Duct Tape To the Rescue

Per Mary’s recommendation, I recently purchased a Shark Lift-Away Navigator vacuum.

A few weeks ago the vacuum began to lose suction because of a ripped hose. The company has a great 5-year warranty.  The only caveat is that you can only use the warranty one time.

After checking around, I found that I could purchase a new hose for $35 on Amazon.  Before buying the hose, I decided to try the trusty duct tape.  It worked great!  The vacuum has the same strong suction as before, and has delayed (or even eliminated) the need for a new hose.





The Right Color

Have you ever picked a color swatch at the paint store, brought home a gallon of paint and were disappointed when it was on the wall? Here’s a tip that may prevent that disappointment. When shopping, take your selection of color swatches over to the lighting area. Look at the color under the different types of lighting available- cool, warm, natural, fluorescent, incandescent, etc. This will give you a good idea of how those colors will actually look in a home environment.