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How To Fix Christmas Lights: A Quick Guide to a Merry & Bright Holiday

how to fix christmas lights

It’s every Christmas decorator’s worst nightmare. The tree is dressed with string lights, the ornaments are on, and all that is left is to plug it in. But as you inch toward the outlet, you realize that you didn’t test the lights before you put them on the tree. They’re buried beneath several layers of ornaments. …

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Buying a New Artificial Christmas Tree this Year? Here’s What to Do With the Old One

woman holding small mini christmas decor from artificial tree

If it’s time to say goodbye to your old tree, you probably have some questions. Which tree should you replace it with? But more importantly, you should wonder how to dispose of an artificial Christmas tree. There are several ways in which you can get rid of your tree, so take the time to learn …

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How to Stack Firewood Neatly & Efficiently: All the Best Methods

a stack of firewood from eye level outdoor fall

If you’re new to the world of wood heat, you may not yet be familiar with how to stack firewood most efficiently. Even if you do know how to stack firewood, maybe you’d like to learn how to make those stacks look aesthetically pleasing. In this article, we’ll discuss how to stack firewood most efficiently …

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Christmas Cactus Guide: How to Care for an Easter Plant

a blooming christmas cactus easter plant indoors

If you love cacti but aren’t a fan of spines and thorns, and you like bold-colored trailing plants but don’t have the light for a tradescantia, then we may have the right plant for you. The Christmas cactus (or Easter plant) is a forest cactus that requires less sun than its desert counterparts, blooms prolifically …

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Dieffenbachia Houseplant Guide: How to Care for a Dumb Cane

dieffenbachia dumb cane houseplant foliage indoors

With large speckled leaves that come in a variety of gorgeous patterns and colors, dumb cane plants, also known as dieffenbachias, make incredible house plants. They are easy to care for, love indoor conditions, and have grow faster and larger than most houseplants. In other words, why don’t you have one already? Here, we’ve gathered …

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How To Choose an Artificial Christmas Tree That’s Right for You

an array of artificial christmas trees in a home goods store for purchase

Each year, the number of families who opt for artificial Christmas trees instead of their real counterparts continues to grow. It certainly makes sense why so many people are over the idea of having a real tree in their living room. Freshly cut trees cost money each and every year, and require a pretty significant …

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Pilea Peperomioides Guide: How to Care for a Chinese Money Plant

small pilea peperomioides chinese money plant in white planter indoors on shelf

In the 1940s, a Norwegian missionary was entranced by the unusual beauty of the Chinese money plant and took cuttings home to propagate. Friends and family were equally fascinated by the plant, so he shared cuttings with them. Over time, through friends giving cuttings to other friends, Chinese money plants spread across the world. Because …

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