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How To – The Easy Way to Rehydrate Dried Beans for Soup

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    One of the best things to have in your pantry is a supply of dried beans. They are a great source of nutrition and provide just as much or more protein as meat but they can be stored for years without the need of refrigeration. There are endless uses in soups but you can also make a number of other great things like tacos or bean salads or even sprout them for Chinese meals or …

    How To – Get Rid of your Cable or Satellite TV Bill and still enjoy Television

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      Cable and Satellite TV bills can cost more than half your other utility bills combined and although its nice watching a movie you’ve seen 20 times or some reality show thats kinda lame but its the only new thing on all 147 stations you are paying for gets to be a bit much.

      The really sad thing is every new television out there is able to play HD video and your cable provider has …

      How To – Don’t Trash your Newspaper and Cardboard Save it for Projects

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        In almost every town and city recycling programs have had us trying to find things to place in that large bin they charge us extra for… In some locations they actually watch your frequency of recycling and will fine you if you aren’t giving the garbage man enough stuff … but heres the deal instead of letting some company or someone else make use of stuff you paid good money for why not save …

        How To – Shopping Tips when buying a New Garage Door

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          Its not every day that you shop for new doors for your home and your garage door is probably last on your list for replacement but either through age and wear or through damage there are times when you will need to replace your garage door.

          Getting the best deal on a new garage door means you need to understand what your options are and how you will get to the overall price. Although Garage Doors …

          How To – Food Acidity Level Reference for Canning

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            There are a variety of foods that are available in stores that most home canners may want to process. Understanding the acidity level of the food you are preparing is very important for longevity in storage and for safety.

            Normally standard boiling in a water bath for canning requires that you use either a high acid food like lemons or add acid to the food before canning such as pickled cucumbers.

            This list will give you …

            How To – Preparing For Higher Food Costs Half of U.S. in severe drought

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              Counties in Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming were included in Wednesday’s announcement.

              The USDA uses the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor to help decide which counties to deem disaster areas, which makes farmers and ranchers eligible for federal aid, including low-interest emergency loans. With the drought drying up feed and food crops across the country, the USDA is allowing farmers to graze their animals on 3.8 million acres of …

              How To – Steps for Hiring the right Appliance Repair Technician

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                All of us will be in this situation… an appliance in our home breaks and we need it fixed as soon as possible.  If we are able to buy the part and install it ourselves we wouldn’t need to hire someone to do the work for us and we would save about half the cost just due to labor fees but when we can’t do the work or when it is just a better …

                How To – Moving Guide Taking care of Address and Other important Changes

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                  When you move there are many things on your mind and although getting all of your stuff to your new place may be foremost on your mind there are a lot of other things that you need to take care of.

                  The following guide should help you track down some of the things that people normally forget when moving.

                  Contact your local post office and apply for a change of address. This is very important because …

                  How To – Buying Alternative Energy from your Electric Company Is it Worth It?

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                    Just received a bill from my electric company and inside was their flyer that explains some of their services and lucky for me a coupon for light bulbs.  Honestly the coupon is worthless because you can’t use it at big discount warehouses where lights are cheaper by the 10 pack but lets get back to the other thing..

                    Included was information about how you as a customer can purchase a portion of your electric as …

                    How To – Not Getting Ripped Off by Door To Door Contractors

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                      The contracting business is in a pretty difficult stage today however it has always been a problem that in good times and bad people get ripped off by fly by night .. here today gone tomorrow contractors.

                      This howto is not to say that all contractors that contact you first are bad. Many are looking for extra work to fill in their schedule and this is reasonable. However if you are going to contract with …