver promoted his invention within 3M, both informally and through seminars, but without much success. In 1974, a colleague of his, Art Fry, who had attended one of Silver’s seminars, came up with the idea of using the adhesive to anchor his bookmark in his hymnbook. Fry then developed the idea by taking advantage of 3M’s officially sanctioned “permitted bootlegging” policy. 3M launched the product in…

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Clean Your House The Smart Way
November 30, 2013, 4:19 pm
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The idea of cleaning your home can be a little overwhelming at times. It’s all about choosing a starting point and moving on from there. What needs to done first? Is your kitchen in dire need of some cleaning, or is your bathroom the first place you should start?

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