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5 Ways to Refresh Your Home without Breaking the Budget

While remodels and improvements to your home are expensive, there are many ways to refresh your home and update your living space without spending a lot of money. Major renovations can cost thousands of dollars per room. With a little imagination and a few dollars, the stale tired look of the rooms in your home… (read more)

Designing for Personality Type: Home Decor for Extroverts and Introverts

Designing your home for your personality may sound difficult, but it’s the most natural way to approach home decor and home furnishing. Most people gravitate toward colors and patterns that are most pleasing to them. Here are a few tips to push your home decor to more closely match your personality type. Nobody is 100%… (read more)

How and When to Change Your Air Filter at Home

Changing air filters is a necessary fact of owning or renting a home. Most homes have central AC these days, and ensuring that the air running through your home is clean is a crucial step in taking care of your health and the health of your family. In addition, changing your air filter regularly will… (read more)

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 cities,… (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 equipment, then… (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 a… (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)