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Month: February 2015

Asked & Answered: Can A Dehumidifier Help Control Dust Mites?

Asked & Answered: Can A Dehumidifier Help Control Dust Mites?

Q: Is it true that a dehumidifier can help control dust mites? A: Yes. Dust mites – barely visible to the naked eye – aren’t like typical bugs that bite or burrow into the human body. They feed on dead skin from pets and humans, and their fecal pellets contain an allergen to which millions of people are highly allergic. These little pests are nearly everywhere; roughly 4 out of 5 homes in the US have detectable levels of dust…

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Refresh That Old Mattress!

Refresh That Old Mattress!

Is your mattress…showing its age? Past its prime? Have you and it come to an impasse, and you’re one step away from kicking it to the curb? Conventional wisdom (to say nothing of mattress stores) will tell you to replace your mattress if you’re consistently sleeping poorly, find it lumpy and uncomfortable, or simply have had it over 8 years. Prevention Magazine corroborates those guidelines, noting that, “A good mattress lasts 9 to 10 years, according to the National Sleep…

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7 Simple & Affordable Ways to Make Your Guest Room Extraordinary

7 Simple & Affordable Ways to Make Your Guest Room Extraordinary

Do you have that one friend who has the most amazing guest bedroom, the one you can’t wait to stay in when you visit? The one where everything you could need is there: extra blankets, fluffy towels, snacks, ample reading material and even a set of earplugs by the bedside table? If your guest room is lacking that certain something – or worse, has simply become a catch-all for all the loose toys and boxes that don’t seem to ever…

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