Archive - Advice

If You Can Boil Water, You Can – CAN!

August 9, 2016

By , The Helpful Place Nothing says “homemade” like a quaint mason jar packed with home canned fruits or vegetables. Savor the taste of fresh produce from your garden, farmer’s market or grocer long past the growing season. Or, create handcrafted jam, chutney, pickles or salsas to give as gifts. Read more ›

5 Tips To Keep Squirrels Out Of Your Bird Feeders

July 20, 2016

One of our most popular questions is what’s the best way to keep squirrels away from your bird feeder. The Helpful Hardware Folks at Ace have answered that question with 5 quick tips.   Place your feeders 10 feet from launch points. Attach a domed baffle under or over a feeder. It Read more ›

Tips For A Flawless Paint Finish

June 30, 2016

By Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert Once you’ve decided on a paint color, you may be so eager to see your new color on the walls that you’re tempted to rush ahead to rolling on your new color. But some of the steps you’d skip will drastically affect how long Read more ›

Keys To Properly Maintaining A Pool

June 8, 2016

With the warm weather we’ve had the past few weeks , we hope you were able to open your pools and relax and enjoy. Whether you’re new to pool ownership or a seasoned veteran, it’s important to maintain your pool correctly on a regular basis. There are 4 key factors Read more ›

Restoring A Thin Lawn

May 4, 2016

-by Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert Ace Hardware Tips & Advice Your lawn can look “professionally kept” without your checkbook looking like you professionally keep it. Follow these steps for a greener lawn . Clear away dead grass and debris. You can do this with a leaf rake or by Read more ›

Mulch Acts As Soil Nutrient & Controls Weeds

April 7, 2016

Mulch has lots of advantages for your lawn. Not only does it beautify by giving your lawn a clean, finished look but it’s also beneficial to your plants and soil. Here are a few good reasons to mulch: Reduces surface evaporation from the soil Improve water penetration and air movement Read more ›

Paint Quiz

February 18, 2016

Are you feeling like your home needs a spark of vibrant color or just a fresh new look? Take this fun paint quiz to find your perfect color match. Paint Quiz From The Paint Studio  

Backyard Birding Basics

January 28, 2016

Here are some quick tips to help you attract and keep more birds at your bird feeder. These basic tips are especially important to during the winter months when it’s difficult for birds to get food from their natural sources (insects and seeds). FOOD– Provide fresh seed, nectars, fruits, nuts Read more ›

It’s Easier Than Ever To Make The Switch To LED In January

December 30, 2015

Let’s start off by sharing this news– we currently have LED bulbs at $.99. This price is truly a crazy deal. We did this because we want help you improve energy efficiency, save money, and protect the environment. We’ve done the math for you and we know the facts regarding Read more ›

The Benefits of Cleaning Without Chemicals With e-cloth

December 9, 2015

Hi everyone. Thank you to Weaver’s for allowing us to contribute to the blog. My name is Laura and I’m in the marketing department at e-cloth. I’m so excited to share with you about e-cloth and why we think everyone should have it in their homes. Cleaning without household cleaners Read more ›

Do You Have A Portable Battery Jump Starter For Your Car?

November 25, 2015

Inevitably it’s freezing cold, it’s late, it’s dark and your car won’t start. Usually the cause of this is a dead battery. And to top it off, your cell phone battery is dead. So what do you do in that situation? If you don’t have a battery jump starter, this Read more ›

Let’s Deep Fry The Thanksgiving Turkey

November 4, 2015

If you’ve never cooked or tasted a deep fried turkey, you should definitely give it a try for three simple reasons: It just tastes better- it’s juicy and tender and retains all its moisture- yummy!! Deep frying the turkey takes less time than oven roasting it. When you deep fry Read more ›

Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

October 22, 2015

By Lou Manfredini, Ace Hardware Home Expert According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the air inside our homes may be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Below are five steps that you can take to improve your home’s indoor air quality. By following these steps Read more ›

Winterize Your RV Water System To Protect It From Freezing

October 7, 2015

Frozen and damaged water line are the most common problems related to not winterizing your RV. To avoid the cost and hassle of dealing with a damaged plumbing system, it’s best to winterize your RV. Remember to read the owner’s manual for specific winterizing guidelines but here are some helpful Read more ›

Paint Project Essentials Checklist

September 9, 2015

Here’s a checklist of everything you need to get rolling with your paint project along with helpful tips. HELPFUL TIPS With a brush or pad, “cut in” the entire edge of the area to be painted. When painting with a roller, work in one 3’x3’ section at a time. Roll Read more ›

Bird Feeding Basics

August 28, 2015

There are 48 million birders in the US, according to the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). And 88% of these birders are backyard birders like you. Those numbers are not surprising when you think about all the great reasons to enjoy bird watching. Birds are beautiful, colorful, and interesting. Read more ›

Test Paint Color Before You Buy

August 4, 2015

Paint samples allow you to try and test colors before making a commitment. Paint samples are the easiest and best way to view the true paint color in your home before you buy it. You should test the paint color on the wall in your home with various lighting conditions and Read more ›

No Cook Blueberry Chia Seed Jam By Kilner Jars

July 22, 2015

As it’s the season for jams, jellies, and preserves, here’s an easy no cook recipe from Kilner Jars for Blueberry Chia Seed Jam. BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED JAM Ingredients -1 pint blueberries -4 tsp stevia -Juice and zest of 1 lemon -2 tbsp chia seeds Place the chia seeds in a Read more ›