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Last Minute Things to Do Before Back-to-School

For parents, back-to-school is looming on the horizon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t squeeze a bit more out of the season! Below are a handful things you can still do with your family before they head to school, offered by Booking.com. Plan a last-minute family vacation: They are so important not only for reducing stress, but for bonding and making... (more)

Save Money by Converting From Oil to Gas Heating: Here's How

If you have an aging, oil-fired heating system and are dreading the day you’ll need to replace or service  your heating system, you may want to explore converting from oil to gas. Heating your home with a cleaner, more fuel-efficient system will shrink your energy bill in the process. Converting from oil to gas is an increasingly common move. Here are... (more)

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

If you’re selling your home, chances are good you’re familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way to ensure you receive top dollar. Did you know you should stage the exterior of your home, too? Failing to update the look of your home’s... (more)

Dog vs. Yard: How to Keep Your Landscape and Your Pet Happy

Any dog owner has likely watched their beautiful new garden dug up by their four-legged family member, or their beloved new grass become Spot’s outdoor toilet.  With this in mind, here are top five tips for ensuring the family yard is a place everyone can enjoy year-round. Consider your dog’s needs Each dog – senior, puppy, small, big, active breed... (more)

Personal Space: 4 Ways to Add Privacy Inside and Out

While a cabin in the woods may not be your thing, there are times when we all crave a little privacy. No matter what your living environs may be, there are several strategies beyond fencing for creating private spaces both inside and outside your home. Plant a tree wall. While this strategy takes a bit of patience, the payoff is big and permanent. Plant a border... (more)

Trendy Home Decorations to Consider This Year

The comfort level of your home is significantly influenced by the design of the interior setting. It’s important that you decorate with the latest trends to create a modern and contemporary setting that reflects your taste. If you’re looking to update your home decoration, here are a few designs to consider using this year. Marble Marble is a luxe... (more)

5 Ways to Create an Energy-Efficient Home for Under $500

Summer is a time filled with good times and warm weather. Unfortunately, it’s also a time for many homeowners when energy costs skyrocket as they attempt to keep their homes cool and comfortable. Thankfully, there are many things that can be done to help keep homes cool while saving energy and money. These five tips will help make the most of energy-efficient... (more)

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