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Minimalist Organization Ideas to Declutter Your Home

9 minimalist home tips: things you need to start — or stop — doing right now. A clean, clutter-free home is totally doable. Just follow the minimalist home tips in this infographic: Minimalist Organization Ideas It’s really about what you … Continue reading

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What to Know About Your Credit Before Buying a Home

It’s not just whether you pay your bills on time that matters. This article was contributed by financial expert and blogger Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP, author, speaker, and founder of Workable Wealth. She provides financial coaching for individuals and couples … Continue reading

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5 Tasks Every Homeowner Should Do in January

Start looking for that contractor NOW if you want your project done by summer’s end. Whew. The holidays are done. The new year has rung in. That’s when smart homeowners know it’s time to do these five things that’ll save … Continue reading

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Things to Do When Moving Into a New House

Peace of mind begins with changing the locks. It’s easy to get super excited about moving into your new house. But for your own safety and security, be sure to cross these tasks off your checklist before you call the … Continue reading

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Is Hurricane Insurance Worth It?

We’re in the peak of the busiest hurricane season in years. Is your home properly insured? Hurricanes are a force to be reckoned with, especially since the season sticks around so long and does damage beyond coastal areas. For example, … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Save Money and Energy When You Do Laundry

Most families do more than 400 loads of laundry a year, costing upwards of $600. Trim those costs with these energy-saving tricks. Here’s a fun laundry room fact: The average American family washes 300 loads of laundry a year, spending as much … Continue reading

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HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Here’s an easy, doable preventive maintenance checklist to keep your heating and cooling system in top shape. It’s a good idea to hire an HVAC company to inspect and do maintenance on your system every fall and spring. They’ll do things … Continue reading

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4 Things Proactive Homeowners Do in September

Ah, September. The weather is changing, and we’re getting back to our normal, post-summer routines. It’s also a great time to give the house a little extra love and maintenance. Stain the Deck Help your deck field what winter throws at it … Continue reading

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17 Things to Never, Ever, EVER Do to Your House

Keep the vintage wallpaper, but upgrade that time- and money-draining retro thermostat to programmable. What may seem like a good idea often isn’t.  Here are 17 common mistakes new homeowners may make. #1 Get Rid of Your Only Tub If … Continue reading

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