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Allergies Vacuums
The Best Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters Buying Guide

Vacuum bags & filters are your first line of defence against dust, allergens & microbes. Get it right with this guide to the best vacuum bags and filters for your needs. Learn the features you should look for in vacuum filters and find reviews of the different types of vacuum bags & filters available.

coffee
The Best Coffee Filters Buying Guide

Coffee filters make a real difference to how your coffee tastes. To help you get it right, we have created this guide to the best coffee filters for your needs. Learn the key features you should look for in coffee filters and find reviews of the different types of coffee filters available.

Home
The Best Furnace and HVAC Filters Buying Guide

Buying the wrong furnace or HVAC filter can be both costly and unsafe. To help you get it right, we have created this guide to the best furnace and HVAC filters for your needs.  Learn the key features you should look for when choosing the best air filters and discover reviews the different types of filters available.


5 Effortless Ways to Keep your Fruits and Vegetables Fresh Longer!

If you’ve been following our gardening tips, you’re neck deep in fresh tomatoes, zucchini, and other vegetables. Now that you’ve eaten your fill, you may notice that you’ve started to collect a surplus. What do you do with all the extra produce that you’ve produced?

coffee
Troubleshooting Your Espressos and Cappuccinos

One of the best things about owning your own espresso machine is the ability to pull a double shot whenever you want. After all, if you can’t whip up your own cappuccino or latte on a moment’s notice, what use is there in owning such a spectacular piece of machinery?

cooking
3 Ingredients You Can Smoke for Your Cooking Needs

Nearly everyone knows about hot smoking as a method of cooking delicious briskets, making amazing ribs, and other succulent meats. You take wood chips and throw them into your smoker, add your meat and let it cook for a few hours. 

Floor Care
Top Vacuum Cleaners of 2017 – The Weird and Wonderful

Last week, we covered some of the best all-purpose vacuums that you can get, no matter if you prefer an upright or a canister model. This week, we’re going to finish our coverage of the best vacuums of 2017 by taking a look at the outliers in the vacuum world. Here are the best weird and wonderful vacuums of 2017.

Floor Care
Top Vacuum Cleaners of 2017 – Top All Purpose Vacuums

When you think about the end of the year, you’re probably thinking about what the best vacuums of the year are. Which is one heck of a coincidence; because that’s what we here at ThinkCrucial were thinking about too.

Holidays
Strange Holiday Traditions From Around the World

Christmas is a time for traditions that are shared with family and friends. Whether it’s Santa Claus, or singing carols, or heading to your chosen religious observation, there are many holiday traditions that are held close to everyone’s hearts. But the United States isn’t the only country with holiday traditions....

flu
Do You Have The Flu? Or is it Just a Cold? And How Do You Treat It?

Uh oh. You’ve gotten sick and you’re coughing a bit. You also have a stuffy nose and you’re sneezing too. So, do you have a cold? Or do you have the flu? And does it...

flu
What You Should Know About the Flu Shot

Flu season is upon us. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), flu season runs rampant in the northern hemisphere from October to April of every year. Of course, the flu brings with it a host of misery, especially for...

allergies
Allergies – Why Do They Make Us Miserable?

If you’re one of over 50 million people in the United States who suffers from some sort of nasal allergy, you know how miserable a hot windy summer day can be. Heck, you know...

exercising
Tips to Maximizing your Workout in the Summer

Summer is a blast and it’s a great time to get out and take your workout outside. Unfortunately, it also gets pretty hot some days, putting a damper on your motivation and your training. Of course, you know...

bugs
Chemical Free Insect Repellents That Work

Now that summer is here, it’s time to enjoy all the things that it brings with it. From picnics to backyard barbecues to just hanging out and enjoying the company of good friends, there’s plenty to...

other
Beating the Summer Heat

Ah, summer – that time of year when it’s time to plan vacations, hit the beach, and enjoy long sunny days. It’s also the time of year when temperatures rise and the blazing sun beats down on us. Temperatures across the globe have...

Allergies
3 Great Tips to Beat Allergies This Spring

Spring has sprung all across the Northern hemisphere, bringing with it flowers blooming, trees waking up, and beauty all around. Unfortunately, for an estimated 50 million people in the United States, it also...

sickness
5 Effective Tips To Beating the Spring Cold or Flu

Spring is almost officially upon us, and that means the beginning of the spring cold and flu season. For whatever reason, whether it’s the rapidly shifting weather patterns that hurl us from almost balmy 60 degree weather to icy and...

Allergies Vacuums
The Best Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters Buying Guide

Vacuum bags & filters are your first line of defence against dust, allergens & microbes. Get it right with this guide to the best vacuum bags and filters for your needs. Learn the features you should look for in vacuum filters and find reviews of the different types of vacuum bags & filters available.

coffee
The Best Coffee Filters Buying Guide

Coffee filters make a real difference to how your coffee tastes. To help you get it right, we have created this guide to the best coffee filters for your needs. Learn the key features you should look for in coffee filters and find reviews of the different types of coffee filters available.

Home
The Best Furnace and HVAC Filters Buying Guide

Buying the wrong furnace or HVAC filter can be both costly and unsafe. To help you get it right, we have created this guide to the best furnace and HVAC filters for your needs.  Learn the key features you should look for when choosing the best air filters and discover reviews the different types of filters available.

cooking
3 Ingredients You Can Smoke for Your Cooking Needs

Nearly everyone knows about hot smoking as a method of cooking delicious briskets, making amazing ribs, and other succulent meats. You take wood chips and throw them into your smoker, add your meat and let it cook for a few hours. 

