5 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas To Transform Your Life By Monday

Kitchen Remodeling Idea - Repaint Your KitchenAnyone that has ever been involved in a kitchen remodeling project knows how quickly it can spiral out of control, with even the best of intentions.

In all fairness, sometimes this chaos is unavoidable.  You are, after all, tearing down and rebuilding a major epicenter within your home, potentially rendering it unusable until completion.

But fortunately, there are dozens of simple kitchen remodeling ideas that can be completed over the course of just a few days, or even just a few hours.  By transforming a major part of your home, these ideas can in a very real sense transform your entire outlook on life.  Read More

10 Years of Free Tier1 Refrigerator Water Filters Awarded!

Eileen Souza - Winner of Ten Years of Free Tier1 Refrigerator Water Filters
Eileen Souza – Winner of Ten Years of Free Tier1 Refrigerator Water Filters

Late last year, we were proud to start offering Tier1 refrigerator water filters, a new line of filters designed to provide you with great tasting water and ice at a great looking price.  These filters are designed to fit and perform in nearly every major refrigerator brand.

Needless to say, we were excited.

But we couldn’t just keep the excitement to ourselves; we had to use it to get the word out about Tier1.  Like many before us, we thought the best way would be to get some of these filters in your hands with a few free samples.  Read More

3 Reasons To Hang Out With Facebook On World Water Day

Chet Kumari Basnet -  Clean Drinking Water From WaterAid
Chet Kumari Basnet of Gahubari, Nepal Whose Village Received A New Gravity-Flow Water Filter From WaterAid.org

Saturday, March 22nd is World Water Day – an internationally recognized occasion where solutions to provide clean drinking water for the millions in need throughout the world are concepted and acted upon.

Since its founding in the early nineties, World Water Day has grown exponentially, inspiring movements throughout the globe that are oftentimes launched and fed by social media.  And when it comes to social media, the biggest kid on the block is still Facebook.  As it so happens, we plan to spend some time with this kid tomorrow! Read More

How Would MacGyver Clean Rust & Hard Water Stains?

MacGyver LifehacksAs of 2014, MacGyver has now been off the air for more than twenty years.

And if MacGyver is like anyone else who has been retired for more than twenty years, this secret agent who could turn objects as simple as paper clips into weapons of destruction, defense or escape is now turning his attention to far more pressing matters at home.  Such as, just how do I get those rust stains out of my white dress shirts?  Or even, how can I quickly clean those hard water stains out of my refrigerator water dispenser?

For the benefit of all those that trusted in MacGyver to provide life hacks weekly – before life hacks were even a thing – here are five ways we envision MacGyver using his skills to ensure his home is free of both rust and hard water stains:

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How Winning 10 Years of Free Refrigerator Water Filters Can Help You Win At Jeopardy!

10 Years Free Refrigerator Water Filters From Tier1Let’s face it – remembering to order your replacement refrigerator water filter every 3 – 6 months can be a lot to keep track of.  After all, that’s why we send our customers reminder emails.

But what if you didn’t have to remember to order replacement refrigerator water filters at all?  What if every 3 – 6 months, we just sent you a replacement, free of charge – for TEN YEARS?

The week of  March 16th, one lucky winner will be awarded ten years of free refrigerator water filters from Tier1.  If you haven’t entered yet, you can do so right over here. Read More

My Refrigerator Smells…How Do I Fix It?

My Refrigerator SmellsBread, cookies and bacon.

The smells and odors coming from your kitchen should be pleasant and comforting.

Rotten meat, stale garlic and fish.

If your refrigerator smells like any of the less than pleasant smelling foods above, you can bake all the cookies you want but your kitchen is still going to emit a rotten odor.  And when it comes to rotten refrigerator odor, there’s only so much one can take.

What’s ironic is that sometimes, the healthier food you cook, the more unpleasant smells can emit.  Food like broccoli, cauliflower and the aforementioned fish are staples of a healthy plate, but can generate such strong and unpleasant smells that you may find yourself retreating back into a world filled with nothing but cookies and bacon.  Read More

Combating Hard Water Stains & Sediment Buildup In The Country

Don't Let Hard Water Ruin Country LivingAhh, life in the country.  Virtually no nosy neighbors, very little traffic and something money can’t buy: peace and quiet.  But moving from the city to the country is a trade-off that brings with it some uniquely annoying issues specific to country living.  One of the biggest issues? Hard water stains and sediment buildup, courtesy of shifting your water supply from municipal sources to your own private well.

Well water comes straight from the earth, no added fluoride, no chlorine, just nature’s clear miracle…and some natural minerals, sediments and contaminants – ranging from calcium and magnesium to dirt and limescale.  These contaminants can leave behind stubborn hard water stains at best and sediment buildup that can damage your pipes and appliances at worst. Read More

What Pete Seeger Meant To Clean Water

Pete Seeger At Farm Aid 2013This week marked the passing of Pete Seeger, a folk-singer and activist, that reached the impressive age of 94.

In an obituary published by Bloomberg, Seeger’s influence on artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Bob Dylan – along with his overwhelming role in the emergence of folk music – are prominently cited.  Seeger’s life and accomplishments could, and have, stretched across several volumes – with his voice booming through more than 100 albums and thousands of concerts & hootenannies.  Seeger even performed at President Obama’s 2009 inauguration where he was joined in a performance of This Land Is Your Land by Bruce Springsteen. Read More

Free Refrigerator Water Filters Are Being Sent To Our West Virginia Customers

Maytag UKF8001 - Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter by Tier1

Maytag UKF8001 – Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter by Tier1

On January 10th, residents of Charleston, West Virginia awoke to find that their tap water was undrinkable and unusable.

An unprecedented chemical spill from a storage facility managed by Freedom Enterprises leaked up to 7,500 gallons of MCHM (4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol) – an industrial chemical used to separate coal from rock – into the Elk River, just under two miles from the area’s water treatment plant.

This week, residents are striving to get back to normal as tap water has been declared safe again in most areas.  But after-effects, from odor to discoloration present in drinking water, persist in many homes.  Read More

Why Refrigerator Water Filters Must Be Changed After Any Boil Water Alert

West Virginia Drinking Water Safety MapAs of this morning, nearly half the residents impacted by the water contamination incident in West Virginia are being notified that their tap water is once again safe to use.

But before tap water is used again – for drinking, cleaning, cooking or anything else – there are critical steps that all residents should take.  While many of these steps are being more  heavily publicized now in light of the West Virginia chemical spill, each of these steps are critical after any incident causes a significant water event or boil water alert.

For those that have not suffered through a boil water alert, this is an indication from water officials in the local area that tap water has been deemed as potentially dangerous for drinking or use.  Read More