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  • 7 most overlooked spring-cleaning areas hidden around your home
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | March 26, 2015 10:03 pm

    Calling all clean freaks! This is the list you’ve been waiting for – the most overlooked places dirt, grime and build-up are hiding in your home. We’ve listed each here and provided a few suggestions on how to address while tackling your spring-cleaning chores.

  • Shed some light on these gorgeous spring nights!
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | March 20, 2015 12:03 am

    It’s official. March 20th is the first day of spring. With all of us enjoying more and more time outdoors before the summer heat hits, you might consider giving your backyard lighting a bit of a spruce-up! Backyard lighting adds a nice touch of ambiance and helps you relax in your outdoor sanctuary. It’s also […]

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    Five easy green cleaning solutions to make at home
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | March 12, 2015 7:03 pm

    When it comes to green and your house, home, castle and cabin, we wanted to offer you a few ideas on green cleaning solutions you can make yourself!

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    Want weed-free weekends? Pre-emergent is your best friend
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | March 5, 2015 11:03 pm

    One chore on my honey-do list that I really don’t like is picking weeds, especially when I could be spending that time doing another outdoor activity this glorious time of year.

  • Hiring a contractor, part 2: Dating your contractor
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | February 27, 2015 1:02 am

    Last week, in part 1 of this series, I went through the “vitals” that need to be taken when looking to hire a contractor. As you noted, the vitals are a straight-forward factual checklist of information to collect. But in addition to the vitals, and to get to know your contractor really, really well, I […]

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    Hiring a contractor, Part 1: Taking the vitals
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | February 20, 2015 12:02 am

    The State of Arizona has very strict rules and regulations that govern the state’s contractors.

  • 3 easy dates to fertilize your trees
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | February 12, 2015 11:02 pm

    One of the most asked questions we get on the show each week during the gardening hour is, “How often should I fertilize my citrus trees, and when’s the best time of year.”

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    6 keys to tackling your man cave
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | February 5, 2015 11:02 pm

    Man caves have really grown in popularity over the past five years. With that, there have been best practices that have evolved through trial and error and callers to our Saturday morning show. As you read through the following list of tips, remember the first tip is the most important and will ensure you’re enjoying […]

  • With insulation, more isn’t always better
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | July 20, 2013 12:07 pm

    Is the water running from your kitchen faucet hot enough to boil an egg or just wilt the lettuce for your Caesar salad? Are you risking a heatstroke when you visit that Death Valley location you refer to as your garage? Is your attic so hot that you wonder why your roof isn’t on fire?

  • How can I get rid of ants around my house and yard?
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | June 29, 2013 12:06 pm

    We are always amazed at the topics that generate a significant response from our listeners; in this case ants!

  • Hard facts about six common water treatment-softening myths
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | June 22, 2013 12:06 pm

    Arizona has hard water; that’s a given. But once you accept that fact, you have to decide what to do about the water at your house.

  • Which terms do I need to know before I start shopping for windows?
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | June 8, 2013 12:06 pm

    As you shop for new windows, you’ll hear and read a lot of jargon about glazing, spacers and cladding. Here is a glossary of terms that might help you understand what is being discussed.

  • How can I live on less electricity this summer?
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | May 18, 2013 12:05 pm

    Summer is almost here, and you’re probably already dreading your hot-weather electric bills.

  • How do we get rid of gophers?
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | May 11, 2013 12:05 pm

    We have many recommendations, including some very interesting suggestions from listeners.

  • What can I do to help my air conditioner work more efficiently?
    Rosie Romero, Host and Owner of | April 20, 2013 12:04 pm

    1. Maintain it. Have an air conditioning technician come to your home every spring before it gets too hot and check your system out. The earlier you catch a problem and repair it, the smaller than problem will remain. 2. Add insulation to your attic or crawlspace so hot air doesn’t get in the house. […]