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Tips for a Healthier Home Environment

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You could be the most meticulous house cleaner on the planet and maintenance supervisor but still not prevent accidents or illnesses from impacting your family. That’s not a criticism, just a matter of fact.  So, as fundamental as some of the following tips might be, it’s good to keep them in mind for the sake […]

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Budget-Friendly Home Improvements

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Are you thinking about giving your home a little face-lift but worry about over spending? Well, there’s no reason why you should – provided you plan, set a budget, and then tackle just those projects that prevent buyer’s remorse. Here are few ideas to help get you started: Add curb appeal. Make coming home more […]

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How to Increase Bathroom Storage Space

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Does a small room always equal overly packed and crowded? Not always, of course, but when it comes to small bathrooms, it often turns out that way. Maybe every item in your small, crowded bathroom is essential, but do they all necessarily belong right there?  Probably not. And what about available space…are you making the […]

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Benefits of a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

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Thing of your home as a monarch or, less grandiosely, a boss. What’s the very definition of boss?  Having employees – people with assigned tasks that are essential to an efficient organization. The business lesson stops there, but the home lesson starts here.  If your home is the boss, the bathroom exhaust fan is one […]

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Myths That Could be Costing You Money

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We’ve all heard them. We’ve all shared them. And, chances are, you might even believe one or two. We’re talking about myths: those harmless little falsehoods that get told and retold until fact and fiction become hard to separate. Hang on, did we say “harmless”? You know what?  We’ll leave the “harmless” verdict up to […]

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How to Deodorize Your Fridge

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The occasional household odor, no matter how unpleasant, is common. Maybe you let those onions sauté a bit too long, or perhaps you’re still hanging onto leftovers from 3 weeks ago. Odors like that are fairly easy to remedy. Some odors, however seem to come from nowhere and linger for days – or weeks – […]

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How to Protect Against 6 Home Hazards

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Older home or more contemporary model, there’s always work to be done to keep it in the best possible shape. You’re tired of the kitchen paint color, your fridge ice maker doesn’t work, a strange noise is coming from your water heater…the possibilities are seemingly endless. But while the issues above are more annoyances than […]

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How to Develop Better Habits

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The secret to a healthy lifestyle is really no secret at all: get enough sleep, exercise, and eat right. Yet when you’re overwhelmed with life, work, and other responsibilities, new habits are easy to “back burner”. So take a breather, sit down, discover what you’re missing, and make a commitment to re-organize your time so […]

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Home Cost Cutting Tips

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Home ownership is not inexpensive; from basic utilities to routine maintenance, emergency repairs and more, sometimes you just shake your head in wonder. But that doesn’t mean you have to just sit back and take it.  Not when there several ways to cut your monthly maintenance costs. Here are some good places to start. Programmable […]

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How to Make Appliances Last Longer

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Large or small, top-of-the-line or budget-friendly, all household appliances undergo wear and tear.  The longer they run, the more susceptible they become to repair and replacement.  At the same time, there are certain bad habits that tend to speed up the process…habits you’ll want to avoid. Here are a few good examples: Don’t flush your […]

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