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Don’t Fail this Fall! 5 Home Improvement Projects to Never DIY

Don’t Fail this Fall! 5 Home Improvement Projects to Never DIY

The start of September signals the end of the summer travel season and the beginning of a new school year. This fall, you can count on spending cool weekends enjoying pumpkin-spice-something, watching a little football and possibly completing a few DIY projects around the house. When it comes to home renovations, there are those that are definitely D-I-Y and some that are simply D-I-Don’t

Back to School = Back to Order and Organization at Home

Back to School = Back to Order and Organization at Home

Now that learning institutions from preschools to colleges are back in session, it is time get the kids on the bus, and tackle one of the tasks that simply could not get done amidst all of the summer fun. Since the kids are out of the house now, you can postpone it no longer—it’s time to organize the house. Don’t know where to start when it comes to organizing? Don’t wor

Shiplap to Subway Tile... Five Favorite Takeaways from HGTV

Shiplap to Subway Tile... Five Favorite Takeaways from HGTV

We’ve all been there, curled up on the couch or in bed on a rainy day flipping through the channels, until we happily rest on our favorite HGTV show. Then, suddenly, something happens. It’s like our TV remote just stops working. Oddly enough, all motivation to get up also escapes us. We’re drawn in and one incredible HGTV marathon ensues. Luckily, homeowners, renters and every

10 Great Apps to Help Homeowners

10 Great Apps to Help Homeowners

Haven’t caught on to the app craze just yet? If you own a home, we’re about to give you 10 good reasons that you should just give in and start downloading! For everything from home décor to home maintenance and more, there is an app that can make your life as a homeowner a little easier. Here are 10 of the best apps for homeowners, sorted into five easy-to-use categories:

Sweet Summertime! Five Ways to Freshen Your Home for Summer

Sweet Summertime! Five Ways to Freshen Your Home for Summer

Warm breezes, long hours of sunlight and endless outdoor fun; yes, it is sweet summertime! You don’t have to be outside sweating in the heat to experience the warmth of the summer season. You can bring summer’s fresh feel inside! Here are five ways to brighten your home décor with some of summer’s sweetness: 1. Let the Natural Light Inside Whether you’re ind

Need to Declutter? Host a Community Yard Sale!

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Need to Declutter? Host a Community Yard Sale!

Whether you’re preparing for a big move this summer or just moving from your 20s into your 30s, everyone needs to declutter and clean up every once in a while. So, why not capitalize on all of that cleaning? One great way to get paid for the hard work that you put into cleaning your home is to hold a yard sale. And, if you want to hold a successful sale, invite your whole community! Not o

Summer Home Safety: Tips to Keep Kids Safe at Home

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Summer Home Safety: Tips to Keep Kids Safe at Home

As the end of another school year approaches, parents everywhere are preparing to have their children home for the summer. Understandably, safety is at the top of the minds of moms and dads right now. From toddlers to teens, kids have a knack for getting into things they are not supposed to. What can parents do to prevent children from getting hurt at home? Here are a few tips for improving

Five Filthy Places to Add to Your Spring Cleaning List

Five Filthy Places to Add to Your Spring Cleaning List

Spring cleaning season is upon us. Whether you’re ready or not, it is time to tackle a few of those annual home cleaning tasks. In addition to your heavy spring home maintenance schedule, we’ve identified some down and dirty duties that you may want to add to your regular cleaning routine. Here are five filthy places it is time to freshen in your home:  1. The Kitchen No

Lawn Tips in Time for National Lawn and Garden Month

Lawn Tips in Time for National Lawn and Garden Month

With both Easter and Tax Day on the horizon, you may have forgotten that April also is National Lawn and Garden Month. Luckily – or not so luckily – for some of us, any brown grass or an influx of weeds creeping into your front yard may serve as an instant reminder! What can you do to show your lawn some love during this national month-long celebration? Well, it all starts with the

April Showers Bring Homeowner Tax Deductions

April Showers Bring Homeowner Tax Deductions

We know. We know. April showers bring May flowers; but, before we are able to enjoy all of the sure signs of spring around us, Tax Day will be reigning down. This year, the deadline for filing your 2016 income taxes is April 18th. That means you’ve got a little more time to take care of this annual fiscal duty. To help any of you procrastinators out there to make the most of this tax seas