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Gardening Uses for Fireplace Ashes

Garden Uses for Fireplace Ashes

Ashes from your fireplace are a wonderful, natural resource for gardens.  They can enrich your compost pile, repel slugs and snails, amend the soil for alkaline-loving flowers and vegetables, and even change the color of hydrangeas. Tips Keep fireplace ashes

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Use Fireplace Ash to Make Soap

Make Soap from Fireplace Ashes

For centuries humans have been making soap from fireplace ash. If you’re looking for a way to use your fireplace ash and are interested in exploring some homesteading skills, read on and learn how to make soap for your own

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How to Clean Glass Fireplace Door with Ash

Clean Glass Fireplace Doors with Ash

Every winter your fireplace produces buckets of ashes, which you probably just throw out. Why not put some of those ashes to use?  You can make an effective and free cleaner out of them to remove the soot from and

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Smoke Alarm and Safety Tips for the New Year

As the old year draws to an end, it’s a great time to think of safety tips for the new year. How Old are the Batteries in Your Smoke Alarm? Batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms should be

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