Either a horseshoe used for pitching, or the real thing, can provide you a handy carrying device when moving cement blocks. To use, insert one prong into the block's hole; it will balance neatly on top of the prong. A 6-in. piece of rubber hose slit lengthwise and slipped over the other prong will give you a comfortable handle to grip.
Controlling dust is very important for people who are allergic to animal dander and mites. You cannot see mites, but you can either remove their favorite breeding grounds or keep these areas dry and clean. Dust mites can thrive in sofas, stuffed chairs, carpets, and bedding. Open shelves, fabric wallpaper, knickknacks, and venetian blinds are also sources of dust mites. Dust mites live deep in the carpet and are not removed by vacuuming. Many doctors suggest that their mite-allergic patients use washable area rugs rather than wall-to-wall carpet.