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Woodworking Safety Rules to Observe
Posted on 07/21/2019
Woodworking Safety Rules to Observe
Home woodwork is not for everyone as it requires a minimum amount of safety. Furthermore, you could get really hurt when working with wood because of the power tools involved. It is for this reason that not everyone should work with wood at home. Here are some specific safety measures that are advisable for home woodwork: Protect your...
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Simplify and De-Clutter Your Home
Posted on 07/14/2019
Simplify and De-Clutter Your Home
It is one thing to organize your space, it's something completely different when you are also trying to create a minimalist lifestyle. Becoming a minimalist is not about finding all the right storage containers, matching bins, and lidded tubs. Instead, it is about removing the need for all those containers, drawers, and tubs in the first place. Making...
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Add Some Splash to Your Home Decor
Posted on 07/07/2019
Add Some Splash to Your Home Decor
Painting your entire home can be an appealing idea if you've grown tired of its current color scheme. Paint colors can do much to change the look and feel of a room, but if you aren't ready for the long term process and commitment, there's a much easier alternative. Adding new pops of color can transform your space...
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Scaling for the Space
Posted on 06/30/2019
Scaling for the Space
Whether your room is larger or smaller, the wrong size furniture, décor, and accessories cause it to be a distraction to your peace rather than an enhancement. Rattling around in an oversized room with an undersized sofa and a chair or two makes one simple feel out of place. But cramming a small room with that oversized recliner...
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How to Keep Your Gadgets Safe
Posted on 06/23/2019
How to Keep Your Gadgets Safe
Something terrible happening to your devices can ruin a wonderful adventure trip, like it getting into the hands of pickpockets, falling into a river or canyon, or even mistakenly dropping it while on a moving vehicle and so on. Many adventurers will be tempted to leave their gadgets behind and go completely off the grid. That, however, will...
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Making Your Home Eco-Friendly
Posted on 06/16/2019
Making Your Home Eco-Friendly
When it comes to sustainable living and environmental conservation, everyone has a little part to play. With an eco-friendlier home, you can save water, save energy, save money and ultimately save the environment. All these without compromising beauty or quality. Here are a few ideas on making your home a little eco-friendlier that you may want to try...
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Tips for When you are Moving
Posted on 06/09/2019
Tips for When you are Moving
Moving to a new home can be either a fun experience or a very stressful time for you. It all depends on the way you manage the move. Being prepared for the entire process is one definite way of making sure that the whole moving experience is a fun one for you. Follow these simple ideas for a...
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Common Dog Behavior Problems
Posted on 06/02/2019
Common Dog Behavior Problems
If you’re a new dog owner, you definitely will misinterpret or misunderstand some common dog behaviors which might cause you to start worrying unnecessarily. Although some practices are supposed to give you concerns, some shouldn’t. Here are some common dog behaviors you should pay attention to: 1. Barking. A lot of dogs bark, howl, and whine for different...
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Have You Considered Professional Staging?
Posted on 05/26/2019
Have You Considered Professional Staging?
As recently as 20-25 years ago, most people thought “staging” was for the theater and model homes. The idea of professionally temporarily decorating a home to sell it was not on the average homeowner’s radar. All that changed with the advent of TLC, HGTV, and other networks dedicated to home buying/selling and renovating shows. If you’re selling a...
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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?
Posted on 05/19/2019
Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?
Deciding to pay off your mortgage can be a confusing decision to make. You might be wondering about how you would take care of other financial debts or emergencies should they arise. Deciding to pay or not to pay off your mortgage early should be a decision made by you. The economic circumstances around you should determine this...
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5 Smart Cleaning Tips for Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted on 05/12/2019
5 Smart Cleaning Tips for Hydrogen Peroxide
There are several items included in a regular home-cleaning arsenal. The common ones you would find are cleaners, vinegar, and dishwashing soap. Hydrogen peroxide is gradually becoming more popular in the cleaning industry because of its invaluable uses. If you are well informed, then you would know it's hard to beat hydrogen peroxide in price and results. Here...
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Curb Appeal To-Do List
Posted on 05/05/2019
Curb Appeal To-Do List
When you first start creating the list of things you need to finish to get your home ready for sale, it can seem daunting. Too much work can throw you for a loop, and you might be tempted to sell your home "as-is" instead. However, just adding a bit of curb appeal can significantly increase the value of...
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