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Rain Gutters – How They Work Plus Important Installation Tips

Rain gutters are essential because they protect the exterior of your home. Read on to learn about available gutter drainage options, plus information on proper gutter installation, slope, downspouts and more. How do rain gutters work? Gutters are U-shaped troughs made of metal, vinyl or copper designed to collect water from your roof. The water moves through the gutter – to the downspout – to the ground, and away from your home. A common gutter […]

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Healthy Salad Garden Ideas for Veggie Loving Gardeners

Fresh and delicious salad greens and vegetables are easy to grow, and they make a healthy addition to mealtime. If you’re interested in starting a salad garden, see our salad garden ideas and how-tos, below. What kind of salad greens and veggies should I grow? It depends on your tastes and your planting zone. Some greens are sweet while others are pleasantly peppery or pungent. Salad green selections include leaf lettuce, arugula, mesclun mix, spinach, […]

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How to Organize Your Bathroom Vanity, Counter, and Cabinets

A messy, unorganized bathroom can make it difficult when getting ready. A missing tweezer or eyeshadow can be frustrating in the a.m. And where’s the hand lotion? Here are a few ideas and tips on how to organize your bathroom vanity, and keep bath and beauty essentials organized. No more digging through drawers! Free Counter Space- Organize Your Bathroom Vanity Top An open, clutter-free bath countertop is the ultimate goal. Any items not used on […]

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Is Your Showerhead Water Pressure Too Low? Here’s How to Fix It

Has the once-strong flow of water from your showerhead slowed to a dribble? A steady flow of H2O is essential to getting the maximum clean and enjoyment from your shower. Capture that squeaky clean feeling again by fixing your showerhead water pressure problem with these simple DIY hacks. How to Clean a Clogged Showerhead Over time, showerheads can gradually build up a layer of soap, grime, and hard water deposits. These nasties will eventually clog […]

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Repairing Winter Storm Damage in Your Lawn and Landscape

Have winter storms wreaked havoc on your lawn? Are you dealing with broken shrubs or fallen tree branches? You may be wondering if your homeowner’s insurance will cover the damage. Read on for info and how-tos on lawn and yard winter storm damage repair. First, inspect your yard – look for broken or fallen branches, and brown patches in the lawn. Other evil-doers include city snow plows, plus sand and salt trucks. Clearing city streets […]

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Clever Entryway and Mudroom Organizing Solutions

Is your home’s entryway or mudroom a jumbled mess of coats, hats, boots, and backpacks? Is the foyer table so crowded that you can’t find your keys? Put your passageway in order with these smart entryway organizing solutions below. Family members’ daily sojourns tend to cause extra clothing, books, sports equipment, and various papers to accumulate. Here’s how to corral and organize the clutter: Step 1 Gather all loose items in your entryway or mudroom […]

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Top 9 Common Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid

A clean, fresh smelling home is at the top of everyone’s list, but what if you’ve missed a few spots? Do you wonder if you’re using the right cleaner on your granite kitchen countertop? See below for the top 9 cleaning mistakes to avoid and what to do instead. 1. Skipping the Directions Remember your grade school report card with the checkbox, “Follows Directions”? If you’ve used a household cleaner for years, it’s easy to […]

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Prepare Garden Beds for Spring: Essential How-Tos and Tips

Ah, early spring – It’s the time of year when colorful seed catalogs fill neighborhood mailboxes, and home gardeners look forward to a new growing season. It may still be chilly outside, but now is the time to think about how to prepare garden beds for spring. With the gardening how-tos and tips below, you’ll be on your way to a beautiful garden. Step 1– Clean up Winter Garden Debris During winter, your garden has […]

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Eliminating Winter Window Condensation: A Homeowners How to Guide

Annoying window condensation – it blocks the view, drips on the sill, and creates a wet mess. Eliminating winter window condensation is essential to keeping a healthy home. If left unchecked, condensation can build up, and eventually turn into mold and mildew. Wipeout winter window condensation with these informative how-tos and tips: What Causes Window Condensation? Air contains a small amount of moisture. In winter, the outside air is cold, while your home’s indoor air is […]

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10 Inexpensive Ways to Warm Your Home This Winter

Winter- It’s the time of year when utility bills rise due to indoor heating costs. Turning down the thermostat is one easy way to save but who wants to wear ear muffs inside? Read on for ten inexpensive ways warm your home this winter. Energy Tips: The tips below will help you save extra money on your heating bill while keeping your home nice and toasty warm. Check Your Ceiling Fan’s Rotation Check your ceiling […]

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