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10 Unique Housewarming Gifts to Welcome New Neighbors

10 Unique Housewarming Gifts to Welcome New Neighbors

As the holidays approach, now is a great time to stock up on gifts, right? Of course, it is! But, this year, try to think beyond the seasonal holidays. Maybe you know someone who has just moved into a new home. Maybe you know someone who is searching for that perfect place. Maybe you have a friend who is hoping to buy a home in the next year. Why not use this holiday season of sales to find those

Five Tasks to Add to Your Fall Home Maintenance List

Five Tasks to Add to Your Fall Home Maintenance List

For many of us, the autumn season means falling leaves, football season and pumpkin-flavored something. But, if you’re a homeowner, fall should mean must-do maintenance—in preparation for winter, of course! So, before you take a sip of your favorite pumpkin latte or seasonally-spiced beer, take a look at these five fall home maintenance tasks:   1. Clean the Gutters We

“Howdy Neighbor!” and Other Ways to Be a Good Neighbor

“Howdy Neighbor!” and Other Ways to Be a Good Neighbor

Taking care of your pets while you’re on vacation; helping you shovel out from a deep winter snow; or, just being there at the end of a long week with a good listening ear or a glass of wine—There is so much to be said about having good neighbors. Since today is National Good Neighbor Day, we couldn’t help but share a few tips on how you can help spread the love to your neighbors

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