House Tips

Restarting a Freezer after Defrosting: A Foolproof Formula

  Defrosting a freezer is not an exciting task, but it’s necessary. These days, more and more freezer models are being manufactured with the “No Frost” function, which is an automatic ice removal mechanism. However, older and some low-cost models require regular removal of ice the old-fashioned way. The process of defrosting a freezer is …

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Curtains to Keep a House Cool: Block Heat, Let Light in

Most traditional window decorations don’t provide sufficient room darkening and won’t protect your house from the inflow of hot air. With the scorching outdoor temperatures, regular curtains and thin drapes won’t work. The simplest solution to keep a house cool is to hang thermal curtains that provide only a partial room darkening. The sunlight …