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Tox Away Day - Saturday, June 4, 2016

 The 2016 Tox Away Day will be held on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Civic Center parking lot at Ninth and Walnut. 

The Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District's annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, or "Tox Away" Day, offers residents a safe disposal option for household hazardous chemicals as well as an opportunity for them to learn about ways to properly store, handle and dispose of these materials.

Tox-Away-Day

ITEMS ACCEPTED:

  • Motor Oil & Filters                     Oil Based Paint
  • Automotive Batteries & Fluids   Solvents & Thinners
  • Gasoline                                    Antifreeze
  • Household Batteries                  Pesticides & Herbicides
  • Thermometers/Mercury             Aerosol Cans
  • Household Cleaners                  Glues & Adhesives
  • Photographic Chemicals            Pool Chemicals                    
  • Fluorescent Bulbs                      Pharmaceuticals

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Commercial Waste                 Infectious Waste
  • Industrial Waste                    ...

Tucker Talks Homes - May 21-22, 2016

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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The Best Way to Remove Wallpaper Without Losing Your Sanity

What would you do to avoid removing wallpaper? Probably whatever you could, judging by the stories of woe we found on the web.

DIYer Rachel Meeks wrote in her “Small Notebook” blog that she was so overwhelmed by the prospect of removing 40-year-old wallpaper from several rooms that she actuallyknocked down a couple of walls rather than spend time scraping. That fear and dread are also palpable in online forums on the topic, where many people strongly advise: Get a pro to do it. (Subtext: Have a cocktail instead.)

Can’t argue with the cocktail idea, but here’s a fact that will come as a huge surprise to many DIYers: With a little bit of know-how, removing wallpaper just isn’t that hard. If you want to save a few hundred bucks on a pro, it’s actually a fairly simple DIY project — as even Meeks later found out — so long as you have the right info, tools, and expectations. (It’s gonna take some time!)

First, Check to See If Your Walls Were Primed

Anyone who’s managed to remove wallpaper lickety-split likely (and luckily) had walls that were sealed with wallpaper primer before they were papered, says Geoff Sharp, owner and founder of Sharper Impressions Painting Co., which operates in several cities including Atlanta and Indianapolis.

Priming, which became more common in the 1990s, prevents the wet glue from soaking into plaster or drywall and forming a tough-to-break bond. Loosen a corner or seam with a putty knife and pull. If it peels off in a sheet, you got primed!

Being able to peel off wallpaper in complete or partial sheets after lifting the corners with a putty knife is called dry stripping. With well-primed...

Tucker Talks Homes - May 14-15, 2016

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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How to Style a Small Patio 3 Ways to Style Your Small Patio For $250 or Less

Having an outdoor area is a big bonus to your space no matter the size. A small patio or deck can transform into an additional living spot that turns into something you might not have in your home. Even when you're on a budget, you can transform that little terrace into the oasis you've been waiting for. No matter if you're looking for a chic spot for entertaining or a cozy corner for recharging, make it happen with these three solutions. 

1. Chic Lounge

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff

If you're more of a hanging-around-the-table patio person, going with bar chairs and a tablemakes smart use of a small space. This way, you can have guests sitting or standing around the table with drinks and appetizers in easy reach. Angling an outdoor rug also makes the space seem bigger.

Add Lights

Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff

If you're in need of a bit of extra privacy, DIY a succulent planter trellis divider. Hanging bulb lights create ambiance once the sun goes down. This look, including the table, outdoor rug, and globe lights, comes in just pennies over $250.

Tucker Talks Homes - May 7-8, 2016

Tucker Talks Homes is the Tri-State's only real estate TV program. Tucker Talks Homes airs every Saturday at 6:30am and Sunday at 10:00am CST on WFIE Channel 14.

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