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Survey Reveals How Handy Americans Really Are

As a homeowner, all those tasks your landlord used to do—and your parents did before them—are now on your shoulders. You’ve either got to figure out how to do them yourself or pay someone else to do them. Either way, it would help if you knew how to do a few things around the house….

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20 Home Staging Statistics and Tips

A home stager’s job is to make your house look its best so it’s appealing to as many buyers as possible. Through strategic home styling and simple upgrades, home staging can make the home-selling process much easier and more lucrative. In a hot seller’s market where there are many prospective buyers, it might seem like…

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Why Is My House So Dusty? 5 Possible Solutions

Reviewed by Asya Biddle, Expert Cleaning Contributor. Even if you clean your house regularly, you may notice that it’s a struggle to keep dust at bay. It might be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t manage and reduce it. This article is for you if you regularly find yourself asking, “why is my house…

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3 Basic Maintenance Projects You Can’t Afford to Forget

Home maintenance tasks are easy to forget. We take our dryers, smoke detectors, and roofs for granted until there is a problem. When done regularly, these three home maintenance tasks will save you money in the long run. 1. Clean your dryer duct Periodically cleaning your dryer duct helps your dryer work more efficiently. When…

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How to Coat, Reseal, or Repair Cracks in Asphalt or Concrete Driveways

Sealing asphalt and concrete driveways renews their look and helps combat corrosion and freeze damage. It can be an inexpensive DIY project that extends its usable life, saving you thousands in driveway replacement costs. In warmer climates that don’t see frost, it’s not always necessary to do much more than seal cracks and fill pits…

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Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Home

Behind every eye-catching house is a homeowner that works hard to keep it that way. Roof, siding, windows—every piece of your home needs routine care to work efficiently and keep up curb appeal. A simple seasonal checklist will help keep track of your home’s growing to-do list and ensure nothing gets let behind (or worse,…

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12 Little Accidents at Home and How to Fix Them

Your home suffers a lot of wear and tear each day. It’s normal to see hints of damage here and there – but wouldn’t it be nicer without them. What can you do to clear up after a minor domestic catastrophe? Whether it’s damage that comes from repeated use, or a one-off accident that’s left…

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Leaky Pipes: Water Waste in Your Home

Saving water will ensure that there’s enough to go around for your community and for future generations. The best way to prevent drought and water waste is to use water efficiently. Fortunately, becoming an efficient user of water is as easy as following these simple suggestions given below. These tips will concern outdoor water use…

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