Save On Utilities While On Vacation

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We all like to save a little money, but many of us don’t consider saving money while on vacation. However, if you tweak some settings in your home before you jet off to your next adventure, you can return home to a small bundle of savings on your utilities. Below, Georgia Power lets us know Read More

8 Ways to Make Your Backyard a Summer Paradise

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Summer is the season to be outdoors. It’s the perfect time for backyard barbecues, neighborhood socials, and late-night evenings on the patio. You don’t need to travel to a luxurious and exotic location to enjoy spending time outdoors. Make your own backyard a summer paradise with these eight simple suggestions. Inspect and Update Wooden Decks Read More

Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season

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As temperatures rise and springtime blooms, it’s time to wipe away winter and refresh your home. Spring is all about airing out your space and spending more time outside, which calls for cleaning and perking up your routine. While a seasonal overhaul can sound daunting, here are five simple steps to help make spring preparations Read More

5 Ways to Let Spring into Your Home

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No matter how mild or harsh your winter may have been, spring is a rite of passage that should be recognized throughout your home with elements of renewal. This will not only serve as a refresh for your living environment, but for your state of mind as well. Here are some simple yet highly effective Read More

Tips for Finding the Perfect Vacation Home

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For many, a small, pricey hotel room is no way to vacation. Many would prefer instead the space and creature comforts of a home away from home. Renting a home, however, is not like booking a hotel.  Hotels come with a lot of predictability in terms of size, location and amenities. With a vacation home, Read More

5 Smarter Ways to Keep Your Home Warm

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When cool winds are blowing and the temperatures outside take a dive, even a well-insulated house may feel the chill. Simply kicking up the thermostat can be expensive and depending on your home’s circulation, you may still have areas that need an extra blast of warmth. Cozy up with these tips for heating up your Read More

5 Pesky Mistakes New Homeowners Make

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From seasonal temperature fluctuations to excess rainfall, pests find any excuse to enter homes. The homes of new homeowners are especially prone to attracting pests, says Ron Harrison, entomologist with Orkin, partly because they are unaware of the best preventative measures. If you’re a new homeowner, avoid these 5 “pesky” mistakes. 1. Overlooking Tiny Cracks – Read More

10 Fireplace Safety Tips

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Fireplaces are one of the most coveted features in homes today—but they can be hazardous if precautions aren’t taken. Whenever you use your fireplace, keep in mind these safety tips. 1. Get an annual chimney check. Have chimneys inspected annually, and cleaned as necessary, by a qualified professional chimney service technician. This reduces the risk of Read More

5 Ways to Switch Up Seasonal Decor

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Looking to liven up the decor in your home? Beat the winter doldrums? Tie in signs of the season? How about all three? Winter is a season that naturally contains an abundance of inspiring color and decor, from the bold colors in a lit fireplace to the frosty weather outside. Color and decor trends this Read More

7 Ways to Cut Household Clutter

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Keeping a household in order is no easy feat, especially for busy families. Homeowners can maintain an organized, clutter-free home by tackling clean-outs strategically. 1. Do spring cleaning year-round. Twice a year, go through your closets and clean out clothes, especially your children’s clothes. If items have not been worn in over a year, let Read More