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More Tips for Cooling Your Home and Saving Money This Summer

A hot home is never comfortable. However, a sky high utility bill can seem even less appealing. With that in mind, Petri Plumbing & Heating offers these five tips for more efficiently cooling a home during summer. Check the seals around windows and doors. A homeowner will often take the time to make sure their air conditioner is running properly, but they... (more)

5 Tricks to Get Your Whole Family to Clean Out Their Closets

In family life, there’s so much to love—the laughter, the little adventures and the days filled with play. But with that fun can come a mess—more specifically the mess that accumulates when you have less time for organizing than you’d like. Finding yourself in a home that’s overflowing with stuff isn’t unusual, but it can leave you feeling... (more)

Get Ready for Guests This Summer

Summer entertaining season brings joy, laughter and plenty of ways to create special memories. From a fresh coat of paint to some simple sprucing up, you can ensure your home is poised to be the perfect backdrop to a fun-filled summer. Color can have an enormous effect on a room’s overall atmosphere, so bringing out your home’s unique charm can be... (more)

8 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Summer

Summer is just around the corner which means it’s time to spruce up your home and get ready for the warm weather. Here are eight useful tips to get your home ready for the season. Check cooling units – Check that your air conditioning units are running properly, especially with the high temperatures that usually occur during the summer months. If you have an... (more)

How to Ban Bunnies From Your Yard

While you may love the look of a snuggly bunny, gardeners know how wild rabbits can be a devastating problem. To protect your yard from rabbits, you first need to identify their presence. Because they often come out at dawn and sunset, you may rarely see them. These are the top signs that you’ve got rabbits: Plant damage low to the ground, often a few inches... (more)

5 Summer Outdoor Entertaining Tips

Summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy time outdoors entertaining family and friends. The key to a successful summer party is simplicity: keep things easy so you can enjoy the festivities right along with your guests. Make this season’s barbecues, picnics and family gatherings events to remember with these simple summer entertaining tips: Cook outside Rather... (more)

How to Ban Bugs From Your Home

While spiders and bugs are part of a natural ecosystem, when they invade your home, they’re often less than welcome. If you suspect something crawly is moving in, consider the following advice… -Caulking can go a long way to shoo bugs away. Seal tiny cracks and holes near your doors and windows and along baseboards with a strong tape that can be found at... (more)

5 Things That Truly Don't Matter When You Buy Your First House

Buying your first home can be scary. All those concerns you have about money are quite legitimate, and the mortgage process can be confusing. On top of that, you want to make sure the house fits you. But some of the things that first-time homebuyers worry about really don’t matter. Here are five issues that shouldn’t factor into choosing a home: Your dining room... (more)

Effortless Spring Entertaining

Spring brings plenty of reasons to celebrate, from holidays to weddings to baby showers. Even a just-because al fresco brunch is a great way to share time with family and friends while taking advantage of a beautiful day. Make hosting your next spring gathering a breeze with these entertaining tips for organizing an effortless event: Set the stage for a beautiful... (more)

Wise Ways to Water Your Yard

Whether you’re in a community with watering restrictions or not, it’s common sense to look for ways to maximize efficiency when watering your lawn and gardens. Here are some tips to help you use water wisely: • Understand your soil. The soil type in your yard will greatly affect your watering schedule and influence the type of sprinkler you choose. •... (more)

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