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15 Tips to Conserve Water star
For most people today, every month along comes another water bill. For some, sewer usage and charges are tagged on to that water bill which can make it fairly high. Learning to conserve water

A Good Time to Buy Appliances star
Now is a good time of year to buy appliances. With the holiday sales upon us, many stores are offering deep discounts an anything from refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, etc. With energy prices on the rise and people paying more in their utility bills, it is wise to look at energy efficient applian

Attics: Remodeling and Renovations star
Space may be the final frontier, but at home, people see that there are limitations and must make do with what is available. If the house is getting small, there are ways to make it look bigger and perhaps doing some attic remodelling and renovations may be the answer.

Bathroom Remodeling star
Are you a homeowner? If so, if you could change one thing about your bathroom, what would you like to change? If you are like many other homeowners, there is a good chance that the bathtub was your response.

Buying Healthy Flowers star
Find out how to buy healthy flowers for your garden.

Choosing the Right Appliances star
Choosing the right home appliances from a variety of choices meeting your actual requirement is indeed a difficult task. If one does not make a wise decision it may end up in being a waste of hard earned money. The first point to bear in mind is to have an assessment of the actual requirement at hom

Cleaning With Natural Products star
Go green by making your own house cleaning products and same money at the same time.

DO NOT Do These Things When Recycling star
Saving the environment is everywhere in the news and on everyone's mind these days. It is important for the future of our world as we know it. It also can also be a way to save money. Recycling and reusing is an important part of this mission. But there are certain things that should NOT be don

Do You Need New Windows? star
How do you know if your home needs new windows? Are the windows in the home that you are buying efficient or will you need to replace them?

Everyday Home Maintenance star
Everyday things to do to keep up with home maintenance.

Exterior Home Maintenance star
There are many different types of siding for the exterior surface of a home. In different parts of the country, different exteriors are dominant. For instance, in the southern part of the United States, concrete and stucco are very common. In the northern sections,...

Forget Winter, Think Spring star
Many people dread the winter months when it seems the days are shorter, the nights are longer and the gray skies become depressing. That's when it's time to forget winter and think spring.

Getting Ready For Winter Checklist star
Winter is a few months away but, for some people, it has already arrived although unexpectedly. Once the days have started to get shorter, it is never too early or too late to prepare for the winter months. If not

Getting Rid of Pests star
At the first site of a home invasion of bugs, it is not necessary to run for the spray gun or first insecticide you see. First, learn a little about the insect and how much of an invasion has really happened. There just may be an easy way for you to get rid of the pest without putting yourself, your

Heat Waves: Dealing With the Heat star
Several times during the summer, heat waves will pop up across the country. For those living in the south, the summer becomes a permanent heat wave that tends to wear on everyone's nerves after awhile. It's at this time that you literally feel like the electric meter is just going to explode. D

Home Improvement Tips star
When doing a home improvement project always do your homework...

Home Maintenance Checklist For Spring star
Do you have Spring Maintenance chores to tend to? Here is a Home Maintenance Checklist For Spring to help get it done!!!

Home Organization star
Whether you plan on staying in your home or selling your home, getting organized is an important part of either plan. Learn 10 tips to home organization that will will make your life easier.

How to Make your Home More Eco-Friendly star
Everyone wants to do their part to protect the environment, but without a large paycheck, that can be seem difficult, if not impossible. But that is not so. Even small steps add up to make a big difference, you just have to know which ones to take.

How to Make Your Pool a Safe Place star
Water can be fun but it can also be a dangerous thing. Taking steps now to prevent an accident will make the summer swimming season a whole lot more enjoyable.

Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture star
Although your outdoor furniture may be built and designed to weather the elements, it is still not indestructible and will feel the effect of time if not cared for properly. Here are some do's and don'ts about maintaining your outdoor furniture.

Owning and Maintaining a Home star
A significant difference between owning a home and renting a home or apartment is the maintenance that is involved. Home ownerships requires constant maintenance. Without it, a home�s value will inevitably decrease. In addition, if a home is not properly maintained,....

Packing Tips for Homeowners star
Whether you are packing to move or packing for storage, there are several ideas for making it work out the best for you. Packing is not easy and can be a tedious task. Having the know how will help to keep it simple with less dread.

Painting Your House star
Whether you are constructing a new house or you were just thinking of having your house repainted, it would be ideal to do it yourself. It can also save you a lot of money. The problem here is that some people think that if they do the work themselves, the quality is affected.

