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You probably don’t need five hammers, and that broken drill is just collecting dust on a shelf. Take stock of your tool collection, and consolidate so you don’t have an overflowing toolbox (or too many bulky bins filled with tools).

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Of course, the first thing you should try when getting rid of fruit flies is eliminating the breeding areas. Make sure you consume produce before it begins to go bad, and dispose of any food that is too far gone. Keep potential breeding grounds clean, and check for spills around garbage cans, compost bins and under the sink. Make sure you run your garbage disposal frequently. Wash produce when you get home to get rid of any existing eggs, and then store food in the fridge when possible. Take out the trash frequently, and clean up spills immediately.

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Don't let your dog's poo go to landfill and contribute to our waste problem - compost it instead.

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Dorm rooms are minimalist and functional with unbreakable modern furniture and white walls, so making your shared space feel like a home away from home can be difficult—especially on a college budget. These stylish pieces of dorm room decor will help you settle in to your new space.

Maintaining a tidy home is hard enough without pets. And for those who do have a fluffy family member, animal hair, mud and less than rosy smells are a constant issue. Still, cleaning the house is not a lost cause for pet owners -- and with the right tools, preventing messes before they happen can become part of your routine. Read on for our top ten housekeeping picks for those with a dog, cat or other furry companion in their life.

In colder climates, winter can draw into and seem endless—but you don’t need to wait for warmer weather to start preparing for summer vegetables. Here’s how to get a jump start on your vegetable garden, no matter what the weather forecast says.

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First-time pet owners often face a design dilemma when they bring their new, four-legged pals home. Integrating pets’ ‘stuff’ into our immaculate, thoughtfully decorated homes is certainly a challenge, but it’s not impossible. Explore the following supplies to prevent pets from taking over your space and style.

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We received a call from the folks at Waste Connections, asking us to remind everyone what materials are acceptable at the recycling facility a…

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If you are a recycler, you probably know about the free bright orange recycling bins located in front of the Hy-Vee Store on 23rd Street. Thes…

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