Kids And Hardwood Flooring: Which Are Your Best Options?


Many people think that you should skip the hardwood flooring if you have children. This is because some types of wood floors can easily be scratched, dented or dinged by children who run or play on the floors. However, if your heart is set on wood, you don't have to give up what you want because you have kids. You just have to be conscious of what type of wood you are selecting and how strong and durable it is.

15 December 2014

5 Keys To Protecting Your Basement From Winter Weather

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Winter can be a difficult time on a basement, as harsh weather increases wear and tear on your home. Keep your home's foundation in better shape by following these five steps. Clear drains before the snow comes. Monitoring the health of your drains is an often overlooked aspect of winter preparation for a home. Because winter often brings with it snow instead of rain, some people don't think drains have the same importance as during rainy springtime months.

10 December 2014

Tips For Getting A Better Rate On Your Storage Unit

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There are a number of factors that affect storage unit rates: the size of the unit, whether it's indoor or outdoor, and what extra amenities are provided such as extra security, climate control, and an elevator.  Beyond those basics, however, there are some ways to get a better deal on your storage unit and save yourself a little money every month while still getting all the space and amenities you need.

9 December 2014

Household Moving Estimates: Easy Ways To Avoid Getting Scammed


If you have a big move coming up and you've decided to let a professional moving company handle the heavy work for you, make sure you are wise when hiring a service provider.  Insist that someone from the company come to your home to give you an estimate for the services, to see everything that needs to be moved. There are a lot of different moving companies, and each one is not alike.

9 December 2014

Is A Sedentary Lifestyle Hurting Your Health? Here's How To Stand More And Sit Less


A sedentary lifestyle is linked to obesity and increased risk of heart disease. While regular exercise has many health benefits, what you do between your workouts has a big impact on your health too. If you sit for several hours a day, you may still be hurting your health, even if you work out every evening. The solution to this problem is to stand and move around more during the day.

8 December 2014

Appliance Repair: 4 Tips For Troubleshooting A Refigerator That Is Contanstly Running


The refrigerator is perhaps the most widely-used appliance in America. After all, it keeps food cool and prevents it from spoiling. Though refrigerators are usually very dependable for several years, they can break down or begin to show signs of serious issues. The most common issue that refrigerators have is running frequently—or even constantly. Although this doesn't immediately mean you need an appliance repairman, it does mean that there is an issue.

5 December 2014

3 Ways You Can Ensure Your Home Smells Wonderful Throughout The Day

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Everyone likes for their home to smell great. While each person has their own ideas about what scents they prefer, most people can agree that there are few things better than having a home that smells pleasantly all of the time. Here are three ways you can ensure your home smells wonderful throughout the day. 1. Bowls of potpourri. One way to make sure your home always has a pleasant smell is to set out bowls of potpourri in various rooms.

4 December 2014

How To Adapt To Your New RV

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If you've purchased a recreational vehicle for the purpose of being your permanent home, you are in for a delightful time.  Gone will be the countless hours spent on cleaning and gone will be the big utility bills you had while you were living in a traditional home. There are definite benefits to RV living. However, there are definitely some major adjustments, too. Decorating - Be creative! Where some of your home decor would be placed in traditional places, now you'll have to re-think decorating.

3 December 2014

Beyond Energy Savings And Egress: Four Other Things To Consider For Your Window Replacement

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If you want to have the windows in your home replaced, you may hear a lot about energy savings and egress codes. These are some of the great benefits that you get from replacing the windows in your home, but with the right windows, you can get a lot more. You may want to consider things like durable materials such as vinyl and windows that are larger than what you are required to have by egress codes.

2 December 2014

How To Clean A Carpet That Smells Dirty After Washing


You might expect that your carpet will end up smelling better after you thoroughly wash it, but occasionally washing your carpets may make them smell even worse after you're finished. Carpets stubbornly hold in odors even if they're washed, and adding water to the carpet and carpet pad can make those odors more noticeable. These odors can still often be removed without you needing to replace your carpet, though it will take a little more work than a standard cleaning.

1 December 2014