Preparing Your Pool For Winter star
Winter is not the best time for your pool, so before the snowy season comes in with full force, you should prepare your pool for the tough weather. Winterizing your pool guarantees you that it will survive the season and be spared from possible winter damages. Since pools differ from one another, it

Replacing Windows and Doors star
Replacing windows and doors is the fourth most common home-remodeling project and experts say it can dramatically reduce utility bills. Yet when it comes to choosing more energy-efficient options, consumers might be overwhelmed by the whirlwind of technology, terminology and options on the market

Saving Money On Your Fuel Bill star
Are you tired of those high utility bills? Here are a few ways to save on fuel.

Sealing A Garage Floor star
The floor of your garage is exposed to intense corrosion and deterioration due to road salt, oils and other auto fluids. Sealing your garage floor reduces dust and makes cleaning and sweeping easier. A clear acrylic concrete sealer protects the concrete from damage and stains.

Skills Needed to Survive Home Ownership star
Did you know that owning a home is similar to owning a business? When owning a particular type of business, certain skills are required to obtain success. It is the same with home ownership. Without certain skills, home ownership can become a disaster. Let's look at some of the required skills

Spring Cleaning Tips and Advice star
It´s that time of year again! Time to break out the cleaning supplies and trash bags. That yearly spring ritual is upon us.

Start the New Year with Home Organization star
January is a good time of year to get your home organized for the next twelve months. If you are looking for the perfect home organization plan, consider starting small and working your way up to the larger projects. A few simple tips will get you on the way to home organization at its finest.

Surviving the Imperfect Storm star
If you live in a storm-prone area, you should be used by now on what to do, where to go and what to have to be prepared for bad weather. However, if you're not used to getting pummeled by high winds and hard rain, you probably don't have an idea how best to face a storm situation.

The Price of Heating Oil star
With the winter coming upon us fast, it is time to start looking at the price of heating oil. Find out important information on how to save money when purchasing your heating oil this winter.

Things to Do When Winterizing Your House star
There is no better way to prepare for the coming cold season other than winterizing your house. It will keep you from high heating expenses, equipment repair, and, of course, chilly nights and days. Begin by preparing your home during the fall, just before the temperature hits below the freezing p

Things You Can Do to Help the Home Inspector star
If you plan to have a home inspection for your home, whether for your personal satisfaction or if you are planning to offer your house in the market, try to ponder on the things you can do to help out the home inspector.

Time to Clean Up star
Several times a year, we get the urge to clean up. It might be cleaning up our homes, our landscape, or even our lives. The beginning of the year is a good time to think about and reflect where we are heading and what we want to accomplish. It is also a good time to clean the cobwebs out of our h

Tips for Budgeting star
There’s nothing more we want than to be able to efficiently manage our money. After all, the money that we want to manage is money that is often times, hard earned. This is where a budget comes in. A budget executed properly

Tips for Closet Organization star
Making the decision to get your closet organized is a step in the right direction, especially at this time of the year. The task can seem to be too much in the beginning, but with some helpful tips you will get the job done. The amount of closet space isn't what is important, how you use it is! Brea

Tips for Insulating a Home Garage star
Whether it is winter or summer, it is always a good idea to have your home sufficiently insulated.

Tips To Save On Electric star
With summer on the way, here are some tips to help you save on your electric bill.

Tool Box for the DIY star
What does your toolbox have in it? Here is a list of the necessities that every do-it-yourself person should keep around at all times.

Updating Old Panel Cabinets star
Sucessfully paint paneling and transform your living space from dark and dreary to warm and inviting.

Useful House Painting Tips star
House painting, whether it is interior or exterior, is not a very difficult task. However, if it is your first time or if you still find it difficult, you can use some of these tips.

Vacation Checklist star
Taking care of household responsibilities before you leave can make your return home much more relaxing and alleviate stress while on the road.

Ways to Make Your Home Energy Efficient star
With winter on the way and heating cost on the rise, it is a good time to start making your home or rental energy efficient. The cost savings can be tremendous as well as the knowledge that your home is becoming environmentally friendly. Here are a few tips to reach some goals towards energy efficie

What To Do With Clutter star
So what you you do with all of the clutter you have piled up from your cleaning efforts?

Winterizing Your Garden star
Winter poses a great many challenges for any gardener. At this time of the year, plants are more at risk for developing diseases and eventually dying. To prevent any potential problems,

Winterizing Your Pool star
Winter is not the best time for your pool, so before the snowy season comes in with full force, you should prepare your pool for the tough weather.

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