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Is Your House Ready for your Holiday Light Show?

It’s nearing the most wonderful—ly lit—time of the year! If you’re anything like us, counting down the days before we get to untangle that glorious mess of lights, extension cords, and more gives us all of the excitement (and dread) of decorating for Christmas. If you consider plugging a certain number of strings of lights […]

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Eggshells and Coffee Grounds in your Garbage Disposal? Don’t do it!

Garbage disposal systems make light work of cleaning up after messy meal preparation. And while this handy kitchen tool helps dispose of things like fruit and vegetable peelings, crumbs, and other food discardings, placing eggshells and coffee grounds in a garbage disposal can actually be detrimental to your equipment.   (Don’t feel too bad—we’ve all […]

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Making the Most of Garage Storage

The garage can be a must-need space for organization and storage, but it can easily become the place to ‘just put things’ when you don’t always want them visible in the house. If you’re anything like us, and find yourself constantly on the search for things you “just know are in here somewhere…”, check out […]

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Tips for Leaf Cleanup

Autumn brings weather prime for cozy outdoor evenings spent around the fire. With the changing temperatures, though, it won’t take long for your backyard to be blanketed with fallen leaves. Do you choose to wait until everything drops before beginning the task of raking, or are you ready with tools in-hand by the time the […]

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Cleaning Window Screens

Fingerprints, grime, and occasional splashes make it easier to remember to clean windows—but how often do you clean the screens? It’s not always at the top of our list like the panes themselves, but window screens can actually accumulate a whole lot more dirt and dust than we might like to think. Many of us […]

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Beneficial Insects to Keep in Your Garden

Insects in the garden aren’t always a sign of infestation! Many insects can actually provide a multitude of benefits for your flowers and vegetables. Leaving these bugs where you see them, and even encouraging more of them to settle in your garden, can protect you from pests all summer long and lessen the need for […]

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How to Repair Cracks in Concrete

Cracks in concrete can not only become an eyesore, but can also lower the value of your home and even cause minor accidents. Even well-maintained concrete can eventually succumb to cracks or gaps. Repairing cracks early can minimize spreading and save you both money and time. “Luckily, you don’t need to be a DIY pro […]

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Ideas for More Backyard Privacy

Tired of seeing everything your neighbors do in their backyard? If you have a smaller lot size or a lack of natural seclusion on your property, you might find yourself looking for ways to increase your family’s privacy. Take a look at some ideas for artificial or natural backyard privacy solutions this summer! “Your backyard […]

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Preparing Your Home for Exterior Painting

Nicer weather tempting you to finally take on that paint project for your home? Make sure your home’s exterior surfaces are ready for a fresh coat by cleaning up chipped paint, trimming nearby shrubs, and pressure washing any surfaces that will be worked on. “Exterior paint can completely revamp a home’s curb appeal. But do […]

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