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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 Ways to Springify Your Home

Winter got you down? Bring a little spring into your home long before the season arrives with these few simple tricks: Set a flower budget. While it’s certainly not a necessary expense, adding an arrangement of fresh flowers to your home weekly might be well worth the mood-boosting value they bring. Opt for your local supermarket instead of the florist... (more)

5 Ways to Celebrate the Season of Giving

Giving is the true spirit of the holiday season. However, in addition to gift-giving in the traditional sense, there are other meaningful ways to make a difference in your community and give back to those in need – including the 3.5 million people who experience homelessness each year, according to the United States Census Bureau – during one of... (more)

4 Ways to Keep the Outside Activities Going

If you’re like a lot of people, that first nip in the air sends you running for the couch and the clicker, ready to start a binge-watching bonanza until the spring thaw signifies it’s safe to head outdoors again. But don’t relinquish your outdoor activities yet! The crisp autumn air and sun’s natural vitamin D dosage are important for... (more)

Fast, Easy Ways to Decorate for Fall

Fall is many people’s favorite season, especially if they live in one of the states known for its beautiful fall foliage… like we do! Check out this awesome collection of handful of ways to decorate your home for fall.  Natural style – Luckily, the colors of fall can be found naturally just about everywhere. Grab a few pumpkins to place on your porch,... (more)

Tips for Prioritizing Your Fall Maintenance Projects

No matter what part of the country your home is in, the coming of fall signals an opportunity to do whatever necessary or voluntary projects need to be done ahead of winter weather, the coming holiday season, and the New Year. Have you been putting off re-staining or sealing your deck? Take advantage of the remaining warm, dry weather to clean and seal or stain... (more)

Dodge Winter Lawn Damage

Winter conditions can present a wide range of challenges to your lawn and landscape, but there are precautions you can take to protect your lawn, as well as your trees and shrubs, from seasonal harm. Preventive steps from the lawncare experts at TruGreen can help your lawn survive the winter season’s harsh elements. Snow Plow Damage Install brightly-colored... (more)

Sales in the Snow: 5 Home Staging Tips for Wintertime

While winter isn’t traditionally considered the best time to sell your home, there’s no reason you can’t get an offer during the colder months with the right staging. In fact, a study found that homes sold faster and for more money in the winter months, even in cold cities like Chicago. Here are five winter home staging tips that can increase... (more)

7 Considerations for Surviving the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for many different reasons. Here are seven considerations that could alleviate the pressure. 1. If money is tight, set a realistic budget. If you know in your gut that you can’t afford a gift, don’t buy it! Take steps to manage expectations in advance. Let people know if you prefer not to exchange gifts... (more)

4 Reasons to Improve Your Home This Fall

For nearly 74 million homeowners, a new fall tradition has emerged: home improvement. According to a recent Metrostudy Residential Remodeling Index, several factors point to a rise in home improvement projects this season. Energy-Efficiency — With colder weather on the horizon, homeowners shudder at the thought of higher heating costs. They upgrade windows, layer... (more)

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