Category Archives: DIY

Preparing for Extreme Weather

Dark clouds indicating an extreme weather condition is on the way.

Extreme weather can occur at various times of the year, depending on the part of the world that you call home. If you live in an area of the country that is known to experience weather phenomenon such as hurricanes, tornadoes, or winter snowstorms, are you prepared? Read on for tips to help keep your family and home safe during harsh weather.

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Sealing Your Home Before Winter

A man sealing his sliding door from drafts.

Winter is upon us, and depending on where you live, the temperatures can go from hot to cold in an instant. However, before this happens, there are several home maintenance rituals you should partake in, including sealing your home.

There may be poorly insulated areas or drafts in your home, letting the warmth out and costing you extra money on your monthly heating bills. Read on to learn how to avoid it!

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Holiday Decor on a Budget

A pumpkin with dried leaves, an option for holiday decor on a budget.

As the summer season wraps up and fall approaches, there are many holidays to start preparing for!

Holiday décor on a budget can look like anything from reusing old cloth and pillow stuffing to make ghosts, buying twinkle lights that can change colors based on the season, and more.

If you’re looking for a few quick and easy ideas of how to decorate your home without breaking the bank, you’re in the right place.

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Prepping Lawns & Outdoor Spaces for Fall

A lawn mower cutting down the grass to prepare the outdoors for fall.

The summer months are coming to a close, meaning fall is soon upon us. Some may be disappointed over the end of fun in the sun, while others celebrate cooler temperatures and seasonal delights such as Halloween and pumpkin spice lattes. No matter your stance, your lawn and outdoor spaces need some maintenance. Here are some tasks to check off to prep the outdoors for fall.

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8 Upgrades to Avoid When Selling Your Home

A kitchen blueprint with tile samples and measuring tools on it, a upgrade to avoid.

Buying a home is exciting. It can also be nerve-wracking, complicated, risky, and keep you awake at night. The same can be said about selling your home. Both are important decisions that can potentially change your life.

Buying or selling a home requires a lot of preparation. We recommend that you research and consult a professional realtor to streamline the process. Additionally, use all the information available and look at other people’s experiences in selling their homes so you can avoid common mistakes. For example, many homeowners decide to do some remodeling prior to listing their home on the market. While this can improve your chances of sale at the best price point, there are some upgrades to avoid when selling your home.

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How to Start Flipping Houses in Retirement

A retired couple sitting in a room in the property they are working on flipping.

If you love watching television home improvement shows and want to try house flipping for yourself, retirement is a great time to start. If done correctly, you can make some serious cash and feel good about breathing life into depressed homes. There are many communities to choose from, including age-restricted retirement communities. Let these helpful tips guide you to starting your own house flipping business as a senior.

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6 Steps to Safely Move a Fish Tank

A fish tank that needs to be moved from one home to another.

Are you worried about safely bringing your fish along to your new house or apartment? This article has the answers for safe and hassle-free transportation.

Moving with any pet can be stressful, for both you and your animal(s), but it is perhaps most stressful when trying to move an entire aquarium. After all, in addition to potentially dozens of fish that need to be kept in stable, safe water that meets their own parameters, there are also all the plants, small animals, and various pieces of equipment, as well as the large, fragile glass tank itself. Whether you keep salt or freshwater fish, moving an aquarium is a complex and delicate process. It is doable, however, and can be done without much hassle if you follow a few common-sense steps for safely packing, transporting, and transitioning fish from one house to another.

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Healthy, Safe Cleaning Products for Home

A person with blue gloves using a cleaning spray on a counter.

You want a clean home, yet you might hesitate over some of the cleaning products available in the market today. Many of them have harsh chemicals that can damage the surface of your floor, your countertop, or any other place you apply them to. Not only that, but you might not like the idea of living in a home covered in it. If you have small children, you might be hesitant with some of these cleaning products, too.

This article will name some of the best cleaning products that money can buy.

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Inexpensive Bathroom Upgrades

A new faucet with a large mirror, two inexpensive bathroom upgrades.

When you want to upgrade your home, one room to look towards is the bathroom. So many people start and end their day showering, brushing their teeth, and more, so it makes sense that you should give your bathroom a makeover.

When you can’t afford to install a new bath or shower, what are some ways you can give your bathroom an upgrade that won’t break the bank? Here are several.

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