Floor Care
Top Vacuum Cleaners of 2017 – The Weird and Wonderful

Last week, we covered some of the best all-purpose vacuums that you can get, no matter if you prefer an upright or a canister model. This week, we’re going to finish our coverage of the best vacuums of 2017 by taking a look at the outliers in the vacuum world. Here are the best weird and wonderful vacuums of 2017.

Floor Care
Top Vacuum Cleaners of 2017 – Top All Purpose Vacuums

When you think about the end of the year, you’re probably thinking about what the best vacuums of the year are. Which is one heck of a coincidence; because that’s what we here at ThinkCrucial were thinking about too.

Holidays
Strange Holiday Traditions From Around the World

Christmas is a time for traditions that are shared with family and friends. Whether it’s Santa Claus, or singing carols, or heading to your chosen religious observation, there are many holiday traditions that are held close to everyone’s hearts. But the United States isn’t the only country with holiday traditions....

thanksgiving
Let’s Talk Turkey: The Best Four Turkey Tips This Thanksgiving

So, you’re hosting this year’s Thanksgiving get together. Friends, family, your dog and your goldfish are all looking to you to make sure that the annual feast goes off without a hitch. As you’re frantically making sure you have...

winter
Four Key Steps to Winterizing Your Home

Even though it seems like summer has yet to relinquish its grip on the United States, Old Man Winter is just around the corner, waiting with glee. With winter comes snow, ice, and cold, all designed to make your...

pumpkin spice
Tis the Season to Be...Pumpkin?

Fall is upon us, bringing leaves of many colored hues, crackling fires, crisp apples, and of course, pumpkins. For some reason, pumpkin spiced foods, candies, and...

pressure cooking
What You Should Know About Your New Pressure Cooker

Pressure cookers have become the hottest new way to cook one-pot dinners. The advent of new multi-cookers such as the Instant Pot is winning the hearts and stomachs of people all over the country. If you’ve recently gotten...

home bar
Setting up Your First At-Home Bar

At some point in their lives, everyone who drinks begins to realize that there is more to alcohol than just beer. Don’t get us wrong, the world of beer is complex and filled with nooks and crannies to explore. However, there’s...

grilling
Keeping Your Grill In Tip-Top Shape for The Peak Grilling Season

It’s the height of summer and grilling season has been underway for at least a couple of months. During that time, hopefully, you’ve had more than your fair share of burgers, steaks, and hot dogs come and...

deodorizers
Activated Charcoal Filters 101: What Are They And How Do They Work?

Activated charcoal filters are modern marvels. They're found in vacuum cleaners, ovens, air purifiers, trash cans and even water filters. But how do activated charcoal filters work to eliminate odors and remove impurities from water? Find out with this guide to activated charcoal filters.

cooking
Quick and Easy Summer Sides and Desserts

There’s nothing that screams summer quite like a cookout. Grilling steaks, burgers, and hot dogs is a quintessential summer activity. But, to paraphrase an old saying...

grilling
Grilling the Perfect Steak

When you think of summer cookouts and get-togethers, there’s nothing like imagining that perfect steak coming off the grill with those grill marks letting you know how delicious it’s going to be. It’s too bad that...

aquariums
Setting Up Your Aquarium For the First Time

So you decided that you want to get some fish for your home. That’s a great decision; the world of tropical freshwater fish is huge and the ranges of colors and sizes will make for a spectacular display. But before you...

stains
Banishing Summer Stains

It’s summer when the sky is blue, the weather is warm, and it’s time to run around and enjoy all that life has to offer. There are picnics to enjoy, games to be played, and...

essential oils
20 Ways to Use Your Essential Oils Besides Aromatherapy

When it comes to essential oils, everyone knows how to put them in a diffuser to reap the benefits of aromatherapy. But did you know that there are other ways that you can use your essential oil that will provide...

air conditioning
Keeping Your Air Conditioner In Top Shape With Preventive Maintenance

We already discussed what to do when your air conditioner goes on the fritz. In most cases, you’re going to need to call an HVAC qualified service tech to come out and take a look. Now, there are some things...

air conditioning
Help! My Air Conditioner Isn’t Working!

We are rapidly approaching the dog days of summer when the star Sirius comes over the horizon. The ancient Greeks believed that this was the time when...

carpets
Properly Cleaning Your Carpet Efficiently and Quickly

The main problem with trying to keep your carpet clean is that it’s always underfoot. You and your loved ones are always walking on it, introducing new dirt every day. Still, keeping your carpet clean doesn’t...

Floor Care
Caring for Hard Surface Floors, Part Two: Tile, Stone And Everything Else

Last week we here at Think Crucial talked about how to care for your wood floors to make sure that they remain as gorgeous as the day you first got them. However, we also realize that...

Floor Care
Caring for Hard Surface Floors, Part One: Hardwood Flooring

One of the staples of housecleaning is making sure that your floors are clean. After all, there’s nothing worse than walking across your house in bare feet and stepping in crumbs or...

Filters
Understanding Filtration Basics

Filters are everywhere in our life; from the oil filter in your lawn mower to the air filter in your vacuum, car, or furnace. For the most part, we just accept that they do their basic job and...

DIY
4 Areas to Check for your House's Post-Winter Inspection

Now that winter has loosened its grip on the northern half of the globe, and weather has started to warm, it’s time to take a look at your home and assess what damages the cold weather has done to your home. Snow, hail, freezing rain, and...

Spring Cleaning
3 Tips For Spring Cleaning With Steam

When it comes to spring cleaning, everyone has a trick or a gimmick. We here at Think Crucial tend to go with one particular tip. If you’re going to clean, go at it full steam ahead. We’re talking of course about using...

Natural Disasters
3 Easy but Effective Disaster Preparation Tips

It doesn’t matter what area of the country you live in, the potential for a natural disaster is a very real threat. Whether it’s wildfires in California, tornadoes in the