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6 Unexpected Ways to Save Energy This Winter

Amid the hustle and bustle of life, most of us don’t think much about saving money on energy. But when the utility bills finally arrive, we often wonder what we could have done to cut back. This winter, save energy

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3 Important Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

The start of fall is the best time to prepare your lawn for the long winter ahead. Without help, most lawns will not survive snow, ice, and extreme cold intact, so when spring finally arrives, you may find that your

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A Thanksgiving Survival Guide For Your Home

Preparing for Thanksgiving is no easy task: Every year, our family takes several days leading up to the event to clean the house, put together the menu, and collect enough chairs and serving pieces to accommodate our guests. This year,

Posted in Autumn, Food, Home Care

Are You Making These 6 Common Home Repair Mistakes?


Do-it-yourself home repair can save you a bundle if you’re willing to put in the work. But whether you’re fixing a leaky faucet or putting in a new floor, it’s important to take your time and not cut corners. Many homeowners make costly mistakes like rushing through home repairs or using inferior materials, which can result in poor results. If you’re thinking of taking on a home repair project, make sure to avoid these common mistakes.

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Finally Finish Your Basement This Fall

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One of the first major projects I tackled when moving into my home was the basement. It was dark and dingy but had plenty of potential. This fall, take the time to finish your basement and create a cozy new addition to your home. You’ll first want to address any moisture or flooding issues: Waterproofing is crucial before finishing your basement to prevent moisture from ruining drywall, carpets, and other items. Once your basement is dry, you can move on to more fun aspects, such as design.

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Winter Tool Tune-Ups in Summer


Each summer, I perform home maintenance to prepare for the winter ahead. Cold weather can create hazards in and around your home: Snowblowers can break down, gutters may fill with snow and ice, and pipes have the potential to freeze. Before that first cold snap, give your tools and appliances a tune-up to ensure that they’re in good working order for winter.

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Tiny House Inspiration for Your Home

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Over the past few years, tiny houses have been popping up across the country. These pint-sized dwellings are the homes of choice for people looking to significantly downsize and lead simpler lives. As space is limited, homeowners are forced to abandon clutter, find ways to organize, and maximize the space they do have. While these homes do have their perks, the tiny-house life is not for everyone. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some aspects of tiny houses into your regular-sized home.

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7 Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal This Weekend

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When it comes to your home’s exterior, first impressions matter. Fortunately, there are many easy and inexpensive ways to boost your home’s curb appeal in just one weekend. As the facade of your home is the first thing visitors and passerby will see, I recommend above all else cleaning the siding, washing the windows, and sprucing up the landscape. Also try some budget-friendly projects to bring color and charm to your home’s exterior.

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Prevent Air Pollution In Your Home

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Did you know that invisible toxins are likely to be lingering in your living room? Pollution levels are typically two to five times higher inside your home than outside. At any given time, the average home contains mold, pollen, and fumes from harsh chemicals. While most of us do our best to keep our homes clean and tidy, that isn’t always enough. To prevent health hazards, consider other ways that you may be contributing to air pollution in your home and how to fix them.

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7 Steps To Increase the Value of Your Home


Increasing the value of your home doesn’t require a full house renovation. There are many simple things you can do to enhance the appearance of your home while capitalizing on its value. Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or simply want to undergo essential upgrades, try out some of these ideas to spruce up your home without breaking the bank.

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