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Updated 1 year 9 months ago
There are many areas in your life where, when trying to save money, you can save a lot by doing things yourself. I am not very handy myself, but I have learned to do many things, that are much easier than they look. Cooking A first, obvious area, is cooking. By having a few basic recipes that you are comfortable with, such as pasta, stew, stir fry...
Updated 1 year 9 months ago
When life hands you lemons, clean. What other fruit deodorizes, bleaches, cuts grease and smells great, too? No wonder so many people are incorporating these citrus gems into their everyday DIY cleaning routines. Take a look at some of the ways lemons are scoring big points in today's households. 1. Freshen the vacuum. If running your vacuum...
Updated 1 year 9 months ago
The feeling of being at home provides a sense of comfort and joy like no other place. Home is that place that looks and feels familiar visually, physically and emotionally. It is the place where guests are welcomed, memories are made and life unfolds. When turning a house into a home, it is important to focus on the design elements that inspire...
Updated 1 year 9 months ago
Whether you’re addicted to watching HGTV or “This Old House,” home improvement shows always make everything look so easy. But before you pick up the drill and sledgehammer, please pause for this public service announcement. “Those TV shows don’t show about 90% of what happens to complete a project,” says Arthur Sadura, owner of T&A Carpentry...
Updated 1 year 9 months ago
 You’ve bought the house, now you need to fix it up. You know what you like, but do you know what remodeling projects will be beneficial with a higher listing price when it’s time to sell? Many homeowners over improve or improve the wrong parts of their home in anticipation of a higher listing price. CONSULT WITH A REAL ESTATE AGENT for what’s...
Updated 1 year 9 months ago
For many homes, utility usage is the primary culprit when it comes to increased energy bills. If you're searching for a way to lower your monthly utility costs, consider sustainability. While going completely green is tricky, there are several simple (and completely DIY-able) ways to lower your energy consumption.   #1 Install a Programmable...
Updated 1 year 9 months ago
t’s been a couple of months since the holidays ended, which means that we sadly had to bid good-bye to the occasional cold breeze and are now saying hello to the bright hot sun once more—at least on this side of the world. And with the warm weather back to welcome us until the summer season, this is the perfect opportunity to bring in some vibrant...
Updated 1 year 9 months ago
Many people miss having fresh garden produce in the winter so much that they are willing to grow it indoors. This can be a little challenging, but having fresh tomatoes on a sandwich or fresh peas on a winter salad makes it worth the effort. Growing plants in a greenhouse is an option for providing winter produce, but heating and lighting can be...
Updated 1 year 9 months ago
Albert Einstein is rumored to have called compound interest “the most powerful force in the universe.” Whether he actually said it or not is irrelevant. People would be well served to act as if he did. That’s the advice from Robert R. Johnson, president and CEO of the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and the co-...
Updated 1 year 9 months ago
We take pride in our homes, no question about it. Yet many of us are surprised when we try to sell them only to find that a home inspector finds fault with our pride and joy. As your spring cleaning begins, why not go over your home with a home inspector’s eye and avoid 15 common missteps? Matthew Barnicle of All Bay Home Inspection Services...

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