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How to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

Are friends and family coming to visit for the holidays? If so, take the time to whip your house into shape. In addition to cleaning up, you’ll want to add a few special touches here and there to make your

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7 Ways To Prepare Your Outdoor Spaces For Winter

Winter is coming, and it’s time to prepare your patio for the cooler weather ahead by taking a few essential steps. While we don’t usually get snow where I live, in many parts of the United States, the winter means

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10 Ways To Trim Your Energy Bill As The Weather Cools

As fall and winter get into full swing, higher energy bills are never far behind. In a typical U.S. home, heating and cooling account for almost half of the total energy used, making it one of the largest home energy

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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,

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Are You Making These 6 Common Home Repair Mistakes?

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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

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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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