Green Moving Tips: How We Moved To A New House The Eco-Friendly Way

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These days, the eco-friendliness topic seems to be widely discussed. The green way of living is being embraced by more and more people every year.I rarely change any aspects of my life and daily habits, but in this case, me and my family decided to green our move.We realized that we truly are concerned about the well being of our environment and that we want to do our best to preserve nature. That's why we started applying green living principles in our everyday life -- even when it was … [Read more...]

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 (And Why) To Clean The Air Ducts In Your Home

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Have you noticed a collection of lint and/or dark spots building up around the edges of your carpeting?That's an indication that your forced air furnace is acting as a recirculation system for the dust that's contained within the ductwork of your home.Perimeter buildup on the floor and ceiling corners -- especially around your floor registers -- is a good indication that it may be time to get your ductwork cleaned! Here's what you need to know...  … [Read more...]

Home Staging Tips: 5 Ways To Make A Great First Impression Before They Even Walk In The Door

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We all know that it's smart to stage your home when you're preparing to sell it.What many people fail to think about when staging their home is first impressions. I'm talking about the impression someone has of your home before even stepping foot inside.That's why it's so important to make the entry to your house extra enticing. It's one of the most important things you can do when it comes to home staging.That means you should take some time to dress up the exterior of your home … [Read more...]