Staging your home for resale isn’t enough! Stage your garden and yard too.

Fence trellis.

If you want your property to look good, it’s not enough to stage your home for a profitable sale, you should stage your garden too.   This is one of the great untapped resources of the modern home.   Focus on designing the best garden in the neighborhood. If you do, you will reap the rewards aesthetically and financially.   Redoing the backyard doesn’t have to be a huge job, nor does it have to be an expensive one. Usually, the budget that goes toward household changes is reserved for furniture and decorating the interior of the home. Obviously, this

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How Europe tours can change your life.

How a tour of Europe can change your life.

  Regardless of whether you have kids who have just left home or you have been living in the empty nest for a while, you might be looking for exciting new things in your life.   Europe tours are among many wonderful things you may consider for your next major holiday excursion.   There are so many locations that offer you something new and different that boredom will not be in the equation.   Why organized tours are Ideal.   When you take a tour, it’s easy to spend a week or two in the location of your choice. There

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A backyard haven: Moving the indoors outdoors.

garden shed

  For most of us, a garden is just something that sits there behind our house.   It’s a bonus more than anything else, somewhere to sit outside when it’s hot, and a place for the children to play.   What interests me about this mindset is that you have plenty of space behind your house that’s not being fully utilized.   Think about it, there are loads of things you can do to create a more practical garden for your home – something that complements the main building. To do this, you need to make the most out of

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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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Fall must dos for a healthy garden next year.

  The most romantic season of the year is finally here.   However, your garden is not quite ready for this lovely autumn, not to mention the harsh winter time that awaits us. There are many chores that remain unfinished due to lack of time or energy during the summer.   That is why this is a perfect time for you to re-energize yourself through some simple, yet very important activities for you and your garden.   Here is our list of fall must dos for a healthy garden next year.   Harvest.   The fruits of your work have

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5 ways to liven up your living room with plants.

5 ways to liven up your living room with plants.

  Your house has been constructed and is ready to be turned into a home, but what’s the best way to do this?   One way you can add life and beauty to your home is by incorporating plants into your living room. Seeing greenery eases tension, conferring serenity and plants draw pollutants into their leaves, imparting the air with freshness.   Your maintenance efforts are rewarded with blossoms and new growth. Since plants absorb background sound, your house is quieter. Plus, the beauty of flora lends elegance to your decor. Here are five ways to liven up your living

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A guide to first aid while camping with kids.

Family camping with kids.

  Many of us have fond childhood memories of camping trips and even as adults the sense of adventure that comes with camping outside is still there.   Taking our kids on a camping trip is considered by many to be a rite of passage, while it is also a common activity for boy scouts and similar organizations.   Whether you are camping with your own family or as part of a larger group, there are some important health and safety considerations. This guide to first aid while camping with kids could prove invaluable.   First-aid kit.     A

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The generation gap: Bringing your kids and your parents together.

The generation gap: Bringing your kids and your parents together.

  Your parents are an important part of your life, and thus, an important part of your children’s’ life. Helping the two connect and eliminating the generation gap is a critical role you play because you, as a parent, are what the two generations have in common.   There are some guidelines you should follow when encouraging a relationship and bringing your kids and your parents together, both for their sake, and yours.   Make communication easier.   Set up communication channels between your kids and their grandparents, and help them talk with each other across the generational gap. Set

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