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8 Ways to Winterize Your Home

September 13, 2018

When the summer air begins to cool down, it’s time to prepare your home for the colder months ahead. Winterizing can keep your home running efficiently and save on heating costs. Get started today with these helpful tips: 1. Service your furnace. Leaky ducts and vents are big energy drainers. Have your furnace serviced by a professional at least once a year. Also remember to change air filters regularly to maintain air quality and prevent unnecessary wear and tear on your equipment. Is your HVAC the…

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Back-to-School Organizing Tips

August 14, 2018

The lazy days of summer are winding down, and school bells are once again ringing. Following are five back-to-school organizing tips to streamline your routine and help ensure a smooth start to the school year—for you and your star students! Pre-pack snacks and lunches. Meal prep can be incredibly stressful—especially when it’s left to the last minute. To save time (and your sanity), help your children plan snacks and lunches in advance. Set aside a specific day each week to shop for ingredients, and do…

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9 Kitchen Organization Tips

January 22, 2018

The kitchen: it’s the heart of your home and your family’s favorite gathering place, but it’s also the room that seems to collect clutter like no other. From drawers overflowing with flatware to counters covered with supplies, kitchens can present plenty of problems when it comes to keeping clean. Never fear—with these imaginative tips and tricks, you’ll be able to streamline your kitchen in no time, and make mess a thing of the past.   Think vertical Although new homes may have walk-in pantries and…

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Travel Tips: What’s in Your Suitcase?

August 3, 2017
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In order to appreciate life in your new home, you may need to get away on occasion. While traveling can be a lot of fun, planning for a trip can be stressful. These packing guidelines can help ease the stress of deciding what to bring with you on vacation. Make a List Staring into your closet may make you feel overwhelmed. Instead of starting with an open suitcase, begin with a pen and paper. Write down everything you will need to use daily. A toothbrush,…

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Spring Cleaning: Tackle the Garage

March 24, 2017
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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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