Maintenance

8 Considerations When Painting Inside Your Home

Painting your home’s interior isn’t as simple as hitting up the local hardware store and grabbing a few cans of your favorite hue. The truth is painting is much more nuanced than that. It impacts your home’s overall aesthetic and look, and there are dozens of factors that should influence what paint you choose, how [...]

By |2019-06-07T11:43:51-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Home, Maintenance|Tags: , , |

Options for Re-Doing Your Driveway

Boring old concrete isn’t the only option when you’re re-doing your driveway. From gravel and brick to asphalt and pavers, homeowners these days are choosing all types of stone, materials, and styles when creating their dream drives — and the results are striking. Want to try something new with your driveway re-do? Just need help [...]

By |2019-06-04T13:29:23-04:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Home, Maintenance|Tags: , |

The Ultimate Printable Family Chore Lists

It’s hard running a household. There are multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, and living areas to clean — not to mention all the appliances, systems, and safety features you have to keep up with. Throw in the family and pets you’re taking care of, your job, and just the day-to-day demands of life, and keeping a house [...]

By |2019-06-24T17:39:02-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Maintenance|

DIY Plumbing: Fixing a Clogged Drain

When it comes to being handy around the house, there are two areas where many of us tend to shy away — electrical work and plumbing. While anyone who's ever received an electric shock understands the risks of doing that type of work, basic plumbing is something just about anyone should be willing to take [...]

By |2019-05-29T12:53:05-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , , |

5 Household Cleaning Products That Are a Total Waste of Money

If you’re looking to save up for a house or just cut back on spending, then reducing your expenditures is key. A great place to start? That’d be your cleaning products. Household cleaning products can really add up fast — especially if you’re using brand-name products or items designed for one or two specific uses. [...]

By |2019-06-24T16:18:24-04:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Home, Maintenance|Tags: |

8 Clever Ways to Add Storage — Even in Small Spaces

There’s nothing worse than having too little storage space. Not only does it mean messy, cramped, and cluttered living quarters, but it also may force you to purge some items you weren’t quite ready to part with. Fortunately, storage space isn’t hard to hack — even in the smallest of spaces. Are you struggling with [...]

By |2019-05-06T10:47:32-04:00May 6th, 2019|Categories: Home, Maintenance|Tags: , |

How to Clean Your Gutters and Why It’s So Important

Routing water away from your home is incredibly important. Gutters play a critical role in managing water and keeping it from ruining roofing, the exterior of your home, and ultimately flooding your basement. Clogged gutters in winter can actually detach from your home due to the weight of the ice, causing considerable damage. Needless to [...]

By |2019-05-17T13:12:18-04:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Advice, Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

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