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  • It's Curtains For You! Four Features To Look For In Drapery Treatments For Kids' Rooms

    You need some cute and effective window coverings for your child's room, but you're not interested in blinds. Maybe you don't like the look, or maybe you're concerned about the strangulation hazard that many blind cords present. Your best option is to choose drapery treatments that will work well in a kid's bedroom. What are some features to look for in drapes that will be installed in a child's room? [Read More]

  • Tips For Repainting Your Interior Shutters

    Replacing shutters can be expensive and hiring someone to repaint them for you will cost more than doing it yourself. You can cheaply and fairly quickly refresh your space by repainting your shutters yourself. Keep the following tips in mind when planning and completing your project.      Removal Though you can paint shutters while they're still attached to your house, it's best to remove them so you can properly clean, sand, and paint them. [Read More]

  • How To Get Rid Of Mice In The Garage

    Finding mice in the garage is not uncommon, but can still be a frightening experience. Not only are mice unwelcome guests in your garage, but they can also spread disease. Having them in the garage also increases the chance that they will eventually make it into your home. Here are some tips for getting rid of mice in your garage. Find Their Hiding Places Mice are very good at hiding and getting around while in your garage. [Read More]

  • How To Fix A Dryer That Doesn't Dry Clothes Properly

    If you are having problems with your dryer actually drying your clothes, it is time to do some troubleshooting. These tips will look at the different reasons why a dryer isn't drying and what can be done about it. Clear the Obstruction The first possible cause for a dryer that isn't working is that there is an obstruction. When clogs or obstructions occur in the exhaust duct, it not only stops the appliance from drying your clothes, but it can also be a fire risk. [Read More]

  • Three Easy Ways To Give Furniture A Modern Twist

    There are many pieces of furniture that are designed to be durable and long-lasting that may need to be updated every now and then. If you have a piece of furniture that could use a bit of a facelift, don't be afraid to do it yourself. Updating classic pieces of furniture does not require you to be a master craftsman. Use the following guide to learn a few simple ways you can give traditional pieces of furniture a more modern vibe. [Read More]

  • Throwing A Backyard Party: 4 Ways To Quickly And Cheaply Spruce Up Your Backyard

    An outdoor party is a wonderful way to celebrate with your friends and family, but if your backyard isn't looking its best, you may be hesitant to invite anyone over. Luckily, there are many ways you can quickly and cheaply give your backyard a makeover. Check out these four tips to transform your backyard in a snap. Think Outside the Box for New Décor You don't have to spend a fortune buying new furniture or décor. [Read More]

  • 3 Natural Ways To Control Weeds On Your Property

    Tired of looking at eyesores of weeds on your property? If so, then it might be time to contact a commercial weed control company in your area to have the problem dealt with. However, once they've completed their work, it'll still be up to you to prevent weeds from making a comeback on your lawn. Fortunately, there are some simple, effective, and natural methods for controlling weeds on your property. [Read More]

  • Be Green: Simple Guide To Reduce Waste In Your Home

    Taking care of the planet is a job that everyone should do for the sake of future generations. This following guide will help you reduce your waste production. Reconsider Your Paper Usage The following ideas can help reduce your paper usage: Try to reduce the amount of mail you get by going paperless Purchase cloth towels instead of using paper towels Although unconventional, you should consider swapping your toilet paper for cloth wipes (usually called family cloths). [Read More]

  • Turn Your Basement Into A Living Area

    If you have a basement, consider yourself very lucky, as there are so many things you can do with the extra space. One consideration is to turn it into a totally new living area for older children, or you could rent it out. Here are some steps you can take to make it work well. What Kind Of Sleeping Accommodations Do You Want? Will the basement be used only for one person, for a couple, or for a family? [Read More]

  • Best Bets for Bargain Boxes

    You are ready to move. Maybe you've a great job lined up across country or you've found a bigger place two cities over. Perhaps you're going to settle in the suburbs and raise your family. Whatever the reason, you've probably got a moving budget that you need to adhere to and are looking for any way to stretch your moving dollars. You've found the most reliable movers you can afford, decided to do your own packing and unpacking and you've purged everything you can to keep from moving too much. [Read More]