DIY Home Security: A Burglar’s 3 Main Targets And How You Can Avoid Being One Of Them

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It may seem strange to think of it this way, but a burglar is a professional. He's got his tools, his uniform, and his hours. And, like all professionals, he sees the world a certain way.For example, city planners can't drive down a street without thinking about its size and placement. I'm a copywriter, so I'm always critiquing advertisements. A burglar sweeps his laser gaze over every house he passes, searching for signs that it'll be his next big score.But what exactly are those signs? … [Read more...]

8 Reasons Why You Should Use Micro Mesh Gutter Guards

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At their core, gutters are very simple: they collect rain water, and guide it to the ground below with ease. However, the dilemmas associated with gutters can be far reaching and unnecessarily tedious.If your gutters are clean, water will stream down the drainpipe when it rains (as it should).However, what happens if there’s an obstruction in the way? Say, a leaf clog or even oil seeping down from under your shingles? That’s a problem no one wants to have, much less have to fix. … [Read more...]

Pros And Cons Of Renting A Self Storage Unit To Protect Your Stuff

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As a person who doesn't own a home of her own, as well as working the type of job that requires frequent moves from one place to another, I do tend to change places quite often.That wouldn't be a problem if my possessions only fit in one suitcase. But if you are in a situation like mine, where you have heaps of clothes, books, smaller interior pieces, etc., you would quickly see the necessity of using the services of a self-storage unit.These are a true bliss for anybody in a situation … [Read more...]

Pros & Cons Of Hiring Man And Van Moving Services

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A lot of people talk about the cons of hiring a man and van service:Their services cost a lot. They turn up later than expected. They might leave dirty footsteps on your carpet. And so on.However, when push comes to shove and things need to get done professionally and efficiently, relying on a moving man and van company is the way to go.Sure, this will cost you a certain amount of dollars, but would you prefer having your possessions damaged due to the carelessness and … [Read more...]

How To Clean Travertine Countertops, Floors, Shower Tiles & Backsplashes

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Travertine. You can hardly beat the look of this natural sedimentary rock.It adds a unique feel and texture to almost any room in the house.We have it in our kitchen -- along the backsplash area of our countertop.However, I've learned firsthand that keeping your Travertine surfaces looking their best requires some extra attention when it comes to cleaning... and sealing.These tips will help you keep your Travertine looking great for years...  Do You Really Want … [Read more...]

Top 4 Dust Sprays + Tips For Choosing The Best Dust Control Spray For Your Home

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Dust spray is one of the best ways to control the dust and allergens inside your home.There are many different dusting sprays to choose from. Some work better than others.Choosing the right one is key to having a home that remains dust free longer without a sticky residue or waxy build-up which actually just attracts more dust.  Here are the top 4 dust control sprays on the market right now:   … [Read more...]