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Find out if your house is a good candidate for solar energy – CNET

Is your house ready for solar? Screenshot by Martin LaMonica/CNET Saving money and the planet though solar energy has a lot of appeal. Not every home is the ideal candidate, though. Here are some tips to help you decide if solar energy is a viable option for your home. Check with Google’s tool According to the California Energy Commission, a solar system needs unobstructed access to the sun’s rays for most or all of the day.  The easiest way to check your home for solar viability is by typing your…

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15 Pinterest tips for the shiny new redesign – CNET

Pinterest automatic object detection. PInterest No matter if you’re an addict or a more casual pinner, Pinterest’s new updates are probably going to excite you.  The social imaging service has rolled out the ability to archive boards, rearrange sections and a way to reorder pins. Here are some tips on how to use the new features — and some pointers to make older features more useful. Make the most out of Pins Pins and boards are what make up the Pinterest universe. These tips will have you using them more…

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Give your washing machine a deep clean to remove mildew and pocket junk – CNET

Two months after installing my new washing machine, my excitement waned when I noticed that my clothes had started smelling bad. I had been using the self-cleaning cycle, but it didn’t seem to make a difference. My clothes still smelled like they had been sitting, wet, for too long. If the self-cleaning cycle isn’t working for you, either, here’s how you can deep-clean your washing machine and restore the just-cleaned smell of your laundered clothing. The seal can hide all kinds of gunk. Alina Bradford/CNET Step 1: Clean the seal…

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10 cleaning and laundry tips that’ll make your life easier – CNET

Get your house clean with a little less effort.  Chris Monroe/CNET You probably love a clean house, but hate the time and effort it takes to get it there. Here are 10 tips to make your house cleaner, with less guesswork and hassle. You may be washing your bath towels too much If you’re one of those people who think you need to wash your bath towels after every use, you may be cleaning more than you need to. You actually only need to wash a towel after three or…

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