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How to Repot a Plant

How to Repot a Plant

Plants, like people, can outgrow their living space. While the plant may not seem large, the roots may be struggling for room, so it’s a good idea to repot growing house plants annually. Having potting mix, a trowel and the new pot handy. Many also like to wear gardening gloves. Repotting can get messy, so…

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How to Prepare for a Move

How to Prepare for a Move

Moving can be a pleasant experience if you prepare properly. With the right planning and preparation, you can check all the items off your to-do list and keep your stress level to a minimum. To prepare for your move like a pro, the biggest key is organization. Here are some tips to help you organize…

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How to Unclog a Drain

How to Unclog a Drain

Kitchen and bathroom drains do a great deal of work around your home, so if they’re clogged, you’ll notice right away. These clogs typically happen as a result of built-up debris in your pipes — everything from crumbs or hair to dirt or grease. We all know the warning signs. The sink takes a little…

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Preparing your Home for Sale

Preparing your Home for Sale

The real estate market is more competitive than ever and that’s why you should do your best to prepare your home for sale. By doing a few simple things, you should be able to make your home stand out from the crowd. Here’s a short list of things that will help you prepare your home…

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How to Green Up Gift Wrapping

How to Green Up Gift Wrapping

Did you know that half the paper consumed in the U.S. every year is for wrapping and decorating items. According to a Stanford University finding, it is estimated that we create five million tons of waste from wrapping materials. Wrapping paper, bows, ribbons and boxes fill up a big portion of that too-stuffed trash bin….

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How to Replace Your Furnace Air Filter

How to Replace Your Furnace Air Filter

If you’re a first-time homeowner, you might not realize there’s a filter in your furnace that needs changing. And even if you do, you might not know it needs to be replaced every few months to keep your furnace running at peak efficiency—and to help prevent pollutants from entering your living space. The filter in…

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The Best Ways to Build a Down Payment

The Best Ways to Build a Down Payment

Even though it’s possible to purchase a home without a down payment, it’s much better to make a down payment (be it large or small). In this way, you will save money in the long run. But, how can one build a down payment?  Reduce Expenses Let’s be clear – there are things that…

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How to Green Up Halloween

Halloween traditions can generate some serious waste. All that candy generates one serious bellyache—and lot of plastic trash from leftover wrappers. This year, why not swap one of them for something a little more eco-friendly, like making your own decorations or mixing up some homemade face paint? Here are some ways to green your Halloween without…

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How to Clean Rain Gutters

How to Clean Rain Gutters

Gutters should be cleaned twice a year – more often if you have a lot of overhead trees or if you live in a rainy climate. If you have a single-story home distanced from power lines and you can safely work on the ladder or roof, then you may be able to clean your gutters…

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Create a Home Emergency Preparedness Kit

Create a Home Emergency Preparedness Kit

Preparing a home emergency preparedness kit you hope never to use may seem like a waste of time and money. But when disasters happen that are beyond your control, you can take charge of how you respond. Make sure important papers are in order. If a flood destroys your home, you could spend weeks or even…

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