How To Dispose Of Items After Decluttering

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If you are currently working on decluttering your home, you may end up with quite a lot of items that need to be disposed of. This could be anything from clothing and shoes to shelving and furniture items. Here are some ways to dispose of different types of items. Donate What You Can When you have a pile of stuff you are not keeping, you should start by figuring out what you can donate.

28 May 2015

4 Things Homeowners Need To Know About Lead Contamination

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Lead is a type of metal, and for thousands of years, it was the material of choice for plumbing systems. It's easy to bend while also being resistant to leaks, so it seemed perfect for making pipes and pipe fittings. More recently, it's been discovered that lead isn't so great, after all, and is actually toxic. Many American homes have lead in their plumbing systems, which can make the water dangerous.

5 May 2015

Is Your Well Pump Not Pumping? Tips To Replace It Yourself

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The CDC reports that over 15 million homes across the United States rely on a well for their primary water supply. That equates to a whole lot of pumps across the country. If you have a well on your property, you probably understand how essential the pump is to its operation. When a submersible pump malfunctions, you'll have to have it repaired or replace it with a new one. Luckily, removing the pump isn't a technical process, so you can do it on your own.

30 March 2015

Add An Apple Tree To Your Landscaping For Tasty Appeal

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There are numerous reasons why it makes sense to plant apple trees on your property, and with the wide-range of varieties available, there is an apple tree for any landscape in any region. In addition to yielding fruit over time, apple trees provide colorful and often fragrant blooms and shade during warmer months. While it may take up to five years to start producing fruit, these trees make an attractive addition to the home's landscaping in gardens or as focal points in the yard.

19 March 2015

Keep Your Kids Entertained During A Snow Day By Letting Them Paint The Snow

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Snow days are often far more exciting for kids than their parents because parents know that the day will more than likely involve bickering and whines of boredom within minutes of the children being awake. The next snow day your kids get, keep them entertained and outside for as long as possible by allowing them to paint the snow. Painting the snow is a fun and easy task that both younger and older children will love to do.

4 March 2015

3 Tips For Choosing The Right Window Blinds

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Window blinds are an important but oft overlooked part of your interior decoration. While virtually any type of blind will serve the purpose of providing you privacy, you will be much happier if you choose blinds that fit your style and your needs. Here are three tips to help you choose the right blinds for any room in your home. Lighting Requirements Every type of window blind will allow a different amount of light to enter your home.

24 February 2015

Furnishing Your Home For Less: What You Should Know

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When the time comes to redecorate and refurnish your home, you may wonder how you can do so without completely breaking the bank. After all, furniture and decorative accents for your home can quickly add up to rather large costs that you may just not have available in your budget. Luckily, there are ways to still get the new look to your home that you have been wanting without decimating your budget and savings in the process.

5 February 2015

Add Class And Value To Your Kitchen With New Countertops

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Putting money into upgrading and updating your kitchen is a practical investment. Not only will you benefit from the new features of your kitchen, enhancing this room of the house can improve the overall value of your property. A great place to invest some time and resources is in your countertops. Consider the following countertop options for your kitchen: Corian Corian countertops are man-made, non-porous materials that are used in a solid surface installation.

26 January 2015

Feeding Your Garden With Natural Fertlizers You Already Have In Your Home

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Any good gardener will tell you that successful gardening is all about providing plants with the nutrient rich soil to support their growth. While it is always a good idea to purchase fertilizer specifically designed to support the plants you have growing, you can also add nutrients to the soil with common substances. In fact, some of what you need to fertilize your ground can often be found right in your kitchen cabinet or even tucked away in your garage.

21 January 2015

Eight Tricks And Treatments For Clever Curtains And Divine Drapes

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Give the curtains and drapes in your home a quick and easy makeover with some simple tips. Dressing up your window treatments is easy, and can involve reusing items, such as jewelry, buttons, toys, and even tools, in a new and creative way. Try the following eight suggestions to bring some wonder to your window treatments: 1. Stick a pin in 'em. There is no reason to have boring drapes or curtains in your home.

14 January 2015