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Spring Cleaning: Tackle the Garage

March 24, 2017
Garage tools on wall hanger

Spring is a popular time for cleaning drawers, closets and shelves. Expanding spring cleaning to include the garage is simple with these tips. Purge. Giving away possessions can be difficult. Luckily, items stored in the garage generally have less sentimental value than objects in the rest of the home. It can be helpful to decide if items are not in use because they are no longer needed or if they need to be stored in a more accessible manner. Organize. Home improvement tools are often…

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Pet-proofing your home

March 2, 2017

So you want a furry bundle of joy but have doubts whether your home is suited for the task? We’re here to lend a helping paw. Use the following checklist to sniff out potential hazards and raise the woof on pet home safety. While it may not cover every danger, we’re pawsitive it’ll set you on the right track.   Power cords Gnawing teeth and electrical currents are a combination best avoided. Your first line of defense is simply to hide power cords wherever possible,…

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Organizing Ideas for Kids’ Rooms

September 20, 2016

Ask most parents and they’ll tell you that having kids has enriched their lives in countless ways. But if there’s one common cause for complaint, it’s the clutter that tends to accompany children from infancy well into the teenage years. There’s no getting around it—kids require stuff. And unfortunately, cleaning up after themselves isn’t typically a top priority. Maybe your child is exceptionally tidy, but if not, don’t worry! Following are some simple organizing ideas to get ahead of the mess and help keep your…

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Backpack Roundup

July 19, 2016
Six children with backpacks in front of a chalkboard

The new school year is almost here and the hunt has begun for the season’s hottest gear! Sure, your star student needs to stock up on pens, pencils and notebooks. But today we’re focusing on the ultimate statement piece: the backpack. What better way is there for your son or daughter to express his or her originality and sense of style during the school day than with a backpack? Plus, he or she may be more likely to keep the folders, papers and projects contained—and…

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How to Write a Garage Sale Ad (and Where to Post It Online)

July 13, 2016

Staging your house to sell? Cutting the clutter before a move? Just looking for a little more breathing room in your closets? If so, a garage sale could be a Saturday morning well spent! Once you’ve decided what you want to sell, priced your items and planned when and how to set up your garage sale, all that’s left is to advertise it. Where to post garage sale ads online Today, there many free online resources available to advertise your garage sale. Sites like YardSaleSearch.com, Gsalr.com and GarageSaleFinder.com—and their…

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