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How to Choose the Right Vacuum for Your Lifestyle

woman using new vacuum to clean hardwood floor

Vacuuming is a quintessential aspect of housecleaning, as well as one of the most satisfying. Regardless of the type of floors you have, the right vacuum will quickly and efficiently remove dirt, debris, and dust and leave your living space noticeably cleaner and fresher. Because vacuuming is important…

Millennials and Sewing: Mastering the Art  

millennial girl measuring to sew and create clothing

At one time, sewing was a necessary life skill, especially among the middle- and lower-classes, who needed to know the basics to ensure they could keep themselves and their families clothed and protected from the elements. In this day and age, even those on the lower end of…

The (Dramatic) History of the Sewing Machine

The history of sewing machines is a bit complicated, even controversial, and riddled by a number of attempts, failures, and patents issued—and not issued—to several pioneering inventors who contributed various elements which led to the modern-day sewing machine. Sewing machine history can be traced back to the 18th century,…