Category Archives: DIY

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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8 Spring Cleaning & Organization Ideas for Your Backyard

A backyard that has been cleaned and organized for the spring.

Spring is a time for general renewal, and what better place to start than your own backyard? As everything comes back to life, you want to make sure that your own corner of nature is in the best possible shape. After winter, when your backyard didn’t play a major part in your day-to-day activities, you might consider decluttering it and finding new ways to keep it organized for the upcoming summer, whether you’re ditching some of the outdoor items for the yard or continuing to use them.

Here are some ideas to help you get your backyard in shape:

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How to Assemble the Perfect Herb Garden

An outdoor herb garden.

An herb garden is a perfect way to exercise your green thumb and produce a delicious product that can be used in virtually any dish you cook. There are a few decisions you’ll need to work through before getting started, such as whether you want to plant the garden indoors or outdoors. Then you can decide on the herbs and learn how to care for them. If it sounds like a lot, don’t worry, herbs are one of the easiest things to grow. Plus, we’ve broken down everything you need to know right here!

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Spring Cleaning Tasks to Remember

A bucket of sprays for spring cleaning.

While many of us would like to lounge outside and soak up blooming flowers and sunny skies when spring rolls around, it can sometimes be hard to do when there is a laundry list of lingering tasks. This is when spring cleaning often takes place, almost like a rite of passage, during the months of March, April, and May.

While a good case of spring cleaning can be subjective, it generally consists of cleaning the things you rarely do throughout the year. Here’s a roundup of the spring cleaning tasks to remember that extend beyond the typical decluttering process.

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Eight Inexpensive Ways to Upgrade Your Kitchen

A modern kitchen with blue cabinetry and open shelving.

Whether you are hoping to increase the value of your home or simply want to rid yourself of an outdated eyesore, upgrading your kitchen is an excellent option for any homeowner. Contrary to popular belief, upgrades don’t have to break the bank or be life-altering changes.

In the case of your kitchen, there are plenty of ways to make inexpensive changes that boost the appearance of your home and may help you reach a higher price tag when it comes time to sell. Below are a few options for upgrades under $100 that make a huge splash!

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What to Remember When Renting Out Your Home

A house made of $100 bills on top of a rental contract.

Property rental can be a very lucrative business. Sometimes, it’s better to rent out your home instead of selling it. If you’ve acquired a new property and you’re planning to rent out your current home, there are many things to consider.

Although renting out your home can bring good profit, it can also be complicated. If you don’t handle it well, you’ll have plenty of headaches to deal with. To avoid stressful issues when renting out your home, read on for a few tips!

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