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How to Jump Start a Car: Helpful Tips

Jul 25, 2018

It’s a sinking feeling that many drivers have experienced at one time or another — turning the key in the ignition and the car won’t start. Whether you left the lights on or it’s simply that the battery is old, even the most reliable car won’t start if the battery has been drained. With a […]

Assembling an Emergency Car Kit: The Basics and Beyond

Jul 20, 2018

Whether it’s a summer road trip, a winter commute or just a little excursion with the kids, it’s never a good time to be stranded on the side of the road. That’s where an emergency car kit can help. Filled with essentials to help you weather a range of calamities, it’s a stowaway in your […]

Avoid Common Mistakes When Buying a New Car

Jul 20, 2018

Getting a new car can be exciting, but it’s also a big financial commitment. If you’re aware of frequent car-buying mistakes, though, you can make informed decisions as you go through the process. Here are some common blunders to avoid when you’re shopping for a new ride. Mistake 1: Not Researching Enough There’s a lot […]

Quick Fix: How to Create a Homemade Weed Killer

Jul 18, 2018

Weeds can be a real pest, especially if you have to pull them out from between the cracks in your walkway. Luckily, there’s an easier way to get rid of them. Using items you probably have around the house, you can mix together a homemade solution to kill weeds along a fence, walkway or even […]

Quick Fix: Cleaning Rusty Outdoor Furniture

Jul 10, 2018

Outdoor furniture can take a bit of a beating in the off-season, especially if it’s made of metal. And no one wants to get rust stains on their clothes during a fun summer gathering. There’s a quick and easy way to spruce up and help protect your outdoor furniture. Get rid of rusty patches using […]

How to Find a ‘Green’ Home

Jun 21, 2018

If you’re looking to lessen your impact on the environment or want to benefit from the lower bills an efficient home can provide, you may be considering a “green” home. ENERGY STAR certified homes typically use 15-30 percent less energy than typical new homes — which can add up to significant savings for a homeowner, […]

How to Paint a Room Like a Professional

Jun 20, 2018

Painting a room may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. From preparation to professional finishing tips, here are the steps that will help you get the job done properly. What Do You Need to Paint a Room? The first thing to do is gather all the supplies you’ll need and […]

How to Patch Holes in Drywall

Jun 13, 2018

If you need to patch a hole in drywall, following a few basic steps can help you do it seamlessly. Whether you’re fixing a hole that’s a few inches or a few feet, these tips may help ensure you have a smooth wall again. If you’re repairing a hole in your wall, there are a […]

5 Ways to Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

Jun 12, 2018

If your house or apartment is on the smaller side, you are not alone. Living in small spaces, like tiny houses and micro apartments, has actually become more common. Regardless of whether you are living in a small space by choice or by necessity, Khoi Vo with the American Society of Interior Designers offered the […]

5 Ways to Save Money When Moving on a Budget

Jun 7, 2018

Moving can be exciting, especially if it’s for a new job, to make room for a growing family or the beginning of an adventure in a new place. But moving comes with an abundance of expenses. When you add the cost of the actual move to other expenses, like a down payment or security deposit, […]