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Space-Saving Tips for Smaller Places

  While some of us have the luxury of spreading out to our heart’s content, most people need to be conscious of how much space they’re using in their home. It can be tough to decide where your things go and how to arrange them without feeling like you’re living in a shoebox. In space-limited… (read more)

5 Ways to Prep for Moving Day to Ensure a Smoother Move

You are ready to take possession of your new house and moving day is near. If you think the physical move is all that is left to do, you need to think again. A bit of prep work makes the difference between smooth sailing and choppy waters. This is an exciting time! Use the following tips to… (read more)

Spring Cleaning with a Twist

When spring cleaning this year, forget the stuffed closets and messy garages. Make a mundane task more fun by cleaning in groups and cleaning unusual areas and items. If you know your neighbors, go from house to house and work together. Laugh, have fun, and when you finish, order pizza and celebrate your accomplishments. Sports Equipment   Start with sports… (read more)

How to Hang (Almost) Anything on Any Wall

  For a new homeowner, determining how to hang artwork or other heavy items from the wall can be a daunting proposition. There are several factors to consider, including wall type and how the electrical is run. Even veterans learn something new every time they try to hang something unconventional. Luckily, all it takes is… (read more)

Maintain Your Roof and Gutters to Extend Their Life and Save Money

Proper care and maintenance of your roof and gutters saves you lots of cash. Your roof is one of the most expensive aspects of your home. Where your roof ends, your gutters start, and when it comes to home maintenance priorities, the roof and gutters are easily forgotten. According to Linda Shewski of Shewski Roofing in Sarasota, FL,  high winds, heavy rain,… (read more)

Money-Saving Tips for Homeowners this Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, greeted with the usual groans and procrastination. However, depending on your actions in the previous year and your decisions while filing, many homeowners save or even make money while filing taxes with the federal government this time of year. So, how are some ways to make sure you’re getting the… (read more)

4 Quick Budget-Friendly Tips to Extend the Life of Your Heating System

The typical life cycle of a newer model furnace is 15 to 20 years. At 15 years, one should begin examining replacement options. However, there are a few simple steps that will ensure you get the maximum lifespan out of your heating system. To improve the life and efficiency of your furnace, try the following… (read more)

How You Can Extend The Life Of Your Dishwasher By Properly Loading It

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There are few appliances that rival the convenience of the dishwasher. Washing dishes for one or two people is not usually too taxing, but beyond that the dishwasher is a huge time-saver. However, it’s important to maintain the dishwasher if you want to get the most out of the appliance. Following a few small steps… (read more)

Here’s A Quick Way To Install A Replacement Shower Head With Ease

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Replacing an old shower head and installing a new one is quite simple. Learn how by simply following these steps. First things first.   Avoid damage to yourself and bathroom by making sure that the water is turned off before removing the shower head. Even the smallest stream of water coming into the supply can make it fly… (read more)

Helpful Home Maintenance Tips To Keep Your Place In Great Shape

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Staying on top of your home’s required maintenance is critical whether you are in the process of selling or you’re planning to reside in it for many years to come. Proper cleaning and repair is necessary to maintain the baseline value for your property, just as going above and beyond can make the difference of… (read more)