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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, […]

Tips for Moving With Your Pets

Jun 7, 2018

Moving day can come with a lot of stress — packing up all of your belongings, transporting everything to a new place and then, just when it seems like you’re done, realizing you have to unpack it all. When you have pets in tow, too, there’s even more to think about — getting them safely […]

How to Get Wax Out of Carpet

Jun 4, 2018

If your wax warmer drips as you unplug it, candle wax gets on a rug or your kid colors really far outside the lines, you may be left wondering how to remove wax from your carpet. Luckily, getting wax out of carpeting can be quick and relatively easy. Here’s a step-by-step guide for removing wax […]

House Hunting Tips: Things to Look at Before You Buy

Jun 1, 2018

Looking for a new home can be exciting — and overwhelming. Knowing which key things you should check out so you can assess the quality of a house — before you put in an offer — may help you feel more confident during your home search. These videos, featuring tips from a licensed home inspector, […]

How to Find a Rental in a Tight Market

May 30, 2018

As the housing market continues to improve, the Pew Research Center states that the percentage of renters in the U.S. has continued to rise since 2006 — there haven’t been this many home rentals since 1965. Combine the low inventory with rising rental prices, which the U.S. Census Bureau notes have generally continued to increase […]

How to Install a Storm Door

May 28, 2018

Installing a storm door can help keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Storm doors help save energy by blocking drafts and keeping hot or cool air from leaking outside, according to Energy.gov. All you need are a storm door kit, a few standard tools and a bit of time. […]

How to Conserve Water by Xeriscaping Your Yard

May 25, 2018

On a typical day, the average American family uses 300 gallons of water, says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). About 90 of those gallons are used outside, but in arid parts of the country or at homes with water-intensive landscaping, the amount is likely even higher. Colorado WaterWise says that 50 percent of water usage […]