Standard Washer and Dryer Measurements

Front loading machines can be stacked for optimum space-saving capabilities and style. Photo from decorati.com

When purchasing a new washer or dryer for your home, it’s crucial to measure your space (similar to buying a new piece of furniture). Getting the right measurements will save you a ton of time in returns, phone calls and overall general headaches.

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Remodeling Your Kitchen on a Budget

So your New Year’s resolution is to finally update that kitchen, but you don’t have stockpiles of cash to do it all at once. Two things to remember:

  • You don’t have to do it all at once. Start with the smaller changes while you save for the big ones.
  • Plan ahead. Have at least an idea of measurements and color scheme of your new kitchen before forging ahead—this will save you many headaches.

As with most goals, we often get too impatient—especially those involving the most popular area of the house. But where we lack in cash, Continue reading

How to Prepare Your Kitchen for the Perfect Thanksgiving Meal

You too can have a deliriously happy Thanksgiving with by preparing your kitchen appliances.

It’s the last thing on everyone’s mind, but the worst thing that could happen on Thanksgiving: your appliances malfunctioning. If your home is the stage for your holiday meal, your appliances are your stage crew. Keep them happy, and the show will go on.

While your recipe selection is crucial to the perfect Thanksgiving meal, those dishes can’t happen without a reliable, functioning kitchen. Avoid “pizza night” by taking a few cues from our appliance experts: Continue reading

7 Ideas to Create the Perfect Guest Bedroom

Photo by Architecturist

Preparing for holiday visitors doesn’t require a complete overhaul of your home. No matter how small or large your guest room, a few personal touches can take a spare bedroom from makeshift-closet to marvelous. Here are a few ideas for creating the perfect guest bedroom without calling the red alert: Continue reading

Appliance Factory Outlet Introduces Price Guarantee

Appliance Factory Outlet & Mattresses is proud to announce its new Price Guarantee: Our customers are guaranteed the lowest price or your appliance is FREE!

Our buying power helps our customers get 30-60 percent off the manufacturer’s home appliances and mattresses. Appliance Factory Outlet buys overstocked appliances directly from manufacturers at substantial discounts, and then passes along the savings to our customers.

Terms and conditions: If you find a lower locally advertised identical, in-stock item we will beat the price. Excludes bid pricing, special orders, volume discounts, open box, labor/installation, rebates, free offers, errors in advertising and online purchases.

Winterization Checklist: 8 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing your home sounds like a complicated process, but it’s really a checklist of regular maintenance to prepare for cold weather and higher energy bills. Winterizing your home or vacation home will not only help you reduce energy costs, but will also give you peace of mind in the event of power outages during harsh weather.

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Score FREE Appliances if Denver Shuts Out Oakland

Ten years ago, our CEO Chuck Ewing came up with the crazy idea to give away $1,000,000 in free products if Denver’s defense could hold its archrivals in Oakland to zero points.

Today, our Denver Vs. Oakland challenge has become one of our largest fall events. After all, who doesn’t love football and free appliances? Here’s how does it works:

  • Purchase any appliance between $449 and $3,000 from now until Saturday, Sept. 29. Check out some of our sale products here.
  • If Denver shuts out Oakland, bring in your receipt for a full reimbursement of your purchase. Check out full challenge details here.

Easy Homemade High-Efficiency Laundry Detergent with Baking Soda

Conventional laundry detergent seems more convenient in theory–all you need to do is buy a bottle or box and throw it in. But conventional laundry detergents can take up a huge chunk in a family budget. The homemade stuff is cheaper and simple to mix.

Most ingredients can be found in your cupboards and local grocery store. After scouring the interwebs for the best detergent, we decided on this quick and easy recipe from blogger One Good Thing by Jillee. We’ve tweaked the recipe a little so you can customize your favorite scents.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 c. Hot water (Boil the water first, then let it sit while you assemble everything else)
  • 3 Tbsp. Borax
  • 3 Tbsp. Washing soda (TIP: You can buy it, or you can learn to make your own here.)
  • 2 Tbsp. of your favorite dish soap, fresh-smelling shampoo or ½ c. grated bar soap
  • A small plastic funnel
  • A gallon-sized bottle or jug
  • Throw all ingredients in the gallon jug, then pour in the hot water.
  • Swirl the jug until all ingredients are dissolved. There will be bubbles—that’s okay!
  • Once all ingredients are dissolved, pour in cold water almost to the top of the jug.
Presto! This batch will make enough detergent for about 12-16 large loads. The materials are so cheap, each load of laundry will run you less than a nickel a pop.
Have you tried making your own laundry detergent? What’s worked for you?