Dread the home improvement mess? Here are some ideal products and protective materials.

Home improvement projects.

  Home improvement work is generally very messy by nature. Therefore, being prepared with the correct equipment will make your cleanup much faster and easier.   Knowing the right products and protective materials to purchase for the home improvement job will protect the various surfaces in the area where all of the work will be taking place.   Do some research in advance to find out what types of protective materials are used by professionals when they are doing the same sort of job. Here are some of the various products that are available on the market that can help

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Tips to refresh and optimize your space with smart and fashionable furnishings.

Luxurious updates for your dining room.

  The interior of your home might be looking a bit shabby.   You may be experiencing a major change in your circumstances such as a move, downsizing or remodeling and renovations. You may not have not done anything to change your home’s appearance in a very long time and have become tired of the same old furniture that you have for the past decade – and shows its age.   To update and refresh your look to suit the new circumstances, or even just to welcome the spring with a fresh look, seek out furniture that is functional, an

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Top hacks to deice your vehicle during winter’s icy grip.

Start output of Story Body As temperatures continue to plummet, many may start to find their vehicles’ windshields encased in ice. There are numerous dangers that arise if you can’t see adequately out of your windshield when driving. It creates unsafe conditions that increase the likelihood of being involved in a collision. At least 11 states have laws that mandate the removal of snow and ice before driving a vehicle. Michael Calkins, manager of technical services at AAA, provided AccuWeather with numerous tips in case you find your windshield frozen with ice and snow during the winter. Make sure your

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4 key habits to increase your home’s longevity.

4 key habits to increase your home’s longevity.

  Increasing the lifespan of your home is about keeping up with the required maintenance.   There are numerous parts of your home that need to be maintained, and here are some ideas for increasing the longevity of your home.   Maintain your exterior.   Having a properly sealed home prevents the interior from becoming damaged. This includes maintaining your roof and siding. You should inspect your roof each year to ensure that there aren’t any visible signs of damage. A leaking roof can damage your sheet rock. It may even lead to mold growth in your home. You might

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House looking dingy? 4 quick DIY tips for exterior home cleaning.

House looking dingy? 4 quick DIY tips for exterior home cleaning.

  Keeping the outside of your home looking nice can be a chore. There always seems to be something that needs to be done, especially just before the holidays. Here are 4 quick DIY tips for sprucing up the exterior of your home prior to hanging the holiday lights and decorations.   Wash your siding.   It is easier to wash your siding than it is to paint your whole house, and a pressure washer can make this job go much faster. Depending on your climate, you may need to use soap to clean off any mold or mildew that

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Renovate your life: Building blocks for a healthier lifestyle.

Pack healthy, hearty snacks.

  There may come a time in your life when you decide you don’t like the way you look, feel or act and are in a strong frame of mind to make a change. There’s nothing wrong with this. Be glad you want to move in a positive direction and to improve your life for the better. Believe in yourself and do your best to concentrate on the building blocks for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll be able to reach your goals and feel better about yourself.   Don’t assume you need to put all of these tips into place overnight.

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Host the best holiday dinner for your out of town guests.

Host a holiday dinner party for out of town guests.

  No matter how social you are — or how big your friend and family list is —  dinner parties can be quite stressful. For starters, you have lots of people crammed into your personal space. Home is usually the place you can go to decompress when you’re overwhelmed. When there are lots of people over, that’s no longer the case. Then, there’s the stress of being the “host with the most” and putting on a memorable event everyone will enjoy. Here is our list of things to consider and plan for to successfully host the best holiday dinner for your

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Reduce moving stress: make moving to a new home a pleasant experience.

make moving to a new home a pleasant experience

  When children move out and we are on your own again, many empty nesters consider the possibility of moving to a new home. School districts are no longer a concern. You may be retired and have less need to be on the commuter corridor, and with only you and your partner at home, it may even make more sense to move to a smaller, cozier house. Whatever the reason, moving houses is something you might opt to do when you reach this stage in your life, and while moving can be an exciting prospect, it’s also a lot of

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