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3 Steps to Hide Your Spare Keys

Pine Cone Key Box Spare keys are convenient, but they can also threaten the safety of your home. Here’s how to disguise your spare key: Gather your materials. You’ll need an empty pill bottle, a glue gun and a pinecone. Attach the pinecone. Glue the pinecone to the lid of the pill bottle. Hide the…

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3 Tips for Cleaning Your Home

Hacks to Clean Your Home Dishwashers aren’t only for cleaning dishes.  Kids toys, hair brushes, shoes and hats can all go into the dishwasher to disinfect and clean. Vacuums are great for picking up dirt, but you don’t want them getting clogged.  To prevent your vacuum from picking up larger items, place pantyhose over the…

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How to Maintain Your Refrigerator

Refrigerator Mainenance Checklist Dealing with a messy refrigerator? Use these tips to cut the clutter: Clean your door bins. Remove your doors bins and wash them in your sink. Change your water filter. Replace your refrigerator’s water filter every six months. Clean your condenser coils. Vacuum your condenser coils to remove dirt and grime. Wipe…

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How To Paint Behind the Toilet

Tips for Painting Behind the Toilet The area behind your toilet is tough to reach with a normal paint brush. Use this helpful hack to paint your entire bathroom: Protect your toilet. Slide a garbage bag over your toilet to protect the tank from paint. Gather your tools. You’ll need an edger replacement pad, a…

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Easy Way to Hang Curtains

Non-Permanent Way to Hang Curtains Worried about installing permanent curtains? Use this quick hack get the look you want without long-lasting changes: Make your measurements. Cut out a corner of a square piece of paper or cardboard to match the corner of the windows. Choose your height. Decide the height you want the curtains and…

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3 Lawn Care Hacks

Lawn Maintenance Advice Your lawn’s needs change seasonally. Here are a few tricks to ensure year-round yard health. Water at the right time. Don’t begin watering your yard until April. It’s a good idea to water one-half inch for clay soil and one inch for sandy soil. Aerate your soil. Be sure to aerate your…

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Basic Roof and Gutter Maintenance

Preventing roof and gutter damage is simple. Follow these three easy tips: Install gutter guards. Gutter guards limit the amount of leaves and sticks that accumulate in your gutters. Gutter guards come in snap and flexible models. Clean your gutters. Clean your gutters in the fall and spring to prevent clogs. You can also hire…

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New Homeowner Splurges

New Home Investments Buying a new home is exciting. These four tips will help you enjoy your investment for years to come:   Landscaping: $3,279. Attractive landscaping will help you feel more at home and improve the aesthetics and value of your property. New wood fencing: $2,485. Replacing rotten or damaged fencing will boost the…

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Winter Home Improvement Ideas

4 Tips for Home Improvement Projects Summer isn’t the only time to update your home. Here are a few improvements perfect for the winter months: Get rid of drafts. Check your windows and doors for drafts. Run a bead of caulk around any leaky areas. Maintain your garbage disposal. Run cold water when using your…

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How to Prevent Freezing Pipes

Keep Pipes from Freezing Frozen pipes can burst and cause thousands of dollars in damage. Adding pipe insulation is an affordable solution to this problem. Here’s how to keep your pipes safe: Insulate your outdoor faucets. Purchase an outdoor faucet cover and place it over your exterior faucets. Insulate your interior pipes. Cut insulation to…

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