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Around The House

Reviews, relishing, rants and raves about stuff around the house.

Reel Mower ($84) πŸ‘πŸ‘

Reel mowers likeΒ this oneΒ go for $100 or less and are light, small, noise-free and non-polluting.Β  I love it.Β  I keep it hanging on the wall and when it got a bit dull and rusty, sharpening it was a 20-minute $7 chore (instructions.)Β  I had the $175 big brother, but at 50lbs it was annoyingly heavy.

Voltmeter ($10) πŸ‘πŸ‘

Voltmeters like this one are only $10-$20 and are invaluable for diagnosing electric problems, even for novices.

Infrared Thermometer ($10)Β πŸ‘πŸ‘

I use mine all the time for measuring drafts, windows, cooking oil, AC vents and more.

Sprinkler: Oscillating ($20)Β πŸ‘πŸ‘- Ring ($3)Β πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž

My lawn is so small that I actually spent an entire summer just spraying my lawn with a hose in the mornings before I got a sprinkler.Β  I opted for a $3 ring sprinkler at first which was useless, because without any moving parts it just created puddles.Β  I replaced that with this great oscillating sprinkler, which is very adjustable and thus great for my tiny yard.

Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray ($10) πŸ‘πŸ‘

This is one of several essentials for marital bliss.